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California fleets can buy new electric trucks for less than Tier 4 diesels

Heavy-duty electric truck builder Orange EV has announced that all of its on-road truck configurations are now eligible for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), which means that fleet buyers in California can purchase a new pure electric terminal truck for less than the cost of a new Tier 4… Read more »

TransPower’s new electric Class 8 terminal truck

California-based TransPower is one of several electric powertrain manufacturers that are targeting the promising short-haul drayage market (see our recent post on Orange EV and our feature story on Balqon). TransPower’s latest electric Class 8 truck was on display at the University of California, Riverside as part of a launch event for UCR’s Sustainable Integrated… Read more »

IoTecha and Software République collaborate to produce Mobilize Powerbox

US-based EV charging services and technology company IoTecha has partnered with French EV open ecosystem developer Software République to inaugurate a production line for the Mobilize Powerbox, a smart bidirectional Level 2 EV charger manufactured by French producer Lacroix. Software République was founded in 2021 by Dassault Systèmes, Eviden, Orange, Renault Group, STMicroelectronics and Thales…. Read more »

IoTecha’s IoT.ON platform enables both AC and DC bidirectional charging

Smart charging specialist IoTecha has developed a verticalized platform including hardware, embedded software and cloud services, that’s designed to power turnkey EV charging solutions. The IoT.ON platform was recently upgraded with a new processor (the brain of a Smart Charger) that includes the STMicroelectronics STM32MP1 MPU along with the ST33 Trusted Platform Module. Key features… 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 »

2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz: Electric microbus for North America appears, at last

Iconic design, two-tone paint, three rows, AWD—whatever you call it, the Buzz won’t be cheap. The 2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz electric minivan has been coming to North America for a long, long time. The concept for an all-EV reboot of the classic Type 2 Microbus appeared in 2016 and was confirmed for production in August 2017…. Read more »

Electric truck expert: Tesla Semi is a great product, but may struggle against more established OEMs

The market for heavy-duty electric trucks is heating up—long-established OEMs and startups alike are moving on from the pilot stage, and filling substantial orders from customers. During a recent conversation with Rustam Kocher, once Charging Infrastructure Lead at Daimler Trucks North America and now a consultant (watch for the full interview in the next print… Read more »

Pinellas County, Florida installs DC fast chargers to prepare for electric school buses

Pinellas County, Florida, the home of your favorite EV magazine, will soon be one of the first counties in the state to deploy electric school buses. The Pinellas County School District has (finally) received a $5.5-million grant from the 2016 Dirty Diesel Debacle settlement with Volkswagen. School districts in Broward, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach… Read more »

Florida awards VW settlement funding: $68 million for electric transit buses, $57 million for school buses

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $68 million in grants for the purchase of 227 electric transit buses in 13 counties. The funds came from Florida’s $166-million share of Volkswagen’s $15-billion federal settlement for the Dirty Diesel Debacle. The electric buses will replace existing diesel buses in Alachua, Broward, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Leon,… Read more »

SparkCharge raises $7 million in new investment, expands on-demand charging service to 12 new cities

Mobile charging specialist SparkCharge has secured an increased Series A investment of $7 million from Cleveland Avenue, bringing the company’s total Series A funding to $30 million. The company will use the new funds to finance its aggressive growth strategy. SparkCharge has also announced plans to expand its Currently on-demand EV charging delivery service app… Read more »