Tesla Recruits At UNLV; Tesla Driver Charges From Power Line
Tesla looks for Nevada employees at UNLV. A Tesla driver tapped into a power line for a charge. BYD breaks into the Japanese Market with electric buses. The Formula E Berlin ePrix will be 17 turns in 1.5 miles at the Tempelhof Airport.
Metrocab gives free rides in new EV taxi to make promotional film. Samsung SDI will take over Magna Steyr battery business. British Columbia renews Clean Energy Vehicles incentives, and dealers are pleased.
The United States Postal Service has sent a request for information to automakers, seeking bids on a next-generation postal delivery vehicle. It needs 180,000 new trucks built with safety and package delivery in mind to replace the archaic Grumman LLV that's become a huge drain on service resources.
Ballard To Supply Fuel Cells For FTA Electric Bus Program
Ballard will supply fuel cell modules as part of an FTA clean bus project. UK's ULEV grant program hits 25,000 plug-in cars. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police warns of security threat from "anti-petroleum movement."
The List Heads To Red Bull Frozen Rush For Some Extreme Winter Driving
In this episode of The List, our hosts head to Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, ME to take in Red Bull Frozen Rush. Never one to be a spectator, Jessi hops into an off-road race truck to fulfill her dream of piloting a Pro-2, as Patrick learns what it takes to tend the snowy course in a gigantic PistenBully.
Hyundai is making a major push into the commercial vehicle market with a $1.8 billion global investment through 2020. That money includes plans to launch a model in the segment in the US at some point in the future.
Hyundai Leases First Canadian Tucson Fuel Cell; Proterra Gets Grant Funding
MotorWeek names Kia Soul EV "Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle." Virgin Hotels gives guests rides in Tesla Model S. Vancouver couple leases the first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell in Canada. Proterra gets government grant for EV buses.
Motorists in England have one more way to worry about getting stopped by the police this spring. The cops are using an unmarked semi to look down on drivers and check for any offenses, like using a cell phone or texting.
An examination of Census Bureau data from 1978 to 2014 finds that truck driving is the most commonly reported occupation in 29 states in 2014. The job is needed everywhere, can't be outsourced and for now, can't be automated, either. There's still a huge demand for drivers, too.
Want a small delivery van? You can pick from the Ford Transit Connect, Chevy Express City, Ram ProMaster City or Nissan NV200, but overseas Volkswagen offers the Caddy as well. And it has just introduced the new fourth-generation model.
Wirecutter Names Toyota Prius Best Hybrid; SAFE Seeks Energy Security Prize Applications
In-depth piece by The Wirecutter puts Toyota Prius on top of hybrid pile. BYD reveals electric coach with 190-mile range. SAFE accepting 2015 Energy Security Prize applications. New study looks at low-carbon gas for greenhouse gas reductions.
A garbage truck fueled by carbon fiber tanks full of compressed natural gas exploded in Indianapolis, IN, after a fire started in the back of the vehicle. The cylinders were reportedly thrown up to a quarter-mile away, damaging five nearby businesses. One firefighter suffered minor injuries.
We've already dropped our First Drive of Ram's new entry in the light-commercial van segment, the ProMaster City. Now we go back for a quick second look; this time focusing on the five-passenger Wagon instead of the cargo variant.
European workers who need to get small packages through narrow streets may want to check out the new Opel Corsavan, the commercial version of GM's recently updated Euro-market hatchback, introduced at the 2015 Brussels Motor Show in Belgium.
The Ford Transit took the reins as America's best-selling van in December. The Blue Oval's recently introduced full-size van line sold 10,030 units to take the title, and impressively, the model nearly doubled its annual sales in those 31 days to reach 20,488-units for all of 2014. It also beat Ford's own aging E-Series in sales for the second consecutive month.