Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Germany Edges Out Norway as Europe’s Biggest Electric Car Market

 Renault ZOE model A participant inspects a Renault Zoe model at COP22 village in Marrakech, Morocco, on Nov. 8, 2016. (Mosa'ab Elshamy/Associated Press)

Germany has pulled ahead of Norway for sales of all-electric cars since the start of the year, putting Europe’s biggest auto market in position to become the regional leader on an annual basis for the first time.

Oliver Sachgau | Bloomberg News
December 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM to Build $2.3 Billion Battery Plant in Lordstown, Ohio

General Motors CEO Mary Barra General Motors CEO Mary Barra. The new plant will not be at the site of the closed Chevrolet Cruze compact factory. That plant was sold to an electric pickup-truck startup called Lordstown Motors Corp. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

General Motors Co. and its battery partner, South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd., will jointly invest $2.3 billion in a new electric vehicle battery plant to be built in Lordstown, Ohio, the same city where the automaker controversially idled and then sold a 53-year-old compact-car factory.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
December 5, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Cuts Electric Car Rebates, Drops Luxury Models

Tesla at dealership in Colorado Car buyers wanting to purchase a high-end Tesla costing more than $60,000 will no longer be eligible for CARB's rebate program. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

California’s rebate program to coax more drivers to buy electric vehicles just got less generous, especially for those looking to spend on a luxury model.

Dustin Gardiner | San Francisco Chronicle
December 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Carmakers Shed 80,000 Jobs as Electric Shift Upends Industry

Workers at Daimler Equipment is set into a truck chassis at Freightliner's Cleveland, N.C., plant. Freightliner is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America. (Freightliner via YouTube)

It’s turning out to be one of the worst years ever for auto workers across the globe amid shrinking demand and a tectonic shift in vehicle technology.

December 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Yamato Transport Rolls Out Electric Vehicles for Parcel Delivery Near Tokyo

A Yamato Holdings sign A woman walks past the logo of Yamato Holdings Co., the parent company of Yamato Transport Co. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News)

Yamato Transport Co. unveiled on Nov. 19 what it says is a greener, compact, driver-friendly electric truck that may offer hope for coping with the acute labor shortage in Japan’s door-to-door parcel delivery industry.

Masumi Koizumi | Japan Times
November 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Sues Trump EPA in Fight Over Green Auto Rules

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra California Attorney General Xavier Becerra by Alex Brandon/Associated Press

California sued the Trump administration for rescinding an Obama-era waiver that allows the state to require sales of electric vehicles and set stricter auto-emissions standards than the federal government.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Schumer Proposes $462 Billion Car Swap — Gas for Electric

Chuck Schumer Chuck Schumer by Patrick Semansky/AP

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is proposing a $462 billion trade-in program to get millions of Americans out of climate-damaging gas vehicles and into electric or hybrid cars over the next decade.

Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press
October 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

San Diego MTS Launches $12.5 Million Electric Bus Pilot Program

Skyline of San Diego San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System has six electric buses, with another two on the way. It also plans to order two fuel cell-powered buses. (Getty Images)

Transit officials in San Diego are rolling out a new $12.5 million pilot program to test the region’s first electric buses.

Joshua Emerson Smith | The San Diego Union-Tribune
October 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Dependable Supply Chain Services Adds Two Orange EV Tractors to Increase Sustainability

Orange EV yard truck Mike Saxton demonstrates an Orange EV yard truck. (Mindy Long)

ONTARIO, Calif. — Dependable Supply Chain Services has deployed two electric terminal trucks from Orange EV at its facility here.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
October 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

China Beats US 8-1 When It Comes to Charging Electric Cars

Charging Electric Cars A BYD E6 electric taxi is charged at the company's charging station in Shenzhen, China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

There are almost as many places to charge your electric vehicle in Beijing as there are in the entire United States.

October 16, 2019