Topic: Fleet Deployment

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Air Products, New Flyer Promote Benefits of Fuel Cell Electric Buses

April 9, 2021Air Products, an industrial gases company, and New Flyer of America Inc. recently demonstrated the benefits of fuel cell electric buses powered with Air Products’ hydrogen.

via NGT News

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Nikola Partners with RIG360 on Class 8 Sales, Service

April 9, 2021Nikola Corp. announced its first step in establishing a nationwide plan for its Class 8 truck sales and service coverage. Nikola has partnered with RIG360 Service Network, a network of heavy-duty truck service and maintenance centers, to later this year provide sales and service products for commercial customers.

via Fleet Forward

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Canada: more CNG buses to improve public transport in Greater Victoria

April 8, 2021The Government of Canada is investing more than $4.9 million, and the Government of British Columbia over $4.5 million in these two projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) of the Investing in Canada plan

via NGV Journal

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California’s Porterville Utilizing LCFS Credits to Accelerate Adoption of ZEVs

April 8, 2021The city of Porterville, Calif., and SRECTrade, a provider of cloud-based technology platforms to register clean energy assets, say they plan to continue reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality for area residents.

via NGT News

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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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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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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Hawaiian Electric’s pilot program powers its electric vehicles

April 5, 2021Hawaiian Electric, serving 95 percent of the state’s residents, recently partnered with AMPLY Power, a company providing fully managed charging service to the public sector and commercial businesses, on a pilot program to manage electric-vehicle-charging infrastructure for four of the utility’s vehicles.

via Transportation Today News

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Ford Electrified Vehicle Sales Up 74%

April 5, 2021Ford’s investment into electrified vehicles, along with trucks and SUVs, is paying off. Electrified vehicles hit a new record sales start, trucks reported best retail start in 13 years, and SUVs posted best first quarter retail sales since 2001, according to an April 1 company press release.

via Fleet Owner

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Autonomous endgame: The 10-year plan

April 5, 2021How soon will autonomous trucks be on the road? Will they eliminate the driver? Who takes the fall if an accident occurs? These questions and more are answered by trucking experts on the future of self-driving technology.

via Fleet Owner

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Maine Gov. Mills’ Executive Order Aims to Accelerate Vehicle Electrification

April 5, 2021Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order to accelerate “clean transportation solutions” through measures such as increased charging infrastructure and more electric vehicles.

via Transport Topics

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U.S. airlines commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

April 5, 2021Airlines for American (A4A), a trade organization representing the leading U.S. airlines, said on Thursday that its member carriers will work within the industry and with government leaders to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

via Transportation Today News

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Lazer Spot acquisition: Electric spotter trucks ‘perfect application’ of EVs

April 2, 2021Alpharetta, Georgia-based yard management services provider Lazer Spot is dipping its toes deeper into the pool of vehicle electrification with the acquisition of Firefly Transportation Services, an electric spotter truck provider.

via Freightwaves