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Nikola CEO Mark Russell to Retire Jan. 1

August 10, 2022Electric and zero-emission vehicle manufacturer Nikola Corp. announced on Aug. 10 it will elevate Michael Lohscheller to president and CEO to replace Mark Russell, who will retire on Jan. 1, 2023.

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New Company Ready to Build and Operate EV Charging Stations

August 9, 2022Voltera, a provider of critical infrastructure necessary to electrify transportation, recently announced its launch as an EV industry service vendor with major investment support.

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CARB’s Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation Will Transform California’s Fleets

August 9, 2022The Advanced Clean Fleets regulation is set to transform California’s medium and heavy-duty diesel fleets to zero emissions vehicles in less than 20 years.

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Orange EV Secures $35 Million From Outside Investor

August 5, 2022Yard truck maker Orange EV announced Aug. 4 that it has secured $35 million from S2G Ventures — its first large outside investor.

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bp Opens its First 300 kW Ultra-Fast Charging Station for Electric Trucks

August 3, 2022bp has opened its first ultra-fast-charging facilities aimed at medium and heavy-duty electric trucks. Operated by bp’s Aral brand, the retail site at Schwegenheim in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, now has two 300 kW ultra-fast chargers intended for electric trucks, powered by 100% renewable energy.  

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Apple Nabs Key Lamborghini Executive to Work on Its Electric Car

August 2, 2022Apple Inc. has enlisted one of Lamborghini’s top car-development managers in a sign that it’s stepping up work on a self-driving electric vehicle, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

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Tritium, EVCS Add 300 EV Fast Chargers in California, Oregon and Washington

July 29, 2022Tritium DCFC Ltd. is partnering with EVCS to deploy 300 new chargers across California, Oregon, and Washington.

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ACT Expo 2023 Call for Abstracts Now Open

July 28, 2022ACT Expo is looking for dynamic and forward-thinking industry leaders to present case studies and compelling presentations across all weight classes and transportation sectors.

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U.S., Canadian Initiative Aims to Accelerate Transition to Zero-Emission Trucks

July 27, 2022The Multi-State Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle initiative recently released an action plan to fight rising diesel exhaust emissions. Seventeen states, as well as the District of Columbia and Quebec, are participating in the initiative.

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Rivian’s New Chapter with Amazon Officially Begins

July 27, 2022Amazon is officially starting deliveries in its new custom all-electric Rivian Electric Delivery Vehicle. The tech giant’s new EDVs hit the road as of July 21 in cities all over the U.S., including Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego and St. Louis.

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Ford Plans to Cut up to 8,000 Jobs to Help Fund EV Investment

July 26, 2022Ford Motor Co. is preparing to cut as many as 8,000 jobs in the coming weeks as the automaker tries to boost profits to fund its push into the electric vehicle market, according to people familiar with the plan.

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USPS Modernization Enables More EV Purchases

July 25, 2022The U.S. Postal Service announced it anticipates changes to the purchase plan for its next generation delivery vehicles (NGDVs). The adjustments reflect changes to the Postal Service’s overall network modernization, route optimizations, improved facility electric infrastructure, and availability of vehicles and technology.

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New York School District Taps Voters to Approve Electric School Buses

July 22, 2022Nearly $4.15 million in voter-approved proposition funds and an additional $1 million from the state’s clean energy advocacy agency are introducing a half-dozen electric school buses to Bethlehem Central School District located south of Albany.  

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WattEV invest $3M in grants for electric trucks

July 21, 2022The electric truck company is using grant money from California government agencies to buy 20 electric Class 8 trucks. The purchase will accelerate the company’s plan to offer electric Trucks-as-a-Service as the state rapidly electrifies transportation.

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Nuvve, Utility Enable Electric School Buses to Return Energy to Grid for Emergencies

July 20, 2022Nuvve Holding Corp. and San Diego Gas and Electric are helping reduce constraints on California’s energy grid while supporting local school districts by pairing Nuvve’s Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology and services with the utility’s Emergency Load Reduction Program.

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ZF Advances Automated, Electric Technologies for Commercial Vehicles

July 20, 2022Part of a new Commercial Vehicles Solution Division, ZF premieres its next-generation electric driveline for heavy-duty trucks and an AI-based digital fleet orchestration platform.

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