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Cummins unveiled its Class 7 short range electric truck power train this week. Scheduled for production in 2019, it will feature a 145 kWh battery and one hour charge time.
A Proterra E2 electric bus will be part of the shuttle fleet at Zion National Park from August through October. If it performs well, it could begin the transition to an all electric bus fleet at the park.
Honda is finding its focus shifting from the US to China as the Chinese market continues to boom and the US market slows.
Tesla has won a small but significant victory in its legal battle with the state of Michigan. A federal magistrate has enforced a subpoena against two state legislators requiring them to turn over communications from lobbyists opposed to the Tesla direct sales model.
A German environmental minister selected a Tesla Model S as his official car, but returned it after a few months claiming it was too cramped to work in the back seat and too much trouble to keep charged when on official business.
A team at Germany’s TUM has designed and built an all electric car aimed specifically for use on the unpaved roads of sub-Saharan Africa. Local manufacture is planned.
A Tesla Model X recently set the world record for an SUV in the quarter mile, proving once again that electric motors have a big advantage over internal combustion engines in low end torque.
Tesla has pushed a new over the air software update to all Model S 75 and Model X 75 cars that lets them accelerate to 60 mph a full second quicker.
A study of a vehicle to grid plan in Europe finds that owners can earn more than $1,500 a year from a V2G plan and that being hooked up to the grid actually extends the life of a lithium ion battery.
Hyundai says it will have 8 all electric car models available in the coming years, including an electric version of the new Kona SUV and a large luxury sedan similar to the Tesla Model S.
Lithium is critical to making the batteries that will enable the transition to renewable energy, but it is in short supply and competition is fierce. Researchers at Stanford think they have the answer to finding deposits in the US.