Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler’s New CEO Ola Kallenius Warns Shift to Electric Cars Will Be Painful

Daimler Kallenius speaks during the Mobility Conference on day two of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, earlier this year. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

Daimler AG’s new CEO warned there will be no quick fix for the automaker’s struggles to adapt to an era of self-driving, electric cars.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Sells Shuttered Lordstown, Ohio, Assembly Plant to Electric Vehicle Startup

Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant The GM plant in Lordstown. (Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg News)

Lordstown Motors Corp., the electric-truck startup formed specifically to save a shuttered Ohio car factory, has acquired the highly politicized plant from General Motors Co.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Infiniti Will Market Cars That Still Fill Up on Gas as Electric

Infiniti QX Inspiration concept vehicle sits on display in Detroit. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Infiniti bills itself as being a convention challenger, but the Nissan Motor Co. luxury-car division still sees the future of electrification much like the era of internal combustion.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
November 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Dana Announces Partnerships for Electric Vehicles

Dana's Steve Slesinski announces the company's new partnerships Dana Director of Product Planning Steve Slesinski announces the company's new partnerships. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Dana Inc. announced three partnerships intended to advance its electrified powertrain business, including one with an unidentified major North American commercial-vehicle manufacturer to supply complete e-powertrain systems for a medium-duty vehicle program beginning next year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo, Geely to Merge Engine Units in Electric Car Push

Volvo, Geely plan to work together on electric cars.

Volvo Cars and China’s Geely plan to merge their engine operations into a stand-alone company, a step the Swedish automaker says will cut costs as it shifts to a fully electrified lineup.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Porsche, Tesla Compete on Electric Vehicle Speed

Porsche and Tesla compete on which company makes a faster electric car. A glass-effect badge sits on the rear of an all-electric Porsche AG Taycan Turbo S luxury automobile. (Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg News)

First there was derision. Then mockery turned into admiration. Now a battle is unfolding between the most revered names in the automobile world, Porsche and Tesla Inc., on one of the world’s most challenging racetracks.

September 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

BYD Selects Milea Truck as NYC Dealer

A BYD truck. The BYD T9 Class 8 truck. (BYD Motors Inc.)

BYD Motors Inc. announced Milea Truck Sales and Leasing as its fully authorized truck dealer to support the New York metropolitan area.

August 30, 2019
Business, Technology

Buffett-Backed BYD Close to Battery Supply Deal With Audi

Battery construction Yen Duong/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG’s Audi luxury-car brand is in talks to add China’s BYD Co. as a supplier of batteries used in its premium electric vehicles, according to people familiar with the matter.

August 29, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Colorado Revs Toward an Electric Car Future

Interstate 70 near Colorado Springs, Colorado Interstate 70 near Colorado Springs, Co. (Getty Images)

Faced with more people driving Colorado’s increasingly clogged roads and fouling air that’s flunking federal standards, state health officials this week embraced an alternative vision — that hundreds of thousands of drivers soon, if given options, will shift to zippier electric vehicles that don’t pollute and roll 300 miles on a charge.

Bruce Finley | The Denver Post
August 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Utilities Explore Electric Truck Charging Stations Along I-5

Electric Charging Stations Freightliner's eCascadia heavy-duty truck. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Electric utilities in California, Oregon and Washington are jointly exploring a plan for a network of charging stations to be used by eventual battery-electric commercial vehicles traveling Interstate 5, a 1,300-mile commercial corridor along the West Coast.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 12, 2019