Madrid transit agency orders 30 more electric buses from Irizar e-mobility


The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) has ordered 30 electric buses from Spanish OEM Irizar e-mobility. This is the agency’s fourth order from Irizar, and will bring the number of zero-emission Irizar buses in its fleet to 85. The 12-meter Irizar ie electric bus has been running on Madrid’s roads since 2019. It’s… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders 30 more electric buses from Irizar e-mobility


The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) has ordered 30 electric buses from Spanish OEM Irizar e-mobility. This is the agency’s fourth order from Irizar, and will bring the number of zero-emission Irizar buses in its fleet to 85. The 12-meter Irizar ie electric bus has been running on Madrid’s roads since 2019. It’s… Read more »

Ford unveils big plans for an EV factory and 3 battery plants in Tennessee and Kentucky


Here at Charged, we don’t usually repeat superlative claims—“the first, the biggest, the fastest”—we leave those to the Guinness Book of Records. In this case, however, we’ll make an exception. Ford says its plan to build two new manufacturing complexes in Tennessee and Kentucky represents “the largest ever manufacturing investment at one time by any… Read more »

Rolls-Royce’s Spirit of Innovation electric plane makes maiden flight


Rolls-Royce’s all-electric Spirit of Innovation recently took to the skies for the first time. The company hopes to use the sleek and stylish e-plane to set a new world speed record of over 300 mph later this year. The aircraft took off from the UK Ministry of Defence’s storied Boscombe Down site, and flew for… Read more »

California project deploys 100 electric regional haul and drayage trucks


Regional haul and drayage trucks, which transfer loads to and from ports, warehouses and logistics hubs, are a perfect use case for EVs, and present opportunities for dramatic emissions reductions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District, along with other state agencies, has announced a project to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks… Read more »

All new London buses to be zero-emission


Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced that all new Transport for London (TfL) buses will be carbon-neutral. TfL has committed to only ordering zero-emission buses from now on, and says that by the end of next year, ten percent of London’s buses will be zero-emission. “London will no longer procure new diesel or… Read more »

Workhorse drops lawsuit against USPS over vehicle contract


It’s a sad song, but, like the Beatles’ Jude, EV manufacturer Workhorse Group is trying to make it a little better. The company has voluntarily withdrawn a lawsuit that it filed against the US Postal Service, after the agency passed Workhorse over for a multibillion-dollar contract to produce the next generation of mail delivery vehicles…. Read more »

Australian mine operator buys Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive


In July, Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) announced that its FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive delivered an 11 percent reduction in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in a three-month pilot with BNSF Railway. Now Wabtec has made a sale to Australian mine operator Roy Hill, to be delivered in 2023. The company will receive the newest version of… Read more »

Oregon’s Lane Transit orders 19 New Flyer electric buses and charging infrastructure


The Lane Transit District, which serves the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon metro area, has placed an order with New Flyer (a subsidiary of the NFI Group) for 19 battery-electric 40-foot Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit buses. The order includes 6 depot chargers and commissioning by New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions. The order follows New Flyer’s recent delivery of… Read more »

Tesla opens massive new delivery center in China


China is the new Texas—everything’s bigger over there. Tesla’s new delivery center in Beijing is said to be the largest in China, and possibly the world. The 120,000-square-foot building has over 100 spaces for deliveries, and an early photo showed them slap-full of new Model Ys. The new facility is part of a big buildup… Read more »