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Pace to add 75 clean-diesel New Flyer buses

August 13, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

New Flyer of America Inc. announced a new contract for 75 clean-diesel, 40-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses for Chicago’s Pace Suburban Bus. The new fleet will replace older buses currently in operation, while growing Pace’s service footprint to support its […]


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The Gyrocopter Could Be the Future’s Flying Car

August 12, 2019

Via: Wired

OF ALL THE outrageously overengineered machines James Bond has commanded over the decades, perhaps the strangest came in 1967’s You Only Live Twice, when 007 climbed into an aircraft that his friend Tiger Tanaka—and likely the audience—dismissed as “a toy […]


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An Old-School Auto Supplier Is Betting on an Electric Future

August 8, 2019

Via: Wired

THE LATEST SIGN of a world gone mad for battery-powered cars comes a company few consumers know by name, but whose products millions rely on to move about their daily lives. Automotive industry supplier Continental said Wednesday that it’s cutting […]


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Tesla Scrutinized by NHTSA Over Model 3 Safety Claims

August 7, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk a cease-and-desist letter last year regarding Model 3 safety claims and has subpoenaed the carmaker for information on several crashes, according to documents posted by a nonprofit advocacy […]


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Self-Driving Trucks Are Ready to Do Business in Texas

August 6, 2019

Via: Wired

DON BURNETTE AND Paz Eshel are Silicon Valley, through and through. Burnette is a veteran of Google’s self-driving car project and Otto, the robotic trucking company acquired by Uber. Eshel has a background in venture capital, and his résumé is […]


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Now on the Used Car Lot: Great Electric Vehicles for Cheap

August 5, 2019

Via: Wired

ANY ARGUMENT ABOUT the future of the electric vehicle market is likely to include one statistic: In the US, battery-powered cars make up fewer than 2 percent of new vehicle sales. That desultory number, though slowly increasing, makes clear that, […]


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VW Bucks Downward Trend in Weak Markets on Strength of SUV Deliveries

July 25, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG joined PSA Group in using sales of lucrative SUVs to stand out against a crowd of carmakers struggling with the auto market’s downturn. The same day Nissan Motor Co. said it would cut about 10% of its global […]


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GM’s Cruise Rolls Back Its Target for Self-Driving Cars

July 24, 2019

Via: Wired

CRUISE, THE STARTUP General Motors acquired to develop its self-driving car, will launch an autonomous taxi service on the gnarly, crowded streets of San Francisco, CEO Dan Ammann said Wednesday. It will not, however, do so by the end of […]


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Availability of Medium-Duty E-Trucks Is Limited as Testing Continues

July 23, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Battery-electric medium-duty trucks may have a bright future due to their potential to reduce operational costs and improve sustainability. But currently, the availability of these trucks is limited as testing continues. UPS Inc. would like to purchase more electric vehicles, […]


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Ford Will Make an Electric F-150 Pickup, but Won’t Say When

July 23, 2019

Via: Wired

ON JULY 10, a Ford crew showed up at a Canadian National Railway yard in Montreal with 43 F-150 pickup trucks. They loaded 42 trucks into 10 double-decker rail cars. The 43rd, they left outside. This was a special version […]