Truck maker Navistar International Corp. is looking to build a plant in the Mitchell Lake area on San Antonio’s South Side, say people familiar with the matter. The Lisle, Ill.-based company — which manufactures commercial trucks, buses, military vehicles and engines — is expected to announce its intentions as early as Thursday. Sources said Navistar […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. Medium-duty truck applications seem primed to accept a rapid deployment of truck electrification projects, but several factors continue to slow progress, including infrastructure. Weight considerations, range limitations and more are limiting opportunities right now for electrification, but that is changing as manufacturers work to solve these challenges. “It’s a large market, but a […]
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On the eve of the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan announced a program called Nissan Energy, designed to help individuals and communities make the transition to electric vehicles and smart power grids. An important part of the Nissan Energy program involves reusing electric car batteries after vehicles reach the end of their life cycle. […]
An industry leader is selling off its battery business, just as the electrification of transportation begins to hit its stride. Johnson Controls (JCI) has announced that it will sell its Power Solutions battery business to an investment firm, Brookfield Business Partners L.P., in a cash deal valued at $13.2 billion. JCI has been the biggest […]
The world’s first commercial license for an electric driverless truck is expected to be awarded by Sweden’s Transport Agency in January,according to the FT. Powered by the Nvidia Drive platform, Einride and DB Schenker’s “smart container on wheels,” called the T-Pod, is considered “Level 4” Autonomous. The vehicle also lacks a driver cabin, which can be […]
Even the Jetsons could not fully imagine a future dominated by autonomous vehicles. Flying vehicles and robots went hand-in-hand during the animated show. But a world without a driver? Although self-driving cars have been in the popular imagination for decades, the technology has long eluded society. In the past years, however, we have seen autonomous […]
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