Thor Trucks arrives as the latest electric-semi competitor

14 Dec
Thor Trucks ET-OneWhile battery-electric cars slowly start to become viable daily transportation options, companies have begun looking to the commercial sector for a similar revolution. Specifically, many companies have their eyes on the semi-trailer truck market and there's a new face in town: Thor Trucks. Thor revealed its first semi, the ET-One, Wednesday, and...

Otto who? Tesla is ready to test electric, self-driving big rigs in Nevada and California

10 Aug
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013You can say a lot of things about Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, but you certainly can't call them slackers. They've crafted a plan for world domination that includes electric cars, self-driving technology, solar power, and energy storage, among other things--and they're not done yet. For Tesla's next trick, it would like to transform the world of...

Congress keeps self-driving big rigs in the slow lane (but for how long?)

1 Aug
Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept, 2014 Hannover Commercial Vehicle ShowThere are certain things that most Americans agree on nowadays. For example: Global warming is real and is caused by human activities. Smoking and second-hand smoke are both harmful. Congress is a complete and utter crapfest. Another thing we accept: autonomous cars are coming, whether we like it or not. (And no, some folks do not like it at all.)...