Wrightbus to use Supercaps by Skeleton Technologies
Wrightbus has turned to Skeleton Technologies to give them the first chance at commercialising their latest ultracapacitors. The Estonian company and Northern Ireland’s Wrightbus are gearing up for testing in fuel cell buses.Weiterlesen
Chicago, Northern Ireland, New Hampshire, Toyota, Fastned.
Electric bus fleet: Chicago’s Transit Authority (CTA) has got permission to use an 8.1m federal grant to buy 27 electric buses instead of the initially planned 26 hybrids. CTA intends to further its experiences with electric buses to ultimately decide on the bus mix for its next procurement in 2020, when 1,000 new buses will have be purchased. If the EVs prove worthy, more than half of the fleet could be electrified at once.
Charging conflict: 41 of Northern Ireland’s 336 chargers are not working. Furthermore, some of the remaining chargers stand on premises that close over night or in privately owned carparks, even though the stations were paid for with public money. Authorities are investigating the issue.
Taking Liberties: New Hampshire’s Liberty Utilities turned to the Public Utilities Commission for questions about the resale of electricity at its EV charging stations, as EV drivers felt they paid too much when charged by time. Current regulation forbids the resale of electricity at a per-kWh-rate by third parties and Liberty wants to change that.
Business case: Toyota offers two new versions of its RAV4 in the UK, targeting the fleet market. The Business Edition and Business Edition Plus offer Cruise Control and satellite navigation, while the Plus version also features LED lights in the front and rear. The Japanese hope to sell 1,250 diesel and just as many hybrids.
Fast growth: Dutch infrastructure provider Fastned, says it increased its revenue by over 340 percent in the last quarter compared to the fourth quarter of 2014. The volume of kWh delivered at its 50 fast-charging stations in the Netherlands increased by 374%.