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US fuel efficiency standards save consumers billions, especially low-income households

The Trump Administration has just held a hearing to solicit public comments on its effort to weaken the EPA’s fuel efficiency standards. The EPA has reopened the previously-completed mid-term review of vehicle efficiency standards. While the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers supports re-opening the review, it has suggested that it would prefer to keep existing vehicle… Read more »

New Bosch e-axle integrates motor, power electronics, transmission

Bosch has developed a new electric axle drive, or e-axle, that integrates the motor, power electronics, and transmission into one compact unit that directly drives a vehicle’s axle, saving both space and costs. An electric axle delivering 150 kilowatts weighs roughly 90 kg – far less than currently available individual components. Bosch has had electric… Read more »

First electric waste collection truck arrives on New Zealand streets

Waste Management NZ has demonstrated its first electric truck for residential wheelie bin waste collection. The city of Christchurch will put an electric truck into service in October, and more are scheduled to join the fleet in other New Zealand cities by the end of the year. The company has already introduced more than 20… Read more »

Williams Advanced Engineering unveils lightweight EV platform concept

Williams Advanced Engineering unveiled a lightweight EV platform concept called the FW-EVX at the recent Low Carbon Vehicle Show in Millbrook, UK. The concept features several innovations in battery pack design, cooling systems and lightweight structures, all integrated into a single scalable platform. Williams’s engineers developed an automated, near-zero-waste process that creates fiber-reinforced suspension components… Read more »

BMW plans to offer 12 pure EVs by 2025

The BMW Group announced big plans for electrification at a recent event for journalists in Munich. “By 2025, we will offer 25 electrified vehicles – 12 will be fully electric,” said CEO Harald Krueger, adding that the company’s EVs will have ranges of up to 435 miles. The company plans to unveil a new four-door… Read more »

Clemson Area Transit acquires a second fleet of 10 Proterra electric buses

Clemson Area Transit (CATbus), which serves 1.9 million riders annually in three South Carolina counties, has purchased ten 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 buses and related charging infrastructure. The new e-buses will join six Proterra buses already operated by CATbus in Seneca, SC. In 2015, Seneca became the first city in the US to operate an… Read more »

AxleTech and TM4 partner to produce fully integrated electric axles

AxleTech International has announced a partnership with motor manufacturer TM4 to develop integrated electric axles (e-axles) for heavy-duty vehicles. As part of AxleTech’s Electric Drivetrain Systems product line, the company is developing e-axles with multiple-speed gearboxes that are integrated with electric motors. These integrated drivetrain systems are designed to be compact, light, quiet, and easy… Read more »

Two electric school buses, powered by Motiv Power Systems, go into service in California

Colton Joint Unified School District in San Bernardino County, California has taken delivery of two electric Type C Starcraft eQuest XL school buses from Creative Bus Sales, featuring powertrains from Motiv Power Systems. Built on Ford’s F59 chassis, the new e-buses have a capacity of 48 passengers and a range of up to 85 miles…. Read more »

EVBox installs 50,000th charging station at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Charging station manufacturer EVBox has installed its 50,000th charging station at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), an organization that provides office space and other amenities to local clean-tech start-ups. “We’re building a state-of-the-art EV Showcase where we can demonstrate a variety of smart charging equipment, EVs and mobility solutions,” said LACI Chief Partnerships Officer… Read more »

LORD Corporation debuts CoolTherm thermal management materials and services

LORD Corporation introduced CoolTherm, a new brand within the company’s leading portfolio of thermal management solutions and technical services. CoolTherm products deliver customized materials that can help electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturers worldwide manage heat issues and increase power density. “The evolution of LORD Thermal Management Materials to the CoolTherm brand will better define the… Read more »