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Lightning Systems wins California ZEV approval for its electric vans

Lightning systems van

Lightning Systems receives approval for its Ford Transit 350 HD conversion  Lightning Systems has received an executive order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the zero-emissions Lightning Electric model for Ford Transit. Lightning Electric is a battery-electric drivetrain package for the Ford Transit 350HD, a product used extensively by …

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New York Governor announces US$250 million investment in EVs


The initiative, through state funding and co-investments with the private sector, aims to make EVs more ‘user-friendly for all’ New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans for a US$250 million investment in the future of EVs, with an initiative which will focus on aggressively accelerating New Yorkers’ adoption of …

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Airport Valet Express to purchase 12 AVM electric vehicles

An AVM bus

Airport Valet Express will purchase 12 of AVM’s all-electric vans and SUVs to support service for the 120-mile route between Bakersfield, California and Los Angeles International Airport. AVM has announced a memo of understanding with Airport Valet Express to purchase 12 of AVM’s all-electric vans and SUVs. Airport Valet Express …

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MCI electric coach hits North American highways

ICE-powered MCI J4500.

The long-range, all-electric J4500e coach is scheduled for full production in January 2020 Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of Canada’s New Flyer Industries, has announced that its all-electric J4500e prototype successfully completed a phase one testing. The coach demonstrated a flawless run at low and high speeds up to …

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ROUSH CleanTech offers fully electric Ford F-650

2018 Ford F-650

ROUSH CleanTech offers a Ford F-650 medium-duty truck powered solely by a battery-electric powertrain ROUSH CleanTech – an automotive developer focused on alternative fuel vehicles – has unveiled all-electric Ford F-650. This the first time that the company, which has traditionally marketed propane autogas and compressed natural gas (CNG) models, …

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Peterbilt to build Class 8 e-trucks with Meritor

Peterbilt 520 electric refuse truck

Meritor will supply electric drivetrain systems for two Peterbilt EV platforms through its alliance with TransPower Drivetrain and braking supplier Meritor has signed a new supply deal with Texas-based truck manufacturer Peterbilt. Meritor will provide systems for Peterbilt’s EV platforms, including for 12 Peterbilt all-electric Class 8 Model 579 day cab …

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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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