Topic: Research

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DOE Awards $4M to Two DME Projects

November 8, 2021The U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office awarded more than $4 million in funding to test novel applications of dimethyl ether as a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. Oberon Fuels, the first company to produce renewable DME in the U.S., is a supporting partner.

via Green Car Congress

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Endeavor BI Releases CEV Adoption Report

November 5, 2021The 58-page report provides analysis of proprietary research from 270 fleet organizations to deliver insights to manufacturers and builders on fleet types investing in CEVs, reasons and methods for adoption, applications, and perceived challenges.

via Fleet Owner

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Volvo LIGHTS Project Honored with Climate Leadership Award

October 20, 2021The Volvo LIGHTS project was recently presented with a 2021 Climate Leadership award in the Innovative Partnership category by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry.

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Geotab Teams With Nonprofit to Plan for Electric Freight

October 7, 2021The Ray, a nonprofit testbed for sustainable transportation, has announced a fleet electrification study to analyze the movement patterns of medium- and heavy-duty freight vehicles on select American interstates and highways.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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NACFE’s Run on Less – Electric Finale

NACFE has crossed the finish line of Run on Less – Electric, its real-world electric truck technology demonstration that concluded in New York City during this year’s Climate Week.

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NACFE’s Run on Less – Electric Demo Nears Finish Line

September 13, 2021With less than a week to go, the North American Council on Freight Efficiency’s Run on Less – Electric is getting close to its exciting conclusion.

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NGVAmerica: Passing the Infrastructure Bill Will Advance a Carbon-Negative Transport Future

September 13, 2021The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 includes multiple opportunities to improve not just the health of our planet, but of its people.

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica)

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Develops Hydrogen Truck Technology

September 8, 2021New Mexico-based Los Alamos National Laboratory, with funding from the Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck consortium, is on track to solve challenges to widespread fuel cell adoption.

via NGV Journal

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SuperTruck II Team Reaches Brake Thermal Efficiency Goal

August 23, 2021The Department of Energy recognized the Cummins SuperTruck II team for pioneering research and development in heavy-duty diesel engine technology, and achieving 55% brake thermal efficiency (BTE) from an engine equipped with waste heat recovery.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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Report: 7% Increase in U.S. Energy-Sector CO2 Emissions During 2021

August 11, 2021Increased economic activity and a changing fuel mix in the electric power sector in 2021 will lead to a significant increase in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions this year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s August Short-Term Energy Outlook.

via Green Car Congress

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Electrified Fleets Could Save 37-44% in Energy Costs

August 5, 2021Government agencies, school districts, and private fleet operators alike are all seeking solutions to save on fuel costs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

via Charged Fleet

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Study Finds Pennycress Could Make Greener Bio-Jet Fuel

August 3, 2021A common farm weed could make a jet fuel with fewer production-related environmental impacts than other biofuels, according to a new lifecycle study by researchers at The Ohio State University.

via Green Car Congress

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Survey Finds EV Consideration in U.S. Growing Rapidly

July 26, 2021Nearly half of Americans would consider owning an electric vehicle (EV) today, up from just more than a third of the population three months ago.

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How Battery- and Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Service is Impacting Independent Repair Shops

July 22, 2021IMR Inc., a full-service automotive market research firm, released its latest insights on how battery and hybrid electric vehicle service is impacting independent repair shops.

via Vehicle Service Pros

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Americans Remain Wary of Self-Driving Car Safety

July 13, 2021Close to one-third (31%) of drivers in 2021 said they were concerned about the development of self-driving cars as compared with nearly half (47%) in 2018, according to a recent survey from Car Gurus.

via Fleet Forward

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Calstart: Zero-Emission Heavy-Duty Truck Market Expected to Grow

July 12, 2021The number of available and announced models of new zero-emissions heavy-duty trucks is expected to grow from 40 to 71 in the United States, Canada, China, and Europe between 2020 and 2023 — a nearly 80% increase over just three years, according to data from Calstart’s online tool.

via Heavy Duty Trucking