The Vehicles

Volvo Buses receives order for 90 electric buses from Belgium

Public transport operator the TEC Group, which serves the Belgian cities of Charleroi and Namur, has ordered 90 Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid buses as well as 12 ABB charging stations. Delivery and installation will get underway this fall. TEC brought 11 Volvo 7900s into service in Namur in January. Once the new buses take to… Read more »

Hyundai announces pricing for Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq EV

Hyundai’s new Ioniq offers three ways to go electric – it’s available in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric versions. The Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid both feature a 1.6-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder gas engine that delivers 104 hp and 109 ft-lb of torque, along with a six-speed double-clutch transmission. The Hybrid sports a 32 kW… Read more »

Mitsubishi to supply 635 Outlander PHEVs to National Police of Ukraine

Mitsubishi will supply the National Police of Ukraine with 635 units of the Outlander PHEV, through its local importer and distributor. The vehicles are to be delivered around July. The deal stems from an emissions trading agreement between a number of Japanese companies and the Ukrainian government. This is the second time Mitsubishi has supplied… Read more »

Electric airplane with Siemens drive system sets ascent record

An electric-drive Extra 330LE aerobatics plane has set a world record in ascent in the category of “Electric aircraft weighing up to 1,000 kilograms.” Pilot Walter Extra climbed at 11.5 meters per second, reaching an altitude of 3,000 meters in four minutes and 22 seconds, to beat the previous record by one minute and 10… Read more »

Blue Bird awarded $4.4 million to develop electric school bus

Blue Bird buses are familiar to every American who has kids, or who ever attended school. The Georgia-based manufacturer (Nasdaq: BLBD) has built over 550,000 buses since its formation in 1927, and approximately 180,000 of its classic yellow buses are in operation today. Now the company has won a grant of $4.4 million from the… Read more »

Facing liquidity problems, Faraday Future scales back its EV lineup

Faraday Future is scaling back its ambitions, according to Reuters, cutting its planned product portfolio from seven EVs to two, and also reducing the size of its factory in Nevada to 650,000 square feet, less than a third of its original planned footprint. When the company announced plans for its assembly facility in 2015, it… Read more »

California ARB releases Midterm Review of ZEV regulation, calls for post-2025 standards

In 2012, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) program, a set of standards for new vehicles through model year 2025. The program has two components: the Low-Emission Vehicle III regulations, which mandate reductions in emissions from legacy vehicles; and the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) regulation, which requires manufacturers to produce… Read more »