Ford, GM and others have secured large-scale EV fleet contracts with companies like Walmart and FedEx
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WSJ’s George Downs breaks down how much of a lifeline fleet electrification contracts can be for auto makers and what other EV companies in particular are fighting for them. Illustration: George Downs
George Downs explores the evolution of transportation, from electric vehicles to commercial aviation and the future of spaceflight.
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