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Iveco, Nikola Launch JV Plant for Electric Trucks in Germany

September 16, 2021The partnership announced last September between Italy-based global commercial truck maker Iveco and U.S. based manufacturer of zero-emission trucks Nikola has entered a new stage with the unveiling on Sept. 15 of a facility to manufacture Nikola Tre electric heavy-duty trucks.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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Chevron Strengthens Investments in U.S. NGV Refueling Infrastructure

September 15, 2021Chevron U.S.A. announced the signing of definitive agreements to form a joint venture with Mercuria Energy Trading to own and operate American Natural Gas and its network of 60 CNG stations across the U.S.

via NGV Journal

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Navigating the EV Sea Change Through Partnerships

September 14, 2021As the trucking industry navigates the transition to electric vehicles, more and more partnerships are developing among fleets, manufacturers, and commercial vehicle suppliers.

via Fleet Owner

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Embark Knits BYD Electric Trucks with its Autonomous Tractors for Cleaner Air

September 14, 2021Autonomous software developer Embark Trucks is coordinating HP Inc.’s use of BYD Class 8 battery-electric trucks (BETs) to pick up and drop off loads of computer products where Embark’s supervised autonomous trucks can take over for freeway transit.

via FreightWaves

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Democrats Unveil New EV Tax Credit Proposal

September 13, 2021Democrats in Washington want to include a significant new incentive to buy electric vehicles in their $3.5 trillion social spending bill, according to a new plan revealed by the House Ways and Means Committee.

via Transport Topics

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Penske Pilots Software to Support Electric Truck Charging

September 13, 2021As Penske Truck Leasing continues to expand its fleet electrification efforts, the company is evaluating related technologies to support the emerging charging needs of battery electric trucks.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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New York Governor Signs Bill Ending Sales of New Fossil Fuel Cars

September 10, 2021Legislation that directs the Department of Environmental Conservation to establish regulations to ensure that 100% of new passenger vehicles are electric by 2035 and that medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are electric by 2045 was signed by Gov. Hochul into law.

via NGT News

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Honda, Cruise to Start Testing Program, Launch Autonomous Vehicle Service Business in Japan

September 10, 2021Honda will start a testing program for autonomous vehicles in September 2021, taking a step toward an autonomous vehicle mobility service business in Japan, which Honda is planning to launch under collaboration with Cruise and General Motors.

via Green Car Congress

NYC DOT curbside electric vehicle charging pilot

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NYC Unveils Plan for Electric Vehicle Charging Network

September 10, 2021Over the next decade, New York City will create one of the country’s largest electric vehicle charging networks in an effort to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

via Transport Topics

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What Will Electrification Mean for Truck Tires?

September 10, 2021The operating characteristics of electric drivetrains, coupled with heavy battery loads, will change the way tires for electric trucks are built.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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BrightDrop, Cruise Automation Talk About Driverless Delivery

September 8, 2021General Motors siblings BrightDrop and Cruise Automation are talking about how driverless technology could fit with commercial vehicles like the electric vans BrightDrop will begin delivering to FedEx in December.

via FreightWaves

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NTSB’s Homendy Expected to Be a Tesla Watchdog

September 8, 2021Federal regulators last month officially opened an investigation into crashes involving Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system. Jennifer Homendy, the new leader of the government’s transportation safety watchdog, hopes that’s just the beginning.

via Transport Topics

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Develops Hydrogen Truck Technology

September 8, 2021New Mexico-based Los Alamos National Laboratory, with funding from the Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck consortium, is on track to solve challenges to widespread fuel cell adoption.

via NGV Journal

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U.S. Light-Duty Electric Vehicle Miles Traveled Reached 13.7 Billion Miles In 2020

September 8, 2021Beginning in 2014, annual all-electric vehicle eVMT has exceeded that of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the U.S., reaching a new high of nearly 10 billion miles in 2020.

via Clean Technica

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Los Angeles Approves 100% Clean Energy by 2035, a Decade Ahead of Prior Goal

September 7, 2021The goal now puts LADWP, the nation’s largest public utility, on track for an aggressive transition that backers said would present a model for the nation.

via Utility Dive

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Allison Transmission, Hino Trucks Partner on EV Truck Production

September 7, 2021Allison Transmission has been selected by Hino Trucks as its e-axle development partner for Class 6, 7 and 8 battery electric vehicle (BEV) trucks.

via NGT News