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Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

In Ohio, Lordstown Motors Is a Glint of Hope Among Heartbreak

An American flag flies in front of the closed GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in 2019. An American flag flies in front of the closed GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in 2019. (Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg News)

In a cavernous Northeast Ohio factory that General Motors Co. left last year, a small group of engineers is coaxing dormant robots back to life — one by one — in a long-shot bid to build a new type of pickup truck.

Kevin Miller | Bloomberg News
June 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Electric Car Charging Stations Are Finally About to Take Off

A Tesla vehicle sits parked in front of a charging station in New Jersey in November 2019. A Tesla vehicle sits parked in front of a charging station in New Jersey in November 2019. (Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News)

It may be the coronavirus pandemic that finally breaks the stalemate.

June 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Tesla Homes In on Austin, Texas, for Cybertruck Site

Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck in California in November 2019. Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck in California in November 2019. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press)

Tesla Inc. is zeroing in on an area in southeast Austin, Texas, for the electric-car maker’s second U.S. auto factory as Elon Musk prepares to choose a site for its production base of a new pickup truck.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla’s Elon Musk: ‘Time to Go All Out’ on Semi Production

The Tesla assembly plant stands in Fremont, Calif., on May 11. The Tesla assembly plant stands in Fremont, Calif., on May 11. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

CEO Elon Musk sent an email to Tesla employees before the market opened June 10 declaring that it is “time to go all out” and put Tesla’s Semi into volume production.

June 10, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Tesla Hails Air-Quality Effects of Shutdowns Elon Musk Called ‘Fascist’

Pacific Coast Highway near Santa Monica, Calif. Vehicles drive in light traffic along the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, Calif., on March 19, 2020. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. said the drop in pollution during coronavirus-related shutdowns could embolden governments that already have been making plans to eventually ban vehicles that run on fossil fuels.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
June 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

GM to Build All-Electric Work Van; Production Set for Late 2021

A sign outside GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant. A sign outside GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. will build another all-electric vehicle at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant as it sticks to its goal for an all-electric future.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
June 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Number of Electric Commercial Vehicle Offerings Surge, Calstart Says

FedEx delivery van Medium-duty trucks typically used for urban delivery are the fastest growing segment of the green commercial vehicle market. FedEx plans to purchase 1,000 electric delivery vans from manufacturer Chanje. (FedEx Corp.)

North America is experiencing a surge in zero-emission commercial vehicle offerings, according to research from Calstart, a clean transportation accelerator.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 3, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous, Top 100

California Becomes Epicenter of Emerging Truck Technology

California Self-driving truck firm TuSimple’s headquarters are in San Diego. The company is testing and developing SAE Level 4 automated driving technology for heavy-duty trucks. (TuSimple)

With its emissions mandates, tough labor laws, inspection requirements and extensive regulations, California has become both a difficult and expensive environment for trucking.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

VW, Ford Forge Ahead With EV Technology Sharing to Cut Costs

Robotic arms spray a Volkswagen vehicle in paint shop of company's Wolfsburg, Germany, factory. Robotic arms spray a Volkswagen vehicle in the paint shop of the company's Wolfsburg, Germany, factory in March 2019. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. are pushing ahead with plans to team up on electric- and self-driving vehicles even as the coronavirus derails other projects, according to people familiar with the matter.

May 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Electric-Vehicle Charging Startup Amply Power Secures $13.2 Million

An electric vehicle charger in Bangkok, Thailand, in June 2019. An electric vehicle charger in Bangkok, Thailand, in June 2019. (Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News)

Startup Amply Power has raised $13.2 million from investors including Soros Fund Management to advance the company’s electric-vehicle charging service for commercial fleets.

William Mathis | Bloomberg News
April 28, 2020

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