Oregon transit agency buys 11 New Flyer e-buses and 7 ABB chargers


Lane Transit District (LTD) in Oregon has ordered 11 New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE forty-foot electric buses, along with 7 ABB depot chargers. The purchase was supported by Federal Transit Administration Low or No- Emission funding. LTD has long been committed to sustainability. After receiving a silver level certification for the American Public Transportation Association’s sustainability… Read more »

Daimler Trucks adds more EVs to its Freightliner Customer Experience fleet


Daimler Trucks has launched six heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia and two medium-duty Freightliner eM2 106 as part of its Customer Experience (CX) fleet. Fourteen customers from a variety of sectors will operate the test vehicles over a period of 22 months. The eCascadia is designed for local and regional distribution and drayage. At the start of… Read more »

Fortum, BASF and Nornickel to partner on battery recycling


Finish utility company Fortum, German chemical company BASF, and Russian mining company Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to develop a battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland. The companies aim to promote the production and use of recycled raw materials in the EV battery market. BASF will use the recycled materials in its planned… Read more »

BYD delivers two K7M electric buses to Anaheim Resort Transportation


BYD has delivered two K7M 30-foot electric buses to Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) in Anaheim, California. ART, which aims to have a 50 percent electrified fleet by the end of 2020, is scheduled to receive 40 more BYD electric buses this year. Stella Li, BYD North America President, said, “We applaud ART for its bold… Read more »

Proterra and Freightliner partner on electric delivery truck chassis


Proterra and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) will partner to develop the MT50e, an electric delivery truck chassis. The chassis will offer 226 kWh of energy capacity, 125 miles of driving range, and the ability to support a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000 to 23,000 pounds. The MT50e can fully charge in three hours… Read more »

Share&Charge launches Open Charging Network for European market


The Share&Charge Foundation, a nonprofit whose purpose is to “enable open innovation for a better electric vehicle charging experience,” has launched its Open Charging Network (OCN), a decentralized e-roaming product for EV charging across different networks. OCN, which uses the e-roaming standard Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI v2.2) protocol, will begin by serving the European… Read more »

California Air Resources Board expands eligibility for school bus replacement

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has expanded eligibility for funding from California’s Lower-Emission School Bus Program. The funds can now be used to replace school buses with a model year 20 years old or older. Previously, school buses had to have a model year of 1993 or older to be eligible for replacement funding…. Read more »

Voltabox to supply battery systems to e-troFit for diesel bus conversions


Industrial EV battery provider Voltabox will provide battery systems to retrofitting company e-troFit for the conversion of diesel buses to electric. Voltabox began providing battery systems to e-troFit in 2019. The two companies recently entered into a long-term agreement. e-troFit’s Conversion Kit 1 contains a modular Voltabox battery system consisting of prismatic cells based on… Read more »

FedEx to install 42 DC charging stations for Chanje electric vans


FedEx will partner with Chanje Energy to electrify 42 FedEx locations in California. The DC charging stations are intended to support daily charging of 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles, which the courier announced it would add to its fleet last November. FedEx will purchase 100 of the vehicles from Chanje and lease 900 from… Read more »