November 27, 2020

Shockingly good deals to be had on the Bolt EV, folks.


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New cars are expensive, no matter which way you cut it. The average new vehicle’s price was on the rise even before the coronavirus pandemic caused a supply crunch, which sent new car prices even higher. When times are tough, Americans give used cars a really good look, and with good reason. Many times, the vehicles provide the same features and technology at far lower prices.

And used cars aren’t excluded from the numerous savings that occur on for Black Friday. iSeeCars sorted through 300,000 used vehicles from the 2015-2019 model years as of last week to get a pretty good idea of the best used car deals for Black Friday. On average, dealerships are ready to shave off $1,200 from a used car’s asking price, but scroll down below to see all of the best deals in greater detail.


Chevrolet Bolt EV

If you want to go electric, the Bolt EV is a sweet deal.


Chevrolet

The Chevy Bolt EV is a good little electric car. It’s not super-fancy inside, but it’s a bit of a range champ for the price, considering the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 doesn’t exist any longer. Already, used Bolt EVs are really affordable. As in, low-mile examples cost $15,000 in some cases. If you want to take on the electric lifestyle, this is a great opportunity with the average discount hovering at $1,901.


Nissan Versa

Cheap wheels.


Nissan

There’s good news and bad news for the used Nissan Versa deals out there. The good news is the Versa is very, very affordable with low-mileage cars that cost around $12,000. The bad news is this isn’t the current-generation Versa that looks a whole lot better and comes with a lot more equipment. But, for those looking for a steal on a nearly new car, the Versa isn’t the worst choice. The study shows average savings on the compact sedan around $1,000. If we had to pick a Versa here at Roadshow, the Versa Note is a lot better looking and doesn’t cost much more.


Toyota Sienna

Go home with a swagger wagon for Black Friday.


Toyota

Americans may be obsessed with SUVs, but you know what? There is nothing like a good minivan to haul lots of people, cargo and anything in between. The Toyota Sienna is a solid choice, and data shows used examples sit at dealership lots with an average savings of $1,800. Lower-mileage 2019 models still cost around $30,000, but if you dip a couple years backward, 2017 models are far more affordable in the mid- to lower $20,000 range. And Toyota is well known for strong residual values, which makes a used example a smart buy.


Kia Forte

More affordable transportation at

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New York City, NY: Nov. 27, 2020 – Published via (Wired Release)- Market.us recently updated imminent competitive report facilitates a deep dive into the Automotive Engine Sensor Market 2021 including assessment of business-centric facet viz. commercialization rate, concentration market ratio and popular marketing strategies. And also contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data, and statistically supported and industry-validated market data. The report offers an extensive analysis of the changing market dynamics, prescriptive trends along with the factors and parameters impacting it in both the short and long term, major segments, market player positioning, industry roadmap, pricing analysis, and competitive scenario.

The insightful research report on the Automotive Engine Sensor Market includes Porter’s Five Forces Analysis and SWOT Analysis to understand the factors impacting consumer and supplier behaviour. It’s used a suitable set of assumptions and methodologies for future projections till 2030. The overall market is split by the company, by country, and by application/type for the competitive landscape analysis. Furthermore, the report provides powerful suggestions and recommendations to help players create strong growth strategies and ensure impressive sales in the Automotive Engine Sensor Market.

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New York, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market Research Report by Power Capacity, by Application – Global Forecast to 2025 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05913434/?utm_source=GNW

The Global Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market is expected to grow from USD 38,318.73 Million in 2019 to USD 94,687.57 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.27%.

Market Segmentation & Coverage:
This research report categorizes the Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets:

Based on Power Capacity, the Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market studied across 100–250 KWh, 16–26 KWh, 46–75 Wh, More than 300 KWh, and –25 Wh.

Based on Application, the Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market studied across Automotive, Consumer Electronics, and Grid Energy & Industrial.

Based on Geography, the Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market studied across Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Americas region surveyed across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and United States. The Asia-Pacific region surveyed across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. The Europe, Middle East & Africa region surveyed across France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.

