CARB approves ICT regulation; 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040; ZEB tech symposium in Feb 2019

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The California Air Resources Board on Friday approved the Innovative Clean Transit regulation (ICT) ( earlier post )—a first-of-its-kind regulation in the US that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100% zero-emission bus (ZEB) fleets by 2040.

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MAN Truck & Bus presents electric delivery truck CitE at IAA 2018

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At the IAA 2018, MAN Truck & Bus is presenting the MAN CitE 15-tonne electric truck concept, designed specifically for city cargo traffic. Using this agile approach, the MAN CitE could thus be implemented in a period of only 18 months and finally presented ready to drive at the IAA 2018.

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Walmart Canada commits to 100% alternatively powered fleet vehicles by 2028; orders 30 more Tesla semis

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Walmart Canada plans to power its fleet using 100% alternative power by 2028. The first 20 Tesla Semis will be used to support Walmart Canada’s fleet base in Mississauga, Ontario. Canada Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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San Francisco commits to all-electric bus fleet By 2035; MUNI Board approves pilot program

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San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates MUNI (the city’s public transit), announced San Francisco’s commitment to have an all-electric bus fleet by 2035. MUNI currently operates the largest fleet of electric trolley buses.

UPS/Greenbiz study identifies motivators and barriers to electric fleets

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Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more commercial fleets to electrify, according to a new study by UPS and GreenBiz. In the “Curve Ahead: The Future of Fleet Electrification” report, industry leaders identify the main motivations and barriers to electrification, as well as strategies to move the commercial electric vehicle market from niche to mainstream. Despite an appetite for electrification, many fleet operators face challenges.

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XL Hybrids unveils first hybrid-electric Ford F-250 at 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show

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XL Hybrids will display three fleet-ready, electrified pickup truck solutions at NTEA’s Work Truck Show next week in Indianapolis. The company begins production on the XLH hybrid electric system for model year 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in March. Conversions Fleets Hybrids

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California trucking firm switches fleet of 600+ trucks to Neste renewable diesel

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Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems and reductions in tailpipe emissions. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available to public and private fleets in California through authorized distributors. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fleets Fuels

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T&E: Electric bus orders in Europe more than doubled to 1,031 units in 2017; ~9% share of new registrations

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T&E estimates this to be equivalent to around 9% market share of new registrations in 2018. Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets Heavy-duty

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Toronto Transit Commission greenlights first battery-electric bus fleet; 10 Proterra E2s to start

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The Toronto Transit Commission , the third largest transit agency in North America and the most heavily used system in all of Canada, purchased ten Proterra Catalyst E2 buses in support of the transit agency’s goal to convert its entire fleet of 1,926 buses to zero-emission buses by 2040. TTC’s bus fleet serves nearly 2,750,000 residents with an average ridership of 253 million per year, and provides critical mass transit links throughout the broader metropolitan area.

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Berkeley study finds self-driving electric taxi fleets in Manhattan would deliver significant cost and environmental benefits

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have analyzed the cost, energy, and environmental implications of a fleet of self-driving electric vehicles operating in Manhattan.

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New SoCalGas truck loan program for fleets interested in switching from diesel to near-zero natural gas trucks

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The program allows qualified fleet owners the opportunity to try out the latest in heavy-duty natural gas truck technology by test-driving a 12L near-zero truck. This “try before you buy” program provides fleet owners with the opportunity to haul loads with the new truck for up to two weeks.

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DAF delivers first electric truck to Jumbo

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Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-dutyDAF Trucks delivered its first fully electric truck to Dutch supermarket chain, Jumbo.

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Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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Now, Daimler announced the two first customers to operate the e-vehicles within their fleet: a total of 30 Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 trucks will be handed over to Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries in the US.

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City leaders pledge to fast-track electric bus fleets

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Densely populated cities should consider switching to all-electric truck and bus fleets, elected officials and business leaders agreed this week at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. The political and manufacturing leaders joined in the "Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero" pledge to focus on electrifying commonly used. Buses

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Geely Auto’s flagship Bo Rui GE hybrid selected as part of China’s diplomatic fleet; 48V MHEV or PHEV

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At a handover ceremony held in the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, 35 new Bo Rui GE were delivered to the Service Bureau to be part of China’s diplomatic vehicle fleet.

