Topic: Research


Lessons Learned from Volvo LIGHTS Leading the Charge Forward

May 20, 2022A recently released guidebook from the Volvo LIGHTS project is offering fleets insight into how to move forward with the wide-scale adoption of electric trucks.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

Survey Cites Fleets’ Growing Acceptance of Alt Fuels, Sustainable Tech

May 16, 2022Overall use of clean fuels and advanced vehicle technologies is rapidly progressing, according to a recent survey of 250 public, private and municipal fleets. But industry experts added that many thorny issues remain.

via Transport Topics

More Fleets Are Adding Clean Vehicles, Report Finds

May 16, 2022Nearly 85% of fleets expect zero-emission technology use to grow, according to the third State of Sustainable Fleets report. A record-setting crowd has showed up to ACT Expo to learn more about clean technology and its potential path to commercialization.

via Fleet Owner

On the Glide Path to Net Zero

May 16, 2022The State of Sustainable Fleets report found that fleet use of clean fuels and advanced vehicle technologies is rapidly progressing.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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CNGVP: Long-Haul Fleets Can Go Beyond Carbon Neutrality, Reduce Costs

May 10, 2022During a collaborative press event at ACT Expo, the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership (CNGVP) and Cummins Inc. presented the near-zero emission X15N 15-liter natural gas engine.

ACT Expo

SoSF 2022 Report: Accelerating Use of Clean Tech

May 9, 2022In the third annual State of Sustainable Fleets Market Brief, transportation fleets continued to report that their use of clean fuels and advanced vehicle technologies is rapidly progressing.

ACT Expo

man plug-in white power cable into white electric vehicle

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PG&E Debuts Three Pilot Programs to Study EV Bidirectional Charging Tech

May 6, 2022Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is developing three new pilot programs to test how bidirectional electric vehicles and chargers can provide power to the electric grid and other benefits to customers.

via NGT News

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Southeast Carrier Gathering Real-World Class 8 EV Data

May 3, 2022Benore Logistic Systems, a for-hire FleetOwner 500 fleet, says it is the first carrier in South Carolina to add an electric tractor. Benore is using a Peterbilt 579EV on short hauls to gather data on how electrics might fit into its future.

via Fleet Owner

Blue class 8 truck driving on highway

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Embark ESG Report Highlights Environmental Benefits of AVs

April 28, 2022In its inaugural report, Embark said it is working with fleets to help them comply with emissions standards, similar to those announced in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Trucks Plan.

via Fleet Owner

Sustainable aviation fuel coming to commercial aviation

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New Lignin-Based Jet Fuel Blend Opens Way for 100% Drop-In SAF

April 18, 2022Researchers from the University of Dayton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Natural Resources Canada have generated a lignin-based jet fuel blend component that could complement five existing sustainable aviation fuel pathways to enable a 100% SAF drop-in solution.

via Green Car Congress

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How PepsiCo Plans to Use EVs to Meet Sustainability Goals

April 15, 2022The food and beverage giant is working on a “large-scale rollout and implementation of electric vehicles” as it looks to reduce direct emissions by 75% by 2030.

via Supply Chain Dive

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Michelin’s Symbio to Develop Class 8 Fuel Cell Trucks

April 14, 2022A $2 million California Energy Commission grant will help Michelin’s hydrogen mobility offshoot begin testing its fuel cell electric vehicle solution.

via Fleet Owner

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IPCC: For Climate Goals, it’s ‘Now or Never’

April 4, 2022A comprehensive new U.N. climate report summarizes years of studies from climate scientists, social scientists, economists, energy experts, policy specialists and others on how to make that happen.

via E&E News

Volvo and Freightliner battery-electric semi trucks parked outside on concourse

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DOE Projects HD Electric Trucks Will be Cheaper Than Diesel by 2035

March 28, 2022New study says battery-electric trucks are expected to become cost-competitive for smaller trucks before 2030, while heavy trucks with less than 500 miles of range are projected to be cost-competitive by 2035.

via Fleet Owner

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The Switch To Electric Vehicles Can Be Easy

March 22, 2022There is at least one use case that is pretty much a no-brainer when it comes to moving from diesel power to battery-electric power — terminal tractors.

North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)

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Initial Run on Less – Electric Report Makes Case for Terminal Tractors

March 8, 2022Six months after NACFE’s Run on Less – Electric demonstration, the first report has hit the streets, highlighting the benefits of electric terminal tractors.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)