DOE awards WAVE $8.4 million to develop charging platform for EV drayage truck

The DOE has awarded $8.4 million to EV technology company WAVE (Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification) to develop and deploy high-power, fact-charging technology for EV drayage trucks at the Port of Los Angeles.

WAVE will partner with Cummins, Schneider Electric, Utah State University and Total Transportation Services (TTSI) to develop a 500 kW wireless inductive charger , which transfers power from a charging pad to a receiving pad mounted on the vehicle’s undercarriage. The technology will be designed to allow TTSI’s EV drayage trucks to charge during cargo loading and unloading stops.

WAVE CEO Michael Masquelier said, “This is a critical technology because battery electric commercial vehicles will play an important role in improving air quality in cities and ports, but charging infrastructure can be a barrier to their adoption.”

TTSI founder and CEO Victor La Rosa said, “This is an important step in TTSI’s innovative push to reduce emissions throughout its terminal operations. Data gathered from this project will provide critical insights not only to TTSI but also to the port and freight sectors at large. The model that we are building will form a blueprint that any port operator looking to significantly reduce emissions can follow.”

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ElectrifyNY activists seek state transition to fully electric vehicle fleets by 2040

ElectrifyNY, a coalition of environmental, transit, and social justice advocates, is calling for New York state and its municipalities to fully transition to electric vehicles by 2040.

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Tesla is launching Model 3 RHD next week, starting with the UK

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker is going to launch the Model 3 right-hand drive (RHD) next week. They will start by opening orders in the UK and expand to other RHD markets from there. more…


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EGEB: Tesla’s solar slide, caffeinated solar cells, Texas renewable subsidies, and more

In today’s EGEB:

  • Tesla’s energy revenue and solar installations continue their slide.
  • Researchers add caffeine to perovskites for improved solar performance.
  • Texas legislators take aim at subsidies for renewables.
  • A new wind farm in fossil fuel-focused Russia.

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Bentley not sold on electric, planning plug-in hybrids for full lineup

Bentley Continental GT V8The ultra-luxury carmaker Bentley is at work on a new model strategy, and fully electric vehicles might not play as much of a part on it as the company had previously hinted. The company, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, will reveal more about its future direction in July, corresponding with its 100th anniversary, according to a report…
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Review: Ride1Up Roadster Ghost electric bicycle is a great e-bike for under $1,000

While I enjoy riding around on $4,000 electric bicycles as much as the next guy, I know that such bikes have a more limited market. Budget-level electric bicycles in the sub-$1,000 range are a lot easier for us average Joes to justify.

But sometimes it can be hard to find an e-bike that is cheap on price without being cheap on quality. After spending some good saddle time on the Roadster Ghost from Ride1Up though, I think I’ve found a great entry-level e-bike for those looking to save a few (or a pile of) bucks.

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