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N.Y. Times news on Electric and Hybrid vehicles

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  1. The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.
  2. Twenty months into his term, California’s governor faces a pandemic and an environmental crisis. He speaks to Kara Swisher about his plan to save the “state of resistance.”
  3. Tesla said it was working on advances that would lower the cost of batteries and increase their capacity to store energy.
  4. A biking accident left Kirk Williams paralyzed, but he has traveled widely and inspired others to follow in his tire tracks.
  5. Trevor Milton, founder and executive chairman of Nikola, resigned after an investment fund accused him of making false assertions about his company’s technology.
  6. Using algorithms, tech companies are helping insurers speed up the process after an accident, make it more accurate and keep estimators out of the field — a plus during a pandemic.
  7. For six decades, a small-block Chevy has powered the dreams of hot-rodders and Corvettes, and plenty of other cars, even a Ford Mustang.
  8. Japanese prosecutors say the former car executive helped Mr. Ghosn conceal his pay. For the world, the country’s court system itself could face judgment.
  9. Driven by an early fascination with the American West, a photographer set off to travel part of America’s most celebrated highway.
  10. Defying the pandemic, the German carmaker began producing a new S-Class, one of its biggest moneymakers. But can it catch up to Tesla?
  11. Eager to avoid public transit and Uber, and to save money, buyers are emptying dealerships.
  12. Its Formula 1 team is in a slump, but the company C.E.O., Louis Camilleri, is making changes that he says will eventually pay off.
  13. Autos worth $500 or less have competed for 15 years in a circuslike race called 24 Hours of Lemons. Now electric vehicles have been invited, with no limit on spending.
  14. The ex-president of the United Auto Workers was charged with using union funds for personal expenses. The case is part of a long federal investigation.
  15. With deliveries surging during the pandemic, carriers like UPS and FedEx and companies like Amazon are renewing their push toward electric vehicles.