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Minnesota utilities offer off-peak electric rates as low as 3.3 cents/kWh

Xcel Energy, Minnesota’s largest power company, has asked state regulators to approve an off-peak EV charging rate of of 3.3 cents per kilowatt-hour, a 43 percent discount to the usual residential rate. “We are trying to provide more options for customers,” said Xcel exec Chris Clark. “This is really how we’re seeing the future. We… Read more »

Volvo CE and Mack Trucks deliver electric excavator and refuse truck to Florida waste hauler

Volvo Construction Equipment and Mack Trucks, both Volvo Group companies, recently delivered an electric excavator and an electric refuse truck to Boca Raton, Florida-based Coastal Waste & Recycling, which has 25 locations in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, and operates more than 700 vehicles. Coastal is piloting a 23-ton Volvo EC230 Electric excavator at a… Read more »

How Umicore is ensuring sustainability in the North American EV battery chain

Q&A with Umicore’s Robert Privette Umicore traces its roots to a Belgian mining company formed in 1906. Since then, it has moved on from mining to a variety of high-tech pursuits including refining, recycling and the manufacture of specialized metal products. Today it’s one of Belgium’s largest companies, and has a strong presence in e-mobility,… Read more »

Emporia launches program to simplify EV charger installation

US energy management technology company Emporia has launched a program designed to streamline the installation of Level 2 EV home chargers, which can involve a complex process of research and comparing installation companies to ensure that a home’s electrical limitations are properly assessed before a vehicle is purchased. Emporia is partnering with selected installers that… Read more »

Forum Mobility plans new charging depot for electric drayage trucks at Port of Long Beach

Forum Mobility, a California-based freight electrification infrastructure provider, plans to build a heavy-duty truck charging depot adjacent to drayage carrier terminals at the Port of Long Beach. Supportive funding for the project will be provided by Honolulu-based nonprofit clean technology investor Elemental Excelerator. The fully staffed charging depot will offer 19 dual-port 360 kW chargers… Read more »

BYD introduces two new bus models

Chinese EV maker BYD has introduced its 40-foot BYD B12 and its 45-foot double-decker BYD-UNVI DD13 electric bus models, the latter in collaboration with Spanish bus manufacturer UNVI. The BYD B12 integrates a lithium-iron-phosphate blade battery within the chassis structure. The battery pack has a maximum capacity of 500 kWh. BYD says the 6-in-1 controller… Read more »

Toyota undertakes vehicle-to-grid research project with San Diego utility

Toyota is collaborating with utility San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) research, using a Toyota bZ4X EV. The project will explore bidirectional charging technology that enables battery EV owners to discharge electricity from their batteries back to the grid. As Toyota points out, understanding the needs of BEV owners, their charging habits,… Read more »