A Race to Become the Tesla of Delivery Trucks and Vans

Investors are betting that small companies like Workhorse will help popularize electric commercial vehicles. And Tesla aims to extend its reach.

#arrival-ltd, #automobiles, #delivery-services, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #lordstown-motors-corp, #rivian-automotive-llc, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #vans, #workhorse-group-inc

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A Plan by Eastern States to Cap Tailpipe Emissions Gets Off to a Slow Start

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C., all announced they would join a cap-and-trade program for cars and trucks. But many bigger states have yet to join.

#automobiles, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #environment, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regional-greenhouse-gas-initiative

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Bill Ford: ‘Our Family Name Is on the Line Every Day’

The chairman of Ford Motor and the great-grandson of Henry Ford is an elder statesman in an industry where C.E.O.s come and go.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #ford-henry, #ford-william-clay-jr, #infrastructure-public-works, #tesla-motors-inc

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Teaching My Kids to Drive While Black

I’ve raised them to be confident and to advocate for themselves. Now here I was saying, don’t do it with the police.

#automobiles, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #families-and-family-life, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #parenting, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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A 1958 ’Vette Translated Into Modern Chinese

SongSan’s SS Dolphin is the latest in a long line of Chinese attempts at cloning more prominent vehicles.

#automobiles, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #china, #design, #songsan-motors

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Britain’s Ports Are Jammed, and Brexit Is Around the Corner

Honda’s plant in England was forced to halt operations because its parts hadn’t arrived. Soon U.K. ports will face a mountain of customs declarations.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #delays-transportation, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ships-and-shipping

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California, Vaccines, Georgia: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#automobiles, #becerra-xavier, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #du-weimin, #dylan-bob, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Oil Refineries See Profit in Turning Kitchen Grease Into Diesel

Struggling energy companies are increasing the production of renewable diesel, which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #bioenergy-and-biofuels, #california, #cvr-energy, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #refineries, #restaurants, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #valero-energy-corporation, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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G.M. Scales Down Nikola Deal

A new agreement, supplying hydrogen fuel cell technology from General Motors, is less sweeping than the strategic partnership outlined in September.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #hydrogen, #milton-trevor-1981, #nikola-motor-co, #trucks-and-trucking

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How to Build a Better Post-Pandemic New York City

Permanent outdoor dining is a no-brainer, but the city could do so much more.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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‘A Love Letter to Detroit,’ on Vellum and Chrome

An exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts highlights the relationship of art and car culture over the past 70 years.

#art, #automobiles, #design, #detroit-institute-of-arts, #museums

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Illegal Tampering by Diesel Pickup Owners Is Worsening Pollution, E.P.A. Says

An E.P.A. investigation has found that the owners of more than half a million diesel pickup trucks have installed devices to defeat emissions controls and boost pollution.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-council-on-clean-transportation

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An Arms Race in Car Stereos

Seventeen speakers, meticulously engineered? That can be just the start in luring audiophile car buyers with plenty of cash to spend.

#acura-division-of-honda-motor-co, #automobiles, #bose-corp, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mcintosh-laboratory-inc, #panasonic-corp, #speakers-audio

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G.M. Accelerates Its Ambitions for Electric Vehicles

General Motors says it will increase its investment and model offerings over the next five years “to expedite the transition to E.V.s.”

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #parks-doug

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Heated Car Seats Are an Antidote to Our Grief

They deliver a pleasure both maternal and sensual, cocooning you like a child in the lap of some warm, benevolent bear.

#automobiles, #ballard-robert-l-inventor, #heating, #inventions-and-patents

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Prop 22 in California Is a Bad D

A voter-approved measure strips them of basic protections enjoyed by employees in other businesses.

#automobiles, #california, #doordash-mobile-app, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #instacart, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #referendums, #uber-technologies-inc

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California Is Trying to Jump-Start the Hydrogen Economy

The fuel could play an important role in fighting climate change, but it has been slow to gain traction because of high costs.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #batteries, #buses, #california, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrogen, #hyundai-motor-co, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #toyota-motor-corp

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While the Pandemic Wrecked Some Businesses, Others Did Fine. Even Great.

