Fuel / Technology: Efficiency

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.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

What Can Autonomy Do for the Middle Mile?

August 4, 2020The path to autonomous travel is a circuitous one. It winds through multiple transportation types — from robotaxis, drones, last-mile, and robot deliveries, to on-demand shuttles and over-the-road trucking.

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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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Electrification could come at expense of internal combustion vehicles

August 2, 2020Electrification in the automobile industry has been steadily increasing, as seen in the rise in its percentage share of new vehicles manufactured every year. Globally, Europe and Asia have been the biggest proponents of electric vehicles.

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Paccar tests more zero-emission trucks ahead of 2021 production

July 30, 2020Paccar is ramping up the real-world testing of its zero-emission trucks as it prepares to produce more alternative fuel vehicles for customers in 2021.

via Fleet Owner

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Looking to Accelerate Fleet Electrification After COVID-19? Start with a Hybrid

July 29, 2020Commercial and municipal fleets throughout North America are adopting hybrid electric vehicles in large volumes today, with immediate fuel economy.

ACT Virtual EV Charging Workshop

“Staying Plugged In: ACT’s Annual EV Charging Workshop” Announced as Part of ACT Virtual Series

July 28, 2020Join ACT Expo's annual Fleet EV Charging Workshop at ACT Virtual, a 4-month, online education series that will spotlight the trends, policies, and technologies driving the future of fleet transportation.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

Minnesota DOT report addresses sustainability, climate goals

July 27, 2020The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has released its fourth annual Sustainability Report, which documents agency progress toward sustainability and climate goals.

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How Will Plug-and-Charge Technology Benefit Fleets?

July 27, 2020Tritium CTO James Kennedy says the technology will be “as simple as how we charge our phones, but with the added benefit of charging our bank accounts at the same time.”

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Home Depot leans on efficiency analysis for sustainable transport plan

July 27, 2020Fewer miles traveled and less unused space are a good place to start for an efficient supply chain. They’re also a good place to start to reduce emissions, according to Home Depot VP of Transportation Michelle Livingstone.

via Transport Dive

US DOT releases Pathways to Future of Transportation policy document

July 27, 2020Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released the U.S. Department of Transportation’s vision for the future of transportation innovation on Thursday. Called the Pathways to the Future of Transportation, the policy document come just one year after the department launched the Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology (NETT) Council.

via Transportation Today News

Beep, Local Motors Partner to Deploy AV, Electric Shuttles

July 23, 2020Beep, a Fla.-based autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) provider, and digital vehicle manufacturer Local Motors by LM Industries announced a strategic partnership and new reseller agreement.

via Metro Magazine

CTE Releases New Guidebook for Deploying Zero-Emission Buses

July 23, 2020The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) released a “Guidebook for Deploying Zero-Emission Transit Buses.” The newly released publication is the first comprehensive document that highlights key considerations for zero-emission bus deployments and infrastructure

via Metro Magazine

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“Advanced Transportation Investor Summit” Announced as Part of ACT Virtual Series

July 21, 2020Join organizers of the largest advanced transportation event—ACT Expo—for a first-of-its-kind “Advanced Transportation Investor Summit,” at ACT Virtual.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

GM: No Delay in All-Electric Lineup; Teases EV Pickup

July 17, 2020General Motors released this week its 10th annual Sustainability Report, which outlines GM’s stance on issues surrounding environmental stewardship, including its vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.

via Fleet Forward

e-propulsion overseen by Ryan Laskey

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Dana is Focused on e-Propulsion and Reducing Their Environmental Impact

July 15, 2020An ACT Virtual Executive Interview with Ryan Laskey to learn how Dana is providing e-propulsion solutions for the vehicles of today and tomorrow.