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Category: Electric Vehicles

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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Volvo Rolls with Electric Buses in Luxemburg

Volvo Rolls with Electric Buses in Luxemburg

| June 12, 2017

Beginning of June the first commercially manufactured all-electric Volvo buses started operating in the city of Differdange in Luxemburg. The operator is Sales-Lentz, which now has 4 electric buses, 12 electric hybrids, and 30 hybrids from Volvo in its fleet. Differdange’s focus on electrically powered buses is part of the city’s ambitious sustainability drive, with […]

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New Diagnostic Tool for Battery-Electric Buses from Proterra

New Diagnostic Tool for Battery-Electric Buses from Proterra

| May 11, 2017

Proterra, a leader in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced the addition of the Proterra Diagnostic Tool and the Proterra Cold Weather Package to its growing suite of products and services. The Diagnostic Tool is an industry first the company notes: “the only diagnostic platform that allows technicians to access all vehicle systems in one place, […]

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