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Lordstown Motors, Camping World Team Up on EV Network

 The Lordstown Motors Corp. Endurance electric pickup truck (Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg News) The Lordstown Motors Corp. Endurance electric pickup truck was unveiled in June. (Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg News)

Lordstown Motors and Camping World will partner on a national electric-vehicle service and collision network for Lordstown Motors vehicles.

December 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

EV Startup Canoo Fast-Tracks Launch of Commercial Delivery Van

Canoo's first electric van model, called Canoo Canoo unveils its first van model, appropriately called Canoo, at the AutoMobility LA auto show in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2019. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

Electric vehicle startup Canoo Holdings Ltd. is talking up the commercial vehicle sales part of a business model that has attracted more attention for its planned consumer-subscription service.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volkswagen Loses Top EU Court Case in Diesel Scandal

Volkswagen logo on building Michael Sohn/Associated Press

The European Union’s top court ruled that Volkswagen breached the law by installing on its cars a so-called defeat device to cheat on emission tests and cannot argue it was merely protecting car engines.

Samuel Petrequin | Associated Press
December 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Beats Detroit Rivals by Almost Two Years on Brake Safety

Tesla logo on wheel hub Tesla logo on the wheel hub of a Tesla Model S electric vehicle. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Tesla is the lone U.S. automaker to meet a commitment to equip all its models with automatic emergency braking almost two years ahead of schedule.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Airfreight Booking Site Receives $42 Million in Funding

Cargo being loaded onto plane Cargo being loaded onto an airplane. Air cargo costs have skyrocketed in the past year as the pandemic kept planes on the ground, limiting the space available in the holds of passenger jetliners. (pluem05/Getty Images)

Cargo .one, which operates an online system for airfreight booking, raised $42 million from investors after the COVID-19 crisis helped to drive new business.

Siddharth Philip | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

CEO of Arrival Aims to Make Electric Buses, Vans in Microfactories

Denis Sverdlov Arrival CEO Denis Sverdlov by Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

Russian-born entrepreneur Denis Sverdlov wants to revolutionize automaking, replacing Henry Ford’s century-old conveyor-belt assembly lines with tiny factories that cost far less.

December 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Batteries for Electric Cars Speed Toward Tipping Point

Electric vehicle charging station by Bloomberg News An electric vehicle charging station. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

According to a survey conducted by BloombergNEF, electric vehicle makers soon will be producing models that are as affordable — and as profitable — as comparable combustion-engine models.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Report Says Challenges Remain for Broad Fuel Cell Adoption

Mercedes Gen H2 Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck (Daimler Truck AG)

Hydrogen fuel cell technology will likely roll out in heavy-duty trucks over the next five years, but hurdles remain before U.S. motor carriers will adopt them beyond small numbers of test vehicles, according to a new report.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
December 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Drones Could Help Bridge the Economic, Social Divides for Vaccine Distribution

Drone in the air Drones could be used to get the COVID-19 vaccines to remote and impoverished areas off Florida's coast. (Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg News)

The challenge of ensuring equitable distribution of the coronavirus vaccine is one of global scale, and the city of Miami provides a backdrop for the social and economic divides that the medical community must overcome.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Medium-Duty Sales Notch Year-Over-Year Increase in November

Ford 2022 Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks. (Ford Motor Co.)

Classes 4-7 U.S. retail sales in November surpassed 18,000 and jumped nearly 10% compared with a year earlier as only Class 7 failed to post a year-over-year gain, reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 15, 2020