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Ryder Seeks $3.7 Million Default Judgment Against Chanje

July 7, 2021Ryder Truck Rental Inc. asked a federal judge to issue a $3.7 million default judgment in its civil lawsuit against a Chinese-backed truck maker that allegedly failed to make good on promises to deliver 100 Class 5 electric vehicles to Ryder in 2017.

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Workhorse Says It Didn’t Get a Fair Shot at Big Postal Van Award

June 30, 2021The U.S. Postal Service didn’t give Workhorse Group Inc. a fair shot at a contract worth as much as $6 billion to build mail delivery vans, the maker of electric vehicles said in its challenge of the service’s decision to award the work to Oshkosh Corp.

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Xos Delivers Test Vehicles to UniFirst

June 29, 2021Xos Inc., a Los Angeles-based manufacturer of fully electric Classes 5-8 commercial vehicles, announced it signed an agreement to deliver three Xos electric step vans to UniFirst Corp. in a test program with potential for additional vehicle purchases for use across the U.S.

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Merchants Fleet Rolls Out Dedicated Service for EV Evaluation, Procurement

June 29, 2021Merchants Fleet has debuted its AdoptEV service, a tool designed to educate and transition clients through the electric vehicle and electric vehicle supply equipment purchase process.

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Oshkosh Selects Spartanburg, S.C. to Build Next-Generation USPS Delivery Fleet

June 23, 2021Oshkosh Defense has selected Spartanburg, South Carolina to be the home of its efforts to build the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) for the US Postal Service. The NGDV is the USPS’ first large-scale fleet procurement in three decades.

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Seattle Goes Zero Emissions with Last-Mile Delivery Zones

June 17, 2021A zero-emissions last-mile delivery zone is being established in Seattle through the efforts of the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab (UFL) along with several last-mile delivery and technology companies.

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Hexagon Purus, VVG Partnership Electrifying California Medium-Duty Fleets

June 11, 2021Hexagon Purus, a provider of medium- and heavy-duty battery packs, has partnered with Velocity Vehicle Group, a group of commercial vehicle dealers in the U.S., to deliver battery packs and powertrain integration for medium-duty battery-electric trucks in California based on Freightliner’s Class 6 M2 platform.

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Shyft Group Plans Medium-Duty All-Electric Commercial Chassis

June 9, 2021The Shyft Group plans to bring to market an all-electric purpose-built Class 3 chassis platform designed to serve a wide array of medium-duty truck markets, from last-mile parcel delivery fleets to work trucks, passenger buses, recreational vehicles, and more.

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Workhorse Soars 83% in Three Days on Newfound Retail Fandom

June 7, 2021Electric truck startup Workhorse Group Inc. has become the latest darling of retail traders, who have pushed its share price up 83% in just three trading sessions.

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DHL: ‘Sustainable e-Commerce is Not An Oxymoron’

June 3, 2021Skyrocketing demands for e-commerce have supply chains scrambling to adapt and transition to more sustainable operations. A DHL white paper released Thursday explores the technologies that need to be further developed and the ways that e-commerce has a net-positive impact on the environment.

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Renault BEV Sales Nearly Tripled In April 2021

June 1, 2021In April, the Renault brand (preliminary manufacturer’s data) increased sales of all-electric car sales to 7,118 globally (up 183% year-over-year). We must remember that a year ago, the market was affected by COVID-19 lockdowns.

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ACT Expo Webinar Series Charts Sustainable, Connected Future

May 27, 2021ACT Expo and ACT News to co-host webinar series leading up to 10th Annual ACT Expo taking place from August 30 to September 2 in Long Beach.

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ELMS Selects Its First Distributor For Electric Van

May 20, 2021Electric Last Mile, Inc.  has announced a new collaboration with Randy Marion Automotive Group’s commercial division that selects RMA as the company’s first strategic distribution partner to help launch of the Urban Delivery van, according to a press release.

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Arrival, which has a large electric van order from UPS, has selected HERE Technologies to provide turn-by-turn navigation, location visibility platform for vehicles.

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Arrival Taps HERE Technologies for Electric Van Routing

May 19, 2021Arrival, which has burst onto the scene with its electric delivery vans, buses, and soon-to-be-developed cars, has chosen HERE Technologies to solve that routing complexity.

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Pennsylvania awards $3.4M to projects helping cut vehicle emissions

May 18, 2021The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded more than $3.4 million in 2020 Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants  to 20 cleaner fuel transportation projects statewide that will help improve air quality and public health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change.

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Rivian’s Amazon Delivery Vans Hit The Denver Area For Testing

May 13, 2021According to a recent report in The Colorado Sun, Amazon’s Rivian electric delivery vans have moved into the Denver, Colorado area to begin delivering packages as part of a growing test program.

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