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Proterra Range Mark, Batteries with LG

September 19, 2017 in batteries, Companies, EVs, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

1,100-Plus Miles on a Single Charge for 40-Foot Bus
And Ramping Up Battery Packs with New Lithium Ion Cell
As FTA Makes New Awards Under the Lo-No Program

Proterra reported this morning a run of 1,101.2 miles by a 40-foot all-electric transit bus on a single charge. The 100% battery busbuilder is also talking up development of battery packs with LG Chem a using a new lithium ion cell optimized for transit applications, and a host of new FTA-supported orders.

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.

GM Details LG Partnership for Bolt

October 20, 2015 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Beyond the Lithium Battery, Key Components from Korea

GM is crediting various affiliates of lithium battery supplier LG Chem for helping it develop the new 100% battery electric Chevrolet Bolt for 2016. “General Motors set aside traditional vehicle development to create the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which can travel more than 200 miles on a single electric charge,” states a release.

Proterra Prepares for Cal Manufacturing

April 28, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CEC Money to Support Plant at City of Industry (Los Angeles)
For Versatile ‘Catalyst’ All-Electric 40-Foot Transit Bus Platform

Proterra is celebrating the award of $3 million from the California Energy Commission to fund the design, development and construction of a state-of-the-art plant to manufacture its zero-emission, battery-electric transit buses. updated April 29

GM Upgrades Volt, Shows New Bolt EV

January 13, 2015 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

50 Miles Battery Range and Regular Gasoline for 2016 Volt,
New 200-Mile, All-Battery Chevy Bolt EV to Sell for $30,000

GM’s Chevrolet Volt for 2016 will have new LG battery chemistry affording an all-electric range of about 50 miles while its range-extending engine will accept regular gasoline. The new all-battery Chevrolet Bolt for 2016 will have a range of about 200 miles and will sell for about $30,000. updated January 14

Ford Boosts EVs, Big Time

March 28, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by rich  |  No Comments

EcoBoost and Alternative Fuels, Too
As OEM Hires, Sets New Tech Center 

Recognizing the fundamental efficiency of electric drive in the context of rising fuel costs, Ford is stepping up with a new technical center and significant hiring as it commits to vehicle electrification.

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