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 112

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 96

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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 99

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 88

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 88

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

Northwestern team develops decentralized swarming algorithm for autonomous vehicles

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By understanding how to control our swarm robots to form shapes, we can understand how to control fleets of autonomous vehicles as they interact with each other. Rubenstein imagines that his algorithm could be used in fleets of driverless cars and in automated warehouses.

2020 96

Study finds cobalt supply can meet demand for EVs and electronics batteries through 2030

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Demand for these vehicles and their batteries is growing swiftly: In 2018, the global electric car fleet numbered in excess of 5.1 Olivetti (2020) “Perspectives on Cobalt Supply through 2030 in the Face of Changing Demand” Environmental Science & Technology doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b04975.

2020 109

California cumulative PEV sales at 13.4% of 2030 goal; true ZEVs at 7.6%

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As part of California’s AB 32 climate change program, Executive Order B-48-18 administratively created a goal of 5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California roads by 2030. This action expands on the prior Executive Order B-16-2012, which set a goal of 1.5 million by 2025.

2020 88

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 96

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 88

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

2020 65

Hyliion delivers first of three hybrid Class 8 trucks to Penske Truck Leasing

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The remaining vehicles will be delivered throughout the year, allowing Penske to complement its fleet with the combined Hyliion-Dana Class 8 electrified solution. Hyliion Inc.

2020 96

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 68

Three New Mexico school districts to operate 17 Blue Bird propane school buses; first in state

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Bus Fleets LPGIn a partnership with the New Mexico Public Education Department, Los Lunas Public Schools, Magdalena Municipal School District and Moriarty-Edgewood School District have each purchased school buses fueled by propane autogas.

2020 88

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

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 88

Plug Power partners with Lightning Systems on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered Class 6 trucks for logistics industry; “middle-mile” solution

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Final production and testing of the new vehicles will be completed at Plug Power’s headquarters in Latham, New York, before they are made commercially available to the public in the third quarter of 2020. Plug Power Inc.

2020 93

UPS invests in Arrival, orders 10,000 electric delivery vehicles

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UPS will initiate testing ADAS features later in 2020. UPS continues to build an integrated fleet of electric vehicles, combined with innovative, large-scale fleet charging technology. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2020 96

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 93

SEAT expands the fleet of duo trailers and giga trailers to promote more sustainable logistics

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SEAT, a Volkswagen Group company, has expanded the number of supply routes for the transport of components using duo trailers and giga trailers, the two longest types of trucks with the greatest capacity travelling on European roads.

2020 85

Renault Trucks to deliver 20 electric trucks to Carlsberg Group

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These 26-tonne trucks, which will be delivered in 2020, will be operated by the Feldschlösschen brewery, the Group’s Swiss subsidiary. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-dutyRenault Trucks signed a contract with the Carlsberg Group to deliver twenty D Wide Z.E electric trucks.

2020 83

NYC mayor orders all municipal vehicles to be electric by 2040

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Mayor Bill de Blasio issued an executive order calling for all vehicles in the municipal fleet to be fully electric by 2040. The New York City government has made another bold proclamation in favor of electric cars.

2020 93

Hyundai Motor expands partnership with US Government to support further exploration of hydrogen fuel cell technologies

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Hyundai Motor Company is expanding its partnership with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and its support of the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program.

2020 101

King County Metro to purchase up to 120 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE buses from New Flyer

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The announcement follows Metro’s 2018 electric bus evaluation program, which used New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE buses, and is a major milestone in the county’s efforts to improve air quality, reduce carbon and create a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2040 or earlier.

2020 88

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 83

Clean Energy Fuels delivered 143M gallons of Redeem renewable natural gas in 2019, up 30% year-on-year

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Clean Energy’s 2019 Redeem totals were bolstered by a seven-year contract with UPS for 170 million gallons to fuel their large fleet of natural gas heavy-duty trucks around the country, the largest purchase of RNG ever in the US. Biomethane Fleets Natural Gas

2020 88

Kenworth, Peterbilt working with Dana on electric truck powertrain development

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At CES 2020, Kenworth displayed a Kenworth K270E battery-electric vehicle—the initial result of the collaboration. Electric (Battery) FleetsPACCAR companies Kenworth and Peterbilt are collaborating on electric powertrain development for trucks.

2020 95

Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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The Volvo LIGHTS project’s transformative impact on fleet operations is designed to be scalable and replicable to reduce emissions throughout the freight eco-system.

