Tag: Transportation

GM, Ford are all-in on EVs. Here’s how their dealers feel about it

A sign is unveiled at General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly on Oct. 16, 2020, introducing the facility’s new name: Factory Zero, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center. GM After years of come-and-gone predictions that battery-powered sedans, pickups and SUVs would replace gas-guzzling, emissions-spewing models, the shift to electric vehicles is revving up. Beyond EV pioneer and market leader Tesla, […]

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Branson’s Virgin Orbit in talks with former Goldman partner’s SPAC for $3 billion deal to go public

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, with a rocket under the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner, takes off for a key drop test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites from Mojave, California, July 10, 2019. Mike Blake | Reuters Virgin Orbit, the satellite-launching spinoff of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, is in advanced discussions […]

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Blue Origin auctions seat on first spaceflight with Jeff Bezos for $28 million

A New Shepard rocket launches on a test flight. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos‘ space venture Blue Origin auctioned off a seat on its upcoming first crewed spaceflight on Saturday for $28 million. The winning bidder, whose name wasn’t released, will fly to the edge of space with the Amazon founder and his brother Mark on […]

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Industries should provide transport for workforce: Bommai

Owners of industries, which have been allowed to resume operations from Monday, have to arrange transportation facilities for their workers and ensure vaccination of workforce, Home and Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Basavaraj Bommai said here today. For re-opening the economy in a graded manner from June 14, the government has relaxed guidelines for all […]

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Electric truck maker Lordstown warns of going concern risk; shares tank

The Lordstown Motors factory is where GM once operated, in Lordstown, Ohio, on October 16, 2020. Megan Jelinger | AFP | Getty Images U.S. electric truck maker Lordstown Motors said on Tuesday there was “substantial doubt” about its ability to continue as a going concern, sending its shares down 16%. “The company believes that its […]

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Ford’s new Maverick hybrid pickup will get 40 mpg in the city and starts at $19,995

DETROIT – Ford Motor’s new Maverick truck will be the first pickup in America with a standard gas-electric hybrid engine when it goes on sale this fall starting at about $20,000. The company unveiled the compact pickup Tuesday as the smallest vehicle in its highly profitable truck lineup, slotting below the full-size Ford F-150 and […]

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United will require new employees to show proof of Covid vaccine, following Delta

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER plane is towed as an American Airlines Boeing 737 plane departs from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Kamil Krzaczynski | Reuters United Airlines this month will start requiring new hires to show proof that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19, following a similar move by Delta Air Lines. The […]

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