Business, Technology, Fuel

Lion Electric Appoints First Chief Legal Officer

Truck maker Lion Electric announced it appointed François Duquette chief legal officer, a newly created role.

April 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

EV Provider Arrival Goes Public

Arrival An Arrival van. (Arrival via YouTube)

Electric vehicle provider Arrival announced it became a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

April 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Detroit’s Empty Factories Can Help Win Electric Pickup War

Detroit The General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in 2018. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

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

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nidec to Supply Motors for Foxconn’s Electric Vehicle Initiative

Nidec Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images

Two newcomers to the electric-vehicle market, Nidec Corp. and Foxconn Technology Group’s automobile arm, unveiled an agreement on supplying electric powertrains — the collection of components including the motor, gears and drive shaft that propel a vehicle.

River Davis and Debby Wu | Bloomberg News
March 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Making Strides Toward Electrification

Electric FedEx is moving to an all-electric delivery fleet by 2040, with benchmarks for EV purchases by 2025. (FedEx Corp.)

Original equipment manufacturers, shippers and environmental activist groups are aligning behind the promised benefits of zero-emission trucks, and are encouraging the trucking industry to accelerate adoption of vehicles powered by alternatives to diesel.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 11, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biggest Electric School Bus Deal in US Approved in Maryland

Electric Bus A SAF T- Liner EC2 electric school bus, manufactured by Thomas Built Buses. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

A school system outside Washington is poised to become the nation’s biggest operator of electric school buses.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
February 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Xos Signs Distribution Deal With Thompson Truck Centers

Xos Fully electric model by XOS Trucks. (TT File Photo)

Xos, a manufacturer of electric commercial vehicles, announced a partnership with Thompson Truck Centers to distribute its trucks beginning in the second half of the year.

February 12, 2021
Business, Fuel

Volvo Group, Natso Add Plans for Greater Electric Deployments

Volvo A VNR Electric truck. (Volvo Truck North America)

Truck maker Volvo Group and the travel plaza trade group Natso separately announced additional steps to ensure they assist in the infrastructure development and broader deployment of electric trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 2, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden to Require Electric Trucks at USPS, Federal Agencies

A USPS mail truck (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News) USPS trucks like these could be replaced by electric vehicles under an order by President Biden. (Bing Guan/Blooomberg News)

President Joe Biden is preparing an executive order to marshal the federal government’s purchasing power by requiring that federal agencies — including the U.S. Postal Service — buy clean vehicles and renewable power, according to three people familiar with the matter, though the timing of the announcement isn’t clear.

January 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Bollinger Motors to Build Battery Packs for Its Electric Trucks

The Bollinger battery pack Bollinger Motors has filed a patent for a streamlined battery pack. (PR Newswire)

Oak Park, Mich.-based electric-vehicle startup Bollinger Motors on Oct. 15 said it will produce its own battery packs for its vehicles according to a new design it developed and for which it has submitted a patent.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
October 15, 2020