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Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Audi Challenges Tesla in Electric SUV Market

Audi logo closeup (Matthias Schrader/AP)

Audi introduced its first electric SUV on Sept. 17 in California, where its primary competition, Tesla, is based. Audi also has struck a deal with online retailer Amazon to provide equipment for recharging the new midsize SUV, according to a report by Reuters.

Brian Niemietz | New York Daily News
September 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Strong Growth Expected in EV Charging Stations

Row of electric cars at charging stations Getty Images

Electric vehicle charging continues to surge, a move that will only hasten the adoption of electric cars and other vehicles such as commercial trucks. ChargePoint, which manages a network of EV charging locations worldwide, has pledged to build out 2½ million public charging ports by 2025, with roughly half of those in North America and half in Europe.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Pittsburgh to Receive Eight New Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

Charging Stations A Duquesne Light Co. truck at Pittsburgh's National Drive Electric Week. (AdamSolarRides via Youtube)

Pittsburgh Parking Authority garages will see nearly double the number of electric vehicle charging stations through a gift from Duquesne Light Co.

Bob Bauder | The Tribune-Review, Greensburg (Pa.)
September 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

GM Invests Additional $28 Million in Battery Lab

Logo on Chevrolet Volt Gene J. Puskar/AP

With plans to launch 20 new electric vehicles globally by 2023, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the automaker will make “major enhancements” to its battery lab in Warren, Mich.

Benjamin Raven | MLive.com, Walker, Mich.
September 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Eaton to Invest $500 Million in New eMobility Business

Eaton Corp. building (Eaton Corp.)

Power management company Eaton Corp. announced plans to invest $500 million over the next five years in its new eMobility business to develop smart diagnostic technologies, intelligent power electronics and predictive monitoring for a range of electrified vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2018
Business, Technology

Ryder Reserves 500 Chanje Electric Panel Vans

Chanje Energy electric delivery van (Chanje Energy)

Ryder System has reserved 500 new Chanje Energy medium-duty electric panel vans for its North American truck rental and ChoiceLease fleet, the company announced June 7.

Transport Topics
June 8, 2018
Business, Technology

OEMs, Startups Compete for the Future of Electric Vehicles

Thor Truck The Thor ET-One is a fully electric, Class 8 tractor. (Thor Trucks)

Well-known manufacturers as well as newcomers to the industry are advancing electric trucks, and both sectors will play important roles in the vehicles’ future, industry experts said.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Electrification Finds Its Ground Zero in California

Jay Craig Meritor Inc. CEO Jay Craig by Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Expanding options for battery-electric technology and hybrid-electric and natural-gas engines are converging alongside efforts to protect forthcoming clear-air regulations, and longtime industry players must be ready to react to this evolving landscape, panelists said here at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, held April 30-May 3.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Electric Trucks Show Rapid Development

Class 8 International tractor equipped with TransPower electric drive system Class 8 International tractor equipped with a TransPower electric drive system. (TransPower)

WASHINGTON — Electric-vehicle technology for the medium- and heavy-duty sector is developing rapidly, but the price and range of these vehicles must improve for widespread deployment to take hold, industry experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

ACT Expo in Long Beach to Add Commercial Electric Vehicle Summit

ACT Expo promo ACT Expo

Organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo are expanding their annual event in Long Beach, Calif., to include information on and examples of commercial electric vehicles

Transport Topics
September 11, 2017