Fuel / Technology: Electric Drive

Early Adopters of Electric Trucks Say Planning, Partnerships Are Crucial

October 23, 2020Truck makers are beginning to introduce battery-electric models, but successfully deploying this new breed of commercial vehicle requires fleets to manage a bevy of new considerations.

via Transport Topics Online

Plan Early for Electric-Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

October 23, 2020Electric trucks promise benefits as diverse as lower emissions and a quiet ride. But fleets looking at the equipment might want to research the related charging infrastructure long before trucks roll off an assembly line.

via TruckingInfo.com

Peachtree Corners Issues RFP For EV Supply Equipment Partners

October 23, 2020Peachtree Corners has issued a new request for proposal as it seeks out partners that can provide electric vehicle supply equipment and network services to businesses multi-unit dwelling, property owners and single-family residences.

via NGT News

ABB and Lion Electric partner to offer end-to-end charging solution for heavy-duty vehicles

October 23, 2020Charging giant ABB has joined forces with Canadian heavy-duty EV manufacturer Lion Electric to sell and service EV charging equipment.

via Charged EVs

Allison Gears Up for E-Axles

October 21, 2020Allison Transmission Inc., widely known for its medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, announced the launch of eGen Power, its series of zero-emission electric axles.

via Transport Topics Online

Kenworth electrifies flagship tractor

October 21, 2020The T680E zero-emission tractor now is available to order, the manufacturer said. Production is expected to begin next year.

via Refrigerated Transporter

Lightning Systems Expands, Renames Company

October 20, 2020Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for commercial fleets, says it is expanding and renaming the company to Lightning eMotors, effective immediately.

via NGT News

Shell launches E-Fluids

October 20, 2020Now fluids portfolio developed to improve reliability, efficiency, performance of commercial vehicles with electric powertrains

via Bulk Transporter

EV Charging Infrastructure: Who’s Got the Plug?

October 20, 2020Last month the world hit a new milestone as the number of public electric vehicle charging stations reached the one million mark.

via Clean Fleet Report

VTNA Awarded $21.7 Million in Grants to Deploy Electric Trucks

October 19, 2020Volvo Trucks North America announced it was awarded $21.7 million in federal and state grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage.

via Transport Topics

BYD to deliver 106 electric buses to Finland

October 19, 2020Electric bus maker BYD has secured its first order from Finland. Nobina, a bus transport group that operates throughout the Nordic region, has ordered 64 BYD e-buses for service in Helsinki and 42 for service in Turku.

via Charged EVs

GM Unveils Factory ZERO

October 19, 2020General Motors says its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center will be known as Factory ZERO, reconfigured to an all-electric vehicle assembly plant.

via NGT News

Canadian startup launches INDIEGOGO funding campaign for low-cost electric self-charging solar tricycle produced in Pakistan

October 19, 2020A Canadian startup has launched an INDIEGOGO funding campaign to support the development of the VEGAN electric self-charging solar tricycle.

via Green Car Congress

Shell launches e-fluids for electric CVs

October 19, 2020The Shell E-Fluids range for commercial vehicles consists of e-transmission fluids, e-greases and battery thermal fluids.

via Fleet Owner

Toyota delivers a hydrogen-fueled popemobile to Pope Francis

October 16, 2020Pope Francis has received as a gift from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (CBCJ) a hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai adapted for his mobility needs. The

via NGV Journal

Port Authority Doubles Electric Shuttle Bus Fleet at Airports, Becoming the Largest All-Electric Fleet on the East Coast

October 15, 2020The largest airport electric bus fleet on the east coast, comprising 36 buses and 19 chargers, is now fully operational three months ahead of schedule at Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy International, and LaGuardia airports.

via AviationPros.com