Company Usability Profiles:
The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market including Automotive Energy Supply Corporation, Blue Energy Co. Ltd., GA Yuasa Corporation, Hitachi Chemical Corporation, Johnson Controls Inc., LG Chem Ltd., Panasonic Corp., SAFT, Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., and Toshiba Corp..

FPNV Positioning Matrix:
The FPNV Positioning Matrix evaluates and categorizes the vendors in the Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market on the basis of Business Strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Product Satisfaction (Value for Money, Ease of Use, Product Features, and Customer Support) that aids businesses in better decision making and understanding the competitive landscape.

Competitive Strategic Window:
The Competitive Strategic Window analyses the competitive landscape in terms of markets, applications, and geographies. The Competitive Strategic Window helps the vendor define an alignment or fit between their capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. During a forecast period, it defines the optimal or favorable fit for the vendors to adopt successive merger and acquisition strategies, geography expansion, research & development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth.

Cumulative Impact of COVID-19:
COVID-19 is an incomparable global public health emergency that has affected almost every industry, so for and, the long-term effects projected to impact the industry growth during the forecast period. Our ongoing research amplifies our research framework to ensure the inclusion of underlaying COVID-19 issues and potential paths forward. The report is delivering insights on COVID-19 considering the changes in consumer behavior and demand, purchasing patterns, re-routing of the supply chain, dynamics of current market forces, and the significant interventions of governments. The updated study provides insights, analysis, estimations, and forecast, considering

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Nov 27, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
Automotive sensors monitor and management the chemical, physical and method changes of the cars. Sensors square measure accustomed minimize the fuel consumption, reduce onboard weight of car and comply with government laws towards the passenger’s safety.

The Global Automotive Sensor Market is expected to exceed more than US$ 5 Billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 23% in the given forecast period.

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The report covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Denso Corporation (Japan), Valeo Pvt. Ltd (France), Delphi Automotive LLP (UK), Hitachi Appliances Inc. (Japan), Continental AG Corporation (Germany), Sensata Technologies Inc. (US), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Autoliv Inc. (US), NXP semiconductors (US), and STMicroelectronics N.V (Switzerland). Company profile includes assign such as company summary, financial summary, business strategy and planning, SWOT analysis and current developments.

The Global Automotive Sensor Market is segmented on the lines of its sensor type, application and regional. Based on sensor type segmentation it covers Temperature Sensors, Position Sensors, Oxygen Sensors, Nox Sensors, Speed Sensors, Inertial Sensors, Image Sensors and Other Sensors. Based on application it covers Power train, Chassis, Exhaust, Safety and Control, Application, Body Electronics, Telematics and Others. Global Automotive Sensor Market on geographic segmentation covers various regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. Each geographic market is further segmented to provide market revenue for select countries such as the U.S., Canada, U.K. Germany, China, Japan, India, Brazil, and GCC countries.

The scope of the report includes a detailed study of Global Automotive Sensor Market with the reasons given for variations in the growth of the industry in certain regions.

This report provides:

1) An overview of the global market for Global Automotive Sensor Market and related technologies.
2) Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, estimates for 2016 and 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2024.
3) Identifications of new market opportunities and targeted promotional plans for Global Automotive Sensor Market.

4) Discussion of research and development, and the demand for new products and new applications.
5) Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry.

The restraining factors of Global Automotive Sensor Market­ are as follows:

  • High development cost including raw material cost

The major driving factors of Global Automotive Sensor Market are as follows:

  • Increasing use of sensors in hybrid and electrical cars
  • Favorable legislations to be used of automotive sensors
  • Consumer issues regarding vehicle security and atmosphere safety (includes image sensor)

The Global Automotive Sensor Market has been segmented as below:

The Global Automotive Sensor Market is segmented on the Basis of Application Type, Sensor Type and Regional Analysis. By Application Type this market is segmented on the basis of Power train, Chassis,, Exhaust, Safety and

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Philadelphia police reported several shootings on Thursday evening and early Friday morning, including one fatality.



