Mar 30, 2023 - 12:31 pm
Faraday Future starts production of the FF 91
The Californian electric car start-up Faraday Future has announced the official start of production for its debut model, the FF 91. Although five years later than originally planned, the first units could soon be rolling out to customers.
Mar 30, 2023 - 12:04 pm
Amprius achieves battery energy density of 500 Wh/kg
The Californian battery developer Amprius Technologies says it has increased the energy density of its cells to around 500 Wh/kg or 1,300 Wh/l. Results from the Mobile Power Solutions testing institute have shown that the cells deliver an energy density of 504 Wh/kg or 1,321 Wh/l at 25 degrees Celsius.
Mar 28, 2023 - 11:54 am
Freightliner scores order for over 200 ZEV trucks
Daimler Truck North America has won a deal to deliver 200 zero-emission trucks to Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing. The first five trucks by its US brand Freightliner are already working at EV-heavy ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Mar 22, 2023 - 12:53 pm
California keeps pushing for 100% zero-emissions trucks by 2045
California will have cleaner air than the rest of the US sooner. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to greenlight plans allowing the state to phase out diesel trucks earlier than the rest of the United States and introduce stricter emission regulations.
Mar 3, 2023 - 12:00 pm
Redwood sources 95 per cent of metals from old batteries
Redwood Materials has released an interesting update on its electric and hybrid vehicle battery recycling programme, launched about a year ago in California with partners Ford and Volvo. Redwood has collected and recycled 1,268 end-of-life lithium-ion and nickel-metal hydride battery packs over the past 12 months.
Feb 28, 2023 - 04:01 pm
VinFast to deliver its EVs in the US in March
The Vietnamese electric carmaker VinFast will begin deliveries of its limited edition VF 8 City Edition in the US on 1 March. Initially, the EVs were to be delivered in February. But VinFast first wanted to complete updating the vehicles with the latest software.
Feb 21, 2023 - 03:11 pm
Oshkosh is developing all-electric waste trucks
US waste disposal company Republic Services announces a long-term deal with Oshkosh Corporation. It will start with two electric recycling and waste truck prototypes this autumn and expects EVs to represent half of its new truck purchases in the next five years.
Feb 16, 2023 - 02:54 pm
US foods to procure 30 electric trucks in California
Food delivery company US Foods is adding 30 electric trucks to its fleet this year. These will be used around the company’s distribution centre in La Mirada, California. US Foods has already taken delivery of its first electric truck, an eCascadia from the Daimler truck US brand Freightliner.
Feb 10, 2023 - 04:21 pm
Nikola eligible for CARB voucher programme
Nikola has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its Tre FCEV truck to be eligible for the Board’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) programme.
Feb 8, 2023 - 03:48 pm
2nd Life energy storage in California generates $1m turnover
Los Angeles-based B2U Storage Solutions is currently using 1,300 retired battery packs from old Honda & Nissan electric vehicles at its solar and energy storage facility in Lancaster, California. Now the storage facility has reached an energy content of 25 MWh.
Feb 8, 2023 - 02:58 pm
Endera becomes a shuttle of choice among CALACT members
The US manufacturer Endera will deliver up to 1,000 electric shuttles to over 300 fleet operators in California thanks to a state-wide purchasing contract. It includes options for even more shuttles over the five-year contract period.
Feb 1, 2023 - 02:49 pm
CA: Sonoma County buys more Proterra electric buses
Sonoma County in California announced the purchase of ten battery-electric buses by Proterra to replace ten compressed natural gas buses. The new buses shall arrive in the summer of 2024 and join six other all-electric buses expected to arrive in June.
Jan 30, 2023 - 01:03 pm
B-ON brings on Karma Automotive as production partner
The StreetScooter successor B-ON is cooperating with Karma Automotive to produce electric transporters for the North and South American market. With this in mind, Karma Automotive will start assembling B-ON’s electric vans in California later this year.
Jan 25, 2023 - 04:00 pm
Statevolt settles on Imperial Valley for battery factory
Statevolt has completed its site search for the announced US battery cell factory and has already purchased a plot of land in California. The approximately 55-hectare land is located in the Imperial Valley near the lithium-rich Salton Sea.
Jan 23, 2023 - 01:13 pm
Aptera presents the ‘launch edition’ of its solar trike
The US start-up Aptera Motors has presented the ‘Launch Edition’ of its three-wheeled solar electric car, which the company plans to start producing by the end of 2023. However, the start of production is not yet assured: Aptera needs further capital.
Jan 19, 2023 - 03:05 pm
New JV focuses on truck charging at largest US ports
A new joint venture wants to benefit from California’s bid to transition the trucking industry to zero emission. Forum Mobility, CBRE and Homecoming Capital poured $400 mn into funding the venture and have investors like Amazon already engaged with plans to progress e-trucks as a service this year.
Jan 17, 2023 - 01:22 pm
Nikola to move Romeo battery production to Arizona
After acquiring battery maker Romeo Power last year, Nikola Motor is now relocating its battery production from Cypress, California, to Nikola’s own plant in Coolidge in the state of Arizona. The move is expected to be completed by mid-2023.
Jan 11, 2023 - 02:44 pm
Mazda to reintroduce the MX-30 in California
Mazda will bring back its only electric model to California. After selling out the MX-30 EV last year, Mazda North American Operations announced that the 2023 Mazda MX-30 EV will be available to purchase from California dealerships this spring.
Jan 10, 2023 - 03:26 pm
StoreDot opens research centre in the USA
Israeli battery developer StoreDot has opened its first research centre in the US. The new lab facility is designed to strengthen ties with US-based OEMs and accelerate StoreDot’s battery development.
Jan 2, 2023 - 03:33 pm
Tesla increases 4680 cell production capacities
Tesla can now equip around 1,000 vehicles per week with its new 4680 battery cells. At the end of December, Tesla said it achieved a production rate of 868,000 4680 cells in one week – enough for said approximately 1,000 electric cars.
Dec 15, 2022 - 04:48 pm
California approves $2.9 billion for ZEV infrastructure
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a 2.9 billion US dollar investment plan, primarily to expand infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) in the state. The majority of the budget is to flow into charging points for electric utility vehicles.
Dec 12, 2022 - 02:11 pm
EverCharge is building an EV charger plant in California
EverCharge, now part of the SK Group and a provider of EV charging solutions, announced that it is opening a 30,000-sqft production factory in Hayward, California. Spanning 2787 sqm, the new plant will help EverCharge produce EV chargers for the US market.
Dec 7, 2022 - 03:21 pm
Caltrans orders 399 Tesla Model 3
Tesla has received its largest known order to date from a US federal or state government agency. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has ordered 399 Model 3s in the RWD variant from Tesla.