ABB to provide charging infrastructure for ASKO electric truck fleet

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ABB has entered into an agreement with Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler ASKO, and its owner NorgesGruppen, to supply charging infrastructure for its growing fleet of electric trucks. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure

2020 102

Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans deploys 6 plug-in hybrid pickups from XL Fleet

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In order to advance its fleet electrification and emissions reduction goals, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has deployed six new XL plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks to its fleet. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

2020 161

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Lucid Air electric car: Fleet of 40 prototypes temporarily parked

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Lucid has temporarily parked a fleet of 40 prototypes for its Air electric sedan and, apparently trying to make the most of the situation, it's released a short video showing the whole fleet of cars parked together.

2020 98

Bestmile fleet orchestration platform for on-demand mobility providers

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Swiss start-up Bestmile has developed an orchestration platform for on-demand mobility providers that steers every vehicle in a fleet in real time. —Anne Mellano, traffic engineer and founder of the fleet orchestration platform Bestmile.

2020 117

50 MWh of energy delivered wirelessly to Link Transit, Wenatchee WA bus fleet by Momentum Dynamics system

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Link Transit of Wenatchee, Washington has achieved 50 megawatt-hours of energy delivered wirelessly to its electric bus fleet. Maintaining battery charge during duty cycle is a key factor in allowing fleets to adopt electric vehicles.

2020 105

DiDi to introduce first shared EV fleet to Mexico; 700+ EVs and hybrids to start

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Didi Chuxing (DiDi), the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, will launch Latin America’s first shared electric vehicle (EV) fleet through its app in Mexico, as the company further invests in sustainable transportation innovations in the region.

2020 113

Daimler Trucks launches additional electric Freightliner Customer Experience fleet

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The Customer Experience (CX) fleet from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) consists of six heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia and two medium-duty Freightliner eM2 106. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2020 96

Hyundai Motor to establish hydrogen refueling station for fuel cell electric buses at Incheon Airport with partners, provide buses

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Over the next five years, Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered buses will gradually replace Incheon Airport’s current fleet of internal combustion engine buses that shuttle between the terminals, long-term parking lots and logistics complex. Bus Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen

2020 123

Mobile fast-charging: A must-have for electric truck and bus fleets?

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Fully electric delivery trucks, cargo vans, shuttle vehicles, and transit and school buses are all due to become increasingly common as fleets go green and diesels are retired.

2020 85

GlobalData: COVID-19 puts EV sales and CO2 fleet emission targets at risk

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This could prove very problematic for the industry in a year that was supposed to mark the big shift to EVs to reduce fleet CO2 emissions in line with new tighter EU CO 2 targets. In the long run, this could see fewer motorists switching to EVs, putting the government’s ambitious targets for electrification at risk and potentially bringing increased fines for the vehicle manufacturers not complying with EU fleet average CO 2 targets.

2020 104

FedEx and Chanje to add charging infrastructure to 42 FedEx stations in California

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the company plans to electrify 42 FedEx stations in California, making it one of the largest deployments of integrated charging infrastructure by a single commercial fleet to date. FedEx announced the addition of 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles to its fleet last November.

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Lightning Systems reaccredited under bp’s Advancing Low Carbon Program

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Electric (Battery) Emissions Fleets Heavy-dutyLightning Systems, a leading developer of zero-emission powertrains, has received reaccreditation under bp’s Advancing Low Carbon (ALC) program.

2020 99

AMPLY Power & Logan Bus announce 2-year demo project of charging-as-a service for fleets; 5 electric school buses

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Pioneering methods to accelerate electric fleet adoption, AMPLY Power will demonstrate and document its Charging-as-a-Service approach for an all-electric school bus fleet in New York City. Bus Conversions Electric (Battery) Fleets Infrastructure Mobility services

2020 102

Study estimates fuel economy improvements to US light-duty vehicles from 1975–2018 saved 2T gallons of fuel, 17B tons of CO2

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Fleet-wide fuel economy gains produced large fuel savings. Sims, Matteo Muratori (2020) “Two trillion gallons: Fuel savings from fuel economy improvements to US light-duty vehicles, 1975–2018,” Energy Policy , Volume 142, 111517 doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111517.

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US SecAg directs USDA fleet to increase biofuels usage; $100M for biofuels infrastructure program

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USDA owns and operates one of the largest civilian fleets in the Federal Government and this move to a fleet that can use E85 or biodiesel will increase efficiencies and performance. Background on USDA Fleet. This will occur over time during the normal fleet renewal process.