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A Hispanic man, about 30 years old, was shot in the back and neck at 9:15 p.m. Thursday at the 1900 block of East Somerset Street. He was taken to Temple University Hospital by police and was listed in stable condition.

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Earlier Thursday night, another shooting took place at 21st and West Westmoreland Streets at 8:45 p.m.. A 41-year-old Black man was shot in the left arm, left leg and stomach. He was taken to Temple University Hospital by police and was listed in stable condition.

Shortly after midnight Friday, a man was shot and killed inside his home in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia. Police responded to the 5200 block of Catharine Street around 12:30 a.m. and found the 48-year-old man shot in the stomach. He later died at a hospital.

Separately, police reported a fatal automobile collision Friday afternoon.

A 25-year-old woman died in a car crash on the 1400 block of East Erie Avenue just after noon. She was driving westbound in a green Chrysler when she collided with another driver, a 55-year-old woman in a white Toyota who was attempting to make a left turn.

The 25-year-old died at the scene, and the 55-year-old was taken to Temple University Hospital. Her condition is unknown.

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New York, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Automotive Metal Market Research Report by Product, by Application, by End Use – Global Forecast to 2025 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05913436/?utm_source=GNW

The Global Automotive Metal Market is expected to grow from USD 82,260.14 Million in 2019 to USD 118,795.63 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.31%.

Market Segmentation & Coverage:
This research report categorizes the Automotive Metal to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets:

Based on Product, the Automotive Metal Market studied across Aluminum, Magnesium, and Steel.

Based on Application, the Automotive Metal Market studied across Body Structure, Power Train, and Suspension.

Based on End Use, the Automotive Metal Market studied across Commercial Cars and Passenger Cars.

Based on Geography, the Automotive Metal Market studied across Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Americas region surveyed across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and United States. The Asia-Pacific region surveyed across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. The Europe, Middle East & Africa region surveyed across France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.

Company Usability Profiles:
The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Automotive Metal Market including ArcelorMittal S.A., Essar Group, Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd, Nippon Steel Group, Novelis Inc., POSCO, Tata Steel Limited, Thyssenkrupp AG, United States Steel Corporation, and Voestalpine AG.

FPNV Positioning Matrix:
The FPNV Positioning Matrix evaluates and categorizes the vendors in the Automotive Metal Market on the basis of Business Strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Product Satisfaction (Value for Money, Ease of Use, Product Features, and Customer Support) that aids businesses in better decision making and understanding the competitive landscape.

Competitive Strategic Window:
The Competitive Strategic Window analyses the competitive landscape in terms of markets, applications, and geographies. The Competitive Strategic Window helps the vendor define an alignment or fit between their capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. During a forecast period, it defines the optimal or favorable fit for the vendors to adopt successive merger and acquisition strategies, geography expansion, research & development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth.

Cumulative Impact of COVID-19:
COVID-19 is an incomparable global public health emergency that has affected almost every industry, so for and, the long-term effects projected to impact the industry growth during the forecast period. Our ongoing research amplifies our research framework to ensure the inclusion of underlaying COVID-19 issues and potential paths forward. The report is delivering insights on COVID-19 considering the changes in consumer behavior and demand, purchasing patterns, re-routing of the supply chain, dynamics of current market forces, and the significant interventions of governments. The updated study provides insights, analysis, estimations, and forecast, considering the COVID-19 impact on the market.

The

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New York, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market Research Report by Power Capacity, by Application – Global Forecast to 2025 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05913434/?utm_source=GNW

The Global Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market is expected to grow from USD 38,318.73 Million in 2019 to USD 94,687.57 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.27%.

Market Segmentation & Coverage:
This research report categorizes the Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets:

Based on Power Capacity, the Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market studied across 100–250 KWh, 16–26 KWh, 46–75 Wh, More than 300 KWh, and –25 Wh.

