Fuel / Technology: Efficiency

Growth in carbon neutral RNG spotlights debate on electric- vs. renewable-powered trucks

December 8, 2020In 2020, a company that sells renewable natural gas to California medium- and heavy-duty trucking fleets can make as much as $10-$12 per diesel gallon, according to Cliff Gladstein, president of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), a leading clean transportation consulting firm.

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Canada Looks to EVs to Address Waning Automotive Industry

December 7, 2020With a deliberate approach for drivers and industry, zero-emission vehicles can both cut pollution and set Canada’s auto sector up to compete in the global economy, according to a recent report from Clean Energy Canada.

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Pushing to Reach 100% Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Sales by 2050

December 4, 2020A new global push to reach 100% new zero-emission truck and bus sales by 2050 has been announced by a consortium of transportation and environmental groups.

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With backing from VW and JB Straubel, QuantumScape stands out from the crowd of new EV stocks

December 4, 2020QuantumScape is a California developer of solid-state lithium-metal batteries that was founded in 2010. The company, which is now trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol QS, has attracted an outsize amount of attention thanks to its influential supporters.

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New software provides data on e-bus battery performance

December 4, 2020Battery analytics software company TWAICE has joined forces with ViriCiti, a telematics provider for electric bus fleets, in order to enable OEMs and fleet operators to optimize the management of their e-bus batteries and increase their residual value.

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Study Will Analyze Maintenance Data From NGV Truck Fleets

December 1, 2020A new study will analyze data from NGV & diesel over-the-road medium- & heavy-duty trucks to provide a clear understanding of NGV maintenance.

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U.S. Reps. O’Halleran, Burgess introduce electric vehicle jobs bill

November 30, 2020U.S. Reps. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) and Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) introduced last week a bill aimed at growing the electric vehicle jobs.

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Quebec’s green economy plan addresses RNG, bioenergy

November 19, 2020The 2030 PGE lays the groundwork for a green economic recovery and reiterates Quebec’s commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 37.5 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

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California natural gas vehicle fuel reaches carbon negative

November 16, 2020CARB data reveals the average carbon intensity of natural gas vehicle fuel in the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program was negative for the first time in program history.

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5 trucking sustainability trends for 2021

November 13, 2020According to an International Transport Forum (ITF) report, freight accounts for 7% of total global CO2 emissions, with trucking being the largest contributor.

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California ban on diesel opens new front in hydrogen vs. electric trucking battle

November 12, 2020Another front opened in the battle to level the playing field for zero-emission vehicles this week when nine California legislators sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom urging him to take a “technology-neutral” approach to decarbonization and not focus the state’s transportation sector investments solely on battery-electric vehicles, especially in medium- and heavy-duty trucking.

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Discovering the truth about tires and EVs

November 11, 2020I keep hearing talk about how tires on electric vehicles will wear faster than tires on diesel-powered trucks. So, I thought I should look into that bit since tires represent a huge cost to fleets.

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New Jersey: study shows biomethane refuse trucks outdo EV equivalents

November 9, 2020NGVAmerica released another study at its Annual Industry Summit presenting a compelling case for why communities should continue to invest in new near-zero natural gas technology.

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NGVAmerica: Communities Should Continue to Invest in Natural Gas Technologies

November 9, 2020NGVAmerica says communities should continue to invest in new near-zero natural gas technologies.

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EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Genentech Powers Electric Bus Program with Innovation and Partnerships

November 4, 2020An ACT Virtual Executive Interview with Lyndel Fusello to hear how the electric bus program at Genentech is achieving sustainability goals.

Study: Natural Gas Refuse Trucks Versus Battery Electric…What's More Green?

November 3, 2020NGVAmerica released a study at its Annual Industry Summit presenting a compelling case for why communities should continue to invest in new near-zero natural gas technology.

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