CARB publishes 2020 CI values for electricity as transportation fuel: average 82.92 gCO2e/MJ, up from 2019

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The updated pathway CI values are available for quarterly fuel reporting under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in 2020, beginning with Q1. The CI of California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California for 2020 is 82.92

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EV charging, carbon reduction included in $500B transportation infrastructure bill

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House of Representatives transportation bill, released Wednesday. The INVEST in America Act (Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation) would allocate $494 billion over five.

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Volkswagen Group of America welcomes first LNG-powered vehicle transport ship to US port

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Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) welcomed its first overseas liquid natural gas (LNG) transport ship to the VWGoA port in Davisville, RI.

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House Democrats pushing $500B transportation infrastructure bill

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Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), released text of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America ( INVEST in America ) Act, a key component of the Moving Forward Framework that House Democrats, led by Chair DeFazio, released earlier this year. The current surface transportation authorization expires 30 September.

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German transport company SWEG and Daimler sign LOI for first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with fuel cell range-extender

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The Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (SWEG) (Southwest German Transport Company), and Daimler Buses signed a letter of intent to bring the first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with a fuel-cell range extender out of series production onto the road.

2020 153

First hydrogen supply chain demonstration project using MCH to transport H2 starts

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The Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (AHEAD) has started the world’s first international demonstration operation to transport hydrogen using methylcyclohexane.

2020 88

GM Defense awarded $214.3M contract to produce Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle; based on 2020 Colorado with 2.8L diesel

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Designed to provide rapid ground mobility, the expeditionary ISV is a light and agile all-terrain troop carrier intended to transport a nine-Soldier infantry squad moving throughout the battlefield.

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UN report highlights urgent need to tackle impact of EV battery production boom

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If the industry manages to become less reliant on materials concentrated in a small number of countries, says UNCTAD, there is more chance that prices of batteries will drop, leading to greater take-up of electric cars, and a shift away from fossil-fuel powered transport.

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Transdev Canada purchasing 27 new electric Lion school buses

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The entire new fleet will be gradually introduced on the school transport networks operated by Transdev from the start of the school year in September 2020, in the Estrie and Montérégie regions of Québec. Transdev Canada is investing close to CAD$4.5

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CALSTART: zero-emission trucks, buses, off-road equipment on track for 78% rise in models in 2020, doubling by 2023

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By the end of 2020, there will be 169 different zero-emission (ZE) medium- and heavy-duty vehicle models in commercial production compared to 95 models in 2019. The 2020 growth curve can be tracked to a number of factors—the biggest one being demand.

2020 96

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 Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) unveiled ten new hydrogen fuel-cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 heavy-duty transit buses in Santa Ana, California.

2020 143

SwRI engineers develop near-zero emissions diesel engine technology; 90% reduction of NOx

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These types of simultaneous NO x and greenhouse gas solutions are key to creating sustainable heavy-duty transportation and meeting our public health obligations. Final results are expected in summer 2020.

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Transportation accounted for nearly 16% of household expenditures in 2018

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The average household spent about $60,000 in 2018, with $9,800 of that on transportation (16%), according to the US Department of Labor. Transportation expenditures were second only to housing (33%). The largest portion of transportation expenditures was for vehicle purchases.

2020 88

Survey finds 65% of Londoners changed their usual mode of transport for the ULEZ

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of Londoners changed their usual mode of transport. did not change their usual mode of transport. Commuters in London were also given a multiple choice question to see which combination of transportation modes and services they changed to after the ULEZ was introduced on 8 April 2019.

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IEA: global oil demand to decline in 2020 as coronavirus weighs on markets

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Global oil demand is expected to decline in 2020 as the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, constricting travel and broader economic activity, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest oil market forecast.

2020 104

ZF’s second electric drive for public transportation entering production in Q3: CeTrax

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Various manufacturers worldwide already rely on the ZF AxTrax AVE portal axle as an electric drive for buses in public transport.

2020 88

Successful first flight of the world?s largest all-electric aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan 208B

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The iconic Caravan has been a workhorse of industry moving people and transporting goods on short routes for decades.

2020 165

Project ASLAN launches open-source self-driving software platform

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Project ASLAN is a new international not-for-profit collaboration between commercial enterprise, leading technology universities, transport authorities and self-driving hardware and software engineers. Vu, Professor, