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Category: Electric Vehicles

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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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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