Based on Application, the Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market studied across Automotive, Consumer Electronics, and Grid Energy & Industrial.

Based on Geography, the Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market studied across Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Americas region surveyed across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and United States. The Asia-Pacific region surveyed across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. The Europe, Middle East & Africa region surveyed across France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.

Company Usability Profiles:
The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market including Automotive Energy Supply Corporation, Blue Energy Co. Ltd., GA Yuasa Corporation, Hitachi Chemical Corporation, Johnson Controls Inc., LG Chem Ltd., Panasonic Corp., SAFT, Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., and Toshiba Corp..

FPNV Positioning Matrix:
The FPNV Positioning Matrix evaluates and categorizes the vendors in the Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Market on the basis of Business Strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Product Satisfaction (Value for Money, Ease of Use, Product Features, and Customer Support) that aids businesses in better decision making and understanding the competitive landscape.

Competitive Strategic Window:
The Competitive Strategic Window analyses the competitive landscape in terms of markets, applications, and geographies. The Competitive Strategic Window helps the vendor define an alignment or fit between their capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. During a forecast period, it defines the optimal or favorable fit for the vendors to adopt successive merger and acquisition strategies, geography expansion, research & development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth.

Cumulative Impact of COVID-19:
COVID-19 is an incomparable global public health emergency that has affected almost every industry, so for and, the long-term effects projected to impact the industry growth during the forecast period. Our ongoing research amplifies our research framework to ensure the inclusion of underlaying COVID-19 issues and potential paths forward. The report is delivering insights on COVID-19 considering the changes in consumer behavior and demand, purchasing patterns, re-routing of the supply chain, dynamics of current market forces, and the significant interventions of governments. The updated study provides insights, analysis, estimations, and forecast, considering

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LONDON–(Business Wire)–Technavio has been monitoring the fuel cells market for the automotive industry and it is poised to grow by 1,695.29 MW during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 25% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, however, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. COVID-19 will have a low impact on the fuel cells market for the automotive industry. The market growth in 2020 is likely to increase compared to the market growth in 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Based on segmentation by application, which is the leading segment in the market?

    The light-duty vehicles segment led the market in 2019.
  • What are the major trends in the market?

    Reduction in the cost of fuel cell systems is one of the key trends in the market.
  • At what rate is the market projected to grow?

    The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of almost 25% during 2020-2024.
  • Who are the top players in the market?

    Ballard Power Systems Inc., Cummins Inc., ElringKlinger AG, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Pte. Ltd., Intelligent Energy Ltd., Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology BV, Nuvera Fuel Cells LLC, Oorja Corp., Plug Power Inc., and PowerCell Sweden AB are the top players in the market.
  • What are the key market drivers and challenges?

    The market is driven by the increased demand for efficient and cleaner fuel. However, the lack of refueling infrastructures for FCEVs might hamper growth.
  • How big is the APAC market?

    The APAC region led the market in 2019 with a 52% market share.

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The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Ballard Power Systems Inc., Cummins Inc., ElringKlinger AG, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Pte. Ltd., Intelligent Energy Ltd., Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology BV, Nuvera Fuel Cells LLC, Oorja Corp., Plug Power Inc., and PowerCell Sweden

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Online videos are the new owner’s manual for many car owners. What does the check engine light mean? Google it. How do you change the clock? Find a video on YouTube.

Or, as a growing number of automakers would like you to do, look it up using the touchscreen on your vehicle’s center console.

That’s precisely what Ford is hoping customers will do with the redesigned Ford F-150, the forthcoming Mustang Mach-E electric crossover and all other coming models equipped with the automaker’s Sync 4 infotainment system.

Ford is dumping the traditional owner’s manual in those vehicles, choosing instead to make the information accessible on the touchscreen.

The only physical material about the vehicle that will be provided for free in the 2021 F-150 and Mach-E will be a booklet on how to perform certain critical activities, such as what to do if the vehicle has run out of power.

