Custom Nissan Leaf caught on video in Japan. Shell's plans to dig for Arctic oil. The Ford F-150 has been acknowledged for its lightness. Heavy-duty diesel trucks continue to improve environmental performance.
Aldi Offers Free EV Charging In Germany; DOE Funds Algal Biofuel Projects
BMW's electric truck will move parts through Munich. Aldi installs fast chargers at 50 locations in Germany. London's double-decker EV bus is made by BYD. DOE funds projects to reduce algal biofuel prices.
San Antonio might mix the modern with the classic through an $80-million project to have as many as 80 electric trolleys with classic styling servicing the city. The company making them claims up to a 140-mile range for the vehicles.
Ford's 2016 model-year updates for the Transit van include available dual sliding doors and Sync 3 infotainment, while the Transit Connect offers second-row bucket seats and a flex-fuel capable engine.
NHTSA is publishing its final mandate to add electronic stability control to semi trucks and large buses. The rule takes effect for big rigs in two years. Depending on size, buses get three or four years to comply.
A miscalibrated speed limiter has caused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall a small number of Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs with dualie axles and Hemi V8s, along with a second recall for Dodge Challengers to have their airbags rebolted.
Smith, FDG Form Joint Venture For Commercial EVs In US
Pennsylvania is extending its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program. Smith Electric Vehicles and FDG Electric Vehicles have formed a joint venture to build commercial EVs for US fleets. Zero Motorcycles will match the $1 million grant awarded from the California Energy Commission for R&D and assembly at its Santa Cruz headquarters.
Eseye Handling Connectivity For The New Motion Charging Network
Solaris is building an 80-foot bus powered by a Ballard fuel cell module. Eseye is now handling connectivity for The New Motion charging network in Europe. Zero begins selling electric motorcycles in Italy.