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Green Mountain Power Aims to Make Trucks as Green as its Grid with Lion Electric

July 30, 2021Commercial EV manufacturer Lion Electric has announced that Vermont energy provider Green Mountain Power will purchase two of its all-electric heavy duty trucks for electrical maintenance crews in the field.

via Electrek

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Hybrid Pioneer Toyota Pushes Congress To Slow Down Transition To Electric Cars

July 30, 2021In contrast to the vast majority of carmakers who have already launched EVs, Toyota still does not have an EV in its lineup and is opposing stricter emissions limits and electric vehicle initiatives around the world, according to a report in the New York Times.

via Forbes

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DOE Awards $60M to 24 R&D Projects to Accelerate Advancements in ZEVs

July 29, 2021The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $60 million to 24 research and development projects aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from passenger cars and light- and heavy-duty trucks.

via Green Car Congress

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Tesla Semi Delayed Again

July 28, 2021Companies such as UPS and FritoLay will have to wait a little longer for their all-electric Tesla Semi Class 8 trucks, as a second-quarter earnings report pushed production out to 2022. It’s just the latest delay in a string of them since the Semi was unveiled in 2017 with a projected date of 2019 for...

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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This German Automaker Will Make You Rethink Solar Cars

July 28, 2021Founded in 2016, Sono Motors’ Sion model is encased with 248 solar cells, proprietary technology that boasts 21-23% efficiency.

via GreenBiz

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Biden Mileage Rule to Exceed Obama Climate Goal

July 28, 2021President Joe Biden is proposing a return to aggressive Obama-era vehicle mileage standards over five years, aiming for even tougher antipollution rules after that to forcefully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nudge 40% of U.S. drivers into electric vehicles by 2030.

via Transport Topics

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NFI Shares Experience with Electric Truck Testing

July 27, 2021Supply chain solutions provider NFI Industries is currently testing commercial electric trucks in Southern California for port drayage applications.

via Fleet Owner

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ELMS Takes EV Crash Protection System to the Patent Office

July 26, 2021Electric Last Mile Solutions Inc. (ELMS) has filed a provisional patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office related to the development of its EV crash protection system to improve vehicle and occupant safety and battery stability in the event of a collision.

via NGT News

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Survey Finds EV Consideration in U.S. Growing Rapidly

July 26, 2021Nearly half of Americans would consider owning an electric vehicle (EV) today, up from just more than a third of the population three months ago.

via Green Car Congress

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Mercedes-Benz Announces Plan to go All-Electric by 2030

July 23, 2021Mercedes-Benz recently announced a new electrification plan that sets them up to “go all-electric by the end of the decade.”

via Electrek

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XL Fleet, eNow Launch Partnership for Electrified Refrigerated Trailers

July 23, 2021XL Fleet Corp., a provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has announced a new partnership with eNow Inc. to electrify refrigerated trailers.

via NGT News

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After Chip Crisis, Is Battery Shortage Next?

July 23, 2021Rising demand from electric vehicles and challenges in securing raw materials will deliver a battery supply crunch for automakers already grappling with a chip crisis, according to a key Chinese manufacturer.

via Transport Topics

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Oakland Port Launches Electric Truck Project

July 22, 2021The Port of Oakland and its logistics partners launched a battery electric truck demonstration project this month on its path to zero emissions at the Oakland Seaport.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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How Battery- and Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Service is Impacting Independent Repair Shops

July 22, 2021IMR Inc., a full-service automotive market research firm, released its latest insights on how battery and hybrid electric vehicle service is impacting independent repair shops.

via Vehicle Service Pros

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Tesla Semi Electric Truck is Finally About to go into Production

July 21, 2021After years of delays, Tesla is finally about to start production of Tesla Semi, its all-electric semi-truck.

via Electrek

Electric Ttrucks the focus of webinar series

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NACFE Electrification Webinar Series Nearing End, Run on Less – Electric Kickoff

July 21, 2021Electric trucks have fleets more than just a little curious as the trucking industry contemplates the transition to a zero-emissions future.

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