Anheuser-Busch Orders 100s of Nikola’s Fuel-Cell Trucks
Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC says it will buy as many as 800 hydrogen-fueled highway trucks from developer Nikola Motor Co.
Anheuser-Busch says the Nikola trucks will enable it to convert its entire long-distance dedicated fleet to vehicles that use renewable fuels by 2025.
Last December Anheuser-Busch announced it plans to add 40 of Tesla Inc.’s battery-powered Semi heavy-duty commercial tractors to its fleet. The Tesla truck can travel about 500 miles per charge, making it suitable for short- and medium-range work. Tesla says its Semi model will go into production in 2019.
Volvo Trucks is introducing a version of Volvo Car Corp.’s telematics system that will allow the two companies’ vehicles to share safety alerts with each other.
This week the British government is distributing £25 million ($33 million) in funds to as many as six projects that will test self-driving vehicles on public highways.
The Kroger Co. and Silicon Valley startup Nuro launched a pilot program for autonomous grocery delivery this week in Scottsdale, Ariz.