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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 | Special to Transport Topics
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
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

South Korea Speeds Up Plans for Autonomous, Electric and Flying Cars

Charging an EV A man attaches a charging plug to a Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric vehicle at a charging station in Jeju, South Korea. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

South Korea unveiled plans to speed up the adoption of electric cars, self-driving vehicles and even flying automobiles in the coming years to help revive a sagging economy.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
October 15, 2019
Business, Technology

VW Unveils New Logo, Affordable Electric Cars

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess CEO of Volkswagen Herbert Diess introduces the new VW ID.3 at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany Sept. 9. (Michael Probst/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG is unwrapping not just new models at the Frankfurt auto show, but a tweaked logo as the world’s biggest carmaker ushers in the electric era.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Porsche Unveils Its First Electric Car

Porsche The Porsche Taycan. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

Porsche picked Niagara Falls, a Chinese wind farm and a solar site in Germany to unveil its first all-electric sports car, underscoring the new Taycan’s central role in turning parent Volkswagen AG into the world’s leading seller of battery-powered vehicles.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2019