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Rivian CEO Adds Product Oversight to Responsibilities

November 22, 2023Rivian Automotive Inc. CEO RJ Scaringe will take on an expanded role overseeing all product-related functions as the automaker prepares for the next generation of its electric vehicle lineup.

via Transport Topics

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Range Energy’s Trailer Electrification Platform Measures 36.3% Fuel Economy Improvement

November 21, 2023Testing was conducted on a 25.5-mile urban/highway loop at approximately 59,000 lb. GVW and 60 mph top speeds across multiple scenarios, including stop/go and steady-speed portions.

via Fleet Owner

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School Bus Contractors Share Why They Switched to Propane

November 21, 2023Three transportation contractors shared how they are integrating propane into their school bus operations and the resulting financial benefits they are seeing.

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Illinois Governor Seeking $1 Billion EPA Clean Energy Bid

November 20, 2023Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is going after every federal dollar to turn the state into a hub for new technologies, intensifying a battle among states for trillions in funds available under the Biden administration.

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Coca-Cola Bottler Gets First Heavy-Duty EVs for California Trucking Fleet

November 20, 2023Daimler Truck North America has delivered 20 zero-emission, battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors to Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling, a West Coast and Midwest bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola brands.

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Torc Tackles Beyond-the-Truck Autonomous Issues

November 17, 2023The independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck moves deliberately. Aurora Innovation and Kodiak Robotics target late 2024 for their first commercial routes with driverless trucks. Torc is looking at 2027.

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Volvo Workshop Prepares Fleet Partners for CARB Regulations

November 16, 2023Now is the time for fleets to meet the challenge of complying with next year’s regulations from the California Air Resources Board, said Rebecca Schenker, senior director of programs with clean transportation and energy consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

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Australian EV Fleet Management Start-Up Announces $10 Million Funding Round to Push Into U.S.

November 16, 2023Australian electric fleet managing software company Evenergi has announced the first close in a $10 million funding round through U.S. investor Aligned Climate Capital.

via The Driven

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Westport, Volvo Fuel System to Ink JV Agreements by January

November 14, 2023Westport Fuel Systems Inc. expects definitive agreements for its high-pressure gas-injection fuel system joint venture with Volvo Group to be signed by the end of January at the latest, executives said.

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Einride Begins Regular Unmanned Moves for GE Appliances

November 13, 2023An unmanned cargo vehicle operated by Swedish startup Einride has begun transporting goods on a regular basis for GE Appliances at a private site in Selmer, Tennessee.

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Joint Venture Starts Electric Truck Pay-Per-Use Pilot

November 13, 2023Scania CV AB and digital road freight forwarder Sennder Technologies have formed Juna, a joint venture to introduce a pay-per-use model that provides European transport companies with access to electric truck solutions and guaranteed capacity.

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Nikola Says Battery Fix Might Need Design Change

November 10, 2023Executives of the zero-emission truck maker said fixing the causes of June’s battery fires will likely be more expensive and costly than previously expected.

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Volvo Group Wins Bid for Bankrupt Proterra Battery Assets

November 10, 2023Swedish truck maker Volvo Group will pay $210 million for the battery-making and charging assets of bankrupt Proterra Inc.

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How the U.S. Can Electrify its Public Fleets, From City Buses to Garbage Trucks

November 8, 2023As the United States works to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050, shifting public fleets from fossil fuel vehicles to EVs will be a critical step.

via GreenBiz

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Rivian to End Exclusivity With Amazon

November 8, 2023Electric vehicle maker Rivian said Nov. 7 that it will allow other companies to purchase its fleet of delivery vans, ending an exclusive agreement with Amazon.

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Apple, Nike and Others Back New Clean Energy Project to Decarbonize Supply Chains

November 7, 2023The Clean Energy Procurement Academy, whose founding members also include Amazon, Meta and PepsiCo, aims to boost clean energy procurement and curb emissions.

via Utility Dive