It’s Electric

June 3, 2021 – Developments in the area of electric vehicles are coming fast and furious. Caterpillar just announced that at this year’s MINExpo, it will show the new Cat R1700 XE LHD electric vehicle for underground mining. With its 15-tonne payload and 24,190-kg lift and tilt breakout, it features a battery electric design that delivers superior productivity in underground applications with the…

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New Ford F-150 Lightning Will Be All-Electric

May 10, 2021 – Ford’s smartest, most innovative truck yet will be all-electric and called F-150 Lightning. The all-new F-150 Lightning will be revealed May 19 at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn and livestreamed for millions to watch. The F-150 Lightning “brings stunning innovation, technologies and capabilities to the F-Series, America’s best-selling vehicle, combined with the power, payload and towing capability that is…

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California’s Electric Car Problem

Sept. 25, 2020 – California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he has directed the state to ban gasoline-powered cars beginning in 15 years. The new executive order aims to eliminate new models of traditional cars and put more vehicles powered by clean technologies such as fuel cells and batteries on California’s roads. I get that. But, what about gasoline taxes that go…

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