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Electrification could come at expense of internal combustion vehicles

August 2, 2020Electrification in the automobile industry has been steadily increasing, as seen in the rise in its percentage share of new vehicles manufactured every year. Globally, Europe and Asia have been the biggest proponents of electric vehicles.

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Infrastructure is next big thing in AV investment

July 30, 2020Autonomous vehicle (AV) companies are emerging from a tumultuous period defined by layoffs, delayed timelines and consolidations, but the industry remains hamstrung by lack of infrastructure, a panel of investors said during this week’s virtual Automated Vehicles Symposium.

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State of Sustainable Fleets Reports on Clean Tech Across Fuels & Sectors

July 29, 2020The State of Sustainable Fleets report is the first technology-neutral industry resource across all fuels and technology sectors.

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Looking to Accelerate Fleet Electrification After COVID-19? Start with a Hybrid

July 29, 2020Commercial and municipal fleets throughout North America are adopting hybrid electric vehicles in large volumes today, with immediate fuel economy.

Paving the Way for Passenger Options in Autonomous Vehicles

July 27, 2020New passenger-initiated emergency feature guidelines can build public trust and lead to greater likelihood of using autonomous vehicles.

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Wolf Administration Grants $2.1 Million for Clean Fuel Projects

July 22, 2020Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and his administration have awarded more than $2.1 million in 2019 Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIGs) to 18 cleaner fuel vehicle projects statewide that will help improve air quality and public health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change.

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FCA, Waymo expand autonomous driving technology partnership; exclusive agreement for light commercial vehicles

July 22, 2020FCA and Waymo have expanded their autonomous driving technology partnership; FCA became Waymo’s first OEM partner in 2016. Waymo will now work exclusively with FCA as its preferred partner for the development and testing of class 1-3 light commercial vehicles for goods movement for commercial delivery customers, including Waymo Via.

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Southern California Edison to Fully Electrify Fleet by 2030

July 22, 2020Southern California Edison (SCE) will convert its fleet of passenger cars and small-to-midsize SUVs to be electric powered by 2030, the electric utility announced.

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Cuomo Unveils Clean Transportation Initiatives

July 20, 2020Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has unveiled a package of major clean transportation initiatives, including a “Make Ready” order approved by the New York State Public Service Commission (NYPSC) to advance New York’s commitment to accelerate its transition to cleaner mobility.

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GM: No Delay in All-Electric Lineup; Teases EV Pickup

July 17, 2020General Motors released this week its 10th annual Sustainability Report, which outlines GM’s stance on issues surrounding environmental stewardship, including its vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.

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Kansas City, UPS and Cleaner Fuels

July 16, 2020Kansas City Regional Clean Cities is lending a hand with urban clean fuel projects for UPS in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.

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Volkswagen Group of America opens next-gen charging station at Arizona global test center

July 16, 2020Volkswagen Group of America opened one of the most extensive electric vehicle charging stations at a North American test facility.

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Evaluating the effects of automation on range and battery life

July 15, 2020A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University used a vehicle dynamics model to evaluate the effects of automated driving on EV range and battery longevity.

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Waymo Outlines Plans to Integrate Autonomous Trucking in Fleets

July 15, 2020Waymo divides its autonomous initiatives into two divisions: Waymo Via, focused on goods delivery in both trucking and local delivery formats, and Waymo One, its consumer ride-hailing service.

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15 states, DC will collaborate on 100% electric truck sales by 2050

July 14, 2020Governors from 15 states and the mayor of Washington, D.C., signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to ensure 100% of medium- and heavy-duty sales are zero-emissions vehicles by 2050.

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Musk Says Tesla Is ‘Very Close’ to Developing Fully Autonomous Vehicles

July 9, 2020Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk said the carmaker is on the verge of developing technology to render its vehicles fully capable of driving themselves, repeating a claim he has made for years but been unable to achieve.

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