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Transportation 2021-05-24T14:11:14Z
Picture of Ford's F-150 Lightning Pro electric pickup truck

Ford unveils a 'Pro' version of its F-150 Lightning electric pickup. It starts at $40,000, is aimed at commercial customers, and can tow up to 7,700 pounds: take a look.

The basic model of the Lightning Pro starts at $39,974, with an estimated range of 230 miles. Models with 300 miles of range will start at $49,974.
Transportation 2021-05-24T14:11:12Z
Ryanair plane

A routine commercial flight from Athens to Lithuania spiraled into a dramatic international incident that has world leaders outraged. Here's what happened, and why it's a huge deal.

European leaders are outraged. They are meeting today to discuss taking action against Alexander Lukashenko's regime.
Premium Transportation 2021-05-24T14:10:08Z
Electric vehicle charging.

EV startups can't find enough qualified engineers to build the cars of the future. Here's how they're fixing the education gap.

The gap in traditional engineering degrees and the experience of building cars is leading to a lag in electric vehicles and autonomous driving.
Travel 2021-05-24T13:26:48Z

You could win a year of free United Airlines flights with your vaccination record. Here's how to enter the sweepstakes.

United Airlines just unveiled its new "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes, but only fully vaccinated MileagePlus members are eligible to apply.
Transportation 2021-05-24T12:08:00Z

Experts are convinced that self-flying planes will roam the skies by 2025 — here's how one startup is working to win over the FAA and the public

Self-flying planes are closer to becoming a reality than many would like to think, with the first prototypes already taking to the skies.
Transportation 2021-05-24T11:17:25Z

Americans want to travel again but some vacations are now way more expensive than normal, thanks to a 17% spike in flight fares and rising hotel prices

Just as people want to travel again, prices of flights and hotel rooms soaring. Hotel rates in Cancun, Mexico, are higher than 2019, data suggests.
Transportation 2021-05-23T12:49:00Z

I flew Delta first class for the first time since the airline brought back real snacks and drinks but I was still unimpressed

Delta has been the slowest of its competitors to bring back a normal snack and drink offering and nowhere is that more apparent than in first class.
Premium Transportation 2021-05-23T12:24:00Z

How historic British sports car brand Lotus plans to branch into family-hauling EVs without losing its charm

British sports car brand Lotus, now under Chinese automotive powerhouse Geely, has an EV future. Here's how it plans to retain its longtime fans.
Transportation 2021-05-23T12:16:00Z

Audi's $140,000 RS E-Tron GT was my first time driving an EV — and it showed me our absurdly fast electric future

Taking Audi's 637-horsepower super sedan for a spin made for a thrilling (and sometimes frightening) first experience driving an electric car.
Transportation 2021-05-23T09:39:11Z

The Ever Given's owner has blamed the Suez Canal ity for the blockage, saying it wrongly allowed the ship to enter the area during poor weather conditions

Lawyers representing the Ever Given's owner said the ship should have been chaperoned by at least two tug boats, "but this didn't happen."
Transportation 2021-05-22T23:03:00Z

Drones 101: The Future of Drones for Consumers and Businesses

In The Drones 101 report, Business Insider Intelligence forecasts the future of the drone market and examines how high it will fly.
Transportation 2021-05-22T16:29:58Z

Airlines like United and Delta are making it easier than ever to access elite status and its perks like free first class upgrades

Elite status was formerly the domain of an airline's top spenders. But now average travelers have a better shot at entering the prized loyalty realm.
Transportation 2021-05-22T14:15:56Z

The largest container ship to ever visit the East Coast just arrived at the Port of New York and New Jersey: Meet the Marco Polo

The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry more than 16,000 containers and completed its journey from China in just 20 days.
Transportation 2021-05-22T13:04:11Z

The founder of JetBlue is finally launching his new airline this month with 39 routes and $39 fares — but it won't be JetBlue 2.0

Breeze Airways will have some of the comforts that JetBlue is famous for but customers can expect to pay extra for bags and seat assignments.
Premium Transportation 2021-05-22T12:46:00Z

JetBlue's founder is back with new low-cost airline Breeze. Here's his plan to reinvent the budget market.

David Neeleman's launching Breeze Airways during a particularly tumultuous time for airlines: the pandemic era. But he has a plan to make it work.
Premium Transportation 2021-05-22T12:44:00Z

Range anxiety may be the biggest problem holding back electric cars. Industry experts say solving two key issues could convince buyers to ditch gas power.

