Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Automation, Electrification Could Advance Faster in Intermodal

Automation Suhonen (left), Saxton, Long and Boyd discuss the future of autonomous and electric technologies. (Mindy Long for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Autonomous technologies and electrified equipment will have specific roles in the transportation and intermodal sectors and already are increasing safety and improving efficiency. As the technology continues to advance, it may gain adoption faster in the controlled situations within intermodal yards and drayage environments.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

A Plug-Free Way to Fill the World With Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles Engineers work in front of a computer at the Hevo Inc. power facility. (Christopher Lee/Bloomberg News)

Umer Anwer stops on the street near Tesla Inc.’s Brooklyn showroom and grabs his smartphone. He’s looking for a spot to charge his electric car, and the Tesla charging plugs won’t work with the Nissan Leaf he’s driving. In fact, he would prefer not to bother with a plug at all.

Bloomberg News
September 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

China's Shenzhen Quietly Emerges as Megacity With Electric-Vehicle Focus

A Shenzhen Wuzhoulong Motors Group electric bus A Shenzhen Wuzhoulong Motors Group electric bus stands plugged to a Potevio Co. charging station at a public transportation hub in Shenzhen, China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The shift to electric vehicles that China has been pushing more than any other country has put Shenzhen at the leading edge of something unprecedented: the quieter city

Blake Schmidt | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Will Your Next Truck Be a Plug-In?

RoadSigns podcast

Are electric vehicles poised to break through in commercial transportation? Episode 3 of RoadSigns has the answer. Click to listen.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Government, Business

Electric Vehicles Seen Imperiling US Jobs, UAW Says

Tesla Inc.

The lonely voice to speak up in support of the Trump administration’s investigation into U.S. auto imports warned the rise of electric vehicles could be dire for American jobs.

Ryan Beene and Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
July 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

BYD Trucks Receive Transport Canada Import Approval

BYD Battery-Electric Battery-electric truck by BYD.

BYD Canada, a unit of BYD Motors Inc., reported its zero-emissions, battery-electric trucks officially are available to import into Canada for sale and operation.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Israeli Entrepreneur Races Tesla to Get Electric Trucks on Road

Tevva Motors Ltd.

Tevva Motors Ltd., headed by a former Israeli submariner who’s vying with Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. to develop electric-powered trucks, secured a major investment that will enable it to put the vehicles on the road this year.

Matthew Kalman | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Freightliner Unveils All-Electric eCascadia, eM2 Models

The Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 electric vehicles Daimler Trucks North America

PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner Trucks introduced the first all-electric versions of its heavy-duty Cascadia and medium-duty M2 models here, a major step toward bringing a full lineup of electric trucks to the North American market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Energy Revolution: California Approves $768 Million for Electric Vehicles

Charging Station Getty Images

California’s electric utility companies will spend nearly $768 million on charging infrastructure for electric cars, trucks and buses, under a series of proposals approved May 31 by state regulators.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
June 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Issues Guidance Report on Battery-Electric Trucks

Roeth Roeth speaks at the ACT expo (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency issued its first guidance report that details the impact on the commercial-vehicle sector of battery-electric trucks — an emerging technology that is prompting interest, investments and questions.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2018