NEWSNOTES | May 25, 2022
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | May 25, 2022

NEWSNOTES | May 25, 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 / Kimberly Taylor

Michigan is innovating once again in clean transportation and the City of Detroit in partnership with Proterra has purchased four electric buses.  The buses are funded through a federal grant as part of a pilot program. CALSTART member Stantec is featured in Metro Magazine talking about transit agencies and the focus on inclusion, equity, and issues of adding electric buses to a fleet. Greg Rodriguez is Stantec’s mobility policy principal and in addition to getting riders back, he said a priority is strategy development around the evolution of the mobility ecosystem. CALSTART is pleased to be working closely with Stantec on furthering our connected and automated activity.

There is nothing like an announcement containing the words $500 million in funding to catch people’s attention. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced their first round of funding for electric school buses as part of the bipartisan infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). What does that mean? CALSTART’s Jared Schnader and Rachel Chard offer helpful information for fleets who want to better understand the opportunity including help from CALSTART in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to help U.S. School Districts take advantage of this opportunity.

The IIJA will also allocate over $7.5 billion to Northeast states to further reduce emissions. There will be a webinar on Tuesday, May 31 presented by CALSTART staff as well as Proterra, ChargePoint, and Via on how government agencies can take advantage of the offerings through IIJA funding.

It is time to highlight a few new CALSTART members. Stable (enterprise software platform) in partnership with Enel X Way (smart EV charging solutions) are partnering to optimize EV charging site selection as Enel X Way's charging network expansion is rolled out across North America. Market growth is top of mind for Hendrickson International which is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of everything from axle and brake systems to medium and heavy-duty mechanical and air suspensions. They have expanded their offerings to support the medium-duty electric vehicle segment.

Ree Automotive, headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with footprints in the UK, US, and Germany, specializes in modular EV platforms for B2B transactions. The company is working with JB Poindexter subsidiary, EAVX, on an all-electric walk-in van prototype focused on last-mile delivery in North America.

FleetOwner takes a look at the growing commercial fuel-cell electric vehicle deployments showcasing those at the head of the pack. Cummins, Kenworth, Hyzon and Nikola are all featured as is Symbio, a joint venture between Faurecia and Michelin. Anthony Reyes with Michelin says their fourth-generation fuel cell is ready for commercial vehicles.

Last (but not least) of our new featured members today is Retriev Technologies which is named in a report on the EV battery recycling market. Retriev’s work in battery management and recycling has taken place over decades, processing lithium batteries for over 30 years.




Detroit Public Transit Adds Electric Buses to Fleet, Detroit Free Press |

Stantec Talks Social Equity, Electric Buses, Metro |

EPA Announces $500 Million in Funding for Electric School Buses, Auto Connected Car News |

Navigating the Transition to Electric School Buses, CALSTART |

Clean Transportation in The NE Through IIJA, CALSTART |

Stable and Enel X Way Partner, Businesswire |

Hendrickson Products for Growing EV Market, TruckingInfo |

REE Automotive Shares Update, Electrek |

The Dawn of Hydrogen Trucks, FleetOwner |

EV Battery Recycling Market, The Daily Vale |