It’s about a quarter of the size of the previous manual and will include information on how to jump-start the vehicle or how to change the tires, for example. Full copies of the physical manual will be available for purchase, though Ford said it hadn’t yet set a price.

F-150 shuffles away from papers

“This is the start of a wave of everybody moving in this direction,” said Craig Schmatz, chief program engineer of the F-150, the perennial best-selling vehicle in the country.

“We’ll look back on the paper copies in a few years and wonder why we hadn’t moved to digital copies sooner.”

Khalal Walker is already wondering why. The software engineer from Sacramento, California, recently noticed the check engine light on his 2014 Buick LaCrosse was on.

Rather than reaching for the owner’s manual, he tapped out a YouTube search on his iPhone. He used that knowledge to fix and replace a missing part.

“I was able to diagnose it and not have to send it to the shop, so I can fix it myself,” he said. “I don’t think I’ve ever opened my glove box for the owner’s manual.”

Tesla was among the first to lead the way. The electric vehicle maker has gone full digital, eliminating the paper version of its owner’s manuals and including the relevant information in the infotainment system of its vehicles.

While Walker is receptive to the idea of getting rid of the traditional owner’s manual, others might not be so ready to see it go.

“I, for one, would be very upset,” said Dan Albert, author of “Are We There Yet?: The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless.” “I’m obviously the kind of guy who reads the manual.”

But Albert recognizes that it has become impractical for many drivers.

“There’s so many things where it’s just easier to Google it and maybe watch a YouTube video of it than to try to actually go through the manual,” he said. “The reality is, we’re not reading the owner’s manual.”

If owner’s manuals go away, it would qualify as a full-circle moment of

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Electric vehicle advocates are ramping up efforts to lobby Republicans in the new Congress, hoping to push through policies such as expanded tax incentives that have long been held up by partisan politics.

One of the industry’s main blockades is about to be removed: The Trump White House had vigorously opposed climate policies that would help electric cars, especially beefing up federal tax credits that would help consumers purchase the pricier vehicles.

President-elect Joe Biden has said restoring and expanding the tax incentives is a top priority. He is seeking to aggressively boost electric cars, key to curbing vehicle emissions as part of his climate agenda.

His climate plan promised to “restore the full electric vehicle tax credit” and ensure the incentive is “designed to target middle class consumers and, to the greatest extent possible, to prioritize the purchase of vehicles made in America.” Biden has also pledged to build out more than 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations.

He will need Congress to do it, though, and especially Republicans, given the slim margin in the House and even narrower partisan split in the Senate.

So far, there are only a handful of Republican lawmakers who have publicly backed more tax credits for electric cars.

Those include more centrist Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and retiring Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who co-sponsored a bill last year that would expand the electric vehicle tax credits to allow more cars per manufacturer to be eligible. The current tax credits allow the first 200,000 vehicles sold by each manufacturer to qualify. Tesla and General Motors have already hit that cap.

A few GOP congressmen with electric vehicle manufacturing plants in their districts, such as Rep. Darin LaHood, whose Illinois district houses the plant for EV startup Rivian, have also said they support the tax incentives.

A larger group of conservative senators, however, has suggested plans to eliminate the tax credits or restrict them. They argue the tax credits benefit richer people already inclined to buy a more pricey electric car.

Those lawmakers also say auto manufacturers no longer need the tax credit, given how much investment is going into electric models. For example, General Motors announced earlier this month it would invest an additional $27 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles, eclipsing its investment in gas- and diesel-powered cars. Tesla has become the most valuable car company in the world, and this week, its market cap rose above $500 billion for the first time. CEO Elon Musk also surpassed Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the world’s second richest man this week.

Even so, the electric vehicle market share was just above 2% in the U.S. in 2019.

Electric vehicle advocates are hoping to appeal to Republicans with a wider tent of supportive industries and a “full system” approach to the electric car supply chain.

Earlier this month, a group of electric car companies, major utilities, and minerals producers banded together to launch the Zero Emission Transportation Association, targeting 100% electric car sales in

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