The electric vehicle industry is taking off, and will need to build out a robust charging network and a power grid to support it.

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Premium Transportation 2021-05-22T11:38:00Z

Ferrari's bid for gangbusters growth hinges on 'softer' supercars, SUVs, and going electric

Ferrari has long put scarcity at the core of its business strategy. Now, it's looking to grow — and conquer.
Politics 2021-05-22T01:54:15Z

Trump plans to restore his 'beautiful' Boeing 757 with Rolls-Royce engines and new paint job for future rallies

Trump said in a statement that the plane, which has been sitting broken and unused in New York, will be ready by the end of the year.
Transportation 2021-05-21T18:30:48Z

American Airlines and others carriers were left helpless after a system outage crippled operations, causing delays

One analyst described the system as the "heart" of an airline, and its outage will have ripple effects just as travelers jet off for the weekend.
Premium Transportation 2021-05-21T15:30:33Z

Chinese e-commerce giant is taking its logistics arm public for $3.16 billion. Here's how it built an operation that rivals Amazon's delivery speed and skill.

JD Logistics is a force in Chinese e-commerce, with more than 1,000 warehouses and 21,000 delivery staff covering "almost all" of China.
Transportation 2021-05-21T15:10:54Z

The popemobile is going electric for the first time, thanks to EV maker Fisker

Pope Francis has approved plans for a modified version of Fisker's Ocean SUV to be a new mode of papal transport.
Transportation 2021-05-21T14:44:41Z

Here's how much each Tesla will set you back after the latest price hike

Tesla has raised its prices several times in just the last few months. Here's how much one of its electric cars will set you back today.
Transportation 2021-05-21T14:30:00Z

Why Circuit of the America's is one of the most dangerous race tracks in the world

Circuit of the Americas is the first US racetrack built for Formula 1. Despite being so new, it's one of the world's most challenging courses.
Transportation 2021-05-21T12:20:21Z

Tesla cars are reportedly banned from parking at some Chinese government offices over security concerns

Managers of at least two government agencies in Beijing and Shanghai told staff Tesla cars were not welcome in the office car park, Reuters reported.
Transportation 2021-05-21T11:26:21Z

Ford will temporarily shut 8 factories and cut production of its F-150 pickups and Mustang due to the global chip shortage, a report says

Ford told CNBC is would cut production of its cars, including its Ford Mustang, Bronco Sport SUV, and F150 pickup models.
Tech 2021-05-21T09:00:20Z

Elon Musk said at a Kremlin conference that Tesla could build a factory in Russia: 'I think we're close to establishing a Tesla presence'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared at a conference in Moscow via video link, and said he was invited to speak by a Kremlin spokesman, Bloomberg reported.
Personal Finance 2021-05-20T21:30:34Z

The best credit cards for gas purchases can earn you bonus points, miles, or cash back at the pump

Maximize your spending at gas stations by using a credit card that earns bonus rewards on fuel — and some cards earn extra in other categories, too.
Transportation 2021-05-20T21:30:00Z

Ford revealed its first-ever all-electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning

Ford has revealed its first-ever all-electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning. The truck debuted at Ford's headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.
Transportation 2021-05-20T20:04:07Z

How to finance a car purchased on Carvana

Carvana doesn't just sell used cars online, it also offers in-house financing to all eligible buyers. Here's how it works.
Premium Transportation 2021-05-20T17:54:38Z

3 execs leading the startup born of Google's self-driving car project reveal their plan to attack the $800 billion trucking business

The often overlooked arm of Waymo's self-driving business could deliver revenue that outpaces what the company's making with its ride-hail service.
Transportation 2021-05-20T16:15:06Z

Europe will be open for vaccinated tourists this summer, possibly as soon as next week

The bloc will lift its year-long restrictions on nonessential travel by visitors who have received approved shots, or from countries it deems "safe."
Transportation 2021-05-20T15:38:57Z

Elon Musk announces June delivery event for its fastest Tesla Model S yet

The Tesla Model S Plaid was initially set to launch in February, but was pushed back due to supply-chain snags.
Premium Transportation 2021-05-20T15:31:57Z

Cold-chain logistics giant Lineage's latest acquisition launches it into the booming online grocery shopping business

With the acquisition, Lineage — which today manages cold logistics for Walmart — is pouncing on the growing market of cold-shipped e-commerce.
Premium Transportation 2021-05-20T15:30:44Z

Exclusive: Miami's mayor expects planning documents for a tunnel with Elon Musk's Boring Company to be ready in about 3 months

Elon Musk proposed a tunnel for electric vehicles under the Brickell Avenue drawbridge, which regularly causes gridlock traffic in Miami.
Transportation 2021-05-20T14:29:42Z

Ford says it has racked up 20,000 F-150 Lightning reservations hours after the electric pickup's debut

Revealed on Wednesday night, the F-150 Lightning sports up to 300 miles of range, 775 pound-feet of torque, and an attractive base MSRP under $40,000.
Premium Transportation 2021-05-20T14:15:26Z

Elon Musk is Tesla's most visible leader, but not its only one. Meet 12 other people who control its future.

