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4 things every utility, fleet and energy regulator should know about heavy-duty truck charging

April 9, 2021A study commissioned by EDF and conducted by Gladstein, Neandross and Associates addresses these charging questions and provides a pathway to ensuring heavy duty trucks can electrify.

via Environmental Defense Fund

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Nikola Partners with RIG360 on Class 8 Sales, Service

April 9, 2021Nikola Corp. announced its first step in establishing a nationwide plan for its Class 8 truck sales and service coverage. Nikola has partnered with RIG360 Service Network, a network of heavy-duty truck service and maintenance centers, to later this year provide sales and service products for commercial customers.

via Fleet Forward

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What is the carbon footprint of a truck?

April 9, 2021According to the Environmental Protection Agency, these gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases. Greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere to keep the planet warm, but too much can lead to global warming. These gases can take thousands of years to leave the atmosphere, making it vital to manage our individual...

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SEI team finds heavy-duty battery-electric trucks more economically feasible than thought

April 8, 2021If fast charging is available, the competitiveness of battery electric trucks compared with diesel trucks can actually improve with larger trucks, according to a new study by Björn Nykvist and Olle Olsson from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

via Green Car Congress

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Farizon AD21 Defies the Tesla Semi Truck With Battery Swapping

April 8, 2021The Farizon AD21 was designed in Europe but aims mostly at the Chinese market, where stricter laws on diesel trucks will soon make them illegal in many of the country’s megacities. Only electric trucks will manage to drive there, and the Farizon AD21 wants to be among them.

via Inside EVs

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Embark Pursues OEM Integration of Autonomous Tech, Rolls out Carrier Program

April 8, 2021Embark is taking steps to commercialize its autonomous truck technology, making it easier to integrate for truck makers and setting up a development program with several major trucking fleets.

via TruckingInfo

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Major fleets to test if Hyliion Hypertruck is in it for the long haul

April 8, 2021With the formation of the Hypertruck Innovation Council, Hyliion is ready to test how far its Class 8 battery/natural gas hybrid can go to cut fleets’ carbon footprint and fuel costs.

via Fleet Owner

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DTNA opens order books for Freightliner eCascadia, eM2

April 7, 2021The resources of an eConsulting team will be available to assist and advise on the holistic ecosystem needed to integrate battery electric vehicles into customers’ fleets.

via Fleet Owner

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EV charging setup would cost Schneider, NFI more than 10 times annual fuel savings: study

April 6, 2021Schneider could save $554,813 in annual fuel costs by electrifying its 42-truck fleet based out of Stockton, California, according to a study prepared by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates funded by the Environmental Defense Fund.

via Transport Dive

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Fleets Invest in B-100 to Reduce Emissions

April 6, 2021The City of Ames, Iowa, and the Washington D.C. Department of Public Works have both used B-100 in their fleets, expanding use of the fuel after successful pilots.

via Government Fleet

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Hydrogen benefits highly utilized trucks

April 6, 2021There is no denying the move towards alternative fuel solutions is gaining momentum with hydrogen and battery electric each surfacing as leaders depending on the use cases.

via Fleet Owner

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Gatik, Isuzu to partner on autonomous truck platform

April 6, 2021Truck manufacturer Isuzu North America and autonomous vehicle startup Gatik will collaborate on a fully autonomous medium-duty truck, the companies announced Tuesday.

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Embark standardizes self-driving tech for major truck OEMs

April 5, 2021Autonomous truck developer Embark launched the Embark Universal Interface (EUI), a set of standardized self-driving components and the flexible interfaces necessary for major truck OEMs to more easily and robustly integrate Embark’s autonomous technology onto their vehicle platforms.

via Fleet Owner

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Cowen: Arrival’s unique approach sets up opportunity in EV space

April 5, 2021Research firm Cowen has set a price target of $28.50 per share for EV startup Arrival – more than $10 higher than Monday’s trading price. Cowen cited its unique approach to manufacturing as one reason for its optimism.

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Autonomous endgame: The 10-year plan

April 5, 2021How soon will autonomous trucks be on the road? Will they eliminate the driver? Who takes the fall if an accident occurs? These questions and more are answered by trucking experts on the future of self-driving technology.

via Fleet Owner

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Lazer Spot acquisition: Electric spotter trucks ‘perfect application’ of EVs

April 2, 2021Alpharetta, Georgia-based yard management services provider Lazer Spot is dipping its toes deeper into the pool of vehicle electrification with the acquisition of Firefly Transportation Services, an electric spotter truck provider.

via Freightwaves