Electric Vehicles

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August 17, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Details Next-Gen Leaf Rollout

Screenshot of e-Pedal technology via Nissan.

Nissan will show its next-generation LEAF battery-electric sedan at eight National Drive Electric Week events following its global reveal on Sept. 5, Nissan has announced.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Leaf, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Fuel Efficiency

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai Planning Long-Range EV for 2021

The Hyundai Motor Co. plans to produce a long-range battery-electric sedan under its Genesis brand as a Tesla fighter that would provide a range of 310 miles, reports Reuters.

Tags: Hyundai, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Genesis, Kia

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

BMW Touts Electrified Vehicle Sales Milestone

Photo of i3 charging port courtesy of BMW.

The BMW Group has sold more than 50,000 electrified vehicles globally in 2017, which marks a more than 70% increase for an automaker that has been aggressively adding plug-in hybrids to its lineup in the past year.

Tags: BMW, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, BMW i3, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Named Exclusive Provider for Chanje Electric Van

Chanje's V8070 is a Class 5 that promises to haul up to 6,000 lb of payload and 580 cu-ft of cargo space at about 50 MPGe fuel economy in city and highway driving. Photo: Chanje

Chanje Electric Vehicles will be available for sale, lease and short-term rental at strategic U.S. locations. Ryder also offers comprehensive and preventive maintenance for Chanje EVs.

Tags: Ryder System, Chanje Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Global, Cargo Vans, Class 5

August 10, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Volvo, Geely Form EV Tech Sharing Companies

Photo of joint venture signing courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo Cars and its parent, Geely Holding, have formed two entities to share existing and future technology to help accelerate the development of electrified vehicles for Geely vehicles in China and Volvo cars.

Tags: Volvo, Joint Venture, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Geely

August 10, 2017 - Industry News

Telsa Wants to Test Self-Driving Class 8 Electric Truck in Two States

Based on emails obtained by Reuters, it appears Tesla's new electric truck will have some autonomous and platooning capabilities. Photo: Tesla

According to published reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reached out to California and Nevada DMV officials to set up tests of his all-electric Class 8 truck in platooning operations on public highways.

Tags: California, Nevada, Tesla, Truck Platooning, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles

August 10, 2017 - Global News

Chanje Bringing Class 5 Electric Cargo Van to U.S.

Chanje's first North American offering will be a Class 5, 16,500-lb GVW all-electric panel van with a 100-mile range. Photo: Chanje

Can an electric medium-duty vehicle manufactured at a global scale and priced on par with a diesel finally achieve mass-market appeal? Chanje is betting on it.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Chanje, Global, Cargo Vans, Class 5, Full-Size Vans

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Maven Orders 250 More Bolts for Carsharing Tests

Photo courtesy of GM

Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has ordered 250 more Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles for carsharing tests.

Tags: Carsharing, General Motors, Maven, Chevrolet Bolt EV

August 7, 2017 - Industry News

VW CEO: Tesla Among Our Top Competitors

In an interview with VW's Inside magazine, CEO Herbert Diess said Tesla is the company's main competitor today. Photo: Volkswagen

In the "old world," VW CEO Herbert Diess watched and worried about Toyota and Hyundai. Today he's keeping an eye on a new American automaker.

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Tesla, Volkswagen, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 4, 2017 - Global News

No Cab? No Driver? No Problem

The T-Pod is an all-electric autonomous truck capable of running 124 miles on a single battery charge. Photo: Einride

A Swedish startup has unveiled a prototype electric truck that doesn't require a driver. In fact, there's not even a cab for a driver to sit in.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Fully Autonomous, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Sweden

August 3, 2017 - Industry News

California Cities Lead EV Charge Usage, EVgo Finds

Photo courtesy of EVgo.

San Diego tops the list, with 6,073 monthly charge sessions, 3,036 monthly average hours spent charging, and 455,400 average miles powered per month.

Tags: Fast Charging, EVgo Network, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

August 3, 2017 - Product News

Nissan Announces Leaf Redesign

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

The new Nissan Leaf focuses on making the vehicle more aerodynamic and energy efficient.

Tags: Nissan, Fuel Efficiency, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Nissan Leaf

August 1, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Begins Leasing Clarity Electric

Photo of 2017 Clarity Electric courtesy of Honda.

