Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Steals Tesla’s Thunder With Heavy-Duty Electric Truck

Daimler Trucks

Daimler AG is jumping the gun on Tesla Inc. by showing off a battery-powered heavy-duty truck weeks before the California electric-car maker’s own planned unveiling, in a sign of the growing rivalry between the companies.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hybrid Truck Startup XL Gets $22 Million From Exelon, Ikea

XL Hybrids Inc.

XL Hybrids Inc. won $22 million in venture capital funding led by units of Exelon Corp. and Ikea Group to accelerate sales of its hybrid-electric delivery trucks.

Chris Martin | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

VW to Roll Out Electric Trucks, Buses in $1.7 Billion Project

Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG is flanking its push into electric cars with plans to roll out battery-powered commercial vehicles targeted at urban areas as growing public concerns about air quality boost demand.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla’s Model 3 Bottlenecks Delay Unveiling of Semi-Truck

A plug sits connected to a Tesla Inc. Model X electric automobile at a charging point in a parking lot in Frankfurt, Germany. Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. pushed back the reveal of its semi-truck by three weeks as CEO Elon Musk focuses on boosting production of the cheaper sedan that the electric-car maker is counting on to dramatically increase sales.

Anne Riley Moffat | Bloomberg News
October 10, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

California Considers Following China With Combustion-Engine Car Ban

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The internal combustion engine’s days may be numbered in California, where officials are mulling whether a ban on sales of polluting autos is needed to achieve long-term targets for cleaner air.

Ryan Beene and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
September 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Trucks Backs StoreDot Fast-Charging Battery Startup


Daimler AG’s truck division is investing in Israeli battery-technology startup StoreDot Ltd., tapping into a supplier that seeks to enable electric vehicles to recharge as quickly as combustion-powered models can refuel.

Gwen Ackerman and Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Rolls Out Electric Truck in New York


Daimler Trucks is trying to gain a foothold in the nascent electric-truck market with short-range haulers that can make New York City’s clogged streets cleaner and quieter.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Tesla to Reveal ‘Beast’ Semi-Truck in October, Elon Musk Says

Elon Musk, CEO for Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), pauses while speaking during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg News

Silicon Valley automaker Tesla is tentatively set to reveal its electric semi-truck in October, CEO Elon Musk said

September 14, 2017
Government, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Electric Trucks Will Help ‘Kill Dirty Diesel,’ California Lawmakers Say

Ken James/Bloomberg News

Parked east of the California Capitol steps was a long line of vehicles as clean as they were large, including a yellow school bus, a UPS delivery truck and an AC Transit bus — all with electric or hybrid motors.

Katy Murphy | East Bay (Calif.) Times
August 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

DHL, Ford Unveil Jointly Made Electric Delivery Van

Electric Van Oliver Berg/dpa via AP

Deutsche Post DHL Group and automaker Ford have unveiled a jointly manufactured electric delivery van amid growing demand for emission-free utility vehicles.

August 16, 2017