The Vehicles

Hyundai to test Class 8 fuel cell trucks at Port of Oakland

The nonprofit Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) has won a grant to support the deployment of 30 Hyundai XCIENT Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks in northern California. The trucks will serve the Port of Oakland. Each has a range of over 400 miles, enough to make runs from Oakland to Sacramento,… Read more »

Proterra to supply battery tech to ROUSH CleanTech for next-gen Ford F-650 electric truck

Commercial EV innovator Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) builds electric buses, and also provides its powertrain technology to other OEMs under its Proterra Powered business unit. The company’s latest collaboration is with ROUSH CleanTech, a firm that’s involved with several aspects of electrification, including production design, functional performance validation, compliance testing, assembly setup and vehicle second-stage manufacturing…. Read more »

Lilium secures order from Brazilian airline for 220 electric jets

Azul, a Brazilian airline that serves 110 destinations and operates a fleet of more than 160 aircraft, has ordered 220 electric aircraft from Lilium in a $1-billion commercial deal and strategic alliance. The companies aim to establish a co-branded network in Brazil. Azul will operate and maintain the Lilium Jet fleet, and Lilium will provide… Read more »

Nissan to build a 35 GWh battery plant and produce a new electric crossover in Sunderland, UK

Many in the media have been asking two questions about Nissan. As its aging Leaf becomes a byword for EV obsolescence, will the company rejuvenate its once cutting-edge electrical efforts? And, amid the uncertainty following Brexit, will the automaker remain committed to its Nissan Motor Manufacturing plant in Sunderland, England, which employs some 7,500 workers?… Read more »

Irizar e-mobility to deliver 113 electric buses to Paris

Spanish electric bus-builder Irizar e-mobility, which has already supplied e-buses to several French cities, has signed an agreement with Paris transit agency RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) to supply zero-emission buses to the French capital. In the first two years of the contract, Irizar will deliver 113 units of its latest-generation Irizar ie bus…. Read more »

Eviation unveils production version of all-electric Alice aircraft, prepares for inaugural flight

Electric aircraft manufacturer Eviation Aircraft has unveiled the design for its Alice all-electric plane. The production configuration, optimized based on real-world lessons learned and customer feedback, will define Alice’s path to its first flight later this year, to be followed by certification and entry into service, which is expected in 2024. Alice, a nine-passenger, two-crew-member… Read more »

Tesla Q2 earnings report: record billion-dollar income, delays for Semi and Cybertruck

The headline figure of Tesla’s second-quarter 2021 earnings report was a blockbuster: $1.1 billion in GAAP net income, a new record for the company and an astounding success for a young automaker. The milestone was reached thanks to the soaring sales of Models 3 and Y—the former is now outselling many gas burners in several… Read more »

Will the game-changing Tesla Semi really go into production this year?

A viable electric Class 8 truck would be a massive disruptor of the global transport system, and since the unveiling of the Tesla Semi in 2017, we’ve been on the edge of our ergonomic bucket seats, waiting for it to appear on highways. Alas, Tesla’s production schedule has suffered more delays than the LA Freeway…. Read more »

Rheinland Air Service orders five Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800s

Rheinland Air Service (RAS), a European provider of aircraft maintenance and repair services, has ordered five all-electric eFlyer 800 aircraft from Bye Aerospace. RAS will provide service to eFlyer800 aircraft in Central Europe through its service and support facilities in Germany, and will be a designated reseller of the eFlyer800 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland…. Read more »

Recurrent’s new battery guides analyze range of pre-owned Tesla Model 3s and Chevy Bolts

Recurrent, a Seattle-based startup that provides independent reports on the condition of used EV batteries, has released the first two in a planned series of EV battery guides for consumers. The two public guides offer an analysis of overall battery performance over time in the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt. Buyers of used… Read more »