Industry and member news

 Electric truck maker Rivian lands $350 million investment from Cox Automotive (9/15/2019) 
   All-electric vehicle maker Rivian is adding to its investor base, which currently includes Amazon and Ford Motor, providing additional support that the company could be formidable competition for Tesla and others.
 First 100% electric Ford F-59 in froduction for SEA Electric (9/15/2019) 
   SEA Electric (Los Angeles, California) marked a turning point in its company history with the first Ford F-59 100% electric van in production at Ford's Detroit Chassis Plant, Detroit, Michigan.
 Lightning Systems Receives CARB Executive Order for the Transit Bus Repower Powertrain (9/12/2019) 
   Lightning Systems (Loveland, Colorado) received an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Lightning Electric Transit Bus Repower, with HVIP approval expected within the next several weeks.
 XL Fleet Electrification Systems reach 100 million customer miles driven (9/5/2019) 
   XL (Boston, Massachusetts) announced its customers have cumulatively driven 100 million miles using the company’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems.
 Ford subsidiary partners with maker of electric work vehicles (9/3/2019) 
   Ford Smart Mobility subsidiary Autonomic has announced a strategic partnership with Ayro, Inc. — a designer and manufacturer of electric light-duty vehicles.
 Dana deepens role in electrified commercial truck market (9/3/2019) 
   Dana has moved another step into the emerging field of electrified commercial trucks by acquiring a young Canadian company that specializes in EV conversions.
 Cenergy Solutions applauds the U.S. Department of Energy’s 5.4 Million in grants for ANG technology (8/21/2019) 
   Cenergy Solutions announced the DOE granted 5.4 million to six U.S. universities to enhance the storage of methane with adsorbents.
 Over 100 Blue Bird electric school buses plugging into districts (8/21/2019) 
   Across North America, some students going back to school this fall will ride electric school buses. More than 100 electric school buses, powered by a Cummins fully electric drivetrain, have been ordered to date from Blue Bird Corporation.
 EV battery development to drive adoption (8/21/2019) 
   Overall vehicle costs and perceptions of battery lifespan regarding battery-electric vehicles (EV) are some of the biggest barriers to EV adoption for dealers and consumers according to a report by Cox Automotive on the path to EV adoption.
 CALSTART’s Boesel joins UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies Board (8/7/2019) 
   The University of California, Davis Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis) recently named John Boesel, president and CEO of clean transportation nonprofit CALSTART, to its board of advisors.