The Vehicles

Bus rapid transit line with Irizar e-buses launches in southwestern France

Transit provider Keolis, which operates fleets of electric buses in the Netherlands, Norway and several cities in France, has added two 100% electric bus rapid transit lines to its Chronoplus network, which serves eleven municipalities in the Basque Country in southwestern France. The electric buses serving the new lines were built by the Spanish manufacturer… Read more »

Lincoln plans to electrify entire lineup by 2030

To celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln will debut its first global fully electric vehicle, the first step in a plan to electrify its entire portfolio of vehicles by 2030. Lincoln expects half its global volume to be zero-emissions vehicles by 2025. Ford has announced investment of $30 billion in electrification… Read more »

NFI unveils electric double-decker bus for North America

Bus and coach manufacturer the NFI Group has unveiled its first zero-emission, three-axle double-deck bus. The Enviro500EV CHARGE is the North American all-electric version of the company’s popular double-decker bus, and is produced by NFI subsidiary Alexander Dennis (ADL). The 45-foot Enviro500EV CHARGE offers panoramic views, low-floor entry, reclined seating, overhead reading lights and air… Read more »

Leasing firm Avolon to buy up to 500 electric VTOL aircraft

Aircraft leasing company Avolon has placed an order for up to 500 electric eVTOL aircraft from Vertical Aerospace. The companies say the sale will introduce the ultra-short-haul aircraft category to commercial aviation. The two companies will collaborate throughout the development, certification and commercial roll-out of the VA-X4, a piloted, zero-emissions electric Vertical Take Off and… Read more »

GM boosts EV investment, plans to build more US battery factories

GM has raised the stakes in what’s starting to look like a lively EV rivalry with Ford. The nation’s largest automaker now says it plans to invest $35 billion in electrification over the five years ending in 2025—the second increase in its announced figure in the last eight months. By 2025, GM plans to offer… Read more »

Commercial vehicle OEM Proterra debuts on Nasdaq

Commercial vehicle innovator Proterra will be ringing the closing bell at Nasdaq today (June 16) to celebrate the company’s public listing. Following the completion of the company’s business combination with ArcLight Clean Transition, the shares began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the new ticker symbol PTRA. Proterra has raised more than $640… Read more »

MCI launches new D series battery-electric commuter coach

Bus and coach manufacturer Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of the NFI Group (which also includes the New Flyer and Alexander Dennis brands), has unveiled its new zero-emission commuter coach, the D45 CRT LE CHARGE, and also launched its new D series of coaches. The battery-electric D45 CRT LE CHARGE integrates CHARGE propulsion technology… Read more »

Transport provider First Student orders 260 electric school buses from Lion Electric

First Student, a major provider of student transportation, has ordered 260 all-electric LionC school buses from the Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV). This is the largest single order of school buses in Lion’s history, and is expected to make First Student the largest operator of zero-emission school buses in North America. The new Lion Electric… Read more »

Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric crossover, with vehicle-to-load feature, coming to the US this fall

Hyundai Motor North America has unveiled the new IONIQ 5, an electric crossover that’s headed to the US this fall. IONIQ 5 is based on Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform. Its design drew inspiration from Hyundai’s 45 EV concept, which debuted at the 2019 International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The new crossover is part of Hyundai’s… Read more »