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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.

via Transport Topics

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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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Pittsburgh Tech Investment Soars, Spurred by AV Firms

March 22, 2024Pittsburgh tech companies raised just over $3 billion in funding last year, led by landmark investments in autonomous vehicle startups, a report published March 20 by Ernst and Young and Innovation Works found.

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Nikola Marks Opening of HYLA Refueling Station in Southern California

March 22, 2024Nikola Corporation, provider of zero-emissions transportation, energy supply and infrastructure solutions via the HYLA brand, celebrated the grand opening of its inaugural HYLA high-pressure modular refueling station and facility in Southern California.

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EV Charging for the U.S. Freight Trucking Market is Starting to Scale

March 21, 2024Due to the limitations that EV truck batteries face in range, trucking companies and EV partners are focusing on drayage transportation, and the movement of goods across short distances, for use at ports and intermodal logistics facilities.

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EPA Issues Final National Pollution Standards for Motor Vehicles

March 21, 2024These standards will avoid more than 7 billion tons of carbon emissions and provide nearly $100 billion of annual net benefits to society, including $13 billion of annual public health benefits due to improved air quality, and $62 billion in reduced annual fuel costs, and maintenance and repair costs for drivers.

via NGT News

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Biden Drops Mileage Score for EVs in Bid to Spur Sales

March 19, 2024The Biden administration is setting a new estimate of the fuel efficiency of electric vehicles that’s meant to better reflect the real world and is likely to further drive sales of emission-free cars.

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Diesel to Still Rule Transportation ‘For Many Years’

March 19, 2024Today’s fleet leaders must balance regulatory and customer pushes toward decarbonization with the pragmatic pull toward traditional diesel power.

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California Postpones Periodic Smog Test Check for Trucks

March 18, 2024The California Air Resources Board has delayed the first periodic testing deadline for the Clean Truck Check Program to Jan. 1, 2025.

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Pathways to Procurement: Driving e-Mobility Through Partnerships

March 15, 2024For utilities considering adopting an EV charging program, ABB e-Mobility’s Todd Shock has one piece of advice: go big, or go home.

via Renewable Energy World

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Bollinger on the Cusp of Becoming ‘a True OEM’

March 15, 2024With a renewed focus on fleets, capital, and grand production plans, the startup is about ready to begin building its Class 4 chassis cabs, designed for upfitters to adapt seamlessly from ICE to EV body building.

via Fleet Owner

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Biden Administration Unveils EV Freight Charging Plan

March 14, 2024As part of its continued push to decarbonize aspects of the freight sector, the Biden administration’s Joint Office of Energy and Transportation debuted its road map to gradually help reduce emissions through 2040.

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New Federal Strategy to Develop Zero-Emission Infrastructure Along Freight Corridors

March 14, 2024The strategy is designed to guide the deployment of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicle charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure from 2024 to 2040, according to an announcement, encouraging federal and state government and private-sector investments to develop charging infrastructure.

via HDT

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ACF Spurs Small Gain in Zero-Emission Drayage Trucks at Port of Long Beach

March 5, 2024Even with regulators shelving California’s Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) rule for at least a few months, the first data released by the Port of Long Beach suggests how the drayage industry was getting ready for its launch at the start of this year.

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CARB Uses $33M in Funding to Target Other Zero-Emissions School Travel

March 5, 2024CARB announced Thursday it awarded $33 million to seven low-income communities to fund zero-emissions transportation and mobility options that can benefit schoolchildren, which includes over $6.5 million to purchase four electric shuttle buses to transport students and a charging station as well as to provide driver training for the City of El Monte.

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NACFE, RMI Release New Report on SuperTruck 2 Findings

March 4, 2024The North American Council for Freight Efficiency and RMI have released a new report assessing the commercial vehicle technologies investigated and demonstrated by truck makers as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SuperTruck 2 program.

via Transport Topics