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Daimler Trucks North America delivers its first battery-electric commercial truck to Penske Truck Leasing

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet—a Freightliner eM2 ( earlier post )—to Penske Truck Leasing, fulfilling its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands in 2018.

ADEME / IFPEN study examines non-geological risks in the security of lithium supplies based on electrification of global car fleet

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ADEME, France’s Environment and Energy Management Agency, carried out a study with IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) on the dynamics of lithium supply and demand, based on different scenarios for the electrification of the global car fleet by 2050.

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Greenlots to collaborate with Volvo Trucks on electric truck charging infrastructure for fleets in Southern California; SAE J3068

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This is the first heavy-duty fleet-charging project stemming from a significant public-private partnership with the California Air Resources Board (CARB). All of the charging equipment for the project—including both Level 2 chargers and 150kW DC fast-chargers—will operate on Greenlots’ SKY enterprise software platform to enable seamless management of Volvo’s fleet, charging stations and energy storage systems. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure

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UPS-led SEUL consortium switches on smart-grid fleet charging solution in London; maxing out on EVs without expensive grid upgrades

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A UPS-led consortium has deployed new smart-grid charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

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Ryder range-extended electric step vans produced by Workhorse now in W.B. Mason’s delivery fleet

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The company has expanded its fleet with the Workhorse electric vehicles to support its national business product delivery operations. The company’s fleet expansion is a continuation of W.B. Electric (Battery) FleetsRyder System, Inc. announced that W.B.

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Vouchers are Becoming the Clean Vehicle Incentive of Choice for Fleets

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Incentive programs for new vehicle technologies are often put in place to support faster adoption by commercial fleets. California created HVIP to accelerate the adoption of commercial hybrid vehicle technologies in the state, and reduce fuel use and emissions by local fleets.

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BMW providing 10 pre-owned i3 EVs to UC Davis for 18 months

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Eight of the pre-owned vehicles will be available soon for UC Davis faculty and staff to rent through the campus’s UC Drive program, which is managed by the Fleet Services department. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Maven is now offering its first all-electric fleet of cars for use in the gig economy; 20 Chevrolet Bolt EVs are available for freelance drivers in Austin, Texas to earn money on their own schedules. Bolt EVs in the Maven fleet have driven 6.5

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Big Blue Bus investing $18.2M to upgrade bus fleet; Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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Seven 30-foot Gillig buses are being placed in service now; an additional twenty 40-foot Gillig buses will be delivered and commissioned in October 2018. Among other enhancements, buses will be equipped with Cummins-Westport Near-Zero engines and fueled by Renewable Natural Gas, to further reduce NO x vehicle emissions by more than 90% by December 2018. The fleet enhancements are part of a larger series of strategic improvements we will roll out over the next 12-18 months.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveils 5 battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles; I.D. BUZZ CARGO

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The electric campaign is now gaining momentum at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells HydrogenAt the 69 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is unveiling five new zero-emission vehicles:the I.D.

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FedEx acquiring 1,000 Chanje electric delivery vehicles

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will add 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles to its fleet. FedEx has been using all-electric vehicles as part of its pickup-and-delivery fleet since 2009. Electric (Battery) FleetsFedEx Corp. Earlier post.)

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Chicago Transit Authority orders 20 Proterra electric buses for $32M

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The new electric buses will give the CTA one of the largest electric bus fleets in the country. CTA expects to begin receiving the first buses by the end of 2018, which will begin service along one of CTA’s busiest bus routes—the #66 Chicago route.

