Application: Vocational/Cab Chassis

CARB to consider low NOx heavy-duty omnibus regulation on 27 August

August 11, 2020The California Air Resources Board will consider the proposed Heavy-Duty Low NOx Omnibus Regulation on 27 August 2020. The proposed regulation is intended to ensure reductions in smog-forming NOx and protect communities most impacted by air pollution.

via Green Car Congress

Report: Climate change, air quality concerns drive clean truck adoption

August 11, 2020Historically trucking fleets have invested in alternative fuel vehicles as a way to reduce the total cost of ownership through lower fuel costs, but environmental factors are now driving investment in zero- or near-zero-emission trucking technologies.

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State of Sustainable Fleets Report Provides Fleet Insights on Clean Tech

August 11, 2020The State of Sustainable Fleets report is the first comprehensive, technology-neutral industry resource across all fuels and technology sectors.

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Challenges with autonomous truck adoption

August 10, 2020There are steps the industry must take now to pave the way for the next generation of vehicles.

via Fleet Owner

Red Hook Terminals Deploys Electric Truck Fleet

August 10, 2020Red Hook Terminals ordered a fleet of ten BYD 8Y allelectric yard tractors, from BYD’s local truck dealer, Hudson County Motors.

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$27 Million for Zero-Emission Trucks in California

August 10, 2020The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) recently approved $27 million in funding to replace higher polluting trucks with their zero-emission counterparts. The funding, which is part of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust program, is the first installment from the $90 million available for the Zero-Emission Class 8 Freight and Port Drayage Trucks category.

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Hydrogen fuel: Linchpin of electric truck maker Nikola’s business

August 10, 2020The focus on the stock price gyrations of electric truck startup Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) overlooks a major part of its business plan — making and selling hydrogen fuel for its fuel cell trucks and anyone who wants it.

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Republic Services orders 2,500 electric garbage trucks from Nikola

August 10, 2020Republic Services is ordering 2,500 battery-electric truck garbage truck chassis from Nikola Corp. The record order justifies the startup electric truck maker’s decision to build its cabover Tre model in the United States after it launches in Europe next year.

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What Can the Evolution of NGVs Teach Us about the Future of Electric Trucks?

August 6, 2020Today’s robust NGV marketplace wasn’t built overnight. What lessons can be learned about the challenges awaiting manufacturers of tomorrow’s electric trucks?

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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Agility Fuel CNG Roof Mount Fuel System

Agility introduces new and improved roof-mount CNG fuel systems for refuse trucks

August 6, 2020Agility Fuel Solution, a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, introduced its new third-generation roof-mount compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system for Automated Side Loader, Rear End Loader and Front End Loader refuse collection vehicles.

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South Coast AQMD to Offer Funding for Zero-Emission Class 8 Freight and Port Drayage Trucks

August 5, 2020South Coast AQMD to host webinar to learn about funding for zero-emission Class 8 freight and port drayage trucks on August 12th.

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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Nikola Could Roll Electric Trucks Off the Line by Late 2021

August 3, 2020Electric heavy-duty trucks – including a Euro-style high cabover for the North American market – could begin driving off the assembly line at Nikola’s new Coolidge, Arizona, manufacturing facility in as little as 12-14 months, albeit in hand-built, very limited numbers.

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California aims to address widespread ZEV adoption challenges

August 3, 2020California is pushing for transportation emissions reductions via the Advanced Clean Trucks regulation. However, zero-emission vehicles, which are more costly than diesel and gas-powered trucks, lack the needed infrastructure.

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Volvo Trucks pilots VNR Electric truck at California dealership

August 2, 2020Volvo Trucks North America has deployed its first pilot VNR Electric truck in Southern California as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project—a collaboration with the South Coast Air Quality Management District and 13 other organizations to develop a blueprint to scale up the adoption of battery-electric trucks.

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