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Biden pitches US$174 billion electric vehicle plan in Michigan

U.S. President Joe Biden made the case for his US$174 billion electric vehicle plan, calling for government grants for new battery production facilities during a visit to a Ford Motor electric-vehicle plant in Michigan. He argues the United States is falling behind China, which is selling more EVs.

In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo a United Auto Workers assemblyman installs the front doors on a 2018 Ford F-150 truck being assembled at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Stellantis, Foxconn team up to make cars more connected

Carmaker Stellantis and Taiwan's Foxconn on Tuesday announced plans to develop a jointly operated automotive supplier focusing on technology to make vehicles more connected, including artificial intelligence-based applications and 5G communications.