GM, eyeing Tesla, makes headway on battery factory
General Motors Co. said yesterday that it's preparing for construction of its large battery plant, a sign that the company intends to compete with Tesla Inc. in making electric vehicles in spite of the economic downturn.
Analysts: Crisis will spark 'electrification of transport'
A consensus is emerging that the coronavirus crisis might pause, but not stop, the global march toward electric vehicles, as the bloodletting in the auto industry leaves them in a stronger position than before.
Solar industry to lose over a third of jobs by July — report
The leading trade group for U.S. solar energy estimated today that the disruption from the coronavirus would cause the industry to lose 38% of its workforce in the first half of this year.
How lockdowns boost renewables and harm coal
As coronavirus lockdowns encircled the globe from January to March, something surprising happened on the electric grid. Renewable energy had the romp of its short life, while coal withered.
Elon Musk defies COVID-19 order, restarts production
Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk said he would stand shoulder to shoulder with his auto factory workers as they restarted production yesterday in defiance of a local coronavirus lockdown order.