NEWSNOTES | September 7, 2022
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | September 7, 2022

NEWSNOTES | September 7, 2022

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 / Kimberly Taylor

There are a lot of helpers out there and 44 Energy is one of them. The company offers deep experience in the development, commercialization, and implementation of transportation strategies. Kudos to Dr. Brad Zigler of 44 Energy who was just elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for his expertise in energy efficient innovation. 

Proterra and ElDorado National California (ENC) are working together on the next generation of electric transit buses. ENC makes commercial vehicles for transit, and they’ve announced a second-generation electric bus using Proterra’s battery tech. Mobility House and Endera are partnering, too, to bring the benefits of EVs and smart charging to commercial transportation. Their commercial fleet charging solution, ChargePilot, is designed to optimize charging. 

You may recall that late last year bp acquired AMPLY Power and their proprietary charging-as-a-service (CaaS) model. Today’s news is that Amply is rebranded as bp pulse. Here’s to Vic Shao, Amply’s founder and CEO, who will become president of bp pulse’s fleet division in the Americas. 

Werner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics provider, and Cummins Inc., a global power solutions provider, signed a letter of intent to purchase five hundred Cummins’ 15-liter hydrogen ICEs upon availability. Cummins will be in Hanover, German this moth displaying their medium- and heavy-duty hydrogen products. 

In NewsNotes a few weeks ago Southern California Gas and Ford were showcased for their new demo partnership to develop an F-550 Super Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck. There are new rumors that Ford is working on a “mystery electric truck” which could be distinctly styled full-size pickup under the F-Series umbrella. When pickup talk is taking place another often mentioned contender is Bollinger Motors which now is presenting the B4 Class 5 and 6 electric trucks. Roush Industries has been chosen as a contract manufacturer. 

Business Insider offers the tantalizing heading “The 8 cheapest electric cars with at least 250 miles of range.” By cheapest, the models they list are all under $50,000. CALSTART members featured on the list include 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV, 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric, 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 SE, 2022 Tesla Model 3, 2022 Kia EV6, and the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select. Most of these vehicles will be on display this month as the North American International Auto Show opens its doors to the public from September 17-25. President Biden plans to be there to advocate for building new battery plants and electric vehicles 

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will increase federal spending on infrastructure by about $550 billion over the next decade, most through grants to state and local governments. Lexology offers a guide to the key energy and infrastructure programs and funding.



 44 Energy’s Brad Zigler Named as ASME Fellow, 44 Energy |

ENC to Source Proterra Batteries for Buses in California, | 

Mobility House and Endera Partner, ChargedEVs | 

AMPLY Rebrands as bp pulse, NGT News | 

Werner to Purchase 500 Cummins’ Hydrogen ICE’s, Seeking Alpha |

Ford Working on Mystery Electric Truck, The Verge | 

Bollinger Presents First MD e-Truck B4, | 

8 Cheapest EVs With at least 250 Miles of Range, Insider | 

Biden Focuses on EVs at Detroit Auto Show, autoblog | 

IIJA: A Guide to Key Energy, Infrastructure Programs and Funding, Lexology |