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Lightning Systems debuts new all-electric Ford E-450 shuttle bus and cutaway models

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and Ford E-450 Cutaway. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fleets

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BYD to add another 183 electric buses to Santiago’s fleet

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The existing fleet of K9FEs operating in Santiago. They will be integrated into the existing Metbus fleet to operate the popular Avenida Grecia route, becoming the first route operated by only electric buses in Latin America. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Latin America

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MPK Pozna? orders 21 Solaris electric buses; ~$18.5M

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Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets Heavy-dutyMunicipal transport operator MPK in Pozna?, Poland and Solaris Bus & Coach signed a contract for the delivery of 21 electric buses: 15 articulated and 6 standard length.

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California university gets country's first battery-electric bus fleet

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We're not sure who dreams about buses, but the company is now building the first battery-powered, all-electric bus fleet at the University of California, Irvine BYD is a Chinese electric car company that was founded to "Build Your Dreams." Now it claims to be the biggest electric vehicle company in the world—and it's building buses.

2018 73

Voyage partners with Renovo for autonomous taxi fleet

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Voyage, a startup in the autonomous taxi space, entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Renovo, a mobility technology company, to license Renovo’s AWare OS for use across its global fleet of automated vehicles. The first fleet of Voyage vehicles using AWare are Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans with additional models to be added in future. Renovo built AWare specifically for fleet operators such as Voyage.

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Blue Bird electric school buses in pre-production, deliveries this year; Type C & D configurations

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Blue Bird is taking orders for its electric school buses for delivery in 2018. million miles in a commercial fleet setting of city buses deployed in rural and city routes. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Lightning Systems converting 35-foot diesel buses to battery-electrics in Boulder; cost-effective electrification

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission solutions for commercial fleets, is partnering with the City of Boulder and transit provider Via Mobility Services to repower diesel buses with battery-electric systems. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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California Governor directs ARB to assess new regulations to increase ZEV adoption in public and private fleets

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California Governor Jerry Brown has directed the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to assess possible regulatory requirements to ensure greater inclusion of zero emission vehicles in public and private light- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets. Accordingly, I am directing the California Air Resources Board to assess the viability of new regulation to increase zero emission vehicle adoption in fleets across the state.

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Ford starts production of Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van

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Electric (Battery) Europe FleetsFord has begun production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric van at its European HQ in Cologne, Germany.

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Orange County orders 10 New Flyer hydrogen fuel cell buses

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The new order helps expand the zero-emission footprint of public transportation across California, and adds sustainability to OCTA’s current fleet of just more than 500 buses, which will serve communities throughout Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, Santa Ana, and Westminster.

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Daimler Trucks North America unveils two Freightliner electric vehicle models and Electric Innovation Fleet

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Freightliner plans to deliver an Electric Innovation Fleet of 30 vehicles to customers later this year for further testing under real-world operating conditions.

€26M ZEFER project to introduce 180 fuel cell electric vehicles into fleets in Paris, Brussels and London

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The European ZEFER (Zero Emission Fleet vehicles for European Roll-out) project will deploy large fleets of 60 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in each of three European capitals (Paris, London and Brussels). The €26-million (US$32-million) pan-European initiative will introduce the 180 FCEVs into a combination of taxi, private-hire and police fleets. Europe Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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California ARB releases proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation; 100% ZEB purchasing by 2029

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As currently written, the ICT contains a number of elements to bring about the transition to a complete zero-emission bus (ZEB) fleet. Starting in 2021 all transit agencies would be required to report their fleet information annually for the prior compliance year.

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King County Metro to begin testing electric buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge

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King County Metro, the public transit authority of King County, Washington, which includes the city of Seattle, will soon begin testing long-range battery-powered buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge, the latest milestone toward a zero-emission fleet.

2018 155

BMW puts 70 hydrogen tugger trains into operation in Leipzig

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These include an operator concept, the standardization of interfaces, a plug & play solution for fleet conversion, the validation of service life and the proof of efficiency in fleet operation.

2018 158

Kia launching new diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain in 2018 on Sportage; more models to come

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Kia Motors will introduce its first 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain in the second half of 2018. The Kia Sportage will be the first model to offer the new EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid powertrain later in 2018.

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