Electric Trucks and Buses

Reviewing 2019 and Looking Forward to 2020

The electric, shared and smart mobility industry continues to grow at a rapid rate, with advancements in battery technology, charging infrastructure expansion and continuing growth in EV sales. Forth’s Executive Director, Jeff Allen will join AVERE’s Secretary General, Philippe Vangeel to recap the top electric transportation industry news of 2019, as well as give key insights into what’s to come in 2020.  This [...]

Reviewing 2019 and Looking Forward to 20202019-06-20T21:31:04-04:00

Tennessee Sustainable Transportation and Forum Expo

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and Tennessee Clean Fuels (TNCleanFuels) will hold the fifth annual Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo (STF&E) on October 1-2, 2019 at the UT Conference Center in downtown Knoxville, TN. The forum will highlight new research and technologies that improve transportation efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions, and address the mobility needs [...]

Tennessee Sustainable Transportation and Forum Expo2019-07-16T15:54:53-04:00

California to Invest an Additional $70 million in Electric School Buses

On July 17, 2019, The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced a $70 million award for electric school bus purchases. The grant will be allocated across 26 counties throughout the state to accelerate school bus electrification efforts. Lion Electric was chosen as the grant recipient for this round of the CEC's School Bus Replacement Program. [...]

California to Invest an Additional $70 million in Electric School Buses2019-07-19T21:17:03-04:00

California Leads on Electric Utility Investment with a Transportation Equity Focus

Lack of access to charging infrastructure is a primary barrier to EV adoption. Disadvantaged communities (DACs) typically face a harder time accessing charging than other groups, and electric utilities are well-positioned to bring EVs to communities that might not otherwise have charging access through direct investments in infrastructure. The total amount of electric utility investment in DACs [...]

California Leads on Electric Utility Investment with a Transportation Equity Focus2019-07-15T14:22:27-04:00

Proterra Wins Statewide Contract in Virginia

On June 28th, 2019, Proterra was awarded a statewide contract by the Virginia Department of General Services to provide electric buses to transit agencies, universities, and institutions across the state. These stakeholders can now purchase electric buses directly through the pre-established contract. The contract is designed to allow transit agencies in other states to [...]

Proterra Wins Statewide Contract in Virginia2019-07-12T13:49:25-04:00

NY Utilities File a $29 million EV Program and Indiana Michigan Power Files a $2.1 Million Pilot

We missed a few filing updates from May, including a new proposal from Indiana Michigan Power Company and a joint filing from New York State Gas and Electric and Rochester Gas and Electric. Both filings propose new investment in transportation electrification programs.  As a part of the statewide Reforming the Energy Vision initiative, New [...]

NY Utilities File a $29 million EV Program and Indiana Michigan Power Files a $2.1 Million Pilot2019-07-11T14:02:31-04:00

North Carolina Opens $27 Million Funding Round for Bus and Vehicle Replacement and DC Fast Charging

North Carolina announced the opening of its first round of funding for VW Settlement awards on June 17, 2019. RFPs for bus and vehicle replacement and DC fast charging programs will open on July 1, 2019 and close Septemeber 30, 2019. This round of funding includes $24.5 million for bus and vehicle replacement, at [...]

North Carolina Opens $27 Million Funding Round for Bus and Vehicle Replacement and DC Fast Charging2019-06-26T15:13:05-04:00

Virginia to Invest $12 Million in Electric Transit Buses

Governor Northam of Virginia announced on June 24, 2019 that the state is spending $12 million on 17 electric buses and related charging infrastructure. $9 million of this award comes from the VW Settlement and the remainder from the state's transit capital program. Transit agencies in Alexandria, Blacksburg, and Hampton Roads will be the [...]

Virginia to Invest $12 Million in Electric Transit Buses2019-06-24T20:13:27-04:00

Washington Invests $13.3 Million from the VW Settlement for 50 Electric Transit Buses

On June 12, 2019, Washington announced $13.3 million in awards to help transit agencies across the state purchase 50 electric transit buses. Transit agencies in King, Snohomish, Pierce, Clark, Benton and Spokane counties are set to receive up to $300,000 per bus to bring the upfront cost of the buses down to the level [...]

Washington Invests $13.3 Million from the VW Settlement for 50 Electric Transit Buses2019-06-21T20:31:12-04:00

Integrated Mobility Innovation Program Funding Opportunity Webinar

On Tuesday, June 18, at 2 p.m. EDT, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will host a second webinar for potential applicants and other stakeholders interested in the Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) Demonstration Program. FTA staff will provide further information on the application process, key requirements, including data, and will answer frequently asked questions. FTA [...]

Integrated Mobility Innovation Program Funding Opportunity Webinar2019-06-17T13:50:55-04:00