Electric Vehicles

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September 15, 2017 - Global News

Uber to Require EV, Hybrid Vehicles in London by 2020

Photo of London road in Knightsbridge courtesy of Allen Watkin via Wikimedia Commons.

Uber will ban its drivers in London from using vehicles that are not hybrid or fully electric by 2020 in an effort to curb illegal levels of pollution in the city.

Tags: United Kingdom, Emissions Reduction, London, Global, Uber

September 15, 2017 - Industry News

Pa. Launches Fleet Electrification Pilot

Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Department of General Services

The pilot will last 42-60 months, giving the commonwealth the opportunity to identify the sustainability, operational ease, maintenance, and resale value of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

September 14, 2017 - Industry News

Volkswagen Prices 2017 e-Golf

Photo of 2017 e-Golf's electric motor courtesy of VW.

Volkswagen has boosted the range of its battery-electric e-Golf compact sedan for 2017 by increasing the range by 50% to 125 miles, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Pricing, Volkswagen Golf, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2017-MY

September 14, 2017 - Industry News

UPS to Test Mitsubishi Fuso's All-Electric Cabover

Mitsubishi Fuso's all-electric eCanter truck has a daily range of approximately 60 miles, based on configuration.  Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Three of the new all-electric trucks will be deployed in North America by UPS for testing and evaluation.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, UPS, Daimler Trucks North America, Future Trucks, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 13, 2017 - Industry News

Lightning Systems to Offer Electric Transit Van

Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems will offer commercial fleets a battery-electric heavy duty Ford Transit van in early 2018 under a partnership with New Eagle, the vehicle modifier announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford Transit, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, Lightning Systems

September 13, 2017 - Industry News

New York Offers $2.2M in Grants for ZEV Vehicles, Infrastructure

Photo via Flickr/Noya Fields

The State of New York is offering $2.2 million in rebates for municipalities to purchase or lease electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for fleet use, or for installation of public recharging or refueling infrastructure.

Tags: New York, Grant Funding, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Stations

September 12, 2017 - Industry News

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

Joshua Brown's Tesla sedan, after the crash with a truck that took his life. Photo: NTSB/Florida Highway Patrol

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to over-reliance on vehicle automation” are the probable cause of the May 7, 2016, collision of a tractor-trailer and a Tesla S sedan operating in autonomous mode.

Tags: NTSB, Tesla Model S, Autonomous Vehicles, Semi-Autonomous, Tesla

September 7, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

BMW to Offer 12 EVs by 2025

Photo of Harald Krüger, BMW AG chairman, and Klaus Fröhlich, board member, at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

BMW plans to offer 25 vehicles with some kind of electrification by 2025, including 12 battery-electric models, the company's chairman said ahead of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

Tags: BMW, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt Motor Show

September 7, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Jaguar Land Rover to Electrify Entire Lineup by 2020

Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar Land Rover will offer electrified versions across its lineup by 2020, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and mild hybrid models, the company announced.

Tags: Jaguar Land Rover, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Jaguar

September 7, 2017 - Industry News

Bollinger Releases B1 Four-Door Image

A sketch released by Bollinger Motors of the all-electric B1 sport/utility truck with four doors. (Image courtesy of Bollinger Motors)

Bollinger Motors revealed the first image of the four-door version of its B1 all-electric sport/utility truck. The sketch also shows off a new orange exterior color which will also be available at launch.

Tags: Electric Trucks, all-electric vehicle, Bollinger Motors

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet Expands Bolt EV Nationwide

Photo of 2017 Bolt EV courtesy of Chevrolet.

The Bolt EV was initially rolled out in select states in December. Since then, 12,249 Bolt EVs have been sold with 11,670 vehicles sold this year through Aug. 30.

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

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Nissan Leaf Adds Range, Cuts Price

Photo of the 2018 Leaf courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's Leaf 2.0 arrives for 2018 with a 40% increase in range to 150 miles paired with a price cut of $690 to $29,990, as it now faces increasing competition from Tesla and Chevrolet to deliver more affordable, higher-range battery-electric vehicles.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Leaf, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2018-MY

September 1, 2017 - Industry News

Oakland Latest City to Employ Mobile EV Charging Stations

In June, New York City ordered thirty-two EV ARC units, valued at $2.14M — Envision's largest order. Photo courtesy of Envision Solar.

