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Rhode Island Public Transit Authority leases Proterra electric buses

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Rhode Island will use some of the US$14.4 million of VW funding to buy the Proterra buses Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is deploying three 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. RIPTA unveiled the buses at a …

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks delivers new eActros to Meyer-Logistik

Vollelektrischer Mercedes-Benz Lkw für den schweren Verteilerverkehr: Hamburger Supermärkte werden ab jetzt elektrisch beliefert: Mercedes-Benz Trucks übergibt eActros an Meyer-LogistikFully electric Mercedes-Benz truck for heavy-duty distribution: Ha

The new truck is part of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ eActros innovation fleet Mercedes-Benz Trucks has delivered an all-electric eActros to Meyer-Logistik for on-road testing. For one year, the company test-drive a 25-tonne truck with a refrigeration unit for transporting temperature-sensitive foodstuffs from the warehouse to different supermarkets in the centre of …

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New Flyer signs the Transportation Electrification Accord

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The Transportation Electrification Accord is America’s first multi-sector accord New Flyer has signed the Transportation Electrification Accord (TEA). The TEA provides a roadmap to electrification, with a shared vision for an equitable and prosperous future through communicating economic, social, and environmental benefits of electrified transportation. New Flyer joins Fortune 500 companies …

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Workhorse launches production of NGEN-1000 electric van

NGEN-1000 electric delivery van

NGEN-1000 goes into production at Workhorse’s Midwest plant US-based Workhorse Group has started the initial production of a new light-weight NGEN-1000 electric delivery vehicle with a grill-less front end. The NGEN-1000 has a curb weight of 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg), less than one-half of what a traditional diesel step-van weighs. …

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Axletech and Thor Trucks to build e-powertrain for commercial vehicles

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AxleTech plans to launch its newest e-powertrain offering in 2019 Michigan-based AxleTech has announced that it is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system with Thor Trucks. AxleTech and Thor Trucks will integrate AxleTech’s e-axle technology with Thor’s proprietary battery technology to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain. “Electric powertrains for …

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Bollinger Motors announces all-electric B2 pickup truck

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Bollinger Motors will start manufacturing its B2 pickup truck in 2020 Bollinger Motors has unveiled a special preview of the company’s newest vehicle design: an all-electric, all-wheel drive B2 pickup truck. The new street-legal B2 Pickup truck is the newest product of Bollinger Motors, gleaned from the company’s extensive development …

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Zunum Aero and Safran Helicopter Engines to deliver electric commercial aircraft

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Zunum Aero’s hybrid aircraft will reduce operating costs by 60-80% Zunum Aero, a pioneer in electric aviation, has selected Safran Helicopter Engines for its hybrid-to-electric commercial aircraft, which will be available in the early 2020s. Safran Helicopter Engines will provide a new generation engine turbine to drive the Zunum ZA10’s …

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