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Business, Technology, Fuel

German Electric Carmakers Pose Threat to Tesla

Jaguar Land Rover I-Pace Jaguar Land Rover I-Pace by SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

Major German carmakers are rolling out stylish, sporty electric vehicles in the mold of Tesla's Models S, X and 3. Unlike Tesla, they have roughly a century of experience launching models every few months and can spread development costs across a broad portfolio.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
May 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Emerging Technology Creates Challenges for Electric Vehicles, PepsiCo Exec. Says

Johnston Johnston by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Electric vehicles will have a large role in trucking’s future, but there are challenges, including emerging technology, said a PepsiCo Inc. fleet executive.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 13, 2018
Business, Technology

Ballard Fuel Cells to Power Large Deployment of Chinese Trucks

Fuel-Cell Trucks Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Ballard Power Systems Inc. announced the planned deployment of 500 licensed fuel-cell electric commercial trucks in Shanghai, purportedly the largest of its kind in the world.

Transport Topics
February 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

ATA Chairman Dave Manning Discusses Autonomous, Electric Trucks

NATSO Panel Newell (left), Manning and Mullings (Ari Ashe/Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two fleet executives doubt fully autonomous or electric trucks will revolutionize the longhaul truckload industry in the near future, foreseeing instead a gradual evolution for these technologies.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

New Vehicles Tackle Challenges of Urban E-Commerce

Udelv autonomous delivery vehicle Udelv

Two entrepreneurs are introducing an autonomous vehicle and electric cargo bike designed to reduce the costs arising from the last-mile delivery and returns of e-commerce merchandise in urban areas.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2018
Government, Technology, Fuel

California Bill Seeks Ban on Fossil-Fueled Vehicles by 2040

Eric Demarcq/Flickr

California would ban the sale of new cars and trucks powered by fossil fuels in 2040 under legislation introduced Jan. 3 in the state legislature.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

California Bill in the Works to Banish Gasoline Cars by 2040

National Retail Systems Inc

A California lawmaker wants to put the state alongside China, France and the U.K. and have its legislature consider a ban on vehicles powered by fossil fuels.

December 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Efficient Drivetrains Announces New Class 8 Products

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. expanded its EDI PowerDrive product line to include a new powertrain suitable for Class 8 vehicle applications.

Transport Topics
December 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Electric Vehicles Could Displace 8 Million Barrels of Oil Per Day by 2040

Scania CV AB

An energy transition is underway. Solar and wind are being added in ever-greater numbers. Electric vehicles are becoming more commonplace. Meanwhile, policy makers are grappling with the right mix of policies to pay for it all.

Anindya Upadhyay and Iain Wilson | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla’s Newest Promises Break the Laws of Batteries

Tesla

Elon Musk knows how to make promises. Even by his own standards, the promises made last week while introducing two new Tesla vehicles—the heavy-duty Semi Truck and the speedy Roadster—are monuments of envelope pushing. To deliver, according to close observers of battery technology, Tesla would have to far exceed what is currently thought possible.

Tom Randall and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
November 27, 2017

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