EV updates June-July 2018. UPS Orders 950 American-Made Workhorse Electric Delivery Trucks, Tesla now a top 10 most popular vehicle in the US, dominates small and midsize luxury market

June-July EV highlights from Clean Technica’s Zach Shahan. Aug 2018 UPS started testing electric heavy-duty trucks from Californian startup Thor. UPS also placed an order for a whopping 950 Workhorse N-GEN electric delivery vans. I just had to double check, but that’s right — 950! Kia Niro EV now on sale in South Korea. Maybe we’ll see it in California and Alabama soon. Or …

Sacramento has a plan to greatly extend use of electric vehicles by adding electric buses, chargers, and hundreds of shared electric cars

By Patrick Sisson  Jul 17, 2018 As part of the Sacramento Green City electric vehicle program, a fleet of Envoy shared electric cars will be available at dozens of buildings across the city. Envoy Sacramento, California, can often be under-appreciated. While the growing city is in the midst of a building boom, and just opened a high-tech new basketball arena, it’s mostly known as the …

A new study suggests that diesel-powered vehicles could fall 40 percentage points to represent just 5% of the European car market by 2030.

4th July 2018 © www.motorverso.com Between 2015 and 2017, diesel-powered vehicles fell from a 52% to a 45% share of the European car market, due in part to external factors such as Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, and concerns around the emissions of particulate matter caused by diesel vehicles – despite the fact that carbon dioxide emissions from diesel cars are lower, …

Low-speed torque and whisper-quiet operation make electric vehicles an attractive alternative for garbage trucks, buses and delivery vans

NYTimes, Buses, Delivery Vans and Garbage Trucks Are the Electric Vehicles Next Door: Low-speed torque and whisper-quiet operation make electric vehicles an attractive alternative for commercial uses, and the incognito answer to Teslas and Bolts. ImageA 60-foot electric bus used by the Antelope Valley Transit Authority in Los Angeles County. The agency is aiming to deploy an all-electric fleet by the …

What Are The Most Efficient Electric Cars?

June 30th, 2018 by Andy Miles, Clean Technica  The Question This was a question about EV efficiency that I was asked recently, and apart from thinking that the Hyundai Ioniq must be fairly efficient, as it gets about 120 miles out of its 28 kWh battery, I was not able to answer. It is sometimes the case that it is only when …

Plug In America & Sierra Club Release The AchiEVe: Model State & Local Policies To Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption

July 2nd, 2018 by Cynthia Shahan in Clean Technica I drive in one of the best cities in Florida for EV charging infrastructure. Still, there are gaps. Along with education to the public that demystifies electric cars and EV charging, we must dispel many misleading myths. As clean air advocates, we need to work for change in our local communities and states. Plug In …

California Approves $738 Million Transportation Electrification Initiative

June 3rd, 2018 by Steve Hanley Originally published on Planetsave. California is at the forefront of US states when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Nearly 40% of those emissions come from the state’s transportation sector. Not only has California always been ground zero for car culture, but it’s also home to several of the largest ports in America, whose operations depend on heavy-duty …

Over the last year, almost all truck makers have either announced an electric truck program or they’ve unveiled an electric truck.

Fred Lambert, May. 16th 2018, Electrek, A look at DAF’s new all-electric truck with a 170 kWh battery pack  Over the last year, almost all truck makers have either announced an electric truck program or they’ve unveiled an electric truck. Dutch truck manufacturing company DAF is the latest to join the trend by unveiling a new all-electric truck with a 170 kWh battery …

Denver and Los Angeles add Teslas to police vehicle fleets. Others using Tesla Model X for an all-electric ‘rapid responder’ vehicle for an ambulance service

By Fred Lambert on Electrek, May. 16th 2018  Tesla Model X used as an all-electric ‘rapid responder’ vehicle for an ambulance service  65 Comments Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Tesla vehicles are surprisingly starting to invade all segments of emergency vehicles. After police and fire departments, now an ambulance service is using a Tesla Model X as an all-electric ‘rapid responder’ vehicle. Home Solar Power …

“Everything in between e-bikes and cars”: Electric Motorcycle Company Alta Motors Sets Sights On Scaling Up For Global Markets

May 13th, 2018 by Kyle Field in Clean Technica  Builder of affordable, electric motorcycles Alta Motors recently partnered with Harley Davidson to drive scale and get their motorcycles into the hands of more customers around the world. The new partnership is already starting to bear fruit as the high-tech motocross company fleshes out the benefits of having an established, high-volume cruiser builder with arguably the …