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
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Walmart Accelerates Self-Driving Delivery

At the moment, the future of transportation is at the Walmart on Regional Airport Boulevard in Bentonville, Ark.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
November 8, 2021
Business

Rivian Aims to Appeal to Middle Ground

Rivian’s R1T electric pickup, the rig expected to hitch up an $80 billion IPO, is 217 inches long. That makes it almost 15 inches shorter than Ford Motor Co.’s world-beating F-150 and almost 7 inches longer than Ford’s midsized pickup, the Ranger.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Nuro to Build Autonomous EV Factory in Nevada

Nuro Inc., which has unmanned delivery pods scurrying around Southwestern streets, said that it will build a $40 million facility to assemble and test a new generation of autonomous vehicles in Nevada.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
August 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

The (Robot) Pizza Guy Is Here: Delivery Pods Gain Ground

While venture capitalists salivate over sentient transport trucks and robot SUVs that can safely navigate a Boston blizzard, some of the smartest self-driving engineers are making progress flipping chicken sandwiches.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Detroit’s Empty Factories Can Help Win Electric Pickup War

In the nascent electric pickup wars, Detroit won’t need tents.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2021