California Energy Commission Awards Greenkraft and Efficient Drivetrains to Develop CNG-PHEV Truck

Greenkraft Inc., a California-based manufacturer of alternative fuel trucks and alternative fuel systems, announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved Greenkraft’s and Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.’s (EDI) j.. more

Ford’s New Plug-In Electric Vehicles to Talk to Electric Companies via the Cloud

Ford Motor Company will join seven global automakers for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use and improve the.. more

BYD Unveils World’s Largest Battery Electric Vehicle

BYD Motors kicked off the 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in Houston with “The Lancaster,” a new 60-foot articulated battery-electric bus. At BYD’s new product-unveiling ceremony, an i.. more

Honolulu Passengers Get a New Ride with BAE Systems’ HybriDrive

The Department of Transportation Services (DTS) of the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii has selected BAE Systems’ HybriDrive Series-E propulsion system to power four New Flyer Xcelsior® 60-foot, low-floor rapid trans.. more

Nissan Cleans up London with World’s First Car-Powered Graffiti

Nissan is highlighting London’s battle with air quality by using the 100% electric Nissan LEAF to power a striking piece of street art in Waterloo, London that depicts the Capital’s iconic skyline. The car manufacturer commissio.. more

Volvo Launches the All-New Electric Hybrid Bus

Volvo Buses launches its all-new electric hybrid bus, the Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid. Its plug-in technology reduces fuel consumption and CO2 by up to 75%, compared to a conventional diesel bus. Total energy consumption is reduced by 60%. &l.. more

ams Sensor Interface Improves Battery Management Systems in Electric Vehicles

BMW Group decides to adopt ams AG’s integrated automotive sensor interface, AS8510, to provide extremely accurate battery voltage and current measurements in its “i3” series electric vehicles (EVs). The BMW i3 model th.. more