Fuel / Technology: Efficiency

How Extreme Cold and Heat Affect EV Range

June 3, 2020Optimizing fuel efficiency has been a long-time goal for drivers and fleet operators, but where fuel efficiency for gas vehicles aims to conserve fuel and, in turn, money, efficient driving for EVs focuses on range. Now, with enough data collected from electric vehicles (EV), we’re learning more about the impact of temperature on range.

via Fleet Forward

EVs show savings compared to diesel trucks, but not in every US city

June 2, 2020As fleets ponder switching to Class 8 electric trucks, they have to consider the unintended consequences and hidden costs of the new technology. One of the questions for fleets is when to charge.

via Transport Dive

Fuel cell startup Nikola nears public trading debut (Update)

June 2, 2020Nikola Corp., the startup maker of Class 8 trucks electrically powered by batteries and fuels will have its shares to trade under its own name on the NASDAQ later this week. The merger was approved following a vote on Tuesday June 2nd.

via FreightWaves

Electreon Wireless Presses Ahead With Projects to Electrify Roads

June 1, 2020Electreon Wireless is pressing ahead with projects to test its technology that allows electric cars to be charged while driving, potentially demonstrating a way to overcome a key barrier to the mass adoption of the vehicles.

via Transport Topics Online

How Should California Wind Down Its Fossil Fuel Industry?

June 1, 2020California is the seventh-largest oil-producing state. However, clean energy is the state’s future. By law, California must have 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045, and an executive order signed by former Governor Jerry Brown calls for economywide carbon-neutrality by the same year.

via Greentech Media

Renewable Gas 360 Webinar Series

Getting to Neutral – The Importance of Renewable Gases in Decarbonizing Society

May 29, 2020Join us on Wednesday, June 17 for the first webinar in the Renewable Gas 360 webinar series, brought to you by SoCalGas, PG&E, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Southwest Gas, and NW Natural.

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Danish Companies Partner on Sustainable Fuel Project

May 27, 2020A group of Danish companies have entered a partnership with the goal of developing a hydrogen and e-fuel production facility by as soon as 2023.  The project could deliver more than 250,000 tons of sustainable fuel to buses, trucks, maritime vessels and airplanes every year.

via NGT News

Total, Gaussin developing first fully electric aircraft refueller

May 27, 2020Gaussin and Total are jointly developing what they are calling the world’s first fully electric ART FULL ELEC (Aircraft Refueller Transporter).

via Bulk Transporter

Electric powertrain provider IRP Systems raises $17 million in Series B funding

May 26, 2020IRP Systems, a provider of electric powertrain products, has raised $17 million in Series B funding. Originally founded as an aerospace powertrain company, IRP recently made the strategic decision to redirect its products and software to address the rapidly growing demand in the automotive sector.

via ChargedEVs

Japanese companies partner to develop electric vessel infrastructure

May 26, 2020Seven Japanese companies have partnered to establish ‘e5 Consortium’ to support the development of electric vessels and their infrastructure in the country.

via Ship Technology

Stanford researchers demonstrate major advance in dynamic charging

May 21, 2020Stanford engineers say they have taken a big step toward a practical system for dynamic charging, which would allow EVs to recharge while hurtling down the highway.

via Charged EVs

ViriCiti launches all electric mode tool for BAE Systems

May 20, 2020ViriCiti, in collaboration with BAE Systems, developed a new functionality that enables fleet operators with Series-ER electric-hybrid systems on transit buses to automatically switch the engine on or off in predefined geofenced areas.

via Metro Magazine

50 MWh of energy delivered wirelessly to Link Transit, Wenatchee WA bus fleet by Momentum Dynamics system

May 20, 2020Link Transit of Wenatchee, Washington has achieved 50 megawatt-hours of energy delivered wirelessly to its electric bus fleet. Link Transit is the first electric bus operator in the Americas to reach this technology milestone, and the first in the world to do so in under two years.

via Green Car Congress

Central Valley

A Snapshot of Central Valley Fleet Regulations and Incentives

Webinar Date: June 9, 2020 at 10:00am PSTJoin ACT News & Valley Fleet Support, for a webinar on current and emerging key rules and regulations, funding programs, and other support available for Central Valley fleets.

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AMPLY Power secures $13-million in funding for Charging-as-a-Service fleet products

May 18, 2020Fleet charging solutions provider AMPLY Power has secured $13.2 million in Series A funding from investors.

via Charged EVs

Electric, Natural Gas Trucking Sectors Duel Over Who Deserves Funding — Now

May 14, 2020Natural gas proponents are hoping the coronavirus pandemic will accelerate adoption of natural gas trucks even as electric truck advocates double down on battery power as the key to reducing greenhouse gases and diesel particulate emissions.

via Freightwaves