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Winnebagoes Electric

Iconic RV company announces launch of zero-emissions platform with Motiv Winnebago Industries, Inc., the Forest City, Iowa-based recreation vehicle manufacturer, has announced the launch of an all-electric/zero-emission commercial vehicle platform through the Company’s Specialty Vehicles Division. In conjunction, the company synonymous with the RV also announced a strategic partnership with Motiv Power Systems, Inc., a […]

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Motors From Another Dimension

First 3D-printed electric motor? Expect this at Hannover-Messe 2018: a 3D-printed electric motor. German researchers broke through recently after a two-and-a-half year effort to duplicate every component of a functional motor. What sets this apart from other 3D-printed motors is said to be its heat resistance capabilities. Prototypes include three different material versions, released simultaneously: […]

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Planes to Pedals

Aircraft mechanic-turned-electric bike salesman While the electric vehicle industry continues its ascent, one subsection gaining a decent amount of traction in recent years is the electric bike arena. It seems as if every variety of vehicle is being electrified nowadays, generally in the interest of greater efficiency. With electric bikes, there comes an intriguing upside […]

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Trolley Dodgers

Brooklyn trolleys, new and old The historic borough of Brooklyn announced in January that it is adding five new all-electric bus routes to its map, part of 10 total being debuted by New York City this year (the other five are in Midtown Manhattan). Some might think this is a new implementation, part of the […]

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Spring Into Seminars

EASA announces 2018 educational schedule The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) announced its Spring 2018 educational seminar schedule Monday, January 22. This year’s training options will hit three major American cities from mid-April to early May, covering essential, concrete electric motor repair topics from the world-renowned international trade organization consisting of approximately 1,800 electromechanical sales and […]

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From Model T to EV

Ford makes $11B commitment to electric market The automaker synonymous with the assembly line can now be added to the list of those committing to a much different vehicle for the future. Ford Motor Co. president of global markets Jim Farley announced at the Detroit auto show the company plans to invest $11 billion in […]

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EMC Squared

Virginia service center expanding operations Electric Motor & Contracting will invest $3 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the City of Chesapeake, Virginia. The company has constructed a 22,500-square-foot expansion to its existing nuclear services building, which is used for servicing highly engineered critical rotating equipment for the commercial nuclear power industry. “EMC is proud […]

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Speed Demons

ABB and Formula E partner for $15M motorsport sponsorship With its latest move, ABB has all the appearance of a company that’s in another lane. The Swiss conglomerate confirmed a sponsorship deal with Formula E, the first all-electric racing series, in a press release January 8. Reports project the deal to be worth around $15 […]

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Boeing Green

Hybrid planes for commuter flights said to be cleaner, cheaper Hybrid vehicles appear to be sincerely on their way from novelty to norm. Electric motors on aircraft are not entirely new, but the concept has yet to make real headway into the commercial market until this latest projection. Boeing’s mega-plant in Everett, Washington (the largest […]

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Schooled in the Trade

New internship and apprenticeship programs continue to blossom Though they may fly under the radar, apprenticeship programs are invaluable to the American workforce, and they continue to flourish. A new training program in Iowa or Kentucky doesn’t always bring the saucy appeal of a big-time tech company headline, but that young engineer featured in it […]

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