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Automakers Switching To An EV Future Must Deal With Stranded Assets

January 20, 2021One of the reasons legacy automakers are resisting electrification is that they fear, with good reason, that the transition will take a big bite out of their profits.

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A Battery That Charges As Fast As Filling A Gas Tank

January 20, 2021A startup has developed lithium-ion batteries that can charge an electric vehicle in about the same time as an average fuel tank fill-up, Yahoo News reports. A typical EV now takes about eight hours to charge.

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Werner Invests in TuSimple to Spur Autonomous Trucking

January 20, 2021Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises announced it invested in TuSimple, an autonomous trucking technology company founded in 2015, and described it as an important milestone in the journey to become an environmental leader.

via Transport Topics Online

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2021 Sustainable Fleets Report: Even More Insight on Clean Tech

January 19, 2021In 2021 the State of Sustainable Fleets report will build on the data gathered from fleets in 2020 and their clean technology efforts.

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Mexican industry expects to double number of natural gas stations in 2021

January 19, 2021The Mexican Association of Natural Gas for Vehicles, CNG, LNG and Biogas reported that the Energy Regulatory Commission authorized new permits for NGV projects in the country, for which they estimate that in December 2021 the country will reach 107 public natural gas stations.

via NGV Journal

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Rolls-Royce supplying two mtu gas engines for first LNG-hybrid tugboat

January 19, 2021Rolls-Royce is supplying two mtu 16V 4000 M55RN gas engines to Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard for the construction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-hybrid powered tug.

via Green Car Congress

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Nikola strikes rate deal on hydrogen infrastructure in Arizona

January 19, 2021The Arizona Corporation Commission has approved an application by Arizona Public Service to create a unique rate schedule for power sold to Nikola to generate hydrogen at a future zero-emissions truck fueling station.

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GM, Microsoft Lead $2 Billion Funding Round for Cruise

January 19, 2021General Motors Co. and Microsoft Corp. are leading a $2 billion investment round in self-driving car startup Cruise in a deal that will bring the software giant’s cloud and edge-computing capabilities to the venture.

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NHTSA issues final rule for driverless cars

January 19, 2021The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued its final rule on driverless vehicle safety standards.

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Autobus Seguin Electrifies School Bus Fleet with Lion Order

January 19, 2021Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, says its proposed business combination partner, Lion Electric and Autobus Groupe Séguin, a Quebec-based transportation operator, have signed an order for the acquisition of 60 zero-emission LionC electric school buses over a five-year period.

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Electrify America collaborates with EVNoire to promote EV access in California African-American communities

January 19, 2021Fast charging network operator Electrify America has announced a collaboration with EVNoire Mobility Intelligence Consulting Group in a campaign to increase awareness of EVs in African-American communities throughout California.

via Charged EVs

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Kodiak Begins Regular Disengage-Free Autonomous Deliveries

January 19, 2021Kodiak Robotics Inc. announced trucks equipped with its Kodiak Driver autonomous system have begun making regular disengage-free customer deliveries on the middle-mile route on Interstate 45 between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston.

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Swedish largest logistics group successfully trials biomethane trucks

January 18, 2021Low-emission fuels are becoming increasingly popular in the Nordic transport sector. Six Swedish logistic companies that are part of MaserFrakt (the biggest transportation company in Sweden) recently tested trucks that used bio-LNG as fuel as a way to reduce their emissions.

via NGV Journal

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Electric Last Mile Relocates Global Headquarters to Michigan

January 18, 2021Electric Last Mile Inc. (ELMS), a commercial electric vehicle solutions company, has established its new global headquarters, which will also house the company’s tech hub, innovation prototype lab and customer center.

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EPA: Funding Available to Promote Diesel-Reducing Projects

January 18, 2021The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says grant funding is available to promote projects that reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines.

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GM to invest nearly $800M to convert CAMI into Canada’s 1st large-scale commercial EV plant; EV600 first

January 18, 2021Subject to ratification of a tentative 2021 agreement reached with Unifor and confirmation of government support, General Motors plans to bring production of its recently announced BrightDrop electric light commercial vehicle, the EV600, to its CAMI manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.

via Green Car Congress