NEWSNOTES | November 16, 2022
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | November 16, 2022

NEWSNOTES | November 16, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 / Kimberly Taylor

U.S. American battery recycling provider Cirba Solutions has extended an agreement with General Motors to recycle EV lithium-ion batteries generated by manufacturing and research at select GM facilities through 2024. Cirba Solutions operates six facilities, including two active lithium-ion processing sites. GM is also in a partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric to explore Vehicle-to-Grid and Vehicle-to-Home Technology to learn more about how EVs, chargers and batteries can enhance energy reliability and build grid resiliency. Both parties are signatories to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) memorandum of understanding.

San Francisco-based EV Realty has raised $28 million to build charging depots for vehicle fleets. The company is developing grid-scale charging infrastructure designed for fleet customers in key commerce hubs and last-mile routes. Prologis, another San Francisco-based company, continues to install dozens of electric truck charging installations on its logistics properties. They’ve unveiled two installations at two large sites in California which will allow them to simultaneously charge up to 38 of its Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 battery-electric trucks.

 Volvo Trucks North America and sister company Mack Trucks are joining with Pilot Company, operator of Pilot and Flying J trucking-oriented travel centers, to develop a public network of charging stations for trucks. Pilot and Flying J have over 800 travel centers in 44 U.S. states.

Bollinger Motors, a U.S. EV manufacturer has named Our Next Energy (One) as a new battery supplier. ONE will supply modular linkable Aries battery packs to power its all-electric commercial platforms and chassis cabs. The packs will be built in Michigan. And, in another partnership, CAKE electric motorcycles and Volta Trucks have joined together to provide electric mobile micro hub for last mile delivery. Their aim is to decarbonize and decongest city centers. The first trial is planned early next year in Paris.

Are electric trucks unstoppable? Yes, says Sam Becker with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). EDF’s analysis of medium-and heavy-duty fleets finds that there has been an almost 8500% increase in zero-emission deployments in the last 5 years. A lot of the demand is from large fleets like Amazon, FedEx, and Walmart but fleets of all sizes are beginning to transition as well. Are you looking for a tool that helps analyze the truck market? CALSTART is there for you with a new Zero-Emission Technology Inventory Data Explorer which you can find here.

There’s another Zeti out there and this one is a London and Santa Monica, CA-based provider of financial services technology to manage consumption-based EV and infrastructure financing. Toyota Ventures has invested in the company which acts as a marketplace for financiers to deploy capital into clean, connected vehicle fleets.

There’s nothing more gratifying than watching companies grow from a concept to a full-blown market participant. INVESTORPLACE is out with 7 EV stocks to investigate buying and the list includes CALSTART members Proterra, BYD, Volvo, Blink Charging and GreenPower Motor. Long may they thrive!



Cirba Solutions Strengthens Ties with GM, recycling today |

SDG&E and GM Explore Vehicle to Grid, T&D World |

EV Realty Receives $28 Million Investment, NGT News |

Prologis Power Ahead with Two EV Truck Charging Installations, |

Volvo to Help Create Charging Network for Big Rigs, Greensboro News |

Our Next Energy to Supply EV Batteries to Bollinger, Crain’s Detroit Business|

Volta Trucks and CAKE Team Up on Last-Mile Deliveries, RideApart |

The Unstoppable Rise of Electric Truck Fleets, Environmental Defense Fund|

CALSTART Launches New ZETI Data Explorer Tool, Sustainable Bus |

Zeti Receives Investment from Toyota, FinSMEs|

 7 EV Stocks to Buy for The Coming Electric Bus Boom, INVESTORPLACE |