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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Rivian Plans to Cut 10% of Salaried Staff as EV Rush Stalls

February 22, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

Rivian Automotive Inc. shares fell in early trading after the electric vehicle maker issued a disappointing production forecast and announced another round of job cuts. The maker of plug-in pickups, SUVs and delivery vans expects to build just 57,000 vehicles […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

EV sales growth slowing

February 21, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

Of these, BEVs accounted for 9.11 million units with a growth rate of 24%, and PHEVs reached 3.91 million units, growing at 45%. TrendForce further notes that China remains the largest market for NEVs, commanding about 60% of the global […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

China Overtakes Japan as Top Auto Exporter in 2023

February 1, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

Data from a Japanese auto industry association shows that China overtook Japan as the world’s largest vehicle exporter last year. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association reported Japan exported 4.42 million vehicles in 2023, up 16% from a year earlier, while […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Hydrogen Energy Back in the Vehicle Conversation at CES

January 10, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

While electric vehicles are gaining the lion’s share of the attention for carbon-neutral technology at CES 2024, hydrogen energy has sneaked its way back into the conversation thanks to two automotive giants. Hyundai spotlighted its plans for utilizing hydrogen energy […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Xiaomi makes an EV

December 29, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

Xiaomi, the Chinese phone company, has come out with an EV called SU7 with SU standing for Speed Ultra. Top speed is 265 kph and it can go from 0 to 100 kph in 2.78 seconds. One version has a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla Analysts Eyeing EV Slowdown Turn More Cautious on 2024

December 19, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Wall Street’s outlook on Tesla Inc. is darkening rapidly, with at least two analysts turning more cautious on the electric vehicle maker in as many days. Some of the EVs made by Tesla may no longer qualify for government subsidies […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford Cuts Electric F-150 Plans in Ominous Sign for EV Market

December 12, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Ford Motor Co. is cutting 2024 production goals in half for its F-150 Lightning plug-in pickup truck — its signature electric vehicle — due to slowing demand for battery-powered models. The automaker now intends to build 1,600 of the trucks […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Output at Mack Trucks Plants Back to Capacity After Strike

November 29, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Output at Mack Trucks’ production facilities reached full capacity in recent days after employees returned to work following six weeks of industrial action, a spokeswoman for the Volvo Group subsidiary confirmed. The truck maker’s facilities started to ramp up Nov. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla’s futuristic Cybertruck finally arrives—here’s why the company’s success is riding on it

November 28, 2023

Via: Phys.org

In 2019, Tesla was in the happy position of being a high-volume, premium-priced leader in the global electric vehicle (EV) market. Deliveries of 367,500 cars represented 50% growth over 2018. That included 92,550 of the mid-sized Model 3 cars and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Terraline to Carry Out Prototype Class 8 Truck Tests in Q1

November 21, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

A prototype of a battery-electric Class 8 truck with an expected range of 500 miles is set to begin its first pilot tests in Florida in the first quarter of 2024, according to vehicle developer Terraline Inc. Fremont, Calif.-based Terraline […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Reyes Coca-Cola to Deploy 20 eCascadias in California

November 21, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling will deploy 20 Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors, said Daimler Truck North America, the truck manufacturer’s parent company. The delivery trucks will be based at the West Coast and Midwest bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola brands’ Downey, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Hyliion to Exit Class 8 Electric Truck Powertrain Business

November 9, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Hyliion Holdings Corp. plans to exit the Class 8 electric powertrain business, the company said in a statement Nov. 8, less than a month after beginning a strategic review of its options for the unit. Instead, the Austin, Texas-based original […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Chinese Electric Truck Maker Windrose Will Seek US IPO in 2024

November 6, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Chinese electric truck maker Windrose Technology has started preparatory work for an initial public offering in the U.S. next year as it plans the commercial rollout of its first vehicle. The company is selecting investment banks and aims to raise […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toyota’s Profits Zoom on Cheap Yen, Strong Global Sales

November 1, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Toyota’s July-September profit jumped nearly threefold from a year ago as vehicle sales grew around the world and a cheap yen boosted the Japanese automaker’s overseas earnings. Toyota Motor Corp. reported Nov. 1 1.28 trillion yen ($8.5 billion) in quarterly […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toyota’s New Approach To Accelerate The Future Of Car Manufacturing

October 27, 2023

Via: Metrology and Quality News

At its recently held monozukuri (‘the art of making things’) workshop, Kazuaki Shingo, chief production officer Toyota Motor Corporation, explained the transformative approach to car-making the company is taking by leveraging Toyota’s unique human-centred approach to manufacturing. Human-Centred Approach To […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Stellantis to Launch Four Electric Pickup Trucks

October 19, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Stellantis NV on Oct. 18 laid out its offensive in the commercial vehicle market, committing to launching four electrified pickup trucks in North America over the next two years. As a part of its Dare Forward 2030 strategy, its commercial […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla Sets Nov. 30 for Cybertruck Delivery

October 18, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. is sticking with its full-year production forecast and promising its new Cybertruck by Nov. 30, even as it reported worse-than-expected earnings last quarter. The Elon Musk-led company said profit, excluding some items, fell to 66 cents a share, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Volta Trucks Files for Bankruptcy After Supply Chain Fails

October 17, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Sweden’s Volta Trucks AB is planning to file for bankruptcy following a breakdown in its supply chain, the company said. The decision comes roughly two months after Volta’s battery supplier Proterra Inc. failed, causing the truck maker to fall short […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, News

Japanese automaker Toyota and energy company Idemitsu to cooperate on EV battery technology

October 12, 2023

Via: Phys.org

Japan’s top automaker Toyota agreed Thursday to work with Idemitsu, a major Japanese oil company, on technology for mass production of solid-state batteries that promise to be a key component in future electric vehicles. The deal is an important step […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

The EV Industry: Charging Ahead

October 11, 2023

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Once a unique mode of transportation for the environmentally responsible, electric vehicles (EVs) are now a booming industry that is attracting attention and investment. More than 50 models of EVs and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) are available on the […]