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Volvo, Northvolt Join Forces on European EV Battery Factory

June 21, 2021Volvo Car Group and Swedish battery maker Northvolt AB will jointly build an electric car battery factory in the latest move by European manufacturers to localize cell production in the region.

via Transport Topics

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Ford E-Transit Orders Now Open

June 21, 2021Since Ford opened registration for its E-Transit cargo van on May 4, more than 1,000 customers have registered their interest in purchasing over 20,000 electric vehicles. Starting June 21, interested parties can officially place orders for the electric cargo van.

via Fleet Owner

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KIT Researchers Developing Autonomous Platooning Electric Bus System in Munich

June 21, 2021Autonomous electric buses could make short-range transit safer and more efficient; however, articulated buses or those with passenger trailers require too much energy and are not flexible enough to accommodate the highly fluctuating passenger numbers. The solution could be platooning, in which several vehicles follow each other at short distances, the vehicles being controlled electronically.

via Green Car Congress

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First Peterbilt Model 220EV Goes to Anchorage

June 21, 2021Peterbilt Motors Company delivered the first production Model 220EV to the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Solid Waste Services (SWS) in Anchorage, Alaska during a celebration at Peterbilt of Alaska’s Anchorage facility.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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ELMS to Show Prototype Class 3 Electric Van at FedEx Event

June 21, 2021Electric Last Mile Systems (ELMS) will debut the second of its fully electric delivery vehicles at the upcoming Route Consultant Contractor Expo on July 30-31. The event is the largest FedEx Ground contractors event in the country and will be held in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Canada Invests in Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Commercial Fleets

June 18, 2021The Canadian government is investing $2.3 million in the Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) project.

via Bulk Transporter

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies Secures $2.5M to Advance Diesel-Free Truck Demonstration

June 18, 2021ClearFlame Engine Technologies has secured $2.5 million in additional financing from several investors, including the Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas and Illinois Corn Growers Associations to help deploy pilot Class 8 trucks with its patented technology.

via Green Car Congress

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9 Ways Innovative Fleets Save Fuel

June 18, 2021Fuel is by far the largest vehicle-based cost for motor carriers per mile, according to the American Transportation Research Institute, with costs ranging from about 34 cents per mile to nearly 65 cents per mile.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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Phoenix Motorcars Launches EV Charging Solutions for U.S. Market

June 18, 2021SPI Energy Ltd.’s wholly-owned Phoenix Motorcars subsidiary launched a full range of EV charging products for the U.S. market.

via Metro Magazine

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Commercial Vehicle OEM Proterra Debuts on Nasdaq

June 18, 2021Following the completion of the Proterra’s business combination with ArcLight Clean Transition, the OEM began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the new ticker symbol PTRA.

via Charged EVs

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Seattle Goes Zero Emissions with Last-Mile Delivery Zones

June 17, 2021A zero-emissions last-mile delivery zone is being established in Seattle through the efforts of the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab (UFL) along with several last-mile delivery and technology companies.

via Freightwaves

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Workhorse Sues Postal Service Over Delivery Truck Contract

June 17, 2021Workhorse Group has sued the U.S. Postal Service over the government agency’s awarding of a piece of its $6.8 billion delivery truck contract to Oshkosh Corp., a move Workhorse had been considering since the award was announced in February.

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Sen. Manchin Cites ‘Grave Concerns’ About US ‘Going to the EV’

June 17, 2021U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat whose vote is key to any infrastructure deal in the narrowly divided Senate, expressed “grave concerns” June 15 about the Biden administration’s drive to boost adoption of electric vehicles.

via Transport Topics

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Bridgestone Kodiak Investment to Enable Smart Tire Tech in Autonomous Trucks

June 17, 2021Bridgestone Americas is taking a minority investment in Kodiak Robotics, which will allow the integration of Bridgestone’s smart-sensing tire technologies and fleet solutions into Kodiak’s Level 4 autonomous trucks.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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Ford Acquires Battery-Management Startup to Charge EV Fleets

June 17, 2021Ford Motor Co. has acquired a startup that specializes in managing charging networks for commercial electric vehicles, a business the automaker hopes could generate as much as $1 billion in revenue by 2030.

via Transport Topics

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Battle Motors, PositivEnergy Partner on Charging Network

June 17, 2021Battle Motors, the owner and manufacturer of Crane Carrier trucks and a developer of electric vehicle (EV) technology, has partnered with PositivEnergy to install charging stations at municipal accounts across North America, according to a June 1 press release.

via Charged Fleet