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Cummins working on plug-in Class 6 truck, Class 7 and 8 buses

At the recent Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee (via Green Car Congress), engine manufacturer Cummins outlined two plug-in hybrid projects for heavy commercial vehicles. The first project, in partnership with Ohio State University, PACCAR, NREL and Argonne National Laboratory, is a Class 6 plug-in hybrid truck that the company says will reduce… Read more »

Next phase of BMW’s ChargeForward program pays drivers to use smart charging

In the first phase of BMW’s ChargeForward program, 100 Bay Area i3 owners received incentives to reduce charging usage during periods of high peak demand, in order to optimize the impact on the electrical grid. The next phase will explore the ability to optimize charging events both at home and at public chargers. BMW will… Read more »

Orange EV approved for New York State EV vouchers

Kansas City-based Orange EV, a manufacturer of heavy-duty electric trucks, has announced that fleets in the state of New York are now eligible for discounts of up to $150,000 on Orange’s T-Series electric terminal truck through the New York State Electric Vehicle Voucher Incentive Fund. Fleet customers receive a discount at the point of sale… Read more »

BYD and Wayne Engineering unveil electric refuse truck

Electrification isn’t just for glamorous sports cars – the humble garbage truck is a likely candidate too. Companies including Motiv Power Systems and Wrightspeed have deployed plug-in refuse trucks. Now Chinese automaker BYD and Wayne Engineering, a manufacturer of chassis-mounted productivity solutions for the solid waste industry, have announced the launch of a pure electric… Read more »

Bosch’s new Power Max 2 and Power Max 2Plus Level 2 chargers

Bosch has launched a pair of new Level 2 EV charging stations. Based on the original Power Max, the Power Max 2 is sleeker and more compact, offers higher output power, and is designed to minimize installation costs. The Power Max 2Plus adds Wi-Fi connectivity and USB data storage. Both new models are available in… Read more »

Infineon’s Power PROFET automotive switches are designed to replace high current relays and fuses

Infineon Technologies has launched a new family of ultra-low ohmic smart high-side switches that it says offer the lowest on-resistance and the highest energy capability on the market. Power PROFET switches enable the replacement of electromechanical relays and fuses in power distribution and junction boxes up to 40 A DC. Infineon points out that the… Read more »

ADOMANI to sell Lion Bus electric school buses in Western US states

California-based ADOMANI and Quebec-based bus manufacturer Lion Bus have announced a new dealership relationship. ADOMANI will be the exclusive dealer of electric eLion buses in the states of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The eLion TM4 electric motor provides equal power to the equivalent legacy diesel, and delivers a range of 50, 75… Read more »

DRIVEtheARC fast charging corridor breaks ground in California

Yet another fast charging corridor will soon connect the cities of the Western US. DRIVEtheARC, which will link the metro areas of Monterey, San Francisco, Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, recently broke ground with a star-studded ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new network is a joint project of the state of California and NEDO, a Japanese R&D organization…. Read more »

Tesla acquisition of German engineering firm should help with production ramp-up

Tesla has announced plans to acquire Grohmann Engineering, a German company that the California carmaker called “one of the world leaders in highly automated methods of manufacturing.” Grohmann currently has around 700 employees, and had revenues of 123 million euros ($136 million) in 2015. It has developed battery production lines for several automakers. The company… Read more »