Topic: Total Cost of Ownership

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Recent Growth, Adoption Shows Natural Gas Vehicles Are a Proven, Cost-Effective Option

June 29, 2021Real-world fleets agree: natural gas delivers benefits unmatched by diesel and not yet available at scale from zero-emission technologies.

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National Ready Mixed Concrete Expands Its Carbon Negative Fleet in Southern California

June 23, 2021National Ready Mixed Concrete Company, a member of the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership, has deployed another 24 near-zero emission CNG concrete mixers from Peterbilt, expanding its Southern California CNG fleet to 117 trucks.

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Learn from Ford, SoCalGas on Deploying Electric Class 2-3 Vehicles in Your Fleet

Watch this webinar recording on Class 2-3 EVs, brought to you by ACT News, Ford, & several California public utilities.

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Why the Future of Long-Haul Heavy Trucking Probably Includes Lots of Hydrogen

June 15, 2021Technical experts and the climate-concerned public alike have long pushed the idea that the future will be one of clean electricity that powers just about all aspects of our life.

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Are ‘Near-Zero-Emissions’ Diesel Trucks Delaying Electric Vehicle Adoption?

June 11, 2021The newest generation of diesel trucks provides measurable efficiency improvements and reductions in emissions, but experts who view electric vehicles and other zero-emission vehicles as trucks of the future worry that improved diesel technology could delay the adoption of EVs.

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Fleet Electrification: Fact or Fiction?

Watch this complimentary webinar from ACT News and XL Fleet about topics critical to fleet electrification.

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The Commercial Pathway for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

The Commercial Pathway for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Watch this webinar to gain insight into how fuel cell vehicles can help fleets achieve zero-emission transportation without sacrificing range or fueling time.

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Realizing Revenue from Vehicle to Grid

Watch the recording of the first webinar in a special series from ACT News and ACT Expo on vehicle to grid (V2G) technology.

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Innovative Transit Agency Uses Planning, Partnership to Maximize Cost Savings with EVs

June 4, 2021The Central California transit fleet provides lessons learned for fleets to deploy electric transit buses while reducing emissions and costs.

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Drive System Design Optimizes In-House Tool to Identify Best Electrified Propulsion Systems for e-Mobility Applications

June 4, 2021Drive System Design, a company specializing in the rapid engineering and development of electrified propulsion systems and associated technologies, has made significant enhancements to the latest generation of its proprietary Electrified Powertrain Optimization Process.

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VW Starts Turning Greek Island into an EV Oasis

June 4, 2021Volkswagen launched its grand EV experiment on the Greek island of Astypalea this week, which the automaker plans to turn into a model for green mobility in Europe, using it as a lab of sorts for sustainable and carbon-neutral living.

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Shell, Penske Partner to Aid Decarbonization, Sustainability

June 2, 2021Shell Oil Company, Penske and Team Penske are collaborating to offer customers an integrated solution to help address emissions across multiple touchpoints in their supply chains, from warehouse facilities, vehicle and fleet technologies to sustainable transportation routes.

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DOE Tool Allows Consumers to Estimate Localized Upstream GHG Emissions for EVs and PHEVs

June 2, 2021The US Department of Energy has published a Beyond Tailpipe Emissions Calculator that provides estimates of total greenhouse gas emissions associated with driving an electric vehicle  or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, including emissions from the production of electricity used to power the vehicle.

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Jumping Into the Electric Vehicle Pool

June 2, 2021As the trucking industry moves from EV prototypes to those in full production, there’s no time to waste in joining the zero-emission strategy.

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Electric Truck Bootcamp #6: Maintenance, Training & Safety

During the sixth webinar in the series, experts discussed the industry's plans to train technicians, drivers, and more to safely operate electric trucks.

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Renault BEV Sales Nearly Tripled In April 2021

June 1, 2021In April, the Renault brand (preliminary manufacturer’s data) increased sales of all-electric car sales to 7,118 globally (up 183% year-over-year). We must remember that a year ago, the market was affected by COVID-19 lockdowns.

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