The City of Oakland, Calif., is joining municipalities across the country in acquiring emissions-free electric vehicle (EV) charging and emergency power with help from San Diego-based Envision Solar.

Tags: Green Fleets, City of Oakland, Electric Vehicles, Envision Solar, Electric Vehicle Charging

August 31, 2017 - Global News

Renault-Nissan, Dongfeng Form EV Venture

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd. have formed a joint venture to co-develop and sell electric vehicles in China, according to a company announcement.

Tags: China, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Renault-Nissan Alliance

August 31, 2017 - Industry News

Electric Yard Truck Deployed to McDonald's Distribution Network

Drivers like the yard truck's quiet operation. Photo: Orange EV

Orange EV and The Anderson DuBose Company have deployed the first all-electric Class 8 yard truck in the McDonald’s distribution network.

Tags: Distribution, Electric Vehicles, Orange EV, McDonald's, Alternative Fuels, Yard Trucks

August 29, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Unveils Class 7 All-Electric Daycab Tractor

The Cummins Urban Hauler EV is an all-electric, Class 7 day cab tractor designed for urban delivery, drayage and port facility applications. Photo: Jim Park

Cummins has beaten Tesla to the punch with its unveiling of a new, all-electric truck, dubbed the Urban Hauler EV.

Tags: Cummins, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Zero-Emission Vehicles

August 25, 2017 - Industry News

More Details Emerge on Tesla Electric Big Rig

The Reuters News Agency is reporting that Tesla's electric truck will be a day cab model without a sleeper. Photo: Tesla

Tesla's soon-to-be-unveiled all-electric truck will be a day cab model with a 200- to 300-mile daily operating range, according to a report by Reuters.

Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Day Cabs

August 24, 2017 - Press Release

NJPA Adds Electric Vehicle Supply Category

Photo courtesy of NJPA

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) awarded five vendors in its newest category, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Related Services.

Tags: NJPA, Cooperative Procurement, EV Charging Stations

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Nev. County to Purchase 45 Grant-Funded BEVs, Hybrids

Photo via Flickr/Washington State House Republicans

Clark County, Nev., commissioners have decided to accept $620,000 in grant funding to purchase 35 hybrid vehicles and 10 electric vehicles for the county fleet.

Tags: Grant Funding, Procurement, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Federal Grants

August 23, 2017 - Global News

Ford Sets Up Joint Venture for EVs in China

Peter Fleet (right), group vice president and president, Asia Pacific, Ford Motor Company, and Mr. Jin Zheyong, chairman and president, Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd. Photo: Ford

Ford signed a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd., to secure a joint venture for the development, production, marketing, and servicing of a new line of all-electric passenger vehicles in China.

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

August 23, 2017 - Industry News

DHL Adds Electric Ford Transit Vans in Germany

The StreetScooter Work XL Photo: Ford

Ford and Deutsche Post Group subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH have presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans, the StreetScooter Work XL.

Tags: Cargo Vans, DHL, Germany, Ford Transit, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 22, 2017 - Industry News

NYC's 2017 Vehicle Purchases Average 83 MPG

Photo via Pixabay.

Driven by an investment in electric vehicles (EVs), fuel economy of new non-emergency light- and medium-duty vehicle purchases for the New York City fleet reached 83.7 mpg in fiscal-year 2017.

Tags: Biodiesel, New York City, CAFE Standards, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

August 21, 2017 - Industry News

Volkswagen's Electric Minibus to Arrive in 2022

Photo of I.D. Buzz concept vehicle courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen will produce its I.D. Buzz concept vehicle as a battery-electric minibus that will arrive in North America in 2022 to help the automaker meet its aggressive goal to electrify its lineup by 2025.

Tags: Volkswagen, Minivans, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Concept Vehicles

August 21, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota to Launch Electric Carsharing in Thailand

Toyota will be testing an electric carsharing service at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University. Photo via Chris Brown/Flickr

Toyota Motor Corp. will test a carsharing service using its mini electric vehicles in Bangkok, Thailand

Tags: Toyota, Carsharing, International Rentals, Electric Vehicles

August 18, 2017 - Industry News

Electric Refuse Trucks Headed to Los Angeles

Image courtsy of Motiv

Motiv Power Systems announced an order for two battery-electric refuse trucks by the City of Los Angeles' Sanitation Department.

Tags: Motiv Power Systems, Refuse Fleets, Electric Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles

 

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