Oct 09, 2020 12:00 PM WST
Online retailer Amazon unveiled with new electric delivery vans on Thursday and the custom-built vans are a game-changer for the efficient delivery of goods. The zero-emission fully-electric vans were built in a partnership with electric vehicle startup Rivian, a company that Amazon invested $800 million in last year to build electric its electric delivery vehicles.
Oct 08, 2020 2:30 PM WST
Swedish transportation company Einride AB is launching its new range of compact, Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) vehicles, the company announced on Thursday. The vehicles are the next generation of Einride’s electric and self-driving cargo vehicles it calls “Pods.” Einride’s new AETs are electric transport vehicles that can be remotely controlled by a human.
Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp & Hino to Develop a Class-8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck for North AmericaOct 06, 2020 11:50 AM WST
Japan's Toyota Motor Corp and its truck division Hino USA announced on Monday an agreement to jointly develop a Class 8 fuel cell electric truck (FCET) for the North American market. The two companies will combine the newly developed Hino XL Series truck which normally runs on diesel fuel with Toyota's zero emissions fuel cell technology.
Oct 02, 2020 12:15 PM WST
Electric automaker Tesla said on Friday that the company delivered 139,300 vehicles in the third quarter, beating its previous record of 112,000 vehicles in Q4 2019. The record deliveries indicate strong demand for its vehicles, despite the impact the global pandemic has on the auto industry. Tesla's production numbers also increased to 145,036 vehicles in Q3.
Oct 01, 2020 2:45 PM WST
California automaker Tesla has cut the price of the China-built Model 3 in China by 8%. Tesla’s China website now shows the starting price of the standard range Model 3 sedan at 249,900 yuan ($36,805), after Chinese subsidies for electric vehicles are applied. The day before, the starting price for Model 3 was listed at 271,550 yuan ($39,990) after subsidies.
EPA Chief Challenges California’s Effort to Ban the Sale of New Gas-Powered Cars By 2035, Claims the State's Grid Cannot Support the Charging of Additional EVsSep 29, 2020 11:30 AM WST
After former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler was selected as EPA Administrator last year, rules and regulations have been rolled back at the agency, including efforts by Wheeler to loosen restrictions on pollutants and reduce the role of climate scientists in the agency’s policy making processes. The Republican EPA chief is now focused on California, just days after the state’s Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that bans the sale of new gas-powered vehicles beginning in 2035.
Sep 25, 2020 11:45 AM WST
Chinese electric vehicle startup and Tesla challenger Xpeng Motors has exported its first batch of vehicles to Europe, expanding its global presence. It's the first time the automaker is selling its electric vehicles outside of its home country.
TomTom is Supplying Maps, Software and User Interface for Maserati’s New Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Infotainment SystemSep 22, 2020 1:35 PM WST
Mapping and navigation company TomTom announced on Tuesday that it will provide automaker Maserati with maps, navigation software and connected services for the automaker’s all-new Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) in-vehicle infotainment system for its new lineup of vehicles, including the MC20 supercar.
Sep 21, 2020 12:05 PM WST
Trevor Milton, the CEO and founder of promising hydrogen fuel cell and electric truck startup Nikola Corp has resigned from the company he founded. Milton stepped down following claims of nepotism and fraud by a Wall Street short-seller that sparked an U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation.
Sep 18, 2020 4:00 PM WST
Baidu Apollo, the open autonomous driving platform of China’s internet giant Baidu, debuted the first level 4 autonomous bus in China. The company will deploy the medium-sized buses on a test route in the Chinese municipality of Chongqing this week, picking up passengers at seven stops.