Business, Technology, TCA

Ford, Rivian Put Plans for Electric Lincoln on Back Burner

The Ford Motor Co. Michigan Assembly plant stands idle in Wayne, Mich., on March 23. The Ford Motor Co. Michigan Assembly plant stands idle in Wayne, Mich., on March 23. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

Ford and Rivian put their plans on ice to jointly develop a Lincoln-brand electric vehicle, a Lincoln spokeswoman confirmed April 28.

Phoebe Wall Howard | Detroit Free Press
April 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Electric Vehicle Industry Thriving in Southern California, Report Says

Electric Vehicle Getty Images

California already is a world leader in the embryonic electric vehicle industry but needs more government help to flourish, according to a new report from the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
March 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford Plans Electric Version of Transit Cargo Van

Ford Transit cargo van A gasoline-powered version of Ford's Transit van. The company plans to start selling an electric model. (Ford Motor Co.)

Ford Motor Co. plans to manufacture an electric version of its popular Transit cargo van for the 2022 model year.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
March 3, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Europe Floors It in Race to Dominate EV Batteries

The construction site in Germany for a new battery plant run by the Chinese company CATL in October 2019. The construction site in Germany for a new battery plant run by the Chinese company CATL in October 2019. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Outside the German town of Arnstadt, workers for China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) are hustling to build Europe’s biggest electric-car battery plant.

February 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NFI Motivated to Move Forward on Electric

eCascadia Andreas Juretzka, DTNA’s head of electrification engineering, shows off the eCascadia. (Jerry Hirsch/Transport Topics)

CHINO, Calif. — For-hire carrier NFI is planning broader adoption of electric Class 8 trucks after six months of testing the Freightliner eCascadia in Southern California, the company said.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Automakers Tout Electric Future While Building More Diesels

Diesels The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

As a commitment to a post-carbon future of zero-emissions electric vehicles, General Motors Co. is converting its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant to the manufacture of electric trucks. At the same time, it is introducing for the first time diesel versions of its Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs, and the Silverado pickup.

Henry Payne | The Detroit News
January 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Rep. Debbie Dingell Introduces Electric Vehicle Bill

Debbie Dingell An electric car. (Reviver Auto)

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell introduced legislation Jan. 8 to boost adoption of electric cars.

Keith Laing | The Detroit News
January 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

The Dawn of Electric Trucks

Electric Trucks Hyundai showcases its hydrogen fuel cell-powered HDC-6 Neptune concept trailer at NACV 2019. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The introduction of electric-powered commercial trucks continued to gain momentum in 2019 with more investment, more prototypes unveiled and more deployments in real-world freight operations. Read our Special Report.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Billionaires Investing in China’s Electric Cars Face Shakeout

Electric car The Xpeng G3. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Some of China’s wealthiest tycoons steered billions of dollars into electric car companies to fuel the country’s dreams of becoming a leader in the field. Now a reckoning may be looming as car sales slow and the government reduces subsidies for the nascent industry.

December 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Announces Battery Technology Available to All

Nikola Trevor Milton via Nikola Motor Co.

Nikola Corp. announced it has battery technology that would double the range of its heavy-duty trucks that are either fully electric or use a hydrogen fuel cell.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 19, 2019