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Daimler’s New RIZON Electric Truck Feels Like Driving a Car

September 7, 2023Daimler recently launched a new class 4-5 medium-duty electric truck brand, RIZON, and we got a chance to kick the tires and drive one around.

via Electrek

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Tyson Foods, Gatik Deploying Class 7 Autonomous Trucks

September 6, 2023Tyson Foods and Gatik AI announced a multi-year collaboration to deploy autonomous refrigerated box trucks on Tyson routes in Northwest Arkansas.

via HDT

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Magnet-Free ZF Electric Motor Reduces Reliance on Precious Metals

September 5, 2023The inductive current transmission unit inside the rotor of the new e-motor design performs like standard electric vehicles’ permanent-magnet synchronous machines, which the supplier says improves geopolitical supply chains.

via Fleet Owner

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Road to Hhumanless Trucking Hits a California-Sized Political Pothole

August 31, 2023California lawmakers want to limit autonomous truck testing and implementation despite state regulators and AV industry leaders’ evidence that robotic trucks could reduce highway deaths. The Golden State stands in the way of coast-to-coast AV freight.

via Fleet Owner

Nikola Founder Loses Bid for a New Trial

August 31, 2023Nikola Corp. founder Trevor Milton lost his bid for a new trial when the judge in his case rejected a defense claim that a juror hid a bias against rich people.

via FreightWaves

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Mercedes-Benz Ready to Kick Off Buildout of 2,000 EV Charging Hubs

August 30, 2023Mercedes-Benz says it will begin opening high-power charging stations in October, with the first Mercedes-Benz Charging Hubs going into operation in Atlanta; Chengdu, China; and Mannheim, Germany.

via NGT News

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Why the EV Industry Is Talking About ‘Black Mass’

August 29, 2023There’s growing interest in battery recycling as the global EV industry expands and as carmakers and Western governments aim to build supply chains that bypass China.

via Transport Topics

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First Class 3 Mullen Electric Truck Rolls Off Assembly Line

August 29, 2023Mullen Automotive, an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer, announced its first production vehicle. The Mullen Three is a Class 3 EV truck built at Mullen’s commercial vehicle assembly facility located in Tunica, Mississippi.

via HDT

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At the Forefront of Freight’s Green Future with WattEV

August 28, 2023According to CEO Salim Youssefzadeh, WattEV was created to help the trucking industry in and around the Long Beach ports transition to battery-electric heavy trucks.

via HDT

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Girsky’s Goal at Nikola: Don’t ‘Screw Up the Momentum’

August 28, 2023Despite ongoing challenges, company’s 3rd CEO in a year is upbeat in 1st interview in new role.

via FreightWaves

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More Fleets Finding Alt-Fuel Success with Propane

August 25, 2023Fleet owners and maintenance managers weigh in on the benefits of propane autogas, the near-zero emission fuel with infrastructure at the ready.

via Fleet Owner

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Renewables Accounted for a Quarter of U.S. Electrical Generation During the First Half of 2023

August 25, 2023According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, renewable energy sources provided a quarter of the nation’s electrical generation during the first half of 2023 – a slight increase from 2022.

via Renewable Energy World

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Investors, Buyers Losing Interest in ‘Speculative’ Renewable Projects

August 24, 2023LevelTen Energy has seen a decline in both the size and number of bids on their platform in recent months, according to an August report.

via Utility Dive

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Volvo Enters LNG Truck Pilot with Linde Canada

August 23, 2023The Canadian gas and engineering company will deploy five Volvo FH liquid natural gas-powered trucks to measure performance and emission reduction.

via Fleet Owner

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CARB Sets up Unit to Help Fleets Navigate California’s Clean Fleets Rule

August 23, 2023With the first requirements of the California Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) rule looming at the start of 2024, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is rolling out a program to push the adoption of zero-emission vehicles in the state.

via FreightWaves

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Cruise to Cut San Francisco Fleet in Half After Crashes

August 22, 2023General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit has agreed to cut its fleet of San Francisco robotaxis in half as authorities investigate two recent crashes in the city.

via Transport Topics