NEWSNOTES | January 17, 2024
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | January 17, 2024

NEWSNOTES | January 17, 2024

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 / Kimberly Taylor

WAVE Charging continues its work on their ultra-fast wireless charging system. The company is partnering with Cummins Inc., Venture Logistics, and the US Department of Energy (DOE) to deploy and demonstrate the charger to move cargo at a Venture Logistics facility in the Midwest. Later this quarter the WAVE system will provide power to two of Venture’s semi-trucks.

Israel-based REE Automotive has received permission to start delivering an electric truck named P7-C to customers in the United States. The company has completed its US certification and Pritchard EV is the first to receive the P7-C demonstration truck for a roadshow with its large fleet customers. Mullen Automotive, one of CALSTART’s newest members is bringing an EV solution for Class 3 vehicle upfit and it’s available to commercial fleet customers for evaluation and pilot programs.  The completion of their light-weight service truck body for the Mullen Three, was developed in collaboration with Phenix Truck Bodies and Van Equipment, as well as Knapheide Manufacturing.

Italy’s Iveco has won a $326 million contract to supply more than four hundred electric buses to the city of Rome. This is its largest order for zero-emission vehicles in the country.

IMC is the largest company in the U.S. hauling containers from ports to warehouses. The company has just ordered 50 Nikola fuel-cell trucks for its operations in California, Arizona and Nevada. Truck maker Xos is making news today after obtaining a $48.5 million capital infusion from serial e-mobility investor ElectraMeccanica. Xos delivered 110 trucks to customers in the fourth quarter of last year including FedEx Ground, UPS and Loomis.

Welcome back Volta Trucks!. The Swedish manufacturer is returning to the market having weathered their battery supplier, Proterra, entered a Chapter 11 process. The company promises to share more information soon about its ‘Phoenix Project.’ Phoenix Motor (not to be confused with Phoenix Project) has completed its acquisition of the Proterra Transit business line from Proterra Inc. and Proterra Operating Company Inc. The acquisition means that Phoenix will add heavy-duty transit buses to its existing product line of medium-duty shuttle and school buses.

It is time to mark your calendar. February 11-14 is the date when you can join Clean Cities Coordinators and their stakeholders on Capitol Hill for the annual Energy Independence Summit. Everyone is welcome to join to learn about everything from federal funding to be rolled out in 2024 to meeting with House and Senate offices.

Finally, CALSTART members should be on the lookout for an invitation to join EV fleet charging solutions provider Electrada and CALSTART as we host a welcome reception in Indianapolis in advance of the Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show on Monday, March 4.




500kW Wireless Electric Truck Charging, electrek |

REE Begins Deliveries of P7-C Electric Truck, Renewable Energy Magazine |

Announcing the Electric Mullen Three, Fleet Equipment Magazine |

Iveco to Supply 411 EV Buses in Rome, Italy, NGT News |

IMC Orders 50 Fuel Cell Nikola Trucks, Hydrogeninsight |

XOS Acquires ElectraMeccanica In All-Stock Deal, KTAR News |

Volta Trucks Gets New Owner, The Loadstar |

Phoenix Completes Proterra Transit Acquisition, Metro |

Energy Independence Summit 2024, Transportation Energy Partners |

Save the Date-Electrada, CALSTART Reception Electrada |