Topic: Technology

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Lazer Spot acquisition: Electric spotter trucks ‘perfect application’ of EVs

April 2, 2021Alpharetta, Georgia-based yard management services provider Lazer Spot is dipping its toes deeper into the pool of vehicle electrification with the acquisition of Firefly Transportation Services, an electric spotter truck provider.

via Freightwaves

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Lordstown Unveils Two Beta Versions of Endurance Pickup

April 2, 2021On March 31, Lordstown Motors rolled the first two beta versions of its Endurance electric pickup off the manufacturing line. The betas were unveiled to the applause of Lordstown HQ employees.

via https://www.truckinginfo.com/10140497/lordstown-unveils-two-betas-of-endurance-pickup

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Stellantis Reveals Plug-In Hydrogen Fuel Cell Van

April 2, 2021Stellantis – the automotive group created from the combination of the PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) – announced today an all-new mid-power hydrogen fuel cell system architecture.

via Inside EVs

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ZeroAvia secures additional $24.3M to launch development of 2MW hydrogen-electric powertrain for regional aircraft

April 2, 2021ZeroAvia is launching the development program for a 2MW hydrogen-electric powertrain for full-size regional aircraft. The program kick-off is supported by a new raise of $24.3 million, led by Horizons Ventures, joined by a new investor: British Airways.

via Green Car Congress

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NACFE chooses 13 fleets and BEVs for Run on Less Electric

April 1, 2021The third Run on Less event will feature battery-electric trucks and vans Classes 3-8 in a wide variety of applications that will provide greater insights into the nascent industry.

via Fleet Owner

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Autonomous vehicles poised to solve long-term industry ills

April 1, 2021Autonomous vehicles have been a hot topic in the transportation industry for years. As technology continues to evolve and regulation talks take off among lawmakers, special purpose acquisition companies seem to be shifting their financial focus away from electric vehicles and toward self-driving truck startups.

via Freightwaves

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Biden Infrastructure Plan Calls For $300B For EVs, Roads, Bridges

April 1, 2021President Joe Biden on March 31 released details of his infrastructure plan, which includes $621 billion for transportation infrastructure.

via TruckingInfo

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Embark Announces First OEM-Agnostic Self-Driving Interface

March 31, 2021Autonomous technology company Embark announced a new self-driving system whose components and flexible interfaces are intended to be OEM-agnostic and accelerate fleet deployments.

via Transport Topics

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ABB, Amazon Web Services partner to help manage EV fleets

March 31, 2021Using machine learning and analytics, the fleet management solution aims to include charge planning and real-time monitoring with actions for vehicle health and servicing, along with EV route optimization based on time of day, weather, and use patterns.

via Fleet Owner

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Linamar, Partners Developing FCEV Delivery Vans for CARB Deployment Project

March 31, 2021Linamar Corp., an advanced manufacturing company, has entered the evaluation phase for the first fuel cell electric vehicle delivery vans in their technology contract with the Center for Transportation and the Environment, a non-profit, Atlanta-based organization that develops, promotes and implements advanced transportation technologies.

via NGT News

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Trucking’s EV endgame still far off, experts agree

March 31, 2021The road to electrification is wrought with complexity and opportunities, a panel of fleet experts found on a recent EV webinar.

via Fleet Owner

What’s Driving Electric Trucks?

Webinar Date: April 20, 2021 at 10:00am PSTJoin the first webinar in the Electric Truck Bootcamp series on April 20 at 10 am PT, hosted in partnership with NACFE and RMI.

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Fitting Renewable Fuels into Your Fleet’s Sustainability Strategy

March 30, 2021Despite mounting pressure to deploy zero-emission vehicles, renewable fuels still represent the best opportunity to slash emissions and meet sustainability goals today.

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Drive Electric Earth Day to Highlight EV Benefits

March 30, 2021Events will educate Americans about the benefits of electric transportation, from cleaner air to consumer savings to innovative jobs.

Plug In America

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Volvo partners with Aurora for hub-to-hub autonomous trucking

March 30, 2021Volvo Group (OTC: VLVLY) will partner with Aurora Innovation OpCo Inc. for hub-to-hub autonomous trucks in North America, aligning with the same startup working with rival PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ: PCAR).

via Freightwaves

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Polaris and Optimus Ride to Develop Fully Autonomous GEM Electric Vehicles

March 30, 2021Polaris will bring fully autonomous GEM vehicles to market in a partnership with Optimus Ride, an autonomous mobility service provider. Under a joint development agreement, an exclusive line of Polaris GEM electric low-speed vehicles (LSVs) will be manufactured to fully integrate Optimus Ride’s autonomous software and hardware suite direct from the factory.

via Fleet Forward