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As the off-road vehicle market rushes to electrify, standards are lagging behind

Q&A with Littelfuse’s Geoffrey Schwartz Construction vehicles are being electrified at a surprisingly rapid pace, as operators recognize not only the cost savings, but the advantages of silent, emission-free operation. However, the high power requirements of these vehicles mean that vehicle designers face unique technical challenges, especially when it comes to circuit protection.  High-voltage DC… Read more »

Energy expert: Updated US Hydrogen Strategy is better, but still designed to prop up the fossil fuel industry

Michael Barnard writes on a wide variety of e-mobility and renewable energy topics. In a recent article for CleanTechnica, he discusses the latest edition of the US National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap, a policy document that the DOE produces and updates periodically. Barnard’s piece is a detailed and highly technical discussion of a complex… Read more »

2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz: Electric microbus for North America appears, at last

Iconic design, two-tone paint, three rows, AWD—whatever you call it, the Buzz won’t be cheap. The 2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz electric minivan has been coming to North America for a long, long time. The concept for an all-EV reboot of the classic Type 2 Microbus appeared in 2016 and was confirmed for production in August 2017…. Read more »

Frito-Lay’s “sustainability showcase” features Tesla Semis, electric trucks, solar+storage

Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, is transforming its Modesto, California, facility into “a showcase for sustainable manufacturing, warehousing and distribution technologies.” The 80-acre, 500,000-square-foot Modesto site, one of Frito-Lay’s largest manufacturing facilities in the US, features several classes of EVs, along with on-site solar energy generation, storage and EV charging stations. Green goodies in service… Read more »

Proterra begins producing EV batteries at new South Carolina factory

Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) is a commercial electric vehicle OEM, and it has two related businesses: Proterra Energy, which offers turnkey charging services to fleets; and Proterra Powered, which provides battery packs to other vehicle manufacturers. Now the company has produced the first Proterra Powered EV battery at its new Powered 1 battery manufacturing plant in… Read more »

Electric Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept pickup truck revealed at CES

It’s reportedly close in exterior design to the production model we’ll see within months. Ram Trucks, the US truck arm of global automaker Stellantis, took the wraps off what it called the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept truck on Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The production version of this fully electric,… Read more »

How to make heavy-duty electric trucks work in practice

Fleets tested Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 tractors for three years: Here’s what they learned. Large commercial trucks and other heavy equipment have run on diesel fuel for many decades now. Requirements for more aggressive emission after-treatment and the hardware to achieve that add cost and complexity for fleet operators. Rising fuel-economy standards during the… Read more »

Aptera chooses Maxeon to supply solar cells, begins producing panels

Aptera is different. While other EV-makers aspire to become “the next Tesla” by building high-performance vehicles that look just like the ICE vehicles drivers are used to, Aptera is focusing on building the most efficient and greenest vehicles possible. Critics may say that consumers won’t buy an unusual three-wheeled aerodynamic vehicle (Aptera might dispute that—it… Read more »

The promise of wireless charging: smaller batteries, longer battery life, fewer charging stations

Q&A with Momentum Dynamics Wireless charging is nothing new—Charged has covered wireless EV charging since at least 2011—but it may be that its true value is only coming into focus now, as more and more commercial and transit fleets are electrifying. There are many reasons (safety, reliability, liability) that a fleet operator might not want… Read more »

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV: Chevy previews a mass-market electric SUV

Mid-size five-seat crossovers are a huge segment, and Chevy wants yours to plug in—next year. Chevrolet, it seems, doesn’t want to scare potential shoppers by offering up electric vehicles that stress too heavily the fact they’re … well, different. An advance preview of the upcoming 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV suggested it’s very much a Chevy… Read more »