Isuzu recently selected ChargePoint as its official partner for EV charging infrastructure, software solutions, and training for Isuzu dealers and customers. In March, Isuzu announced its plans to launch the 2025 NRR EV, a Class 5 battery electric truck, in early 2024.
The NRR EV marks Isuzu’s debut in the world of all-electric production models. The truck supports both AC (Level 2) and DC Fast Charging (Level 3), providing versatile charging options.
“Commercial trucks play a critical role in the transition to electrification, underscoring the need for integrated charging solutions to help streamline operations and deliver a lower total cost of ownership (TCO),” said Rich Mohr, Senior Vice President, Americas at ChargePoint.
Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed Assembly Bill 316, which would have required human attendants in driverless vehicles over 10,000 pounds. The bill saw broad support among state legislators and was backed by the Teamsters and other labor organizations.
The governor wrote in his veto message that the bill “is unnecessary for the regulation and oversight of heavy-duty autonomous vehicle technology,” adding that the existing regulatory framework is “sufficient.”
Teamsters president Sean O’Brien wrote that “jobs and communities” would have been saved by the bill, and vetoing it gives “a greenlight to put these dangerous rigs on the road.”
There is a growing opportunity for smart fleet management providers to expand their services to new regions and markets, with the increasing globalization of businesses.
The key element driving the market for smart fleet management is the vehicle telematics. The integration of telematics systems provides valuable data on vehicle location, maintenance needs, and driver behavior.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are being leveraged to analyze vast amounts of data generated by smart fleet systems, which enables predictive maintenance, route optimization, and data-driven decision-making.
Michigan economic consulting firm Anderson Economic Group LLC estimates economic losses have totaled over $1.6 billion so far, largely concentrated in the handful of areas where UAW strike actions or layoffs have occurred.
The supply base for the Detroit Three reaches deep into the economy, especially in the upper Midwest, and touches everything from chemical and metal producers to electronics.
"A lot of these companies were just starting to get their legs underneath them again" after COVID and semiconductor chip shortages, said Laurie Harbour, CEO of Harbour Results Inc., a manufacturing advisory firm in Southfield, Michigan.
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