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NACFE Plans Run on Less-Electric Event in September

Run on Less truck A Run on Less truck from a prior event. This year's edition will involve electric trucks. (NACFE via Vimeo)

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced plans for Run on Less-Electric, a technology demonstration of a variety of battery-electric trucks in everyday operation.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

NHTSA Eyes Exemptions From Some Safety Rules for Self-Driving Cars

A self-driving vehicle from Intel company Mobileye's autonomous test fleet navigates Detroit streets. A self-driving vehicle from Intel company Mobileye's autonomous test fleet navigates Detroit streets. (Mobileye via Associated Press)

President Donald Trump’s administration is starting to update federal motor vehicle safety standards to exempt self-driving cars from crashworthiness standards that are applied to cars operated by humans, a move questioned by safety advocates.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

US Trailer Orders in December Surge Past Year Earlier

Wabash Trailers on an assembly line at a Wabash manufacturing plant. (Wabash Trailers)

U.S. trailer orders in December jumped 140% from a year earlier as they cleared 42,000, ACT Research reported, citing trailer makers’ initial data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Paccar Parts Begins Selling Electric Vehicle Chargers

Paccar Paccar electric charger with Kenworth K270E and Peterbilt 220EV trucks. (Paccar)

Paccar Parts announced it is making available to customers electric vehicle charging stations designed to be compatible with Paccar Inc.’s Kenworth Truck Co., Peterbilt Motors Co. and DAF electric trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Hunt for the Next Tesla Fuels Wave of EV Deals

A Tesla Model S vehicle sits parked on a road near the company's Gigafactory building site in Germany in September 2020. A Tesla Model S vehicle sits parked on a road near the company's Gigafactory building site in Germany in September 2020. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

Wall Street’s obsession with electric vehicles is touching off a new round of public listings and helping clean-tech companies to forge partnerships with powerful allies.

January 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Sherri Baker Joins Hyliion as Chief Financial Officer

Hyliion truck A Hyliion heavy-duty truck on display at a past industry show. On Jan. 7, Hyliion reported it received about $142 million in cash proceeds after the exercise of public warrants for about 12.5 million shares, priced at $11.50, of common stock. (Hyliion)

Hyliion Holdings Corp., a provider of electrified powertrain solutions for heavy-duty vehicles, announced Sherri Baker will join the company as chief financial officer.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

GM Announces New Electric Delivery Van, Electric Pallet

GM's EV600 electric van is already being tested with FedEx, representatives said. (General Motors via AP) GM's BrightDrop EV600 electric van is already being tested with FedEx, representatives said. (General Motors via AP)

The market for battery-powered delivery vehicles and equipment has so much potential that General Motors is forming a new business unit to serve it.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler Trucks-Backed Proterra to Go Public Through ArcLight SPAC

The Van Hool CX45E electric coach, powered by a 676 kWh Proterra battery. (Van Hool) The Van Hool CX45E electric coach, powered by a Proterra battery. (Van Hool)

Proterra Inc., which makes electric buses and batteries, agreed to go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company ArcLight Clean Transition Corp.

Brian Eckhouse | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

DOT Expands AV TEST Program

AV TEST tracking tool AV TEST tracking tool by nhtsa.gov

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative from a pilot to a full program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Technology

Lucid Motors Reportedly in Talks to Go Public

The Lucid Motors headquarters stands in Newark, Calif., in August 2020. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) The Lucid Motors headquarters stands in Newark, Calif., in August 2020. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors Inc. is in talks to go public through a merger with one of Michael Klein’s special-purpose acquisition companies, according to people familiar with the matter.

January 11, 2021

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