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Members of Ohio's congressional delegation came away with few answers after meeting Wednesday in Washington with the head of General Motors about the future of its shuttered Lordstown assembly plant.

It appears the United Auto Workers Union will not sign off on plans to sell the closed General Motors plant in Lordstown to Cincinnati-based eletric truck maker Workhorse Group. 

Plans are in the works to sell the closed General Motors plant in Lordstown to a company that intends to build electric trucks there.

A state lawmaker says in August, Honda will stop production on one second-shift assembly line at its plant in Marysville.

Columbus based American Electric Power says it plans to invest nearly 10 million dollars to help build electric vehicle charging stations. 

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The Columbus Division of Power is offering 200 thousand dollars in rebates to residents who install an electric vehicle (EV) charger at their homes.  

Ohio will spend more than half of its 75 million dollar share of the national legal settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal on technology to reduce air pollution.

Smart Columbus is offering taxi cab companies 30 thousand dollars in rebates to add electric vehicles to their fleets. 

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve new regulations governing the operation of microtransit vehicles.

The Smart Columbus initiative on Wednesday announced an incentive for developers and property owners to install electric vehicle charging stations.

Columbus residents will have a chance to test-drive electric cars without cost or obligation in October.

West Chester-based AK Steel Holding Corporation will receive up to 1.8 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop an advanced electrical steel that could be used in hybrid electric vehicles. 

Swedish home furnishing retailer Ikea says it will install three electric-vehicle charging stations at its Polaris store, which is currently under construction.

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More electric vehicle charging stations are coming to the Columbus area. Jim Letizia reports.  

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Ohio Governor John Kasich say an automotive testing facility near Columbus will get a 45 million dollar grant to expand as the state attempts to become a  leader in autonomous vehicle research and smart road technology. 


Carbon emitting vehicles are among the primary sources of the greenhouse gases that fuel global climate change.