Alan Ohnsman, Forbes

Alan Ohnsman


Los Angeles, CA, United States

Contact Alan

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • Forbes

Past articles by Alan:

Nikola Snags $42 Million From California To Build Hydrogen Truck Stations

The funds are a positive development for the company, which recently announced job cuts and seeks to raise cash by issuing new shares. → Read More

Exclusive: Troubled Robot Truckmaker TuSimple Says It May Sell Off U.S. Business

The company’s CEO says there’s no firm buyer lined up and that the plan to separate U.S. operations doesn’t arise from pressure related to a CFIUS review. → Read More

California’s $100 Billion Electric Bullet Train Will Be Fully Solar Powered

The initial segment of the country’s most expensive infrastructure project is getting a utility-scale clean power system. → Read More

Boeing Bets On Startup Equatic With Massive CO2 Removal, Hydrogen Deal

The newly launched company, which doesn’t expect to open its first commercial facility until at least 2026, was spun out of UCLA’s Institute for Carbon Management... → Read More

Ford’s EV Customers Getting Access To Tesla Charging Network In 2024

Tesla's deal with Ford is likely the first of many it will arrange that both aid rivals’ EV plans and generate additional revenue from its existing infrastructure. → Read More

Elon Musk Said Tesla’s Semi Would Transform Trucking. 6 Years Later, Customers Are Still Waiting

Elon Musk celebrated the December launch of the long-delayed electric Tesla Semi, gushing about its remarkable acceleration. But the EV company’s newest product is off to a slow start. → Read More

California To Only Allow Zero-Emission Trucks In The State By 2045

The California Air Resources Board said a new rule barring the sale of internal-combustion trucks in the state by 2036 is the world’s first such regulation. → Read More

California Expands Its Air Pollution Fight With New Rules For Dirty Train Exhaust

The Golden State, which has set tough pollution rules for cars and trucks for half a century, is going after diesel pollution from trains that it says are even dirtier. → Read More

U.S. EV Charging Network Gets $2.5 Billion Boost From Biden Administration

Funds are intended to fill in regional gaps, particularly for underserved and rural communities, following an initial $5 billion infusion to build EV charges on U.S. highways and state routes. → Read More

Diesel Giant Cummins Has A $13 Billion Cleantech Goal — Starting With A New Name

The century-old manufacturer is beefing up its sales goals for batteries, electric truck components and technology to make carbon-free hydrogen as tougher regulations threaten its core business in the years ahead. → Read More

Diesel Giant Cummins Has A $13 Billion Cleantech Goal—Starting With A New Name

The century-old manufacturer is beefing up its sales goals for batteries, electric truck components and technology to make carbon-free hydrogen as tougher regulations threaten its core business in the years ahead. → Read More

Siemens Is Boosting U.S. Passenger Train Production With A $220 Million North Carolina Plant

The German manufacturer is adding a second U.S. factory to make train cars for North American rail lines, with plans to hire 500 workers. → Read More

Luminar Aims To Put Lidar, First Created For AVs, Into Millions Of Regular Cars

The tech startup appears to be the industry standard with contracts to supply its 3D vision technology for 20 vehicle models from five auto brands and truckmaker Daimler. Mass production starts this year at a new Mexican plant. → Read More

Waymo’s L.A. Robotaxi Fleet Is Going Fully Driverless

Alphabet Inc.’s multibillion-dollar bet on self-driving cars and trucks isn’t ready to launch any paid rides yet, though the second-biggest U.S. city will be its next commercial market after Phoenix and San Francisco. → Read More

Tesla Versus Prius And The Carbon Crisis Long-Game

Toyota has been criticized as a laggard when it comes to electric cars but the world’s biggest automaker says a blended strategy of EVs, plug-in hybrids and Prius-like hybrids can have a bigger impact on curbing carbon emissions in the near term. → Read More

Battery Push By Tesla And Other EV Makers Raises Child Labor Concerns

A new study finds that auto, battery and electronics firms are indirectly using cobalt sourced from unsafe artisanal mines in Congo that rely heavily on children doing dangerous work. → Read More

A New ‘Glue’ Could Make Lithium-Ion Batteries Cheaper — And Less Toxic

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists say they’ve created a breakthrough adhesive for batteries that allows them to be recycled without creating highly toxic chemicals. → Read More

This Radar Tech Startup Just Raised $17 Million To Make Automated Driving Cheaper And Safer

Spartan Radar, a Southern California startup that makes software to sharpen imaging data collected by automotive radar sensors, now counts Microsoft as an investor as it shifts to commercial operations. → Read More

What Tesla Brand Crisis? Musk Says His Vast Twitter Audience Confirms Popularity

The EV maker's mercurial CEO encourages other companies to emulate his "entertaining" Twitter style to aid sales. → Read More

Nikola To Run Hydrogen Production, Fuel Cell Truck Stations Under ‘HYLA’ Brand

Much like Tesla, the company is building its own fueling network to keep its hydrogen trucks running. It plans to operate 60 fuel stations by 2026. → Read More