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JetSuite to buy up to 100 Zunum Aero hybrid planes

Private aviation company JetSuite has announced plans to add up to 100 Zunum Aero electrified aircraft to its fleet. Washington-based Zunum Aero, profiled in the July/August issue of Charged, is developing a “hybrid-to-electric” plane with a capacity of 12 passengers, a maximum cruise speed of 340 mph and a take-off distance of 2,200 feet. The aircraft is optimized… Read more »

Cummins debuts new battery pack line-up for commercial vehicles at Battery Show Europe

Indiana-based heavy-duty engine specialist Cummins unveiled its lithium-ion battery portfolio at the recent Battery Show Europe in Hannover, Germany, including battery packs and modules that can be integrated with the company’s new electric and hybrid powertrain portfolio. Cummins’s product range includes the BM44E (44 kWh) and BM20E (20 kWh) low-voltage modules, designed to power material… Read more »

AVM sells 58 electric buses to Israeli transit operator

Los Angeles-based Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing (AVM) has signed a memorandum of understanding with UBSI, an operator of more than 650 buses in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, to purchase 58 of AVM’s commercial electric vehicles. AVM unveiled the first vehicle in its line of electric mid-size shuttle buses, the EV27, at the recent Advanced Clean… Read more »

DOE awards $19 million for extreme fast charging research

The DOE is awarding $19 million in funding to 12 cost-shared research projects focused on “extreme fast charging,” which is defined as a system with power levels up to 400 kW and typical charging times of 15 minutes or less. Nine of the selected projects focus on advanced anodes, electrolytes, and battery cell designs: UC… Read more »

Fuso eCanter electric truck uses John Deere PD400 Inverter

The Fuso eCanter light-duty electric truck, which is now in production in Europe and Japan, uses a PD400 inverter from John Deere Electronic Solutions (JDES). The JDES PD400 has been proven in off-road vehicles from John Deere and other OEMs. The inverter’s software is designed to be flexible, offering a broad set of features and… Read more »

PG&E selects EVBox as hardware provider for workplace and MUD charging network

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has selected EVBox as the first supplier for the utility’s EV Charge Network program. The EV Charge Network is a program aimed at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings in northern and central California. Through the program, PG&E will pay for and build the infrastructure for customers from the electric grid to… Read more »

Hamburg transit operator orders 20 Mercedes-Benz Citaro electric buses

Hamburger Hochbahn, which operates 111 bus routes in Germany’s second-largest city, has ordered 20 of Mercedes-Benz’s new battery-electric Citaro city buses. The first two units are to be delivered by the end of this year. The new, fully electrically powered Citaro will enter series production before the end of this year. The drive system of… Read more »

DOE announces $68 million in new advanced vehicle technologies research

The DOE has announced a new funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001919) that will make up to $68.5 million available for early-stage research of advanced vehicle technologies. The agency is seeking research projects in several areas, including: Batteries and Electrification; Materials; and Technology Integration and Energy-efficient Mobility Systems. The Batteries and Electrification topic area, which will receive up… Read more »