Topic: Total Cost of Ownership

Momentum Fleet Management orders 900 Lordstown Endurance electric pickup trucks

June 1, 2020Lordstown Motors aims to transform its Northeast Ohio home into Voltage Valley, a center of modern EV manufacturing. Now the company has secured an order for 900 Endurance electric pickup trucks from Ohio-based fleet management specialist Momentum Groups.

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How Should California Wind Down Its Fossil Fuel Industry?

June 1, 2020California is the seventh-largest oil-producing state. However, clean energy is the state’s future. By law, California must have 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045, and an executive order signed by former Governor Jerry Brown calls for economywide carbon-neutrality by the same year.

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Big Oil’s transition to cleaner tech a reason for optimism

May 29, 2020Knowing that fossil fuels are a finite resource that also create the greenhouse gases alleged to be warming the planet, many major oil producers have now dug into more renewable sustainability innovation.

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Next EV hotspot: Alabama?

May 28, 2020You may not think of Alabama as a center of the auto industry, but in fact, Mercedes-Benz opened an assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County back in 1993, and today Hyundai, Honda, Toyota and Mazda, as well as several Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, have operations in the Yellowhammer State.

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Bloomberg’s new Electric Vehicle Outlook says sales of ICE vehicles peaked in 2017

May 28, 2020BloombergNEF’s annual Electric Vehicle Outlook forecasts trends in electrification, shared mobility and autonomous driving. The 2020 edition predicts a promising long-term future for EVs, and makes a number of interesting predictions.

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World’s biggest green H2 production plant will fuel stations in California

May 27, 2020The global energy company SGH2 is bringing the world’s largest green hydrogen production facility to Lancaster, California.

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Optimism for Post-Pandemic Natural Gas Fuel for Mobility

May 26, 2020The International Energy Agency recently released its report — 2020 Global Energy Review — which states energy demand will fall 6% in 2020. This represents the largest decline in 70 years in percentage terms, the largest ever decline in absolute terms, and seven times the decline after the 2008 global financial crisis.

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Representatives Introduce DOD Bill to Promote the Use of ZEVs

May 22, 2020The Department of Defense Non-Tactical Vehicle Reduced Petroleum Consumption ACT has been proposed, which directs the DOD to replace such vehicles, from passenger cars to construction vehicles like bulldozers and forklifts, as they age with zero-emission vehicles.

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Trucking’s road to zero emissions

May 21, 2020Until zero-emissions vehicles are more attainable, adding propane and CNG trucks can help reduce a fleet’s carbon footprint.

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Waste Facility generates RNG biogas

Longmont Waste Services Unveils RNG-Powered Fleet, New Facility

May 20, 2020As part of a project prioritized in Longmont’s 2018 greenhouse gas inventory, the Colorado city has become the first city along the Front Range to implement a renewable vehicle fuel project.

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‘Current’ trends in heavy-duty electric trucking

May 20, 2020“Trucking is now at the cool kids’ table,” thought Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council on Freight Efficiency, after departing from the  unveiling of the battery-electric truck called the Tesla Semi in November 2017.

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California Fleets: Carl Moyer Deadline Extended

May 15, 2020The application deadline for the Carl Moyer and Surplus Off-Road Opt-In for NOx programs (#PA2020-03 and #PA2020-04) is now extended to August 4 at 1 p.m. PST.

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Electric, Natural Gas Trucking Sectors Duel Over Who Deserves Funding — Now

May 14, 2020Natural gas proponents are hoping the coronavirus pandemic will accelerate adoption of natural gas trucks even as electric truck advocates double down on battery power as the key to reducing greenhouse gases and diesel particulate emissions.

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Renewable Hydrogen Production and Infrastructure for Freight

Watch this webinar recording by the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) and ACT News on renewable hydrogen production and infrastructure for transit, trucking, cargo handling equipment fleets.

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Electric Trucks Present a COVID-19 Opportunity

May 14, 2020Battery electric trucks may see that one major result of the COVID-19 pandemic is the speed up of their product development.

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Five Great Use Cases for “Destination DC” EV Chargers

May 13, 2020As the Electric Vehicle landscape has evolved from a limited number of passenger models to a large array of vehicle makes, models and types – that have ever-increasing battery packs – charging infrastructure has evolved to keep pace.

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