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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]

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]

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]

Honda to Launch a New Hybrid in Electrification Initiative

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 10, 2017

Honda has announced a new dedicated hybrid model that will be made in America and launch nationwide in 2018 as part of the Honda Electrification Initiative, which will expand the company’s portfolio of electrified vehicles. The automaker also announced it will expand [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]

ChargePoint Introduces New Ultra-Fast EV Charging Solution

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 05, 2017

ChargePoint, an electric vehicle (EV) charging network, has now announced ChargePoint Express Plus, the ultra-fast DC charging solution that is “ready for the electric cars, buses and trucks of today and tomorrow.” According to ChargePoint, Express Plus can charge the newest [Read More]

Tesla Begins EV Battery Cell Production at Gigafactory

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 04, 2017

Electric automaker Tesla and Panasonic have officially begun the mass production of lithium-ion battery cells, which will be used in Tesla’s energy storage products and its Model 3 electric vehicle, according to the Tesla blog. The blog states, “Production of [Read More]

EVgo Teams Up with Driivz to Enhance Fast-Charging Network

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 04, 2017

EVgo, a network of public electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations, and Driivz Ltd., a cloud-based EV infrastructure software platform, have partnered together to migrate EVgo’s network to the Driivz software platform. With this agreement, Driivz will become EVgo’s preferred IT solutions [Read More]

Electric Bus Company Secures Funding for Capacity Expansion

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 03, 2017

In its latest announcement, electric transportation company Proterra says that it has raised $140 million in a Series 5 round, signaling an accelerated manufacturing phase as the company doubles production to meet growing U.S. demand. Proterra says it partnered with J.P. Morgan to [Read More]

Duke Energy Supports City’s Shift to Electric Transport with $450K

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 03, 2017

Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy is providing a $450,000 grant to Greensboro’s Department of Transportation (GDOT) for the installation of an electric vehicle (EV) rapid-charging station to help the city transition from diesel to electric buses. According to the utility, the grant [Read More]

General Motors Launches CT6 Plug-In Hybrid in China

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 30, 2016

SAIC-GM has officially launched the newest member of the Cadillac CT6 American luxury sedan family – the CT6 Plug-In hybrid vehicle – in China. As reported, the hybrid is available in two variants priced at $80,400 (RMB 558,800) and $94,700 [Read More]

Siemens to Offer Free EV Charging for Employees in 2017

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 28, 2016

Siemens, a German manufacturing and electronics company, has announced that starting in 2017, its employees at as many as 100 company locations in Germany will be able to charge their electric vehicles (EVs) for free. According to the company, this will apply not only [Read More]

BYD Names Leonardo DiCaprio Ambassador for New Energy Vehicles

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 23, 2016

BYD Co., one of the world’s largest electric vehicle companies specializing in battery technology, has announced that Leonardo DiCaprio, the UN Messenger of Peace and Academy Award-winning actor, will serve as the new brand ambassador in China for BYD’s line of [Read More]

Energy Department Invests Millions to Speed Alt-Fuel Development

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $18 million in support of five projects for research, development and demonstration of new plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and direct-injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of [Read More]

General Motors to Test WiTricity’s Wireless EV Charging System

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 23, 2016

WiTricity, a wireless power transfer technology provider, says it is partnering with General Motors (GM) to test an advanced wireless charging system prototype for electric vehicles (EVs). Specifically, the companies are working together to test WiTricity’s Drive 11 park-and-charge system, [Read More]

E.ON Expands E-Mobility Efforts, Begins EV Fleet Conversion

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 22, 2016

Setting a strategic focus on e-mobility, E.ON has established a new business unit to develop and expand Europe’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, providing EV owners with a more comprehensive range of services. In addition, the company has announced its intentions to convert its [Read More]

EVgo Builds 350 kW Fast-Charging Station at California Landmark

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 21, 2016

EVgo, operating a network of public electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations, says it has begun construction on a high-power U.S. public charging station capable of charging at a rate of up to 350 kW in Baker, Calif. According to the company, which offers more [Read More]

XL Hybrids to Offer ‘Fleet-Ready’ PHEV Upfit in 2017

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 14, 2016

XL Hybrids Inc., a provider of connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has announced the launch of the company’s new product line, the XLP plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) upfit solution. According to the company, the XLP will be [Read More]

CTE Hosts International Zero-Emission Bus Conference

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 13, 2016

Several zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) stakeholder groups recently joined together at the International Zero Emission Bus Conference and Fuel Cell Bus Workshop (IFCBW) at London City Hall, held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, hosted by Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE). [Read More]

Chevy Delivers First Bolt EVs in San Francisco Bay Area

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 13, 2016

Chevrolet says it has delivered the first three Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) to customers in the San Francisco Bay area, aiming to offer a long-range EV at a more affordable price. “All of the hard work that the Chevrolet team have put [Read More]

New Pan-Canadian Framework Outlines Electric, ZEV Plans

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 12, 2016

Canada’s First Ministers have issued a joint communique and released the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, which includes electric vehicle (EV) and zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) plans, following the First Ministers’ Meeting. According to the release, this framework builds on [Read More]

Transit Authority Buys Proterra Electric Buses, Charging Infrastructure

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 12, 2016

Proterra, a heavy-duty electric transportation company, says that the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) in Massachusetts has purchased three 40-foot Catalyst FC buses, two fast chargers and one depot charger. According to the transportation company, the new battery-electric buses will serve [Read More]

MOR-EV: State Gov. Furthers Funding for EV Rebate Program

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 12, 2016

Consumers can qualify for rebates ranging from $750-$2,500 on more than 25 new EVs, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles.

Calif. Transit Agency Orders 13 EV ARC Charging Units

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 12, 2016

Envision Solar International Inc., the renewable energy and electric vehicle (EV) charging company, says that the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency (FCRTA) has ordered 13 EV ARC units against the California state contract awarded to Envision Solar in 2015 and renewed in [Read More]