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GM and EVgo will bring over 2,700 new fast chargers to national network

Coming to a neighborhood near you.


EVgo

Automakers plan to roll out numerous new electric cars over the course of this decade, but they won’t do much good if drivers don’t have consistent access to a plug. General Motors and EVgo will diminish that exact fear.

On Friday, the automaker and charging station operator said both will buddy up to build over 2,700 new fast charging plugs across the US. The construction will take place over the next five years, but the plan will see access expand to new areas to help boost EV adoption.

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Self-driving trucks hit the road at scale with TuSimple’s new freight network

Beep beep, TuSimple making moves.


TuSimple

The US will be home to a world-first in the Autonomous Freight Network, designed to bring self-driving semi trucks to market in a safe manner. San Diego-based startup TuSimple is its creator, and it’s brought some heavy hitters onboard to see the project through.

TuSimple said Wednesday that UPS, Penske and US Xpress will each work with the startup to bring the project to life over three phases.  Penske Truck Leasing will handle preventative maintenance and help TuSimple scale its fleet operation, while US Xpress provides the startup with more opportunities to collect data

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Rivian plucked former Tesla workers to work on charging network, report says

Sounds like Rivian has some grand plans.


Rivian

Rivian is making moves. Despite reports the firm recently laid off 40 workers, the Michigan-based electric car startup reportedly also hired a few significant individuals from Tesla.

According to an Electrek on Tuesday, Rivian hired on three executives, all of whom formerly worked for Tesla. Specifically, they each worked on Tesla’s charging program. The three new hires are Carrington Bradley, a seven-year Tesla veteran previously part of the charging program, Sara Eslinger, who spent six years at Tesla working on charging infrastructure, and Kit Ahuja, a former Tesla manager.

Bradley is the

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