Third-quarter financial results suggest that strong companies have gotten stronger and that some others are in dire straits.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #recession-and-depression, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stimulus-economic, #stocks-and-bonds, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-economy

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How VW’s Diesel Settlement Is Changing Fleets, From Schools to Seaports

A scandal led to a $2.9 billion trust fund for states to put cleaner vehicles on their roads. A lot of the money has gone to more diesel vehicles.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #buses, #diesel-power, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trucks-and-trucking, #volkswagen-ag

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An Electric Car With Swedish Roots, and a Rebellious Streak

The Polestar 2 inherits some classic Scandinavian design elements from its Volvo lineage, but aims to be a little more free spirited.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #polestar-performance-ab, #volvo-car-corp

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Six Enormous Hot-Dog-Shaped Vehicles Travel America, Spreading Only Brand Awareness and Joy

A pandemic cannot stop either marketing or human emotions.

#automobiles, #careers-and-professions, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #your-feed-selfcare

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Line Holders Are Paid to Wait All Night Outside Motor Vehicle Offices

A huge backlog at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has spawned a new gig worker.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-motor-vehicle-commission, #shutdowns-institutional

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How Green Is That Electric Car? And When It Hits 100 M.P.H.?

The Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan give environmentally conscious speedsters an outlet for their desires.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #porsche-ag, #tesla-motors-inc

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Can You Stop a Car With Your Hand?

Open window, extend arm and your car will slow very slightly. But you’ll need more than a few arms to bring it to a halt.

#automobiles, #brakes, #physics, #wind, #your-feed-science

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How to Celebrate Halloween From Your Car

Drive-in horror film screenings and fright-night experiences are popping up around the country for a pandemic-safe holiday.

#automobiles, #drive-in-theaters, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #ghosts, #halloween, #haunted-houses, #movies, #parking-garages-and-lots, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Tesla Third-Quarter Auto Sales Surge

Tesla reported record deliveries in the third quarter as growing interest in electric vehicles and other cars boosted sales across the industry.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #berlin-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fremont-calif, #general-motors, #musk-elon, #shanghai-china, #tesla-motors-inc

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A YouTuber Hangs His Own Shingle With an Auction Website

Doug DeMuro has a strong following for his giddy videos about exotic and quirky cars. Cars & Bids, his new site, got off to a roaring start.

#auctions, #automobiles, #cars-and-bids-llc, #computers-and-the-internet, #demuro-doug, #entrepreneurship, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Prosecutors Target Ex-Audi Chief in First VW Emissions Trial

Rupert Stadler is accused of continuing to sell cars with illegal software even after Volkswagen’s cheating scandal came to light.

#audi-division-of-volkswagen-ag, #automobiles, #diesel-power, #engines, #frauds-and-swindling, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #hatz-wolfgang, #liang-james, #pamio-zaccheo-giovanni, #schmidt-oliver, #stadler-rupert-1963, #volkswagen-ag, #winterkorn-martin

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What to Know About Your Used Car

Sales of previously owned vehicles are booming, but many new owners may not realize what they’re in for in terms of upkeep.

#automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #carfax, #content-type-service, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #engines, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #used-cars

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California Plans to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 15 Years

The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.

#automobiles, #california, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #newsom-gavin, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Elon Musk Promises to Make a $25,000 Tesla (in 3 Years)

Tesla said it was working on advances that would lower the cost of batteries and increase their capacity to store energy.

#automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fremont-calif, #musk-elon, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

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Trevor Milton of Nikola Resigns Amid Fraud Claims

Trevor Milton, founder and executive chairman of Nikola, resigned after an investment fund accused him of making false assertions about the company’s technology.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #automobiles, #general-motors, #milton-trevor, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #short-selling, #stocks-and-bonds

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The Age of Electric Cars Is Dawning Ahead of Schedule

Battery prices are dropping faster than expected. Analysts are moving up projections of when an electric vehicle won’t need government incentives to be cheaper than a gasoline model.

#automobiles, #baden-wurttemberg-germany, #batteries, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #carnegie-mellon-university, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-department, #environmental-protection-agency, #european-union, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #frankfurt-germany, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hyundai-motor-co, #karlsruhe-institute-of-technology, #kelley-blue-book-co, #lucid-motors-inc, #musk-elon, #renault-sa, #sweden, #tesla-motors-inc, #volkswagen-ag, #wood-mackenzie-ltd

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With Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn Gone, Greg Kelly Faces Trial Alone

Japanese prosecutors say the former car executive helped Ghosn conceal his pay. For the world, the country’s court system itself could face judgment.

