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Menzies completes LAX pilot program of Mullen electric Class 1 cargo and passenger vans

Mullen Automotive has successfully concluded a 60-day commercial EV pilot for Class 1 EV cargo vans with Menzies Aviation and Loop Global at Los Angeles International Airport. California-based Mullen, which acquired Bollinger Motors in 2022, manufactures a range of EVs at two US assembly plants, including a crossover and Class 1-6 commercial vehicles. Menzies provides… Read more »

DOE and DOT award $7 million for electric truck charging, hydrogen projects

The DOE has awarded $7.4 million to seven projects to develop medium- and heavy-duty EV charging and hydrogen infrastructure plans across 23 states. The seven projects receiving the money span the country, and address the drayage, regional haul and long-haul sectors. “A clean transportation sector requires vast investments across the entire industry, including to decarbonize… Read more »

LAX takes delivery of Nikola Class 8 electric truck

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the agency that operates Los Angeles International Airport (LAX),  is gradually electrifying its fleet of more than 1,100 vehicles. It currently has in service or on order some 26 Ford F-150 Lightning trucks, 10 Ford Mach-E SUVs, 120 electric sedans, 32 electric trucks and 27 electric buses. The latest addition… Read more »

Zeem Solutions provides Electric-Trucks-as-a-Service for Kuehne+Nagel

EV fleet-as-a-service (FaaS) provider Zeem Solutions has announced that client Kuehne+Nagel is successfully operating electric box trucks for air cargo freight forwarding at Los Angeles International Airport. Under Zeem’s FaaS model, Kuehne+Nagel fleet drivers arrive at Zeem’s Los Angeles EV depot, park their personal cars, and drive away with a fully charged medium- or heavy-duty… Read more »

How to make heavy-duty electric trucks work in practice

Fleets tested Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 tractors for three years: Here’s what they learned. Large commercial trucks and other heavy equipment have run on diesel fuel for many decades now. Requirements for more aggressive emission after-treatment and the hardware to achieve that add cost and complexity for fleet operators. Rising fuel-economy standards during the… Read more »

USPS finally sees the electric light, now plans to deploy over 60,000 EVs by 2028

Postal delivery vehicles arguably represent the perfect use case for EVs: they’re small, they drive short regular routes, and they return to central depots every day. Furthermore, in January 2021, President Biden announced a goal of replacing the massive US federal fleet with US-made electric vehicles, and the US Postal Service, which operates a delivery… Read more »

Sandia publishes study on EV charging infrastructure vulnerabilities

Potential vulnerabilities in EV charging infrastructure range from the skimming of credit card information to the use of cloud servers to hijack an entire charger network. In “Review of Electric Vehicle Charger Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities, Potential Impacts, and Defenses,”published in the scientific journal Energies, Jay Johnson, an electrical engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, reveals the results… Read more »

Prologis to build two electric truck charging hubs in Southern California

Logistics real estate specialist Prologis has unveiled two upcoming electric truck charging installations as part of its Prologis Mobility platform. The two charging sites will enable Performance Team, a national logistics company, to simultaneously charge up to 38 of its Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 battery-electric trucks. Prologis manages some 1.2 billion square feet of… Read more »

SAE International launches initiatives centered on EV charging station reliability

The abysmal dependability of public chargers is a major problem, and fixing it is going to require some serious technical expertise and industry-wide cooperation. So it’s encouraging to see industry heavyweight SAE International, which calls itself “the oldest and largest technical society for engineers in the US, and the largest mobility standards organization in the… Read more »