NEWSNOTES | September 8, 2021
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | September 8, 2021

NEWSNOTES | September 8, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 / Kimberly Taylor

The always innovating Amply Power is partnering with the nonprofit WattTime to provide its electric vehicle (EV) bus and truck customers with new decarbonization solutions. Their OMEGA charge management software will equip fleet operators with real-time, historical, and forecasted emissions data and automatically selects charging times that align fleet carbon footprint goals.

Nikola and Bosch are in a partnership with Bosch supplying fuel cell power modules for the Nikola Class 7 and 8 fuel-cell EVs. Assembly will take place at Nikola’s manufacturing facility in Coolidge, Arizona. Bollinger Motors is in expansion mode, too, as they add Class 4 and 5 EVs to their commercial lineup. Their B1 SUV and B2 pickup have been highly anticipated and production of the new truck additions could begin in 2023.

A shout out to Phoenix Motorcars for exceeding 3 million EV miles counting its first, second-and third-generation products. Their first EV delivery was 7 years ago and they continue to deliver to fleets ranging from seaports to airports, public transit agencies and many other customer categories.

34 years ago Dale and Terri Carson launched Complete Coach Works (CCW) with a robust line of transit services. Based in Riverside, CA the company has transitioned to a 100-percent employee-owned company meaning employees will receive company stock as part of their retirement benefits.

All things battery are taking center stage in the news cycle this week.  Proterra, manufacturer of e-commercial vehicles, is focusing on the production of battery systems. They’ve now partnered with LG Energy Solution for US-made battery cells and have extended their supply agreement until 2024.

The promise of solid state batteries for EVs could catapult the market and Toyota is road testing a prototype. The Japanese automaker has committed to spend $13.6 billion on battery technologies over the next 9 years.

Axios is reporting on Brooklyn-based electric mobility company Revel which has partnered with Electric Era to deploy a new battery storage system. Revel is installing battery storage at a New York City charging “superhub.”

There’s an interesting story about California’s Salton Sea and new CALSTART member Controlled Thermal Resources building what would be the region’s first new geothermal facility in more than a decade. At a cost of $520 million the plant would start producing lithium, a key component of rechargeable batteries, in 2024. General Motors has invested in the project.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released the text of its proposed Advanced Clean Fleets regulation which would likely result in significant adoption of battery-electric and fuel cell-powered medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. You can find the key provisions in the plan here. A public hearing on the draft regulation is scheduled for tomorrow and comments are requested by September 27. Registration is required to participate and registration details are available here.



AMPLY Power Integrates WattTime API for GHG Reporting, PR Newswire -

Nikola, Bosch Sign Fuel-Cell Agreement, NGTNews -

Bollinger Motors Expands Commercial Lineup, The Detroit News -

Phoenix Motorcars’ Surpass 3 Million Electric Miles, Yahoo!Finance -

Carson Capital Transitions to Employee Owned Company, AviationPros -

Proterra to Source Battery Cells from LG Energy, electrive -

Toyota Road Testing a Solid State Battery EV, TheDrive -

The Other Job for Batteries in Boosting the EV Market, Axios -

Lithium Fuels Hopes for Salton Sea Revival, autoblog -

CARB Sets Aggressive Targets and Timelines, JDSUPRA -

Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) Public Workshop, CARB -