Consumers may crave electric cars, but fleet operators of trucks and cars are seen as the most promising market to first use electric vehicles on a large scale.
Automotive News reports on a new battery manufacturing contract and plant by A123 Systems.
IC Bus plans to provide 16 hybrid-electric buses to be used by several school districts, and anticipates other states will place orders in coming year.
The American trucking industry could save as much as $10 billion, or 3.4 billion gallons of diesel fuel, with new aerodynamic designs being tested at NASA.
To reduce air pollution, carbon emissions, and gas consumption, the New York City added 70 electric cars to its vehicle fleet.
Lithium-ion battery company's factory is part of its bid to bring large-scale advanced battery manufacturing for electric vehicles and grid storage to the U.S.
Operators of trucks and corporate fleets move slowly but are the leading edge of the move to alternative powertrains, such as electric vehicles and natural gas.
Public-private partnership finds devices added to the nation's trucks could increase fuel efficiency by up to 12 percent, saving the industry more than $10 billion a year.
Two-battery system for hybrid electric bus enables enough power for acceleration, while also providing capacity for sufficient driving range on a single charge, GE says.
A123 Systems, one of the few energy tech companies to go public in recent years, is trying to compete in auto and grid storage with manufacturing scale.