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Court Upholds EPA’s Ability to Grant Environmental Waivers to California

April 10, 2024The ability of California to set its own, more stringent environmental and emissions standards — the basis for the state’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule and possibly its Advanced Clean Fleets rule — was upheld Tuesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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EU Approves Tougher, Broader Heavy-Duty CO2 Emissions Cuts

April 10, 2024The European Parliament approved a mandatory target to reduce 90% of CO2 emissions from new heavy trucks by 2040. The regulation sets tougher standards than previous EU legislation and widens the scope of vehicles covered.

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Forget the Carrot. EPA Uses Stick.

April 8, 2024By forcing the market to match regulators’ lofty wishes, trucking’s decarbonization journey could slow. Look at all the trucking operations still hanging on to those pre-2010 engines.

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Musk Says Tesla Will Unveil Robotaxi in August

April 8, 2024Tesla Inc. plans to unveil its long-promised robotaxi later this year as the electric carmaker struggles with weak sales and competition from low-cost Chinese EVs.

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Gage Zero and Hillwood to Develop First EV Fleet Charging Hub in Texas

April 4, 2024The collaboration will increase supply chain resilience and last-mile efficiency, which will decrease costs and improve sustainability.

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Heavy-Truck Emissions Rules: A Disaster in the Making

April 4, 2024The fact is that the vast majority of North American fleets are nowhere near ready to transition to zero-emissions vehicles. And for most of them, the technology isn’t even ready yet.

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Greenlane Announces First Commercial EV Charging Corridor

April 2, 2024Greenlane is planning to develop its first commercial electric vehicle charging corridor along Interstate 15 in Southern California, the industry joint venture announced March 27.

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Rizon Trucks Go to Work in California

April 2, 2024Daimler Truck announced the first rollouts of its electric Rizon brand of electric trucks. The first units went to customers in California. Daimler said more deliveries of new trucks are scheduled in upcoming weeks.

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New Mexico Regulators Approve El Paso Electric $11M EV Plan, Including Low-Income Rebates

April 1, 2024The utility will also offer smart charging programs and incentives for charging equipment.

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How California’s Regulations Impact Fleet Management Nationwide

April 1, 2024Regulations have expanded to encompass vehicles that may occasionally roll through the state, with requirements for owners, operators, brokers and hiring entities.

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California, Stellantis Partner to Further Reduce Emissions

March 28, 2024The California Air Resources Board and Chrysler parent company Stellantis are targeting further greenhouse gas emission reductions from new light-duty vehicles and committing to zero-emission technology, including investments in charging infrastructure throughout the state.

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Volvo Car Just Made Its Last Diesel Vehicle

March 28, 2024Volvo Car AB produced its last automobile with a diesel engine this week, ending an era for the manufacturer that plans to only make electric vehicles by 2030.

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Tesla Staff Ordered to Demo Full Self-Driving Mode to Buyers

March 27, 2024Tesla Inc. staff are now required to install and demonstrate the company’s driver-assistance technology before handing cars over to buyers in North America, a “hard requirement” that CEO Elon Musk says will slow deliveries.

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Peterbilt Expands Cummins X15N Offerings

March 27, 2024You can now spec Cummins X15N natural gas engines in an expanded range of Peterbilt trucks. The Cummins X15N natural gas engine is now available on Peterbilt Model 579, 567 and 520 trucks, Peterbilt announced. Orders are scheduled for production in the 3rd quarter of 2024.

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Exxon Presses Case for Hydrogen Tax Credit

March 25, 2024Exxon Mobil Corp. pressed the case for hydrogen produced from natural gas to receive U.S. tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act after signing an accord to sell the low-carbon fuel to JERA Co., Japan’s biggest power provider.

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Daimler Rolls Out BEV Dealer Certification Program

March 25, 2024Daimler Truck North America announced a comprehensive battery-electric vehicle dealer certification program. Daimler said the new program builds on the foundations of its Elite Support program, a certified network of Freightliner dealers delivering customer experience throughout all areas of dealership operations.

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