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Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Elon Musk Gets Shot to Deliver on Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ Hints

A battery pack sits on a trolley before a Tesla Model X at a factory in Netherlands. A battery pack sits on a trolley before a Tesla Model X at a factory in Netherlands. (Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. will provide a highly anticipated technology update Sept. 22 when Elon Musk takes center stage at an event the CEO has dropped hints about for months — and which has helped propel the company’s sky-high valuation.

Dana Hull and Akshat Rathi | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Tesla’s Austin Site Plan Outlines Footprint for Huge Truck Factory

Tesla has filed its truck factory plan with the city of Austin. (Nina Riggio/Bloomberg News)

Bulldozers and other construction equipment have been at work for weeks at the location of Tesla’s future $1.1 billion electric vehicle factory in southeast Travis County, but a site plan filed by the company is providing the first public indication of the facility’s huge eventual footprint.

Bob Sechler | Austin American-Statesman
September 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

World’s Top Electric-Car Battery Business Moves Toward IPO

An LG Electronics Chem battery. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

South Korean petrochemicals maker LG Chem Ltd. will split off its electric-vehicle battery business into a separate entity, seeking to carve out value as global EV demand increases.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford Builds Its Most Advanced Factory to Make Electric Pickup

The Ford Rouge assembly plant stands in Dearborn, Mich., on May 18. The Ford Rouge assembly plant stands in Dearborn, Mich., on May 18. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co., facing an onslaught of competition for its new battery-powered F-150 pickup, unveiled the high-tech factory that will produce the electric truck using self-driving transport sleds and robots collaborating with human workers.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

GM Introduces ‘Ultium Drive’ to Power EVs

A teaser image of the GMC Hummer EV, which will debut on Oct. 20. A teaser image of the GMC Hummer EV, which will debut on Oct. 20. (GMC)

General Motors Co.'s future electric vehicles are expected to be powered by five drive units and three motors known as “Ultium Drive,” which will help the company transition its lineup to all-electric, the automaker said Sept. 16.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
September 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

House Considers Electric Vehicles Legislation

Electric vehicles at charging station Electric vehicles at a public charging station. (Sven Loeffler/Getty Images)

Senate-passed legislation meant to promote access to electric vehicles around the country will be under consideration before the U.S. House of Representatives this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Amazon Buys 1,800 Electric Mercedes Vans in Latest Green Effort

A pedestrian rides a bike past an Amazon Prime delivery van in Atlanta on July 21. A pedestrian rides a bike past an Amazon Prime delivery van in Atlanta on July 21. (Lynsey Weatherspoon/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is buying 1,800 electric delivery vans from Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz, the retailer’s biggest commitment to date to cut the carbon footprint of its delivery operations in Europe.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

VW CEO Backs Bill Gates’ Proposals for Greener Transportation

VW CEO Herbert Diess praised Bill Gates' proposals for cleaner transportation. Empty electric automobile charging bays sit in an employee parking lot at the Volkswagen AG headquarter factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Aug. 25. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG’s CEO encouraged Bill Gates to advise governments on how to lower carbon emissions from transportation and renewed his criticism of Germany’s slow abandonment of coal power.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
August 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Xos Trucks Secures $20 Million in New Funding Round

Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni Xos Trucks co-founder and CEO Dakota Semler (left) and co-founder and chief operating officer Giordano Sordoni. (Xos Trucks Inc.)

Fledgling electric vehicle developer Xos Trucks Inc. completed a new round of financing, raising $20 million from a group of investors.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
August 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Cadillac Set to Debut First All-Electric Vehicle

Cadillac's first fully-electric car, the Lyriq, will be sold in the U.S. and China. Cadillac's first fully-electric car, the Lyriq, will be sold in the U.S. and China. (Cadillac)

Cadillac is turning to its next chapter as an electric-vehicle brand with the debut of the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq crossover.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
August 6, 2020

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