Colorado aviation company aims to usher in new era with electric planes. Bye Aerospace seeking FAA certification of its all-electric general aviation aircraft.

By JUDITH KOHLER | jkohler@denverpost.com | The Denver Post, June 20, 2019 George Bye, an Air Force fighter pilot, engineer and entrepreneur, sees electric airplanes as a way to secure the future of the aviation industry he has devoted his life to. The impetus behind his conviction starts with an “E” — economics. “It’s not just cool, it’s green and clean. That’s awesome,” Bye …

Freightliner Truck Factory in Oregon is Converting to Electric. Head of Daimler trucks for North America said the future is electric.

“The road to emissions-free transportation is going to be driven with battery-electric vehicles. I believe the future is electric,” Roger Nielsen, head of Daimler Trucks for North America said a trade event recently. He said Daimler will have nearly 50 battery electric test trucks on US roads by the end of the year. The company announced last week it is …

Rivian Details Plans To Move Into Stationary Energy Storage

June 15th, 2019 by Kyle Field  Rivian hosted a roundtable discussion for 800 of its reservation holders to talk a little bit about how the company is progressing in the move to production. They also took the opportunity to talk about an exciting microgrid project they’re working on with the Honnold Foundation in Puerto Rico. First off, Rivian designed its battery systems with …

Flying cheaper than driving for trips up to 300 miles and 3x faster? Also energy cost for 1 hr of electric flight is $7 in Solar Impulse spinoff H55

Eviation claims Alice is capable of flying nine passengers at 240 knots (276 mph) up to 650 miles on a single charge. The aircraft will use electric motors from MagniX, an all-electric flight propulsion company which recently announced its own partnership with Harbour Air to make the seaplane operator the world’s first all-electric airline. BlackBird adding 100+ Bye electric airplanes to …

Climate crisis: aviation industry hears clamor for electric planes: Shift from fossil fuels top of agenda for Paris air show

By Jasper Jolly Sat 15 Jun 2019 The Guardian Faced with growing calls for action on the climate crisis, aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show next week are turning their thoughts to a future run on electricity rather than fossil fuels. The scale of the challenge is considerable. The target for net zero carbon emissions by 2050, recommended by …

Utility provides tool to help estimate the total cost of ownership in its jurisdiction

Southern California Edison is ramping up its efforts to support electric vehicle buyers with the introduction of a new tool called SCE Cars that helps estimate the total cost of ownership in its jurisdiction. The new tool aspires to give potential buyers visibility into the total cost of ownership (TCO) of electric vehicles that looks beyond the initial purchase price. Today, electric …

Tesla To Make Its Own Battery Cells?

HyperChange CEO Advances Bold Theory June 14th, 2019 by Paul Fosse  As reported here and here, there was a lot of information presented at the 2019 Tesla annual shareholder meeting. And although there were a lot of small details covered and hints given about the future, there wasn’t any earth-shattering news. In my summary, I noted they didn’t “let the cat out of the bag.” …

Giving fair warning: state/province/national bans on sale of gas-powered vehicles, now in BC and proposed by Senator from Oregon

British Columbia has just passed the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA) into law, and it could transform the Canadian province’s roads in the coming years. Under the new rules, 10 percent of all light-duty cars and trucks sold in BC by 2025 must be emission-free (electric, plug-in hybrid electric or hydrogen fuel cell) vehicles. By the time 2040 rolls around, the province will …

India Offers $360 Million Subsidy For 5,000 Electric Buses and sets deadlines starting in 2021 for EV conversion of Uber and Ola, motor cycles and scooters, and new commercial vehicles

June 8th, 2019 by Smiti on Clean Technica The Indian government plans to incentivize cities to include electric buses to their public transport fleet through financial subsidies. The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) document to invite proposals from states, government departments, transportation departments, and municipal bodies for procurement of electric buses across 40 cities. The subsidy …