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California’s Big Plans to Electrify Big Rigs: Zero-Emissions Mandates Gain Momentum

April 12, 2023When people think of electric vehicles, they typically think of passenger cars, not commercial trucks or vans. But the volume of medium- and heavy-duty EVs is growing, and recent decisions by federal and California regulators are sure to increase their numbers.

via LA Times

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EPA Proposes Stricter Greenhouse Gas Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

April 12, 2023The Environmental Protection Agency on April 12 unveiled its proposed Phase 3 greenhouse gas standards for heavy-duty vehicles, which among other things includes a push for more zero-emission trucks.

via HDT

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2023 Alternative-Fuel Engine Outlook

April 10, 2023Fleets face a bevy of alternative fuels to utilize, ranging from propane to natural gas to hydrogen.

via Fleet Owner

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Kodiak Unveils New Autonomous Truck Platform

April 10, 2023The new platform increases sensor redundancy and processing power, while the design removes the roof-mounted center pod sensor suite to relocate more sensors onto pods that are located on the side-mounted mirrors.

via Transport Topics

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Seattle-Area School Districts Look to Replace Diesel, Gasoline Buses with Electric

April 7, 2023Highline School District serving the Seattle suburb of Burien, Washington, is in the process of replacing its aging gasoline and “clean diesel” school buses with new all-electric school buses.  

via STN

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GE Appliances Folds EV and AV Tech Into Fleet Operations

April 7, 2023The giant appliance manufacturer is using Einride electric and autonomous trucks to transport parts and more among ports and facilities in three southern states. The company said it would reduce 210 tons of CO2 in its first year.

via Fleet Owner

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Ryder Adds BrightDrop Electric Vans to Lease & Rental Fleet

April 6, 2023Ryder System, Inc. announced its plan to introduce 4,000 BrightDrop Zevo 600 and Zevo 400 electric vans to its lease and rental fleet through 2025. The first 200 vans will be ordered this year.

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GM Cruise Recalls 300 Robotaxis After Crash

April 6, 2023General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit has recalled 300 robotaxis to update software after one of them rear-ended a municipal bus in San Francisco.

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NACFE Report Affirms Hydrogen’s Major Role in Long-Haul Trucking’s Future

April 5, 2023The North American Council for Freight Efficiency is zeroing in on hydrogen-based powertrains for Class 8 long-haul freight routes, noting that hydrogen fuel cells are the only viable zero-emissions solution for over-the-road applications.

via Fleet Owner

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Manchin Has Threatened to Sue Over EV Tax Credits

April 5, 2023Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat and chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, last week said he’s “willing to go to court” if the Treasury Department implements the EV tax credit changes in the Inflation Reduction Act in a way he opposes.

via E&E News

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EPA Grants Waivers for California Highway Emission Standards

April 4, 2023The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a decision that grants two requests for waivers of preemption regarding four California Air Resource Board regulations related to California’s heavy-duty vehicle and engine emission standards.

via NGT News

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U.S. Reps. Introduce RNG Tax Credit Bill for Trucks

April 4, 2023U.S. Reps. Linda Sanchez (D-California) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pennsylvania) introduced a bill that if passed would provide $1 per gallon tax credit for dispensers of renewable natural gas used for commercial trucks and other motor vehicles for 10 years.

via HDT

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Biden Visits Cummins, Promotes Clean Energy

April 3, 2023President Joe Biden on April 3 toured a power generation facility here that will get a share of at least $1 billion in upgrades that engine and equipment manufacturer Cummins is planning for facilities around the country as it works on development of low- to zero-carbon engines.

via Transport Topics

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Alternative Fuels: From the Theoretical to the Real World

April 3, 2023More data is needed on alternative fuel trucks. Fleets that have had pilot projects with alternative fuel vehicles could benefit from expanding their experiments, and trucking as a whole could benefit if they shared their findings.

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Environmental Group Raises Caution Flag on Hydrogen’s Impact as Fuel

March 17, 2023The Environmental Defense Fund’s message on hydrogen can be pretty much summed up as “let’s slow down a bit.”

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Battery Electric or Hydrogen? We’ll Need Both, and More, to Decarbonize Heavy Transport

March 17, 2023Battery electric, fuel cells running on green electricity or green hydrogen, and the trusty internal combustion engine have the potential to decarbonize the transport industry.

via GreenBiz