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New report highlights the need to electrify ride-hailing fleets

January 12, 2021Rideshare vehicles are widely believed to have larger carbon footprints than personal vehicles, so electrifying them seems likely to deliver greater emissions reductions than electrifying personal passenger cars.

via Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine

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Proterra to Take Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Business Public via SPAC Transaction

January 12, 2021Proterra, builder of electric buses, heavy-duty vehicle drivetrains, batteries and charging systems, plans to go public on the Nasdaq exchange via a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company, the latest in a string of EV companies seeking access to public market financing to meet growing demand.

via Greentech Media

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BYD, ADL to Design, Assemble Chassis for Electric Buses

January 11, 2021Alexander Dennis Ltd. and BYD U.K. say they will commence with the design and assembly of chassis for the BYD ADL partnership’s electric single- and double-deck buses for the U.K. market, ensuring completed vehicles are built in the U.K.

via NGT News

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Compact EV-specific transmission supports niche OEMs as they shift to electric

January 11, 2021Following the recent release of its HPD E crate motors and associated kit to electrify the classic Mini, Swindon Powertrain is now extending its electrification range with a new standalone E-Transmission for EVs.

via Charged EVs

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School Bus Production to Benefit from Amazon Agreement with Lion Electric

January 11, 2021Amazon and The Lion Electric Company have entered into a master agreement for $1.1 billion in new electric truck purchases that will accelerate the manufacturer’s plans to ramp up total EV production, including that of school buses.

via School Transportation News

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Paccar Parts Introduces Charging Stations for All Electric Vehicles

January 11, 2021Paccar Parts is introducing new electric vehicle charging stations to support the global launch of electric vehicles. The chargers are designed to be not only compatible with Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF electric trucks, but also to work for other electric commercial vehicles.

via TruckingInfo.com

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GoFor, Royale EV partner on fleet electrification

January 11, 2021GoFor Industries​, a Canadian last-mile delivery company, is partnering with California-based electric vehicle fleet-as-a-service (FaaS) provider​ ​Royale EV​ as part of a strategic move to electric vehicles starting in early 2021.

via FreightWaves

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Swiss haulier acquires Renault Trucks electric truck with solar panels to power refrigeration unit

January 8, 2021Swiss haulier Rhyner Logistik has just acquired a Renault Trucks 26-ton D Wide Z.E. electric truck to supply Denner supermarkets. As part of this approach, the Swiss haulier has also fitted solar panels onto the body of its electric truck to power the refrigeration unit.

via Green Car Congress

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MARTA Places Orders with New Flyer for Battery-Electric Transit Buses

January 8, 2021New Flyer of America Inc. says the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has awarded New Flyer with a new order for six Xcelsior CHARGE zero-emission, battery-electric 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses.

via NGT News

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LG and Magna enter agreement to expand powertrain electrification

January 8, 2021LG and Magna have announced a joint venture to manufacture e-motors, inverters, onboard chargers and related e-drive systems.

via Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine

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BNSF, Wabtec exploring battery-electric locomotive possibilities

January 7, 2021BNSF Railway Company, which specializes in freight transportation, announced that it has joined Wabtec, a leading global provider of equipment and digital solutions for freight and transit rail, in testing battery-electric locomotives technology in revenue service between Barstow and Stockton, Calif.

via Transportation Today News

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Lightning eMotors delivers first all-electric motorcoach to ABC Companies; order for 200 ZEVs

January 7, 2021Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of commercial electric vehicles for fleets, announced a $45-million order for its zero-emission powertrain systems from Faribault, Minnesota-based motorcoach supplier ABC Companies.

via Green Car Congress

Mike Albert Reserves Order of Lordstown Motors EV Pickups

January 7, 2021Mike Albert Fleet Solutions entered into an agreement with Lordstown Motors for delivery of a significant quantity of the Lordstown Endurance EV pickup model on behalf of clients who want work trucks that are more efficient, safer, and more productive on the job than internal combustion engine trucks, the FMC said.

via Green Fleet Magazine

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PLM adds zero-emissions TRUs

January 7, 2021PLM Trailer Leasing now offers a net-zero emission refrigerated trailer as an alternative energy fleet solution.

via Refrigerated Transporter

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Fisker announces all-electric pickup

January 6, 2021Fisker is now the latest auto company to throw its hat into the growing ring of all-electric pickups. More promising battery technology, namely solid-state, continues to make headlines for drastically improved performance over conventional lithium-ion, which may unlock tremendous potential once these batteries leave the lab and enter production.

via Hard Working Trucks

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Rivian Is Close to Raising Funds at $25 Billion Valuation

January 6, 2021Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric truck startup, is close to raising a new round of funding valuing it at about $25 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

via Transport Topics Online