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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 »

FlixBus and MCI test long-range electric coach

Budget bus line FlixBus, in partnership with motor coach manufacturer MCI, has tested a battery-electric long-range bus on a round trip from San Francisco to Sacramento. After the demonstration, MCI sent the new D45 CRTe LE CHARGE to Altoona, Pennsylvania, where it will undergo the standard tests required for all new bus models to be… Read more »

Quantum Air orders 26 electric airplanes from Bye Aerospace

Air taxi operator Quantum Air has purchased 26 electric planes from Bye Aerospace, including 22 all-electric four-seat eFlyer 4s and 2 two-seat eFlyer 2s. Bye Aerospace will also deliver two future aircraft models currently under development. Bye aims to be the first FAA-certified all-electric plane in use for general aviation and flight training. In July,… Read more »

Canada’s Brampton Transit buys 8 electric buses and 4 charging stations

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has granted Brampton Transit and Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) $11.15 million in federal funding. Brampton Transit, which serves part of the greater Toronto area, will use the funds to purchase eight electric buses and four OppCharge-compliant overhead charging systems. Six of the electric buses will be New… Read more »

Determining ENERGY STAR specifications for high-power EV fast chargers proves challenging

The US EPA is proposing a new ENERGY STAR specification, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Version 1.1, which adds DC fast chargers to the existing specification. The process of proposing the spec and considering stakeholder comments began in early 2018, and is ongoing. The EPA is proposing to release a Version 1.1 Draft 1 Specification in… Read more »

NYC to expand zero-emission fleet with 15 New Flyer e-buses

New York City Transit has announced it will add 15 New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE low-floor, sixty-foot electric heavy-duty transit buses to its transportation fleet. Each bus will include New Flyer’s CONNECT 360 business analytics and reporting tool, which is designed to optimize performance and operations. The order supports NYCT’s efforts to develop a cleaner public… Read more »

New Flyer launches service to help transit operators through the whole process of going electric

For transit operators, purchasing an electric bus is only the first step toward building a zero-emission fleet. The second, critical step is developing depot or en route charging infrastructure, and a successful deployment requires complex technical expertise. Bus manufacturer New Flyer has announced the formation of New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions, a service that will support… Read more »