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FIA Formula E: the Next Season

September 21, 2017 in Electric Drive, event, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Santiago, Sao Paulo and Rome Are New to See All-Battery Races,
New York Repeats as Series Starts in Hong Kong, Ends in Montreal

The FIA Formula E series of 100% battery-electric races will come to New York City again next summer following Germany and France and a new appearance in Rome.

Capstone Kenworth: CNG Drives a Turbine

September 7, 2017 in CNG, delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

TransPower Integration of a Corvus Battery Pack
Driving JJE Motors in Reefer Vehicle for Deliveries,
Agility CNG Tanks Fuel Electricity-Generating Turbine 

Capstone has released details about a CNG microturbine-powered Class 7 Kenworth T370 configured for battery-electric or series hybrid electric operation, intended as a delivery vehicle. Recently completed track testing has confirmed both high-speed performance as well as operation on 20% grades, the company says. updated September 12

PG&E Arranges PHEV Truck Lease Program

February 5, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, money available, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Focus Is on EDI Vehicles with Power Export Capability:
Lessors Will Be Able to Get PHEVs at Conventional Prices
AND They’ll Enjoy the Fuel-Savings Advantages for Ten Years

Pacific Gas & Electric, one of the leaders of a national drive by utilities to electrify their fleets, has helped arrange a new leasing program allowing smaller operators to reap the advantages of fuel-saving plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with power export capability – without paying extra.

New Flyer Wraps XE40’s Altoona Tests

September 1, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, New Products, Testing, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Highest Passenger Carrying Capability of Any Electric Bus in North America’

New Flyer Industries completed the Federal Transit Administration “Altoona” test program for its new 100% battery electric Xcelsior XE40 bus, the company said Tuesday.

Xalt Gears Up for Batteries for China

July 31, 2015 in batteries, Companies, EVs, manufacturing by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

300 Hires at Midland, Mich. Plant for China’s Hybrid Kinetic Group,
Which Is Taking First Lithium Titanate Cells by Former Dow Kokam

Michigan’s Xalt Energy is busily training approximately 300 new employees to fulfill a billion-dollar contract to supply large-format lithium ion battery cells to China’s Hybrid Kinetic Group for all-electric buses.

New Flyer Battery Buses for CTA

October 31, 2014 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

In-Service Trials on Six Chicago Transit Authority Routes

Two of New Flyer Industries’ new Xcelsior XE40 battery-electric heavy-duty transit buses are in regular service with the Chicago Transit Authority, the manufacturer said Thursday. updated November 3

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