Pegasus to sell vehicles on Zeus Electric Chassis through Creative Bus Sales network

School and transit bus manufacturer Pegasus Specialty Vehicles has signed an agreement with bus dealership Creative Bus Sales to sell its Type A school buses and electric shuttle and paratransit buses through Creative Bus Sales’s network. Pegasus will build the electric buses using the Zeus Electric Chassis Z-19 cab-chassis platform. A Pegasus Bus on a… Read more »

Eve Air Mobility secures credit lines of $92.5 million for eVTOL development

Brazilian eVTOL aircraft manufacturer Eve Air Mobility has received two credit lines totaling $92.5 million to support the company’s eVTOL development efforts.  Brazil’s National Development Bank’s (BNDES) Climate Fund is expected to grant the first credit line, while the second line is expected to come from the BNDES Innovation Finance program. “We appreciate the confidence… Read more »

EV price war! Ford responds to Tesla price cuts, boosts production of Mustang Mach-E

The greatest barrier to EV adoption is the steep price premium relative to legacy vehicles—and for the past couple of years, prices have been moving in the wrong direction, thanks to supply-chain constraints and general post-COVID inflation. When Tesla recently announced price cuts of up to 20 percent, the boo-birds crowed about softening demand, but… Read more »

Dachser to order 50 Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul trucks

German logistics service provider Dachser has signed a letter of intent to add 50 Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul electric trucks to its European fleet. The e-truck, with a range of around 500 km (310 miles), is expected to be ready for series production by 2024. Dachser has been using EVs such as the FUSO eCanter and… Read more »

2024 Polestar 2 offers more power, more range and—surprise—lower emissions

Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY) has given its Polestar 2 five-door fastback a major update for 2024, including new electric motors, rear-wheel drive, more battery capacity and—believe it or not, lower emissions. “With the new model year Polestar 2, we upgraded substantial tech and mechanical components of the electric drivetrain,” says Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath. “This is… Read more »

Ebusco’s new lightweight 18-meter electric bus

Dutch electric bus and charging infrastructure manufacturer Ebusco has announced its new Ebusco 3.0 18-meter electric bus. The company has used lightweight composite materials to keep the 3.0 18-meter’s starting weight down to 14,500 kg (32,000 lbs). In combination with 350 and 500 kWh LFP battery packs, such a lightweight frame should give the new… Read more »

Frito-Lay’s “sustainability showcase” features Tesla Semis, electric trucks, solar+storage

Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, is transforming its Modesto, California, facility into “a showcase for sustainable manufacturing, warehousing and distribution technologies.” The 80-acre, 500,000-square-foot Modesto site, one of Frito-Lay’s largest manufacturing facilities in the US, features several classes of EVs, along with on-site solar energy generation, storage and EV charging stations. Green goodies in service… Read more »

Automobili Estrema’s electric hypercar does 0-200 mph in 10 seconds

The area around Modena, Italy has a long history of producing some of the world’s most famous and prestigious cars. A new resident of this storied region is Automobili Estrema, which was founded in 2020 by industry veteran Gianfranco Pizzuto, and counts several other illustrious automotive professionals among its execs. For its first product, the… Read more »

Tesla to build Semis and expand battery production at Nevada Gigafactory

Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory is quite a place—since its 2014 opening, the company has invested $6.2 billion in the region, and the 5.4-million-square-foot, 11,000-employee facility has produced some 7.3 billion battery cells, 1.5 million battery packs and 3.6 million drive units. Now Tesla has announced plans to invest an additional $3.6 billion, hire 3,000 more team… Read more »

Alexander Dennis to provide 50 additional electric buses to Greater Manchester

British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis, a subsidiary of NFI Group, has received an order from Transport for Greater Manchester for an additional 50 zero-emission double-deck buses, doubling the agency’s initial order. The Manchester bus fleet, which has been franchised to Go-Ahead Group and dubbed Bee Network, will now include 100 NFI vehicles. These additional 50… Read more »