XL Fleet going public via merger with SPAC Pivotal Investment Corporation II; expanding fleet portfolio to all-electric solutions

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XL Fleet and Pivotal Investment Corporation II, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), have recently entered into a definitive merger agreement. In 2020, more than 50 SPACs have been formed in the US as of the beginning of August, raising some $21.5

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Walmart to electrify fleet by 2040

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Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Market BackgroundWalmart will electrify and zero-out emissions from all of its vehicles, including long-haul trucks, by 2040, as part of its current goal to become a “regenerative company”.

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DB Schenker expands its electric fleet with 36 new FUSO eCanter vehicles

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Europe’s leading land transport provider is thus strengthening its sustainability strategy and further expanding the use of electric vehicles in its mixed fleets. The global FUSO eCanter fleet has now surpassed more than 2.5 Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Anheuser-Busch transitioning 30% of dedicated fleet to renewable natural gas

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Louis to fleets powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines. The two fleets are expected to travel more than 8.5 Biomethane / RNG Fleets Heavy-duty Natural Gas

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Estes partners with Clean Energy to expand RNG vehicle fleet to 71 units

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the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, announced that Estes Express Lines will add to its fleet 50 new trucks fueled with Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG), bringing its total to 71. Biomethane / RNG Fleets Fuels Heavy-dutyClean Energy Fuels Corp.,

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Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning electric trucks and vans

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Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for urban commercial fleets, announced that Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, will incorporate 600 Lightning Electric vehicles into its fleet, with availability starting in Q4 2020.

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Lightning Systems launches new energy division to provide charging solutions to fleets

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Lightning Systems, a developer and manufacturer of zero-emission commercial electric vehicles, has launched Lightning Energy, a new division that offers charging technologies and services to commercial and government fleets. Electric (Battery) Fleets Infrastructure

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Barbados receiving 35 BYD electric buses; first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean

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BYD delivered the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean, opening up an exciting new chapter in the region’s efforts to tackle climate change.

BYD begins electric bus fleet delivery to Germany’s BOGESTRA; first of 22 buses

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BOGESTRA (Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen) and HCR (Straßenbahn Herne-Castrop-Rauxel), two of Germany’s leading Public Transport Operators (PTOs), have taken delivery of the first vehicle in a joint fleet order for 22 electric buses from BYD. Bus Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets

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ComEd to replace all LDVs in fleet with electrified vehicles by 2030

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ComEd’s new fleet electrification plan calls for replacing all of its light duty vehicles with electrified vehicles (EVs and PHEVs) by 2030. ComEd’s current fleet of 3,000 vehicles includes 1,400 biodiesel-fueled line trucks and another 430 units that are capable of running on high-level ethanol-gasoline blends, or E85. ComEd plans to electrify 30% of its fleet by 2025. Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background Plug-ins

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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. The project was funded via the New Orleans RPC’s Clean Fuel Transition Fund for Public Fleets, managed by the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership. The fund was developed to help public fleets incorporate cleaner fuels and technologies into their operations.

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Enel enters public transit electrification market in US; partners with MassCEC for electric bus fleet

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With the grants Enel X will help develop an innovative approach to public transit fleet electrification planning which will provide the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) insights to optimally electrify a portion of their new fleet, and will support the electrification of a portion of Hopkinton Public School District’s bus fleet.

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MAN presents hydrogen roadmap; use in fuel cells and combustion engines

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As part of a so-called Bavarian fleet, MAN would like to test hydrogen for use in long-distance road freight transport in a consortium project together with Bavarian infrastructure operators and freight forwarding partners.

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Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group adding testing center in New Mexico

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September 2020 marks one year of Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics partnering as a team after the US based automated driving technology company became part of Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group. Autonomous driving Fleets Heavy-duty

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Lightning Systems lowers prices of electric powertrains while adding and enhancing features

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Enhanced telematics and new remote software management features for fleet managers and drivers. Last month, Lightning Systems launched Lightning Energy, a new division of the company that offers charging technologies and services to commercial and government fleets.

