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NACFE’s Run on Less – Electric Finale

Webinar Date: September 22, 2021 at 8:00am PSTJoin NACFE’s Executive Director Mike Roeth, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 11 a.m. EST, as he shares the real-world results of Run on Less – Electric three-week electric truck technology study.

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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.

via Green Car Congress

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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

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America Used Fewer Fossil Fuels in 2020 Than it Has in Three Decades

July 9, 2021Americans gobbled up fewer fossil fuels in 2020 than they have in three decades, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Consumption of petroleum, natural gas, and coal dropped by 9% last year compared to 2019, the biggest annual decrease since the EIA started keeping track in 1949.

via The Verge

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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.

via Freightwaves

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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.

via Transport Topics

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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.

via Transport Topics