Topic: Fleet Deployment

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Get America Moving Again and Prepare the United States for the Next Era of Electric Transportation

June 1, 2020Get America Moving Again (GAMA) is the latest report from EC and SAFE that outlines how crucial the transportation sector is for the economy to recover.

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CVS Pharmacy partners with Nuro on autonomous last-mile delivery pilot

June 1, 2020Self-driving delivery start up Nuro announced a partnership with CVS Pharmacy to test prescription deliveries in Houston, Texas. In June, the company will use its fleet of autonomous vehicles to transport prescriptions and essential items to CVS customers.

via Supply Chain Dive

Penske Truck Leasing Upgrades California Facility

June 1, 2020Penske Truck Leasing has completed upgrades to its facility in Carson, Calif., to provide maintenance and repair services for natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

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Momentum Fleet Management orders 900 Lordstown Endurance electric pickup trucks

June 1, 2020Lordstown Motors aims to transform its Northeast Ohio home into Voltage Valley, a center of modern EV manufacturing. Now the company has secured an order for 900 Endurance electric pickup trucks from Ohio-based fleet management specialist Momentum Groups.

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How Should California Wind Down Its Fossil Fuel Industry?

June 1, 2020California is the seventh-largest oil-producing state. However, clean energy is the state’s future. By law, California must have 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045, and an executive order signed by former Governor Jerry Brown calls for economywide carbon-neutrality by the same year.

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Nikola to Broaden Electric-Truck Sales Model

May 31, 2020Nikola and Ryder have mutually agreed to end their exclusive partnership on Nikola’s hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks, allowing Nikola to work with major truck dealerships to sell and service Nikola trucks.

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Next EV hotspot: Alabama?

May 28, 2020You may not think of Alabama as a center of the auto industry, but in fact, Mercedes-Benz opened an assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County back in 1993, and today Hyundai, Honda, Toyota and Mazda, as well as several Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, have operations in the Yellowhammer State.

via ChargedEVs

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NZE Natural Gas Truck Technology Proven Ready for the Rigors of Drayage Operations in San Pedro Bay Ports

May 28, 2020NZE heavy-duty natural gas trucks have proven their readiness for the rigors of daily drayage truck operations in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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Regional truck drivers and electric trucks can both recharge overnight

May 28, 2020While a driver is home each night plugging into his or her normal life, the electric truck can be in the yard getting recharged for the next day’s run.

via Fleet Owner

Total, Gaussin developing first fully electric aircraft refueller

May 27, 2020Gaussin and Total are jointly developing what they are calling the world’s first fully electric ART FULL ELEC (Aircraft Refueller Transporter).

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Japanese companies partner to develop electric vessel infrastructure

May 26, 2020Seven Japanese companies have partnered to establish ‘e5 Consortium’ to support the development of electric vessels and their infrastructure in the country.

via Ship Technology

H2OzBus project to deploy 100 fuel cell buses across Australia

May 26, 2020The partners of the H2OzBus project have signed a memorandum of understanding as a further step in evaluating and demonstrating the concept of hydrogen fuel cell electric buses for use in public bus transport in Australia.

via Green Car Congress

How Will Waymo Monetize Autonomy?

May 22, 2020Autonomous driving will be huge a beneficiary of the lingering effects of social distancing. Waymo, being the world’s leading consumer facing Autonomous Vehicle company, stands to benefit immensely.

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Autonomous Vehicle start-up EasyMile is based in France

NHTSA Lets Self-Driving Shuttle Resume Carrying People

May 21, 2020A self-driving shuttle service that was ordered to stop carrying passengers in February has been cleared to resume operations with new safety precautions.

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Successful year and a half of trials of the world’s first two hydrogen trains

May 21, 2020After 530 days and more than 180,000 driven kilometers, the successful trial operation of the world’s first two hydrogen trains was officially completed at the end of February. Two pre-series trains of Alstom’s Coradia iLint model have been in passenger service since September 2018.

via NGVJournal

Trucking’s road to zero emissions

May 21, 2020Until zero-emissions vehicles are more attainable, adding propane and CNG trucks can help reduce a fleet’s carbon footprint.

via Fleet Owner