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Madrid transit agency orders 30 BYD electric buses

EMT Madrid, which operates a fleet of 2,100 buses and a network of 213 bus lines, has ordered thirty 40-foot electric buses from Chinese manufacturer BYD. The company describes the deal as Spain’s largest order for electric buses to date. The announcement follows the delivery of an initial order of fifteen BYD 40-foot models in… Read more »

Enel X’s JuiceEco enables EV charging with 100% renewable energy

Enel X provides a range of smart charging and e-mobility solutions. The company’s latest product is JuiceEco, which enables EV drivers to power their rides with 100% renewable energy. JuiceEco provides Green-e certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to match the consumption of any EV anywhere in the US with carbon-free electricity. “JuiceEco provides EV drivers… Read more »

NIO’s Battery as a Service (BaaS) brings down up-front EV costs, allows battery upgrades

Battery leasing has often been proposed as a way to bring down the up-front cost of an EV, and to allay consumers’ fears about battery degradation. Chinese EV-maker NIO has embraced this concept, and launched Battery as a Service (BaaS) for customers in China. NIO BaaS users can purchase a car without owning the battery,… Read more »

Tarform’s electric motorcycle is built from recyclable and biodegradable materials

A Brooklyn-based startup is building electric motorcycles that are made from recyclable and natural biodegradable materials. “The idea was to create the motorcycle of tomorrow,” Tarform founder Taras Kravtchouk told the New York Times. “If you were to build a bike with sustainability in mind, what principles would it be [based on]? Electric, but also… Read more »

Hitachi establishes new EV motor company

Hitachi Automotive Systems recently established a spinoff—Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems America—for the development, manufacture and sale of EV motors. The new company, led by President Shingo Nakamura, will utilize the existing 260,000 square-meter Hitachi office and manufacturing facilities in Berea City, Kentucky. Full production is expected to start in 2022, depending on the effects… Read more »

Proterra to supply battery tech to Australian bus manufacturer

In addition to manufacturing its own electric buses, Proterra licenses its powertrain technology under the brand name Proterra Powered. It has collaborated with OEMs such as Thomas Built Bus, Van Hool, Freightliner and Optimal Electric Vehicles to electrify their buses and other heavy-duty vehicles. Proterra’s newest partner is Bustech, a major Australian bus manufacturer. The… Read more »

Moscow’s fleet of 450 e-buses to grow to 2,600 by 2024

Electric buses are proliferating, many of them far beyond the expected early-adopting cities. Russia is hardly an EV hotspot, but there are already 450 electric buses on the streets of Moscow, running on 36 routes. The capital prides itself on having one of the largest e-bus fleets outside of China. Mosgortrans, the city’s major bus… Read more »

teamtechnik software applies Industry 4.0 optimization to End-of-Line EV system testing

End-of-Line (EOL) testing of EV powertrains now generates more data than ever, thanks to the ubiquity of smart sensors and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).  With a focus on testing and measurement, teamtechnik applies Industry 4.0 tools and techniques to optimize production and testing processes.  Sometimes called “the fourth industrial revolution,” Industry 4.0 expands… Read more »

GM to debut wireless EV battery management system

General Motors will use an almost completely wireless battery management system (wBMS)—the first of its kind, according to GM—for production EVs. This wireless system, developed with Analog Devices, will allow GM to power many types of EVs from a common set of battery components.   The wBMS is expected to drive GM’s Ultium-powered EVs to market… Read more »