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Preparing for Run on Less – Electric

April 7, 2021Gathering data from electric trucks in real-world operations will help the entire industry gain a better understanding of the benefits and challenges of these vehicles.

via Fleet Owner

Vicinity Motor Corp. Secures Washington Statewide Contract

April 7, 2021Vicinity Motor Corp., formerly Grande West Transportation Group, announced the State of Washington has selected Vicinity buses in a statewide purchasing contract that gives the state‘s transit agencies the right to purchase from the company’s bus portfolio.

via Metro Magazine

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GM’s Factory Zero to Build Silverado EV

April 7, 2021Factory Zero, which will have capacity to assemble roughly 250,000 BEVs annually and employ 2,200, is to build the Cruise Origin autonomous vehicle and the ’22 GMC Hummer pickup, ’24 Hummer SUV and all-electric Silverado, GM President Mark Reuss says.

via Wards Auto

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Palermo school buses go electric with funding and 50% lower electricity rate from AMPLY Power

April 7, 2021Adding another school district fleet electrification program to its growing list of customers, AMPLY Power has been selected to manage the charging of electric school buses for the Palermo Union Elementary School District in Northern California.

via Green Car Congress

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Minnesota Gov’s Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles releases 2020 annual report

April 7, 2021The Minnesota Governor’s Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles said in its annual report Monday that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the state was able to move forward toward readiness for Connected and Automated Vehicles.

via Transportation Today News

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Will e-cargo bikes take over last-mile delivery?

April 7, 2021Electric-assisted cargo bikes (e-cargo bikes) have an electric motor, which means that couriers such as Rosal don’t need to be in shape for the next Tour de France or RAGBRAI in order to haul more freight or travel challenging distances.

via Freightwaves

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Apex Clean Energy Looks to Electrify Pickup Truck Fleet

April 7, 2021XL Fleet is electrifying Apex’s vehicle fleet as part of a comprehensive effort to reduce its carbon emissions.

via NGT News

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DTNA opens order books for Freightliner eCascadia, eM2

April 7, 2021The resources of an eConsulting team will be available to assist and advise on the holistic ecosystem needed to integrate battery electric vehicles into customers’ fleets.

via Fleet Owner

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British Airways, Shell Ventures invest $24.3 million in hydrogen aircraft developer

April 6, 2021Hydrogen-electric flight specialist ZeroAvia has secured further financial backing to help accelerate the development of its first 50-plus seater zero emissions aircraft, with British Airways (BA), Shell Ventures, and Systemiq among funders jointly announcing $24.3 million investment in the start-up.

via Greenbiz

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EV charging setup would cost Schneider, NFI more than 10 times annual fuel savings: study

April 6, 2021Schneider could save $554,813 in annual fuel costs by electrifying its 42-truck fleet based out of Stockton, California, according to a study prepared by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates funded by the Environmental Defense Fund.

via Transport Dive

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Fleets Invest in B-100 to Reduce Emissions

April 6, 2021The City of Ames, Iowa, and the Washington D.C. Department of Public Works have both used B-100 in their fleets, expanding use of the fuel after successful pilots.

via Government Fleet

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Hydrogen benefits highly utilized trucks

April 6, 2021There is no denying the move towards alternative fuel solutions is gaining momentum with hydrogen and battery electric each surfacing as leaders depending on the use cases.

via Fleet Owner

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Maine issues greenhouse gas reduction executive order

April 6, 2021Maine Gov. Janet Mills recently signed an executive order that calls for a clean transportation roadmap that would increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2030.

via Transportation Today News

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GM to Build Electric Pickup at Detroit Plant

April 6, 2021General Motors Co. is about to enter the electric-pickup battle, announcing April 6 that it will build a battery-powered Chevrolet Silverado model at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant.

via Transport Topics

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Gatik, Isuzu to partner on autonomous truck platform

April 6, 2021Truck manufacturer Isuzu North America and autonomous vehicle startup Gatik will collaborate on a fully autonomous medium-duty truck, the companies announced Tuesday.

via Freightwaves

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Embark standardizes self-driving tech for major truck OEMs

April 5, 2021Autonomous truck developer Embark launched the Embark Universal Interface (EUI), a set of standardized self-driving components and the flexible interfaces necessary for major truck OEMs to more easily and robustly integrate Embark’s autonomous technology onto their vehicle platforms.

via Fleet Owner