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December 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Locates Self-Driving Unit in Historic Detroit

Photo of The Factory courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. is setting up its electrification and autonomous vehicle teams in a historic building in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, and will begin operations in early 2018, the company announced.

Tags: Ford, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles

December 14, 2017 - Global News

European Customers Now Running Fuso eCanter Electric Trucks

Photo: Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks has begun delivering its Fuso eCanter, which it calls the first all-electric truck in regular production, to fleet customers in Europe, the company announced.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler, Electric Trucks, Class 4, Cabovers, Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter, Germany, Global

December 14, 2017 - Industry News

EV Tax Credit Spared by Congress

Congressional negotiators will spare a $7,500 federal tax credit that has supported sales of plug-in electric vehicles, which was put in place in 2008 and 2009 for plug-in and converted plug-in electric vehicles.

Tags: Tax Credits, U.S. Congress, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Taxation, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

December 13, 2017 - Industry News

Hawaii Counties to Transition Fleets to Renewable Energy by 2035

Leaders from Hawaii have signed a committment to transform Hawaii’s public and private ground transportation to 100% renewable fuel sources by 2045. Photo via City and County of Honolulu

Leaders from four counties in Hawaii have signed a commitment to transform ground transportation to 100% renewable fuel sources by 2045, beginning with the transition of all their fleet vehicles by 2035.

Tags: Renewable Fuel, Hawaii, Alternative Fuels

December 12, 2017 - Industry News

Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

Photo via Noya Fields/Flickr

New research at the University of Waterloo in Canada could lead to the development of batteries with triple the range of current battery technology for electric vehicles.

Tags: Research, Batteries, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

December 12, 2017 - Industry News

PepsiCo Orders 100 Tesla Semis

Photo: Tesla

PepsiCo is the latest large fleet to make a significant investment in the recently announced Tesla Semi electric heavy-duty truck, reportedly ordering 100 vehicles.

Tags: PepsiCo, New Vehicle Sales, Tesla, Electric Trucks, Tesla Semi

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

EVgo Opens 1,000th EV Fast Charger Station

Photo courtesy of EVgo.

EVgo opened its 1,000th DC Fast charger in the U.S. in partnership with Nissan, which is located near Washington, D.C.

Tags: Nissan, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Fast Charging, EVgo Network

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

First FedEx Ground Provider Adds Workhorse Electric Van

Image of E-GEN courtesy of Workhorse

Workhorse Group Inc. has announced that Colonial Routes, Inc. in Farmington, N.Y., is the first FedEx independent service provider (ISP) in the country to participate in Workhorse's new nationwide program for FedEx Ground delivery vehicles.

Tags: Workhorse, E-GEN, E-100, Cargo Vans, Delivery Fleets, Package Delivery Fleet, Step Vans, FedEx

December 6, 2017 - Press Release

Petroleum Solutions Partners with ChargePoint for EV Charging

Petroleum Solutions, Inc. (PSI) has partnered with ChargePoint to expand its offerings in the traditional fueling market for fleets by introducing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

Tags: Petroleum, ChargePoint, EV Charging

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Begins 2018 Leaf Production

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Production for the 2018 Nissan Leaf is underway at Nissan’s assembly plant in Tennessee for a nationwide release to start off the New Year.

Tags: Nissan, Vehicle Production, Nissan Leaf, Battery-Electric Vehicles

December 4, 2017 - Global News

Chevrolet Bolt EV Heading to Middle East

Photo of the Chevrolet Bolt EV courtesy of GM.

General Motors will launch the Chevrolet Bolt EV in the Middle East market, going on sale in Dubai by the end of 2018.

Tags: Dubai, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet Bolt EV

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Launch Autonomous EV Ride-Hailing Service

The company reveals its plans for a large-scale commercial fleet of self-driving electric vehicles.

