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Anheuser-Busch to deploy 21 BYD electric trucks

Anheuser-Busch plans to add 21 BYD electric trucks to its California fleet. The second-generation 8TT Class 8 electric trucks will be deployed at Anheuser-Busch facilities in Sylmar, Riverside, Pomona and Carson. The non-profit Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) will lead project oversight, development, management, and reporting through a grant from the California Air… Read more »

EV maker Aptera partners with Elaphe for in-wheel motors

Aptera Motors, a start-up building an ultra-efficient EV, has teamed up with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies, a manufacturer of in-wheel motors. Aptera says in-wheel motors offer it advantages that would be impossible to achieve with other propulsion systems, including enhanced aerodynamics, lighter overall vehicle weight and improved handling, all of which result in better mileage and… Read more »

Is the honeymoon over for Tesla and Panasonic?

The relationship between Tesla and Panasonic has been a rocky one from the start. When Gigafactory 1 was in the planning stages, the Japanese giant waffled about how much it planned to invest, causing TSLA stock to gyrate. Panasonic doesn’t seem to have prospered from the partnership – the conglomerate’s battery unit is reported to… Read more »

Electrify America launches Level 2 home charger

Electrify America has launched its first level 2 home charger. The charger features charging power of up to 7.6 kW. It comes with a standard NEMA 14-50 supply power plug, colored lighting to indicate charge status, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a three-year warranty. Electrify America also aims to add a home charging section to its mobile… Read more »

New front in the war against EVs: ferreting out erroneous tax credit claims

Governments often use selective law enforcement to blunt the effects of unwanted policies instituted by previous administrations. Is this what’s going on with an audit of federal EV tax credit claims? The Wall Street Journal reports that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), an arm of the Treasury Department and thus of the… Read more »

Enel X and Washington utilities to add 550 Juicebox chargers to grid

Enel X, formerly EnerNOC and now the energy services arm of Italian energy company Enel, has partnered with two Washington utilities, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Seattle City Light, to launch new smart charging programs in the Bellevue and Seattle areas. In total, the two projects will provide more than 550 Enel X JuiceBox smart… Read more »

Dyson drops out of the EV race

The commercialization of new technologies often follows a trajectory that looks something like this: a startup brings the new tech to market, surprising everyone and catapulting the company to corporate stardom; industry incumbents realize they need to embrace the new tech, but find themselves unable to do so, thanks to the pesky Innovator’s Dilemma; other… Read more »

ABB to commission chargers for autonomous EVs at Singapore’s new mega-port

Swiss electronics company ABB has won a contract from Singapore-based ST Engineering Land Systems to deliver and commission integrated smart charging points for a fleet of fully-electric Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) in Singapore’s new Tuas port. The autonomous vehicles, provided by Dutch manufacturing company VDL, will transport heavy shipping containers at the port terminal. The… Read more »