News Roundup: 03/24 – 03/30

Headlines and links from all the news, including things we didn’t cover in depth here on this past week. Follow the links for more on each.

Volvo Buses Launches Volvo 8900 Electric Intercity Bus
Introducing a new electrified bus chassis, the BZR, Volvo also introduced the first model based on that chassis, the 8900 Electric. The low-entry 8900 is designed for city, intercity, and commuter operations.

Renault, Volvo Complete Flexis SAS Joint-Venture for EV Vans
Renault Group and Volvo Group have received regulatory approvals to launch a new joint-venture company for the next generation of fully-electric vans based on a Software Defined Vehicle platform.

ANGI Energy Begins Construction of Hydrogen Refueling Test Facility
ANGI Energy Systems has broken ground on a new $4 million hydrogen refueling testing facility in the Midwestern U.S. ANGI specializes in compressed and renewable natural gas systems.

Cummins Diesel-Hybrid Mining Truck Begins Field Testing
Cummins Inc. has commissioned a diesel-hybrid mining truck in partnership with North Hauler, one of China’s leading rigid mining truck manufacturers. The hybrid NTH260 220 metric ton payload truck is heading to Baiyun Iron Mine in China to begin field testing.

Nissan Launches New Business Plan for Aggressive Growth
Nissan is launching a new business plan, called The Arc, to promote aggressive growth. The company plans 30 new models in 3 years, about half of which will be electrified.

Ford Performance Cobra Jet EV Demonstrator Sets Another Drag Racing World Record
The Ford Performance Cobra Jet EV has broken the world’s record for the fastest quarter mile pass with a full bodied drag car. The blistering time was 7.759 seconds at 180.14 miles per hour. It was broken at the National Hot Rod Association Winter Nationals.

Genesis Unveils Performance Concepts and New EV SUV In New York
The Genesis brand unveiled four new performance concepts, called Magma, ahead of the New York Auto Show. The first to make production will be the GV60 electric SUV. An all-new, full-sized electric SUV concept called Neolun was also unveiled.

Autocar Partners With Rocsys for Hands-Free Terminal Truck Charging
Autocar is now collaborating with Rocsys on hands-free charging solutions for electric severe-duty vocational trucks. Specifically Autocar’s electric terminal tractors.

Cox Auto Deploying VIN-Specific Used EV Battery Health Solutions
Cox Automotive is rolling out a used car solution for measuring EV battery health in Manheim. The VIN-specific tracking system expands Lotvision’s capabilities.

RIZON Begins Deliveries of Electric Box Trucks
Daimler’s all-electric RIZON class 4-5 battery-electric trucks for urban delivery have begun deliveries in the U.S. More trucks will be entering U.S. streets, fulfilling orders for various clients in 2024.

Greenlane Announces 280-mile Commercial EV Charging Corridor: LA to Vegas
Greenlane has announced its first commercial electric vehicle charging corridor. The 100+ charger corridor spans from Los Angeles, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. Greenlane is a joint venture between Daimler, NextEra Energy, and BlackRock.

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