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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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More Proterra Buses for King County

January 10, 2017 in EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Seattle Agency Is to Buy 120 All-Battery Buses by 2020,
And as Many as 73 will be Proterra Buses, County Says

Seattle’s King County Metro Transit said today that it will purchase 120 all-electric battery buses by 2020. “As part of this commitment, Metro will purchase up to 73 battery buses from Burlingame, Calif.-based Proterra,” states a county release. Eight 40-foot Proterra buses are to be deployed this year and 12 more in 2019.
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West Coast Cities Want LOTS More EVs

January 10, 2017 in ACT Expo 2016, ACT Expo 2017, EVs, municipal fleet by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Mayors Ask Automakers to Increase Production
To Aid Them in the Fight Against Climate Change,
As Many as 24,000 May Be Purchased for Their Fleets

The mayors of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle today released the nation’s first multi-city request to the automobile industry to help municipalities reduce fuel and maintenance costs by deploying increased numbers of electric vehicles.
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ChargePoint Future with ‘Express Plus’

January 10, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Modular High Power ‘Designed for the Next Ten Years…’
The New EVSE System ‘Completes the Technology Offering
Required to Make Fully Electric Transit a Reality,’ Firm Says

ChargePoint has unveiled a high-power electric vehicle charger line dubbed “Express Plus,” stating that the modular system “charges up to eight times faster than today’s mainstream fast chargers” and is “designed for the next ten years in transportation technology.” The new EVSE/electric vehicle support equipment offering is key to making electric transportation a commercial reality the company claims.
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Honda Hybrid to Be Made in America

January 9, 2017 in Companies, EVs, Hybrids, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

OEM Emphasizes Automobile Electrification & U.S. Manufacturing

Honda said today that it’s readying a new hybrid electric vehicle, to be built in America for nationwide launch in 2018. The new car is part of the “Honda Electrification Initiative, which will expand the company’s portfolio of electrified vehicles,” the OEM said.
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Schaeffler Group for e-Mobility Drives

January 9, 2017 in Companies, Conference/Meeting, EVs, Hybrids, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Standout 48-Volt Axle Technology at NAIAS in Detroit
As German Manufacturer SeeBig Potential Promise in U.S.

Germany’s Schaeffler AG and its U.S. affiliates are promoting driveline equipment to reduce fuel consumption “while increasing comfort and driving dynamics,” emphasizing in particular a 48-volt system with an electric rear axle to aid the internal combustion engine that drives a hybrid vehicle’s front wheels at NAIAS, this month’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit..
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Evatran for Faster Plugless WEVC Units

January 5, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Shipping 7.2-Kilowatts Systems for the Tesla Model S
Like-Powered Kits for BMW i3 Promised for Mid-Year

A “self-charging car?” The Virginia-based Evatran Group has begun shipping 7.2-kilowatt Plugless brand wireless electric vehicle charging units for the Tesla Model S – they are priced at $4,120 per car and provide 20 to 25 miles of range per hour of charging. WEVC kits for the BMW i3 are promised for mid-2017 at $3,499.
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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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Northwestern Adds to Polaris GEM Fleet

December 2, 2016 in EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fleet More than Doubles: ‘A Transportation Revolution’

Northwestern University is talking up its fleet of ten low-speed electric vehicles at its 240-acre Chicago-area campus, where the climate “ranges from warm summer days to brutal winter chill.”
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Piedmont Adds to CNG Infrastructure

December 1, 2016 in CNG, Companies, EVs, Infrastructure, municipal fleet, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Private and Public Stations in North Carolina

Piedmont Natural Gas, citing “tremendous growth in demand for compressed natural gas,” is adding CNG fueling infrastructure.
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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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EVgo Celebrates 800th DC Charger

November 10, 2016 in event, EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

And Will Launch New Northern California Network Next Week
EVgo, which claims the nation’s largest public-access network of fast DC chargers for electric vehicles, says it’s opened its 800th such installation, at a SaveMart store in Madera, Calif.
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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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Qualcomm Supports Preh’s WEVC Work

November 8, 2016 in Companies, EVs, EVSE, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Germany’s Preh to Employ Qualcomm Halo Technology

Qualcomm has disclosed an agreement with Preh GmbH for the German supplier of automotive power electronics and connected vehicle systems to use Qualcomm Halo technology in WEVC/wireless electric vehicle charging products.


qualcommpreh“Preh will include Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio and will focus on commercializing WEVC systems for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers,” Qualcomm says.

“Based on the agreement, Preh intends to develop, make and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm Halo technology.”

Double D Magnetics

Preh is developing automotive WEVC systems based on Double D magnetics, Qualcomm says, “which deliver high power, superior performance in an industry-leading small vehicle package size.”

Qualcomm wireless charging VP/GM says in the release that his company’s technology “covers all aspects of WEVC systems, allowing Preh to deliver highly efficient, safe and flexible systems to meet the market needs.”

Preh was founded in Germany in 1919. The present-day Preh is a unit of China’s Joyson Group.


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Source: Qualcomm with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

Workhorse Plans a PHEV Pick-up Truck

November 8, 2016 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Reports Letters of Interest from Duke Energy, Orlando,
Says W-15 Will Be First-Ever Electric Pickup from OEM

Workhorse is developing a range-extended electric pickup with a 2018 production target, the company said yesterday. Duke Energy is supporting the effort with a letter of interest, as is the city of Orlando, Workhorse says.
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Charging Providers Laud White House Plan

November 7, 2016 in EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘A Big Step Forward’ – ‘The Future Is Now’

Electric vehicle charger providers embraced a White House plan to establish coast-to-coast EV charging infrastructure. Key to the plan is first-ever U.S. DoT/Federal Highway Administration sanction of 48 EV charging corridors covering nearly 25,000 miles in 35 states.
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