The Vehicles

In Maine, electric refuse trucks will be powered by refuse

What could be more logical than running electric refuse trucks on power generated by a waste-to-energy plant? That’s just what Portland, Maine-based waste collection company Ecomaine plans to do, as Haley Rischar writes in Waste Today. Ecomaine opened a waste-to-energy plant in 1989, but a decrease in the value of the energy produced caused the… Read more »

EV startup Arrival reveals new electric bus

The UK-based startup Arrival has garnered a lot of press interest for securing an order for 10,000 electric delivery vans from UPS, as well as €100 million in investment from Hyundai/Kia. Now the company has unveiled a new electric bus that boasts several innovative features. There are video screens everywhere: a ring around the top… Read more »

Tesla used a variety of technical advances to increase Model S range to 400 miles

Tesla’s vehicles continue to get better. The company recently announced that all North American Model S Long Range Plus vehicles now have an official EPA-rated range of 402 miles—an increase of almost 20% compared to a 2019 model with the same battery pack design. How did Tesla’s engineers achieve such a significant improvement? It was… Read more »

Watch out Europe, the Chinese are coming—and they’re driving EVs

China’s formidable auto industry has so far failed to find a foothold in the North American or European markets. Many industry observers believe that the country’s prominent push for electrification has little to do with concern about climate change, and much to do with the country’s quest for a seat at the top table of… Read more »

Swedish city to deploy 49 Volvo articulated electric buses, with zone management

The Swedish city of Jönköping plans to electrify several bus routes by the end of next year. The Norwegian firm Vy Buss, which will operate the electric routes, has ordered 49 Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated buses, each of which can carry up to 120 passengers. The new e-buses are scheduled to enter operation in Jönköping… Read more »

Electric buses in Europe: 50 Solaris Urbinos for Poland, 22 Volvo buses for Norway

The Polish city of Cracow has ordered 50 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses, along with 50 plug-in charging stations. The city’s transit agency, MPK, already operates 400 Solaris buses, including 28 electric buses. The new vehicles will be delivered within a year. The order is worth approximately 36 million euros. MPK was awarded an EU… Read more »