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Hermeus wins Air Force investment after demonstrating Mach 5 engine; focused on Presidential and Executive Airlift fleet

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This award comes under an Other Transaction For Prototype Agreement Direct to Phase II contract through AFWERX after Hermeus successfully tested a Mach 5 engine prototype in February 2020.

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U of Toronto study finds US electrification of LDV fleet not a silver bullet for tackling climate change in vehicle sector

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GtCO 2 (28% of the projected 2015–2050 light-duty vehicle fleet emissions). 2015–2050 US light-duty fleet cumulative CO 2 emissions versus CO 2 budget under prospective future developments. 2020) “Electrification of light-duty vehicle fleet alone will not meet mitigation targets.”

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Yergin: overwhelming number of new car sales will be EVs in coming decades, but 2/3 of global fleet to remain gasoline-powered in 2050

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of new car sales in 2020, according to IHS Markit data) will be driven by greater scale in manufacturing, as well as the continued improvement of batteries. billion cars on the road in 2050 owing to the time it takes for the fleet to turn over.

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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. At the beginning of 2020, it put into operation four hydrogen-powered Scania trucks in Trondheim with a gross weight of 26 metric tons and a range of 500 kilometers. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure

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Amazon orders more than 1,800 EVs from Mercedes-Benz Vans

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Batteries Electric (Battery) FleetsMercedes-Benz Vans and Amazon announced the largest order for Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles to date: more than 1,800 battery-electric eVito and eSprinter from Mercedes-Benz Vans will be delivered to Amazon starting this year to be used across Europe.

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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. The Air was originally scheduled to appear in production-ready form at the 2020 New York Auto Show, but the event was cancelled due.

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EMT Madrid places a third order with Irizar e-mobility making a total of 55 Irizar electric buses in fleet

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Irizar e-mobility has signed a new contract with the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) to supply 20 electric 12-meter Irizar ie buses. This is the third order from EMT Madrid for Irizar electric vehicles.

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Toronto now has the largest fleet of electric buses in North America on the road with arrival of third new electric bus model

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The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is now operating the largest fleet of electric buses in North America. Our government’s investment in the TTC’s electric bus pilot program is a sign of our commitment to made-in-Canada clean technology and an important step toward our target of 5,000 electric buses in Canada’s fleets over the next five years. The milestone comes as the TTC’s third new electric bus model is now road ready and starting to go into service.

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SCE fleet electrification goals for 2030: 100% LDV, 30% MDV, 8% HDV, 60% of forklifts

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Southern California Edison has set fleet electrification goals for 2030: 100% of its light-duty vehicles, 30% of medium-duty vehicles, 8% of heavy-duty vehicles, and 60% of forklifts. As we encourage our customers to consider fleet electrification, it is critical for our company and our industry to continue to show leadership in this area. To meet the demands of its growing electric fleet, SCE has installed more than 370 charge ports at its facilities as of 2019.

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Exelon to electrify 30% of utility vehicle fleet by 2025; 50% by 2030

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Exelon Corporation today announced that its six electric and gas utilities will continue advancing transportation electrification to benefit customers and communities by taking major steps to electrify its fleet of vehicles. Exelon’s utilities will meet fleet electrification targets cost-effectively by replacing select end-of-life combustion vehicles with plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles, where possible. Exelon’s utilities have a combined fleet of more than 7,200 vehicles.

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Hiringa Energy and HYZON Motors to deploy fuel-cell-powered heavy trucks in New Zealand in 2021

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have signed a Heads of Agreement that secures access for Hiringa and its fleet partners to the supply of hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered zero-emission Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty HydrogenNew Zealand’s Hiringa Energy and US-based HYZON Motors Inc.

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Blue Bird expects close to 300 electric school buses deployed throughout US by end of year

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With districts able to obtain grant and other financial assistance, locations that we have deployed electric school buses in were the first in their state to have an EV bus in their fleet. As the only manufacturer currently producing every bus type in Electric, we can help districts start to introduce and potentially transform their entire fleet over time to zero emissions.

