Electric Vehicles

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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, Tesla Semi

November 16, 2017 - Industry News

First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

Screen shot from Tesla's live feed unveiling its electric semi.

Tesla’s new electric truck is a Class 8 daycab that features a highly aggressive aerodynamic design and all-electric drivetrain, and Elon Musk promises a 500-mile range. "You can go out to the middle of nowhere and come back." HDT's Jack Roberts is at the launch and has this report.

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

November 16, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Start EV Rollout in 2021

Photo of CEO Mary Barra courtesy of GM.

General Motors will begin rolling out its next-generation of electric vehicles in 2021, and it seeks to reach its goal of offering 20 such vehicles by 2023, CEO Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

Tags: General Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Investors, C-Suite

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

BYD Delivers First All-Electric Side Loader Refuse Truck

Photo courtesy of the City of Palo Alto, Calif.

The first all-electric automated side loader refuse truck from BYD was presented to the City of Palo Alto, Calif., and GreenWaste, the city's waste hauler service provider.

Tags: BYD, Refuse Fleets, Waste Management, all-electric trucks

November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla's Musk Teases 'Mind-Blowing' Truck Launch

Many questions regarding Tesla's much-anticipated electric truck are due to be answered this Thursday night at a press event in California. Photo: Tesla

In a weekend tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that the launch of his new, all-electric truck this week would blow onlookers' heads "right out of their skull."

Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

November 13, 2017 - Global News

Ford Enters Joint Venture for China EVs

Photo of Peter Fleet (right), Ford's group vice president and president of Ford Asia Pacific, and Ying Jianren, chairman of Tech-New Group Ltd. and board director of Zotye Auto courtesy of Ford.

Zotye Ford Automobile Co., Ltd., a new 50/50 joint venture, will offer a range of battery-electric vehicles for consumers in China under a new indigenous brand, Ford announced.

Tags: Ford, Joint Venture, Battery-Electric Vehicles, China

November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Siemens Begins Zero-Emissions Highway Testing in California

Three different types of trucks are being tested: one battery-electric truck, a clean natural-gas hybrid-electric truck, and a diesel-hybrid truck. Photo: Siemens

Overhead power lines deliver electric power to test trucks on a stretch of zero-emissions highway being evaluated by Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District near Long Beach, California.

Tags: Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Future Trucks, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Smart Highways, California, TransPower, Battery-Electric Vehicles

November 10, 2017 - Press Release

Cyber Switching Launches Electrical Management System

Logo: Cyber Switching

The EMD's deployment reports data and manages power for a building's devices, machinery, and electric vehicle charging stations.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Data Analysis, EV Charging Stations

November 9, 2017 - Industry News

UPS to Convert Diesel Delivery Trucks to Electric

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) plan to use new technology to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric, UPS has announced.

Tags: UPS, Electric Trucks, Delivery Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Conversion

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder’s Scott Perry Goes to Nikola

Perry

Scott Perry, who’s been with Ryder System for more than 25 years, has joined Nikola Motors as chief operating officer, where he will help bring the company's fuel-cell-electric Class 8 truck to market.

Tags: Ryder System, People, Nikola Motor Company

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse N-Gen Electric Van: Drone Optional

The Workhorse N-Gen's 19-inch floor and 105-inch roof height maximize cargo space, reduce knee injuries, and enhance driver ease of operation.

Workhorse Group Inc. has commenced implementation of an agreement to test and operate its new N-Gen electric van. The van will also feature an optional integrated HorseFly Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Package Delivery System.

Tags: Workhorse, HorseFly, E-GEN, Drone

November 7, 2017 - Global News

China's JAC Motors Launches Electric Truck Line

Photo: JAC Motors

China’s JAC Motors recently launched a JAC Electric Trucks operation.

Tags: China, Global, Electric Vehicles

November 6, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse to Debut Electric Delivery Van at CES

Photo of Workhorse W-15 by Chris Brown.

Workhorse Group Inc. will showcase its latest electric delivery van at CES 2018, along with its previously unveiled plug-in hybrid pickup truck and a hybrid electric helicopter.

Tags: Workhorse, Workhorse W-15, Battery-Electric Vehicles, CES

November 3, 2017 - Global News

Automakers Opening 400 EV Charge Stations in Europe by 2020

Photo courtesy of Ford.

A joint venture between BMW AG, Daimler AG, Ford, and Volkswagen looks to develop high-power charging networks for electric vehicles across Europe.

Tags: Audi, Porsche, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford, Germany, Joint Venture, Daimler, EV Charging Stations

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

House Plan Would Eliminate EV Tax Credit

A $7,500 federal tax credit that has fueled sales of plug-in electric vehicles in recent years could be eliminated if House Republicans can include the proposal in the tax cut bill now under discussion, reports Reuters.

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

 

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