Ride News Now: June 7, 2019

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In this episode of Ride News Now with Alison Haislip, Ford is opening its wallet to electrify its lineup, there’s a hyperloop company that wants to build a train capable of 600 miles per hour, and EV charging stations are finally coming to… gas stations.

  • First up is news from Ford. The Blue Oval Brand wants to electrify its entire lineup. And to do so, the automaker is prepared to spend $11 billion.
  • Next, the dream of high-speed tube travel is alive and well… and flush with cash. The Virgin Hyperloop is raking in the investment cash as it speeds towards delivering a transportation system that’s similar to the way drive-up bank tellers fling your money into their vault. Using magnets and air, Virgin Hyperloop hopes to offer a system that can shuttle people and products through a tunnel at more than 600 miles per hour.
  • Finally, it has never made sense that we don’t have EV charging stations at gas stations. Chevron and EVgo are looking to fix that. The two companies have teamed up to begin bringing car charging capability to the parking lots of your local gas station. Five stations in California are up and running, and more are on the way.

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