Fuel / Technology: Electric Drive

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NYC Clean Trucks Program: Cleaner Trucks for a Greener New York City

June 3, 2020The NYC Clean Trucks Program is a rebate incentive funding program created to reduce diesel exhaust emissions by replacing older diesel trucks.

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How Extreme Cold and Heat Affect EV Range

June 3, 2020Optimizing fuel efficiency has been a long-time goal for drivers and fleet operators, but where fuel efficiency for gas vehicles aims to conserve fuel and, in turn, money, efficient driving for EVs focuses on range. Now, with enough data collected from electric vehicles (EV), we’re learning more about the impact of temperature on range.

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ABI Research: connected services for consumer and commercial EVs to reach US$378M in revenues by 2030

June 3, 2020Subscriptions of connected services for consumer and commercial Electric Vehicles (EVs), such as charging-station locator, eco-routing, and EV telematics, will grow 270% from 2020 to 2024, reaching 7 million subscribers by 2024, according to global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

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Number of Zero-Emissions Commercial Vehicles Models Expected to Double by 2023

June 2, 2020The number of models of zero-emission trucks, buses, and off-road equipment is expected to double between the end of 2019 and 2023, according to a new analysis by Calstart.

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EVs show savings compared to diesel trucks, but not in every US city

June 2, 2020As fleets ponder switching to Class 8 electric trucks, they have to consider the unintended consequences and hidden costs of the new technology. One of the questions for fleets is when to charge.

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Fuel cell startup Nikola nears public trading debut (Update)

June 2, 2020Nikola Corp., the startup maker of Class 8 trucks electrically powered by batteries and fuels will have its shares to trade under its own name on the NASDAQ later this week. The merger was approved following a vote on Tuesday June 2nd.

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Get America Moving Again and Prepare the United States for the Next Era of Electric Transportation

June 1, 2020Get America Moving Again (GAMA) is the latest report from EC and SAFE that outlines how crucial the transportation sector is for the economy to recover.

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Momentum Fleet Management orders 900 Lordstown Endurance electric pickup trucks

June 1, 2020Lordstown Motors aims to transform its Northeast Ohio home into Voltage Valley, a center of modern EV manufacturing. Now the company has secured an order for 900 Endurance electric pickup trucks from Ohio-based fleet management specialist Momentum Groups.

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Electreon Wireless Presses Ahead With Projects to Electrify Roads

June 1, 2020Electreon Wireless is pressing ahead with projects to test its technology that allows electric cars to be charged while driving, potentially demonstrating a way to overcome a key barrier to the mass adoption of the vehicles.

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How Should California Wind Down Its Fossil Fuel Industry?

June 1, 2020California is the seventh-largest oil-producing state. However, clean energy is the state’s future. By law, California must have 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045, and an executive order signed by former Governor Jerry Brown calls for economywide carbon-neutrality by the same year.

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Big Oil’s transition to cleaner tech a reason for optimism

May 29, 2020Knowing that fossil fuels are a finite resource that also create the greenhouse gases alleged to be warming the planet, many major oil producers have now dug into more renewable sustainability innovation.

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Electric-powered Grand Caravan Makes 30-minute First Flight

May 29, 2020Magnix on Thursday made the first flight with a prototype of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft powered by its 750-hp Magni500 all-electric propulsion system.

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Next EV hotspot: Alabama?

May 28, 2020You may not think of Alabama as a center of the auto industry, but in fact, Mercedes-Benz opened an assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County back in 1993, and today Hyundai, Honda, Toyota and Mazda, as well as several Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, have operations in the Yellowhammer State.

via ChargedEVs

Rivian’s Amazon electric delivery van still on track as factory reopens

May 28, 2020Rivian,  the electric vehicle company backed by Amazon,  Cox Automotive and Ford, has resumed work at its factory in Normal, Ill. following a temporary shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Oregon DEQ releases timeline for Clean Fuels Program expansion

May 28, 2020The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on May 18 announced it has submitted detailed information to Gov. Kate Brown on how it plans to carry out her March 10 executive order that set a new goal for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction.

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Bloomberg’s new Electric Vehicle Outlook says sales of ICE vehicles peaked in 2017

May 28, 2020BloombergNEF’s annual Electric Vehicle Outlook forecasts trends in electrification, shared mobility and autonomous driving. The 2020 edition predicts a promising long-term future for EVs, and makes a number of interesting predictions.

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