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May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Next-Gen Smart Fortwo Electric Starts at $24,550

Photo of 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz has reduced the price of the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive by $1,200 to $24,550 for a battery EV that increases range and decreases charging time as it enters its fourth generation.

Tags: Smart Fortwo, Pricing, Subcompact Cars, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2017-MY

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Duke Energy to Test Truck Stop Electrification

Photo courtesy of Duke Energy

Drivers will be able to plug in their vehicles and keep electricity and hot or cold air on during overnight stays, avoiding idling engines.

Tags: Duke Energy, Truck Stops, Anti-Idling

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Teases Next-Gen Leaf

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's next-generation battery-electric Leaf will provide "intelligent zero-emissions mobility," the company said ahead of the vehicle's introduction later this year.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Leaf, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Sacramento Launches Electric Carsharing Program

Our Community CarShare Sacramento offers residents of three public housing complexes free access to electric Kia Souls. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) provided a $1.3 million grant to the program.

Tags: CARB, Grant Funding, Carsharing, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Seattle Adds 20 Fast Chargers for EVs

Photo courtesy of BMW.

The City of Seattle has installed 20 DC fast charging locations for plug-in electrified vehicles in the ReachNow car-sharing network that was funded by a $1.2 million grant from BMW, the automaker announced.

Tags: Seattle, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Fast Charging, BMW, Carsharing, ReachNow

May 15, 2017 - Global News

UAE Launches EV Incentive Program

Graphic courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy launched an incentive program that will call for up to 10% of car fleets of federal ministries and agencies to be electric vehicles.

Tags: UAE, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Incentives

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Report: Self-Driving EVs Will Dominate Roads by 2030

Photo courtesy of RethinkX.

Self-driving electrified vehicles will dominate U.S. roads in 13 years, while gasoline-powered vehicles will remain but represent only 5% of all consumer miles driven, according to a new report from RethinkX.

Tags: Fully Autonomous, Trends, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles

May 12, 2017 - Global News

MitFuso Opens Truck Power Charging Station in Japan

The “FUSO EV power charger” consists of eight chargers in two locations, which provide DC 50-500 Volt, 125 Ampere via CHAdeMO, and CHAdeMO Compo charging plugs. (Photo courtesy of FUSO)

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) inaugurated the first public power charging station dedicated to trucks in Japan, directly outside its Kawasaki manufacturing facility.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Electric Trucks, EV Charging Stations, eCanter

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

San Francisco to Replace Passenger Fleet with ZEVs

Photo via Flickr/Myrtle Beach TheDigitel

The City and County of San Francisco has passed an ordinance that mandates the purchase of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles for the fleet. The ordinance affects 400 passenger cars.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, City of San Francisco, Elected Leaders, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Unveil 205 EVs

Photo courtesy of ChargePoint

One hundred and four battery-electric vehicles will go to Navy installations, and 101 will go to Marine Corps installations.

Tags: ChargePoint, Ford Focus Electric, U.S. Navy, Battery-Electric Vehicles, U.S. Marine Corps

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds Three Model 520 Configurations, Shows Electric Demo

Photo by Peterbilt.

Peterbilt showcased three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans.

Tags: Peterbilt, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Model 520, Ergonomics

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Nearly Halfway to 2025 Zero-Emission Vehicle Goal

The approximately 68,000 zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) sold in California in 2016 represented almost half of the sales level mandated by the state's ZEV mandate for 2025.

Tags: California, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

BYD Introduces Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

Photo courtesy of BYD

BYD's new Class 8 battery-electric refuse truck represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100% battery electric.

Tags: BYD, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Plans for EVs by Year’s End

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The City of Pittsburgh was awarded more than $250,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for electric vehicles and mobile solar-powered charging stations.

Tags: Funding, Grant Funding, Pittsburgh

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse Unveils PHEV Pickup Concept

Photo of Workhorse W-15 by Chris Brown.

Testing of the plug-in hybrid half-ton pickup begins this year, while production is slated for late 2018, the company says.

Tags: Workhorse, Large Pickups, Workhorse W-15, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Demo Begins of BYD Electric Yard Truck

Photo courtesy of BYD Trucks.

BYD, a manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the vast regional transportation infrastructure in the New York City area, will demo a battery-electric BYD Class 8 yard truck for the next several weeks.

Tags: Class 8, Light-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Port of New York and New Jersey, Electric Trucks, BYD Company Limited

April 29, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Recalls Leaf, Sentra Cars

Photo of Nissan Leaf electric car courtesy of Nissan.

Set to begin June 11, the recall covers more than 25,000 vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Leaf, Recalls, Nissan Sentra, 2014-MY, Air Bags, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Compact Cars, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Washington State Doubles EV Fleet

Photo courtesy of State of Washington

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced the state has purchased 130 long-range electric vehicles, which can travel more than 200 miles on a single charge.

Tags: Washington, Procurement, Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

EV Rentals Launches in British Columbia

Photo courtesy of CNW Group/EV Rentals

EV Rentals, a car rental company that rents only electric vehicles, opened its first location in Richmond, British Columbia.

Tags: International Rentals, Green Fleet, Electric Vehicles

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

NYC Fleet Hits 1,000 EVs Ahead of Schedule

Photo courtesy of NYC

The municipal fleet will have 1,000 EV sedans by the end of July 2017, halfway toward its fleet electrification goals. The city plans to expand its network of charging stations to meet demand.

Tags: New York City, Elected Leaders, Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 25, 2017 - Press Release

N.Y. and N.J. Port Tests Electric Yard Trucks

Photo courtesy of BYD

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the vast regional transportation infrastructure in the New York City area, will demo a battery-electric BYD Class 8 yard truck for the next several weeks.

Tags: BYD, Pilot Program, Ports

April 24, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Tesla Aggressively Expanding EV Charging Network

Photo courtesy of Tesla.

In a bid to increase adoption of its vehicles, Tesla Inc. plans to increase the number of public charging stations starting this summer, the company announced in an April 24 blog post.

Tags: Tesla, EV Charging, EV Charging Stations

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

Norfolk's Tassara Resigns, Moves to Business Development Role

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Facundo Tassara, fleet maintenance manager for the City of Norfolk, Va., has announced that his last day at the city is May 5. Tassara is taking on a fleet and business development role with Fermata Energy.

Tags: New Hire, Fermata Energy, Alternative Fuels

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Building Northeast EV Charging Network Along I-95

Photo of the planned Fast-Charge ARC, which will stretch 500 miles.

Nissan has partnered with EVgo to build the ‘I-95 Fast-Charge ARC,’ which will connect Boston and Washington D.C. via nine electric-vehicle DC fast-charge sites that will stretch 500 miles

Tags: Nissan, Fast Charging, EVgo Network, EV Charging Stations

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai Offers Subscription Service for Ioniq Electric

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Electric courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai will offer its 2017 Ioniq Electric compact sedan as part of a subscription program in California that allows users to drive the car for at least $275 per month plus tax for 36 months without mileage penalties.

Tags: Hyundai, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hyundai Ioniq, Leasing

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