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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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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.

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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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Electrifying California Cars Could Crush the Grid, or Save It

September 28, 2020Electrifying all new cars in California could be an immense burden on the state’s struggling power grid — or a whole new line of defense against blackouts.

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Workhorse operations and build dealer network

August 31, 2020Workhorse Group is looking to Hitachi to assess its manufacturing and supply chain operations to help speed up electric delivery truck production.

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TCO evaluates costs for EVs

Calculating TCO for EVs: Where to Find the Greatest Long-Term Cost Savings for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

August 26, 2020TCO, the costs of buying, operating, and maintaining a fleet of EVs over the life of the vehicles, will be less than a fleet of diesel or gasoline vehicles.

In last-mile electrification, Amazon sees another opportunity to dominate

August 21, 2020giant has ordered 100,000 delivery vans from electric truck company Rivian — the single-largest electric Already dominant in cloud computing and online delivery, Amazon is taking its market-moving mentality to another multibillion-dollar sector: commercial transportation electrification.truck purchase …

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Hawaiian Electric Fleet to Be All-Electric by 2035

August 6, 2020Hawaiian Electric said it will make its fleet of passenger cars, SUVs, light pickups, and minivans to be plug-in electric by 2035, joining the growing number of electric vehicles on Hawaii roads, which is currently at 12,000, according to the utility.

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Fleet Electrification: Level 2 or DC Fast Charging?

August 5, 2020In the era of Electrification 1.0, fleet first adopters coped with only a handful of electric passenger car models and unmanaged Level 2 charging technology. Today — yes, only five years later — fleets have a wider range of vehicle choices that will soon expand to commercial vehicles.

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LEVC’s new PHEV van shares styling with the iconic London taxi

August 4, 2020London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has launched a new plug-in hybrid light commercial van that shares its distinctive styling with the iconic London black cab. LEVC’s VN5 van features a front end that’s similar to the company’s electric TX taxi, launched in 2018.

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ACT Virtual Peter V

ACT Virtual Welcomes Volvo Trucks North America’s President Peter Voorhoeve as Keynote Speaker for Event Launch

August 4, 2020The four-month virtual event will feature a dynamic lineup of more than 130 industry leaders presenting on the technologies driving the future of fleet transportation.

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What Can Autonomy Do for the Middle Mile?

August 4, 2020The path to autonomous travel is a circuitous one. It winds through multiple transportation types — from robotaxis, drones, last-mile, and robot deliveries, to on-demand shuttles and over-the-road trucking.

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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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