Topic: Fleet Deployment

FUSO Introduces Concept Truck: eCanter SensorCollect

August 11, 2020Daimler Trucks’ Japan-based subsidiary FUSO has recently showcased its leading role in the development of innovative trucks with advanced technologies. With its “FUSO Future Innovation Lab” event, the company introduced its innovative eCanter SensorCollect concept truck with a demonstration run at its Kawasaki headquarters.

via Fleet Forward

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State of Sustainable Fleets Report Provides Fleet Insights on Clean Tech

August 11, 2020The State of Sustainable Fleets report is the first comprehensive, technology-neutral industry resource across all fuels and technology sectors.

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Challenges with autonomous truck adoption

August 10, 2020There are steps the industry must take now to pave the way for the next generation of vehicles.

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Red Hook Terminals Deploys Electric Truck Fleet

August 10, 2020Red Hook Terminals ordered a fleet of ten BYD 8Y allelectric yard tractors, from BYD’s local truck dealer, Hudson County Motors.

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GreenPower Completes First EV Star CarGo+

August 10, 2020GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission electric-powered vehicles serving the cargo and delivery, transit, and school bus markets, announced that GreenPower has completed the first EV Star CarGo+ delivery box truck in collaboration with Marathon Truck Body of Santa Clarita, Calif., scheduled for customer delivery later this month.

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Hydrogen fuel: Linchpin of electric truck maker Nikola’s business

August 10, 2020The focus on the stock price gyrations of electric truck startup Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) overlooks a major part of its business plan — making and selling hydrogen fuel for its fuel cell trucks and anyone who wants it.

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Republic Services orders 2,500 electric garbage trucks from Nikola

August 10, 2020Republic Services is ordering 2,500 battery-electric truck garbage truck chassis from Nikola Corp. The record order justifies the startup electric truck maker’s decision to build its cabover Tre model in the United States after it launches in Europe next year.

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Hawaiian Electric Fleet to Be All-Electric by 2035

August 6, 2020Hawaiian Electric said it will make its fleet of passenger cars, SUVs, light pickups, and minivans to be plug-in electric by 2035, joining the growing number of electric vehicles on Hawaii roads, which is currently at 12,000, according to the utility.

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Octillion Power Systems Launches Battery-Leasing Program

August 6, 2020Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion storage systems for electric mobility, has debuted a new demonstrator program for battery-leasing that allows for batteries to be leased to fleet customers when they purchase vehicles.

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South Coast AQMD to Offer Funding for Zero-Emission Class 8 Freight and Port Drayage Trucks

August 5, 2020South Coast AQMD to host webinar to learn about funding for zero-emission Class 8 freight and port drayage trucks on August 12th.

LEVC’s new PHEV van shares styling with the iconic London taxi

August 4, 2020London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has launched a new plug-in hybrid light commercial van that shares its distinctive styling with the iconic London black cab. LEVC’s VN5 van features a front end that’s similar to the company’s electric TX taxi, launched in 2018.

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What Can Autonomy Do for the Middle Mile?

August 4, 2020The path to autonomous travel is a circuitous one. It winds through multiple transportation types — from robotaxis, drones, last-mile, and robot deliveries, to on-demand shuttles and over-the-road trucking.

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Nikola Could Roll Electric Trucks Off the Line by Late 2021

August 3, 2020Electric heavy-duty trucks – including a Euro-style high cabover for the North American market – could begin driving off the assembly line at Nikola’s new Coolidge, Arizona, manufacturing facility in as little as 12-14 months, albeit in hand-built, very limited numbers.

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Phoenix Motorcars deploys electric cargo truck to service family-owned business in Sacramento

August 3, 2020Phoenix Motorcars, a manufacturer of medium-duty all-electric buses and trucks, has delivered its first ZEUS 500 Electric Cargo Truck to C&V Contractors, a family-owned contracting business based out of Sacramento, California.

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California aims to address widespread ZEV adoption challenges

August 3, 2020California is pushing for transportation emissions reductions via the Advanced Clean Trucks regulation. However, zero-emission vehicles, which are more costly than diesel and gas-powered trucks, lack the needed infrastructure.

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Volvo Trucks pilots VNR Electric truck at California dealership

August 2, 2020Volvo Trucks North America has deployed its first pilot VNR Electric truck in Southern California as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project—a collaboration with the South Coast Air Quality Management District and 13 other organizations to develop a blueprint to scale up the adoption of battery-electric trucks.

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