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Lightning Systems launches heavy-duty Transit EV

Lightning Electric's e-powered Ford Transit

Lightning launches battery-powered Ford Transit, with range-extended hydrogen fuel cell model available this summer in California Lightning Systems has announced the release of the LightningElectric system, an electric powertrain solution suitable for use with a heavy-duty Ford Transit. The LightningElectric is a battery-electric drivetrain package with liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery that can be …

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Efficient Drivetrains electrifies US school buses

BlueBird electric school bus, powered by EDI PowerDrive.

US$4.4-million DOE program speeds up the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel school buses Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) has been selected as the electric drivetrain provider for a program implemented by the United States Department of Energy (DOE). Combined with matched funding from other public and private entities in California, the …

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California to allow fully autonomous vehicles by April

The autonomous Cruise AV will feature no driver, steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls when it goes on the road in 2019. Source: GM

New ruling from the state’s DMV will offer companies permits to operate autonomous vehicles without a human driver behind the wheel from April In a landmark ruling, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has said it will scrap legislation which requires a human to be in the driver’s seat while …

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Trillium CNG moves into hydrogen

Source: Trillium CNG

CNG supplier Trillium to expand its services to include hydrogen fuel stations, as well as solar installation and EV charging infrastructure The US’ Trillium CNG, a supplier of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fuelling facilities, is expanding its services into hydrogen infrastructure. The company announced on February 6 that it …

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California governor backs new ZEVs mandate

Street traffic in Los Angeles, California.

California Governor Jerry Brown signs a new executive order calling for 5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on state roads by 2030 California, already the spiritual home of the electric car, is now pushing for an even more aggressive uptake of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). State governor Edmund Brown last week signed …

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SDG&E backs charging roll-out for trucks

SDG&E CEO Caroline Winn makes the Jan 11 announcement.

California utility SDG&E has submitted a series of proposals to the local regulator that would see large charging infrastructure increased, as well as a solar-powered school bus pilot California, already cemented as one of the global centres of EV innovation and adoption, is continuing to ensure its reputation is upheld. …

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EV Charge Network program launched in California

EV Charge Network program

The three-year program officially starts in 2018 with a budget of US$130 million In the first quarter of 2018,  Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will begin installing new EV chargers in partnership with business customers, the first of which is Merced College. “Merced College’s Los Banos Campus is excited …

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