N.Y. Times news on Electric and Hybrid vehicles

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NYT > Automobiles
  1. A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.
  2. Buying an electric car can be exciting and bewildering. Consider what kind of car you want and need and where you will charge.
  3. Recalls are common, but receiving a notice can still be unnerving. Here’s what to expect.
  4. Building cars from old fridges and junkyard parts, these tinkerers make the most of castoff materials to build an array of wild and impressive cars.
  5. Unser, who was afraid of heights, also captured the Pikes Peak climb race an unmatched 13 times.
  6. Stimulus payments, pent-up demand and low interest rates lifted sales and prices.
  7. Many truckers depend on the companionship of dogs, cats, birds, pigs — or even a hedgehog.
  8. The electric-car maker’s performance reflected increasing sales and production around the world.
  9. Almost every carmaker has had to curtail production, hampering the economic recovery.
  10. Hitting the targets could require a rapid shift to electric vehicles, the expansion of forests nationwide, development of complex new carbon-capture technology and many other changes, researchers said.
  11. Arrival, a developer of electric vans and buses, says it has come up with a cheaper way to build vehicles in small factories. But can it deliver on that promise?
  12. The pandemic has wreaked havoc in the rental car industry, leading to a shortage of cars and sticker shock for travelers. Here are some tips for finding an affordable one.
  13. “No one was driving the vehicle” when the car crashed and burst into flames, killing two men, a constable said.
  14. The “hot hatch” concept — sporty but practical, with plenty of horsepower — is being swallowed by (what else?) S.U.V.s.
  15. A recent court decision against a maker of aftermarket parts, coupled with the new possibility of criminal charges, has jolted an industry.