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Heliox fast chargers power New Zealand’s first 10 electric double-decker buses.

Netherlands-based Heliox will supply fast charging for 10 electric double-decker buses that are to go into service in Wellington, New Zealand in July. The new e-buses, operated by local transit agency Tranzit, will be joined by another 10 in 2020 and another 12 in 2021. Heliox’s charging network includes a CCS plug-in system for depot… Read more »

Heliox, maker of fast chargers for heavy-duty EVs, secures new investment

Heliox, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of fast-charging infrastructure for electric buses and other heavy-duty EVs, has secured a “substantial” new investment from Waterland Private Equity Investments. Heliox, founded in 2009 with roots in electronics giant Philips, developed one of the first CCS plug-in chargers for electric buses in 2013. The company offers overnight and mobile charging… Read more »

FedEx tests Workhorse/Plug Power fuel cell delivery van

Commercial EV manufacturer Workhorse (NASDAQ:WKHS) and hydrogen fuel cell specialist Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG) have collaborated to deliver a fuel cell electric delivery van to FedEx Express. The Class 5 EGEN delivery van was built by Workhorse, and features a Plug Power ProGen hydrogen fuel cell. It’s currently in service on a standard delivery route,… Read more »

Costa Rican government deploys fleet of Mitsubishi plug-in vehicles

The government of Japan has delivered a fleet of 20 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs and 29 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs to the government of Costa Rica, as part of the Overseas Development Agreement between the two countries. The new vehicles will be used by 15 government agencies and universities. Costa Rica is a land of rugged terrain and… Read more »

Ekoenergetyka provides 300 kW chargers for Malmö electric buses

The City of Malmö, Sweden has ordered three 300 kW quickPOINT City Chargers from Poland-based Ekoenergetyka. The OppCharge-based chargers, equipped with inverted pantographs, will go into service this fall, providing quick top-ups to 13 Volvo e-buses that will go into operation at the end of the year. The devices will be connected to an external… Read more »

Autochargers and eMotorWerks open EVSE manufacturing facility in Ontario

Smart-grid EV charging specialist eMotorWerks, an Enel company, has partnered with Canadian EVSE manufacturer Autochargers to open a new manufacturing facility in Ontario. At maximum capacity, the new plant will produce 40,000 eMotorWerks JuiceBox charging stations per year for the Canadian market. eMotorWerks’ JuiceBox charging hardware and Wi-Fi and cloud-connected JuiceNet software platform allow EV… Read more »

E-bus maker Proterra orders 57 fast chargers from Tritium

US electric bus builder Proterra has placed an order with Australian EVSE manufacturer Tritium for 57 Veefil-RT 50 kW DC fast chargers.  The chargers will be manufactured at Tritium’s recently opened manufacturing facility in Torrance, California, and will be available to Proterra customers across the US. Tritium worked closely with the Proterra team to provide… Read more »

PG&E’s EV Charge Network to install 7,500 new charging stations

Under its new EV Charge Network program, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will install 7,500 new Level 2 charging stations at condominiums, apartment buildings and workplaces across Northern and Central California. The focus is on increasing access to charging in locations where it has traditionally been limited and where cars often sit for longer periods… Read more »

A redesigned Nissan LEAF arrives in 2018, joining the new generation of plug-ins

When some future author writes a book about the most influential cars in automotive history, the Nissan LEAF will be right up there with the Model T, the VW Beetle and the Tesla Model S. The LEAF was the first EV aimed at the mass market, and as of this writing, it remains the best-selling… Read more »

2017 plug-in sales up 26%, Tesla and Chevy on top

Plug-in sales have failed…to reach the milestone of 200,000 units. Total US sales for 2017 were 199,826 (according to InsideEVs), a 26% increase compared to 2016’s 158,614. Worldwide sales were well over a million. December saw the biggest US monthly sales in history, and was the 27th consecutive month that sales were greater than the… Read more »