Leaders Dedicate 1st Alaska Municipal Electric Bus

Juneau’s Capital Transit Begins Fleet Transition from Diesel to Electric Today, April 8, 2021, marks a milestone on Juneau’s journey towards a purely renewable energy future. State and local leaders, including Governor Dunleavy, Mayor Weldon, and Senator Kiehl, as well as dozens of committed city staff. non-profit leaders, and engaged local citizens, gathered at Capital…

Proterra Partners With Lighting eMotors for Commercial Electric Van!

It seems timely to post a news piece about Proterra. Tomorrow is the formal dedication of Juneau’s first municipal electric bus! Built by Proterra of California, Juneau new Capital Transit electric bus will be the first in the fleet to displace an aging diesel burner. Money will be saved, emissions will be saved, and Juneau…

Did You Know?

Juneau has its very own electric boat and propulsion company! Bob Varness is the president and general manager of Tongass Rain Electric Cruise LLC, based here in Juneau! Bob has spent the past six years working on a conceptual electric vessel design; selling electric propulsion systems; performing gas to electric conversions and providing consulting services…

The EV News Just Keeps A’Comin’!

It seems with every passing week, more news is released that speaks to the inevitable transition of the world’s auto industry from gas to electric. Nearly a dozen and a half nations across the globe now have approaching bans on the sale of gas and diesel cars, Great Britain being the latest to get into…

Ford unveils E-Transit electric cargo van!

The E-Transit is the second major electric vehicle to be released as part of Ford’s $11.5 billion push into electrification, which the company says will last through 2022. The first vehicle was the Mustang Mach-E, which Ford will start delivering to customers at the end of this year. Next year, the company expects to unveil…

Marine Electrification Becomes Reality

For us coastal dwellers, these are exciting times! That is, if you can ignore all the noise blurring the picture, noise from COVID, the elections, etc. So, ignore all that for a few minutes and revel in this handful of electrifying news bites! These stories of marine electrification really hit home when we consider the…

Alaska’s first electric school bus heading to Tok!

It looks like an ordinary school bus sitting on the lot in front of TrailerCraft, an Anchorage truck dealership, but the bus in question is actually the state’s first electric school bus, and it will soon be heading north to serve students in Tok. Juneau should be taking ownership of its first electric public transit…