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Ryder Reveals First Two Companies in EV Fleet Program

December 6, 2023The first two companies to be publicly revealed are Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Land ‘N’ Sea Distributing, a marine and recreational vehicle parts distributor, and Servientrega International, a Bogota, Colombia-based parcel logistics carrier with operations in Miami.

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Hydrogen Industry Raises Alarm Over Leaked Tax Credit Rules

December 5, 2023A leaked draft of Treasury Department rules for hydrogen tax credits in President Joe Biden’s climate law is drawing warnings from advocates for the fuel that they may stifle the burgeoning industry before it takes shape.

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Used EV Prices Tank as Demand Craters

December 5, 2023Used electric vehicle average prices have fallen more in the past year than prices in every other vehicle category, plummeting 33.7% compared to a 5.1% drop in overall average used car pricing and a 9.6% drop in the average used hybrid price, according to an iSeeCars study released Nov. 28.

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Hyliion’s Pivot to Genset Production Could Power Trucking’s EV Transition

December 4, 2023We will not see any more of Hyliion’s ERX Hypertrucks at upcoming trade shows or exhibitions, but we may see the company’s Karno generator powering EV charging stations.

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Senators Call for Stronger EPA Regulation for Heavy Duty Vehicles

December 4, 2023U.S. Sens. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finalize the strongest possible Phase 3 heavy-duty vehicle emissions rule by next year.

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Forum Mobility Adding Electric Truck Charging Depot to Long Beach Port

December 1, 2023Forum Mobility recently announced a 9-megawatt facility adjacent to the Long Beach Container Terminal. When energized in the third quarter of 2024, the facility will be able to charge more than 200 trucks a day.

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Lithium Price Slump Means Batteries Are Cheaper Than Ever

December 1, 2023Lithium’s sharp decline, together with steep drops for nickel and cobalt, are driving battery prices to all-time lows, according to BloombergNEF.

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Tesla Color Wraps May Help Broaden Cybertruck’s Appeal

November 30, 2023A decorative film applied to the vehicle’s exterior — and a lucrative upsell Tesla has been trying out in California — could soften the edges of a vehicle seen as too harsh for mainstream buyers.

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Lion Electric Lays Off 150 Employees

November 29, 2023Canadian electric truck and bus startup Lion Electric is cutting 150 jobs, about 10% of its head count, in the U.S. and Canada as it seeks to reach profitability.

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Some Small Fleets Lean Into EV Benefits as CARB Rules Loom

November 29, 2023With CARB’s fleet emissions regulations set to begin in 2024, California fleets are preparing for a zero-emission future and all its challenges.

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Terraline to Carry Out Prototype Class 8 Truck Tests in Q1

November 28, 2023A prototype of a battery-electric Class 8 truck with an expected range of 500 miles is set to begin its first pilot tests in Florida in the first quarter of 2024, according to vehicle developer Terraline Inc.

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A Closer Look at Volvo’s Super-Efficient SuperTruck 2

November 27, 2023The SuperTruck 2 program, a public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, tasked OEMs with achieving a 100% freight efficiency improvement over their submitted 2009 baseline. Volvo Trucks not only achieved the DOE objective but exceeded even its own higher goals, with a 134% increase in freight efficiency.

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Autonomous Trucks: A Tool for the Motor Carrier Toolbox

November 27, 2023Autonomous trucks could unlock safety improvements and greater freight efficiency in the coming years, but it’s clear that this technology will not be a one-size-fits-all solution for the entire trucking industry.

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Milton Wants Nikola Arbitration Testimony to Bolster Probation Plea

November 22, 2023As if a 50-page motion for probation was insufficient, convicted Nikola founder Trevor Milton is asking his trial judge to let him use testimony from a failed arbitration case with the company to add to his plea for leniency.

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Rivian CEO Adds Product Oversight to Responsibilities

November 22, 2023Rivian Automotive Inc. CEO RJ Scaringe will take on an expanded role overseeing all product-related functions as the automaker prepares for the next generation of its electric vehicle lineup.

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Range Energy’s Trailer Electrification Platform Measures 36.3% Fuel Economy Improvement

November 21, 2023Testing was conducted on a 25.5-mile urban/highway loop at approximately 59,000 lb. GVW and 60 mph top speeds across multiple scenarios, including stop/go and steady-speed portions.

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