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U.S., Canadian Initiative Aims to Accelerate Transition to Zero-Emission Trucks

July 27, 2022The Multi-State Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle initiative recently released an action plan to fight rising diesel exhaust emissions. Seventeen states, as well as the District of Columbia and Quebec, are participating in the initiative.

via FreightWaves

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Rivian’s New Chapter with Amazon Officially Begins

July 27, 2022Amazon is officially starting deliveries in its new custom all-electric Rivian Electric Delivery Vehicle. The tech giant’s new EDVs hit the road as of July 21 in cities all over the U.S., including Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego and St. Louis.

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Connecticut Law Targets Truck Emissions

July 26, 2022A new Connecticut law includes several measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, including from medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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Ford Plans to Cut up to 8,000 Jobs to Help Fund EV Investment

July 26, 2022Ford Motor Co. is preparing to cut as many as 8,000 jobs in the coming weeks as the automaker tries to boost profits to fund its push into the electric vehicle market, according to people familiar with the plan.

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Cruise Faces Scrutiny After Snafus

July 25, 2022General Motors Co.-backed self-driving startup Cruise is facing scrutiny from U.S. regulators and its own board of directors after a pair of on-road incidents raised questions about how ready the company is to expand its services.

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USPS Modernization Enables More EV Purchases

July 25, 2022The U.S. Postal Service announced it anticipates changes to the purchase plan for its next generation delivery vehicles (NGDVs). The adjustments reflect changes to the Postal Service’s overall network modernization, route optimizations, improved facility electric infrastructure, and availability of vehicles and technology.

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New York School District Taps Voters to Approve Electric School Buses

July 22, 2022Nearly $4.15 million in voter-approved proposition funds and an additional $1 million from the state’s clean energy advocacy agency are introducing a half-dozen electric school buses to Bethlehem Central School District located south of Albany.  

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Despite Net-Zero Push, Trucking Industry Heavily Reliant on Diesel

July 22, 2022A recent report shows how far the transportation industry remains from the net-zero goal.

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DOE Advances Clean Technologies with EV Charging Funding

July 21, 2022The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting decarbonizing the domestic transportation sector with a $96 million funding opportunity.

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WattEV invest $3M in grants for electric trucks

July 21, 2022The electric truck company is using grant money from California government agencies to buy 20 electric Class 8 trucks. The purchase will accelerate the company’s plan to offer electric Trucks-as-a-Service as the state rapidly electrifies transportation.

via Fleet Owner

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Nuvve, Utility Enable Electric School Buses to Return Energy to Grid for Emergencies

July 20, 2022Nuvve Holding Corp. and San Diego Gas and Electric are helping reduce constraints on California’s energy grid while supporting local school districts by pairing Nuvve’s Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology and services with the utility’s Emergency Load Reduction Program.

via NGT News

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ZF Advances Automated, Electric Technologies for Commercial Vehicles

July 20, 2022Part of a new Commercial Vehicles Solution Division, ZF premieres its next-generation electric driveline for heavy-duty trucks and an AI-based digital fleet orchestration platform.

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EU Poised to Mandate Zero-Emissions Vehicles by 2035

July 19, 2022In late 2020, California and the United Kingdom took a stand on the future of the internal combustion engine vehicle, both proposing mandates for 100% of new passenger vehicles sales to be zero-emission vehicles by 2035.

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Analysis Shows How Emerging Fuels Power Commercial Truck Fleets

July 19, 2022A new analysis from Diesel Technology Forum highlights the role of existing and emerging fuels and technologies in powering the nation’s commercial trucks.

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Rival OEMs Finalize Deal on European EV Charging Network

July 18, 2022Competitors Daimler, Volvo, and Traton complete alliance announced last year to build 1,700 electric-vehicle refill locations as U.S. advances plan for 500,000 charging stops nationwide.

via Fleet Owner

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States Prepare EV Charging Plans Ahead of Aug. 1 Deadline

July 18, 2022With an Aug. 1 deadline looming, states are finalizing their electric vehicle infrastructure deployment plans.

via Transport Topics