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Fleets and Infrastructure

Shell to deploy 200 ABB 360 kW chargers in Germany

ABB E-mobility and Shell have announced plans to deploy over 200 of ABB’s Terra 360 DC fast chargers across Germany in the next 12 months. Shell says its Recharge network of Terra 360 chargers will be powered by 100 percent renewable electricity. The Terra 360 is available in different configurations that can charge multiple vehicles… Read more »

EV subscription service Onto adds Fiat’s New 500 to its fleet

Onto, the UK-based all-inclusive EV subscription service, plans to add 600 Fiat New 500s to its fleet. Onto aims to offer a flexible alternative to traditional car ownership—it currently offers 24 electric models from such brands as VW, Renault, Audi and Tesla. Subscriptions start at £379 per month. Onto plans to offer the New 500… Read more »

Los Angeles Fire Department unveils hybrid fire truck

The Los Angeles Fire Department recently unveiled a new Rosenbauer RT pumper truck during the city’s annual Fire Service Day. Although the Los Angeles Daily News described the vehicle as the US’s “first all-electric fire engine,” it is in fact a hybrid, as a company spokesman clarified in a video. The batteries can operate the… Read more »

ZipCharge’s Go is a portable charging station in a suitcase

ZipCharge, a provider of portable EV charging solutions, has revealed the GoHub, “a community-based solution that can be installed anywhere, at a much lower cost and at a much faster rate, while enabling any parking space to be a charging spot.” The GoHub hosts multiple ZipCharge Go EV power banks. EV owners will be able… Read more »

Motiv Power Systems announces 6th-generation powertrain, 100 new orders

Motiv Power Systems, a manufacturer of medium-duty electric trucks and buses, has secured more than 100 new orders via California’s HVIP program, which offers point-of-purchase price reductions for fleet EV buyers. New customers include Cintas, FedEx, Aramark, Alsco, City Fresh and Great White Packaging. The orders include parcel delivery step vans, retail goods vehicles, municipal… Read more »

California’s Santa Barbara MTD orders 9 battery-electric buses from New Flyer

NFI Group subsidiary New Flyer of America has received two new orders from the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) for a total of 9 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The orders were supported by funding from the Federal Transit Administration. MTD provides bus service in Southern Santa Barbara County, California, delivering nearly… Read more »

CPUC approves three new PG&E vehicle-to-grid pilots

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved $11.7 million in funding for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to develop three new pilot programs to test ways in which bidirectional EVs and chargers can provide power to the electric grid and various benefits to customers. PG&E will test bidirectional charging technology in a variety… Read more »

Volta Trucks details upcoming US launch of its Class 7 electric truck

Volta Trucks plans to introduce its electric commercial vehicles into North America, beginning in 2023 with a Volta Zero Class 7 truck (equivalent to the company’s existing European 16-ton truck) with a dry or refrigerated cargo box. The Volta Zero is a purpose-built electric medium-duty truck specifically designed for urban logistics. It uses a compact… Read more »

Solo’s new SD1 is a 500-mile electric truck designed for autonomous driving

Fremont, California-based Solo Advanced Vehicle Technologies has revealed the design and specifications of a new purpose-built electric Class 8 truck that’s designed specifically for autonomous driving. The SD1 includes “full, aerospace-level system redundancy and the lowest drag coefficient of any Class 8 truck on the road, enabled by a complete redesign that removes the human… Read more »

FreeWire Technologies secures $125 million in Series D financing

Charging and energy management specialist FreeWire Technologies has raised $125 million in new capital from BlackRock Financial Management and other investors, including bp ventures, Riverstone Holdings, Octave Ventures and Daishin Private Equity. FreeWire will use the new capital to support ambitious growth plans as it accelerates commercial deployments of its battery-integrated EV charging technology and… Read more »