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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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Oregon DEQ releases timeline for Clean Fuels Program expansion

May 28, 2020The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on May 18 announced it has submitted detailed information to Gov. Kate Brown on how it plans to carry out her March 10 executive order that set a new goal for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction.

via Biomass Magazine

Bloomberg’s new Electric Vehicle Outlook says sales of ICE vehicles peaked in 2017

May 28, 2020BloombergNEF’s annual Electric Vehicle Outlook forecasts trends in electrification, shared mobility and autonomous driving. The 2020 edition predicts a promising long-term future for EVs, and makes a number of interesting predictions.

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Optimism for Post-Pandemic Natural Gas Fuel for Mobility

May 26, 2020The International Energy Agency recently released its report — 2020 Global Energy Review — which states energy demand will fall 6% in 2020. This represents the largest decline in 70 years in percentage terms, the largest ever decline in absolute terms, and seven times the decline after the 2008 global financial crisis.

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Representatives Introduce DOD Bill to Promote the Use of ZEVs

May 22, 2020The Department of Defense Non-Tactical Vehicle Reduced Petroleum Consumption ACT has been proposed, which directs the DOD to replace such vehicles, from passenger cars to construction vehicles like bulldozers and forklifts, as they age with zero-emission vehicles.

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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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‘Current’ trends in heavy-duty electric trucking

May 20, 2020“Trucking is now at the cool kids’ table,” thought Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council on Freight Efficiency, after departing from the  unveiling of the battery-electric truck called the Tesla Semi in November 2017.

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A Snapshot of Central Valley Fleet Regulations and Incentives

Webinar Date: June 9, 2020 at 10:00am PSTJoin ACT News & Valley Fleet Support, for a webinar on current and emerging key rules and regulations, funding programs, and other support available for Central Valley fleets.

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OptiFuel obtains U.S. EPA, Tier 4 Rail Certification for 100% natural gas engine

May 18, 2020OptiFuel Systems & Cummins Inc have secured U.S. EPA, Tier 4 Rail Certification for the first ever rail internal combustion engine to emit 0.00 g/bhp-hr NOx and PM. This breakthrough will deliver the lowest California Tier 5 emissions objectives.

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SCS approved as verification body for California LCFS

May 14, 2020SCS Global Services, a leading global third-party verifier of environmental claims, is now approved by the California Air Resources Board as a verification body for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

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Electric Trucks Present a COVID-19 Opportunity

May 14, 2020Battery electric trucks may see that one major result of the COVID-19 pandemic is the speed up of their product development.

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Electric Truck Integration Poses Challenges for Fleets, Study Shows

May 12, 2020A new report by the California Trucking Association says many fleets are looking to integrate electric trucks into their operations but are stymied by a series of obstacles that will slow the shift from diesel vehicles.  

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States of Indiana and Texas help fleets deploy cleaner fuel vehicles

May 11, 2020The Indiana Department of Environmental Management & the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee announced Round 2 of the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program’s grant funding which distributes awards ranging from $50,000 to $2 million.

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Chart Industries joins LNG Marine Fuel Institute

May 8, 2020The LNG Marine Fuel Institute announced the membership of Chart Industries to a growing coalition of companies committed to LNG as the primary marine fuel in the transition to carbon-free shipping.

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USDA Allots $100 Million to Biofuels Infrastructure

May 6, 2020The U.S. Department of Agriculture intends to make available up to $100 million in competitive grants for activities designed to expand the availability and sale of renewable fuels.

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Study Estimates Fuel Economy Improvements to US Light-Duty Vehicles From 1975–2018 Saved 2T Gallons of Fuel, 17B Tons of CO2

May 4, 2020A team from the University of Tennessee and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has the fuel savings due to fuel economy improvements over the past 43 years amount to approximately two trillion gallons of gasoline.

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