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Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, For-Hire

Artur Express to Run 100 Kodiak Self-Driving Sleeper Trucks

Artur Express plans to operate 100 sleeper trucks with Kodiak Robotics’ self-driving truck technology installed in a partnership between the companies, they said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

Lawmakers Seek to Limit Chinese Influence on Chipmaking

U.S. lawmakers want to prevent companies that win federal chipmaking funds from using Chinese-made equipment at government-backed factories.

Mackenzie Hawkins | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2024
Business, Technology, Fuel

A Waste-Oil Crunch Is Coming for Renewable Fuel

The world’s renewable fuelmakers are about to face a crunch in one of the most basic building blocks they need to be profitable: sufficient supply of waste oil.

Rachel Graham | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

Fisker Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Electric vehicle maker Fisker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the second electric startup to do so in the last year as even industry leaders struggle to lure more buyers.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
June 18, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Eaton, BAE Systems Partner on E-Powertrain Offerings

MARSHALL, Mich. — Eaton and BAE Systems, through an expanded partnership, provided a demonstration of their powertrains and charging solutions for medium-duty electric vehicles.

Amanda Smith-Teutsch | Special to Transport Topics
June 17, 2024
Business, Technology, Fuel

The $25,000 Electric Car Is Coming to US Soon

With signs of slowing growth in the premium EV market, manufacturers have been working on a pivot from luxury to practicality. The $25,000 economy electric car is the industry’s new target.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
June 17, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Tesla Cybertruck Deliveries Delayed Over Wipers

Tesla Inc. has halted Cybertruck deliveries because of a problem with its windshield wiper, Electrek reported.

Lin Cheng | Bloomberg News
June 17, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Driver Tells Police He Was Using ‘Self-Drive’ in Crash

DETROIT — A Tesla apparently operating on one of the company’s automated driving systems crashed into a parked police vehicle June 13 near Los Angeles.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 14, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Scania Ramps Up E-Truck Output

Swedish truck maker Scania is ramping up production of electric rigs now that previously delayed batteries from Northvolt AB have begun arriving in greater numbers at its factory in Sodertalje.

Rafaela Lindeberg | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

Elon Musk Wins Back His $44.9 Billion Tesla Pay Package

DETROIT — Tesla shareholders voted to restore CEO Elon Musk’s record $44.9 billion pay package that was thrown out by a Delaware judge earlier this year.

Tom Krisher and David Hamilton | Associated Press
June 14, 2024