fbpx

Search Results Found For: "Siemens"

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 »

How to ensure EV traction motor magnets aren’t pushed beyond their operating limits

Avoiding motor demagnetization: John Wanjiku, Technical Specialist at Mentor Graphics, explains the goals of a detailed traction motor design analysis. Neodymium permanent magnets are used in EV traction motors because of their powerful magnetic fields and relatively strong resistance to demagnetization, but they tend to lose their magnetism when exposed to excessive operating temperatures, opposing… Read more »

Electric buses in Europe: 50 Solaris Urbinos for Poland, 22 Volvo buses for Norway

The Polish city of Cracow has ordered 50 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses, along with 50 plug-in charging stations. The city’s transit agency, MPK, already operates 400 Solaris buses, including 28 electric buses. The new vehicles will be delivered within a year. The order is worth approximately 36 million euros. MPK was awarded an EU… Read more »

AMPLY Power secures $13-million in funding for Charging-as-a-Service fleet products

Fleet charging solutions provider AMPLY Power has secured $13.2 million in Series A funding from investors including Soros Fund Management and Siemens, as well as existing seed round investors, including Congruent Ventures, PeopleFund and Obvious Ventures. AMPLY Power’s comprehensive Charging-as-a-Service offering for fleet operators ensures each electric truck or bus is charged and ready for… Read more »