Spectacular CNG bus fire misrepresented as EV bus fire

Last week in Perugia, Italy, a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus caught fire, spectacularly. The fire was put out, the bus was completely destroyed, and thankfully nobody was injured. However, on Twitter, the video is being shared by people claiming it to be an electric bus. What we have is…

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US Dept of Energy funding electric vehicle and battery research

The Trump Administration has been taking all kinds of actions to undermine environmental regulations, coddle polluters, and support fossil fuels, but at the same time the Administration continues to fund research into clean energy technologies. In January, the Dept of Energy announced a funding opportunity for up to $133 million…

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Big advertising splash for GMC Hummer EV

Ever since General Motors killed the electric car, we’ve had doubts over GM’s seriousness about EV’s. In almost the same breath as the EV1 program was canceled, GM ramped up sales of the Hummer. In 2008, GM announced a plug-in hybrid (the Chevy Volt) while stating that over the long…

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Hyundai/Kia invests in developing electric vehicle technology

Hyundai and its sister company Kia announced today an investment in UK-based Arrival, an electric vehicle startup company. The plan is to use Arrival’s scalable electric vehicle skateboard platform to develop several new vehicles for a range of target markets. In a statement sure to infuriate American fans of Kia…

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