Archive for ELECTRIC-VEHICLE

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Announces $3 Million for Municipal EV Fleets

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 24, 2017

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced $3 million in new funding to help eligible municipalities and rural electricity cooperatives purchase electric vehicles (EVs) for use in their municipal use fleets. The initiative is part of the New York Power [Read More]

San Diego Doubles Number of EV Charging Stations with $500K Grant

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 17, 2017

San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer joined together with City Councilmember Lorie Zapf and environmental leaders on Wednesday to announce that San Diego has more than doubled the size of its electric vehicle (EV) charging station program in an effort to [Read More]

GM Brand to Expand L.A. Car-Sharing Fleet with Chevy Bolt EV

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 17, 2017

Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, says it is working with the City of Los Angeles to evolve mobility and provide easier, more sustainable options by introducing the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle (EV) to the Los Angeles car-sharing and ridesharing services [Read More]

Vattenfall Pledges to Switch Entire Car Fleet to EVs in Five Years

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 15, 2017

Vattenfall, one of the largest utility companies in Europe, with operations throughout Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and the U.K., has committed to switching its entire car fleet – more than 3,500 passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles – to [Read More]

BMW Announces Installation Services Program, QMerit Partnership

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 15, 2017

In its latest announcement, BMW of North America says that it has partnered with QMerit to launch a new BMW Installation Services digital platform that will provide BMW i and BMW iPerformance drivers with customized charging station install options for convenient and reliable [Read More]

Ballard Joins Consortium to Deploy 20 FCEV Buses in California

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 14, 2017

The Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District will receive 10 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, and the Orange County Transportation Authority will receive the other 10.

Nashville’s Music City Center Now Offers Blink EV Charging Services

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

Car Charging Group Inc., an owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, has announced that Music City Center, Nashville’s 2.1 million-square-foot convention center, now provides nine Blink Level 2 EV charging stations. Located at 201 Fifth Ave. [Read More]

Multistate Campaign Launches to Promote EVs in the Midwest

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest has announced the launch of Midwest EVOLVE, a three-year project to promote electric vehicles (EVs) in seven Midwest states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. In partnership with eight [Read More]

Plug Power Ships ProGen Fuel Cell Engines for Electric FedEx Fleet

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

Plug Power Inc., an energy solutions provider, says it has shipped the first production ProGen fuel cell engines for use in electric delivery vehicles. Through this application, Plug Power extends its reach into the on-road electric vehicle (EV) market, increasing [Read More]

Scania Begins Trial Testing of Battery-Electric Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

Scania, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty vehicles and engines, says it is beginning its first field tests of coming battery-electric buses in the northern Swedish city of Ostersund. As reported, three Scania Citywide LF buses will be in [Read More]

Renault-Nissan Alliance Extends EV Sales Record

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance reports that it delivered significant growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles and nearly 425,000 electric vehicles (EVs) since the introduction of the Nissan LEAF in 2010, followed by the Renault ZOE. As reported, [Read More]

EV Charging Networks Create Open Fast Charging Alliance

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 08, 2017

Five European fast-charging networks have joined together to create the Open Fast Charging Alliance for electric vehicles (EVs). According to the joint release, the alliance members will enable roaming to create a premium network of fast chargers all over Europe. This [Read More]

Volvo Nets Order for Eight Fully Electric Buses in U.K.

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 06, 2017

While demonstrating its fully electric bus Gothenburg at an event on Feb. 3, Volvo Buses announced that it received an order for eight electric buses from the Harrogate Bus Co., owned by Transdev Blazefiel. According to Volvo, the vehicles will operate [Read More]

UQM, Meritor to Develop Full-Electric Axle Systems

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 03, 2017

UQM Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of power-dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers and fuel cell compressors, has signed a development agreement with Meritor Inc., located in Troy, Mich., to jointly develop full-electric axle systems targeting the [Read More]

Georgia Power Continues Expanding EV Infrastructure, Incentives

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 02, 2017

Georgia Power continues to advance electric transportation in Georgia through innovative programs – including expanding public electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and the availability of rebates and incentives – that make driving an EV more convenient than ever in 2017. [Read More]

