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Iconic VW bus goes electric—Volkswagen unveils the new ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo

The good old VW Bus (aka Microbus, Camper Van, Kombi or Bulli), has one of the most dedicated fan bases in automotive history. Nostalgia for the bus is intertwined with the 60s road-trip experience (I rode to hippie school in one as a child). Many lovers of the bus, unlike fans of other icons such… Read more »

BYD introduces Type A electric school bus with V2G tech

BYD has introduced a Type A battery-electric school bus that features vehicle-to-grid technology, allowing the vehicle to serve as a power storage resource when it’s not transporting students. Type A school buses are typically used on routes with fewer students, or for transporting students with disabilities. The BYD Type A can seat up to 30,… Read more »

2022 Lucid Air: The makers of the first 500-mile EV should be taken seriously

Created by engineers with years of EV experience, the 2022 Lucid Air is a stunning debut that confronts Tesla—and Mercedes-Benz—with a new competitor. It’s been a long time coming, but the 2022 Lucid Air has been worth the wait. The new carmaker’s all-electric luxury sedan not only competes directly with the aging Tesla Model S,… Read more »

Nissan LEAF earns $4,200 in Fermata Energy V2X pilot

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) fans tout bidirectional charging as a way for fleets (or perhaps even individuals) to generate income and defray the cost of going electric. Now Fermata Energy has announced the results of a summer-long pilot project in which a customer-owned EV earned over $4,200 by participating in a utility demand response (DR) program. In… Read more »

Nuvve to deploy V2G Hub at Blue Bird electric bus factory

V2G specialist Nuvve plans to install up to 200 of its 125 kW V2G-capable dual-dispenser DC fast charging stations at bus-builder Blue Bird’s delivery facility in Fort Valley, Georgia. This V2G hub will allow newly-built e-buses to act as energy storage assets while they wait to be delivered. Nuvve will create the V2G hub in… Read more »

BYD and Levo Mobility collaborate to finance and deploy up to 5,000 V2G-equipped EVs

BYD has partnered with Levo Mobility, a joint venture of Nuvve Holding, Stonepeak Partners and Evolve Transition Infrastructure, to integrate Nuvve’s V2G technology with BYD EVs. The companies plan to deploy up to 5,000 V2G-equipped EVs over the next five years. Nuvve’s V2G technology uses bidirectional charging stations to enable EVs to discharge energy from… Read more »

Heliox and Fermata partner on vehicle-to-everything (V2X) products

Fleet EVSE manufacturer Heliox is diving into the rapidly growing field of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) charging through a partnership with V2X service provider Fermata Energy. Through the new partnership, Heliox has developed a 20 kW bidirectional V2X-capable charger, which will be available later this year in the US. Heliox’s parent company Waterland Private Equity has made… Read more »

V2G and V2B: What’s currently operational and what’s still years away

Buses, especially school buses, represent a perfect use case for bidirectional charging. When the buses sit idle, they can earn money by providing demand response (DR) services for the local utility. This is one of the services that fleet charging specialist AMPLY Power provides, and as CEO Vic Shao told Charged in a recent interview,… Read more »

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: First of an aggressive wave of new EVs

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 should be taken very seriously when it goes on sale this fall. It will be a new and likely very competitive entry in what will soon become a crowded field of EVs in the popular “compact crossover” segment.  It’s not the first such EV: the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model… Read more »

BYD introduces electric Type D school bus

BYD, a major manufacturer of transit buses, is introducing a battery-electric Type D school bus. According to the company, the new e-bus offers “unparalleled safety features and performance, wrapped in a sleek design that will have students wanting to step onboard.” BYD’s Type D school bus will come in 35-, 38-, and 40-foot lengths, and… Read more »