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Volvo VNR Electric Trucks to Be Part of Pilot Program Supporting Drayage Fleets

March 4, 2024Two Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric trucks will be utilized to launch the pilot ONE Electric Truck Program, which offers small drayage fleets in Southern California a free three-month lease on the zero-tailpipe emission Volvo VNR Electric trucks.

via NGT News

Department of Energy Rebrands Clean Cities Name

March 1, 2024While not a big departure from its original name, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that its Clean Cities program is now known as Clean Cities and Communities.

via STN

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Electric Truck Progress Report

March 1, 2024It would be fair to say, in 2023, that battery-electric Class 8 trucks haven’t exactly taken the market by storm.

via HDT

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Con Edison Expands SmartCharge EV Incentive Program to Commercial Stations in NYC

February 28, 2024Ride share and fast charging provider Revel will be the first participant in Consolidated Edison’s new EV charging program. Officials say program incentives should help lower station operating costs.

via Utility Dive

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Voltera Aims to Double Zero-Emission Charging Sites This Year

February 28, 2024Voltera has announced that it has secured 19 new ZEV infrastructure development sites since it spun out of EdgeConneX in August 2022.

via HDT

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DOE to Commit $366M for Rural & Remote Clean Energy

February 27, 2024The U.S. DOE announced more than $366 million for 17 projects across 20 states and 30 Tribal Nations and communities, as part of an effort to accelerate clean energy deployment in rural and remote areas of the country.

via Renewable Energy World

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Nikola Doubles Q4 Revenue, Delivers First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks

February 27, 2024After a rough second half of 2023, things might be looking up for the EV and FCEV truck maker: ‘We are now focused on production.’

via Fleet Owner

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Who’s Still In Autonomous Trucking?

February 26, 2024The crowded field of developers in the autonomous truck space has winnowed during the past year. Those that remain continue to lay the foundation for large-scale industry adoption.

via Transport Topics

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Why Propane Autogas Made Sense for this USPS Contractor

February 26, 2024The company recognized the importance of reducing its carbon footprint, but it needed a solution that wouldn’t burden the company with infrastructure constraints or costly maintenance.

via HDT

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EV Diagnostics: A Critical Part of Electric Vehicle Management

February 21, 2024Multiple fleets attest to the importance of remote diagnostics when it comes to EVs.

via Fleet Owner

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Clean Bus Planning Awards Promote Electrification of Fleets with Transition Plans

February 21, 2024The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched the $5 million Clean Bus Planning Awards (CBPA) program, which is funded by the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation.

via NGT News

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Minnesota Report Cautions Against Rush to EV Transition

February 20, 2024State lawmakers rushing to jump on the battery-electric vehicle bandwagon for longhaul and shorthaul regional trucks will create a web of interconnected operational roadblocks and impeded efficient delivery of goods, and cause higher consumer costs, according to a new report.

via Transport Topics

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Plus Unveils Open Platform Autonomous Control System

February 20, 2024Plus said its new Open Platform for Autonomy system will make it easier for fleets to transition to self-driving trucks.

via HDT

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California Bill Seeks to Make it Easier to Deploy Curbside Charging

February 19, 2024California Assemblymember Kevin McCarty introduced Assembly Bill 2427, the Equitable EV Charging Act to increase access to EV charging for residents of multi-family housing by making it easier to deploy curbside charging.

via Green Car Congress

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Ex-VW Chief Sticks to Story on 2015 Diesel Testing Scandal

February 19, 2024On Feb. 14, the ex-VW head broke his silence in a court in the town of Braunschweig, speaking in public for the first time since 2017 about his role in one of the biggest corporate scandals in German history.

via Transport Topics

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California Expanding Fleet of Hydrogen Passenger Trains

February 15, 2024The California Department of Transportation announced on Feb. 14 a $127 million agreement with Stadler Rail AG to expand its fleet of zero-emission, hydrogen-powered passenger trains.

via Transport Topics