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4 things every utility, fleet and energy regulator should know about heavy-duty truck charging

April 9, 2021A study commissioned by EDF and conducted by Gladstein, Neandross and Associates addresses these charging questions and provides a pathway to ensuring heavy duty trucks can electrify.

via Environmental Defense Fund

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Air Products, New Flyer Promote Benefits of Fuel Cell Electric Buses

April 9, 2021Air Products, an industrial gases company, and New Flyer of America Inc. recently demonstrated the benefits of fuel cell electric buses powered with Air Products’ hydrogen.

via NGT News

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Nikola Partners with RIG360 on Class 8 Sales, Service

April 9, 2021Nikola Corp. announced its first step in establishing a nationwide plan for its Class 8 truck sales and service coverage. Nikola has partnered with RIG360 Service Network, a network of heavy-duty truck service and maintenance centers, to later this year provide sales and service products for commercial customers.

via Fleet Forward

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Michelin Reinforces Bet on Hydrogen to Move Beyond Tires

April 9, 2021Michelin is intensifying efforts to make fuel cells as the French company bets that growing demand for hydrogen vehicles will help reduce its dependence on tires.

via Transport Topics

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What is the carbon footprint of a truck?

April 9, 2021According to the Environmental Protection Agency, these gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases. Greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere to keep the planet warm, but too much can lead to global warming. These gases can take thousands of years to leave the atmosphere, making it vital to manage our individual...

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Trillium to supply 20 million gallons of renewable gas to LA Metro buses

April 9, 2021Trillium announced a new partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). Metro has turned to Trillium to provide ultra-low carbon renewable natural gas to two bus depots.

via NGV Journal

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SEI team finds heavy-duty battery-electric trucks more economically feasible than thought

April 8, 2021If fast charging is available, the competitiveness of battery electric trucks compared with diesel trucks can actually improve with larger trucks, according to a new study by Björn Nykvist and Olle Olsson from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

via Green Car Congress

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EV Shift Becomes Life-or-Death Risk for Automakers

April 8, 2021A comprehensive study of the developing electric-vehicle market by consultant KPMG titled, “Place Your Billion-Dollar Bets Wisely.” It posits the $200 billion automakers are pouring into EVs now is chasing sales that will represent 24% to 37% of the global auto market by 2030.

via Transport Topics

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Canada: more CNG buses to improve public transport in Greater Victoria

April 8, 2021The Government of Canada is investing more than $4.9 million, and the Government of British Columbia over $4.5 million in these two projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) of the Investing in Canada plan

via NGV Journal

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Farizon AD21 Defies the Tesla Semi Truck With Battery Swapping

April 8, 2021The Farizon AD21 was designed in Europe but aims mostly at the Chinese market, where stricter laws on diesel trucks will soon make them illegal in many of the country’s megacities. Only electric trucks will manage to drive there, and the Farizon AD21 wants to be among them.

via Inside EVs

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Embark Pursues OEM Integration of Autonomous Tech, Rolls out Carrier Program

April 8, 2021Embark is taking steps to commercialize its autonomous truck technology, making it easier to integrate for truck makers and setting up a development program with several major trucking fleets.

via TruckingInfo

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Major fleets to test if Hyliion Hypertruck is in it for the long haul

April 8, 2021With the formation of the Hypertruck Innovation Council, Hyliion is ready to test how far its Class 8 battery/natural gas hybrid can go to cut fleets’ carbon footprint and fuel costs.

via Fleet Owner

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California’s Porterville Utilizing LCFS Credits to Accelerate Adoption of ZEVs

April 8, 2021The city of Porterville, Calif., and SRECTrade, a provider of cloud-based technology platforms to register clean energy assets, say they plan to continue reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality for area residents.

via NGT News

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Port of Long Beach mulls alternative energies as power demand set to skyrocket

April 8, 2021The Port of Long Beach expects its power demand on the electricity grid “to triple or quadruple” by 2035 from increases in shoreside power and electricity-powered yard equipment.

via Port Technology

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Why Remote Control Isn’t Required for Self-Driving Vehicles

April 8, 2021As autonomous vehicle testing advances without cohesive federal guidelines, companies are operating under inconsistent or nonexistent rules for how and whether a vehicle is monitored and controlled on the road.

via Transport Topics

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The key things to know about Biden’s EV infrastructure plan

April 7, 2021Within President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan — the American Jobs Plan — unveiled last week, the White House is proposing a massive $174 billion investment “to win the EV market.”

via Greenbiz