Kyle Stock

Business, Technology, Fuel

Hyperion to Unveil Hydrogen-Powered Supercar, but Needs Investors

The Hyperion XP-1. The Hyperion XP-1. (YouTube)

With little more than sketches and not fully baked prototypes, a crowd of electric vehicle startups have rounded up billions from investors. Can that fundraising engine drive a hydrogen-powered car?

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
August 12, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Global EV Charging Stations Top 1 Million

A pedestrian passes an electric vehicle charging space in Germany on Jan. 13. A pedestrian passes an electric vehicle charging space in Germany on Jan. 13. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

The electric vehicle industry has quietly hit one of its biggest milestones to date, as the number of public charging plugs around the world ticks above the 1 million mark.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
August 5, 2020
Business, Technology

Electric Vehicles Buoyed by Backlog — and Fresh Air

Porsche automobiles make part of an installation outside the Porsche AG factory in Stuttgart, Germany on March 5. Porsche automobiles make part of an installation outside the Porsche AG factory in Stuttgart, Germany on March 5. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

As COVID-19 crunches car sales globally, a backlog of orders has helped electric vehicles maintain momentum in much of the world — better than gas-powered cars and trucks.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2020
Business, Technology

Will Jeep Gladiator Conquer Rivals in Pickup Truck Arena?

The Jeep Gladiator (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Americans bought 524,000 small, starter pickup trucks last year — about 1,400 a day — but not one of them had removable doors. In a few weeks, that small but noteworthy gap in the market will be filled by the Jeep Gladiator, a new rig that represents Fiat-Chrysler’s initial bid to re-enter one of the industry’s hottest segments.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
March 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Cars Still Trying to Navigate Bad Weather

WaveSense technology Technology from Boston-based WaveSense may solve the bad-weather conundrum autonomous vehicles face — that they can't read the road when it's covered with accumulated snow. (WaveSense)

As things stand today, the driverless car of the future can’t handle more than a dusting of snow.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

The Robot Delivery Vans Are Here

Nuro

The future of driverless driving looks like a giant toaster with a funny hat.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

NHTSA Scared This Self-Driving Entrepreneur Off the Road

Self-driving cars are getting closer by the day, but they won’t be coming from hacking phenomenon George Hotz.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2016
Business

With Two Truck Factories Humming, Ford Posts Massive July Sales

Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Ford appears to have finally found the right gear with its F-150 pickup, otherwise known as the moneymaker.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
August 4, 2015
Business

Ford's April Sales Reflect Surge in US Van Purchases

Ford Motor Co.

Ford sold more vans last month than it has in any April in almost 30 years, and U.S. van sales by unit have more than doubled in the past five years, according to data from Edmunds.com.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
May 7, 2015