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ROUSH CleanTech provides Class 6 electric trucks to Penske

ROUSH CleanTech, a provider of alternative fuel and electric propulsion technology for fleet vehicles, has inked a deal with Penske Truck Leasing to provide battery-electric vehicles based on the Ford F-650 for deployment across Southern California.  The new EVs, which were built to Penske’s specifications, have a maximum speed of 65 mph and a 100-mile… Read more »

Taiga electric snowmobiles and personal watercraft to come with ABB chargers

Taiga Motors, a Montreal-based startup that was founded in 2015, plans to begin delivery of its electric snowmobiles this winter season and to bring its Orca electric personal watercraft to the market next spring. The skyrocketing sales of “powersports” vehicles may take a disproportionate toll on the environment, because many of these vehicles are not… Read more »

Almost 80% of European EV sales have been in the six wealthiest countries

The European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) has published an interactive map that illustrates the correlation between the adoption of plug-in vehicles (which the organization, apparently feeling that the industry needs yet more acronyms, refers to as “electrically-chargeable vehicles,” or ECVs) and per-capita GDP. The ACEA reports that plug-in vehicles accounted for 3.0% of all… Read more »

Electrify America opens its 500th public charging station

Nationwide fast charging network Electrify America has now opened over 500 public charging locations across the US, including more than 2,200 individual DC fast chargers. Since opening its first site in May 2018, Electrify America has been opening an average of nearly four stations per week. Each station has between three and ten individual DC… Read more »

Hyundai announces 12 new SUVs—one of them may be an EV

Like most of the legacy automakers, Hyundai has been eagerly announcing plans to consider possibly selling some EVs in volume some time in the next decade or two, while continuing to devote the bulk of its resources to ever-larger gas-powered SUVs. In August, the company launched a new brand called Ioniq, which will, in the… Read more »

The unsung capabilities of charger software in creating a high-performing EV (Webinar)

What if we told you the secret ingredient behind creating a high-performing and fully connected EV is your battery charger? Many vehicle manufacturers are concerned about whether EVs can outperform its diesel or petrol-powered counterparts with existing battery technology. This concern is debunked for many mid-powered EVs in industries such as construction, material handling, agriculture… Read more »

Task force to develop Megawatt Charging System for heavy-duty EVs

In September, an international task force including representatives of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) hosted a meeting of “leading OEMs, utilities, equipment manufacturers and suppliers” to test prototypes for a new charging system for heavy-duty vehicles: the Megawatt Charging System (MCS). The task force says the test, which… Read more »

Truck leasing firm orders 150 Tesla Semi electric trucks

Tesla is using the same reservation system for the Tesla Semi as it has used for its previous vehicles. By requiring a cash deposit with each pre-order, the company is able to bring in some cash before it even begins production. It’s a model that other automakers can only envy (and it does benefit customers… Read more »

Scottish university plans trial of wireless charging hubs

Heriot-Watt University, located near Edinburgh, Scotland, is planning a trial of wireless charging using electric delivery vans. The joint project with the City of Edinburgh Council and Flexible Power Systems (FPS) is due to start in the spring. It will involve specially-adapted vans, with charging equipment from Momentum Dynamics. The agency Innovation UK provided funding… Read more »