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Governors From 16 States Ask Biden to Roll Back EV Mandates

January 29, 2024Governors from 16 states have sent a letter to President Joe Biden, asking him to rescind his electric vehicle mandates in favor of letting the market determine adoption.

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Wireless Charging for Kenworth Class 6 EVs

January 29, 2024Wave Charging has integrated its high-power wireless charging technology into Kenworth’s Class 6 electric trucks, specifically the K270E and K370E models, marking what it calls the first OEM-approved high-power wireless charging integration of its kind.

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Biden Freezes Approvals of New Licenses for LNG Exporters

January 26, 2024The Biden administration on Jan. 26 halted the approval of new licenses to export U.S. liquefied natural gas while it scrutinizes how the shipments affect climate change, the economy and national security — a moratorium likely to disrupt plans for billions of dollars in projects.

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Megawatt Grants Electrify Truck Charging Corridors

January 26, 2024Startup electric truck infrastructure developer WattEV won’t say how much money it has raised from investors. But its stunning accumulation of grant money is a bigger story.

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School Bus Industry Eligible for Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit

January 25, 2024Funding experts confirmed that school districts and bus companies that meet eligibility for being located in a low-income census tract can receive a tax credit for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, CNG and propane fueling, and at least a 20-percent mixture of biodiesel with diesel.

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TuSimple U.S. Exit Clouded by Autonomous Secrets Scandal

January 25, 2024Autonomous-truck-tech company TuSimple is in the process of shutting down its U.S. business and pulling back to its China operations, but a shareholder lawsuit is seeking to block it from leaving with what it alleges are stolen corporate trade secrets, some vital to national security.

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EPA Pushes Back Clean School Bus Rebate Applications Deadline

January 24, 2024The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday a new deadline of Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. ET for school districts, state governments, tribal governments, school bus contractors, bus dealers, and bus manufacturers to submit their applications.

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Wave to Deploy 500kW EV Charger in Cold Climates

January 24, 2024Wave Charging will deploy its 500kW ultra-fast wireless BEV charging system, developed in conjunction with Cummins and the Department of Energy, in cold climates for the first time.

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Volvo Unveils Redesigned Flagship Class 8 VNL Tractor

January 23, 2024Volvo Trucks North America launched a revamp of its flagship over-the-road Class 8 VNL tractor Jan. 23, the first major overhaul since a 2017 redesign.

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Ryder and Kodiak Open Truckport for Autonomous Trucks in Houston

January 23, 2024The truckport, which opened in December, enables Kodiak to launch and land autonomous trucks as well as transfer freight to serve routes between Houston, Dallas, and Oklahoma City.

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Could Shuttered Power Plants Become Electric Truck Charging Sites?

January 23, 2024Zeem Solutions, an early leader in electric infrastructure development, sees decommissioned power plants that once distributed hundreds of megawatts as a target-rich environment.

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SuperTruck II Innovations Could Help With Emissions Targets

January 19, 2024Aerodynamic innovations developed for the Peterbilt SuperTruck II concept truck could enter service sooner rather than later to help the company’s trucks comply with forthcoming emissions regulations, according to Paccar executives.

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Renewable Properties Launches Solar Charging Service for EV Fleets

January 18, 2024Renewable Properties has launched a new electric vehicle fleet charging service, leveraging the company’s community solar development, land acquisition, and electrical infrastructure experience to provide a turnkey charging solution for companies with EV fleets.

via Renewable Energy World

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Zero-Emission Truck Adoption Soars — and Not Just in California

January 18, 2024A new whitepaper shows a developing hockey stick of electric truck adoption, though overall ZETs make up far less than 1% of trucks on the road.

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Brazil Researchers Produce Hydrogen From Vine Shoots

January 16, 2024Researchers from the University of São Paulo and Universidad de Jaén in Brazil have shown that hydrogen can be produced from vine shoots—the main waste generated during vine pruning in viticulture.

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Report: Caltrans Budget to Take Hit Due to Green Vehicles

January 16, 2024California drivers will experience worse highway and road conditions because of lost diesel and gasoline tax revenue from a $4.4 billion drop in state coffers that legislative analysts predict will occur in 10 years from regulations outlawing traditional cars and trucks.

via Transport Topics