Topic: Research

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PERC: Propane Offers More Direct Path to Decarbonization that EVs

January 26, 2021Propane-fueled medium-duty and heavy-duty (MD-HD) internal combustion engine vehicles provide a lower carbon footprint solution in 38 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., when compared to MD-HD electric vehicles (EVs) charged using the electrical grid, according to a comparative analysis recently released by the Propane Education & Research Council.

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New report highlights recommendations from national transit experts for zero-emission buses

January 26, 2021The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) has released a new report containing recommendations for the adoption of zero-emission transit vehicles.

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Georgia Tech team develops AI to read EV charging station reviews to find infrastructure gaps

January 25, 2021A team from Georgia Tech has developed an AI that can analyze user reviews of electric vehicle charging stations, allowing it accurately to identify places where there are insufficient or out-of-service stations. An open-access paper on the work is published in the journal Patterns.

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U.S. Express Invests in Autonomous Truck Tech

January 22, 2021TuSimple teamed up with UPS, Penske Truck Leasing, U.S. Xpress, and McLane to launch the Autonomous Freight Network, which it says will lay the groundwork for self-driving autonomous trucks to become commercially available by 2024.

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Westport, Scania Partner on Hydrogen Engine Research

January 22, 2021Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a supplier of fuel delivery components and systems for clean, low-carbon fuel, has agreed to commence a research project with Scania, a global provider of transport solutions, to apply its HPDI 2.0 fuel system with hydrogen to the latest Scania commercial vehicle engine.

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Survey: Californians want state to invest in all forms of transportation

January 22, 2021A new report from the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has found that Californians want their state to invest in safer, greener, and more efficient transportation systems.

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Run on Less – Electric: A deep dive

January 22, 2021NACFE is hard at work trying to determine not only the type of data to collect but the metrics to use to evaluate that data to show that electric trucks can actually deliver real freight in certain duty cycles.

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Shell Says Hydrogen Is Heavy Transport’s Future. What Now For Biofuels?

January 21, 2021Hydrogen will be the key energy source for global road freight, according to a new report commissioned by European oil major Shell. Electrification is the most economic and environmental solution for smaller delivery vehicles.

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BNSF Railway and Wabtec begin battery-electric locomotive pilot in California

January 20, 2021BNSF Railway and Wabtec, a provider of equipment, systems and services for freight and transit rail, have collaborated to develop a battery-electric locomotive.

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Electrify America collaborates with EVNoire to promote EV access in California African-American communities

January 19, 2021Fast charging network operator Electrify America has announced a collaboration with EVNoire Mobility Intelligence Consulting Group in a campaign to increase awareness of EVs in African-American communities throughout California.

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Fuels Institute explores transportation decarbonization strategies

January 18, 2021A mixture of carbon pricing, biofuels, vehicle electrification and other initiatives will be needed to effectively decarbonize the transportation industry, according to Fuels Institute Executive Director John Eichberger.

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NACFE Electrifies Run on Less

January 14, 2021Battery-electric trucks will be in the spotlight this September during Run on Less – Electric, conducted by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Rocky Mountain Institute. ROL-E aims to validate the progress that has made in battery-electrics truck over the past several years.


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New report highlights the need to electrify ride-hailing fleets

January 12, 2021Rideshare vehicles are widely believed to have larger carbon footprints than personal vehicles, so electrifying them seems likely to deliver greater emissions reductions than electrifying personal passenger cars.

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Study Weighs Use of AV Fleets as First, Last Mile Solution

January 11, 2021MTI researchers examined three types of access services to transit in the San Francisco Bay Area: a fleet of AVs for single passenger service, shared microtransit service, and meeting point multi-passenger service.

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TuSimple among autonomous truck companies to join Self-Driving Coalition

January 11, 2021The coalition to form policies and build public trust surrounding self-driving vehicles was founded by Ford, Lyft, Uber, Volvo, and Waymo. The new group of Embark, Kodiak, and TuSimple are the first to be exclusively dedicated to autonomous vehicles.

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Creating Data That Can Help Drive Electric Fleet Vehicles

January 5, 2021Utilimarc uses the information to provide customers with industry benchmarks and live analysis empowering fleets to understand total cost of ownership for electric vehicles as well as baseline comparisons with fuel powered vehicles.