Urban delivery trucks manufactured by Ford and DHL in Germany

By Steve Hanley, 17 Aug 2017 This article about electric trucks was first published on Gas2. Is Ford of Europe really part of the Ford Motor Company? The two seem to be worlds apart when it comes to embracing electric vehicles. Until recently, CEO Mark Fields was telling anyone who would listen that nobody wants to buy electric cars. Fields has been sent …

McKinsey on the transport transition – even low density cities will benefit from $2-3,000 per resident by making the shift

McKinsey.com, June 2017 Autonomous vehicles, electric powertrains, vehicle sharing, and other advances are transforming urban mobility. Planning ahead can help cities capture the benefits of the shift, from cleaner air to easier journeys. The way that  people get around cities is changing dramatically. Technological advances and new transportation services are making it possible for city dwellers to cross town ever more …

Second largest public bus system in the country (Los Angeles) shifting to 100% clean, electric buses

CommonDreams.org, 28 July 2017 China mandated the integration of electric buses in late 2015, and now leads the world with more than 100,000 electric buses on its roads. European cities such as London are already in the process of similar transitions, and many more are making plans. Eurotransport Magazine reported in January that at least 19 public transport authorities in 25 European cities have developed electric bus plans for …

China could field nearly half of new electric car models by 2020: study

By Joseph White, Reuters, July 2017 DETROIT (Reuters) – Chinese automakers are on track to produce 49 of the 103 new electric car models that will be launched globally by 2020, as part of China’s push to accelerate the switch to battery power from oil, according to a new forecast released on Wednesday. U.S. consulting firm AlixPartners also said China …

A 90% market share for of new vehicles for EVs by 2024 wouldn’t transfer to penetration of all vehicles until 2039

By James Ayre, Clean Technica, 28 June 2017 – On a study in Norway A new study from a researcher at Norway’s Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) has released a new paper that argues that the transition to electric vehicles will take several decades even in the most optimistic scenarios. “To measure the speed of transition, Fridstrøm used three indicators: …

Managing EV charging so electric cars can stabilize the grid – a test in California

BMW & utility PG&E experiment shows how electric vehicles can support the grid during periods of peak demand. By Leslie Kaufman, Inside Climate News, 28 June 2017  “The overall lesson is we can use resources likes electric vehicles to help support the grid during times of peak use,” said PG&E spokesman Ari Vanrenen. Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns/CC-BY-2.0 In an important real-world test …

13 States Now Charge Fees for Electric Vehicles

By Julian Spector, GreenTech Media, 5 July 2017  States are imposing fees on the small population of EV drivers in a broader push to shore up road repairs. The gas tax is catching up to electric vehicles in a growing number of states. Several states have passed or enacted new fees this year, bringing the total to 13, CNBC reported. …

Equipment World: Cummins developing fully-electric powertrain: “We are not just a diesel company”

By Jeff Crissey, Equipment World, 19 June 2017 Volvo and France are not the only entities indicating plans to transition off of dependence on gas and diesel engines. In an effort to diversify its commercial transportation product portfolio beyond diesel and natural gas-powered engines, Cummins announced it will introduce a fully electrified powertrain solution for the urban transportation market by …