Fuel / Technology: Electric Drive

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Einride Debuts Autonomous-Optimized Electric Trailer

May 31, 2022Swedish truck OEM Einride debuted an electric long-haul trailer optimized for use with both autonomous and electric truck vehicle platforms.

via Charged Fleet

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Funding, Grants Help Improve ROI on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Travel Centers

May 31, 2022Investing in electric vehicle charging equipment can be capital intensive, but funding opportunities, such as rebates and grants, make equipment and installation more affordable and help truckstop and travel plaza operators enter the EV charging space.

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Futurist: Battery-Electric Trucks Are a ‘Fantasy’

May 26, 2022BEVs could have their day, but if the industry’s focus is on decarbonization, fuel cells are trucking’s future, according to a transportation futurist, who laid out the case for hydrogen.

via Fleet Owner

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Volvo Introducing Fossil-Free Steel in its Trucks

May 25, 2022The world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo is now introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks, which will be produced by the Swedish steel company SSAB and will be first included in Volvo’s heavy-duty electric trucks.

via Green Car Congress

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Volvo LIGHTS Project Wins SCAG Sustainability Award

May 24, 2022The Southern California Association of Governments recently awarded the Volvo LIGHTS project with its 2022 Outstanding Achievement in Sustainability award.

Volvo LIGHTS

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Experts Urge Preparation Now for Transition to EVs

May 24, 2022Sometime in the 2020s or early 2030s a growing number of traditional longhaul trucks could be running on hydrogen fuel cell systems while vans and trucks running regional and local routes will rely on battery-electric propulsion systems.

via Transport Topics

Fleet Electrification at a Crossroads

May 23, 2022With at least two dozen manufacturers ready to serve the commercial vehicle market with electric trucks and chassis, fleets will soon be making tough decisions they never had to with ICE vehicles.

via Automotive Fleet

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EPA Begins Accepting Applications for Year-One Clean School Bus Program Rebates

May 23, 2022The long-anticipated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean School Bus Program is now open for eligible applicants to apply for rebates when purchasing zero- or low- emission school buses.

via School Transportation News

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Lessons Learned from Volvo LIGHTS Leading the Charge Forward

May 20, 2022A recently released guidebook from the Volvo LIGHTS project is offering fleets insight into how to move forward with the wide-scale adoption of electric trucks.

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Daimler to Deploy 800 eCascadias to Sysco

May 19, 2022Food service distributor Sysco Corp. and Daimler Truck North America jointly announced Sysco’s letter of intent to deploy 800 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors by 2026.

via Transport Topics

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Gallery: Future of Transportation Draws Record Crowd to ACT Expo

May 18, 2022Fleet leaders, suppliers, and more descended upon Southern California to get a close-up view of the emerging future of transportation. Along with high-tech equipment, CV leaders used the expo to discuss how to get the industry to zero emissions.

via Fleet Owner

‘Clean’ Trucking is Here to Stay

May 18, 2022While the industry waits for electric vehicle charging infrastructure to catch up with OEM production, commercial fleets are investing in a variety of technologies to help them improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.

via Fleet Owner

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ACT Expo Panelists: It Takes a Village to Electrify

May 17, 2022If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times. Invest in your people, plan for future infrastructure needs, and lean on your partners. Those were the three main themes from the “Electrifying School Bus Fleets: Challenges and Triumphs,” panel discussion at ACT Expo.

via School Transportation News

Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks Are Hitting the Roads in California and Beyond

May 17, 2022Battery-powered big rigs are finally moving from tests to real-world rollouts for shorter routes.

via Canary Media

Big Rigs Going Electric As Navistar, Cummins, Daimler Rev Up Next-Generation Trucks

May 16, 2022The electric vehicle revolution is far bigger than Tesla and Ford as the world’s top makers of heavy-duty trucks and powertrains including Navistar, Daimler, Cummins, Hyundai and Volvo also intend to shake up their industry with next-generation battery- and hydrogen-powered models that cut carbon and exhaust pollution.

via Forbes

Fleets Share Progress, Frustrations on the Race to Cut Carbon Emissions

May 16, 2022Fleets will ultimately bear the brunt of efforts to reduce trucking’s impact on the climate crisis. And at the third and final Roundtable Discussion at ACT Expo, four fleets discussed how they’ve tackled the sustainability challenge — and the long road still ahead.

via Heavy Duty Trucking