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An SC school district talks through its transition to electric buses – with Proterra

In late October, the EPA announced nearly $1 billion was awarded through the Clean School Bus Rebate Lottery program to support 389 school districts across the country with their school bus electrification projects. The intention of this program is to accelerate electrification by giving schools the financial resources to transition their diesel bus fleets to all-electric.  On this episode

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Reimagining the all-electric delivery walk-in van – with The Shyft Group

What do you do when you’re given a $1 million check to find an integrated Class 3-5 EV chassis? If you’re working with The Shyft Group, you ask for $8 million more to develop one yourself. The Shyft Group is betting that by designing and manufacturing its own Class 3-5 Blue Arc chassis and bodies

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Are EVs right for you? There’s a tool for that – with Geotab

Everyone is talking about EVs, so getting caught up in the hype is easy. The problem is, EVs aren’t yet suitable for every use case, and jumping into electrifying your fleet with eyes closed can have severe consequences. There’s so much to think about: What are your routes? What infrastructure do you need? How much

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Why ‘charging-as-a-service’ are more than buzzwords – with Voltera

EV charging is easier said than done, and it’s one of the biggest hurdles to successful full-scale EV adoption. Now, imagine you own a fleet of electrified vehicles. If you don’t have the right infrastructure in place, your what-seemed-to-be solid EV investment is now one built on sand. On the surface, it can seem like

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Volvo Trucks let us drive a VNR Class 8 electric truck

The best way to explain what it’s like to drive an electrified vehicle is to convince them to get behind the wheel, and that’s exactly what Volvo Trucks North America recently did for us during its Electromobility Summit in Dublin, Va. The one-pedal driving, the instant torque, the regen braking… we get the full experience

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Turning EV charging into a new revenue source – with Navistar

You know that old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”? Keep that one in the back of your head as you watch this week’s episode, because when it comes to installing charging infrastructure at scale, chances are you won’t get far if you give up early on. It isn’t easy. Installing

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Why EVs need a 12V battery – with Advance Auto Parts

When people start talking about EVs, the big ol’ lithium-ion battery tends to get a lot of the limelight. But EVs have dozens of other components needed to make them operate as expected, including another, smaller battery. Just like a car with an internal combustion engine, most EVs require a 12V battery in addition to

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The electric last mile

Here’s the definitive truth: As the technology stands today, electric vehicles are a fantastic fit for some applications and not so great for others. Last-mile delivery, those routes that bring a product from the warehouse shelf to the customer’s doorstep, happens to fall into that first category. EVs fit in so well here because last-mile

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What installing EV infrastructure REALLY takes – MD7 interview

For electric vehicles to ultimately work – I mean really work, at scale – it’s going to take so much more than a fancy-looking new car or truck with a fancy new integrated electric powertrain parked in every driveway across the nation. There’s an underground component to this whole thing too, both metaphorically and literally. It

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Time to embrace some EV realities

There’s a moment when you’ve been working toward something where that “something” becomes very real and all the excitement you used to feel about it takes a back seat to the challenges that lie ahead. Moving forward means taking a deep breath, swallowing hard and remembering why you started down this path in the first

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Is solar the future of EV transport? Sono Motors CEO says yes

Sono Motors might be on to something. The idea is that if a solar-powered electric vehicle can recharge its battery via the sun equal to a driver’s average commute time, the driver will never have to worry about range anxiety creeping into their consciousness ever again. And that’s the goal of the Sono Sion, the

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Where are the EV technicians?

Hey, EVs need maintenance and repairs too. But, working on an EV shouldn’t be done by just anyone – it takes a very particular set of skills (perhaps even skills acquired over a very long career). These vehicles aren’t your grandfather’s, working via internal combustion engines, and it takes a skilled technician to know how

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