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Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Proterra Appoints Chairman Jack Allen to CEO Post

Proterra bus Proterra Catalyst bus by Proterra

Electric-transit bus manufacturer Proterra appointed current Chairman Jack Allen to CEO as it prepares to extend its technology to other vehicle segments, including last-mile delivery.

March 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Upgrades to Vito Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vito van The Mercedes-Benz diesel-powered Vito van. (Mercedes-Benz AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans)

Mercedes-Benz, a unit of Daimler AG, announced March 10 extensively upgraded versions of its diesel-powered Vito van available for ordering in Europe now and its battery electric eVito model available for ordering this summer.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

GM Shows 13 EVs in Bid to Match Tesla

GM's all-new modular platform and battery system, Ultium, on the GM Tech Center campus GM's all-new modular platform and battery system, Ultium, on the GM Tech Center campus in Warren, Mich., on March 4, 2020. (Steve Fecht/General Motors via Associated Press)

DETROIT — General Motors, trying to refashion itself as a futuristic company with technology to compete against Tesla, rolled out plans March 4 for 13 new electric vehicles during the next five years.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Michigan Governor Signs Orders to Advance Mobility

Gretchen Whitmer Whitmer via Al Goldis/Associated Press

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive orders Feb. 25 to create a council on future mobility and electrification, establish the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and to appoint a chief mobility officer.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
February 26, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Trump Budget Targets Loan Program That Could Help Lordstown Plant

The former GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in 2019. The former GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in 2019. (Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration’s budget proposal scraps a loan program that could help an upstart electric vehicle company’s plans to reuse the now-closed General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio.

Tom Krisher and John Seewer | Associated Press
February 11, 2020
Government, Technology, Fuel

Ocasio-Cortez Announces Bill for National Network of EV Chargers

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez testifies on Capitol Hill on Feb. 5. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez testifies on Capitol Hill on Feb. 5. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

The Democratic congresswoman who pushed the Green New Deal to prominence aims to build a national network of high-speed chargers for electric cars under legislation unveiled on Feb. 6.

Ari Natter and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2020
Business, Technology

Tesla Exceeds Expectations in Blowout Quarter

Tesla Model Y Tesla's Model Y electric vehicle. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. delivered a second straight quarter of blowout earnings and speedy execution, extending an unprecedented surge for its heavily shorted stock.

Dana Hull and Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2020
Business, Technology

UPS Orders 10,000 Electric Delivery Vehicles

Arrival's Generation 2 electric vehicle. Arrival's Generation 2 electric vehicle. (Arrival)

UPS has ordered 10,000 electric delivery vehicles from electric vehicle maker Arrival, in what it calls a move to accelerate fleet electrification.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 30, 2020
Business, Technology

China’s Karma Automotive Plans to Enter Electric Truck, SUV Fray

Karma Automotive (Karma Automotive)

The pickup truck market that has gone years without an electric entrant may have another competitor join the fray: Karma Automotive, the Chinese-owned carmaker once known as Fisker.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2020
Business, Technology

Companies Explore Using Old Electric Car Batteries to Cut Costs

Daniel Crowley and Valentin Muenzel, co-founders of Relectrify, stand beside their battery energy storage unit in Australia on Jan. 17. Daniel Crowley and Valentin Muenzel, co-founders of Relectrify, stand beside their battery energy storage unit during a demonstration in Australia on Jan. 17. (James Bugg/Bloomberg News)

As major players jostle for market share in large-scale power storage, American Electric Power and Nissan Motor Co. are testing new technology that reuses old electric vehicle batteries to slash costs.

David Stringer | Bloomberg News
January 24, 2020

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