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ACT Expo

ACT Expo 2023 Call for Abstracts Now Open

July 28, 2022ACT Expo is looking for dynamic and forward-thinking industry leaders to present case studies and compelling presentations across all weight classes and transportation sectors.

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U.S., Canadian Initiative Aims to Accelerate Transition to Zero-Emission Trucks

July 27, 2022The Multi-State Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle initiative recently released an action plan to fight rising diesel exhaust emissions. Seventeen states, as well as the District of Columbia and Quebec, are participating in the initiative.

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Rivian’s New Chapter with Amazon Officially Begins

July 27, 2022Amazon is officially starting deliveries in its new custom all-electric Rivian Electric Delivery Vehicle. The tech giant’s new EDVs hit the road as of July 21 in cities all over the U.S., including Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego and St. Louis.

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Ford Plans to Cut up to 8,000 Jobs to Help Fund EV Investment

July 26, 2022Ford Motor Co. is preparing to cut as many as 8,000 jobs in the coming weeks as the automaker tries to boost profits to fund its push into the electric vehicle market, according to people familiar with the plan.

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USPS Modernization Enables More EV Purchases

July 25, 2022The U.S. Postal Service announced it anticipates changes to the purchase plan for its next generation delivery vehicles (NGDVs). The adjustments reflect changes to the Postal Service’s overall network modernization, route optimizations, improved facility electric infrastructure, and availability of vehicles and technology.

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New York School District Taps Voters to Approve Electric School Buses

July 22, 2022Nearly $4.15 million in voter-approved proposition funds and an additional $1 million from the state’s clean energy advocacy agency are introducing a half-dozen electric school buses to Bethlehem Central School District located south of Albany.  

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WattEV invest $3M in grants for electric trucks

July 21, 2022The electric truck company is using grant money from California government agencies to buy 20 electric Class 8 trucks. The purchase will accelerate the company’s plan to offer electric Trucks-as-a-Service as the state rapidly electrifies transportation.

via Fleet Owner

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Nuvve, Utility Enable Electric School Buses to Return Energy to Grid for Emergencies

July 20, 2022Nuvve Holding Corp. and San Diego Gas and Electric are helping reduce constraints on California’s energy grid while supporting local school districts by pairing Nuvve’s Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology and services with the utility’s Emergency Load Reduction Program.

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ZF Advances Automated, Electric Technologies for Commercial Vehicles

July 20, 2022Part of a new Commercial Vehicles Solution Division, ZF premieres its next-generation electric driveline for heavy-duty trucks and an AI-based digital fleet orchestration platform.

via Fleet Owner

Upcoming Webinars to Highlight Case Studies in EV Transition

July 19, 2022A trio of upcoming ACT News webinars will give attendees a look into some interesting case studies pertaining to electric vehicle deployments, including insight into the steps these project stakeholders took to reach their goals.

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EU Poised to Mandate Zero-Emissions Vehicles by 2035

July 19, 2022In late 2020, California and the United Kingdom took a stand on the future of the internal combustion engine vehicle, both proposing mandates for 100% of new passenger vehicles sales to be zero-emission vehicles by 2035.

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The Importance of Training in the Transition to Zero-Emissions Transportation

July 18, 2022Understanding EV maintenance requirements will be quite different from the practiced technician’s current knowledge on conventional drivetrain maintenance.

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Volvo Trucks Building Electrified Charging Corridor in California

July 14, 2022Fleets with battery-electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks will be able to complete zero-tailpipe-emissions routes between Southern, Central, and Northern California by the end of next year, thanks to a new charging corridor being spearheaded by Volvo Trucks North America.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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Pilot, GM Plan Coast-to-Coast EV Fast-Charging Network

July 14, 2022Pilot Co. will install 2,000 electric fast chargers at 500 of its U.S. truck stops over the next few years, creating a coast-to-coast network in partnership with General Motors.

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Michigan Engages Voters in Electrifying One School District at a Time

July 12, 2022While states like California and New York are passing electric vehicle mandates, which require all school buses on the road must be powered by electric batteries by a certain model-year, Michigan is enlisting the help of voters to approve the necessary funds to electrify school district bus fleets.

via School Transportation News

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Walmart Buys 4,500 Canoo Electric Delivery Vehicles

July 12, 2022The vehicles will be used to deliver online orders in a sustainable way, which will contribute to Walmart’s goal to achieve zero-emissions by 2040.

via Heavy Duty Trucking