Fuel / Technology: Electric Drive

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Workhorse Withdraws Next-Gen Mail Truck Bid Protest

September 16, 2021Workhorse Group is withdrawing its protest of a multibillion dollar delivery truck contract that the U.S. Postal Service had awarded to Oshkosh Corp. after reconsidering the background of the bid as well as other business opportunities.

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Clean Motion Offers Electric Delivery Van That Charges Itself

September 16, 2021Swedish electric vehicle company Clean Motion has debuted Re:volt, a compact, strong and modular delivery van developed to meet the demand for sustainable last-mile transports in cities.

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Iveco, Nikola Launch JV Plant for Electric Trucks in Germany

September 16, 2021The partnership announced last September between Italy-based global commercial truck maker Iveco and U.S. based manufacturer of zero-emission trucks Nikola has entered a new stage with the unveiling on Sept. 15 of a facility to manufacture Nikola Tre electric heavy-duty trucks.

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Ballard’s Next Generation of Zero-Emission Heavy-Duty Mobility

September 16, 2021To achieve net-zero emission by 2050, we need deep cuts in GHG emissions, especially within the transport sector which is responsible for 24% of direct CO2 emissions from fuel combustion.

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NACFE’s Run on Less – Electric Finale

Webinar Date: September 22, 2021 at 8:00am PSTJoin NACFE’s Executive Director Mike Roeth, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 11 a.m. EST, as he shares the real-world results of Run on Less – Electric three-week electric truck technology study.

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Developing a Sustainable Fleet Strategy with Today and Tomorrow’s Technology

Webinar Date: September 29, 2021 at 11:00am PSTDiscover the current state of clean fleet technologies and how these technologies fit into an organization’s overall sustainability strategy and goals.

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Navigating the EV Sea Change Through Partnerships

September 14, 2021As the trucking industry navigates the transition to electric vehicles, more and more partnerships are developing among fleets, manufacturers, and commercial vehicle suppliers.

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Embark Knits BYD Electric Trucks with its Autonomous Tractors for Cleaner Air

September 14, 2021Autonomous software developer Embark Trucks is coordinating HP Inc.’s use of BYD Class 8 battery-electric trucks (BETs) to pick up and drop off loads of computer products where Embark’s supervised autonomous trucks can take over for freeway transit.

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NACFE’s Run on Less – Electric Demo Nears Finish Line

September 13, 2021With less than a week to go, the North American Council on Freight Efficiency’s Run on Less – Electric is getting close to its exciting conclusion.

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Democrats Unveil New EV Tax Credit Proposal

September 13, 2021Democrats in Washington want to include a significant new incentive to buy electric vehicles in their $3.5 trillion social spending bill, according to a new plan revealed by the House Ways and Means Committee.

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Penske Pilots Software to Support Electric Truck Charging

September 13, 2021As Penske Truck Leasing continues to expand its fleet electrification efforts, the company is evaluating related technologies to support the emerging charging needs of battery electric trucks.

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Driving Advancements in Electric Trucks via Run on Less – Electric Workshop

September 10, 2021NACFE and RMI recently hosted an electric truck workshop at ACT Expo, discussing the challenges that remain regarding their adoption.


NYC DOT curbside electric vehicle charging pilot

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NYC Unveils Plan for Electric Vehicle Charging Network

September 10, 2021Over the next decade, New York City will create one of the country’s largest electric vehicle charging networks in an effort to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

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What Will Electrification Mean for Truck Tires?

September 10, 2021The operating characteristics of electric drivetrains, coupled with heavy battery loads, will change the way tires for electric trucks are built.

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NTSB’s Homendy Expected to Be a Tesla Watchdog

September 8, 2021Federal regulators last month officially opened an investigation into crashes involving Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system. Jennifer Homendy, the new leader of the government’s transportation safety watchdog, hopes that’s just the beginning.

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U.S. Light-Duty Electric Vehicle Miles Traveled Reached 13.7 Billion Miles In 2020

September 8, 2021Beginning in 2014, annual all-electric vehicle eVMT has exceeded that of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the U.S., reaching a new high of nearly 10 billion miles in 2020.

via Clean Technica