Moscow launches its 500th electric bus; largest electric bus fleet in Europe

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Moscow, Russia has launched its 500 th electric bus—a KAMAZ 6282 electric bus. The electric bus is charged in 6-12 minutes with ultrafast charging stations using a half-pantograph. Charging of the electric bus is possible at a temperature range from +45 to -40 ° C.

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Electric Car Facts and FAQ

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Electric car facts and frequently asked questions from the e-mail bag. There's no such thing as a dumb question

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Renault Trucks broadens its all-electric lineup

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Renault Trucks is broadening its all-electric lineup. There is a now wider choice of batteries for medium-duty electric vehicles: the Renault Trucks D and D Wide Z.E To help haulage companies make the move to electric, Renault Trucks all-electric vehicles can be customized from 3.1

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Electric Car Conversion Kits

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Wondering where the best places are to get electric car conversion kits? Here are a few of my favorites

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BMW Electric Car: The i3

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The BMW electric car offering from BMW group is called the i3, and wow, it is really a head-turner

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Lion Electric to deliver 10 all-electric trucks to Amazon

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Lion Electric will deliver 10 battery electric trucks to Amazon; the first two will be delivered this year. Our all-electric trucks will be a valuable addition to Amazon’s trucking operations as they work to deliver on their sustainability goals. Electric (Battery

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Nuvve and Lion Electric to collaborate on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) in electric school buses

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Nuvve Corporation, a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company, and Lion Electric, an original equipment manufacturer of all-electric heavy-duty vehicles based in Québec, are collaborating to launch vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology as a standard feature of Lion’s zero-emission school buses.

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Alphabet Soup: Electric Car Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Wondering about all those strange letters of the electric car world? I'm about to explain them

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Solaris Urbino electric bus undergoes testing in Athens

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The electric Solaris Urbino bus will be tested on the streets of Athens over the next two months by public operator OSY. The capital city of Greece conducts trials on electric technology in regular passenger traffic to prepare for the growing electrification of its public transport system.

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Motiv Power Systems debuts fifth-generation medium-duty electric chassis

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Motiv Power Systems announced its newest generation of EPIC chassis for medium-duty electric fleets. The fifth-generation EPIC F-59 and E-450 chassis have reduced the total number of components in the electric powertrain by 30%, while also improving range, acceleration, and top speed.

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Solaris delivers electric school bus; Kangaroo program

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Solaris has delivered an electric Urbino 12 school bus to the commune of Gr?boszów The “Kangaroo” program is a fund established under the aegis of the Green Investment Scheme, which provides numerous Polish cities and towns with funding to purchase electric school buses.

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DHL piloting 4 BYD electric Class 8 trucks in LA

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DHL is piloting four BYD Class 8 battery-electric trucks in the Los Angeles market, just in time for the peak holiday shipping season. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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MINI unveils electric, autonomous Urbanaut concept

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Having been conceived from the outset as an electrically powered vehicle with automated driving functions, the MINI Vision Urbanaut has afforded the designers a greater level of freedom when creating both the exterior and interior.

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Electric Narrowboat Conversion

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Which electric motor would be most suited for a canal narrowboat of approx 50ft long? And what sort of size would I need? Would an old forklift motor

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Volvo Trucks introduces the Volvo VNR Electric truck in the US, Canada

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Volvo Trucks North America announced the commercial introduction and sales start of its zero tailpipe emission, battery-electric vehicle to the North American market. The Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck model has a scheduled production start of early 2021.

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Electric Car Charging: We Can Do This!

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So you've got a new (or new to you) electric car. Welcome to the world of electric car charging What are you going to do when your battery runs low?

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Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning electric trucks and vans

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Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for urban commercial fleets, announced that Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, will incorporate 600 Lightning Electric vehicles into its fleet, with availability starting in Q4 2020. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Milan orders another 100 Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses

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The Milanese operator ATM has ordered another 100 electric buses from Solaris, via a framework contract signed last year. The first batch of 40 Urbino electric buses under the same contract has been already delivered. The first battery bus Urbino electric was presented in 2011.

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Mercedes-Benz Bank offering insurance especially for electric vans

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Effective immediately, Mercedes-Benz Bank, together with the insurance partner R+V/KRAVAG, is offering new insurance policies especially for electric vans. Customers thus profit from modules that have been specially adapted to the requirements and characteristics of electric vehicles.

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The electricity in gasoline

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I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles. That means the electricity alone we use to refine petroleum each year could drive over 16,000,o00 electric cars 12,000 miles each year. And that doesn't include the electricity used in oil extraction and pumping. petroleum oil refineries Big Oil battery electric ca

Proterra sells more than 1,000 electric buses in North America

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Proterra announced that Broward County Transit (BCT) has agreed to purchase 12 40-foot Proterra ZX5 battery-electric transit buses with 660 kWh of onboard energy and the DuoPower drivetrain. With Broward County’s purchase, Proterra has now sold more than 1,000 battery-electric transit buses in North America. Introduced in September, the Proterra ZX5 features the most energy storage and longest drive range of any 40-foot electric bus available in North America today.

Barbados receiving 35 BYD electric buses; first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean

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BYD delivered the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean, opening up an exciting new chapter in the region’s efforts to tackle climate change. BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles continues to rapidly expand throughout Latin America.

