Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will join EV100, The Climate Group’s business initiative on electric vehicles. Through the initiative, AstraZeneca pledges to transition its fleet of 16,000 vehicles to EVs. AstraZeneca is the 50th business and first global healthcare company to join EV100, which now includes companies representing $900 billion in annual turnover and 2.8 million employees,… Read more »
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National postal companies Swiss Post and Austrian Post have committed to fully electrifying their delivery fleets by 2030. The announcement comes as they join EV100, an EV initiative led by non-profit The Climate Group. To join EV100, companies must make public commitments to integrate EVs into their service fleets or install EV chargers on premises… Read more »
Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission powertrains for commercial fleets, has announced a new all-electric Low Cab Forward model in the Class 6 segment. The Lightning Electric heavy-duty powertrain will be available in the 19,501-26,000 pound gross vehicle weight rating. Orders are being accepted now, and delivery is to begin in the fourth quarter of… Read more »
There is no doubt that the early days of charging infrastructure rollout had some bumps in the road. Plug-in vehicles interact with the outside world in a much more complicated way than legacy gas-guzzlers do, which led to early interoperability issues. The automakers needed to quickly learn how to work with many infrastructure and hardware… Read more »
The Chinese government has proposed an ambitious plan to improve the country’s EV charging infrastructure. The new strategy, announced in September by the State Council, envisions a charging infrastructure capable of supporting up to 5 million EVs by 2020. Market analysis firm CCM estimates that the program, which calls for 12,000 public charging stations and 4.5… Read more »
As the Shanghai International Automotive City Group (SIAC) marked the first anniversary of its EV Campaign, Volvo delivered 15 C30 electric cars to the city for a test drive project called EV100 Days. Selected members of the public will drive the C30s for three months, as Volvo collects data about the new model’s performance on… Read more »