#automobiles, #ghosn-carlos, #japan, #kelly-greg-nissan-executive, #nissan-motor-co, #tokyo-japan

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Chevy’s Little Engine That Could

For six decades, a small-block Chevy has powered the dreams of hot-rodders and Corvettes, and plenty of other cars, even a Ford Mustang.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #engineering-and-engineers, #engines

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On the Packing List This Year: Masks, Sanitizer and a Very Good Boy

Neither house sitters nor jetting off for the weekend are possibilities for most dog owners who want to travel right now. So these furry friends are increasingly curled up in the back (or front) seat, enjoying the ride.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #pets, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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Looking to Buy a Used Car in the Pandemic? So Is Everyone Else

Eager to avoid public transit and Uber, and to save money, buyers are emptying dealerships.

#advertising-and-marketing, #automobiles, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #used-cars

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A Nostalgic (if Isolating) Road Trip Along Route 66

Driven by an early fascination with the American West, a photographer set off to travel part of America’s most celebrated highway.

#albuquerque-nm, #antique-and-classic-cars, #arizona, #automobiles, #gallup-nm, #holbrook-ariz, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #photography, #roads-and-traffic, #travel-and-vacations, #winslow-ariz

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Humans Take a Step Closer to ‘Flying Cars’

A Japanese company said it had completed a manned flight of its electrical vertical takeoff and landing machine. Experts say the technology needs work and that it will be expensive.

#automobiles, #electrical-vertical-takeoff-and-landing-machine, #evtol, #flying-cars, #innovation, #japan, #skydrive-inc

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German Automotive Giant Admits It Was a Nazi Accomplice

The company, Continental, is the latest to offer a detailed exposé of its wartime use of slave labor and other crimes.

#automobiles, #concentration-camps, #continental-ag, #degenhart-elmar, #forced-labor, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Dennis Williams, Former U.A.W. Leader, Is Accused of Conspiracy

The ex-president of the United Auto Workers is charged with using union funds for personal expenses. The case is part of a long federal investigation.

#automobiles, #corruption-institutional, #crime-and-criminals, #embezzlement, #jones-gary-1956, #organized-labor, #united-automobile-workers, #williams-dennis-1953

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Electric Vehicle Makers Find a Back Door to Wall Street

Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, are helping them and other fledgling companies raise money and gain coveted stock listings.

#ackman-william-a, #automobiles, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #initial-public-offerings, #lordstown-ohio, #lordstown-motors, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #trucks-and-trucking

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Uber and Lyft Consider Franchise-Like Model in California

Under pressure to classify their freelance drivers as full-time employees, the ride-hailing companies are discussing another option.

#automobiles, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #computers-and-the-internet, #franchises, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #khosrowshahi-dara, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #mobile-applications, #state-legislatures, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries, #zimmer-john-1984

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Daimler to Settle U.S. Emissions Charges for $2.2 Billion

The agreement is a small fraction of the sum that Volkswagen paid after admitting to emissions cheating in 2015.

#automobiles, #daimler-ag, #fines-penalties, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #germany, #mercedes-benz, #stuttgart-germany, #volkswagen-ag

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Retail Chains and Small Businesses Are Struggling in N.Y.C.

Since March, more than 2,800 businesses in the city have permanently closed, and others are barely holding on. Even national chains are leaving.

#automobiles, #bank-street-bookstore-manhattan-ny, #bryant-park-grill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business

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New York, Where Many Chose Not to Drive Ever, is Suddenly Motor City

New Yorkers have historically been lukewarm on car ownership. Then came the you-know-what.

#automobiles, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #used-cars

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Are More Car-Free Streets in N.Y.C.’s Future?

The tension between “those who see cars as evil and those who see cars as essential” intensifies as social distancing puts a premium on space.

#automobiles, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-reopenings, #indian-health-service, #kayden-jerold-s, #lander-brad, #native-americans, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #roads-and-traffic, #telemedicine

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What if Your Home Could Be Mobile, but Also You Could Park It?

A start-up rethinks a little about how to live.

#automobiles, #burning-man-festival, #mercedes-benz, #vans, #your-feed-selfcare

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A Formula 1 Season Like No Other

The pandemic has forced the sport to patch together a schedule with new races and new tracks, with more to come. What’s the same is Mercedes, which is still on top.

#automobile-racing, #automobiles, #brawn-ross, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #formula-one, #international-automobile-federation

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‘Motorcycle of Tomorrow’ Is Heavy on Flair and Light on the Environment

Pineapple “leather,” flax seed instead of plastic: Tarform, based in Brooklyn, aims to set a standard with its retro-futuristic cafe racer.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #kravtchouk-taras, #luxury-goods-and-services, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #start-ups, #tarform-inc

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