Elon Musk might be the most visible person on Tesla's leadership ladder, but he's certainly not the only one. Here are 12 others you should know.
Premium Transportation 2021-05-20T13:53:27Z

A Taiwanese electric scooter startup spent a decade mastering battery swapping. Now it's taking its tech to China's mammoth two-wheeler market.

Battery swapping outfit Gogoro has just partnered with DCJ and Yadea to bring battery swapping to electric scooters in China.
Economy 2021-05-20T13:25:19Z

The nation's largest pipeline may have reopened, but customers will still face surging gas prices this summer

High gas prices may dampen your summer vacation plans this year, as fuel prices show no signs of falling back down.
Transportation 2021-05-20T11:05:45Z

Watch police pull over a Tesla driver they say was asleep at the wheel going 82 mph with Autopilot switched on

A Kenosha County deputy switched on his sirens and followed the Tesla, going 82 mph, for two miles before the driver noticed, police said.
Premium Transportation 2021-05-20T01:31:00Z

Ford's CEO reveals how it beat flashy electric-truck rivals to market with its upcoming $40,000 F-150 EV

The Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck has arrived. Ford CEO Jim Farley said even he wasn't prepared for how well Ford executed on the EV.
Transportation 2021-05-20T01:30:00Z

Ford F-150 Lightning debuts with a $39,974 starting MSRP, up to 300 miles of range, and 563 horsepower

A fully loaded F-150 Lightning will run you up to $90,000, Ford says. You can reserve one now with a $100 deposit.
Transportation 2021-05-19T16:41:28Z

JetBlue's first flights to London this summer are now on sale and round-trip fares are under $600

The pandemic paved the way for JetBlue to serve its London airports of choice and fares are incredibly low. But will the UK allow Americans to enter?
Transportation 2021-05-19T14:37:27Z

Ford is livestreaming its highly anticipated F-150 Lightning electric pickup reveal tonight. Here's how to watch.

We'll get our first true glimpse of the electric truck on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. EST. Watch the livestream here.
Premium Transportation 2021-05-19T11:20:00Z

The self-driving industry's Wild West days are done. An elite group of giants has taken the lead, and any challengers are likely doomed.

Companies like Waymo, Cruise, Argo AI, and Aurora make up the autonomous-vehicle industry's top tier. Their lead is growing.
Transportation 2021-05-18T21:37:59Z

A JetBlue was forced to divert after a passenger was seen snorting a white substance and 'acting erratically'

It's the latest instance of unruly passengers causing disturbances on flights, and the FAA has been doling out hefty fines.
Transportation 2021-05-18T19:26:12Z

Ford just showed the electric F-150 Lightning a day before its official reveal

We got a glimpse of the F-150 Lightning a full day before it's set to be revealed as it was used as a prop behind President Joe Biden for his speech.
Transportation 2021-05-18T17:46:47Z

Tesla says it's working with China to investigate a crash in which a policeman reportedly died

The accident reportedly involved a Tesla and two traffic policemen in the eastern Chinese city of Taizhou.
Transportation 2021-05-18T17:03:31Z

2 pilots ejected from an F-15QA fighter jet during an emergency on the runway at a St. Louis airport

The aircraft was a new F-15 variant for a foreign buyer. What caused the pilots to eject is currently under investigation.
Transportation 2021-05-18T16:47:38Z

Americans are already booking Christmas and Thanksgiving travel while summer holidays may suffer as fares surge

Many Americans have already locked in Thanksgiving and Christmas travel plans but may plan to skip the airports for the summer holidays.
Transportation 2021-05-18T15:16:47Z

Making electric cars will cost the same as traditional combustion vehicles by 2026, says Bloomberg NEF

The price of a small electric car could be around $14,700 by 2026 and, if certain measures are taken, Europe could be selling EVs exclusively by 2035.
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