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Europe Frets U.S. Battery Factory Subsidies Will Hurt, Not Help

European leaders complained for years that the United States was not doing enough to fight climate change. Now that the Biden administration has devoted hundreds of billions of dollars to […]




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Australia Tries to Break Its Dependence on China for Lithium Mining

Deep in rural Western Australia, Pilbara Minerals’ vast processing plant looms above the red dirt, quivering as tons of a lithium ore slurry move through its pipes.The plant turns the […]




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In Norway, the Electric Vehicle Future Has Already Arrived

BAMBLE, Norway — About 110 miles south of Oslo, along a highway lined with pine and birch trees, a shiny fueling station offers a glimpse of a future where electric […]




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Backup Power: A Growing Need, if You Can Afford It

When frigid weather caused rolling blackouts on Christmas Eve across North Carolina, Eliana and David Mundula quickly grew worried about their 2½-week-old daughter, whom they had brought home days earlier […]




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Elon Musk Ramps Up A.I. Efforts, Even as He Warns of Dangers

In December, Elon Musk became angry about the development of artificial intelligence and put his foot down.He had learned of a relationship between OpenAI, the start-up behind the popular chatbot […]







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Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Rules Create ‘Chaos for Consumers’

Designed to accelerate the shift to electric cars among other climate goals, the Inflation Reduction Act has in practice made buying such vehicles a lot more complicated.In August, the law […]




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In China, a Big Auto Show Returns to a Country That Has Gone Electric

A hall showing off electric vehicles made by Nio, XPeng Motors, Zeekr and dozens of other Chinese companies was mobbed with visitors. An area nearby full of gasoline-powered cars by […]




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Price War Over Electric Cars Erupts in China

A cutthroat price war has erupted in the world’s largest automobile market.Within the span of a week in March, Volkswagen’s Chinese joint venture slashed prices on its ID.3 electric cars […]




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U.S. Car Brands Will Benefit Most From Electric Vehicle Tax Breaks

American brands like Tesla and General Motors will benefit most from rules that determine which electric vehicles qualify for tax credits starting on Tuesday. Foreign carmakers like Hyundai will be […]