Fuel / Technology: Electric Drive

CARB to consider low NOx heavy-duty omnibus regulation on 27 August

August 11, 2020The California Air Resources Board will consider the proposed Heavy-Duty Low NOx Omnibus Regulation on 27 August 2020. The proposed regulation is intended to ensure reductions in smog-forming NOx and protect communities most impacted by air pollution.

via Green Car Congress

New report analyzes real-world performance of 100 e-buses in hot and cold weather

August 11, 2020How does the weather affect the performance of electric buses in real-world operation? Telematics specialist ViriCiti looked into that question, analyzing over 100 e-buses in the Netherlands over the course of several seasons and months.

via Charged EVs

FUSO Introduces Concept Truck: eCanter SensorCollect

August 11, 2020Daimler Trucks’ Japan-based subsidiary FUSO has recently showcased its leading role in the development of innovative trucks with advanced technologies. With its “FUSO Future Innovation Lab” event, the company introduced its innovative eCanter SensorCollect concept truck with a demonstration run at its Kawasaki headquarters.

via Fleet Forward

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State of Sustainable Fleets Report Provides Fleet Insights on Clean Tech

August 11, 2020The State of Sustainable Fleets report is the first comprehensive, technology-neutral industry resource across all fuels and technology sectors.

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Red Hook Terminals Deploys Electric Truck Fleet

August 10, 2020Red Hook Terminals ordered a fleet of ten BYD 8Y allelectric yard tractors, from BYD’s local truck dealer, Hudson County Motors.

via Fleet Forward

$27 Million for Zero-Emission Trucks in California

August 10, 2020The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) recently approved $27 million in funding to replace higher polluting trucks with their zero-emission counterparts. The funding, which is part of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust program, is the first installment from the $90 million available for the Zero-Emission Class 8 Freight and Port Drayage Trucks category.

via TruckingInfo

Cox and Georgia Power Complete Large Fleet EV Charging Installation

August 10, 2020Cox Automotive announced completion of one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging single property installations in the southeast. The installation is at Cox Mobility’s Pivet Atlanta facility, located between downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

via Green Fleet Magazine

GreenPower Completes First EV Star CarGo+

August 10, 2020GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission electric-powered vehicles serving the cargo and delivery, transit, and school bus markets, announced that GreenPower has completed the first EV Star CarGo+ delivery box truck in collaboration with Marathon Truck Body of Santa Clarita, Calif., scheduled for customer delivery later this month.

via Green Fleet Magazine

Hydrogen fuel: Linchpin of electric truck maker Nikola’s business

August 10, 2020The focus on the stock price gyrations of electric truck startup Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) overlooks a major part of its business plan — making and selling hydrogen fuel for its fuel cell trucks and anyone who wants it.

via Freightwaves

Republic Services orders 2,500 electric garbage trucks from Nikola

August 10, 2020Republic Services is ordering 2,500 battery-electric truck garbage truck chassis from Nikola Corp. The record order justifies the startup electric truck maker’s decision to build its cabover Tre model in the United States after it launches in Europe next year.

via Freightwaves

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What Can the Evolution of NGVs Teach Us about the Future of Electric Trucks?

August 6, 2020Today’s robust NGV marketplace wasn’t built overnight. What lessons can be learned about the challenges awaiting manufacturers of tomorrow’s electric trucks?

Hawaiian Electric Fleet to Be All-Electric by 2035

August 6, 2020Hawaiian Electric said it will make its fleet of passenger cars, SUVs, light pickups, and minivans to be plug-in electric by 2035, joining the growing number of electric vehicles on Hawaii roads, which is currently at 12,000, according to the utility.

via Fleet Forward

CU Boulder gets grant for electric vehicle engineering research center

August 6, 2020CU Boulder’s new engineering research center will focus on developing infrastructure and systems to facilitate widespread adoption of electric vehicles, the university said Tuesday.

via Transportation Today News

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Octillion Power Systems Launches Battery-Leasing Program

August 6, 2020Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion storage systems for electric mobility, has debuted a new demonstrator program for battery-leasing that allows for batteries to be leased to fleet customers when they purchase vehicles.

via NGT News

Escalent: Fleet Vehicle Decision-Makers Transitioning to EVs

August 5, 2020Escalent, a human behavior and analytics firm, has released the second quarter data update to its Fleet Advisory Hub, a platform designed to explore the needs, expectations and emotions of commercial and fleet vehicle decision-makers related to forward-looking technologies in the industry.

via NGT News

Fleet Electrification: Level 2 or DC Fast Charging?

August 5, 2020In the era of Electrification 1.0, fleet first adopters coped with only a handful of electric passenger car models and unmanaged Level 2 charging technology. Today — yes, only five years later — fleets have a wider range of vehicle choices that will soon expand to commercial vehicles.

via Fleet Forward