John Lippert

Government, Fuel

California May Make a Formal Counter to Trump on Car, Truck Emissions

California Bridge David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

California is considering a formal, public counter-proposal to President Donald Trump’s proposed rollback of fuel and pollution requirements for cars and trucks.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Responds to Trump’s Call to Rescind State’s Authority

California California State Capitol (Getty Images)

Last week, President Donald Trump proposed gutting California’s unique ability to write greenhouse gas emission limits for cars and trucks.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
August 7, 2018
Government, Business

Automakers Group Decries Being Cast as Threat to US Security

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Auto manufacturers and suppliers based outside the United States condemned the Trump administration’s investigation into imports of cars and parts by portraying as absurd the idea that their products pose national security risks.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Toyota Pauses Robot-Car Program Citing Drivers’ Emotional Toll

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News

Toyota Motor Corp. has halted tests of its “Chauffeur” autonomous driving system on U.S. public roads after a Uber Technologies Inc. vehicle operating in autonomous mode under the supervision of a human safety driver struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, on March 18.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2018
Business, Equipment

Navistar Caps Turnaround With Overhaul of Top Truck

Troy Clarke, CEO of Navistar International Corp., stands for a photograph next to an International HX Series truck, right, at the company's headquarters in Lisle, Ill. (Christopher Dilts/ Bloomberg News)

Navistar International Corp. is rolling out the final installment of an all-new product lineup aimed at growing sales and keeping the once-struggling truck maker firmly in the black.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
March 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Toyota Adds $2.8 Billion to Software Push for Self-Driving Cars

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to spend $2.8 billion to make sure its system for writing the software for self-driving cars will be just as efficient as the factories that build them.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
March 5, 2018
Fuel

Toyota Puts Fuel-Cell Semi-Truck to Test at Los Angeles Port

Toyota Motor Corp.

The newest heavy-duty truck set to operate at the Port of Los Angeles emits an unusual byproduct that California could certainly use more of: water.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2017
Business

FedEx CEO Backed by Generals Tries to Nudge Trump on Fuel Rules

Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg News

To get Donald Trump to come around to tougher fuel-economy standards, a corporate titan is calling in the troops and following a battle plan that worked when George W. Bush was president.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2017
Business

At America’s Busiest Port, Robot Longshoremen Are the New Contenders

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

On one end of a dock at America’s busiest port, tractor-trailers haul containers through dense, stop-and-go traffic. Sometimes they collide. Sometimes the drivers must wait, diesel engines idling, as piles are unstacked to find the specific container they need.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
April 25, 2016
Business

VIA’s Lutz Expects to Sell 50,000 Plug-In Pickups Annually

George Frey, Bloomberg News

VIA Motors Inc., a closely held assembler of plug-in hybrid pickups, expects to sell 50,000 vehicles per year by 2018, Chairman Bob Lutz said.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2015