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4 things every utility, fleet and energy regulator should know about heavy-duty truck charging

April 9, 2021A study commissioned by EDF and conducted by Gladstein, Neandross and Associates addresses these charging questions and provides a pathway to ensuring heavy duty trucks can electrify.

via Environmental Defense Fund

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Nikola Partners with RIG360 on Class 8 Sales, Service

April 9, 2021Nikola Corp. announced its first step in establishing a nationwide plan for its Class 8 truck sales and service coverage. Nikola has partnered with RIG360 Service Network, a network of heavy-duty truck service and maintenance centers, to later this year provide sales and service products for commercial customers.

via Fleet Forward

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SEI team finds heavy-duty battery-electric trucks more economically feasible than thought

April 8, 2021If fast charging is available, the competitiveness of battery electric trucks compared with diesel trucks can actually improve with larger trucks, according to a new study by Björn Nykvist and Olle Olsson from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

via Green Car Congress

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EV Shift Becomes Life-or-Death Risk for Automakers

April 8, 2021A comprehensive study of the developing electric-vehicle market by consultant KPMG titled, “Place Your Billion-Dollar Bets Wisely.” It posits the $200 billion automakers are pouring into EVs now is chasing sales that will represent 24% to 37% of the global auto market by 2030.

via Transport Topics

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Farizon AD21 Defies the Tesla Semi Truck With Battery Swapping

April 8, 2021The Farizon AD21 was designed in Europe but aims mostly at the Chinese market, where stricter laws on diesel trucks will soon make them illegal in many of the country’s megacities. Only electric trucks will manage to drive there, and the Farizon AD21 wants to be among them.

via Inside EVs

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California’s Porterville Utilizing LCFS Credits to Accelerate Adoption of ZEVs

April 8, 2021The city of Porterville, Calif., and SRECTrade, a provider of cloud-based technology platforms to register clean energy assets, say they plan to continue reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality for area residents.

via NGT News

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Port of Long Beach mulls alternative energies as power demand set to skyrocket

April 8, 2021The Port of Long Beach expects its power demand on the electricity grid “to triple or quadruple” by 2035 from increases in shoreside power and electricity-powered yard equipment.

via Port Technology

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Preparing for Run on Less – Electric

April 7, 2021Gathering data from electric trucks in real-world operations will help the entire industry gain a better understanding of the benefits and challenges of these vehicles.

via Fleet Owner

Vicinity Motor Corp. Secures Washington Statewide Contract

April 7, 2021Vicinity Motor Corp., formerly Grande West Transportation Group, announced the State of Washington has selected Vicinity buses in a statewide purchasing contract that gives the state‘s transit agencies the right to purchase from the company’s bus portfolio.

via Metro Magazine

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GM’s Factory Zero to Build Silverado EV

April 7, 2021Factory Zero, which will have capacity to assemble roughly 250,000 BEVs annually and employ 2,200, is to build the Cruise Origin autonomous vehicle and the ’22 GMC Hummer pickup, ’24 Hummer SUV and all-electric Silverado, GM President Mark Reuss says.

via Wards Auto

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Palermo school buses go electric with funding and 50% lower electricity rate from AMPLY Power

April 7, 2021Adding another school district fleet electrification program to its growing list of customers, AMPLY Power has been selected to manage the charging of electric school buses for the Palermo Union Elementary School District in Northern California.

via Green Car Congress

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Will e-cargo bikes take over last-mile delivery?

April 7, 2021Electric-assisted cargo bikes (e-cargo bikes) have an electric motor, which means that couriers such as Rosal don’t need to be in shape for the next Tour de France or RAGBRAI in order to haul more freight or travel challenging distances.

via Freightwaves

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Apex Clean Energy Looks to Electrify Pickup Truck Fleet

April 7, 2021XL Fleet is electrifying Apex’s vehicle fleet as part of a comprehensive effort to reduce its carbon emissions.

via NGT News

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DTNA opens order books for Freightliner eCascadia, eM2

April 7, 2021The resources of an eConsulting team will be available to assist and advise on the holistic ecosystem needed to integrate battery electric vehicles into customers’ fleets.

via Fleet Owner

Charging 101 – Planning & Buildout

Webinar Date: May 4, 2021 at 10:00am PSTJoin the second webinar in the Electric Truck Bootcamp series on May 4 at 10 am PT, hosted in partnership with NACFE and RMI.

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Charging 201 – Power Management & Resilience

Webinar Date: May 18, 2021 at 10:00am PSTJoin the third webinar in the Electric Truck Bootcamp series on May 18 at 10 am PT, hosted in partnership with NACFE and RMI.

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