Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

The Dawn of Electric Trucks

Electric Trucks Hyundai showcases its hydrogen fuel cell-powered HDC-6 Neptune concept trailer at NACV 2019. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The introduction of electric-powered commercial trucks continued to gain momentum in 2019 with more investment, more prototypes unveiled and more deployments in real-world freight operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Billionaires Investing in China’s Electric Cars Face Shakeout

Electric car The Xpeng G3. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Some of China’s wealthiest tycoons steered billions of dollars into electric car companies to fuel the country’s dreams of becoming a leader in the field. Now a reckoning may be looming as car sales slow and the government reduces subsidies for the nascent industry.

December 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Announces Battery Technology Available to All

Nikola Trevor Milton via Nikola Motor Co.

Nikola Corp. announced it has battery technology that would double the range of its heavy-duty trucks that are either fully electric or use a hydrogen fuel cell.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler’s New CEO Ola Kallenius Warns Shift to Electric Cars Will Be Painful

Daimler Kallenius speaks during the Mobility Conference on day two of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, earlier this year. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

Daimler AG’s new CEO warned there will be no quick fix for the automaker’s struggles to adapt to an era of self-driving, electric cars.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Sells Shuttered Lordstown, Ohio, Assembly Plant to Electric Vehicle Startup

Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant The GM plant in Lordstown. (Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg News)

Lordstown Motors Corp., the electric-truck startup formed specifically to save a shuttered Ohio car factory, has acquired the highly politicized plant from General Motors Co.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Infiniti Will Market Cars That Still Fill Up on Gas as Electric

Infiniti QX Inspiration concept vehicle sits on display in Detroit. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Infiniti bills itself as being a convention challenger, but the Nissan Motor Co. luxury-car division still sees the future of electrification much like the era of internal combustion.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
November 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Dana Announces Partnerships for Electric Vehicles

Dana's Steve Slesinski announces the company's new partnerships Dana Director of Product Planning Steve Slesinski announces the company's new partnerships. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Dana Inc. announced three partnerships intended to advance its electrified powertrain business, including one with an unidentified major North American commercial-vehicle manufacturer to supply complete e-powertrain systems for a medium-duty vehicle program beginning next year.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo, Geely to Merge Engine Units in Electric Car Push

Volvo, Geely plan to work together on electric cars.

Volvo Cars and China’s Geely plan to merge their engine operations into a stand-alone company, a step the Swedish automaker says will cut costs as it shifts to a fully electrified lineup.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Porsche, Tesla Compete on Electric Vehicle Speed

Porsche and Tesla compete on which company makes a faster electric car. A glass-effect badge sits on the rear of an all-electric Porsche AG Taycan Turbo S luxury automobile. (Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg News)

First there was derision. Then mockery turned into admiration. Now a battle is unfolding between the most revered names in the automobile world, Porsche and Tesla Inc., on one of the world’s most challenging racetracks.

September 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

BYD Selects Milea Truck as NYC Dealer

A BYD truck. The BYD T9 Class 8 truck. (BYD Motors Inc.)

BYD Motors Inc. announced Milea Truck Sales and Leasing as its fully authorized truck dealer to support the New York metropolitan area.

August 30, 2019