Motiv’s EPIC electric truck chassis mirror the procurement process for ICE chassis

Motiv Power Systems is exhibiting its EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis) all-electric family of chassis at Ford’s booth at this week’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. An EPIC-powered AmeriPride walk-in van with a Utilimaster body will be available for test drives. Based on Ford’s popular E-450, F-59 and F-53 platforms, the EPIC chassis are production-line-ready,… Read more »

Blink Charging secures listing on Nasdaq Capital Market, rings opening bell

Blink Charging, an operator of EV charging services, is now listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols BLNK and BLNKW. To commemorate the event, Executive Chairman Michael D. Farkas and CEO Mike Calise got to ring the Nasdaq opening bell. Blink’s previously announced underwritten public offering raised over $18 million, which the company… Read more »

Mercedes begins real-world testing of its eActros electric truck, with a wary eye on the Tesla Semi

Mercedes-Benz Trucks will put its new electric truck, the eActros, on the road with customers for real-world trials in 2018. Ten vehicles in two variants, with a gross vehicle weight of 18 or 25 tons, will be tested under real-life conditions by ten customers in Germany and Switzerland. These customers operate in different sectors and… Read more »

UPS: New Workhorse electric truck will be the first to rival cost of ICE vehicles

UPS plans to collaborate with Workhorse to develop an electric delivery truck that will be comparable in acquisition cost to legacy ICE trucks without any subsidies, an industry first. Each Class 5 truck will have a range of approximately 100 miles, quite sufficient for delivery routes in and around cities. UPS will test 50 of… Read more »

Garnet ceramic electrolyte helps block dendrite formation

Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a new template that they hope will enable a safer alternative to liquid electrolytes, which have several drawbacks, including flammability, leakage and dendrite formation in the electrodes. In “Lithium-ion conductive ceramic textile: A new architecture for flexible solid-state lithium metal batteries,” published in Materials Today, UMD researchers… Read more »

ABB fast chargers support two different brands of e-buses in Trondheim

Swiss electronics giant ABB will supply eight of its HVC 450P charging stations to support a fleet of 35 electric buses in the Norwegian city of Trondheim. This is one of the first projects in which e-buses from two different brands will use the same charging infrastructure. The 25 Volvo 7900 and 10 Heuliez GX… Read more »

Tesla to establish electric motor R&D group in Greece

Tesla is expanding its international R&D operations with a small office in Athens, Greece to develop new electric motor technologies. According to Greek Reporter, Tesla Greece has been officially registered, and expects to recruit up to 50 R&D staff over the next few months. Why Greece? For one thing, three of Tesla’s top electric motor… Read more »