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Kyiv Faces Lengthier Blackouts as Russia Keeps Up Assault on Ukraine’s Electric Grid
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Kyiv Faces Lengthier Blackouts as Russia Keeps Up Assault on Ukraine’s Electric Grid

Updated Oct. 27, 2022 10:38 am ET Listen to article (1 minute) Kyiv residents are facing prolonged blackouts, after Russian airstrikes again hit the Ukrainian electric system overnight, further degrading the country’s ability to keep the lights on. Yasno, a Ukrainian energy company, wrote on Facebook on Thursday that Russia had again hit the power...

Cars are still cars—even when they’re electric
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Cars are still cars—even when they’re electric

When Biden arrived at General Motors, he jumped behind the wheel not of a Bolt, the company’s electric subcompact car, but the new Hummer EV, a vehicle that’s the embodiment of everything wrong with the trajectory of vehicle design in the past couple of decades. After taking it for a spin, he declared, “That Hummer’s...

Electric School Bus Fleet Will Quadruple with $1 Billion in Funding
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Electric School Bus Fleet Will Quadruple with $1 Billion in Funding

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it would send nearly $1 billion to school districts to buy more than 2,300 electric school buses. The chunk of funds—from last year’s bipartisan infrastructure law—is an historic investment in the country’s young fleet of school buses that run on batteries. It will more than quadruple the current fleet...

EPA awarding nearly $1 billion to schools for electric buses
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EPA awarding nearly $1 billion to schools for electric buses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 400 school districts spanning all 50 states and Washington, D.C., along with several tribes and U.S. territories, are receiving roughly $1 billion in grants to purchase about 2,500 “clean” school buses under a new federal program. The Biden administration is making the grants available as part of a wider effort to...

Puerto Rico’s battle to fix the electric grid
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Puerto Rico’s battle to fix the electric grid

Bad Bunny has made a practice of yelling “fuck Luma” at concerts — a reference to the private firm that currently manages Puerto Rico’s grid. The biggest rapper in the world is regularly protesting a power company. But the issue is decided in a more mundane arena. Housed in a curved concrete tower in downtown...

In-wheel motors could be the future of electric cars
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In-wheel motors could be the future of electric cars

London CNN Business  —  In 1900, Ferdinand Porsche and Ludwig Lohner unveiled an electric car with battery-powered motors attached to its front wheels. It was seen as a sensation, but the technology never took off as petrol cars accelerated to world domination. More than a century later, in-wheel motors are making a comeback. Mounted in...

Joe Biden celebrates first $1 billion for electric school buses, but bus drivers aren’t cheering
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Joe Biden celebrates first $1 billion for electric school buses, but bus drivers aren’t cheering

The Biden administration on Wednesday identified school districts that will receive nearly $1 billion over the next year to purchase new zero-emission school buses and charging stations. The money will go to nearly 400 school districts across 50 states, the District of Columbia and several Tribes and U.S. territories to purchase more than 2,400 clean...

Hyundai breaks ground on $5.5 billion electric car plant in Georgia
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Hyundai breaks ground on $5.5 billion electric car plant in Georgia

A robotic dog delivered a champagne toast and Georgia’s governor and junior US senator shared a brief bipartisan celebration ahead of high-stakes elections as Hyundai Motor Group broke ground Tuesday on its first US plant dedicated to making electric vehicles. Just five months after Hyundai announced the USD 5.5 billion manufacturing plant...