WASHINGTON/SEOUL, Aug 13 (Reuters) – South Korea’s Samsung SDI Co Ltd (006400.KS) is considering building a battery plant in central Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin told reporters on Thursday. Durbin said Samsung is in discussions to build a battery plant in Normal, Illinois, according to a video of the press conference posted on the Pantagraph newspaper website. Electric-vehicle…Read More
By Crusader Staff Make no mistake: the climate crisis is here. While some of its worst and most visible impacts from the devastating fires currently ravaging the West Coast to the l.2 trillion tons of ice melting each year may seem like distant problems, climate change is also causing insidious and deadly blows that are…Read More
WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with Ford North America CEO Kumar Galhortra and Lion Electric CEO Marc Bedard to discuss federal priorities in electric vehicle (EV) production and infrastructure. Durbin spoke about his efforts to secure federal funding for EVs in the bipartisan infrastructure deal and a potential reconciliation bill….Read More
The state should try to win plants for Rivian and other manufacturers.
Rob Kelter, senior attorney at the Environmental Law & Policy Center, talks with host Amy Guth about what it will take to get consumers to transition away from gas-powered cars.Read More
CHICAGO (WLS) — A number of electric vehicles are at this year’s Chicago Auto show, including Kia’s E-6 and the Ford F-150 Lightning.Read More
Rivian Automotive’s workforce has tripled over the past seven months, bringing a hotbed of activity to the area surrounding the sprawling electric vehicle factory on the outskirts of Normal.Read More
Rising from the ashes, a once abandoned auto plant may signal an amazing economic opportunity for our state. Six years ago, the last Mitsubishi worker clocked out at the sprawling plant in Normal. Thousands of jobs were gone and a massive, empty building haunted the I-55 roadside. Then, there was nothing short of an economic…Read More
Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale’s automotive technology program is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) education.
Children’s health needs to be a priority. So when talking about higher prices for zero-emission electric school buses, we need to look at zero pollution school buses as an investment in lifelong health, not a cost.Read More