Hippy Van Is Back: Volkswagen Re-Releasing It’s Electric Version

OMG! I want one of these funsy rigs!! Granted, we should show VW little forgiveness for their corrupt diesel cheating scheme, but, if forgiveness is to take place, VW may deserve some credit for their greatly stepped up efforts to enter the EV market. Source: Hippy Van Is Back: Volkswagen Re-Releasing It’s Electric Version Read…

Washington State Officials Study Vessel Electrification in Scandinavia

The good news for operators in the U.S. is that such technologies are advancing quickly, challenges being overcome, and costs are coming down. Vessel electrification has sparked more than a general interest within the U.S. marine industry. A current of energy is flowing as this technology develops and emerges in our fleets. Source: Vessel electrification…

China’s drive to dominate the electric car industry – CBS News

An amazing video that documents the staggering progress that China is making in electric vehicle adoption. Truly worth watching! Holly Williams reports on China’s challenge to the rest of the world’s carmakers, as they will build more than a million electric cars this year. Source: China’s drive to dominate the electric car industry – CBS…

Iceland’s first electrified ferry nearly complete!

While Alaska’s governor seeks to shut down the Alaska Marine Highway System in order to pump up PFD checks, other nations continue to pull ahead in the global electrification race. Iceland’s first electrified ferry, a 70-meter vessel equipped with a 3,000 kWh battery pack, will have a capacity of 550 passengers and 75 cars. Source:…

Construction equipment is going electric…

Allright, I know, these RJ posts lean a bit heavy towards the electric vehicle news. While we are trying to keep these news pieces diverse, the EV realm is really moving…fast. This is truly an exciting industry and one that is very fun to watch. The speed of this change makes me think of those…

Volkswagen Diesel Settlement

Alaska is the beneficiary of $8.125 million from the federal Volkswagen Settlement for Volkswagen’s installation of illegal software in diesel vehicles designed to cheat emission tests. The Alaska Energy Authority is overseeing this beneficiary process in Alaska and recently announced both the process moving forward and the news that southeast Alaska will be receiving $125,000…

Ford Says An Electric F-150 Is Coming | CleanTechnica

“Speaking to the press at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets, said, “Here’s what’s going to happen next to future-proof that global juggernaut of commercial vehicles. We’re going to be electrifying the F-Series, both battery-electric and hybrid. And we’re doing the same for Transit.”…

Boston transit authority adds to electric bus fleet | Smart Cities Dive

The CBJ also received grant money from the FTA in the form of a low/no emissions grant. Juneau’s first electric bus should be arriving this year and one or two more are in the works with the second FTA no/low grant. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority intends to add nearly 200 New Flyer hybrid buses…

Norway’s electric cars zip to new record: almost a third of all sales | Reuters

This article is a great example illustrating the power of government incentive to push change. As California has shown, progress is possible. But, the potential of involvement of the federal government to move the needle cannot be understated. Source: Norway’s electric cars zip to new record: almost a third of all sales | Reuters