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Category: Electric Vehicles

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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BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

| May 4, 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has introduced its class 8 battery-electric refuse truck. According to the company, the new vehicle “represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100 percent battery electric.” BYD’s 10-ton payload refuse truck provides 76 miles of range with minimal […]

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UPS Showcases Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

UPS Showcases Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

| May 2, 2017

UPS (NYSE: UPS) has announced it will deploy a prototype extended range Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) in its Rolling Laboratory fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. UPS is working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other partners to design a first-of-its-kind, zero tailpipe emissions, Class 6 medium-duty delivery truck that […]

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Missouri Town Touts Expanding Electric Transit Fleet

Missouri Town Touts Expanding Electric Transit Fleet

| April 29, 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has announced the delivery of three additional buses to Columbia, Missouri, bringing the total to nine and representing the first and only battery-electric fleet in revenue service in Missouri, and one of the largest in the Midwest. “Columbia is home to over two million annual transit rides […]

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Battery-Electric Transit Buses Coming to Maryland

Battery-Electric Transit Buses Coming to Maryland

| April 20, 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has announced that Howard County Transit, a division of the Regional Transit Authority of Central Maryland (RTA), has received delivery of three 35-foot BYD K9S Battery-Electric, Zero-Emission Buses. The company reports that these are the first zero-emission electric transit buses in Maryland. To support the effort, an […]

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Green Commuter Launches All-Electric Vanpool Service Using Tesla Passenger SUVs

Green Commuter Launches All-Electric Vanpool Service Using Tesla Passenger SUVs

| March 21, 2017

Green Commuter has launched the first all-electric vanpool operations in the U.S. using all-electric Tesla Model X, 7-passenger SUVs. Here’s the business plan: With its proprietary technology, Green Commuter leases its fleet of Tesla Model X vehicles to vanpoolers during commuting hours and to car share users or companies for fleet replacement, the rest of […]

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BYD to Deliver 27 Zero-Emission Class 8 Trucks in California

BYD to Deliver 27 Zero-Emission Class 8 Trucks in California

| March 11, 2017

Trucking is going electric in California thanks to BYD, which joined with the California Air Resources Board, San Bernardino Council of Governments and Daylight Transport to celebrate the arrival of the first of 27 zero-emission battery-electric yard and service trucks to be deployed in disadvantaged communities with some of the worst air quality in the […]

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Ford to Debut Next Gen Hybrid Autonomous Vehicle

Ford to Debut Next Gen Hybrid Autonomous Vehicle

| December 29, 2016

Ford Motor Company is introducing its next-generation Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle, which will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CEs) in January. The new vehicle uses the current Ford autonomous vehicle platform, but ups the processing power with new computer hardware. Electrical controls are closer to production-ready, and adjustments to the sensor technology, including […]

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Electric Vehicle Market Growth Fueled by Industrial and Commercial Vehicle Usage

Electric Vehicle Market Growth Fueled by Industrial and Commercial Vehicle Usage

| December 8, 2016

IDTechEx Research, a leading provider of independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology has announced the availability of a new report, Industrial and Commercial Electric Vehicles on Land 2017-2027. According to a new report, the industrial and commercial sector represents 60% of the value of the whole electric vehicle (EV) market, and […]

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Nikola Unveils Electric Class 8 Semi-Truck

Nikola Unveils Electric Class 8 Semi-Truck

| December 2, 2016

Nikola Motor Company has unveiled the Nikola One electric semi-truck, which utilizes a fully electric drivetrain powered by high-density lithium batteries. Energy will be supplied on-the-go by a hydrogen fuel cell giving the Nikola One a range of 800 – 1,200 miles while delivering over 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 ft. lbs. of torque – nearly double that […]

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