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EV trends: From battery leasing to the death of the hybrid

The EV headlines just don’t stop coming, but where are the trends actually leading the automotive industry?

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AMN Drivetime: Dave Caracci

Dave Caracci is a guy who can wield a wrench as deftly as he can a sales pitch.

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Can federal cash rein in EV range, cost, recycling concerns?

The whole EV landscape is getting an adoption boost courtesy of government incentives out the wazoo. But is it enough?

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How truckers are keeping their goods cool without diesel – with Carrier Transicold

Electric commercial trucks are out there, and fleets are starting to use them for shorter routes that work for their limited battery range. In these cases, the limited range has a workaround, but what about if you are limited in what cargo you can haul? That’s what is happening to trucks hauling goods that need

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An SC school district talks through its transition to electric buses – with Proterra

In late October, the EPA announced nearly $1 billion was awarded through the Clean School Bus Rebate Lottery program to support 389 school districts across the country with their school bus electrification projects. The intention of this program is to accelerate electrification by giving schools the financial resources to transition their diesel bus fleets to all-electric.  On this episode

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AMN Drivetime: Marc Blackman, Bill Long, Paul McCarthy

In mid-November, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) made a major announcement about a new business structure to better position the organization and the vehicle supplier community for the future. The 118-year-old organization will now operate under one umbrella — MEMA — and will represent automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers with two groups: MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers

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Up close with the Sono Motors Sion, a $25k solar-powered EV

The Sion’s 190-mile battery range can be extended by about 70 miles per week in typical weather via solar power.

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We test Sailun’s ERange EV Tire on a Tesla Model 3

How big of a benefit do you get from equipping your EV with EV tires?

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Reimagining the all-electric delivery walk-in van – with The Shyft Group

What do you do when you’re given a $1 million check to find an integrated Class 3-5 EV chassis? If you’re working with The Shyft Group, you ask for $8 million more to develop one yourself. The Shyft Group is betting that by designing and manufacturing its own Class 3-5 Blue Arc chassis and bodies

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AMN Drivetime: John Gamauf

John Gamauf is a 50-year veteran of the tire industry. Starting out with Firestone as a tire buster in the late 60s, he rose through the company’s ranks working in different sales positions for Bridgestone brands until he became president of consumer replacement tires for Bridgestone/Firestone North America consumer tire company in 2003. During his

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Time for a Ford Pro F-150 Lightning test drive

For two hours, we explored the hills of vineyards in Sonoma County from behind the wheel of a new Ford Pro F-150 Lightning.

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Are EVs right for you? There’s a tool for that – with Geotab

Everyone is talking about EVs, so getting caught up in the hype is easy. The problem is, EVs aren’t yet suitable for every use case, and jumping into electrifying your fleet with eyes closed can have severe consequences. There’s so much to think about: What are your routes? What infrastructure do you need? How much

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