NEWSNOTES | June 1, 2022
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | June 1, 2022

NEWSNOTES | June 1, 2022

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 / Kimberly Taylor

The pace of electrification is about to speed up as WattEV is building a network of charging hubs for electric trucks. The California-based company has broken ground and their aim is to have a gigawatt of charging capacity to support 12,000 of its own trucks by 2030.

WAVE continues to innovate, too, with its wireless charging technology. Clean Technica caught up with WAVE CEO Aaron Gillmore who explained the basics of how wireless charging works and why it is an elegant solution for trucks and buses.

One of my highlights this year was when Allison Transmission gave a few of us from CALSTART a tour of its new Vehicle Electrification and Environmental Test Center. Allison uses it not only for their product testing, but they invite outside users in to do everything from simulated road tests to high-speed charging for the testing of hybrid, electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles.

BAE Systems is in the electric propulsion and accessory power systems business for transit buses. Bus maker Hometown Manufacturing is now collaborating with BAE to bring their zero-emission vehicles to market. Boulder, Colorado company Microgrid Labs develops and installs integrated fleet electrification solutions. The company has been invited to take part in the Transit Tech Lab, an accelerator program led by New York City and Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

As transit agencies continue to look at zero-emission transportation options, one priority is deciding how to build resiliency into their planning. Mass Transit points to Enel X and their energy management software that analyzes real-time energy and utility bill data as well as improved performance. The article looks at steps transit agencies can take to plan for a resilient electric bus fleet.

DHL is known globally as a reliable and fast logistics service provider. Their latest news is an order of 44 electric trucks from Volvo.  The deal is more than a purchase, though, as Volvo has committed to working with the company to maximize the benefits of the technology.

Eberspaecher, an international auto supplier, is announcing this week at the Hannover Messe trade show that they have a new system for hydrogen internal combustion engines. Eberspaecher North America offers a wide range of products for climate management in cars, trucks, vans, tractors, and specialty vehicles.

If you can’t get enough of all that’s new in the clean transportation space, mark your calendar for July 25-26 in Buffalo, New York. CALSTART and the Trucking Association of New York (TANY) present the second annual Clean Trucks NY Conference and you can check it out here. For something a little sooner than that check out the CARB and CALSTART first ever Zero-Emission Truck Showcase and Ride and Drive on June 8 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. For more information on the agenda and the vehicles that will be displayed, click here. All are invited but the deadline to sign up is this Friday, June 3.



WattEV Building a Network of Charging Hubs, ChargedEVs |

Wireless Charging With WAVE, CleanTechnica |

Allison Transmission Innovation, Indianapolis Business Journal |

Hometown Manufacturing Collaborates with BAE, Metro |

Microgrid Labs Selected for Public Transportation Accelerator, Daily Camera |

How to Build Resilience into Electric Bus Plans, Mass Transit |

DHL Orders Volvo Electric Trucks, Clean Technica |

Eberspaecher Unveils Exhaust System for Hydrogen Engines, FleetOwner |

Clean Trucks New York, TANY | Clean Trucks NY (

CARB and CALSTART Zero Emission Trucks Showcase, CALSTART |