NEWSNOTES | May 19, 2021
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | May 19, 2021

NEWSNOTES | May 19, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 / Kimberly Taylor

Israeli-based ElectReon has joined the Italian Arena of the Future project to demonstrate contactless electric vehicle (EV) charging. The company, which is active in the United States, provides inductive in-road charging technology for commercial and passenger EVs. CALSTART member Ideanomics is a financial technology company that has just signed an agreement with US Hybrid to acquire them. US Hybrid has been around for 22-years and provides components, drivetrains and fuel cells to medium- and heavy-duty commercial fleet operators. The acquisition extends Ideanomics capabilities in zero-emission transportation.

Looking for an electric minibus with a price tag you can afford? Check out Canoo’s 2022 offering, which they are calling a “Lifestyle Vehicle” for under $35,000 and that’s before tax incentives. In 2023 the company is planning to announce a pickup truck model at 200-plus miles.

Speaking of pickup trucks, Ford unveiled its new electric F-150 Lightning pickup yesterday as President Joe Biden visited the Michigan plant that will produce the vehicle. The official reveal will be at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time. Having a hard time tracking all of the pickup models coming to market? Road|Show is here to help as they have compiled a complete list of all the pickups expected in the near future. CALSTART members on the list include the Ford F-150 Lightning, Chevy Silverado EV, GMC Hummer EV, Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, Bollinger B2, and the Lordstown Endurance.

The Lion roars again and this time with news of winning an order of 260 electric school buses. Lion Electric, the Canadian commercial vehicle manufacturer, just won its largest order from First Student. Deliveries are expected to begin during the last half of this year.

On Tuesday, June 8, $165 million for voucher requests will be available but only half will be released that day with the other half released on August 10. BYD has announced that buyers of its line of American-made battery-electric transit buses, motor coaches, and heavy-duty trucks will be eligible for the funds through the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP). 

Autocar has introduced an emissions-free, all-electric version of its Autocar ACTT terminal tractor, which will be available later this year. The tractor is designed for trailers and containers at distribution centers, warehouse/trucking yards, industrial operations, intermodal/rail terminals, and port terminals.

Renewable Diesel (RD) reduces greenhouse gas emissions and Neste, the world’s leading producer of  RD and the largest supplier of it in California, is opening two new Neste fueling stations which are strategically placed near major commercial freight routes.

Michigan-based Stantec is no stranger to innovation and the company has announced they are bringing autonomous shuttles to the Las Vegas medical district to serve hospitals, clinics, and the University of Nevada and medical school. The shuttles will go from downtown to the medical district and will be replicable city-wide providing potential long-term mobility solutions for the Las Vegas Valley.




Electreon to Join ‘Arena of the Future” Project in Italy, Autocar Pro -

Ideanomics Acquires US Hybrid, NGT News -

Canoo’s Electric Minibus, The Drive -

Ford Reveals New Electric Pickup, CNBC -

Every Electric Pickup Truck Coming, Road|Show -

ZE School Bus Order of 260 Buses, electrive -

BYD Buses, Trucks Eligible for $165M in HVIP Money, Yahoo Finance -

Autocar Launches Electric Terminal Tractor, Heavy Duty Trucking -

RD, Biodiesel Cut GHG Emissions in California, Heavy Duty Trucking -

Stantec to Lead AV Deployment in Las Vegas, Mass Transit -