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Sponsored by Starline Track Busway Automakers have taken bold steps forward in the development of rapid and robust electric vehicle offerings.  Those efforts have not gone unnoticed. The combination of more competitively priced electric car models and improvements in battery technology have provided peace of mind for consumers looking to travel 200 miles on a
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Aircraft leasing company Avolon has placed an order for up to 500 electric eVTOL aircraft from Vertical Aerospace. The companies say the sale will introduce the ultra-short-haul aircraft category to commercial aviation. The two companies will collaborate throughout the development, certification and commercial roll-out of the VA-X4, a piloted, zero-emissions electric Vertical Take Off and
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The Chargeway system, which helps EV buyers understand charging stations, speeds, and compatibilities—along with info on utility incentives—will start to show up in dealer websites The Chargeway visual EV charging platform, which helps car shoppers locate and understand charging stations, speeds, and compatibilities, can already be found in pilot programs in more than 20 dealerships
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Update: This story has been updated after Toyota released an official image of the 2022 Toyota Tundra The new generation of the Toyota Tundra is finally coming after more than a decade, and now the wait to see the new full-size truck appears to be over. On Thursday, Tundras.com forum member Tibetan Nomad posted leaked
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Bus and coach manufacturer the NFI Group has unveiled its first zero-emission, three-axle double-deck bus. The Enviro500EV CHARGE is the North American all-electric version of the company’s popular double-decker bus, and is produced by NFI subsidiary Alexander Dennis (ADL). The 45-foot Enviro500EV CHARGE offers panoramic views, low-floor entry, reclined seating, overhead reading lights and air
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Hyzon Motors, a supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, has developed a new patent-pending eAxle design that’s designed to improve the efficiency of 6×4 Class 8 commercial vehicles. Hyzon’s eAxle eliminates right-angle hypoid gears, and uses one motor per wheel, with optimized performances at both low and high speeds. Paired with a virtual differential,
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Sponsored by Arkema The lithium-ion battery market is demanding higher energy density, extended lifetime, and improved power performance. Arkema’s Battery Solutions address many of these demands.  Advances in electrode materials are addressing energy density, while new electrolyte systems can significantly improve lifetime and power performance. LiFSI, in particular, is a good candidate to replace LiPF6,
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Ferrari will debut a new supercar June 24, the automaker announced in a short teaser video. The video doesn’t provide much indication of what the car might be. Less than a minute long, it features e-sports racer David Tonizza musing on the nature of “fun to drive.” We do know that Ferrari is working on
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Bus and coach manufacturer Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of the NFI Group (which also includes the New Flyer and Alexander Dennis brands), has unveiled its new zero-emission commuter coach, the D45 CRT LE CHARGE, and also launched its new D series of coaches. The battery-electric D45 CRT LE CHARGE integrates CHARGE propulsion technology
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Free Field Technologies (FFT), part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, and automotive supplier Autoneum, a specialist in acoustic and thermal management, have collaborated on a new computer-aided engineering solution that helps manufacturers design quiet and comfortable vehicles without adding unnecessary weight. “From the whine of the electric motor and vibration in the powertrain to noise
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Delta-Q Technologies has introduced a new line of battery charging solutions. The new XV3300 combines a 3.3 kW charger, a 500 W DC-DC converter and an EV charging station interface in a single package.  “The launch represents a significant product development milestone for Delta-Q,” said Co-CEO Steve Blaine. “The XV3300 answers our OEM customers’ need
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UK-based Lunaz upcycles and converts legacy vehicles to EVs, using a proprietary electric powertrain. The company has big plans for growth, and recently secured funding from a group of high-profile investors, including soccer star David Beckham, who has taken a 10% stake in the company. Beckham’s expertise extends to more than just bending it on
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Solid Power, a producer of all-solid-state EV batteries, has unveiled details of its all-solid-state platform technology and the three battery designs it enables. The company also announced the transition of its high-content silicon all-solid-state battery to its Colorado-based production line. Solid Power’s proprietary sulfide solid electrolyte powers the all-solid-state platform, which can enable both high-content
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Fleet charging management provider AMPLY Power is working with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a commercial brand of Duke Energy that provides renewable energy, backup power and managed energy services, on a new combination solar canopy and overhead EV charging solution. The patent-pending Pantograph In-Depot Equipment (PIDE) Canopy Mount is designed to enable fleets to reduce
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Geely this week unveiled the Vision Starburst concept, showing off the Chinese automaker’s future design direction. In typically-lavish press-release language, Geely said the styling was inspired by “stellar phenomena,” including creased body lines that take inspiration from “stellar rays.” Geely calls the design direction Expanding Cosmos. The Vision Starburst also debuts a new grille design,
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Drive System Design (DSD), a specialist in the rapid engineering and development of electrified propulsion systems, has enhanced its proprietary Electrified Powertrain Optimization Process (ePOP). This software-based tool is designed to help e-mobility providers swiftly identify the propulsion systems that best fit their specific needs. DSD says its comprehensive analysis tool can quickly review tens
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