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Business, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Adds Electric Trucks for Sale, Lease or Rent

Chanje Electric Van Chanje Energy

Ryder System Inc. announced it has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty all-electric panel vans for rent or lease, calling the vehicles the first of their kind in North America.

Transport Topics
November 3, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Steals Tesla’s Thunder With Heavy-Duty Electric Truck

Daimler Trucks

Daimler AG is jumping the gun on Tesla Inc. by showing off a battery-powered heavy-duty truck weeks before the California electric-car maker’s own planned unveiling, in a sign of the growing rivalry between the companies.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hybrid Truck Startup XL Gets $22 Million From Exelon, Ikea

XL Hybrids Inc.

XL Hybrids Inc. won $22 million in venture capital funding led by units of Exelon Corp. and Ikea Group to accelerate sales of its hybrid-electric delivery trucks.

Chris Martin | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

VW to Roll Out Electric Trucks, Buses in $1.7 Billion Project

Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG is flanking its push into electric cars with plans to roll out battery-powered commercial vehicles targeted at urban areas as growing public concerns about air quality boost demand.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla’s Model 3 Bottlenecks Delay Unveiling of Semi-Truck

A plug sits connected to a Tesla Inc. Model X electric automobile at a charging point in a parking lot in Frankfurt, Germany. Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. pushed back the reveal of its semi-truck by three weeks as CEO Elon Musk focuses on boosting production of the cheaper sedan that the electric-car maker is counting on to dramatically increase sales.

Anne Riley Moffat | Bloomberg News
October 10, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

California Considers Following China With Combustion-Engine Car Ban

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The internal combustion engine’s days may be numbered in California, where officials are mulling whether a ban on sales of polluting autos is needed to achieve long-term targets for cleaner air.

Ryan Beene and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
September 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Trucks Backs StoreDot Fast-Charging Battery Startup

StoreDot

Daimler AG’s truck division is investing in Israeli battery-technology startup StoreDot Ltd., tapping into a supplier that seeks to enable electric vehicles to recharge as quickly as combustion-powered models can refuel.

Gwen Ackerman and Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Rolls Out Electric Truck in New York

Daimler

Daimler Trucks is trying to gain a foothold in the nascent electric-truck market with short-range haulers that can make New York City’s clogged streets cleaner and quieter.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Tesla to Reveal ‘Beast’ Semi-Truck in October, Elon Musk Says

Elon Musk, CEO for Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), pauses while speaking during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg News

Silicon Valley automaker Tesla is tentatively set to reveal its electric semi-truck in October, CEO Elon Musk said

September 14, 2017
Government, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Electric Trucks Will Help ‘Kill Dirty Diesel,’ California Lawmakers Say

Ken James/Bloomberg News

Parked east of the California Capitol steps was a long line of vehicles as clean as they were large, including a yellow school bus, a UPS delivery truck and an AC Transit bus — all with electric or hybrid motors.

Katy Murphy | East Bay (Calif.) Times
August 30, 2017

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