Posts by Mark Kane

BYD Begins Expansion Of Electric Bus Factory In California

After a slow start in 2013, BYD’s activity in the U.S. has progressively expanded step-by-step in the electric bus and commercial truck segments. The Chinese subsidiary has already reached the level of hundreds of commercial units built in the US – about 300 buses and 150 trucks, according to a  recent Trucks…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 10

PG&E Brings Online 2 MWh Tesla Powerpack Substation

Earlier this month, the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. launched its Tesla energy storage system at substation in Browns Valley (Yuba County), in California. The one used by PG&E is smaller unit relatively speaking – 2 MWh of energy and 0.5 MW of power (for up to four hours), consisting of 22…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 10

Toyota i-TRIL Concept

Toyota Teases i-Tril Electric City Car, With A Tilt

Toyota has announced a new zero-emission concept that will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The Toyota i-TRIL Concept was developed by the company’s European division – Toyota Motor Europe (TME) – in collaboration with the company’s ED² design studio in Nice. It features three seats (1+2)…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 10