With short seller “investigative reports,” tightly spun narratives set public opinion that can crash a stock by the end of the day. Shouldn’t a company’s valuation be based on the performance of finished product and meeting production timelines? Asking for Lordstown Motors.
March 16, 2021
As the new technology hype machine works in overdrive, it’s time to take a deep breath and concentrate on product releases that we can experience for ourselves and drive. Remember those?
September 15, 2020
Ford’s electric F-150 is due by mid-2022. Is this a realistic assessment of the electrification timeline, or is Ford late to the game?
June 23, 2020
CARB’s new targets may be unrealistic, but will they propel the electrification market? Also: Tesla releases Autopilot crash data; autonomous start up attacks the middle mile.
May 12, 2020
Vocational and business fleet drivers don’t get the attention that truckers do. Yet they too are on the front lines, and their jobs often bring them into uncontrolled environments every day.
May 5, 2020
Of any manufacturer, Ford is best poised to electrify a global work van. But it’ll still need competitive products, supplier and upfitter partnerships, charging infrastructure and standardization, and federal incentives to create the ecosystem for electric commercial vehicles.
March 13, 2020
As proliferation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) increases, skilled labor, equipment, and training costs will increase as well. Fleet operators can’t mitigate these financial burdens by cutting corners on ADAS recalibration and repairs.
March 2, 2020
If an automaker can make an electric truck like the one I’m laying out here, I’m all in.
December 2, 2019
Remember compliance cars? California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposed Advanced Clean Truck rule feels like its 2012 rule dictating zero-emission passenger cars. Only this time, fleets are involved.
October 29, 2019
Amazon placed an order for a cargo van that doesn’t exist yet; you can now call your Tesla across the parking lot, and gas stations are becoming the filling stations of (back to) the future. Just another week in this new world of transportation.
October 1, 2019
In this new era of vehicles taking over human tasks, fleet operators need to adjust driver education, training, and policies to maximize the effectiveness of advanced driver assistance systems.
September 17, 2019
Forget autonomous trucking, for now, delivery drones and package-carrying robots will be a reality much sooner. To what extent will they take away traditional delivery driving jobs?
August 20, 2019
In this analysis of recent mobility news, we apply the “efficiencies, cost, savings, fewer tech hurdles” rule to see which new mobility models might be deployed sooner than we think.
August 5, 2019