Topic: Technology

Ford F-150 Lightning Pro

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Ford Highlights EV Efforts, Partnering with Utilities to Increase Adoption

July 15, 2021The Ford Electric Vehicle Integration Manager emphasized the OEM’s growing commitment to EVs nationwide in a recent webinar.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

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Diesel Trucks May Get New Life in Electrified World

July 15, 2021Over the next two decades, the electric truck sector that comprises a few measly percentage points of total commercial vehicle market share will become a dominant force in transportation.

via Fleet Owner

Volvo Group CTO Lars Stenqvist

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Volvo Group CTO to Map Out OEM’s Electric, Fuel Cell Plan for ACT Expo Attendees

July 15, 2021Volvo Group CTO Lars Stenqvist will bring the global brand’s plan for the future to light during a fireside chat at this year’s ACT Expo.

ACT Expo

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Hyundai Motor to Pilot Autonomous Demand-Responsive ‘RoboShuttle’ Service

July 14, 2021Hyundai Motor Company will begin a test operation of its RoboShuttle service this August in South Korea.

via Green Car Congress

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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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Cummins Tests Hydrogen Fueled Internal Combustion Engine

July 13, 2021Cummins began testing a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine.The proof-of-concept test is building on Cummins’ existing technology in gaseous-fuel applications and powertrain to create new a power solution.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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Daikin Develops Refrigerant for EVs It Says Lifts Range by 50%

July 9, 2021Daikin Industries, Japan’s top air conditioner maker, has developed a refrigerant for electric vehicles that can extend their range by up to 50%, Nikkei has learned. The company plans to commercialize the product by 2025.

via Nikkei Asia

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Stellantis’ EV Plan: Four New Electric Platforms, Five Gigafactories

July 8, 2021Stellantis, the automaker with a portfolio of 14 brands that includes Jeep, Ram, Peugeot, and Citroën, is planning four new platforms for battery-electric vehicles as part of its electrification strategy.

via Ars Technica

VW Funding Solcitation Open

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VW Funding for Combustion Freight and Marine Projects Available Statewide in California

July 7, 2021For a comprensive overview of available funding, join South Coast AQMD for a one-hour complimentary webinar on July 21st at 11:00am PT.

NYC DOT curbside electric vehicle charging pilot

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Curbside Electric Vehicle Charging Now Available in New York City

July 7, 2021NYC DOT curbside electric vehicle charging pilot for public use will help support a sustainable, fossil-fuel free future for New Yorkers.

Empire Clean Cities

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Scania, FlixBus Unveil First Long-Distance Coach Fueled by Biomethan

July 1, 2021Scania, mobility provider FlixBus, and Gasum have partnered to launch the first international coach running on biomethane.

via NGV Journal

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Report: U.S. Domestic EV Production, Investment Falls

June 29, 2021The U.S. is the third-largest electric vehicle producer behind China and Europe; a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation finds that the gap has widened.

via Green Car Congress

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Cummins to Produce Natural Gas Fuel Delivery Systems

June 29, 2021Cummins has signed a letter of intent to acquire a 50% equity interest in Momentum Fuel Technologies from Rush Enterprises.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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Plus Adds to Executive Suite with Tesla’s Miller

June 28, 2021Plus, a business developing Level 4 autonomous truck technology, has secured Lynn Miller as its general counsel – pulling her away from a role as deputy general counsel at Tesla.

via Truck News

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Phoenix Motorcars Surpasses 2.75 Million All-Electric Miles

June 28, 2021California based Phoenix Motorcars, a group company of SPI Energy Ltd., recently exceeded the 2.75 million electric mile mark, counting all their fully electric trucks and shuttle buses in operation. This includes their first-, second-, and third-generation products that have been driven across a wide variety of end-use applications.

via Work Truck

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Proterra to Deliver 42 Electric Buses, 75 Chargers to Miami-Dade Transit Agency

June 24, 2021Proterra and Miami-Dade County have announced a major fleet electrification project, which includes an additional 42 Proterra ZX5+ electric transit buses, bringing its total fleet of Proterra electric buses to 75.

via Charged EVs