Posts by Mark Kane

EV3 – 850 + UQM HD220

UQM Technologies Teams With Kinetics Drive Solutions On Multi-Speed Electric Commercial Vehicles

UQM Technologies and Kinetics Drive Solutions announced collaboration on electric drive systems for all-electric commercial vehicles such as trucks or buses. UQM Technologies, as a motor manufacturer, will supply its PowerPhase HD family of electric motors and controllers, while Kinetics Drive Solutions will supply its three-speed transmission EV3-850. “Key advantages…

8 hours ago by Mark Kane 1

12m Solaris battery-electric bus with the PRIMOVE inductive charging system from Bombardier

Brunswick Gets First Of Five Electric Buses With Wireless Charging

Recently, Braunschweiger Verkehrs from Brunswick, Germany got the first 12m Solaris electric bus, equipped with Bombardier PRIMOVE inductive charging. All together, in the project “EMIL” (Elektromobilität mittels induktiver Ladung, electric mobility via inductive charging), five such buses (12m and 18m long) will operate on a 12 km line. Very high is…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 4

The BYD electric transit bus in front of the BYD Motors Assembly Plant in Lancaster, CA

BYD Electric Bus Approved For Sale In Canada

BYD announced that its electric bus is now approved for sale and operations in Canada after earning the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) Certification and being placed on the “Vehicle Manufacturers Registry” with Transport Canada. This is important for the Chinese company, especially because practice shows that some formal…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 6

Renault's Lineup Of Pure Electric Cars - No Plug-In Hybrids, Or Even Regular Hybrids To Be Seen...At Least Not Yet

Renault Electric Vehicle Sales Continues To Fall In March

Renault continues on the downward sales trend of its electric vehicles and March has not brought any change. Basically, all of Renault’s electric models are selling less than in previous periods.  Only the recently new ZOE light commercial vehicle does not have a reference point for us to compare to…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 21

The street of the future – neighbours in Marlow test the impact of a cluster of 9 electric vehicles on the local electricity grid

My Electric Avenue Featured in Fully Charged – Video

Recently, in the UK the My Electric Avenue project was launched with several clusters of neighbors with electric cars.  This idea is to check how charging will affect demand of electricity in small area (typically one street). Monitoring and smart grid functions enable the turning off of charging for short…

6 days ago by Mark Kane 3