2020 93

New Flyer selected for the State of Oregon Transit Bus Cooperative Agreement

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A fleet of more than 2,400 publicly owned transit vehicles serve Oregon, with ODOT resources helping purchase about half of these vehicles. New Flyer of America Inc.

2020 93

Landi Renzo USA awarded $600K from South Coast AQMD & SoCalGas for near-zero natural-gas Ford 7.3L engine

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The project is well underway with expected completion by Q2 2020. The Ford base engine will offer fleets a Near-Zero Natural Gas engine for the F-450, F-550, F-650, F-750, F-53, F-59, and E-450 applications.

2020 83

CMA CGM partners with Energy Observer on hydrogen-powered shipping

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The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, is joining forces with Energy Observer , the first hydrogen-powered vessel to embark on a round-the-world voyage. Earlier post.). Energy Observer , formerly a racing catamaran, is now an experimental platform for tomorrow’s energy sources.

2020 88

Hyundai and Kia make €100M strategic investment in Arrival to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

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From 2021, the EU will introduce the world’s most stringent vehicle emission regulations, limiting each automaker’s fleet-wide average CO 2 emissions by around 27%, from 130 g/km to 95 g/km. Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets Vehicle Manufacturers

2020 85

Dutch-Belgian truck company orders five Proton HyRange hydrogen fuel-cell systems for refuse trucks; EU project REVIVE

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Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty HydrogenE-Trucks Europe , a manufacturer of electric-hydrogen hybrid commercial vehicles, has ordered five HyRange fuel cell systems from Proton Motor.

2020 83

Mercedes-Benz blockchain pilot project provides transparency on CO2 emissions in cobalt supply chain

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With “Ambition2039”, Mercedes-Benz Cars aims for a carbon-neutral new passenger car fleet in less than 20 years. Together with start-up Circulor , Mercedes-Benz is conducting a pilot project for transparency on CO 2 emissions in the cobalt supply chain as part of STARTUP AUTOBAHN.

2020 93

ABC Companies selects Lightning Systems for diesel-to-electric coach repower program

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ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach sales and support in the USA and Canada, has finalized an agreement with Lightning Systems, a Loveland, Colorado-based developer of zero-emission electric drivetrains for commercial vehicle fleets.

2020 93

India launches long-range CNG bus service enabled by Agility Fuel Solutions

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With BS VI Emissions Standards going into effect on 1 April 2020, IGL’s program begins a shift away from diesel, which previously accounted for 100% of intercity travel, towards a gas-based economy. Fleet operators thus get more than double the range at less than half the weight.

2020 95

Panasonic, Tropos Motors reveal two concept electric commercial utility vehicles at CES

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These fleet truck concepts are powered by Panasonic’s proprietary software and cloud services platform OneConnect and represent a more accessible and a more agile fleet approach conceived to keep business flowing in tight or last mile spaces. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2020 85

Prometheus CEO outlines tech advances that could make CO2-to-fuels renewable gasoline and jet price-competitive with fossil fuels

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Electrification of the global vehicle fleet, which now totals over 1 billion cars and trucks, or conversion of vehicles to use novel fuels like hydrogen, cannot proceed quickly enough to address the climate crisis.

2020 88

Oberon Fuels partners with SHV Energy to accelerate use of renewable DME (rDME) for low-carbon propane blends

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The very same rDME molecule can be used in multiple ways in the transportation sector to help fleets, businesses, and governments reduce their carbon footprint and their long-standing reliance on petroleum-based fuels.

2020 83

MECA report finds additional NOx emission reductions from new heavy-duty trucks achievable and cost-effective (corrected)

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[In the earlier version of this post, I mistakenly linked to and used the 2019 report rather than the current 2020 report. The main conclusions in the 2020 report include: Engine and powertrain emission control technologies can enable simultaneous reductions in CO 2 and NO x by 2027.

2020 83

Orange County unveils 10 new fuel-cell-electric buses along with debut of US’ largest public transport hydrogen fueling station

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The hydrogen-fueled buses will be strategically integrated into the OC Bus fleet to operate in communities that serve disadvantaged populations.

2020 88

UPS enters into RNG supply agreements with Kinetrex and TruStar; up to 80M gallon equivalents

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When completed in March 2020, it will convert landfill methane to pipeline-quality natural gas. This three-year commitment represents a $450-million investment in expanding the company’s alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet as well as supporting infrastructure. CNG vehicles can interchangeably use RNG and conventional natural gas; building CNG fleet capacity is vital to increasing the company’s use of RNG.

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