Topic: Total Cost of Ownership

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Drive Electric Earth Day to Highlight EV Benefits

March 30, 2021Events will educate Americans about the benefits of electric transportation, from cleaner air to consumer savings to innovative jobs.

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Does Your ‘Zero-Emissions’ Vehicle Really Offer the Lowest Emissions?

March 30, 2021A recent study is making fleet owners think twice about the common perception that electric vehicles offer the lowest emissions.

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Peterbilt releases EV operating cost calculator

March 29, 2021According to the company, the calculator compares a variety of variables such as mileage per year, charging stations, vehicle price, and more, allowing for a detailed summary that will outline total electric costs and operating cost per vehicle.

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Senate Legislation Targets EV Charging Stations

March 29, 2021The Securing America’s Clean Fuels Infrastructure Act would aim to expand the alternative-fuel vehicle refueling property-investment tax credit to decrease costs for deploying certain vehicle infrastructure.

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Geotab Extend: Focus on EVs

March 26, 2021Fleet electrification has been a focus at Geotab Extend, a virtual learning and networking event for fleet professionals and industry partners, with executives discussing resale value, battery health, total cost of ownership, and cost of tracking.

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As EV economics improve, trucking may be the ‘next big frontier’ for clean transportation

March 26, 2021Transitioning all of the United States’ medium- and heavy-duty trucks to zero-emissions vehicles by 2040 would lead to cumulative pollution-related savings of $485 billion by 2050, according to Jennifer Helfrich, senior manager of state policy at Ceres.

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Mack LR Electric Eligible for Incentives to Improve Total Cost of Ownership

March 24, 2021Mack Trucks announced March 24 that the Mack LR Electric model, the OEM’s first fully electric refuse vehicle, is eligible for multiple incentive packages in the U.S. and Canada, including $120,000 per vehicle through the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

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Electric truck road tests uncover OEM challenges

March 23, 2021Fleets and OEMs testing commercial electric truck viability in the U.S. are learning some hard lessons along the way and have found it will be an ongoing challenge to roll out a nationwide charging network.

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Peterbilt Launches EV Operating Cost Calculator

March 23, 2021Peterbilt has added an EV Operating Cost Calculator to its website to help prospective electric vehicle customers compare electric trucks to conventional models.

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10 fleet technology trends and predictions for 2021

March 23, 2021Fleets today have no shortage of catalysts. There’s no doubt the pandemic has set off an avalanche of challenges, including sudden, massive swings in demand for goods and services as consumer habits transformed overnight. Some shifts will prove temporary. Others may stick. 

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Elizabeth Warren, AOC Lay Down Green Transit Plan for Biden

March 19, 2021Progressives in the House and Senate plan to set down a marker March 18 for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plans, introducing a $500 billion proposal to shift U.S. transportation away from fossil fuels.

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Trucking testifies on ‘range anxiety,’ other obstacles to zero-emission vehicles

March 18, 2021Trucking interests briefed lawmakers Wednesday on the feasibility of getting to a zero-emissions vehicle world by 2050 — one of President Joe Biden’s climate goals — as Republicans reiterated their vow to keep climate change policy away from the next infrastructure package.

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FedEx, Stakeholders: Investments, Partnerships Key to Tackling Climate Change

March 18, 2021Investing in infrastructure and adopting policies that enhance the movement of freight would help address the country’s climate change concerns, the head of FedEx Corp. told federal transportation policymakers March 17.

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Vehicle-Grid Integration: Unlocking EV Value

March 16, 2021VGI options can enhance the overall value proposition of EVs and create new revenue streams as fleets embrace vehicle electrification.


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Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal

March 16, 2021For Etsy, the e-commerce marketplace known for handmade items like jewelry, art and apparel, Scope 3 emissions make up 99 percent of the company’s carbon footprint.

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4 recommendations to electrify the US federal fleet

March 16, 2021While the federal proclamation may be a simple concept, executing it will be challenging. A limited variety of EVs is available today, and creating new EV models — even when manufacturers are willing to take on the substantial investments and risks involved — can take more than five years.

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