2020 110

First of 130 Solaris electric buses deployed in Warsaw

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Thanks to this and to our other investments in the fleet we will soon be able to boast nearly 500 low- and zero-emission vehicles. The first of 130 Solaris electric buses ( earlier post ), a Solaris Urbino 18 electric bus, no. 5870, has been deployed in Warsaw.

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Volkswagen’s WeShare electric car-charing expands in Europe, fleet to increase to 8,400 EVs

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WeShare, Volkswagen and ŠKODA’s free-floating electric car sharing service, is to expand into seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. In all these cities, WeShare will be offering an all-electric fleet with a total of about 8,400 electric vehicles.

2020 108

Lightning Systems introduces ‘Lightning Mobile’ EV fast-charger for trucks, vans and buses

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Equipped with 192 kWh of high-energy-density, liquid-cooled DC battery storage in a package designed to be installed in a vehicle or trailer for mobile deployment, Lightning Mobile can be deployed rapidly to provide fast roadside charging to support the operation of electric fleet vehicles.

2020 108

NACFE to focus on electric trucks in regional haul

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Early workstreams include: Identifying high-potential regional trucking routes in concert with changes to freight movement; Supporting the implementation of initial and future deployments outside of California; Scaling best practices in infrastructure development for fleets and communities; and.

2020 138

CASE unveils first fully electric backhoe loader: the 580 EV

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CASE has the capability to produce additional units throughout 2020 before ramping up production to meet greater demand in following years. and with direct input from utilities and other businesses focused on converting significant portions of their fleets to fully electric backhoes.

2020 168

Colorado releases new electric vehicle plan

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The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), a non-regulatory department within the Governor’s Office focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles, has released the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan 2020.

2020 134

Ozinga Energy and Ingevity to field adsorbed natural gas bi-fuel pickup

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Already a strong supporter of alternative fuels, a large majority of Ozinga’s fleet of concrete trucks operate on compressed natural gas (CNG). Ozinga Energy joins a growing number of US natural gas utilities and private commercial fleets to pilot ANG-equipped vehicles.

2020 132

Two Fuso eCanter electric trucks delivering mail in Dublin; 150 delivered globally

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So far, the global FUSO eCanter fleet has achieved 1.6 Electric (Battery) FleetsTwo FUSO eCanter electric trucks are now operating in the Irish capital Dublin for the country’s post service An Post.

2020 124

NYC Mayor orders all-electric fleet by 2040 and end to expansion of fossil-fuel-related infrastructure

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio last week issued an executive order specifying the attainment of an all-electric “carbon-neutral” fleet by the year 2040. New York City operates more than 30,000 owned and leased vehicles (on-road and off-road), the largest municipal fleet in the United States. The CFTP will outline alternative fuel, fuel efficiency and electrification for all City fleet units by type. Electric (Battery) Fleets Policy

2020 85

14 US fleets launch ACT Fleet Forum; best practices on adopting advanced, clean transportation technologies

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Fourteen leading US fleets announced the formation of the ACT Fleet Forum , an educational initiative to share best practices between participating fleets, as well as top technology providers and fuel suppliers on adopting advanced, clean transportation technologies. The ACT Fleet Forum provides education via webinars, workshops, and in-person site visits to leading fleets year-round. Fleets Market Background

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Amazon to deploy 10,000 electric delivery rickshaws in India by 2025

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This commitment comes after successful pilots across different cities in 2019; learnings from these pilots have helped the company create scalable and long term EV variants to build this large fleet. Electric (Battery) Fleets India

2020 128

Trillium completes construction of largest hydrogen transit refueling station in North America

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Houston-based Trillium is a leading provider of renewable fuels and alternative energy solutions for fleets around the country. Currently 10 buses are equipped for hydrogen, but the station allows the fleet to grow to 50 with only minimal additional capital costs.

2020 138

Orleans Métropole in France acquiring 29 Irizar ie tram electric buses

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This agreement is part of the Orléans Métropole strategy for the conversion of its bus fleet and the supply of a fully electric public transport system in its territory by 2025.

2020 141

Mitsubishi Fuso to begin series production of fuel-cell trucks by late 2020s; concept eCanter F-CELL

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Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen ManufacturingMitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of the Daimler Trucks family, plans to start the series production of fuel-cell trucks by the late 2020s.

