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St Petersburg, Florida to deploy two BYD electric buses

Charged’s hometown of St Petersburg has become the second city in Florida to begin electrifying its bus fleet (Tallahassee’s StarMetro operates five Proterra e-buses). After two years of deliberation, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), which serves the St Pete/Clearwater metro area, has decided to buy two BYD electric buses. The e-buses will serve Beach Drive,… Read more »

California’s big three utilities submit proposals to increase access to EV infrastructure

January 20 was an important day for transportation electrification in California. That was the deadline for the state’s three major investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to submit applications for major upgrades to electric transportation infrastructure. California’s Senate Bill 350 (2015) requires the IOUs to establish programs that will increase “access to the use of electricity as a… Read more »

Loop Energy introduces fuel cell range extender for heavy-duty EVs

Loop Energy has introduced a new fuel cell-based range extender for heavy-duty electric transport vehicles. Following a three-year development period, the Loop power module is now being integrated by an OEM, and will begin operation in 2017. Loop’s eFlow fuel cell is designed to optimize air flow inside the fuel cell, producing greater power density… Read more »

Green Commuter receives grant from TVA for electric car sharing service in Chattanooga

Green Commuter, a vanpool and car share service that operates a fleet of Tesla Model X in Los Angeles, has received a $750,000 grant from the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) to launch an electric car sharing service in the Tennessee city. The award is part of a $3-million grant from the Tennessee Valley… Read more »

California budget gaps leave heavy-duty EV projects in limbo

Opinion by Urvi Nagrani, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Motiv Power Systems The state of California has approved a number of measures to advance sustainable transportation. Governor Jerry Brown has both a Zero-Emission Vehicle Action Plan and a Sustainable Freight Plan, and the senate passed a landmark climate bill last year. California’s leadership on… Read more »

Powin Energy receives patent for battery pack operating system

Powin Energy, a maker of stationary storage systems, has been awarded a patent for its Battery Pack Operating System (bp-OS). The bp-OS uses an algorithm to actively and passively balance batteries down to the cell level, and also offers a picture of battery health through real-time monitoring, state-of-charge management and diagnostics. According to Powin, it… Read more »

St Petersburg, Florida goes shopping for electric transit buses

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, which serves the cities of St Petersburg and Clearwater on Florida’s West Coast, has become the latest of many transit agencies around the country to consider deploying electric buses. At a recent public meeting, the PSTA board voted to buy 3 diesel hybrid and 2 electric buses, if the necessary… Read more »

VW to pay $15 billion for “most flagrant violations of environmental laws in history”

Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle claims resulting from its emissions rigging fraud, the US Department of Justice announced. Volkswagen’s deeds were “the most flagrant violations of our consumer and environmental laws in our country’s history,” said US Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates. “We cannot undo the damage that’s… Read more »

Intersil’s new 12-cell Li-ion battery pack monitor

Power management and analog solution provider Intersil has introduced a 12-cell battery pack monitor that provides cell balancing and voltage and temperature monitoring to safeguard Li-ion battery packs in electrified vehicles. The new ISL78610 monitors and balances up to 12 cells with accurate voltage readings and diagnostics, enabling system designers to make informed decisions based… Read more »

Columbus, Ohio wins $50 million in grants under the DOT Smart City Challenge

The city of Columbus, Ohio has won the Smart City Challenge, a competition organized by the DOT to encourage cities to develop plans for a 21st-century intelligent transportation system. 78 cities submitted applications for the award, which will provide up to $40 million from the DOT and an additional $10 million from Paul Allen’s Vulcan… Read more »