Fuel / Technology: Electric Drive

Trump’s Bailout for Coal Power May Undermine the Benefits of EVs

June 26, 2018President Trump has ordered Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to prepare immediate steps to prevent the retirement of coal and nuclear electricity generating facilities. This could delay the progress in the transportation sector.

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ZEV Scorecard Assesses States’ Progress on EVs

June 19, 2018The Electrification Coalition (EC) released its first Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEV) Scorecard to assess states' actions building EV market.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles Help Disaster Recovery, Fleet Resiliency

June 12, 2018Vehicles that run on an alternative fuel – such as biodiesel, electricity, natural gas, and propane – can help build system resiliency by diversifying an emergency response fleet if a storm or other emergency disrupts a state’s primary fuel supply.

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final VW settlement plans

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FUNDING: Get Ready to Drink from the VW Firehose

June 6, 2018Final VW settlement plans open up for applicants in several states across the U.S. and school districts among the early winners.

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NYC Fleet Driving the Road to Sustainability

June 1, 2018New York City has always been one of the nation’s leaders when it comes to fleet sustainability efforts. The New York City Fleet (NYC Fleet) is operating what is probably the widest variety of alternative power vehicles and technologies in the nation.

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Santa Monica Big Blue Bus runs on RNG.

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RNG Is the Fast Track to Cleaner Air in California

May 10, 2018RNG has four big benefits: It’s a climate twofer, reducing greenhouse gas emissions through both its production and use. It reduces toxic air pollution. Its local production creates good jobs. And it can do all this now, through use in readily available near-zero natural gas engines.

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Clean School Buses

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4 Ways School Districts Can Clean Buses & Boost Bottom Lines

May 9, 2018Cleaning up school buses benefits both school districts’ bottom lines and the health of the students they serve. Here are 4 ways to clean school buses.

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Agility and Romeo Announce Battery Pack Partnership

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Self-Monitoring Electric Vehicle Battery Coming to Market

May 3, 2018Agility Fuel Solutions and battery pack maker Romeo Power Technology have partnered to produce light, customizable battery packs for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses.

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The Future of Last-Mile Delivery Goes Beyond Vehicle Electrification

May 3, 2018Vehicles that bring goods to homes and businesses in the “last mile” of delivery will be the first to undergo electrification, but the sector itself is ripe for more than just powertrain disruption.

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Trillium CNG Rebrands as Trillium as it Expands into Alternative Fuels

May 3, 2018Trillium CNG is dropping the CNG from its name to rebrand as Trillium. The goal is to continue to support alternative fuels, like CNG, and more recent alternative fuel vehicles such as electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

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Kenworth Debuts Natural Gas-Electric Hybrid Truck

May 3, 2018Looking to grab a slice of the growing market for ultra clean heavy duty drayage and regional hauling trucks, Paccar’s Kenworth unit has developed a prototype natural gas-electric hybrid version of its Class 8, T680 day cab tractor.

Governor Jerry Brown announces lawsuit against EPA

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California Sues EPA to Protect Fuel Emission Standards

May 3, 2018Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday, May 1, announced a lawsuit by California and 17 other states against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect national vehicle carbon emission standards from being rolled back by the federal government.

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Clean Cities supports local actions to cut petroleum use

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Clean Cities Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

May 2, 2018The DOE Clean Cities program celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018, more than 100 Clean Cities coalitions have collectively saved more than 8.5 billion gallons of petroleum nationally.

Mass Transit Project Bus

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Mass Transit Delivering Promise of Zero-Emission Buses for Cities

May 2, 2018Black & Veatch’s high-power electric vehicle charging infrastructure powers 14 electric buses in D.C.

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Hydrogen fuel cell and battery-electric truck

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U.S. Hybrid Will Supply Battery and Fuel Cell Electric Powertrains for Dongfeng Trucks

May 2, 2018U.S. Hybrid Corp. (ACT Expo Booth 1827) has begun co-developing hydrogen fuel cell and battery-electric trucks with China’s Dongfeng Motor Corp.

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Bill Combs, director of connected fleet at Penske Truck Leasing, speaking at the Connected Vehicle Technology Workshop

Connected Vehicle Technology Workshop Hosted by Penske

May 2, 2018ACT Expo kicked off the week with Connected Vehicle Technology workshop, hosted by Penske Truck Leasing.

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