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Volvo Cars successfully places first green bond, raises €500M

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In this respect, it’s very encouraging to see so much investor interest in helping us electrify our fleet and deliver on our climate ambitions. The settlement date is expected to be 7 October 2020 and the bonds will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

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BYD lands largest ever electric bus order in Finland; 106 buses for Nobina

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Nobina’s fleet order for its Helsinki operation—with deliveries to begin in 2021—includes 20 BYD 40-foot low-floor models and 44 BYD 60-foot articulated models.

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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. Bestmile’s cloud-based mobility services solution features its Fleet Orchestration Platform, native professional and public applications, and API-enabled integration with third-party systems. —Anne Mellano, traffic engineer and founder of the fleet orchestration platform Bestmile.

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Rhombus Energy Solutions announces UL 1741SA certification for its high-power charging systems for fleet EVs

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Rhombus bidirectional 60kW chargers are designed to be utilized with EV fleets and by charging network operators. The certification of this charger for V2G operation provides fleet operators with new tools to reduce their energy costs by offering the ability to put power and energy back on the grid when utilities need it most, and recharging off peak when demand and prices fall. This can result in significant energy cost savings for fleet operators who utilize EVs in their fleets.

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Energy major Total leads strategic investment into supplier of hydrogen fuel-cell powered commercial vehicles HYZON Motors

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The Horizon Fuel Cell group had already deployed around 400 fuel cells in commercial vehicles in 2019 before spinning off HYZON Motors in early 2020. Australia’s Fortescue Metals Group recently teamed up with HYZON Motors to build a new fleet of hydrogen buses.

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Hyliion and Dana partner with Idealease to demonstrate hybrid system for Class 8 trucks

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Idealease’s national tour will continue through the end of 2020, offering short-term rental agreements to Idealease customers interested in evaluating Hyliion’s technology. Fleets Heavy-duty HybridsHyliion Inc.,

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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. In 2020, DiDi Mexico plans to roll out a number of new initiatives on smart and sustainable urban mobility. Electric (Battery) Fleets Hybrids Mobility services Ridesharing

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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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Volvo XC40 Recharge EV to start at $53,990 in US before qualifying tax incentives

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ChargePoint is a leader in EV charging, operating in 18 countries and offering a comprehensive software and hardware portfolio of solutions for commercial, fleet, and residential use cases.

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MAN introduces electric armored money transporter based on MAN eTGE

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Electric (Battery) Fleets Market BackgroundMAN handed over the world’s first electrically powered armored money transporter to the international security service provider Prosegur at the beginning of August.

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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.

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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. These customers are some of the largest fleet owners in the USA representing more than 150,000 heavy- and medium-duty trucks (Class 6-8) on US roads. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-dutyDaimler Trucks has launched additional electric Freightliner trucks for customer testing in North America.

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NYC study of actual fuel economy of fleet finds hybrids more fuel efficient as compared to conventional vehicles than expected

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Using telematics, NYC Fleet, part of New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), recently analyzed actual fuel economy in its hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles and compared it to the EPA ratings for each make and model. DCAS Fleet looked at actual fuel economy in calendar year 2019 for 4,000 non-policing fleet units including sedans, SUVs, pickups, and vans. Fleets Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Market Background

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches EV charging system for large-scale e-mobility: Grid-eMotion Fleet

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids has launched Grid-eMotion Fleet, a scalable, modular and fully customizable solution for large-scale EV charging of smart public and commercial transport. The launch of Grid-eMotion Fleet marks a shift from a charger-product based approach to a charging-system based approach, which can help to accelerate the future of smart mobility. Grid-eMotion Fleet comes in standard containers that integrate the grid connection and charging systems.

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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

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Danish ride-hailing service Viggo orders 300 Fisker Ocean EVs

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Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background Mobility services SalesViggo, a technology-driven Danish ride-hailing service, has ordered 300 Fisker Ocean electric SUVs, marking Viggo’s largest single order to date. Viggo, founded in 2019, is aiming to challenge the standards for urban transportation through advanced data-driven innovation, zero-emission cars and Scandinavian simplicity.

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