Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan pressed the U.S. Department of Energy in 2008 to write rules for electric-car loans that could have risked almost as much federal money as was lost when Solyndra LLC went bankrupt.
Nissan Motor Co. , aiming to become the world’s biggest producer of electric vehicles, said it is selling rechargeable Leaf hatchbacks to Enterprise Holdings Inc. for use in the rental-car company’s U.S. operations.
Nissan Motor Co. , aiming to be the world’s largest seller of electric cars, expects to deliver as many as 12,000 battery-powered Leaf hatchbacks to U.S. customers this year as orders are confirmed and production quickens.
U.S. auto-safety regulators are examining the safety of lithium-ion batteries that power all plug-in electric vehicles after a General Motors Co. Chevrolet Volt caught fire, people familiar with the probe said.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG’s BMW brand in August expandened its sales lead over Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus, delivering the most luxury models in the U.S. for a fifth straight month.