Fuel / Technology: Electric Drive

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EV charging setup would cost Schneider, NFI more than 10 times annual fuel savings: study

April 6, 2021Schneider could save $554,813 in annual fuel costs by electrifying its 42-truck fleet based out of Stockton, California, according to a study prepared by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates funded by the Environmental Defense Fund.

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GM to Build Electric Pickup at Detroit Plant

April 6, 2021General Motors Co. is about to enter the electric-pickup battle, announcing April 6 that it will build a battery-powered Chevrolet Silverado model at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant.

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Hawaiian Electric’s pilot program powers its electric vehicles

April 5, 2021Hawaiian Electric, serving 95 percent of the state’s residents, recently partnered with AMPLY Power, a company providing fully managed charging service to the public sector and commercial businesses, on a pilot program to manage electric-vehicle-charging infrastructure for four of the utility’s vehicles.

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Cowen: Arrival’s unique approach sets up opportunity in EV space

April 5, 2021Research firm Cowen has set a price target of $28.50 per share for EV startup Arrival – more than $10 higher than Monday’s trading price. Cowen cited its unique approach to manufacturing as one reason for its optimism.

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Ford Electrified Vehicle Sales Up 74%

April 5, 2021Ford’s investment into electrified vehicles, along with trucks and SUVs, is paying off. Electrified vehicles hit a new record sales start, trucks reported best retail start in 13 years, and SUVs posted best first quarter retail sales since 2001, according to an April 1 company press release.

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Maine Gov. Mills’ Executive Order Aims to Accelerate Vehicle Electrification

April 5, 2021Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order to accelerate “clean transportation solutions” through measures such as increased charging infrastructure and more electric vehicles.

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EV Provider Arrival Goes Public

April 2, 2021Electric vehicle provider Arrival announced it became a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Its ordinary shares are listed under the ticker symbol ARVL.

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Lazer Spot acquisition: Electric spotter trucks ‘perfect application’ of EVs

April 2, 2021Alpharetta, Georgia-based yard management services provider Lazer Spot is dipping its toes deeper into the pool of vehicle electrification with the acquisition of Firefly Transportation Services, an electric spotter truck provider.

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Lordstown Unveils Two Beta Versions of Endurance Pickup

April 2, 2021On March 31, Lordstown Motors rolled the first two beta versions of its Endurance electric pickup off the manufacturing line. The betas were unveiled to the applause of Lordstown HQ employees.

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NACFE chooses 13 fleets and BEVs for Run on Less Electric

April 1, 2021The third Run on Less event will feature battery-electric trucks and vans Classes 3-8 in a wide variety of applications that will provide greater insights into the nascent industry.

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Last-Mile Delivery Fleet Takes Delivery of Volvo VNR Electric

April 1, 2021Quality Custom Distribution, a national food service logistics provider, recently took delivery of a Volvo VNR Electric — the first zero-emission, battery-electric truck to be deployed in QCD’s fleet of more than 700 vehicles.

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Lightning eMotors Secures Zero-Emission Delivery Truck Order from Fluid

March 31, 2021Lightning eMotors, a provider of purpose-built commercial electric vehicles for fleets, says Fluid Truck has ordered 40 additional zero-emission delivery trucks for its New York City fleet. The vehicles will be utilized by XPO Logistics and NAL Group in their support of IKEA Retail U.S. last-mile delivery efforts.

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IKEA U.S. to Convert New York Last-Mile Delivery Fleet to EVs by May 2021

March 31, 2021IKEA U.S. announced that it’s on track to have a fully operational fleet of 40 electric vehicle last-mile delivery trucks to service all five boroughs of the New York City market by May 2021. The fleet is currently operating at roughly 35% capacity and trucks are being delivered on an accelerated production schedule to meet...

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PepsiCo’s next act: Moving beyond the electric pilot

March 31, 2021Over the next decade, beverage giant PepsiCo will need to convert a large portion of the 27,000 trucks and vans that move its products — from bags of Cheetos to bottles of Mountain Dew — to electric and other zero-emission technologies.

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ABB, Amazon Web Services partner to help manage EV fleets

March 31, 2021Using machine learning and analytics, the fleet management solution aims to include charge planning and real-time monitoring with actions for vehicle health and servicing, along with EV route optimization based on time of day, weather, and use patterns.

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Merchants Fleet Aligns with ChargePoint to Offer Services to Their Clients

March 31, 2021Merchants Fleet, a fast growing fleet management company, announced March 31 its alignment to offer services to clients with ChargePoint, an electric vehicle (EV) charging network.

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