Topic: Research

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Are ‘Near-Zero-Emissions’ Diesel Trucks Delaying Electric Vehicle Adoption?

June 11, 2021The newest generation of diesel trucks provides measurable efficiency improvements and reductions in emissions, but experts who view electric vehicles and other zero-emission vehicles as trucks of the future worry that improved diesel technology could delay the adoption of EVs.

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J.B. Hunt, Waymo Partner to Test Self-Driving Trucks in Texas

June 10, 2021J.B. Hunt Transport Services has partnered with autonomous vehicle developer Waymo to move freight with self-driving trucks in Texas.

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Commercial Classes 3-8 Trucks Cutting GHG Emissions

June 9, 2021Zero-emission electric commercial vehicles appear likely to become routine in the years ahead, but now 49% of all Classes 3-8 commercial vehicles, or nearly 5.5 million trucks, already are using advanced diesel engine technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study.

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Despite Pandemic, Advanced Diesel Tech Notches Strong Growth

June 7, 2021Despite a global pandemic, investment in new advanced technology diesel commercial trucks in the U.S. grew by over 6% between July 2019 and December 2020 – now representing nearly half – 49% – of all diesel commercial vehicles on the road.

via NGT News

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GM’s Barra Outlines ICE-EV Synergy

June 4, 2021General Motors signed a memorandum of understanding with Honda that increases cooperation in R&D, purchasing, connected services and battery and vehicle development. GM will be able to draw on Honda’s expertise to maintain its lineup of ICE vehicles.

via Wards Auto

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California Fleets Fueled by Renewable Natural Gas Reach Carbon-Negativity

June 3, 2021Natural Gas Vehicles for America and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas announced that California fleets fueled with bio-CNG achieved carbon-negativity for calendar year 2020. 92% of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in California last year was renewable natural gas.  

via NGV Journal

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Daimler Trucks Pursues Dual-Track Autonomous Strategy

May 20, 2021Globally, autonomy will be one of many new services Daimler Truck is focusing on as it moves forward, along with electrification services such as battery management and digitization.

via TruckingInfo

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Aquarius Engines Unveils Free-Piston Linear Engine Operating on 100% Hydrogen

May 20, 2021Israel-based Aquarius Engines unveiled a hydrogen-fueled version of its free-piston linear engine new hydrogen engine. The 10kg machine, based on the same technology as the original patented single-piston linear engine, operates exclusively on hydrogen.

via Green Car Congress

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PSTA Continues Autonomous Vehicle Testing Program

May 20, 2021In Dunedin, AVA will be testing two routes in the City of Dunedin that align with the remaining Toronto Blue Jays spring training games at TD Ballpark and the summer months for Downtown Dunedin.

via Metro Magazine

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Human-Guided Autonomous Tech Projected to Save Money, Improve Driver Lifestyle

May 19, 2021Autonomous trucking is poised to solve several long-term industrial issues, ranging from tight capacity and chronic truck parking shortages to the untenable toll of highway deaths involving heavy-duty trucks, and do so while delivering a potentially staggering wave of economic prosperity to supply chain participants for decades to come.

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Renewable Diesel, Biodiesel Cut GHG Emissions in California

May 18, 2021Renewable diesel and biodiesel are playing a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector in California, according to newly released data from the California Air Resources Board on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program.  

via TruckingInfo

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Stop New Oil Investments to Hit Net-Zero Emissions, IEA Says

May 18, 2021Investment in new fossil-fuel supply projects must immediately cease if the world is going to slash net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.

via Wall Street Journal

Using Public-Private Partnerships to Convert Municipal Waste into Renewable Energy (Gases)

Watch this Renewable Gas 360 webinar recording to learn how organic waste can be used for renewable gas generation.

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VW Plans to Have Autonomous Microbus Ready for Roads in 2025

May 12, 2021Volkswagen AG plans to offer a highly automated version of the hippie-era microbus it’s reviving as an electric van as the carmaker commercializes self-driving technology along with startup Argo AI.

via Transport Topics

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MAHLE Powertrain developing demonstrator vehicle for Bramble Energy PCBFC fuel cell technology

May 11, 2021MAHLE Powertrain is developing the first demonstrator vehicle for a novel new hydrogen fuel cell technology.

via Green Car Congress

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City climate leaders should take notes and learn from Charlotte’s electric bus pilot

May 11, 2021City of Charlotte, North Carolina, residents can breathe easier knowing soon that the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) transit buses covering the region will become all electric, supported by a first-in-the-nation energy modeling and financing partnership with Duke Energy via subsidiary eTransEnergy.

via Greenbiz