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.”

Source: WAVE


Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine

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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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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Karma shows 3 plug-in vehicles at Shanghai auto show

California-based Karma Automotive presented 3 new vehicles
at the recent Shanghai auto show. Karma’s “Shanghai Big Three” are: the 2020
Karma Revero GT, a PHEV that features a BMW three-cylinder in-line gas engine;
the Karma Pininfarina GT coupe, a version of the Revero GT with a new body
style, panels and interior designed by Italian design house Pininfarina; and the
Karma SC1 Vision Concept, a fully electric roadster.

“This is the first major auto presence for Karma in China, and marks a significant moment by ushering in a new era for the company,” said Karma CEO Dr. Lance Zhou.

Karma, which was salvaged from the former Fisker in 2014 by
the Wanxiang Group, now employs nearly 1,000 people at four sites in
California, Michigan and Hangzhou, China.

Dr. Zhou explained the company’s “open-platform” philosophy: “We will use partnerships with like-minded collaborators to accelerate our progress by acquiring and developing key technologies important to connectivity, performance, artificial intelligence, shared mobility platforms and electrification. Partners can use our product platform as an incubator to test and prove their new innovations, and likewise, our engineering and design resources can be offered to help other partners advance their needs.”

Source: Karma Automotive


Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine