Topic: Total Cost of Ownership

New report analyzes real-world performance of 100 e-buses in hot and cold weather

August 11, 2020How does the weather affect the performance of electric buses in real-world operation? Telematics specialist ViriCiti looked into that question, analyzing over 100 e-buses in the Netherlands over the course of several seasons and months.

via Charged EVs

Report: Climate change, air quality concerns drive clean truck adoption

August 11, 2020Historically trucking fleets have invested in alternative fuel vehicles as a way to reduce the total cost of ownership through lower fuel costs, but environmental factors are now driving investment in zero- or near-zero-emission trucking technologies.

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Challenges with autonomous truck adoption

August 10, 2020There are steps the industry must take now to pave the way for the next generation of vehicles.

via Fleet Owner

Hydrogen fuel: Linchpin of electric truck maker Nikola’s business

August 10, 2020The focus on the stock price gyrations of electric truck startup Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) overlooks a major part of its business plan — making and selling hydrogen fuel for its fuel cell trucks and anyone who wants it.

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Republic Services orders 2,500 electric garbage trucks from Nikola

August 10, 2020Republic Services is ordering 2,500 battery-electric truck garbage truck chassis from Nikola Corp. The record order justifies the startup electric truck maker’s decision to build its cabover Tre model in the United States after it launches in Europe next year.

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What Can the Evolution of NGVs Teach Us about the Future of Electric Trucks?

August 6, 2020Today’s robust NGV marketplace wasn’t built overnight. What lessons can be learned about the challenges awaiting manufacturers of tomorrow’s electric trucks?

Hawaiian Electric Fleet to Be All-Electric by 2035

August 6, 2020Hawaiian Electric said it will make its fleet of passenger cars, SUVs, light pickups, and minivans to be plug-in electric by 2035, joining the growing number of electric vehicles on Hawaii roads, which is currently at 12,000, according to the utility.

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Octillion Power Systems Launches Battery-Leasing Program

August 6, 2020Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion storage systems for electric mobility, has debuted a new demonstrator program for battery-leasing that allows for batteries to be leased to fleet customers when they purchase vehicles.

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Escalent: Fleet Vehicle Decision-Makers Transitioning to EVs

August 5, 2020Escalent, a human behavior and analytics firm, has released the second quarter data update to its Fleet Advisory Hub, a platform designed to explore the needs, expectations and emotions of commercial and fleet vehicle decision-makers related to forward-looking technologies in the industry.

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Fleet Electrification: Level 2 or DC Fast Charging?

August 5, 2020In the era of Electrification 1.0, fleet first adopters coped with only a handful of electric passenger car models and unmanaged Level 2 charging technology. Today — yes, only five years later — fleets have a wider range of vehicle choices that will soon expand to commercial vehicles.

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What Can Autonomy Do for the Middle Mile?

August 4, 2020The path to autonomous travel is a circuitous one. It winds through multiple transportation types — from robotaxis, drones, last-mile, and robot deliveries, to on-demand shuttles and over-the-road trucking.

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Electrify Fleet Cost Savings with PG&E’s New Business EV Rates

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Autoweek Asks: Will EV Trucks See Quick Sales Success?

August 3, 2020In the next two years, there will be nothing short of a tsunami of electric pickup trucks hitting the market. With almost 10 electric pickup trucks promised in the next two and a half years, EV truck mania appears to have reached a peak.

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California aims to address widespread ZEV adoption challenges

August 3, 2020California is pushing for transportation emissions reductions via the Advanced Clean Trucks regulation. However, zero-emission vehicles, which are more costly than diesel and gas-powered trucks, lack the needed infrastructure.

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Electrification could come at expense of internal combustion vehicles

August 2, 2020Electrification in the automobile industry has been steadily increasing, as seen in the rise in its percentage share of new vehicles manufactured every year. Globally, Europe and Asia have been the biggest proponents of electric vehicles.

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Utah Inland Port Authority unveils alternative fuel mobility projects

July 30, 2020The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) and Dominion Energy Utah have signed a Joint Cooperation Statement aimed at reducing air pollution and improving energy efficiency within the UIPA jurisdictional area.

via NGV Journal