Tags: General Motors, Autonomous Vehicles, Cruise Automation, Ride Hailing

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

ACT to Study Potential of Electric Truck Market

Photo: Nikola Motor Company

ACT Research has announced that it is developing a multi-client study, examining the market potential in the U.S. and Canada for electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles through 2035.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Electric Vehicles

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Electric, Hybrid Trucks to Exceed 1.6 Million Units by 2027

One of the electric trucks that are adding to the growth in future estimates is the Mitsubishi eCanter. (Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso)

The overall medium- and heavy-duty truck market is projected to continue its reliance on conventional diesel powertrain for the next decade, but hybrid and electric powertrains populations will increase, with volumes expected to grow from about 125,500 to 1.66 million from 2017 to 2027.

Tags: Truck Sales, Navigant Research, Hybrid-Electric Truck, Electric Trucks, Predictions

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla Lists Electric Truck at $150K for Base Model

Photo: Tesla

Tesla has posted the prices for its upcoming electric truck, the Tesla Semi, showing an expected price of $150,000 for the base model. A version with a longer range will start at $180,000.

Tags: Class 8, Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Tesla Semi

November 23, 2017 - Global News

GM to Meet Mandated Green Vehicle Sales Targets in China

Photo of the Baojun E100 courtesy of GM.

General Motors China said it will meet production quotas for new energy vehicles (NEVs) designed to meet government mandated green car sales targets aimed at reducing pollution.

Tags: China, General Motors, SAIC, Global

November 23, 2017 - Global News

Toyota Pushes for EVs in China, India

Photo of the RAV4 EV in 2012 courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota will produce EVs in China and India beginning in 2020 as the automaker returns its attention to EVs after focusing heavily on hydrogen and hybrid vehicles for the last few years.

Tags: Toyota, India, Suzuki, China, Battery-Electric Vehicles

November 23, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

BMW Recalls i3 EVs for Neck Injury Risk

Photo of the i3 battery-electric hatchback courtesy of BMW.

The recall, expected to begin in January, covers more than 30,000 electric vehicles in the 2014-2018 model years.

Tags: BMW, Recalls, 2014-MY, BMW i3, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, 2018-MY

November 22, 2017 - Industry News

New York Municipality Adds EVs, Charging Stations

Photo via NCDOTcommunications/ Flickr.

The City of Yonkers, N.Y., recently completed $400,000 of clean energy projects, including the purchase of hybrid electric city vehicles and the construction of nine charging stations.

Tags: EV Charging Stations, Alternative Fuels, Chevrolet Volt, Procurement

November 21, 2017 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Expands EV Charging with Solar Stations

Photo courtesy of Envision

The City of Pittsburgh is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging options with the addition of five transportable solar-powered EV charging stations.

Tags: City of Pittsburgh, EV Charging Stations, Solar Power, Battery-Electric Vehicles

November 17, 2017 - Industry News

Volkswagen to Invest $40B+ on EVs, Autonomy

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen AG will spend more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) in the next five years to revamp its vehicle lineup to include a heavier push of battery-electric vehicles, autonomous driving features, and ride hailing systems, the company has announced.

Tags: Volkswagen, Mobility, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ride Hailing, Autonomous Vehicles

November 17, 2017 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Reserves Multiple Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

Photo: Tesla

J.B. Hunt Transportation announced that it placed a reservation to purchase multiple Tesla Semi electric tractors that was unveiled on Nov. 16.

Tags: J.B. Hunt, Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, New Vehicles, Tesla Semi

November 17, 2017 - Industry News

Overnight EV Charging Saves NYC $150K Annually

Photo via Noya Fields/Flickr

By enrolling in Con Edison’s SmartCharge New York Program, New York City expects to save up to $150,000 per year for charging its 1,030 electric vehicles overnight.

Tags: New York City, ChargePoint, Electric Vehicles, electric grid, EV Charging Stations

November 17, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla Unveils All-Electric Class 8 Semi Truck

Tesla chief Elon Musk talks to a crowd during the Semi unveiling. Photo: Tesla

Tesla says its new, all-electric Class 8 Semi will feature a 500-mile range on a single battery charge, can go from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds when bobtail, and is actually cheaper to operate per mile than a comparable diesel truck.

Tags: Class 8, Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles

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