Fleets and Infrastructure

Chicago, San Diego and San José win grants to electrify commercial vehicles

The cities of Chicago, San Diego and San José have won spots in the new Delivering Zero Emissions Communities program. Each of the three cities will receive a $100,000 grant, as well as technical support from the Natural Resources Defense Council and other EV advocacy groups, with the goal of converting 100 percent of their… Read more »

Wallbox unveils new Hypernova public charger with up to 350 kW of power

Charging solution provider Wallbox unveiled what it calls its fastest and most sophisticated public charging station yet, at the recent IAA MOBILITY 2021 trade show in Munich. Hypernova can deliver up to 350 kW of power, matching the top speed of any passenger-vehicle charger on the market today. Currently, there are only a few cars… Read more »

Bridgestone to roll out up to 3,500 EVBox public chargers in Europe

Tire manufacturer and retailer Bridgestone has formed a long-term partnership with the EVBox Group to deploy up to 3,500 EVBox AC and DC charging ports, powered by EVBox charging management software. The installations will take place across Bridgestone’s European retail and service network, which includes brands such as Speedy and First Stop. Bridgestone’s retail network… Read more »

Wrightspeed partners with Matthews Specialty Vehicles to convert buses and trucks to electrified drive

Wrightspeed, the firm founded by Tesla co-founder Ian Wright, builds electric powertrains for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Now the company has announced an agreement with vehicle manufacturer Matthews Specialty Vehicles to convert buses, trucks and specialty vehicles to EVs and/or PHEVs. The companies aim to produce 5,000 vehicles over the next five years. For the… Read more »

BYD introduces two new electric heavy-duty trucks

BYD unveiled two new battery-electric heavy-duty trucks, the Gen3 8TT and 6F, at the recent ACT Expo in Long Beach. The Gen 3 8TT is “a versatile vehicle, capable of performing drayage, regional haul, and distribution work,” whereas the 6F “can perform regional haul and distribution work and can also be equipped with a body… Read more »

Lightning eMotors to sell ABB fast chargers under its Lightning Energy fleet charging brand

Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV), a manufacturer of specialty EVs for fleets, has formed a partnership with electronics giant ABB (NYSE: ABB) to offer DC fast charging hardware for electric fleet vehicles. Lightning’s division Lightning Energy, which supplies charging solutions to fleet customers, will sell ABB DC fast charging systems, with power outputs from 20 kW… Read more »

Easelink demonstrates autonomous conductive charging system

Austria-based Easelink demonstrated its Matrix Charging system at the recent IAA Mobility 2021 trade show in Munich. Automotive parts supplier Schaeffler integrated Matrix Charging into a demo model of its Rolling Chassis, a platform for driverless mobility solutions. Easelink’s Matrix Charging system is a fully automated conductive charging system, and the company sees it as… Read more »

Navistar’s new International eMV Series electric truck is in production and ready to order

Navistar’s new fully-electric International eMV Series truck has gone into production, and the company is now taking customer orders. The eMV is “ideal for any straight-rail application.” It is available in 217-, 236-, 254- and 272-inch wheelbase options. The eMV’s 210 kW battery pack is packaged between the frame rails, and provides a 135-mile range…. Read more »

New York Governor Hochul signs law phasing out ICE vehicles in 2035

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law a bill that will ban the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks in the state by 2035. The bill (S.2758/A.4302) was introduced last October, and passed the legislature in April. It establishes a goal to make all sales or leases of new passenger cars and… Read more »

GridPoint launches new building-centric charging solution

Intelligent energy network provider GridPoint has launched a new building-centric EV charging solution. GridPoint takes a whole-building approach to managing customers’ peak demand charges by analyzing and managing load across several controllable, grid-interactive assets from a single platform, including HVAC, lighting, and now EV chargers. Customers can also enroll EV chargers and other eligible building… Read more »