Škoda starts series production of MEB-based all-electric Enyaq

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ŠKODA AUTO has begun series production of the electric ENYAQ iV at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The battery-electric SUV is the first ŠKODA series production model based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB). The ENYAQ iV is ŠKODA’s first series-production model that was designed as an all-electric vehicle from the outset. In the two most powerful variants, a second electric motor on the front axle works in combination with the rear motor.

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Electric Greyhound Conversion Motor

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I have an opportunity to buy a used electric motor from a mining operation. it is a 300-hp 460-V RMP-1800 phase 3. From this info, can I use this on

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Electric Vehicle Insurance

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Please let me know which companies are willing to provide insurance for an EV converted car, in the greater Toronto area. Thank you, Doru Hi, Doru

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First electric school bus in Poland; Solaris Urbino 12 electric

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The first electric school bus in Poland will carry children to classes in Godzianów near ?ód?. The purchase of the electric school bus was subsidized by NFO?iGW Solaris will supply the electric bus to the Municipality of Godzianów in October this year. Having won the tender, Solaris secured an order for the construction of an electric school bus for Godzianów, the first vehicle of this type in Poland. Solaris is one of the leading electric bus producers in Europe.

Line 144 in Munich all-electric with 8 new Ebusco buses; first fully electric line

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From now on, line 144 will be driven entirely electrically with these buses—his is the first fully electric line in Munich. The second line is already on its way; line 100 will also run entirely electrically by the end of the year. Bus Electric (Battery) Sales

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Buick Electra electric crossover concept makes global premiere in China

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The all-electric crossover offers a glimpse of Buick’s vision for a new intelligent electric future. Combining the athletic look of a four-seat crossover with Gran Turismo aesthetics, the Electra previews Buick’s next-generation design language for electric vehicles.

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Super Charger for Electric Motorcycles!

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charging for electric motorcycles like the Zero, using the j-plug we're all so familiar with. Oh, this is brilliant. Level 2.5 You can charge your Zero in about an hour! I *want* this for my LEAF, sigh

Ford introducing new connected fleet management tools for electric fleets

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With new fleet-wide energy monitoring and vehicle management tools from Ford Commercial Solutions, available through app and web-based interfaces, Ford is helping North American commercial fleets and businesses make a seamless transition to electric vehicles.

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Strasbourg Eurometropole orders 49 Irizar electric buses

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CTS (Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois) in France has ordered 49 electric zero-emission 12-m Irizar ie new generation buses. They are accessed by an electric ramp which enables wheelchair users to enter the bus. Bus Electric (Battery) Europe Sales

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Mack LR Electric refuse truck to enter production in 2021

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Volvo Group’s American subsidiary Mack Trucks announced plans to commercialize the Mack LR Electric, its refuse model equipped with a fully electric integrated Mack drivetrain. Orders for the Mack LR Electric will open in Q4 2020, with deliveries beginning in 2021.

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ROUSH CleanTech enters EV market with Class 6 electric vehicles

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ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is entering the electric truck market. ROUSH is providing Penske Truck Leasing with all-new Ford F-650 battery electric vehicles later this year for deployment across Southern California. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Freiburg orders 15 Solaris electric buses

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Solaris Bus & Coach has signed a contract with public transport operator Freiburger Verkehrs AG for the supply of 15 electric buses: five 12-meter Solaris Urbino 12 electric and ten 18-meter articulated Urbino 18 electric. Bus Electric (Battery) Europe Sales

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Lucid Motors releases details about its electric drivetrain technology

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Lucid Motors provided some details about it proprietary, in-house developed electric drivetrain that will power the forthcoming pure-electric luxury Lucid Air. Most notably, a new motor winding technology has been introduced to maximize power output and reduce electrical losses.

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So Cal Edison receives eCascadia electric Class 8 truck; first utility in the US

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Southern California Edison (SCE) is the US’ first utility to receive and to test the eCascadia, the Freightliner Class 8 electric truck ( earlier post ). Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Building an Electric Dragster

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Looking to put a EV dragster together for bracket racing. I currently have a dragster front half and was wondering where to start to figure what motor

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Renault Trucks delivers first of 20 electric trucks to Carlsberg Group

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Renault Trucks has delivered the first of twenty electric 26-tonne Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. We are proud to see our pioneering work with electric trucks, which began several years ago now, finally paying off. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Proterra unveils ZX5 next-generation battery-electric transit bus

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Proterra introduced its newest battery-electric transit vehicle: the Proterra ZX5 electric bus. The ZX5 also offers faster acceleration and greater horsepower than earlier Proterra electric vehicle models, plus industry-leading hill-climbing abilities to tackle steep terrain.

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Neighborhood Electric Cars

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Neighborhood electric cars like the Zenn, high-speed three-wheeled electric cars, and low-speed electric vehicles all fit here

BYD lands largest ever electric bus order in Finland; 106 buses for Nobina

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After five years operating the pure-electric BYD brand, Nobina has racked-up more than seven million electric kilometers (over 4.3 Bus Electric (Battery) Sales

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Used Electric Cars

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For the first time in around 80 years, it is possible in many parts of the world to buy a used electric car

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Scandinavia's largest bus operator orders 22 electric MAN Lion’s City E buses

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Following on from the order for 17 fully electric MAN Lion’s City E buses placed by the Hamburg-Holstein public transportation company (VHH), this is another major order we have received for our electric buses. Bus Electric (Battery) Europe

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