Topic: Total Cost of Ownership

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IVECO boosts commitment to NGVs to achieve zero-emission mobility

January 26, 2021IVECO continues with its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and protecting the environment. Since it began to develop natural gas technology for the transport of goods more than 20 years ago, the manufacturer has managed to reduce CO2 emissions in the logistics processes of its Madrid and Valladolid plants in 2020, it has sold...

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Follow the Money if You’re Tracking Autonomous Truck Technology

January 26, 2021“Follow the money,” the old saying goes. And right now, there is a serious glut of cash flowing into the coffers of autonomous truck start-up companies. And perhaps more important, there have been several high-profile partnerships announced between OEMs and autonomous tech companies that indicate the pedal is to the metal on getting this technology...

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Shell Says Hydrogen Is Heavy Transport’s Future. What Now For Biofuels?

January 21, 2021Hydrogen will be the key energy source for global road freight, according to a new report commissioned by European oil major Shell. Electrification is the most economic and environmental solution for smaller delivery vehicles.

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Automakers Switching To An EV Future Must Deal With Stranded Assets

January 20, 2021One of the reasons legacy automakers are resisting electrification is that they fear, with good reason, that the transition will take a big bite out of their profits.

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2021 Sustainable Fleets Report: Even More Insight on Clean Tech

January 19, 2021In 2021 the State of Sustainable Fleets report will build on the data gathered from fleets in 2020 and their clean technology efforts.

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Electrify America collaborates with EVNoire to promote EV access in California African-American communities

January 19, 2021Fast charging network operator Electrify America has announced a collaboration with EVNoire Mobility Intelligence Consulting Group in a campaign to increase awareness of EVs in African-American communities throughout California.

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EPA: Funding Available to Promote Diesel-Reducing Projects

January 18, 2021The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says grant funding is available to promote projects that reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines.

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Fuels Institute explores transportation decarbonization strategies

January 18, 2021A mixture of carbon pricing, biofuels, vehicle electrification and other initiatives will be needed to effectively decarbonize the transportation industry, according to Fuels Institute Executive Director John Eichberger.

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Daimler announces massive new investments in EVs, plus a fund to protect workers

January 14, 2021German auto giant Daimler has announced a new plan to invest €70 billion ($85 billion) in “research and development and in property, plant and equipment” between 2021 and 2025, the lion’s share of which will be used “to accelerate the transformation towards electrification and digitization.”

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Sustainability Q&A with DHL Supply Chain: Part 2

January 13, 2021The COVID-19 pandemic has left no company or industry untouched. While it has increased e-commerce demand, it has also created difficulties for operations, outreach and sustainability efforts.

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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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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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CARB: Peterbilt Model 520EV Now Eligible for HVIP Voucher

December 22, 2020Peterbilt Motors Co. says the Peterbilt Model 520EV is now eligible for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project program by the California Air Resources Board.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks: ‘It’s Complicated’

December 18, 2020NACFE’s guidance report, Making Sense of Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Tractors, highlights the challenges and benefits of making fuel-cell powered trucks competitive with battery-electric trucks as clean-energy alternatives to diesel.

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It’s time to jump into the messy middle

December 18, 2020Everyone involved in trucking — from fleets, dealers and manufacturers to government officials and NGOs — needs to become educated about both the messy middle and the electric future.

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IRENA sees renewable hydrogen at least cost-possible within decade

December 18, 2020Hydrogen produced with renewable electricity could compete on costs with fossil fuel alternatives by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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