Nissan releases photos and details of 2022 Ariya electric SUV


Nissan was an EV pioneer with the LEAF, then became an EV laggard as the LEAF was superseded by more advanced models from Tesla, GM and others. Will the Japanese automaker regain relevance with the release of the upcoming Ariya? Nissan has now released some photos and specs for the new model, which it calls… Read more »

Idaho waste hauler deploys BYD/Amrep electric refuse trucks


J&M Sanitation, a waste and recycling collection company serving Kuna, Idaho, has deployed two all-electric Class 8 refuse trucks. J&M boasts that it’s the first company in the state to operate electric refuse trucks. The BYD 8R heavy-duty trucks feature a proprietary electric propulsion system designed by BYD specifically for refuse collection. Each truck sports… Read more »

Vancouver public buses to use BAE Systems Series-EV electric propulsion systems


Fifteen public buses in Vancouver, Canada, will be fitted with BAE Systems’ Series-EV electric propulsion system. Series-EV integrates electric motors, controls and batteries. The latest version of the system uses fewer, lighter, and more compact components compared to the previous generation. It’s designed to be easy to install and extremely efficient. UK-based BAE Systems has… Read more »

New Flyer unveils lighter, more efficient, longer-range electric bus


Bus manufacturer New Flyer of America has unveiled its next-generation electric heavy-duty transit bus, built on its proven Xcelsior platform. New Flyer’s battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE and fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 buses have logged 4.5 million service miles to date. The new and improved Xcelsior CHARGE NG incorporates three distinct technology advancements: a next-generation battery… Read more »

Belgrade’s 5.2-billion-euro climate plan includes converting buses and taxis to EVs


Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, has announced plans to invest some 5.2 billion euros in measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. Under the city’s Green City Action Plan and the related Action Plan for Sustainable Energy and Climate, the funds will be used to increase the efficiency of heating systems and to boost… Read more »

Blue Bird now has 400 electric school buses delivered or on order


School bus manufacturer Blue Bird is rapidly ramping its EV production. The company, which produces electric versions of all three popular school bus body configurations—Type A, C and D buses—now has 400 electric school buses either delivered or on order, and it anticipates further growth this year. “We achieved almost three-fold growth in electric bus… Read more »

Proterra to provide battery tech for Lightning Class 3 commercial van


Lightning eMotors, a provider of complete zero-emission-vehicle solutions for commercial fleets, has announced that EV manufacturer and powertrain specialist Proterra will supply the battery technology for the Generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit commercial van. The Lightning Electric Transit commercial van is a purpose-built Class 3 commercial EV. It’s available in several configurations, including last-mile cargo… Read more »

UK cuts EV grants, excludes Tesla


The UK has been an EV leader—along with California, it’s one of the few global regions that’s been taking a comprehensive approach to electrification rather than piecemeal measures. So auto industry groups and media observers were unpleasantly surprised by the government’s recent decision to cut back its existing grants for EV purchases. The Department for… Read more »

Kia reveals first images of its new EV6 ahead of this month’s launch


Kia has revealed the first images of the exterior and interior design of EV6, the automaker’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle, ahead of the car’s world premiere scheduled for later this month. The new model is based on Kia’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), and features “a distinctive crossover-inspired design.” It’s the result of a… Read more »