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Tesla Deliveries Smash Expectations on Reception in China

A customer sits inside a Tesla Model Y vehicle at the automaker's showroom in Shanghai. A customer sits inside a Tesla Model Y vehicle at the automaker's showroom in Shanghai. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. delivered more cars than expected in the first quarter, a strong start to a year in which CEO Elon Musk will be scaling global operations and building two more factories.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

EV Provider Arrival Goes Public

Arrival An Arrival van. (Arrival via YouTube)

Electric vehicle provider Arrival announced it became a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

April 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Sues Chinese-Backed Truck Maker

Ryder rental tractor Ryder Rental Truck Inc.'s lawsuit alleges Change Energy Inc. failed to deliver hundreds of Class 5 electric vehicles. (Ryder System Inc.)

Ryder Truck Rental Inc. has filed a $3.7 million federal civil lawsuit alleging that a Chinese-backed truck maker failed to make good on promises to deliver hundreds of Class 5 electric vehicles.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Biden’s Biggest-Ever Investment Plan for US Still Trails China

President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on March 29. President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on March 29. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

What President Joe Biden touted as a historic U.S. federal investment program that will position the country to win the global innovation race still leaves it well behind China’s continuing, giant infrastructure upgrading campaign.

Tom Hancock | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

EV Stocks Climbing Back on Biden’s ‘Green Tidal Wave’

A Tesla Inc. Model S electric vehicle A Tesla Inc. Model S electric vehicle. (Angel Garcia/Bloomberg News)

Electric vehicle stocks, which were hit hard this year as investors shifted out of growth industries, are getting a boost as President Joe Biden mounts a major push to accelerate the adoption of battery-powered cars, and Chinese peers report strong March sales.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2021
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Connecticut Plan Outlines Strategies for Connected, Automated Vehicles

Volvo connected truck A Volvo Connected Truck at a trade show in 2017. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Autonomous delivery services — and the challenges they present — are included as a consideration in the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s recently released strategic plan for connected and automated vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 1, 2021
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Rethink your shop, keep your fleet healthy.

Zonar Whitepaper

Unexpected vehicle breakdowns are disruptive and cost more than you think. Take control of your fleet maintenance. Predict and prevent breakdowns before they throw a wrench in your day. Read this white paper to learn about modern maintenance technologies that make you rethink your reactive maintenance workflows. Streamline processes to decrease breakdowns and compliance violations, reduce costs, and have a healthier fleet and more efficient shop. 

April 1, 2021
Technology, Safety

3 Keys to Improving Drivers' Safety Practices

Motion Intelligence Whitepaper

As we enter Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April, it’s become clear distracted-driving solutions that don’t provide preventative approaches won’t actually change unsafe behavior. Fleet managers can follow these key tips to improve safe driving practices, retain employees, and prevent costly accidents.

April 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Penta, Tico to Develop Electric Terminal Trucks

Volvo Penta close-up Volvo Penta via YouTube

Volvo Penta announced a joint effort in North America with Terminal Investment Corp. to develop emissions-free, fully electric terminal truck prototypes, calling them a viable future application for EVs.

April 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

‘Chargers Everywhere’: Biden Maps $174 Billion Path for EV Boom

A Tesla vehicle charges at a charging station in San Mateo, Calif., in September 2020. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) A Tesla vehicle charges at a charging station in San Mateo, Calif., in September 2020. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. auto industry sees President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package as accelerating a global shift toward electric vehicles, thanks to the $174 billion proposed for charging stations, planned consumer rebates for American-made EVs and a pledge to electrify the government’s fleet.

Keith Laing and Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2021

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