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Video: Autopiloted Tesla Rear-Ends Fire Truck

Both NHTSA and NTSB will investigate a Los Angeles-area collision involving a Tesla Model S that the driver said was operating in Autopilot mode.

Volvo initially sees electrically powered trucks delivering goods in city centers “without disturbing noise and exhaust gases.” Photo: Volvo Trucks

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Volvo: Electric Trucks Viable for Hauling Freight Here and Elsewhere

Sweden-based AB Volvo announced on Jan. 23 that it will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units entering service with select customers sometime this year – and the company's North American operations say they see a future for "electromobility" here as well.

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Ford Investing $11B in Vehicle Electrification

Ford will invest $11 billion in vehicle electrification and plans to expand its current electrified vehicle portfolio to a total of 40 vehicles.

Photo of BMW i3 hatchbacks courtesy of City of Los Angeles

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LAPD’s Battery-Electric BMWs Appear Barely Used

Two years after the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) decided to lease 100 battery-electric BMW i3 hatchbacks, those vehicles have been barely used, according to a local news report.

The Chanje V8070 boasts a 580-cubic-foot cargo space on a 26-foot-long chassis that will haul up to 6,000 pounds of payload – and happens to be electrically powered. Photos: Jim Park

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Test Drive: Chanje Electric Cargo Van

Chanje's electric cargo van will certainly have great appeal among delivery fleets concerned with their carbon footprint, but at the end of the day it's a big, nicely setup delivery van that just happens to be electric.

The Infiniti QX30 may be one model that will be electrified by 2021.

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Infiniti to Electrify its Lineup in 2021

Infiniti will begin electrifying its vehicle lineup by 2021, and will also launch its first fully electric vehicle that year.

Photo courtesy of Salt River Project

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Utility Conducts Study of Electric Vehicles

The goal of the Salt River Project's study is to determine what impact the increase in energy consumption will have on the grid as more chargers are installed in homes and businesses to meet demand.

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Calif. Utilities Approve $41M for EV Pilots

CPUC approved 15 pilot projects to boost electric vehicle adoption, including the electrification of school buses, delivery trucks, airport/seaport equipment, truck stops, and commuter locations.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

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GM's Autonomous EV Will Exclude Steering Wheel, Pedal

GM filed a safety petition with the U.S. government for the approval of an autonomous car that does not feature a steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls.

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Renault and Chinese Automaker Partner for Commercial Vehicle Production

Groupe Renault is partnering with Brilliance China Automotive to manufacture and sell light commercial vehicles, and will operate under the name Renault-Brilliance-Jinbei Automotive Co. Ltd.

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