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Driverless middle-mile deliveries could begin by next summer (with video)

October 23, 2020If plans pan out, Walmart e-commerce shoppers in Bentonville, Arkansas, could be picking up orders delivered by fully autonomous vehicles by next summer.

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Lightning Systems Expands, Renames Company

October 20, 2020Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for commercial fleets, says it is expanding and renaming the company to Lightning eMotors, effective immediately.

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Shell launches E-Fluids

October 20, 2020Now fluids portfolio developed to improve reliability, efficiency, performance of commercial vehicles with electric powertrains

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Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning Systems EVs

October 15, 2020Lightning Systems has revealed that Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, will incorporate 600 Lightning Electric vehicles onto its platform, with availability starting in Q4 of this year.

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Workhorse gets $200 million to advance electric van production

October 12, 2020Workhorse Group is selling $200 million in new debt to build up cash it needs to increase production of its electric delivery vans. It is also converting a more expensive note to new stock.

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Amazon unveils its new electric delivery vans built by Rivian

October 8, 2020Amazon unveiled its first all-electric delivery van on Thursday. The vehicle, built by EV startup Rivian, will come with state-of-the-art technology, like sensing equipment and an advanced driver-assist system.

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Fluid Truck Orders 600 Lightning Electric Trucks & Vans

October 8, 2020Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, will incorporate 600 Lightning Electric vehicles onto its platform, with availability starting in the fourth quarter.

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U-Haul Purchases First Million Gallons of Renewable Propane

October 6, 2020U-Haul has unveiled its latest green initiative with the purchase of its first million gallons of renewable propane, which is available to customers at U-Haul autogas facilities across Southern California.

via NGT News

New Volta Zero electric truck designed for safety and sustainability

October 4, 2020Startup Volta Trucks has revealed its first vehicle, a purpose-built fully-electric 16-ton commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner-city parcel and freight distribution.

via ChargedEVs

GreenPower Adds ABC Bus as N.Y. Dealer

October 1, 2020Electric school bus and transit bus manufacturer GreenPower Motor Co. has announced a dealership agreement with ABC Bus Inc. that will cover New York state.

via Metro Magazine

California utility launches fleet charging program

September 30, 2020San Diego Gas & Electric announced today the launch of Power Your Drive for Fleets, the first large-scale program of its kind in the region that will provide charging infrastructure to support the transition to zero-emission buses, trucks, forklifts and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment.

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Lion’s electric trucks lean on road-tested tech

September 29, 2020Canadian EV company draws on experience with battery-powered school buses to develop Lion8 for urban deliveries.

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Workhorse delivery van travels 160 miles on a single charge

September 24, 2020The composite-body C-1000 electric delivery van from Workhorse Group can travel 160 miles on a single charge. And that broadens its customer appeal, the company said.

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New Truck Demo Program Launches in California’s Central Valley

September 23, 2020The largest truck demo program of its kind in California is set to start this October in the Central Valley with 30 demo vehicles available.

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Peterbilt Model 220EV Qualifies for CARB HVIP Voucher

September 16, 2020The 2020 Peterbilt Model 220EV is now eligible for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project program by the California Air Resources Board.

via Fleet Owner

Scania Launches Plug-in Hybrid, Electric Trucks

September 16, 2020Scania, a Traton brand, has officially launched its range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric trucks with a focus on last-mile operations.

via TruckingInfo