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V2G-equipped electric school bus delivers power to grid for 50 hours

Electric school buses are often cited as an ideal use case for vehicle-to-grid technology. Most school buses transport students for only a few hours per day when school is in session, and are parked during the summer months, when demand for electricity is often highest. A number of V2G school bus pilots are underway around… Read more »

Austin transit agency orders 197 electric buses

Capital Metro, the transit agency serving Austin, Texas, has approved the purchase of 197 new electric buses, which will expand its zero-emission bus fleet to more than 200 units. The agency’s eventual goal is to convert its entire fleet of more than 400 buses to zero-emission. The new buses, from Proterra and New Flyer,  support both plug-in… Read more »

Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s company to produce battery materials in US

Redwood Materials, the battery recycling venture founded by former Tesla CTO JB Straubel, came out of stealth mode last year, and announced that it is recycling scrap from Panasonic’s battery cell production at Tesla’s Gigafactory Nevada. In July, it raised $700 million in new investment. Now Redwood has dropped a bit of a bombshell: it… Read more »

Volta Trucks conducts real-world trials of prototype Volta Zero

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks has begun engineering evaluation and development testing of the first prototype Volta Zero at automotive engineering consultancy HORIBA MIRA in Nuneaton, UK. Affectionately named Volta Minus One by development engineers, the prototype uses the proposed production-spec chassis frame and drivetrain of the finished vehicle, and will be used to test… Read more »

Chicago Transit Authority to use ViriCiti’s monitoring system for its 23 electric buses

ViriCiti, founded in 2012, makes a fleet monitoring system focused on electric buses and trucks. The system is designed to give fleet operators a real-time overview of the status, state of charge, range and location of their vehicles, and to help train drivers to maximize range and efficiency. The company says it’s working with over… Read more »

Fleet solution provider Highland Electric Transportation raises $253 million in new funding

Highland Electric Transportation, a provider of turnkey fleet solutions to school districts and fleet managers, has raised $253 million in a financing round led by Vision Ridge Partners. Highland provides its fleet customers with a full-service solution—it owns and maintains the vehicles under an all-inclusive transportation-as-a-service model. The Massachusetts-based company owns and operates EVs manufactured… Read more »

Daimler and PGE develop the electric truck stop of the future

The Electric Island project, a collaboration between Daimler Trucks North America and Portland General Electric, will be a test bed for all kinds of heavy-duty EV charging solutions. Electric trucks are finally starting to roll. After years of vehicle development, research projects and pilot deployments, major fleet operators around the world are beginning to place… Read more »

Harvard University deploys four electric buses

Harvard University recently purchased four Proterra electric buses, along with the necessary charging infrastructure. The new buses, which will replace four biodiesel-powered vehicles, represent about a third of Harvard’s fleet. Each 35-foot Proterra transit bus has a seating capacity of 29, and features a 450 kWh battery pack and an 800-volt system architecture. The shuttles… Read more »

Mustang Advanced Engineering’s custom EV test solutions

Mustang Advanced Engineering (MAE) designs and manufactures made-to-order test stands for various EV projects, including drivetrains (electric motor, power supply and inverter) and electric axle testing projects. MAE recently delivered a test stand to heavy-duty EV manufacturer Proterra.  The system includes a 350 hp regenerative AC dynamometer, 350-700 VDC programmable battery simulator, a cooling circuit… Read more »