Cars & Trucks
Parents charged with killing man who hit son at truck show
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) A southeast Missouri mother and father have been charged with killing a man who attacked the couple's 12-year-old son during a monster truck event.
Jun 13 5:56PM AP

Ready to roll: Edmunds picks best small vans for businesses
A decade ago, business owners had only a few choices if they wanted to buy a van for commercial use. But in recent years, automakers have been coming out with new, smaller vans to complement traditional full-size vans. These small cargo vans are less expensive to buy and get higher fuel economy than bigger vans, yet are still versatile enough to take on many types of jobs.
Jun 13 10:15AM AP

In a Single Day, the Electric Car Boom Gains Speed in 3 States
In a single day, the electric car boom may have scored hundreds of millions of dollars of additional investments in three states. First, New Jersey's biggest utility owner Public Service Enterprise Group laid out a plan to spend $300 million on electric-car charging stations.
Jun 5 7:16PM IndustryWeek

What Electric Cars Are All About
An electric vehicle is a motor vehicle propelled by one or more electric motors using electric power stored in batteries, which then projects the power for the electric motor vehicle drive train. The first electric cars appeared in the 1880s, electric cars were popular in the 20th century and early 19th century until the common combustion engines for mass production and gasoline were made it was cheaper to use than electric.
Jun 4 9:48AM Latest solar news

Birmingham and Coventry roads to test self-driving cars
More than 50 miles of roads across Birmingham and Coventry are to be used to test self-driving cars, it has been confirmed. The Midlands Future Mobility project is seeking to establish the area as the UK centre for the development and evaluation of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) and related technologies and services.
Jun 4 8:58AM Insider Media Ltd

Joseph Young: New Vehicles in Norway Are Now 50% Electric, Favored over Gasoline Cars
Source The market share of electric cars, which was only a fraction of that of gasoline cars a few years ago, has reached 50 percent in Norway. Over the past 12 months, an identical number of electric vehicles as gasoline cars have been manufactured in Norway, demonstrating the country's exponential adoption of electric cars.
Jun 4 7:17AM the internet of things

Most people expect driverless cars to become common, and they worry about it
Most Americans think autonomous cars will be quite common within 15 years, though 74 percent of people say they don't expect to have one and two-thirds say they wouldn't want to walk or ride a bicycle anywhere near one. Confusing? That's in part because the results come from three different recent surveys on Americans' attitudes toward autonomous cars.
Jun 4 5:44AM Washington Post

Electric cars get a big charge with states, car makers investing millions
Electric cars only make up about one percent of the U.S.
Jun 4 3:11AM Mashable

China eyes lithium, cobalt supplies in bid to dominate electric car market
BusinessCommodities Electric cars Electric cars Cobalt, however, faces bigger challenges than lithium, which has seen bigger price gains over the past two years amid lack of certainty over new supplies, stockpiling and traders taking speculative positions PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 June, 2018, 6:33am Electric cars Commodities Future of transport The emergence of electric vehicles has seen Chinese companies go on a global hunt to secure lithium resources. Now they are rapidly clinching deals to get hold of cobalt whose supply is even more concentrated geographically.
Jun 4 2:19AM South China Morning Post

Most Americans fear driverless cars
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Jun 3 8:14PM Axios

Hans Greimel: Japan's billionaire disruptor takes aim at cars
Source TOKYO Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank upped its position in global automotive earlier this week with a $2.25 billion investment in General Motors' autonomous vehicle business.
Jun 3 3:33PM the internet of things

Luminar's lidar gives self-driving cars laser vision
Austin Russell, founder and CEO of lidar startup Luminar Technologies, is much taller in person than in pictures. We met at a hotel lobby in Midtown Manhattan, where he and cofounder Jason Eichenholz were recuperating after a whirlwind New York City press tour last week.
Jun 3 3:10PM VentureBeat

In California, utilities will spend $768 million on electric car infrastructure
On Thursday, California regulators approved three plans from the state's three largest utilities, which will together result in nearly $768 million in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure spending. As a whole, the plan is the largest coordinated effort for state-level EV infrastructure spending thus far.
Jun 2 11:23AM Ars Technica

Fiat Chrysler unveils plans to make more electrified cars
In his last major presentation as CEO of Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne announced a big investment push to make more electrified cars, while acknowledging that traditional engines will continue to dominate production. Unveiling the company's plans through 2022, long after his planned retirement next year, Marchionne said Fiat Chrysler will invest 9 billion euros ($10.
Jun 2 8:34AM ABC News

Fiat Chrysler Unveils Five-Year Plan to Invest in Electric, Self-Driving Vehicles
Updated June 1, 2018 3:50 p.m.
Jun 2 8:10AM WSJ

BYD Opens Up About Its Electric Truck Plans (CleanTechnica Exclusive)
Google+ LinkedIn June 1st, 2018 by Kyle Field BYD makes the news here at CleanTechnica regularly for its electric buses, taxis and cars that offer clean air options to cities and consumers around the world. We haven't talked a lot about its trucks and what the new energy giant is working on behind the scenes with its trucks around the worlduntil now.
Jun 1 5:47PM CleanTechnica