PSA Group Supplies EVs for Car Sharing Service in Paris

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 31, 2017

Per a recent announcement, the City of Paris has launched an electric commercial vehicle car sharing service for professionals – VULe Partages – with the PSA Group providing 80% of the vehicle fleet put into service. According to the PSA Group, this move illustrates [Read More]

Mitsubishi to Sell 635 Outlander PHEVs for Police Fleet

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 30, 2017

In its latest company announcement, Mitsubishi Corp. says it has secured a deal for the sale of 635 Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to replace a portion of the current police car fleet in Ukraine. The vehicles, manufactured by [Read More]

Blue Bird to Use $4.4M DOE Award to Develop Electric School Bus

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 27, 2017

In December 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would be awarding $15 million to organizations in an effort to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles. Blue Bird Corp., a bus manufacturer located in [Read More]

BMW Releases Details of Expanded ChargeNow by EVgo Program

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 27, 2017

BMW of North America has announced details on the expansion of the ChargeNow by EVgo programs, including ChargeNow DC Fast, to more than 50 metro areas in the U.S., encompassing the entire EVgo public charging network, the largest public DC Fast charging [Read More]

Hyundai to Showcase 2017 Electric Ioniq Models

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 27, 2017

Hyundai Motor America says it will be showcasing three new eco-focused models – the 2017 Ioniq Electric, Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-in, in addition to prototype Ioniq Land Speed Record and Ioniq Autonomous versions – at the 2017 Washington D.C. Auto Show. According [Read More]

New Flyer Concludes Battery-Electric Bus Demo in Georgia

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 26, 2017

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest heavy-duty transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, has completed a three-week demonstration of the New Flyer Xcelsior XE40 battery-electric bus for [Read More]

Alstom Invests in Electric Autonomous Vehicle Company

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 24, 2017

Rail transport company Alstom says it is investing $15 million and taking a minority stake in EasyMile, a start-up company developing the EZ10 electric driverless shuttle. As reported, the investment forms part of the start-up’s ongoing capital increase. In parallel, Alstom and [Read More]

Nissan, BMW Partner Up to Expand DC Fast-Charger Access

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 24, 2017

Nissan and BMW have joined forces with EVgo, a public DC fast-charging network, to increase public access to DC fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) across the U.S., with an additional 174 locations in 33 states now available to all EV [Read More]

Efficient Drivetrains Wins Major Order for Motor Coach Fleet

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 18, 2017

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI), a provider of advanced high-efficiency, zero-emissions hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) drivetrain solutions, says that it has received a major order for its EDI PowerDrive 6000 systems from the city of Sheyang in China. According to EDI, [Read More]

PG&E Launches Clean Fuel Rebate for EV Drivers

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 18, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corp., one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the U.S., has launched the new Clean Fuel Rebate for residential, electric customers who are electric vehicle (EV) [Read More]

Report: 68 Million Hybrids, EVs Deployed Worldwide by 2025

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 12, 2017

More than 68 million light-duty hybrid electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid EVs and battery EVs (BEVs) are expected to be in use across the globe by 2025, with over half of that number being plug-in vehicles, according to a new report [Read More]

BYD Selected to Deliver 50 Electric Buses in Argentina

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 12, 2017

In the latest company news, electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer BYD has been officially selected by the evaluation committee in Argentina as the recommended company for the purchase of 50 electric buses on behalf of the Ministry of Environment. As reported, [Read More]

King County Metro Pledges a Fleet of 120 Electric Buses by 2020

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 11, 2017

King County Executive Dow Constantine has announced that King County Metro Transit in Washington will purchase up to 73 all-electric battery buses from Proterra at a cost of up to $55 million, starting with 20 buses totaling $15.12 million. As reported, [Read More]

Chevy Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica Win Vehicle of the Year Awards

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 11, 2017

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car, Honda Ridgeline pickup and Chrysler Pacifica minivan were named 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively. The announcement was made at the North American International Auto Show Monday in [Read More]

FCA US Targets Millennials with New Electric Chrysler

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 05, 2017

FCA US LLC, the American subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., has unveiled the Chrysler Portal concept, an all-electric, semi-autonomous interpretation of the “fifth generation” of family transportation focused toward millennials. When it came to thinking about the future of family [Read More]