Theresa Lovrak, Author at The Buzz - Electric Vehicle News
Time for a Ford Pro F-150 Lightning test drive

For two hours, we explored the hills of vineyards in Sonoma County from behind the wheel of a new Ford Pro F-150 Lightning.

The Mercedes super fuel-efficient concept EV is super cool

Engineers say natural elements and naturally produced materials inspired the vehicle’s look and performance.

Ideanomics partners with InoBat to collaborate on EV batteries

Ideanomics, a company that accelerates the commercial adoption of electric vehicles, announced its investment in InoBat Auto, a European-based premium battery technology and manufacturing company. The funding will support the completion of InoBat’s R&D center and pilot battery plant located in Voderady, Slovakia by the end of 2022. In conjunction with the investment, Ideanomics and InoBat will also collaborate to develop, produce and

Hyzon Motors provides update on 2021 deliveries

Hyzon Motors Inc. announced the delivery of 87 fuel cell powered heavy-duty vehicles in 2021 under commercial sales agreements. These deliveries do not include any trial leases. The 2021 shipments exceeded the forecast of 85 fuel cell vehicle deliveries set by the company in February 2021, prior to the deteriorating global supply chain seriously impacting

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Audi RS Q e-tron competes at Dakar Rally

Three Audi RS Q e-tron rally cars raced in the off-road Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. “Our driver teams won four stages and clinched a total of 14 podium results in the daily classifications. This clearly exceeds our expectations for the first Dakar participation,” says Julius Seebach, managing director of Audi Sport GmbH and responsible

REE tests ultra-modular EV truck & bus chassis

REE Automotive Ltd. announced it is commencing trials of its P7 platform designed for commercial delivery vehicles and walk-in vans. The P7 platform, targeted to a U.S.-based delivery van program, was designed based on functional and operational specifications from one of the world’s largest delivery companies, the company says. The company says the P7 modular

Evaluating hydrogen fuel infrastructure in the U.S.

The good? Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle range is very close to diesel. The bad? The infrastructure isn’t close to adequate.

Affinity Truck Center in Fresno is now EV certified

Mack Trucks dealer Affinity Truck Center recently received Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer status at its Fresno, California, dealership. The designation allows Affinity Truck Center to support the Mack LR Electric refuse vehicle. To achieve EV certification, dealers are required to meet numerous safety, charging, infrastructure, tooling and training requirements. Updates to the facility also

ZETA says high gas prices show how EVs are affordable now

The Zero Emission Transportation Association’s (ZETA) recent analysis of electric vehicle costs across sixteen states shows that electric vehicles are saving and will continue to save consumers money on gas and maintenance costs, which are inherent to traditional gas-powered vehicles as prices at the pump stay high and unpredictable for customers into the new year.

Mack Trucks launches Vehicle-as-a-Service for BEVs

Mack Trucks and Mack Financial Services (MFS) launched an all-inclusive Vehicle-as-a-Service (VaaS) program to help simplify the purchase process and help customers better manage expenses associated with acquiring the Mack LR Electric battery electric vehicle (BEV), Mack says. VaaS includes the vehicle chassis, the refuse body, applicable taxes and a comprehensive vehicle protection plan – the Mack Ultra Service

CALSTART receives CEC funding to develop megawatt truck charging

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and CALSTART have been awarded $13 million from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to jump-start California’s high-power charging infrastructure for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The two organizations will lead this collaboration to launch the country’s first zero-emission, freight-charging corridor network. The multi-phase project, Research Hub for Electric Technologies in

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Three ways EV charging is changing

As chargers become more plentiful and commonplace, manufacturers are not necessarily sticking with the status quo.