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Verizon’s  New York Van Fleet Goes Hybrid Electric

Verizon’s New York Van Fleet Goes Hybrid Electric

| January 8, 2018

With the help of fleet electrification leader  XL Hybrids technology, Verizon has replaced over 200 gas-powered vans in New York City with hybrid-electric vans in an attempt to help support the city’s clean energy goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030. The XL3 hybrid-electric system that is being used on the Chevy vans […]

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Global Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Topped 1 Million in 2017

Global Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Topped 1 Million in 2017

| January 8, 2018

A new report from Navigant Research shows that global plug-in electric vehicle sales topped one million unites in 2017. What’s more, the pace of change is speeding up. Recent developments in the PEV market, including the rollout of long-range battery EVs (BEVs) at sub-$40,000 price points, have positioned the segment for robust growth. Since PEVs […]

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Chinese City First to Switch Entire Bus Fleet to Electric

Chinese City First to Switch Entire Bus Fleet to Electric

| January 8, 2018

The city of Shenzen, China which currently utilizes 16,000 buses, more than the five largest North American bus fleets combined, has finished a six-year effort to replace its diesel-fueled buses and become the world’s first city to electrify its entire public transit bus fleet. Shenzen has methodically electrified its bus fleet in recent years to […]

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Hyundai Adds Plug-In Hybrid in 2018

Hyundai Adds Plug-In Hybrid in 2018

| January 8, 2018

Hyundai has added the 2018 Plug-in Hybrid model to its popular Ioniq line-up for the 2018 model year, along with new features for Ioniq Hybrid and Electric models. The company’s growing eco-focused Ioniq line-up is the first to offer three distinct electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated vehicle platform. Hyundai’s approach for the Ioniq line […]

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LA Department of Transportation Taps Proterra for 25 Zero-Emission Buses

LA Department of Transportation Taps Proterra for 25 Zero-Emission Buses

| January 8, 2018

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will receive 25 35-foot Proterra Catalyst electric buses in 2019, in response to a significant commitment by the City of Los Angeles to deploy an all-electric bus fleet by 2030. The procurement will be funded in part by […]

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WABCO Ups Investment in Advancing Electric Commercial Vehicle Sector

WABCO Ups Investment in Advancing Electric Commercial Vehicle Sector

| January 8, 2018

WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a leading global supplier of technologies and services for commercial vehicles,has announced that it has made a $10 million strategic investment in Nikola Motor Company, a leader in the design and manufacturing of hydrogen-electric vehicles, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle drivetrains headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah […]

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BMW’s Dream: A Hyperloop for Electric Bicycles

BMW’s Dream: A Hyperloop for Electric Bicycles

| December 26, 2017

BMW is in the works to create an elevated network of covered bicycle highways that would wind their way through congested Chinese cities. Imagine rented electric bikes, with fees charged based on the distance traveled, whisking commuters and tourists (at up to 15 miles per hour) to their destinations. “It’s our Hyperloop,” Markus Seidel, head […]

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Price Might Not be Right for a Very Used Tesla

Price Might Not be Right for a Very Used Tesla

| December 26, 2017

We understand that the Tesla is supposed to retain its value, but check this out. An Amsterdam company that has been operating a Tesla taxi fleet and was an early adopter of electric vehicles is now about to sell of dozens of used Tesla vehicles; but to some, the price seems steep. Tesla’s vehicles have […]

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Mercedes to Electrify All Commercial Vans

Mercedes to Electrify All Commercial Vans

| December 26, 2017

As part of its electrification plan, Mercedes-Benz will add electric drive to all its commercial vans and it is starting by taking orders for the new eVito all-electric van. Last year, Mercedes unveiled a prototype of its new all-electric van concept aimed at the delivery industry. The eVito is a mid-size van with a 41.4 kWh battery pack for a range “around 150 km” (93 […]

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Verizon’s  New York Van Fleet Goes Hybrid Electric

Verizon’s New York Van Fleet Goes Hybrid Electric

| December 26, 2017

With the help of  XL Hybrids technology, Verizon has replaced over 200 gas-powered vans in New York City with hybrid-electric vans in an attempt to help support the city’s clean energy goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030. The XL3 hybrid-electric system that is being used on the Chevy vans saves fuel through […]

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