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PERC: Propane Offers More Direct Path to Decarbonization that EVs

January 26, 2021Propane-fueled medium-duty and heavy-duty (MD-HD) internal combustion engine vehicles provide a lower carbon footprint solution in 38 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., when compared to MD-HD electric vehicles (EVs) charged using the electrical grid, according to a comparative analysis recently released by the Propane Education & Research Council.

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IVECO boosts commitment to NGVs to achieve zero-emission mobility

January 26, 2021IVECO continues with its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and protecting the environment. Since it began to develop natural gas technology for the transport of goods more than 20 years ago, the manufacturer has managed to reduce CO2 emissions in the logistics processes of its Madrid and Valladolid plants in 2020, it has sold...

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6 alternative fuel vehicle questions for Ryder’s CTO

January 26, 2021FreightWaves interviewed Richard Mohr, Ryder’s chief technology officer and VP of new products, to learn more about the alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) solutions that Ryder System offers customers.

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Follow the Money if You’re Tracking Autonomous Truck Technology

January 26, 2021“Follow the money,” the old saying goes. And right now, there is a serious glut of cash flowing into the coffers of autonomous truck start-up companies. And perhaps more important, there have been several high-profile partnerships announced between OEMs and autonomous tech companies that indicate the pedal is to the metal on getting this technology...


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DTNA, SoCal Edison, Schneider Cooperate on Electric Truck Expansion

January 25, 2021Daimler Trucks North America announced Southern California Edison, the primary electricity supply company for much of Southern California, used a Freightliner eCascadia from DTNA to deliver an electrical transformer to a Schneider terminal in Los Angeles.

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Will the Biden Administration Fund our Clean Transportation Future?

January 25, 2021The Biden Plan and modifications to well-funded incentive programs will dramatically change how fleets access and secure clean vehicle funds.

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Scania Bets On BEVs, 40t Long-Range Truck Is Coming

January 25, 2021Scania announced this month its commitment to battery-electric vehicles and not so much to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Scania will gradually go battery-electric, as hydrogen fuel cell truck potential is limited.

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U.S. Express Invests in Autonomous Truck Tech

January 22, 2021TuSimple teamed up with UPS, Penske Truck Leasing, U.S. Xpress, and McLane to launch the Autonomous Freight Network, which it says will lay the groundwork for self-driving autonomous trucks to become commercially available by 2024.

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Run on Less – Electric: A deep dive

January 22, 2021NACFE is hard at work trying to determine not only the type of data to collect but the metrics to use to evaluate that data to show that electric trucks can actually deliver real freight in certain duty cycles.

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PACCAR and Aurora partner to develop and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks

January 20, 2021PACCAR and Aurora have signed a global, strategic agreement to develop, test and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks.

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Werner Invests in TuSimple to Spur Autonomous Trucking

January 20, 2021Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises announced it invested in TuSimple, an autonomous trucking technology company founded in 2015, and described it as an important milestone in the journey to become an environmental leader.

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2021 Sustainable Fleets Report: Even More Insight on Clean Tech

January 19, 2021In 2021 the State of Sustainable Fleets report will build on the data gathered from fleets in 2020 and their clean technology efforts.

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Nikola strikes rate deal on hydrogen infrastructure in Arizona

January 19, 2021The Arizona Corporation Commission has approved an application by Arizona Public Service to create a unique rate schedule for power sold to Nikola to generate hydrogen at a future zero-emissions truck fueling station.

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Swedish largest logistics group successfully trials biomethane trucks

January 18, 2021Low-emission fuels are becoming increasingly popular in the Nordic transport sector. Six Swedish logistic companies that are part of MaserFrakt (the biggest transportation company in Sweden) recently tested trucks that used bio-LNG as fuel as a way to reduce their emissions.

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GM to invest nearly $800M to convert CAMI into Canada’s 1st large-scale commercial EV plant; EV600 first

January 18, 2021Subject to ratification of a tentative 2021 agreement reached with Unifor and confirmation of government support, General Motors plans to bring production of its recently announced BrightDrop electric light commercial vehicle, the EV600, to its CAMI manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.

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Fuels Institute explores transportation decarbonization strategies

January 18, 2021A mixture of carbon pricing, biofuels, vehicle electrification and other initiatives will be needed to effectively decarbonize the transportation industry, according to Fuels Institute Executive Director John Eichberger.

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