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Long Beach Container Terminal: Sustainable, Autonomous, and Electric

August 11, 2022In August 2021, the Port of Long Beach made history after it completed a major project to electrify a container terminal at Middle Harbor in California — the Long Beach Container Terminal — a multiyear approach to redevelop and decarbonize the port’s operations that sent shockwaves across the industry, as the project lasted a decade.

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Nikola CEO Mark Russell to Retire Jan. 1

August 10, 2022Electric and zero-emission vehicle manufacturer Nikola Corp. announced on Aug. 10 it will elevate Michael Lohscheller to president and CEO to replace Mark Russell, who will retire on Jan. 1, 2023.

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New Company Ready to Build and Operate EV Charging Stations

August 9, 2022Voltera, a provider of critical infrastructure necessary to electrify transportation, recently announced its launch as an EV industry service vendor with major investment support.

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CARB’s Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation Will Transform California’s Fleets

August 9, 2022The Advanced Clean Fleets regulation is set to transform California’s medium and heavy-duty diesel fleets to zero emissions vehicles in less than 20 years.

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Orange EV Secures $35 Million From Outside Investor

August 5, 2022Yard truck maker Orange EV announced Aug. 4 that it has secured $35 million from S2G Ventures — its first large outside investor.

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Law Enforcement Pulls Over Embark Autonomous Truck in Demo

August 5, 2022Working closely with the Texas Department of Public Safety the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, the company developed the capability for Embark-powered trucks to identify and stop for law enforcement vehicles in situations such as traffic stops.

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NGVs Well Positioned for a Clean Fleet Revolution

August 4, 2022natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are uniquely positioned to replace baseline diesel fleet operations easily and cost-effectively.

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bp Opens its First 300 kW Ultra-Fast Charging Station for Electric Trucks

August 3, 2022bp has opened its first ultra-fast-charging facilities aimed at medium and heavy-duty electric trucks. Operated by bp’s Aral brand, the retail site at Schwegenheim in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, now has two 300 kW ultra-fast chargers intended for electric trucks, powered by 100% renewable energy.  

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ACT Expo 2023 Call for Abstracts Now Open

July 28, 2022ACT Expo is looking for dynamic and forward-thinking industry leaders to present case studies and compelling presentations across all weight classes and transportation sectors.

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Pony.ai, SANY Form Joint Venture for Autonomous Truck Development, Production

July 28, 2022Pony.ai has formed a strategic joint venture with SANY Heavy Truck to create an autonomous truck brand, integrating Pony.ai’s “virtual driver” with SANY’s wire-controlled chassis and vehicle development to jointly develop high-end heavy trucks that are automotive-grade and have L4-class redundancies.

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U.S., Canadian Initiative Aims to Accelerate Transition to Zero-Emission Trucks

July 27, 2022The Multi-State Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle initiative recently released an action plan to fight rising diesel exhaust emissions. Seventeen states, as well as the District of Columbia and Quebec, are participating in the initiative.

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Despite Net-Zero Push, Trucking Industry Heavily Reliant on Diesel

July 22, 2022A recent report shows how far the transportation industry remains from the net-zero goal.

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WattEV invest $3M in grants for electric trucks

July 21, 2022The electric truck company is using grant money from California government agencies to buy 20 electric Class 8 trucks. The purchase will accelerate the company’s plan to offer electric Trucks-as-a-Service as the state rapidly electrifies transportation.

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ZF Advances Automated, Electric Technologies for Commercial Vehicles

July 20, 2022Part of a new Commercial Vehicles Solution Division, ZF premieres its next-generation electric driveline for heavy-duty trucks and an AI-based digital fleet orchestration platform.

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Upcoming Webinars to Highlight Case Studies in EV Transition

July 19, 2022A trio of upcoming ACT News webinars will give attendees a look into some interesting case studies pertaining to electric vehicle deployments, including insight into the steps these project stakeholders took to reach their goals.

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Volvo Trucks Building Electrified Charging Corridor in California

July 14, 2022Fleets with battery-electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks will be able to complete zero-tailpipe-emissions routes between Southern, Central, and Northern California by the end of next year, thanks to a new charging corridor being spearheaded by Volvo Trucks North America.

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