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Category: Electric Vehicles

Meritor to Invest in TransPower for EV Platforms

Meritor to Invest in TransPower for EV Platforms

| December 11, 2017

Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) has announced a strategic investment in TransPower, a leader in electrification technologies for large commercial vehicles. California-based TransPower supplies integrated drive systems, full electric truck solutions and energy-storage subsystems to major manufacturers of trucks, school buses, refuse vehicles and terminal tractors. The company has been focused exclusively on developing electrical drive […]

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UCLA Gets Smarter and Greener, Orders All-Electric Shuttle Bus

UCLA Gets Smarter and Greener, Orders All-Electric Shuttle Bus

| November 27, 2017

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is getting greener after placing an order for a new 100% electric shuttle bus powered by Motiv Power Systems’ All-Electric Powertrain. This zero-emission electric shuttle bus represents the first Motiv powered shuttle bus to operate on a university campus. Developed in partnership with Commercial Fleet Financing, the electric […]

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Interest in Electric Trucks and Tractors Rolls Big

Interest in Electric Trucks and Tractors Rolls Big

| September 20, 2017

Following a quarter heavily driven by automated manual transmissions, the third quarter of 2017 has been focused to electric power, according to reports from Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates. Three different companies have recently made significant announcements in the electric vehicle industry: Cummins Inc. stunned the trucking industry with the launch of […]

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EV Vehicle Battery Pack Company, Romeo, Raises $30 Million in Seed Financing

EV Vehicle Battery Pack Company, Romeo, Raises $30 Million in Seed Financing

| September 1, 2017

Romeo Power, an energy storage technology company founded by engineers and designers from SpaceX, Tesla, Apple, Amazon and Samsung, has announced $30 million in seed financing. The announcement comes as Romeo Power finalizes the installation of a fully automated 113,000 square-foot manufacturing facility near downtown Los Angeles, and ramps production of its lithium-ion battery packs […]

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Cummins Unveils Electric Class 7 Truck and More

Cummins Unveils Electric Class 7 Truck and More

| August 31, 2017

Recently, Cummins Inc. unveiled its latest power solutions and energy-diverse products, including an electric heavy-duty Class 7 truck, demonstrating its mission to generate sustainable technologies. For the first time ever, Cummins has revealed a fully electric class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler Tractor. The Concept Class 7 Urban Hauler EV features Cummins state-of-the art battery pack […]

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Zion National Park Rolls with First Electric Bus

Zion National Park Rolls with First Electric Bus

| August 29, 2017

RATP Dev, a leader in public transit, announced it has introduced the first electric bus to the transit fleet at Zion National Park in southern Utah. The vehicle, a Proterra E2, is being used full-time on regularly scheduled routes from August through October. It operates alongside the the current LPG-fueled fleet and is part of […]

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Will Tesla’s Planned Electric Semi Truck Sport a 300-Mile Range?

Will Tesla’s Planned Electric Semi Truck Sport a 300-Mile Range?

| August 28, 2017

As Tesla is poised to unveil an electric “semi” truck in September, a report from Reuters says the it will have a range of 200 to 300 miles. The company is also apparently working on developing an electric tractor trailer to accompany the vehicle. At a recent meeting with Tesla shareholders, Elon Musk said “We’re […]

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Ford to Pursue JV Partner in China for All-Electric Vehicles

Ford to Pursue JV Partner in China for All-Electric Vehicles

| August 23, 2017

With China’s emergence as both one of the world’s largest consumer automobile markets and a country whose rapid expansion has noticeably lead to stifling air pollution, Ford’s recent decision to find a JV partner for all electric vehicles in that country makes tremendous business sense. For its part, Ford has already invested $4.5 billion to […]

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Revolutionary E-Power 100% Electric Motor Drive System from Nissan

Revolutionary E-Power 100% Electric Motor Drive System from Nissan

| August 16, 2017

Nissan recently unveiled the e-POWER, a new 100% electrical motor drive with responsive acceleration and noted quietness that allows users to enjoy the benefits of an Electric Vehicle (EV) without having to charge the battery. The new drive system marks a significant milestone in the electrification strategy under Nissan Intelligent Mobility. The e-POWER borrows a […]

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Park City Taps Proterra for Utah’s First Zero-Emission, Battery-Electric Mass Transit Fleet

Park City Taps Proterra for Utah’s First Zero-Emission, Battery-Electric Mass Transit Fleet

| June 23, 2017

Proterra, a leader in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that Park City Transit has deployed Utah’s first zero-emission, battery-electric mass transit fleet, which will include six Proterra Catalyst FC+ buses. Selected to serve the region’s renowned ski resort community, the Proterra fleet supports Park City’s and Summit County’s transition toward renewable energy and the reduction […]

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