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Hydrogen Double-Decker Buses Arrive in Europe’s Top Oil City

Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses are seen on the production line. Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses are seen on the production line. (Bloomberg News)

The world’s first double-decker hydrogen buses arrived in Aberdeen, Scotland, on Oct. 7, a city best known as a base for some of the world’s top oil companies.

Rachel Morison | Bloomberg News
October 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Transfix Launches Fleet Management Tool for Small, Midsize Carriers

Trucks on road John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Transfix launched a free fleet management service geared toward small and midsize carriers, the company announced Oct. 6.

October 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

KeepTruckin Expands Into Freight Matching

Keep Truckin Smart Load Board KeepTruckin

KeepTruckin announced Oct. 6 that it is expanding beyond fleet management technology with the launch of its freight matching service.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Hino Trucks, Toyota Group to Develop Class 8 Fuel Cell Truck

Hino-Toyota FCET Toyota

Hino Trucks and Toyota Motor North America agreed to develop a zero-emission Class 8 fuel cell electric truck for the North American market.

October 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Port of Rotterdam Pilot Uses AI Microgrid to Trade Renewables

Container ships sit docked at the Port of Rotterdam on Sept. 21. Container ships sit docked at the Port of Rotterdam on Sept. 21. (Peter Boer/Bloomberg News)

The Port of Rotterdam is testing technology to manage and trade renewable energy consumption, finding the effort has already made a significant cost savings.

Ronan Martin | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Q and A With Hyliion CEO Thomas Healy: ‘We Were Fortunate on Timing’

Hyliion Founder and CEO Thomas Healy is seen, center, ringing in the NYSE opening bell Oct. 5. In a screenshot from a video, Hyliion CEO Thomas Healy, center, is seen behind the NYSE opening bell Oct. 5. (NYSE via Twitter)

Thomas Healy was secretly arranging a deal to turn his Texas-based truck electrification startup into a publicly traded company when the coronavirus pandemic struck.

Ben Stupples | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Marks App Milestone

XPO Connect XPO Connect by XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. announced that demand for its XPO Connect digital freight marketplace has reached two global milestones — more than 200,000 downloads of the Drive XPO mobile app and over 65,000 carriers registered on the platform.

October 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM Considers Boosting Stake in Nikola in Reworked Deal

Signage is displayed outside Nikola's headquarters in Phoenix on Sept. 15. Signage is displayed outside Nikola's headquarters in Phoenix on Sept. 15. (Ash Ponders/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is considering revisions to its deal with embattled Nikola Corp., according to people familiar with the discussions, and may seek a higher stake in the startup now that its valuation has fallen after allegations of deception.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Hyliion Goes Public on NYSE

Hyliion truck Hyliion’s products include a hybrid electric axle and a longhaul, fully electric powertrain, the Hypertruck Electric Range Extender (ERX). (Hyliiion)

Hyliion Inc., announced it has completed its business combination with Tortoise Acquisition Corp. That cleared the way for the combined company to be renamed Hyliion Holdings Corp. and its common stock to be listed as HYLN on the New York Stock Exchange.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Inches Near Annual Goal With Record Sales in Quarter

New Tesla vehicles sit on the dockside after being imported to the Port of Southampton in the United Kingdom. New Tesla vehicles sit on the dockside after being imported to the Port of Southampton in the United Kingdom. (Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. delivered a record number of cars worldwide in the third quarter, smashing analysts’ estimates and maintaining its dominance in electric-vehicle sales — making a difficult year-end sales goal slightly more attainable.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
October 2, 2020

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