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Fleet Electrification at a Crossroads

May 23, 2022With at least two dozen manufacturers ready to serve the commercial vehicle market with electric trucks and chassis, fleets will soon be making tough decisions they never had to with ICE vehicles.

via Automotive Fleet

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EPA Begins Accepting Applications for Year-One Clean School Bus Program Rebates

May 23, 2022The long-anticipated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean School Bus Program is now open for eligible applicants to apply for rebates when purchasing zero- or low- emission school buses.

via School Transportation News

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Hydrogen’s Future in Trucking Has Steep Hill to Climb

May 19, 2022For hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to be adopted at-scale in the trucking industry, there are hurdles that must be overcome.

via Fleet Owner

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Daimler to Deploy 800 eCascadias to Sysco

May 19, 2022Food service distributor Sysco Corp. and Daimler Truck North America jointly announced Sysco’s letter of intent to deploy 800 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors by 2026.

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Gallery: Future of Transportation Draws Record Crowd to ACT Expo

May 18, 2022Fleet leaders, suppliers, and more descended upon Southern California to get a close-up view of the emerging future of transportation. Along with high-tech equipment, CV leaders used the expo to discuss how to get the industry to zero emissions.

via Fleet Owner

‘Clean’ Trucking is Here to Stay

May 18, 2022While the industry waits for electric vehicle charging infrastructure to catch up with OEM production, commercial fleets are investing in a variety of technologies to help them improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.

via Fleet Owner

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ACT Expo Panelists: It Takes a Village to Electrify

May 17, 2022If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times. Invest in your people, plan for future infrastructure needs, and lean on your partners. Those were the three main themes from the “Electrifying School Bus Fleets: Challenges and Triumphs,” panel discussion at ACT Expo.

via School Transportation News

Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks Are Hitting the Roads in California and Beyond

May 17, 2022Battery-powered big rigs are finally moving from tests to real-world rollouts for shorter routes.

via Canary Media

Electric Truck Charging Plaza Coming to Port of Long Beach This Year

May 16, 2022The Port of Long Beach this year will get a charging plaza for heavy-duty electric trucks that is designed to connect with a charging “highway” leading from the port to Sacramento by the end of 2023. The charging station would also serve the Port of Los Angeles.

via Los Angeles Daily News

ACT Expo: Shell-Penske Truck EV Charging Deal, Battery Price Surge Cools ‘a Little Bit’

May 16, 2022Shell is investing in its EV charging business, a venerable school bus maker will provide a new EV platform, a report details the rise of renewable diesel, and executives discuss why battery cell costs are so high.

via Automotive News

CleanTechnica At ACT Expo 2022 — First Pass

May 16, 2022This year’s ACT Expo brought together all the usual suspects in the big trucking space in a show that– for the first time since COVID kicked off in 2020– really had the buzz and excitement of a good, pre-pandemic tech show.

via Cleantechnica

Truck Tech: ACTing Up Edition

May 16, 2022The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo nearly doubled attendance from just eight months ago and the conversion of diesel trucks new and old to batteries and fuel cells emerged as an undeclared theme.

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Big Rigs Going Electric As Navistar, Cummins, Daimler Rev Up Next-Generation Trucks

May 16, 2022The electric vehicle revolution is far bigger than Tesla and Ford as the world’s top makers of heavy-duty trucks and powertrains including Navistar, Daimler, Cummins, Hyundai and Volvo also intend to shake up their industry with next-generation battery- and hydrogen-powered models that cut carbon and exhaust pollution.

via Forbes

Fleets Share Progress, Frustrations on the Race to Cut Carbon Emissions

May 16, 2022Fleets will ultimately bear the brunt of efforts to reduce trucking’s impact on the climate crisis. And at the third and final Roundtable Discussion at ACT Expo, four fleets discussed how they’ve tackled the sustainability challenge — and the long road still ahead.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

Cummins CEO: Zero-Emission Future can be Profitable for Trucking

May 16, 2022In his ACT Expo keynote, CEO Tom Linebarger calls on the trucking industry to work together to create and share a future that combats climate change and solves problems as it scales up decarbonizing solutions to bring adoption costs down.

via Fleet Owner

Navistar CEO Calls for Long-Term Commitment to get to Net Zero

May 16, 2022Taking the stage on the second day of ACT Expo as keynote speaker, Navistar CEO Mathias Carlbaum pointed out a newspaper article from 1912, with a scientist reporting that “coal consumption is affecting our climate.”

via Heavy Duty Trucking