New video details the making of Bollinger’s electric Sport Utility Truck

Last year, Bollinger Motors revealed its electric B1 Sport Utility Truck (SUT), a “no nonsense back-to-basics” vehicle with a rugged frame and minimal styling. Now the company, which says it is “ramping up B1 production in earnest,” has released a short video that follows the 20-month process of designing and building the prototype. Company founder… Read more »

San Mateo transit authority orders 10 Proterra electric buses

The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) has ordered 10 new 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. SamTrans operates 77 routes throughout San Mateo County, including Proterra’s home city of Burlingame. The agency has set a goal of electrifying its entire 312-bus fleet by 2033. The 10 Proterra Catalysts will begin service in 2019, replacing… Read more »

Tesla aftermarket supplier EVannex develops new products for Model 3

South Florida-based EVannex represents a classic all-American tech startup story. Founder Roger Pressman is an engineer who’s been fascinated by EVs since the bad old days of GM’s EV1. When he saw a Tesla Model S alpha prototype in early 2011, it was love at first sight. He bought a Model S Signature Series (a… Read more »

EO charging installs 40 smart chargers for London logistics firm

UK-based EVSE manufacturer EO Charging has completed the installation of 40 EO smart chargers for London-based logistics firm Gnewt Cargo. Gnewt Cargo, a last-mile city logistics operator that has its main depot in the Bow area of London, has commissioned a total of 63 EO smart chargers, connected by two eoHUBs, to keep its 100%… Read more »

Shanghai government says Tesla talks on track, whatever Musk may say

Elon Musk recently indulged in a tweetstorm about trade rules in China, which he says are hindering Tesla’s ability to compete in the market. “The current rules make things very difficult. It’s like competing in an Olympic race wearing lead shoes,” Musk wrote. However, he also said that “China has already shown a willingness to… Read more »

Baton Rouge to add three BYD electric buses to its fleet

Battery-electric bus builder BYD has received an order for three K9S electric buses from Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s Capital Area Transit System (CATS), which operates 29 bus lines and provides over 2 million rides annually. The new e-buses will go into operation later this year. BYD’s K9S has a range of 150 miles and a capacity… Read more »

EVs expected to boost demand for aluminum

A recent analysis by mining and metals consultancy CRU finds that demand for aluminum, driven by increased production of plug-in vehicles, is set to skyrocket by the year 2030. Demand will reach nearly 10 million metric tons, a tenfold increase over 2017 levels. According to CRU, demand for “primary aluminum-intensive extrusions and rolled products will… Read more »