Topic: Total Cost of Ownership

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Air Products, New Flyer Promote Benefits of Fuel Cell Electric Buses

April 9, 2021Air Products, an industrial gases company, and New Flyer of America Inc. recently demonstrated the benefits of fuel cell electric buses powered with Air Products’ hydrogen.

via NGT News

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SEI team finds heavy-duty battery-electric trucks more economically feasible than thought

April 8, 2021If fast charging is available, the competitiveness of battery electric trucks compared with diesel trucks can actually improve with larger trucks, according to a new study by Björn Nykvist and Olle Olsson from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

via Green Car Congress

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EV Shift Becomes Life-or-Death Risk for Automakers

April 8, 2021A comprehensive study of the developing electric-vehicle market by consultant KPMG titled, “Place Your Billion-Dollar Bets Wisely.” It posits the $200 billion automakers are pouring into EVs now is chasing sales that will represent 24% to 37% of the global auto market by 2030.

via Transport Topics

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Port of Long Beach mulls alternative energies as power demand set to skyrocket

April 8, 2021The Port of Long Beach expects its power demand on the electricity grid “to triple or quadruple” by 2035 from increases in shoreside power and electricity-powered yard equipment.

via Port Technology

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Preparing for Run on Less – Electric

April 7, 2021Gathering data from electric trucks in real-world operations will help the entire industry gain a better understanding of the benefits and challenges of these vehicles.

via Fleet Owner

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Will e-cargo bikes take over last-mile delivery?

April 7, 2021Electric-assisted cargo bikes (e-cargo bikes) have an electric motor, which means that couriers such as Rosal don’t need to be in shape for the next Tour de France or RAGBRAI in order to haul more freight or travel challenging distances.

via Freightwaves

Charging 101 – Planning & Buildout

Webinar Date: May 4, 2021 at 10:00am PSTJoin the second webinar in the Electric Truck Bootcamp series on May 4 at 10 am PT, hosted in partnership with NACFE and RMI.

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Charging 201 – Power Management & Resilience

Webinar Date: May 18, 2021 at 10:00am PSTJoin the third webinar in the Electric Truck Bootcamp series on May 18 at 10 am PT, hosted in partnership with NACFE and RMI.

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EV charging setup would cost Schneider, NFI more than 10 times annual fuel savings: study

April 6, 2021Schneider could save $554,813 in annual fuel costs by electrifying its 42-truck fleet based out of Stockton, California, according to a study prepared by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates funded by the Environmental Defense Fund.

via Transport Dive

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Hydrogen benefits highly utilized trucks

April 6, 2021There is no denying the move towards alternative fuel solutions is gaining momentum with hydrogen and battery electric each surfacing as leaders depending on the use cases.

via Fleet Owner

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Autonomous endgame: The 10-year plan

April 5, 2021How soon will autonomous trucks be on the road? Will they eliminate the driver? Who takes the fall if an accident occurs? These questions and more are answered by trucking experts on the future of self-driving technology.

via Fleet Owner

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Maine Gov. Mills’ Executive Order Aims to Accelerate Vehicle Electrification

April 5, 2021Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order to accelerate “clean transportation solutions” through measures such as increased charging infrastructure and more electric vehicles.

via Transport Topics

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PepsiCo’s next act: Moving beyond the electric pilot

March 31, 2021Over the next decade, beverage giant PepsiCo will need to convert a large portion of the 27,000 trucks and vans that move its products — from bags of Cheetos to bottles of Mountain Dew — to electric and other zero-emission technologies.

via Greenbiz

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Merchants Fleet Aligns with ChargePoint to Offer Services to Their Clients

March 31, 2021Merchants Fleet, a fast growing fleet management company, announced March 31 its alignment to offer services to clients with ChargePoint, an electric vehicle (EV) charging network.

via Fleet Owner

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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

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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.