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Cobus as KDS and Hence UQM Outlet

May 31, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Battery Vehicle ‘Is Now Ready for the Market,’ Says Developer

Portugal’s Efacec Electric Mobility has developed an all-battery bus now employing an innovative transmission from Vancouver’s Kinetics Drive Solutions – a product that itself depends on motors and controllers from Colorado’s UQM Technologies.
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Mile-High MallRide’s CNG Hybrids

December 10, 2012 in CNG, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Denver RTD’s TransTeq Fleet Exceeds 5 Million Miles
DesignLine Supplies Two New Buses with Options for 57

The fleet of 36 CNG hybrid buses operated by the Denver Regional Transportation District on the city’s downtown 16th Street Mall has logged more than 5 million miles, says RTD operations director Dean Shaklee.
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First EVI Battery Trucks to UPS

August 5, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Stockton, Calif.-based Electric Vehicles International has begin delivery of 100 fully battery electric delivery trucks to UPS.

post updated on August 13

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FCCC eCell Trucks in UPS Brown

July 17, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Shown here are the first photos we’ve seen of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp’s eCell battery electric trucks – with the new, aerodynamic Morgan Olson body unveiled at HTUF 2010 in Michigan – in UPS livery.
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UQM Eyes Heavier EVs with New Drive

April 27, 2012 in EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Colorado’s UQM Technologies (AMEX:UQM) is taking its electric and hybrid vehicle drivelines to a new level with its most powerful electric propulsion system ever.

The PowerPhase HD 220 delivers maximum output of 220 kilowatts and 120 kilowatts continuous (295 and 161 horsepower, respectively). Read More >>

Coda Opens California Assembly Facility

March 12, 2012 in EVs by rich  |  No Comments

'Never before has the case for what we do been clearer," said Coda Automotive chairman Mac Heller (tall, center) as the first vehicle rolled out of the final assembly facility in Benicia, Calif. on March 12.

‘Never before has the case for what we do been clearer,” said Coda Automotive chairman Mac Heller (tall, center) as the first vehicle rolled out of the final assembly facility in Benicia, Calif. on March 12.

Coda Automotive, pre-eminent among the startup automakers striving to deliver battery cars to consumers, formally opened its final assembly facility in Benicia, Calif., north of San Francisco this morning.

“Never has the case for what we do been clearer,” said Coda chair Mac Heller.

“This is just the beginning,” Heller said. “Our founding mission at Coda is to put an electric car in every garage in the world.”

“Innovation is driving our economy in California,” said Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson. “This Coda team is innovation on steroids.”

“The county will be one of the earlier purchasers of Coda vehicles,” said Linda Seifert of the Solano County board of supervisors.

30 Partners Worldwide

Coda vehicles, shipped as gliders from China to the Port of Oakland, are trucked to Benicia to have their UQM Technologies drivetrain, Tianjin Lishen lithium ion battery packs and other components installed by employees of Benicia-based Amports, said Amports operations VP Jimmy Triplett. Only a small handful of workers at the facility are Coda employees, he told F&F.

Arranged in four lanes, 16 Level II, 30-amp, J1772-compliant WattStation units by GE stand ready to charge production Coda vehicles prior to shipping from Benicia.

Arranged in four lanes, 16 Level II, 30-amp, J1772-compliant WattStation units by GE stand ready to charge production Coda vehicles prior to shipping from Benicia.

Coda has 30 partner companies in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Heller said. Among the newly announced ones is GE, for WattStation chargers offered for sale by Coda dealers. GE also supplied an array of 16 30-amp chargers arranged in four lanes for charging the new EVs off the line.

The initial car driven out of the factory by supervisor Kevin Field – a Coda employee at Benicia – had a 31-kilowatt-hour battery pack promising 125 miles on a charge. The car is priced at $37,250 before incentives. Leather seats, premium audio and floor mats brought the sticker price of this morning’s ceremonial first vehicle to $39,739 (Bluetooth hands-free cellphone connectivity is standard).

The standard Coda sedan with 36-kwh pack providing 150-mile range starts at $39,900.


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Kollmorgen for Virginia Tech EcoCAR Win

January 2, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by rich  |  No Comments

‘Work Right the First Time’

Kollmorgen is talking up its role on the HEVT VT-REX crossover hybrid electric, Virginia Tech’s winning entry in the 2011 EcoCAR Challenge, a three-year collegiate advanced vehicle technology engineering competition with sponsors including General Motors – which donates the starter vehicles and provides ongoing support to the student teams.
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