Topic: Technology

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V2G Findings Announced From New York State Electric School Bus Project

April 26, 2022A three-year electric school bus project in New York state that concluded this month offers insights on how to best support vehicle-to-grid projects (V2G).

via School Transportation News

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Daimler’s Martin Daum: Autonomous Trucks Will Benefit Industry Without Threatening Jobs

April 25, 2022As autonomous trucks gradually move closer to commercialization, Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum sees this technology delivering a range of benefits for fleet customers and for society at large.

via Transport Topics

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NFI, Alexander Dennis Begin Road Testing of Autonomous Buses

April 25, 2022NFI Group Inc.’s Alexander Dennis Ltd. subsidiary has begun live testing of a complex and ambitious public autonomous bus pilot that begins this week in Scotland ahead of passenger services starting later this year.

via NGT News

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Achieving Decarbonization Goals for Fleets

April 25, 2022A resource that reduces the stress on the grid and decreases fleets' reliance on fuel sources that produce GHG emissions will help the EV transition.

Pioneer Power Mobility

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DOE, Partners Announce V2X Collaboration

April 21, 2022The US Department of Energy and partners’ Vehicle to Everything (V2X) Memorandum of Understanding will bring together resources from DOE, DOE national labs, state and local governments, utilities, and private entities to evaluate technical and economic feasibility to integrate bidirectional charging into energy infrastructure.

via Green Car Congress

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Three Key Solutions for Electrified Truck Bodies

April 20, 2022The commercial trucking industry is at an inflection point when it comes to demand for electrification and sustainability.

Morgan Truck Body

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New Lignin-Based Jet Fuel Blend Opens Way for 100% Drop-In SAF

April 18, 2022Researchers from the University of Dayton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Natural Resources Canada have generated a lignin-based jet fuel blend component that could complement five existing sustainable aviation fuel pathways to enable a 100% SAF drop-in solution.

via Green Car Congress

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Battery Technology Will Drive the EV Market Forward

April 18, 2022Successfully transitioning commercial vehicles to electric will require safe, efficient, and proven battery packs.

Proterra

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Fleet Electrification: Go or No-Go for Launch?

April 13, 2022Several classes of battery-electric vehicles, the charging infrastructure needed to support them, and all manner of associated technologies are starting to flood the marketplace.

via Fleet Owner

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Electrifying Tractors: Good for the Community, Good for the Consumer, Good for the Earth

April 13, 2022Electrifying the agricultural sector will help reduce emissions and create a cleaner, healthier community with less need for nationwide infrastructure development.

Solectrac

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What Fleets Need to Know about Electric-Truck Batteries

April 12, 2022In these early days, OEMs are making most of the spec’ing decisions for battery-electric trucks, but fleets will eventually be offered choices.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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Walmart Deploys Near-Zero Opposed-Piston Diesel Engine

April 7, 2022Achates Power’s cleaner, heavy-duty diesel engine it developed in a project funded by the California Air Resources Board and several partners has entered fleet service with Walmart in a Peterbilt 579 tractor.

via Heavy Duty Trucking

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GM, Honda Expands Partnership to Develop Series of Affordable EVs

April 6, 2022General Motors and Honda plan to expand the two companies’ relationship by codeveloping a series of affordable electric vehicles based on a new global architecture using next-generation Ultium battery technology.

via Green Car Congress

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Transit Paving the Road for Trucking’s Clean Fuel Transition

April 6, 2022While HD trucking fleets are only just beginning to consider the logistics and economics of transitioning away from diesel, the transit market has been fully invested in the shift to clean fuel and technologies for several years.

Trillium

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Sono Motors Launches Solar Bus Trailer

April 5, 2022Sono Motors has launched its solar technology to public transport. In partnership with the Munich Transport Company MVG, the solar bus trailer will hit the roads in Munich soon, testing the energy yields as well as the potential of the technology in daily operation.

via Metro Magazine

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When the Rubber Meets the Road, How Will Autonomous Trucks Handle Blowouts?

April 5, 2022Tire blowouts lead to dozens of highway deaths every year. For autonomous trucks, they pose a prickly problem: how to regain control without a human driver at the wheel.

via FreightWaves