A Vietnamese company planning an electric vehicle plant in central North Carolina that would employ 7,500 workers met a milestone Friday as its top executive joined Gov. Roy Cooper and others for a ground-breaking ceremony.
Joby Aviation said this week that it got the green light to flight test its factory-made air taxi, which it hopes to launch commercially in 2025. It's one of several companies reaching for the skies.
North Carolina has accelerated past the 50,000 mark for electric vehicle registrations, but EV saturation in the Triad continues to lag behind the state as a whole.
Georgia recently nabbed an agreement for a $5 billion Rivian electric vehicle plant. Rivian is one of the hot new electric vehicle startups.
The White House this week outlined a plan to install electric vehicle charger nationwide, a step it says is vital to improving the accessibility and practicality of nontraditional vehicles.
It's not just passenger cars: Delivery companies are updating their vans and trucks with electric models as they look to save on fuel and cut maintenance costs.
An old General Motors plant is being retooled to make a battery-powered work truck, the Endurance. The local community is watching closely, hopeful for a resurgence of good jobs.
Lime is all about electric vehicles — battery-powered scooters, that is. But now the company is also going to use plug-in vans for behind-the-scenes operations. And it's far from alone.
The two companies expect to create more than 1,100 jobs in northeast Ohio. The new plant will be built near GM's Lordstown facility that was shuttered earlier this year.