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As Electric Cars’ Prospects Brighten, Japan Fears Being Left Behind

The Japanese government has made managing the shift to next-generation vehicles a priority, but critics say its approach lacks focus. It has bet big on hydrogen fuel cells, an alternative technology to plug-in rechargeable batteries that is struggling to win ...

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Woman jolted by her $284 billion electric bill

Watt a shock! If you’ve ever groused about soaring utility costs, you’ve got nothing on Mary Horomanski, of Erie, Pa. Her December electric bill was more than $ 284 billion — yes, with a B. “My eyes just about popped ...

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Tesla Unveils an Electric Rival to Semi Trucks

He said the truck would be no less groundbreaking, claiming it would have a single-charge range of 500 miles, greater than many analysts had expected and enough to serve in many typical trucking routes. The truck can go from zero ...

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Fairfield Ponders a Future Without General Electric

Photo General Electric opened its Fairfield campus in 1974. Credit Christopher Capozziello for The New York Times FAIRFIELD, Conn. — As word spread last week that General Electric was moving its headquarters and some of its employees to Boston, residents ...

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First Mention: The Arrival of Electric Light

Since the early 19th century, inventors had been tinkering with various methods of using electricity to produce light. The New York Times first wrote of the technology on April 15, 1858. That day, “Our Own Correspondent” in Havana described celebrations ...

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