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GM to Spend More on Electric Vehicles, Add Battery Plants

June 16, 2021General Motors will raise its spending on electric and autonomous vehicles and add two U.S. battery factories as it gambles that consumers will eagerly switch from gasoline to the new technology.

via Transport Topics

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Why You’ll Have to Wait for Self-Driving Cars

June 12, 2021As it turns out, it’s not easy to get self-driving cars ready for the general public, even with the auto industry investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the technology.

via Clean Fleet Report

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Propane Autogas Provides Energy Supply Resiliency

June 10, 2021Propane autogas is a portable, clean energy source that not only keeps fleets operating smoothly every day, but also during times of crisis.

Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)

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The Urban, Low-Speed EV is Having a Moment

June 9, 2021In China, a 10-foot-long minicar called the Wuling Hongguang Mini — made by General Motors and Chinese automakers SAIC and Guangxi Automobile — is topping 250,000 in total sales.

via Greenbiz

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VW Starts Turning Greek Island into an EV Oasis

June 4, 2021Volkswagen launched its grand EV experiment on the Greek island of Astypalea this week, which the automaker plans to turn into a model for green mobility in Europe, using it as a lab of sorts for sustainable and carbon-neutral living.

via Autoweek

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How Electric Taxis and Fleets Can Speed Decarbonization

May 25, 2021High-mileage fleets, such as taxis and hire cars, have an outsized influence on emissions. They drive 4 times more miles than the average car, so the quicker they switch to electric, the better it will be for the planet. Electrifying these fleets therefore should be a priority.

via Greenbiz

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Canadian Fire Department Replaces Larger Vehicles With EVs

May 19, 2021The Victoria Fire Department has deployed five 2020 Chevrolet Bolt LT electric vehicles. Referred to as FireBolts, the vehicles will replace three, small gas-powered pick-up trucks and two mid-size SUVs previously used by the Fire Prevention Division.

via Green Fleet Magazine

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VW Plans Autonomous Goods and People Transport by 2025

May 13, 2021Volkswagen is putting a flag in the sand on autonomy, and the automaker says light commercial vehicles are the first, logical place for deploying autonomous transportation of people and goods.

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Uber teams with Arrival on EVs and Gopuff for everyday essential items

May 4, 2021Arrival, the U.K.-based electric bus and van manufacturer, has announced a deal with global ridesharing giant Uber to develop an electric car for ride hailing in the U.K. and Europe.

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Ballard, Linamar Partnering on Light-Duty Fuel Cell Solutions

May 3, 2021Ballard Power Systems and Linamar Corp have formed a strategic alliance for the co-development and sale of fuel cell powertrains and components for Class 1 and 2 vehicles, weighing up to 5-tons, initially in North America and Europe.

via NGT News

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Direct-to-Consumer Sale of EVs is a No Brainer

April 23, 2021EVs will see increased consumer adoption if direct sales from OEMs allow for modernization of the car-buying experience.

Electrification Coalition

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DC Fast Chargers Accelerating in New Jersey and New York with Zapp

April 23, 2021DC fast chargers by Zapp Electric will be located near major airports in New Jersey and New York, offering public access.

New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition

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Donlen Places Pre-Order for 1k Autonomous Delivery Vehicles

April 23, 2021Fleet leasing and management provider Donlen announced the first pre-order of 1,000 Transporters, an autonomous electric delivery vehicle from Udelv. The non-binding pre-order is believed to be the largest to date for an autonomous delivery vehicle.

via TruckingInfo

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Why Remote Control Isn’t Required for Self-Driving Vehicles

April 8, 2021As autonomous vehicle testing advances without cohesive federal guidelines, companies are operating under inconsistent or nonexistent rules for how and whether a vehicle is monitored and controlled on the road.

via Transport Topics

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Hawaiian Electric’s pilot program powers its electric vehicles

April 5, 2021Hawaiian Electric, serving 95 percent of the state’s residents, recently partnered with AMPLY Power, a company providing fully managed charging service to the public sector and commercial businesses, on a pilot program to manage electric-vehicle-charging infrastructure for four of the utility’s vehicles.

via Transportation Today News

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Drive Electric Earth Day to Highlight EV Benefits

March 30, 2021Events will educate Americans about the benefits of electric transportation, from cleaner air to consumer savings to innovative jobs.

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