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Dana builds electrification vertical for commercial vehicles

January 4, 2021But Dana saw local regulations coming before last year’s clean truck rule and California’s 2035 ban on fossil-fuel powered passenger cars. Four of 10 powertrains (42%) Dana makes are for passenger vehicles. Two in 10 (19%) are for commercial vehicles.

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How Truck Automation May Change Roadside Inspections

January 3, 2021But what might happen in the perhaps-not-so-distant future at one of those routine occurrences when your truck is highly or fully automated? And how might a truly “driverless” truck be inspected at an accident scene?

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Volvo FE Electric Truck Seen In The Wild At A DC Fast Charging Station

December 30, 2020The Volvo FE Electric is equipped with a 200 kWh battery (with an option up to 300 kWh) so the range is not very high – up to 200 km (124 miles), highly depending on application.

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Nuro Acquires Ike, Gets Approval for Autonomous Deliveries in California

December 28, 2020Robotics company Nuro announced Dec. 23 that it has acquired Ike Robotics Inc., which builds automated trucking technology.

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Drayage Fleets Get a Glimpse of a Fuel Cell Future

December 23, 2020A pair of Kenworth T680 Class 8 trucks powered by a Toyota fuel cell electric drivetrain will make the rounds at the San Pedro Bay Ports.

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8 questions with Brett Pope, Volvo Trucks electric vehicles director

December 23, 2020Brett Pope may or may not be for getting rid of the tax. He won’t say. But the director of electric vehicles at Volvo Trucks North America thinks waiving the tax on purchases of the VNR Electric regional hauler would help bring it closer to price parity with diesel models of the truck.

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CARB: Peterbilt Model 520EV Now Eligible for HVIP Voucher

December 22, 2020Peterbilt Motors Co. says the Peterbilt Model 520EV is now eligible for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project program by the California Air Resources Board.

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Fleet Spotlight: Starting with a Green-Minded Approach

December 21, 2020With a focus on enabling corporate retailers to reduce emissions and meet their sustainability goals, GreenPath Logistics is a growing natural gas trucking company.

Renault Trucks expands its range of all-electric models

December 21, 2020Renault Trucks is broadening its all-electric range, and offering a wider choice of batteries for its medium-duty EVs.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks: ‘It’s Complicated’

December 18, 2020NACFE’s guidance report, Making Sense of Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Tractors, highlights the challenges and benefits of making fuel-cell powered trucks competitive with battery-electric trucks as clean-energy alternatives to diesel.

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It’s time to jump into the messy middle

December 18, 2020Everyone involved in trucking — from fleets, dealers and manufacturers to government officials and NGOs — needs to become educated about both the messy middle and the electric future.

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NACFE releases sweeping fuel cell truck guidance report

December 17, 2020The latest report breaks down the complex challenges, such as developing infrastructure, and enticing benefits, like the extended range, of hydrogen fuel cell technology in the transportation sector.

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Plug Power extends into e-commerce space with Walmart

December 16, 2020Plug Power has announced that its hydrogen and fuel cell solutions are expanding into Walmart e-commerce applications.

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US Fleets Cautious About Adopting Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

December 16, 2020Hydrogen fuel cell technology will roll out in heavy-duty trucks over the next five years. Still, significant hurdles must be overcome before U.S. motor carriers will adopt them into their fleets beyond small numbers of test vehicles.

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Clean Cities Coalitions promote EVs

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New York State Clean Cities Coalitions Host Electrifying Medium- & Heavy-Duty Trucks in New York Event

December 16, 2020The Clean Cities Coalitions work to promote the advancement of alternative fuels and the electrification of fleets across New York.

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Drayage Trucks operate in SoCal Ports

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Port Drayage Truck Registry Date Should be Re-evaluated

December 15, 2020Drayage Truck Registry deadline of January 1, 2023 for the Ports of LA and Long Beach should be moved up to phase-out older diesel trucks.

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