Dennis Eagle’s new electric refuse trucks hit the streets, earn rave reviews


Commercial truck OEM Dennis Eagle’s electric 26-ton refuse collection vehicle has gone into service with customers around the UK, and early customers are giving it glowing reviews. The eCollect is based on Dennis Eagle’s Elite 6×2 rear-steer chassis with Olympus 19-cubic-meter body and Terberg automatic split bin lift. This is the company’s best-selling vehicle configuration,… Read more »

Motiv Power Systems secures $20 million in new financing


Commercial EV-builder Motiv Power Systems has secured $20 million in financing from investment firm Crescent Cove Advisors, and expects to raise additional funding at the close of the Series C funding round now in progress. Motiv plans to use the new capital to scale operational and manufacturing capabilities to meet growing demand. Motiv’s EPIC product… Read more »

Spanish city of Valencia pilots public chargers in lampposts


Cities in Europe and elsewhere are being forced to come up with some innovative public charging solutions. Faced with the task of providing charging to residents who do not have assigned parking spaces, they need chargers that can be installed in large numbers throughout city centers, without consuming valuable space on already-crowded streets and sidewalks…. Read more »

EnergyHub and Enel X partner to make EV charging available as a grid resource


Energy management specialist EnergyHub has partnered with charger manufacturer Enel X to expand the availability of smart charging stations as a flexible distributed energy resource (DER) for utilities. Utilities will now be able to manage customer-owned Enel X smart charging stations through EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS platform. Enel X has over 60,000 consumer charging stations deployed… Read more »

Daimler announces massive new investments in EVs, plus a fund to protect workers


German auto giant Daimler has announced a new plan to invest €70 billion ($85 billion) in “research and development and in property, plant and equipment” between 2021 and 2025, the lion’s share of which will be used “to accelerate the transformation towards electrification and digitization.” Most of this investment will be at Mercedes-Benz Cars, but… Read more »

Irish charging provider to convert 180 telephone boxes to charge points


Irish charging operator EasyGo, which boasts a network of 1,200 charge points and 7,000 customers, has formed a partnership with telecom company Eir to replace 180 telephone kiosks around Ireland with Tritium DC fast chargers. EasyGo Director Gerry Cash said the idea of transforming phone boxes came about because of their locations around the country…. Read more »

GM announces new business venture to produce electric delivery vans


Over the past few months, GM has gotten a lot more serious about electrification, unveiling a new EV platform, plans for more investment and more electrified models, and most recently, a new EV-centric marketing campaign. However, some have been pointing out the gap between the automaker’s high-wattage future plans and its flickering present (only one… Read more »

EV manufacturer Proterra to go public through merger with ArcLight Clean Transition


Proterra is best known as an electric transit bus OEM, but it has branched out into providing electric powertrain solutions to other vehicle manufacturers and turnkey charging and energy management solutions to fleets. The company has long been considered a likely candidate for a public share offering, and now it has announced that it will… Read more »

New report highlights the need to electrify ride-hailing fleets


Rideshare vehicles are widely believed to have larger carbon footprints than personal vehicles, so electrifying them seems likely to deliver greater emissions reductions than electrifying personal passenger cars. The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), in collaboration with General Motors, recently released an insight brief that explains why the electrification of transportation network companies (TNCs) such as… Read more »

Bogotá orders 596 new electric buses—fleet of 1,485 e-buses will be the largest outside China


Bogota public transit agency Transmilenio has ordered 596 new BYD electric buses, bringing the city’s electric bus fleet to a total of 1,485 units. The new e-buses are expected to be in operation by 2022, and will operate in the Fontibón, Usme and Perdomo areas. María Fernanda Ortiz, the General Manager of Transmilenio, proudly claimed… Read more »