Topic: Technology

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BNSF, Wabtec exploring battery-electric locomotive possibilities

January 7, 2021BNSF Railway Company, which specializes in freight transportation, announced that it has joined Wabtec, a leading global provider of equipment and digital solutions for freight and transit rail, in testing battery-electric locomotives technology in revenue service between Barstow and Stockton, Calif.

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Accelerating Freight Electrification is Heavy Work

January 5, 20212020 was an important year for freight electrification, marked by numerous positive advancements in electric transportation.

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Where Do Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Fit into Our Future?

January 5, 2021Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are just one part of the zero-emissions equation, sharing the market with battery electric vehicles.

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Creating Data That Can Help Drive Electric Fleet Vehicles

January 5, 2021Utilimarc uses the information to provide customers with industry benchmarks and live analysis empowering fleets to understand total cost of ownership for electric vehicles as well as baseline comparisons with fuel powered vehicles.


The Key to Unlocking the Future of Electrified Transit: Digitalization

January 4, 2021While it is certain that to get ahead of the carbon-neutral curve, the transportation sector — public transit and private charters alike — needs to focus on electrification, the industry must also figure out how to optimize the current technology it is using.

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Dana builds electrification vertical for commercial vehicles

January 4, 2021But Dana saw local regulations coming before last year’s clean truck rule and California’s 2035 ban on fossil-fuel powered passenger cars. Four of 10 powertrains (42%) Dana makes are for passenger vehicles. Two in 10 (19%) are for commercial vehicles.

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How Truck Automation May Change Roadside Inspections

January 3, 2021But what might happen in the perhaps-not-so-distant future at one of those routine occurrences when your truck is highly or fully automated? And how might a truly “driverless” truck be inspected at an accident scene?


Wabash National adopts sustainability reporting trend

January 1, 2021Semi-trailer manufacturer Wabash National has hopped on the bandwagon and shared its first sustainability report. A growing number of companies throughout supply chains are disclosing efforts and goals to operate more sustainably.

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EV manufacturer Arrival establishes North American HQ in Charlotte NC

December 30, 2020British EV-maker Arrival plans to establish its North American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company will add 150 new employees and invest $3 million in its new office complex in the trendy South End neighborhood.

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Deep dive into heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell tractors

December 30, 2020Hydrogen to power commercial vehicles is a hot topic these days. There seems to be something in the news about it every day. And hydrogen just so happens to be the fuel of choice for fuel cells to power vehicles.

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VW board backs CEO Diess’s ambitious electrification plans

December 29, 2020Volkswagen Group Chairman Herbert Diess, a staunch EV advocate, has apparently won a major boardroom battle, clearing the way for him to proceed with his progressive plans for the German giant.

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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Launches Electric Transit, School Bus Program

December 29, 2020Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a series of initiatives to increase the number of electric buses in New York as part of the state’s efforts to mitigate climate change, create healthier communities, improve air quality, and boost access to clean transportation in underserved communities.

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Volkswagen Group Components previews mobile charging robot

December 29, 2020Volkswagen Group Components provided the first glimpse of the prototypes of its mobile charging robot. This is one of the visionary charging concepts that Volkswagen hopes will expand the charging infrastructure over the next few years.

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8 questions with Nikola head of manufacturing Mark Duchesne

December 29, 2020Now Mark Duchesne is on to Act 3, overseeing the construction of Nikola Corp.’s $600 million manufacturing plant in Coolidge, Arizona. He is also keeping an eye on the pre-production Tre heavy-duty battery-electric trucks Nikola is building in an Iveco plant in Ulm, Germany.

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2020: The Year of Green Hydrogen in 10 Stories

December 29, 2020Green hydrogen exceeded expectations in 2020 with a spate of huge projects, binding deployment targets and a handful of gigafactories.

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GAO issues automated technologies workforce recommendations

December 28, 2020The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) a series of recommendations regarding automated technologies workforce recruitment and skill set.

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