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Proterra to boost ZX5 electric bus battery capacity to 738 kWh

Commercial vehicle OEM Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) plans to increase the available battery capacity of its ZX5 electric transit bus. Starting in 2023, the 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit bus can be equipped with up to 738 kWh of onboard energy, which enables a range of more than 300 miles. The 35-foot and 40-foot ZX5+… Read more »

Siemens provides charging infrastructure to two North Carolina transit agencies

Siemens has provided North Carolina-made charging infrastructure for two of the state’s largest transit operators, GoRaleigh and the Charlotte Area Transit System.  Siemens eMobility manufactured the chargers at its Wendell, North Carolina manufacturing hub. GoRaleigh operates 27 bus routes in the state capital. Last year, the agency took delivery of five Proterra electric buses. Siemens… Read more »

Why is Tesla no longer including mobile charging cables with its vehicles?

First-time EV buyers are famously nervous about charging, which is one reason that most new EVs come with a portable charging cable—it’s reassuring to know that you can plug your new car in as soon as you take it home, without having to deal with charger installation right away. Some drivers find the portable adequate… Read more »

Chicagoland bus operator Pace purchases 20 Proterra ZX5 electric buses

Pace Suburban Bus, which serves a vast swath of Chicago’s suburbs—an area nearly the size of the state of Connecticut—has awarded a $26.5-million-dollar contract to commercial vehicle OEM Proterra to acquire 20 Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit buses and two Proterra megawatt-scale fleet chargers. Proterra’s US-made 40-foot ZX5 Max features 675 kWh of energy storage,… Read more »

Swiss transport firm deploys all-electric car transporter

The Swiss firm Galliker Transport is now delivering new cars using an all-electric car transporter. The massive electric semi-truck was jointly developed by Futuricum, a division of Swiss e-mobility specialist Designwerk Group, and the German body manufacturer Kässbohrer. The Futuricum 26E transporter has a total power output of 680 hp and a range of 450… Read more »

California drayage fleet operator orders 20 Kenworth T680E electric trucks

4 Gen Logistics, a provider of drayage services at ports and logistics terminals in California, has placed an order for 20 Kenworth T680E electric trucks. David Duncan is an owner of 4 Gen Logistics and a VP of Phoenix-based Duncan and Son Lines. The two companies currently operate a combined 147 Kenworth T680s. He decided… Read more »