2020 124

Intermountain Power Agency orders MHPS JAC Gas Turbine technology for renewable-hydrogen energy hub, operated by LA DWP

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MHPS’s installed fleet of J-Series gas turbines has accumulated almost 1 million hours of operating experience.

2020 169

Bipartisan bill in Congress would direct DOD to replace non-tactical vehicles with ZEVs

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The Department of Defense is the largest consumer of fuel in the country and maintains a sizable fleet of non-tactical vehicles on installations across the United States and its territories. Directing the Secretary of Defense to ensure that, to the extent technically practicable, vehicles removed from the non-tactical federal vehicle fleet at Department of Defense installations due to attrition will be replaced with zero-emission vehicles. Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39)

2020 78

Champaign-Urbana orders two New Flyer 60' hydrogen fuel-cell buses

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Since 1993, New Flyer has delivered 175 buses to MTD; the MTD fleet is currently 85% hybrid. Bus Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen

2020 132

Daimler Trucks E-Mobility Group starts global initiative for electric-truck charging infrastructure

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The charging processes of electric fleet vehicles are another key that must be integrated into the operating process. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure

2020 134

ADEME selects two Air Liquide hydrogen mobility projects for funding

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Two hydrogen mobility projects led by Air Liquide—Hype and HyAMMED—were selected in January 2020 by ADEME (French Environment & Energy Management Agency) as part of the second closing of its “Hydrogen Mobility Ecosystems” call for proposals.

2020 146

AMPLY Power saves up to 40% on energy costs for Tri Delta Transit electric buses

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AMPLY expects savings to increase as Tri Delta Transit expands its electric bus fleet in the future. Fleet operators work on a very rigorous timeline and must adhere to a strict operational dance to ensure their vehicles run on-schedule.

2020 136

Greenlots and Volvo Trucks partner on first installation of chargers for Volvo LIGHTS electrified trucking project

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Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group and a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions, has installed charging infrastructure for a fleet of electrified commercial trucks as part of its ongoing partnership with Volvo Trucks.

2020 123

ESCRYPT and the Security division of NTT form automotive cybersexurity partnership

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one of the world’s leading IT technology and service providers, and the automotive security specialist ESCRYPT are partnering to offer joint solutions that are specially designed to enable the cyber resilience of vehicle fleets.

2020 146

Fraunhofer IFF team designing hydrogen factory of the future

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We primarily have vehicle fleets with vans and forklifts operating in industrial and business parks in mind here. The research team acquired expertise for the implementation of their hydrogen factory in the projects Energieregion Stassfurt 2020 and Energieregion Ostharz.

2020 131

ORNL demos 20 kW bi-directional wireless charging on UPS PHEV truck; 11" air gap, >92% efficiency

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Doing so would give energy flexibility to a fleet owner’s business, and help better manage on-site generation such as solar power. Scaling the technology to a fleet of 50 trucks gives you megawatt-scale energy storage,” noted ORNL’s Omer Onar, who led the technical team’s effort at the lab.

2020 125

Automakers are allegedly trying to sneak in another break to fleet mpg and emissions

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Over the past decade, the vast majority of U.S. pump gasoline has transitioned to 10% ethanol—or even, depending on where you are, 15% ethanol. The EPA tests that bring us official fuel economy numbers are just in the process of catching up with that reality.

2020 62

Amazon adds 40 Streetscooter and 10 Mercedes-Benz eVito electric vans to Munich fleet

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More vehicle deliveries are planned for the future in order to further expand Amazon's electrically operated fleet. Electric (Battery) Europe FleetsAmazon has ordered 40 StreetScooter WORK Box electric vans which will be deployed at its distribution center in Munich Daglfing.

2020 78

California Department of State Hospitals orders 12 electric Ford Transit 350HD vans from Lightning Systems

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The Lightning Electric models are being provided to the hospital system by Wondries Fleet Group, a leading fleet dealer in California. Lightning Electric is a battery-electric drivetrain package for the Ford Transit 350HD, a product used extensively by commercial and government fleets.

2020 100

BYD and Hino enter strategic alliance focused on commercial battery-electric vehicles

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Electric (Battery) FleetsBYD Company Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd. signed a strategic business alliance agreement with a focus on collaborating in the development of commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The two companies will accelerate the development of commercial BEVs to provide the best-fit product for customers in a timely manner. To begin with, the two companies will collaborate on a development of BEV products.

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