Government, Business, Technology, Safety

How High Temperatures Break Down Electric Car Batteries

Electric vehicles, great for combating climate change, don’t do well in extreme heat. It’s a paradox being thrown into relief as multiple U.S. states bake under heat waves.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

New EV Models Drive Up North American Factory Production

North American factories cranked out 219,000 battery-powered cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, a 39% increase over the year-earlier period.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Ford’s F-150 Leaves Tough Choices for EV Tax Credits

While the average gasoline-powered F-150 now sells for almost $63,000 — 25% more than five years ago — the electric version commands a premium of almost 30% over that.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
April 21, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Solar Roofs Are Being Used to Power EVs

The immediate future of solar-powered vehicles is becoming clear: smaller, lighter, cheaper systems built to subtly augment electric driving, rather than power it in full. 

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2023
Business, Technology

North American EV Production Slowly Catches Up to Demand

Electric vehicle production in North America is finally creeping up on EV demand, as automakers like Volkswagen, Ford, Lucid and Rivian hustle to close the output gap with front-runner Tesla.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2023
Business, Technology

Automakers Eye Market for Small Electric Pickups

Having zipped from six-figure sedans to Costco-crushing SUVs, electrification is finally zeroing in on the auto industry’s most esoteric form: the tiny pickup truck.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucking Startup Gatik Is Ditching the Driver in Canada

San Francisco tourists, Phoenix suburbanites and now Canadian bacon — the list of driverless cargo keeps growing.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Electric Cars Have a Big Tire Conundrum

The Lucid Air Dream Edition travels up to 520 miles on a charge, more than any electric vehicle on the market by a wide margin. If a buyer chooses the larger, 21-inch wheels, however, 39 of those miles vanish — a 7.5% range penalty.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
August 22, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

The Big EV Charging Mystery: How Long Does It Take?

How long does it take to “fill up” an electric car? Well, that depends on the car … and the charger … and how many other cars are plugged into the charger … and how full the battery is to begin with … and, oh yeah, the weather matters, too.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Hertz Plans EV Fleet Expansion With 65,000 Polestars

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. plans to buy 65,000 electric vehicles from Polestar over the next five years, a bet that its renters are both EV-curious and eager to drive brands beyond Tesla.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2022