Honda has begun leasing its 2017 Clarity Electric in California and Oregon, Honda has announced.

Tags: Honda, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2017-MY

July 31, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Few to Pay $35K for Tesla's Model 3

Photo of Model 3 courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla handed over the first 30 Model 3 battery-electric sedans to customers during a July 28 handover event at the company's Fremont, Calif., factory and pricing for most buyers will be significantly more than the $35,000 initially announced.

Tags: Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Tesla Model 3

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Starts Production of Electric Truck

Marc Llistosella, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp., describes production requirements of the new eCanter to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, president of the Portuguese Republic. Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus has announced the start of small-scale series production of its electric medium-duty truck, the Fuso eCanter.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Vehicle Production, Electric Vehicles, eCanter

July 28, 2017 - Industry News

Bollinger Motors Unveils Electric Utility Truck

Photo of B1 courtesy of Bollinger.

Hobart, New York-based Bollinger Motors has unveiled its battery-electric B1 utility truck that the company says would be a fit for tradespeople, construction companies, and government fleets.

Tags: Bollinger Motors, Off-Road Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 28, 2017 - Global News

Queensland Building 1,242-Mile EV Highway

Graphic courtesy of David1010 via wikimedia commons.

The state of Queensland in Australia is preparing to implement one of the world’s longest electric vehicle highways.

Tags: Australia, Global, EV Charging Stations

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

Va. Exceeds Alt-Fuel Fleet Goals

Photo of Gov. McAuliffe courtesy of Virginia Department of General Services

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s state and local government agencies have transitioned 319 fleet vehicles to alternative fuels, exceeding Governor Terry McAuliffe’s goal of transitioning 300 vehicles by the end of the administration.

Tags: Fleet Policies, Propane Autogas, Virginia, Alternative Fuels, CNG, Electric Vehicles

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Cenntro Low-Speed Electric Vehicle Introduced in U.S.

Photo courtesy of Tropos Technologies

The battery-electric Cenntro METRO is a modular vehicle suited for maintenance crew transportation, parking enforcement, local delivery, and transport on university campuses.

Tags: Parking Enforcement, Low-Speed Electric Vehicle, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Utility Vehicle

July 18, 2017 - Press Release

Zero Motorcycles Adds 100th North American Police Agency

Zero Motorcycles announced that the Vancouver Police Department in British Columbia, Canada, became the 100th fleet in North America to leverage Zero’s stealthy electric motorcycle line.

Tags: Zero Motorcycles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Police Motorcycles

July 17, 2017 - Global News

Daimler Builds Battery Factory in Beijing For EV Production

Photo courtesy of Daimler.

The production of the batteries at the factory will meet the demands of producing electric vehicles locally.

Tags: China, Daimler, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 14, 2017 - Industry News

Chicago Clean Cities Hosts Electrified Vehicle Ride and Drive

Photo courtesy of Chicago Clean Cities Coalition.

Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition and the Forest Preserves of Cook County are hosting a seminar and ride and drive in River Forest, Ill., centered on electric and hybrid vehicles and charging stations.

Tags: Clean Cities, Chicago, Ride and Drive, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

July 5, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Volvo to Phase Out Gasoline Vehicles in 2019

Photo of Volvo Cars current plug-in hybrid lineup courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo is rolling out electrification across it model range with a series of battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, or mild hybrid cars and SUVs.

Tags: Volvo, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles

June 30, 2017 - Press Release

7M Plug-ins to Hit the Road by 2025, Report Claims

Photo via Flickr/marlordo59

A new report from the Edison Electric Institute and the Institute for Electric Innovation projects more than 7 million plug-in vehicles will be on U.S. roads by 2025, representing 7% of all vehicle sales and 3% of all registered cars and light-duty vehicles.

Tags: EV Charging Stations, Utility Fleets, Edison Electric Institute

June 30, 2017 - Industry News

Minn. Adds Region's First Chevrolet Bolt EVs

The State of Minnesota is adding the first Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles available in the region to its fleet. The state partnered with four other public entities to purchase 22 Bolt EVs.

Tags: Minnesota, City of Minneapolis, Alternative Fuels, Chevrolet Bolt EV

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