Fuel / Technology: Electric Drive

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Schneider targets 60% drop in CO2 emissions per mile by 2035

May 14, 2021Schneider National is driving toward a 7.5% reduction of CO2 emissions per mile by 2025 and a 60% reduction of CO2 emissions per mile by 2035.

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This New Electric Mobile Vaccination Unit is Gaining Importance

May 14, 2021Keller is the CEO of Ayro, a Texas-based designer and manufacturer of purpose-built electric vehicles. This includes Ayro’s Electric Vaccine Vehicle, which was launched on March 8.

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Lawmakers Back $8 Billion for Electric USPS Vehicles

May 14, 2021House lawmakers advanced language authorizing $8 billion for the U.S. Postal Service to buy more electric vehicles as the agency modernizes its aging fleet.

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Lion Electric Selected for Fleet Electrification Program

May 14, 2021The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty urban vehicles, has been selected to participate in the Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program.

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Hyundai to Build EVs in U.S. Under $7.4B Spending Plan

May 14, 2021Hyundai and Kia will monitor market conditions and the U.S. government’s EV policy as they finalize plans to enhance their U.S. production facilities and gradually expand local EV production.

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MCI launches new D series and unveils battery-electric commuter coach: D45 CRT LE CHARGE

May 14, 2021Motor Coach Industries, a subsidiary of NFI Group, unveiled its new battery-electric commuter coach, the D45 CRT LE CHARGE, and also launched its new D series of coaches.

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UTA, Park City Transit to Add 44 GILLIG Electric Buses

May 13, 2021The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and Park City Transit have awarded GILLIG a $44.2 million contract for 44 battery-electric buses, with an option of 95 additional buses over five years. The contract includes 16 plug-in charging systems and four high-power on-route chargers.  

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AlphaStruxure Electrifying MD Bus Fleet with Integrated Microgrid, Charging Solution

May 13, 2021AlphaStruxure, a provider of energy-as-a-service solutions, has entered an agreement to deploy an integrated microgrid and electric bus charging infrastructure project for Montgomery County, Md.

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Rivian’s Amazon Delivery Vans Hit The Denver Area For Testing

May 13, 2021According to a recent report in The Colorado Sun, Amazon’s Rivian electric delivery vans have moved into the Denver, Colorado area to begin delivering packages as part of a growing test program.

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Q&A: Greenlots CEO on infrastructure bill, future of EVs

May 13, 2021The $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan has plenty of money for electric vehicle adoption and building out charging infrastructure. But is the charging sector ready to meet government goals of 500,000 stations?

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New Legend to Order 50 Freightliner eCascadias

May 13, 2021New Legend plans to switch all of the company’s local running lanes to an entirely all-electric fleet by 2023, starting with the purchase of 50 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadias.

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Hyliion still shows no sales even as hybrid truck deliveries grow

May 12, 2021Hyliion now has delivered 30 trucks with its electronic axle-based hybrid system that boosts the power and efficiency of a diesel or natural gas-powered Class 8 truck.

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VW Plans to Have Autonomous Microbus Ready for Roads in 2025

May 12, 2021Volkswagen AG plans to offer a highly automated version of the hippie-era microbus it’s reviving as an electric van as the carmaker commercializes self-driving technology along with startup Argo AI.

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Electric Truck Webinar Series Charges Ahead

May 12, 2021NACFE and RMI continue the Electric Truck Bootcamp webinar series, which shines a light on fleet electrification in the trucking industry.

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New Legend energizes local lanes, ordering 50 Freightliner eCascadias

May 11, 2021Legend initiated its plan by placing an order for 50 Freightliner eCascadias the week of May 3. The company expects to receive its trucks from the nation’s leading commercial truck manufacturer beginning in early 2023. The company’s first all-electric Class 8 trucks will be deployed to its Los Angeles lanes, with plans to expand other...

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City climate leaders should take notes and learn from Charlotte’s electric bus pilot

May 11, 2021City of Charlotte, North Carolina, residents can breathe easier knowing soon that the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) transit buses covering the region will become all electric, supported by a first-in-the-nation energy modeling and financing partnership with Duke Energy via subsidiary eTransEnergy.

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