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Honda Tests Prototype Autonomous Work Vehicle at Construction Site

November 17, 2021Honda and Black & Veatch announced the completion of a successful test of the fully-electric prototype Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at a Black & Veatch construction site in New Mexico.

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Lightning eMotors Execs Tout Production Growth, Land L.A. Deal

November 17, 2021With several recent headlines in the commercial electric vehicle space focused on production delays and big guidance changes, the leaders of Lightning eMotors repeatedly delivered a clear message to go with their third-quarter results: They’re actually making stuff and being paid for it.

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Rivian Leaps Past Volkswagen’s Valuation Amidst EV Mania

November 17, 2021A searing five-day rally in the shares of Rivian Automotive Inc. has led the electric truck startup to more than double in value since last week’s trading debut, with its market capitalization now surpassing Volkswagen AG.

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CO2-Free Natural Gas? CCS Project Powers Grid for First Time

November 17, 2021A Texas natural gas plant has delivered emissions-free electricity to the grid for the “first time anywhere in the world” for this kind of technology, according to an announcement yesterday from clean energy company Net Power LLC.

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Conference of Mayors Reports EVs as Priorities for City Energy and Climate Efforts

November 16, 2021The United States Conference of Mayors has released a new report showing how cities are using energy technologies and infrastructure upgrades to advance local energy and climate goals, helping the U.S. make further progress in addressing its growing energy and climate challenges.

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Biden Could Revisit Renewable Fuel Mandate for Price Relief

November 16, 2021As U.S. President Joe Biden weighs alternatives to lower fuel prices, one move that could bring immediate relief at the pumps is sparking debate: adjusting the Bush-era renewable fuel mandate.

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New Legislation Funds Major Deployment of Zero and Low-Emissions School Buses

November 16, 2021The newly passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will deliver more emissions-reducing electric, propane and compressed natural gas school buses to American school districts in rural, suburban and urban communities.

via School Transportation News

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Amazon Order Drives Renewable Natural Gas Development

November 16, 2021Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and BP announced that their renewable natural gas joint venture will build on previously announced plans to finance and develop new projects at dairy farms, starting in the Midwest.

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How One Word on Coal Threatened to Topple COP26

November 15, 2021The biggest climate conference of the year appeared all but finished Saturday night as delegates here who had hardly slept for days goaded one another to accept the final agreement, warts and all.

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Power Edison, Hugo Neu Realty Develop Large EV Charging Site in Metro New York

November 15, 2021Power Edison, a developer and provider of utility-scale mobile energy storage solutions, is partnering with Hugo Neu Realty Management of New Jersey – and other stakeholders – to deploy a large electric vehicle (EV) charging hub.

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TuSimple Set for Driverless Test Runs

November 15, 2021TuSimple plans to start running “driver-out” autonomous-truck pilots by the end of the year, removing the driver for runs over an 80-mile route between Phoenix and Tucson.

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Appellate Court Strikes Down Rule Requiring Fuel-Saving Trailer Technologies

November 15, 2021A divided federal appeals court has thrown out portions of the 2016 Phase 2 greenhouse gas emissions rule that would have required heavy- and medium-duty trailers for the first time ever to adopt some combination of fuel-saving technologies.

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Giga Carbon Neutrality Prepares Launch of Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles

November 12, 2021Giga Carbon Neutrality (GCN), a clean trucking and technology company, has unveiled a comprehensive range of zero-emission commercial vehicles that it plans to bring to market over the next two years.

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What Does Daimler Truck Spin-Off Mean for North America?

November 12, 2021While the chip shortage and other constraints have affected Daimler Trucks North America as they have other vehicle manufacturers, the company’s still number one in Class 6-8 market share and plans to stay there as it pushes forward with zero-emissions, autonomous, and connected-vehicle technologies.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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Ballard Acquires Arcola Energy to Help Customers Integrate Fuel Cell Systems into HD Mobility

November 12, 2021Ballard Power Systems has acquired Arcola Energy, a UK-based systems engineering company specializing in hydrogen fuel cell powertrain and vehicle systems integration.

via Green Car Congress

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Workhorse Overhaul Could Lead to More than Electric Vans

November 11, 2021Workhorse Group reported negative revenue and profits in Q3 as new CEO Rick Dauch grounded production of the C-1000 electric delivery van, jettisoned 25% of the hourly workforce, overhauled the executive leadership and dropped a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service over the company’s unsuccessful bid to build battery-powered mail trucks.

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