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Siemens wins contract to supply EV chargers to Veterans Affairs facilities

If the government wants us to save energy, the logical first step is to lead by example and improve the efficiency of its own operations. The federal vehicle fleet, the largest in the country, offers an obvious opportunity for big savings. Over the past two years, the General Services Administration (GSA) has doubled the number… Read more »

The Mobility House provides energy management solution for King County Metro’s electric fleet

King County Metro, which operates a fleet of 1,540 buses in the Seattle region, is conducting a charging infrastructure pilot to test the capabilities of high-power plug-in and overhead chargers from three manufacturers—ABB, Siemens and Heliox. As part of the project, the agency implemented The Mobility House’s energy management solution ChargePilot, which features load management… Read more »

Ford announces pricing for its bidirectional home charger

Ford has launched its new Ford Charge Station Pro, a bidirectional home charging station designed to work with the upcoming F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. Ford designed the system in collaboration with Siemens. The system enables an F-150 Lightning to be used for backup power and other V2G applications. (It isn’t clear whether it would… Read more »

Daimler Truck forms joint venture to deploy US commercial charging network

Daimler Truck North America, NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Renewable Power plan to form a joint venture to deploy a nationwide US charging network for medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles. Construction at the first sites is set to begin in 2023. Initial funding is expected to be around $650 million, divided equally… Read more »

Fleet EV alliance calls on US government to promote open charging standards

The Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance (CEVA) has sent an open letter to the US DOE, DOT and GSA, urging officials to develop charging infrastructure programs that incorporate open standards such as the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI). CEVA is a group of 28 companies that advocates for zero-emission vehicles…. Read more »

GreenPower delivers 10 electric Cab and Chassis units to WeShip

GreenPower Motor Company (NASDAQ: GP), a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty EVs, has delivered 10 units of its EV Star Cab and Chassis to shipping service WeShip. The two companies secured California HVIP vouchers in the amount of $66,000 per vehicle, and GreenPower provided lease financing to fund the remainder of the purchase price. GreenPower’s… Read more »

CarMedialab provides charging management system for Leipzig electric buses

The public transport operator for Leipzig, Germany plans to bring 21 VDL electric buses into service on three routes before the end of this year. To ensure they are charged efficiently and cost-effectively, Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) will use a charging management system from INIT subsidiary CarMedialab. LVB’s depot management system, which has been updated to… Read more »

New Flyer unveils lighter, more efficient, longer-range electric bus

Bus manufacturer New Flyer of America has unveiled its next-generation electric heavy-duty transit bus, built on its proven Xcelsior platform. New Flyer’s battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE and fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 buses have logged 4.5 million service miles to date. The new and improved Xcelsior CHARGE NG incorporates three distinct technology advancements: a next-generation battery… Read more »

ARBOC’s Equess CHARGE is a fully accessible, low-floor battery-electric bus

Bus manufacturer ARBOC Specialty Vehicles has introduced a new battery-electric low-floor purpose-built bus. The Equess CHARGE, which is available in 30-foot and 35-foot models, builds on ARBOC’s proven Equess transit bus platform, and uses EV technology from fellow NFI Group subsidiary New Flyer of America. The Equess platform offers an enhanced level of accessibility—it has… Read more »

Electric truck fleets will need a lot of power, and utilities need to start planning now

Electric buses and trucks are coming. In June, the California Air Resources Board instituted a zero-emission mandate for truck sales—manufacturers must make zero-emission trucks at least 30% of sales by 2030. Following that announcement, 15 states plus DC have said they want all new trucks to be electric by 2050. Granted, such measures are best… Read more »