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Ford, Argo AI, Walmart Launch Autonomous Vehicle Delivery Service

September 16, 2021Ford Motor Company, Argo AI, and Walmart announced a new last-mile delivery service that will use Ford self-driving test vehicles equipped with the Argo AI Self-Driving System to deliver Walmart orders to customers.

via Fleet Forward

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Honda, Cruise to Start Testing Program, Launch Autonomous Vehicle Service Business in Japan

September 10, 2021Honda will start a testing program for autonomous vehicles in September 2021, taking a step toward an autonomous vehicle mobility service business in Japan, which Honda is planning to launch under collaboration with Cruise and General Motors.

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NTSB’s Homendy Expected to Be a Tesla Watchdog

September 8, 2021Federal regulators last month officially opened an investigation into crashes involving Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system. Jennifer Homendy, the new leader of the government’s transportation safety watchdog, hopes that’s just the beginning.

via Transport Topics

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U.S. Light-Duty Electric Vehicle Miles Traveled Reached 13.7 Billion Miles In 2020

September 8, 2021Beginning in 2014, annual all-electric vehicle eVMT has exceeded that of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the U.S., reaching a new high of nearly 10 billion miles in 2020.

via Clean Technica

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Toyota Spends $13.7 Billion to Secure EV Battery Supplies

September 7, 2021Toyota Motor Corp. plans to spend $13.7 billion on the supply and development of batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles by 2030, joining other global automakers boosting investments in anticipation of greater demand.

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ACT Expo Announces Roster of Innovative Speakers

August 10, 2021As always, the list of speakers presenting at the annual ACT Expo is filled with North America’s leading fleet operators and top industry executives.

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Hybrid Pioneer Toyota Pushes Congress To Slow Down Transition To Electric Cars

July 30, 2021In contrast to the vast majority of carmakers who have already launched EVs, Toyota still does not have an EV in its lineup and is opposing stricter emissions limits and electric vehicle initiatives around the world, according to a report in the New York Times.

via Forbes

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This German Automaker Will Make You Rethink Solar Cars

July 28, 2021Founded in 2016, Sono Motors’ Sion model is encased with 248 solar cells, proprietary technology that boasts 21-23% efficiency.

via GreenBiz

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Mercedes-Benz Announces Plan to go All-Electric by 2030

July 23, 2021Mercedes-Benz recently announced a new electrification plan that sets them up to “go all-electric by the end of the decade.”

via Electrek

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Ford to Run Self-Driving Cars on Lyft Network

July 21, 2021Lyft will begin running autonomous vehicles within its rideshare network before the end of 2021 through a partnership with Ford and Argo AI.

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Volvo’s Plan to Drive the Green Steel Market

July 19, 2021Volvo has a new initiative to slash emissions: a plan to begin manufacturing its cars with fossil-free steel by 2026.

via GreenBiz

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Behind GM’s Plan to Help Suppliers Buy Clean Energy

July 14, 2021General Motors’ commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040 means more than just transitioning to electric vehicles — although that is a huge part of the strategy.

via GreenBiz

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Americans Remain Wary of Self-Driving Car Safety

July 13, 2021Close to one-third (31%) of drivers in 2021 said they were concerned about the development of self-driving cars as compared with nearly half (47%) in 2018, according to a recent survey from Car Gurus.

via Fleet Forward

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Stellantis’ EV Plan: Four New Electric Platforms, Five Gigafactories

July 8, 2021Stellantis, the automaker with a portfolio of 14 brands that includes Jeep, Ram, Peugeot, and Citroën, is planning four new platforms for battery-electric vehicles as part of its electrification strategy.

via Ars Technica

NYC DOT curbside electric vehicle charging pilot

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Curbside Electric Vehicle Charging Now Available in New York City

July 7, 2021NYC DOT curbside electric vehicle charging pilot for public use will help support a sustainable, fossil-fuel free future for New Yorkers.

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Tesla Delivers Record 201,250 Cars in Second Quarter

July 2, 2021Tesla Inc. delivered 201,250 cars worldwide in the second quarter, a record for the electric-car maker led by CEO Elon Musk.

via Transport Topics