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Get America Moving Again and Prepare the United States for the Next Era of Electric Transportation

June 1, 2020Get America Moving Again (GAMA) is the latest report from EC and SAFE that outlines how crucial the transportation sector is for the economy to recover.

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CVS Pharmacy partners with Nuro on autonomous last-mile delivery pilot

June 1, 2020Self-driving delivery start up Nuro announced a partnership with CVS Pharmacy to test prescription deliveries in Houston, Texas. In June, the company will use its fleet of autonomous vehicles to transport prescriptions and essential items to CVS customers.

via Supply Chain Dive

Penske Truck Leasing Upgrades California Facility

June 1, 2020Penske Truck Leasing has completed upgrades to its facility in Carson, Calif., to provide maintenance and repair services for natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

via NGT News

Momentum Fleet Management orders 900 Lordstown Endurance electric pickup trucks

June 1, 2020Lordstown Motors aims to transform its Northeast Ohio home into Voltage Valley, a center of modern EV manufacturing. Now the company has secured an order for 900 Endurance electric pickup trucks from Ohio-based fleet management specialist Momentum Groups.

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Electreon Wireless Presses Ahead With Projects to Electrify Roads

June 1, 2020Electreon Wireless is pressing ahead with projects to test its technology that allows electric cars to be charged while driving, potentially demonstrating a way to overcome a key barrier to the mass adoption of the vehicles.

via Transport Topics Online

How Should California Wind Down Its Fossil Fuel Industry?

June 1, 2020California is the seventh-largest oil-producing state. However, clean energy is the state’s future. By law, California must have 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045, and an executive order signed by former Governor Jerry Brown calls for economywide carbon-neutrality by the same year.

via Greentech Media

Nikola to Broaden Electric-Truck Sales Model

May 31, 2020Nikola and Ryder have mutually agreed to end their exclusive partnership on Nikola’s hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks, allowing Nikola to work with major truck dealerships to sell and service Nikola trucks.

via TruckingInfo.com

Big Oil’s transition to cleaner tech a reason for optimism

May 29, 2020Knowing that fossil fuels are a finite resource that also create the greenhouse gases alleged to be warming the planet, many major oil producers have now dug into more renewable sustainability innovation.

via Fleet Owner

Electric-powered Grand Caravan Makes 30-minute First Flight

May 29, 2020Magnix on Thursday made the first flight with a prototype of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft powered by its 750-hp Magni500 all-electric propulsion system.

via Aviation International News

Next EV hotspot: Alabama?

May 28, 2020You may not think of Alabama as a center of the auto industry, but in fact, Mercedes-Benz opened an assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County back in 1993, and today Hyundai, Honda, Toyota and Mazda, as well as several Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, have operations in the Yellowhammer State.

via ChargedEVs

Rivian’s Amazon electric delivery van still on track as factory reopens

May 28, 2020Rivian,  the electric vehicle company backed by Amazon,  Cox Automotive and Ford, has resumed work at its factory in Normal, Ill. following a temporary shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

via Tech Crunch

Rolls-Royce and Daimler Truck AG plan cooperation on stationary fuel-cell systems

May 28, 2020Daimler Truck AG and Rolls-Royce plc plan to cooperate on stationary fuel-cell generators as CO2-neutral emergency power generators for safety-critical facilities such as data centers.

via Green Car Congress

Agility Introduces ProRail CNG Fuel System

May 28, 2020Agility Fuel Solutions, a global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, has introduced the fifth-generation ProRail CNG fuel system.

via NGT News

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NZE Natural Gas Truck Technology Proven Ready for the Rigors of Drayage Operations in San Pedro Bay Ports

May 28, 2020NZE heavy-duty natural gas trucks have proven their readiness for the rigors of daily drayage truck operations in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership

Bloomberg’s new Electric Vehicle Outlook says sales of ICE vehicles peaked in 2017

May 28, 2020BloombergNEF’s annual Electric Vehicle Outlook forecasts trends in electrification, shared mobility and autonomous driving. The 2020 edition predicts a promising long-term future for EVs, and makes a number of interesting predictions.

via ChargedEVs

Regional truck drivers and electric trucks can both recharge overnight

May 28, 2020While a driver is home each night plugging into his or her normal life, the electric truck can be in the yard getting recharged for the next day’s run.

via Fleet Owner