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Electric Drive

Lion Bus Eyes California Factory

February 14, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, manufacturing, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Literally Redefined School Bus Standards with Its eLion’

Top officials in Sacramento are talking up a plan whereby Quebec’s Lion Bus (Autobus Lion) would manufacture its eLion all-battery Type C school bus in California.
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Odyne Targets 50% Plug-In Fuel Savings

February 3, 2017 in Electric Drive, Hybrids, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Funding of $2.9 Million with Partners Including Freightliner:
‘We Have Assembled a Great Team,” Says Odyne Engineering VP

Odyne Systems is to apply $2.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, to develop and demonstrate Class 5 though Class 7 plug-in hybrid electric work trucks.
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BAE-Gillig e-Buses for Walnut Creek

February 2, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Four Buses for Town in Suburbs of San Francisco:
‘First Zero-Emission Transit Solution for the Area’

Four 100% battery electric buses with drivelines by BAE Systems for Walnut Creek, in Contra Costa County east of San Francisco, are the first by vehicle manufacturer Gillig and the “first zero-emission transit solution for the area,” according to a BAE blog post.
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UQM & Meritor Team for Electric Axles

February 2, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Reduced Emissions Through Much Higher Levels of Vehicle Electrification’

Electric motors, controls, and software from UQM Technologies and mechanical drivetrain components from Meritor will be integrated under a new strategic alliance, UQM said today, with the goal of “improved fuel economy and reduced emissions through much higher levels of vehicle electrification.”
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Blue Bird Corp Taps TransPower for e-Bus

January 31, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, money awarded, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Project Is Supported by a $4.4 Million DoE Award
As Manufacturer Says It Will Explore V2G Connections

Blue Bird has tapped Southern California’s TransPower and says it will look at V2G/vehicle-to-grid technology as it develops a battery electric school bus. The project is backed by a $4.4 million award from EERE, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. updated February 6
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Coast-to-Coast BYD Trucks for Sanitation

January 23, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Class 6 Collection Truck with Wayne for Los Angeles Demo
As New York City Sanitation Gets a Class 5 Battery Box Truck

BYD continues its push to bring fully battery electric vehicles to the vocational trucking sector. An all-battery Class 6 collection truck is be demonstrated for Los Angeles Sanitation this week, and a Class 5 vehicle, likewise 100% battery-electric and configured as a box truck, will be tested by DSNY, the New York City Department of Sanitation.
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New Flyer’s Record e-Drive Bus Deliveries

January 20, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

This Past Year Saw a 48% Equivalent Units Increase Over 2015:
‘Zero-Emission Acceptance Has Now Hit a Breakthrough Level,’
As Momentum Continues with Wrap of December’s MARTA Trial

New Flyer’s deliveries of electric buses “reached their highest level in company history” in 2016, the manufacturer reports, citing battery-electric, trolley-electric, and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
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Honda Places First of Its New Electric Cars

December 20, 2016 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Six Customers for Honda’s Latest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car
Operated Previous Version of the Zero-Emission Vehicle as Well,
Honda Pledges to Expand Clarity Line with Plug-In Electric Vehicles

American Honda is trumpeting the first deliveries, in Southern California, of its zero-emission, five-passenger, Clarity Fuel Cell sedan for 2017. Half a dozen customers previously leased Honda’s second-generation fuel cell vehicle, the Clarity FCX.
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SDG&E Orders XL’s New XLP Plug-In

December 19, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, New Products, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

San Diego Gas & Electric Pledges to Purchase 110

XL Hybrids, known for its fuel-saving XL3 driveline that requires no EV charging infrastructure, has launched a plug-in variant dubbed the XLP, and has timed its announcement with an order by San Diego Gas & Electric for 110 units between 2017 and 2020.
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167 More New Flyer Hybrids for SF Muni

December 19, 2016 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

167 More Buses as All Contract Options Are Exercised

San Francisco has exercised the remaining options under a December 2014 contract and will take delivery of an additional 167 diesel-fueled hybrid electric buses, says manufacturer New Flyer.
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Ryder with Nikola for New Class 8 H2 Truck

December 2, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, New Products, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ryder Named ‘Exclusive Nationwide Distribution & Maintenance Provider’
For Zero-Emission, 1,000-HP Class 8 Truck Aiming to Revolutionize Industry,
Nikola Plans Leasing and a Vertical Network of Hundreds of Fueling Stations:
Worthington for Cryogenic H2 Transport & Compressed Onboard Fuel Cylinders

Salt Lake City-based Nikola Motor named Ryder System “as its exclusive nationwide distribution and maintenance provider” as it yesterday evening unveiled the zero-emission Class 8 truck with which it hopes to revolutionize the trucking industry.
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Chrysler Claims the First Minivan Hybrid

December 2, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, milestones, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pacifica PHEV Fuel Economy Is Rated at 84 MPGe,
With 33 Miles on Battery Only, Assembly in Windsor

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is talking up the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as the first-ever PHEV/plug-in hybrid electric vehicle minivan, crediting “e-Flite” EVT/electrically variable transmission technology for an all-electric range of 33 miles and a miles-per-gallon-equivalent fuel economy rating of 84.
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EnerDel Names NEDDA as Distributor

December 2, 2016 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New England Detroit Diesel Allison for Replacement Bus Packs

EnerDel has named Boston area-based New England Detroit Diesel Allison Power Products as a distributor for its Vigor+ ESS/energy storage systems for buses with the Allison H40/50 EP parallel hybrid electric drive.
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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell: $369 Per Month

November 18, 2016 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hydrogen Fuel Is Included Too: Up to $15,000 Worth

American Honda said today that its hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell sedan will be in California dealerships by year-end, and that the zero-emission car will lease for $369 per month.
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More Orange EV Yard Trucks for Nolan

November 18, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, money available, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Indiana Firm Operates Multiple Units, New York Approves Vouchers

Indiana-based Nolan Logistics is taking delivery of its either 100% battery-electric T-Series terminal truck, reports Kansas City-based manufacturer Orange EV.
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BYD & Wayne Unveil Battery Refuse Truck

November 18, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, New Products, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘The Operating Costs Are Substantially Less’

BYD and Iowa’s Wayne Engineering have unveiled a battery-electric refuse truck they say could be a “game-changer for municipal waste management.”
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New Flyer Battery 60: Altoona, LA, and AC

November 8, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First of the All-Electric Artics Are for LA Metro & AC Transit

New Flyer’s fully battery-powered, 60-foot articulated transit bus is to undergo U.S. Federal Transit Administration Altoona testing, the company said today. New Flyer describes the vehicle as “the industry’s first 60-foot electric heavy-duty transit bus.”
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