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Autonomous Trucking 2023: Leaders Emerge Amid Exits and Entries

December 20, 2023The shakeout in autonomous trucking struck in full force in 2023, leaving three leaders targeting commercial routes without humans in the cab and a couple of late entries on the periphery.

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First Hydrogen Corp Initiates Fuel Cell EV Program for North America

December 19, 2023First Hydrogen Corp. has launched its new hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) program for North America. The North American program will perfectly align with the company’s expansion plan and the maturity of Quebec’s hydrogen ecosystem.

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DHL Begins Class 8 Electric Truck Operations in North America

December 19, 2023DHL Supply Chain is deploying its first Class 8 electric trucks in North America, calling it a significant milestone in its commitment to clean and efficient trucking operations.

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Los Angeles County Sets Roadmap for New Electric School Bus Sales in Four Years

December 18, 2023By the start of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Los Angeles County in California is setting a nation-leading school bus electrification goal.

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Study: Electrification of Interstate Corridors Critical for Electric Truck Adoption

December 18, 2023Strategically placing charging stations along both local and interstate highways is critical for accelerating fleet adoption of battery-electric trucks nationwide. That’s one of several findings in a new white paper commissioned by Uber Freight.

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Pilot Travel Centers, General Motors, and EVgo Open First Stations in Coast-to-Coast EV Charging Network

December 14, 2023Pilot Travel Centers, General Motors, and EVgo Inc. recently opened the first 17 nationwide electric vehicle charging network locations. Now available in 13 states, the network provides EV travelers the same amenities as Pilot and Flying J travel centers.

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NACFE: Increased Intermodal Transport Will Reduce Emissions

December 14, 2023There are opportunities to reduce freight-related emissions in intermodal, according to a new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

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Tesla Recalls Most Cars Sold in U.S. for Monitoring Defect

December 13, 2023Tesla is recalling nearly all vehicles sold in the U.S., more than 2 million, to update software and fix a defective system that’s supposed to ensure drivers are paying attention when using Autopilot.

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Feds Seek 11-Year Prison Term for Nikola Founder

December 13, 2023Federal prosecutors want Nikola Corp. founder Trevor Milton sentenced to 11 years in prison for inflating the price of the electric truck maker’s stock to enrich himself.

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Ryder Reveals First Two Companies in EV Fleet Program

December 6, 2023The first two companies to be publicly revealed are Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Land ‘N’ Sea Distributing, a marine and recreational vehicle parts distributor, and Servientrega International, a Bogota, Colombia-based parcel logistics carrier with operations in Miami.

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Hydrogen Industry Raises Alarm Over Leaked Tax Credit Rules

December 5, 2023A leaked draft of Treasury Department rules for hydrogen tax credits in President Joe Biden’s climate law is drawing warnings from advocates for the fuel that they may stifle the burgeoning industry before it takes shape.

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Used EV Prices Tank as Demand Craters

December 5, 2023Used electric vehicle average prices have fallen more in the past year than prices in every other vehicle category, plummeting 33.7% compared to a 5.1% drop in overall average used car pricing and a 9.6% drop in the average used hybrid price, according to an iSeeCars study released Nov. 28.

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Hyliion’s Pivot to Genset Production Could Power Trucking’s EV Transition

December 4, 2023We will not see any more of Hyliion’s ERX Hypertrucks at upcoming trade shows or exhibitions, but we may see the company’s Karno generator powering EV charging stations.

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Senators Call for Stronger EPA Regulation for Heavy Duty Vehicles

December 4, 2023U.S. Sens. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finalize the strongest possible Phase 3 heavy-duty vehicle emissions rule by next year.

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Forum Mobility Adding Electric Truck Charging Depot to Long Beach Port

December 1, 2023Forum Mobility recently announced a 9-megawatt facility adjacent to the Long Beach Container Terminal. When energized in the third quarter of 2024, the facility will be able to charge more than 200 trucks a day.

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Lithium Price Slump Means Batteries Are Cheaper Than Ever

December 1, 2023Lithium’s sharp decline, together with steep drops for nickel and cobalt, are driving battery prices to all-time lows, according to BloombergNEF.

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