NEWSNOTES | January 5, 2022
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | January 5, 2022

NEWSNOTES | January 5, 2022

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 / Kimberly Taylor

California’s Advanced Clean Trucks Rule is gaining traction around the country with New York and Massachusetts joining most recently.  The California regulation mandates increased zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) truck sales beginning with Model Year 2025 and increasing through Model Year 2035. Other states that have adopted the regulation include New Jersey, Washington, and Oregon.

Battery costs are a key element as manufacturers go to market with new trucks. CALSTART has released a report, authored by consulting firm Yunev, that offers a look at the current state of battery sourcing, supply chain considerations, and the factors impacting battery costs.

Prologis, the largest logistics real estate company in the world, has hired Susan Uthayakumar as their new chief sustainability and energy officer. Her primary focus is on building out more sustainable shipping and supply chain infrastructure. Prologis is a significant investor in warehouse-based EV charging infrastructure.

ENGIE North America is accelerating sustainability transformation through broad adoption of eMobility solutions for schools, transit, and commercial fleets. They’ve entered into a co-marketing agreement with Stem, a leader in artificial intelligence-driven energy storage software. The offering will combine Stem’s energy storage software, Athena, with ENGIE’s EV charging solution.

Lightning eMotors which manufactures EVs has released the Lightning eChassis, a rolling chassis purpose-built for commercial EV application. The chassis was developed with Metalsa and will be available for class 4 and class 5 commercial electric configurations.

AmpUp is an EV software company and network provider that enables drivers, hosts, and fleets to manage multiple charge stations and locations in one platform. The company has unveiled AmpUp Fleet Manager which is designed to be scalable to meet client’s needs, from a few EVs to hundreds.

A Michigan startup with a prototype battery and a Tesla Model S has demonstrated the power of a very long-range battery pack. Michigan startup Our Next Energy (ONE) is working to accelerate electrification by improving battery range, safety, and cost. Most recently ONE retrofitted a Tesla Model S with a battery holding twice the energy of Tesla’s original and covered 752 miles on a single charge.

Attention OEM’s and suppliers-there’s a Buy America Request for Information (ROI) that’s been issued by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The agencies want to hear from stakeholders about EV chargers manufactured/assembled in America and whether they comply with Buy America standards. The deadline for comments is Monday, January 10.

With the number of electric cars, buses, vans, and heavy trucks on roads expected to rise from the 10 million we have now to 145 million by the end of the decade (according to the International Energy Agency), WIRED declares the time for EV’s has come. Along with the declaration is a list of their favorite models hitting the roads this year and Audi, Ford, GM, Rivian, Toyota, Bollinger, Canoo and Tesla are among them.




Six States Now Committed to Zero-Emission Truck Rules, HDT |

Key Factors Driving the EV Battery Market, Metro Magazine |

Prologis Appoints New Sustainability Head to Lead Decarbonization Push, BISNOW |

Stem Announces Agreement with ENGIE North America, The Bakersfield Californian

Lightning eMotors Unveils Its New eChassis, Electrek

AmpUp Debuts New EV Fleet Charging Solution, NGT News

Tesla Model S Goes 752 Miles with Battery from Our Next Energy, CarandDriver |

Buy America RFI, U.S. Department of Transportation |

The 18 Best EVs Coming in 2022, Wired |