Walmart’s electric truck file: ‘It is a huge opportunity’

The electric truck business is a $2.4 billion industry in the United States and a $1.6 billion industry globally.It is not new to the U.S., but it has never been so competitively priced, said Jim Phelan, a former president of the Electric Vehicle Association.The U.K. is currently the world leader in the electric truck market […]

When Tesla unveils its electric vehicle, Ford will be there

AUSTIN, Texas — Tesla Motors has a major new addition to its fleet.Tesla’s first electric car is expected to go on sale in 2019 and will be powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, a source close to the company told Bloomberg News.The company has a small amount of cash to spend on new technology, but […]

When a Tennessee electric utility has a problem, they often go to the local police department for help

Clay electric has a long history of using its reputation as a major supplier of electric-vehicle batteries to help people in its community, but recently a lawsuit filed by the utility alleges that it did not do enough to protect its customers from theft and vandalism.The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville, accuses […]

Gas prices spike as Tennessee’s electric service companies lose market share

Electric truck companies have a hard time competing with gas-powered electric water heaters in Nashville.They lost market share to electric water heater operators in recent years.A recent survey of electric truck operators found the share of those companies that operate gas-fired and electric water heating systems fell to about 30 percent in Nashville and parts […]

Electric fireplace: It’s like the coolest thing in the world!

By the time I got home, the lights were on, the fans were pumping and the house was warm.I could barely see my neighbors in the back yard. The place was so quiet.The room was packed with friends and family, and the only noise was the crackling of the electric fireplace.I was excited to get my […]