Topic: Research

New report analyzes real-world performance of 100 e-buses in hot and cold weather

August 11, 2020How does the weather affect the performance of electric buses in real-world operation? Telematics specialist ViriCiti looked into that question, analyzing over 100 e-buses in the Netherlands over the course of several seasons and months.

via Charged EVs

Emission impossible: how the Covid-19 crisis is impacting IMO 2020 enforcement

August 11, 2020IMO regulations governing the sulphur content of marine fuels came into force earlier this year, but what impact has the Covid-19 pandemic had in ports’ ability to enforce the new rules? Beth Bradley, a maritime law specialist and partner at commercial law firm Hill Dickinson, explains more.

via Ship Technology

Report: Climate change, air quality concerns drive clean truck adoption

August 11, 2020Historically trucking fleets have invested in alternative fuel vehicles as a way to reduce the total cost of ownership through lower fuel costs, but environmental factors are now driving investment in zero- or near-zero-emission trucking technologies.

via FreightWaves

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State of Sustainable Fleets Report Provides Fleet Insights on Clean Tech

August 11, 2020The State of Sustainable Fleets report is the first comprehensive, technology-neutral industry resource across all fuels and technology sectors.

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What Can the Evolution of NGVs Teach Us about the Future of Electric Trucks?

August 6, 2020Today’s robust NGV marketplace wasn’t built overnight. What lessons can be learned about the challenges awaiting manufacturers of tomorrow’s electric trucks?

CU Boulder gets grant for electric vehicle engineering research center

August 6, 2020CU Boulder’s new engineering research center will focus on developing infrastructure and systems to facilitate widespread adoption of electric vehicles, the university said Tuesday.

via Transportation Today News

Cummins Receives DOE Awards to Advance Fuel Cell Technology

August 5, 2020Cummins Inc. has received two awards from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) totaling nearly $7 million. The awards are for Cummins’ continued work on enhancing the economic viability of fuel cell powertrain solutions for heavy-duty applications including on-highway tractor-trailers and buses.

via NGT News

Escalent: Fleet Vehicle Decision-Makers Transitioning to EVs

August 5, 2020Escalent, a human behavior and analytics firm, has released the second quarter data update to its Fleet Advisory Hub, a platform designed to explore the needs, expectations and emotions of commercial and fleet vehicle decision-makers related to forward-looking technologies in the industry.

via NGT News

Lightning Systems launches new energy division to provide charging solutions to fleets

July 31, 2020Lightning Systems, a developer and manufacturer of zero-emission commercial electric vehicles, has launched Lightning Energy, a new division that offers charging technologies and services to commercial and government fleets.

via Green Car Congress

Infrastructure is next big thing in AV investment

July 30, 2020Autonomous vehicle (AV) companies are emerging from a tumultuous period defined by layoffs, delayed timelines and consolidations, but the industry remains hamstrung by lack of infrastructure, a panel of investors said during this week’s virtual Automated Vehicles Symposium.

via Freightwaves

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State of Sustainable Fleets Reports on Clean Tech Across Fuels & Sectors

July 29, 2020The State of Sustainable Fleets report is the first technology-neutral industry resource across all fuels and technology sectors.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

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California Invests Big to Increase RNG Supply

July 28, 2020By January 2024, 160 renewable natural gas production facilities in California will produce 119 million DGE of carbon negative fuel annually for transportation.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

Paving the Way for Passenger Options in Autonomous Vehicles

July 27, 2020New passenger-initiated emergency feature guidelines can build public trust and lead to greater likelihood of using autonomous vehicles.

via WardsAuto

Beep, Local Motors Partner to Deploy AV, Electric Shuttles

July 23, 2020Beep, a Fla.-based autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) provider, and digital vehicle manufacturer Local Motors by LM Industries announced a strategic partnership and new reseller agreement.

via Metro Magazine

SRECTrade Launches Low Carbon Fuel Standard Credit Calculator App

July 23, 2020SRECTrade has launched a California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credit Calculator app. The app provides clean transportation fleet operators a valuable tool to calculate the estimated value from participating

via NGT News

AI begins to take the wheel in trucking, from routing to driving

July 23, 2020Artificial intelligence (AI) is taking over many mundane tasks in the trucking and freight industries, freeing up time for humans to do other work. But it’s still early in the ballgame, experts told Transport Dive.

via Transport Dive