Topic: Total Cost of Ownership

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5 Electric Bus Makers Shifting Into Next Gear

June 1, 2021In the U.S., battery-electric buses are projected to remain the lowest-carbon option in every part of the country, even on current electricity grids. However, just 0.5 percent of the total U.S. public transit bus market consisted of electric buses at the end of 2017 — a nascent market when compared to deployment rates of 12-14...

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Fuel Cell Trucks Poised for More Fleet Buy-In

June 1, 2021As pilot tests for hydrogen-powered trucks ramp up in the U.S., trucking companies will have to decide if fuel cells are right for their fleet.

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N.J. Transit Unveils Roadmap to 100 Percent Zero-Emissions Bus Fleet by 2040

June 1, 2021N.J. Transit said it will continue to aggressively advance its zero-emissions bus program as it released its roadmap to a 100 percent zero-emission bus fleet by 2040.

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What’s Delivering Electric Fleets? FedEx and ChargePoint Weigh In

June 1, 2021Legacy big-rig makers including Volvo, Daimler, Cummins and Peterbilt are aggressively bringing electric vehicles to market, as are a wide range of startups such as BYD, Proterra, Orange EV and GreenPower. Meanwhile, one of the Biden administration’s earliest big announcements this year was its goal to electrify federal fleets.

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Port of Long Beach Exempts Natural Gas Trucks from Impending Emissions Fee

May 28, 2021The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved an exemption from the Clean Truck Fund Rate “for the cleanest” natural-gas-powered trucks, according to an announcement Monday. The rate, which has been set at $10 per 20-foot equivalent unit for any non-zero-emissions truck at the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, has...

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Ford: Electric Vehicles to Be 40% of Global Sales by 2030

May 28, 2021Ford expects 40% of its global sales to be battery-electric vehicles by 2030 as it adds billions to what it’s spending to develop them.

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ACT Expo Webinar Series Charts Sustainable, Connected Future

May 27, 2021ACT Expo and ACT News to co-host webinar series leading up to 10th Annual ACT Expo taking place from August 30 to September 2 in Long Beach.

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The Electrification of Ford’s F-150

May 26, 2021Ford’s electric truck launch — marked by images of Americana such as bald eagles, football players and off-roading — is a turning point in the evolution of electric vehicles.

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2021 State of Sustainable Fleets Shows Continued Growth of Clean Tech Availability, Adoption

May 26, 2021GNA’s 2021 Market and Trends Brief shows that even with the COVID-19 pandemic, the clean tech industry made progressive, sustainable steps.

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How Electric Taxis and Fleets Can Speed Decarbonization

May 25, 2021High-mileage fleets, such as taxis and hire cars, have an outsized influence on emissions. They drive 4 times more miles than the average car, so the quicker they switch to electric, the better it will be for the planet. Electrifying these fleets therefore should be a priority.

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Green Hydrogen Seen Fueling Heavy Trucks, Buses by 2030

May 25, 2021Green hydrogen is approaching cost competitiveness for heavy trucking, buses and remote power, and could be commercially viable in transportation by 2030, according to a study commissioned by Australia’s government-backed Clean Energy Finance Corp.

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Zero-Carbon Fuels and Marine Shipping: Both a Will and a Way?

May 25, 2021Eliminating GHG emissions from marine shipping is an enormous undertaking, but the technological path forward has been reasonably clear for a few years. What has been missing is the requisite will among the shipping industry and regional and international regulators to require and implement the steps that need to be taken.

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Why Equity Must Be Central to EV Infrastructure Planning

May 25, 2021As the U.S. reaches an inflection point in the use of electric vehicles, the buildout of EV charging stations and how low-to-moderate income communities as well as communities of color are kept in the discussion will be critical.

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When Will Trucks Drive Themselves?

May 24, 2021The road to autonomous trucking is long and littered with obstacles, but developers of self-driving systems for commercial vehicles are making clear and tangible progress in their mission to bring this technology to market.

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Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Launched for Commercial Fleets

May 24, 2021Ford has announced the all-new 2022 model-year F-150 Lightning Pro – an all-electric F-Series truck purpose-built for commercial customers. The new truck joins E-Transit in the growing lineup of Ford work-ready electric vehicles.

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Propane Vehicle Conversion Rebates Available for 5 States

May 21, 2021Michigan truck and bus fleets are getting $4,000 rebates when they buy a new propane vehicle or propane vehicle conversion. Propane vehicle rebates are available until Dec. 31, 2021, or until funding lasts.

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