electric vehicle

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Electric Trucks Advance

Freightliner's all-electric eCascadia Freightliner's eCascadia all-electric heavy-duty truck. (Daimler Trucks North America)

As electric vehicle technology becomes increasingly viable for commercial trucking, fleets and manufacturers are preparing to put the first generation of battery-electric trucks on the road.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Trump Aide Kudlow Calls for End of Electric Vehicle Subsidies

Electric Vehicle Getty Images

President Trump’s top economic adviser on Dec. 3 said the White House wants to end subsidies for electric vehicle purchases, without saying how it would eliminate the incentives that were created by Congress.

December 3, 2018
Business, Technology, TCA

Samsung to Build EV Battery Pack Factory in Michigan

samsung Battery SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

Samsung plans to build a $62 million electric vehicle battery pack factory in Auburn Hills, Mich., that will create more than 400 jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced.

Ann Zaniewski | Detroit Free Press
November 28, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Sacramento Gets $44 Million in Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen Logo Michael Sohn/Associated press

Eleven Sacramento apartment complexes will soon have shareable Volkswagen electric vehicles — the first benefit the state has received after the company was ordered to spend $800 million promoting EVs as part of a settlement for its 2015 emission scandal.

Theresa Clift | The Sacramento Bee
November 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Collaboration Needed for Electric Vehicle Market to Thrive, Experts Say

Electric Vehicles Roeth (left), Barker, Semler and Springer discussed the need for collaboration during the panel session. (UPS Inc.)

OAKLAND, Calif. — A strong collaboration among all parties involved in the life cycle of electric vehicles, including original equipment manufacturers, fleets and utilities, is needed to advance the technologies. 

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
October 29, 2018
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.

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 | Senior Reporter
June 26, 2018

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