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Climate Matters

Climate Matters

NewsPlexus Media
Feb 6, 2020
Britain announced Tuesday that it plans to ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars by 2035 — five years earlier than its previous target — in a bid to speed up efforts to tackle climate change. The announcement was timed to coincide with the launch of Britain's plans for the United Nations' climate summit, known as COP26, which is scheduled to be held in Glasgow in November.

The Main Street Journal

The Main Street Journal

NewsPlexus Media
Feb 6, 2020
Eight months after it seemed headed for the corporate junkyard, Tesla is now worth more than General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler combined, even though the Big Three together sell more cars and trucks in two weeks than Tesla does in a whole year. In a reversal of fortune analysts find amazing if not nutty, the stock of the electric vehicle and solar panel maker has rocketed to nearly $900, up over 30% in just the past two days.

The Main Street Journal

The Main Street Journal

NewsPlexus Media
Sep 22, 2019
If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble. Gone would be thousands of jobs at engine and transmission plants across the industrial Midwest, replaced by smaller workforces at squeaky-clean mostly automated factories that mix up chemicals to make batteries.

The Main Street Journal

The Main Street Journal

NewsPlexus Media
Sep 5, 2019
By the 2025 model year, nearly all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will come with electronic alerts to remind people to not leave children behind in the back seats. Twenty automakers representing 98% of new vehicles sold have agreed to install reminders in an effort to stop heatstroke deaths. So far this year 39 children have died in the U.S. after being left alone in cars during hot weather. The advocacy group Kids and Cars says a record 54 children were killed last year.

In Other News

In Other News

NewsPlexus Media
Jul 4, 2019
Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94.

The Main Street Journal

The Main Street Journal

NewsPlexus Media
Jun 14, 2019
As the trucking industry struggles with a driver shortage, the president of a major lobby placed part of the blame on wider acceptance by states of marijuana use. American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear told lawmakers at a Wednesday hearing that legalization of recreational marijuana by states is making it harder for the industry to find drug-free drivers. Still, low pay and poor working conditions are also hurdles to industry recruitment, according to a union leader.

New York State Government

New York State Government

NewsPlexus Media
May 18, 2019
New York is poised to become the 20th state to require backseat passengers of all ages wear to seat belts or risk incurring a fine.

New York State Government

New York State Government

NewsPlexus Media
Apr 29, 2019
New Yorkers are buying electric vehicles at a record pace — and a new NYSERDA report suggests building on that increase could provide as much as $5.1 billion in net “societal benefits” by 2030.

Science and Technology News

Science and Technology News

NewsPlexus Media
Apr 23, 2019
Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company's electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to create a network of robotic taxis to compete against Uber and other ride-hailing services.

The Main Street Journal

The Main Street Journal

NewsPlexus Media
Apr 23, 2019
Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company's electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to create a network of robotic taxis to compete against Uber and other ride-hailing services.