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Electric vans are all the rage at DHL, UPS—maybe even USPS, too

By year’s end, 99 of these electric Transit vans will be delivering packages for DHL Express in California and New York. Lighting eMotors Arrival has 16,000 orders for its electric van, including 10,000 from UPS. That no doubt helped propel it to a valuation of almost $14 billion. Arrival No, this isn’t a rendering from …

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Canoo plans to launch this oddly-shaped electric truck in 2023

Canoo has already given us a peek at the van and delivery vehicle it plans to launch, and now the company has unveiled images of its first electric pickup truck built on the same electric platform. According to the company, pre-orders will start in Q2 of this year, with the truck’s release due in early …

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Canada will invest billions to electrify mass transit

Mass transit isn’t getting much use during the pandemic, but Canada wants to be sure it’s eco-friendly when the crisis is over. The Canadian government plans to invest $2.75 billion CAD (about $2.17 billion US) into electrifying mass transit across the country over five years.This will include buying more zero-emissions buses in addition to other …

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FedEx plans for an all-electric delivery fleet by 2040

FedEx will replace its current delivery trucks with electric models until its entire fleet is made up of zero—emission vehicles by 2040. The company is making the transition as a way to help it achieve its goal to reach carbon neutral status in the same year. In its announcement, FedEx says its will slowly phase …

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VW ‘Project Trinity’ teases cars that unlock features on-demand

Volkswagen claims it’s “not afraid” of the threat posed by any Apple Car and released this shadowy teaser image that may represent why. The image is a teaser for Project Trinity, an electric sedan that CEO Ralf Brandstätter called “our software dream car.” Like any pie in the sky concept it of course is designed …

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Ford Mustang Mach-E’s first recall addresses loose bolts

The first Mach-E crossovers have barely begun to reach customers, and Ford has already issued its first recall for the vehicle. Fortunately, almost all vehicles affected by the “subframe bolt issue” noted will be serviced before being delivered, and Ford says that the “fewer than 75” affected EVs that have reached customers will get checked …

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Lordstown Motors’ electric race truck is (mostly) ready for off-roading

Lordstown Motors wants to prove its Endurance electric truck is ready for the wilderness through a familiar strategy: it’s entering a prominent race. Autoblog reports that Lordstown has unveiled a race-ready version of its Endurance Beta truck that will compete in the SCORE World Desert Championship’s San Felipe 250 on April 17th. The upgraded EV …

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As important as the Beetle? Two days with Volkswagen’s electric ID.4

Volkswagen says the ID.4 is as important to its future as the Beetle was to its past. Jonathan Gitlin It wants to sell a lot of ID.4s in America, which is why it’s unapologetically a midsize crossover, the segment which accounts for one in four of all new light vehicle sales. Volkswagen In time, the …

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Volkswagen is using its electric ID.Buzz van to test self-driving tech

Volkswagen at one time said its electric ID.Buzz van would reach dealerships by 2022 (that announcement has been removed but you can view it in the Internet Archive), but news from its commercial division confirms that at least an unveiling is still on deck for next year. Beyond that, VW autonomous driving exec Christian Senger …

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‘Next-gen’ USPS vehicles can use gas or electric motors

The US Postal Service plans to have a new mail van on American roads by 2023. A new contract will see Oshkosh Defense manufacture between 50,000 and 165,000 “Next Generation Delivery Vehicles” for the agency over the next 10 years. The vehicle will come in both combustion and electric powertrain variants. According to the Postal …

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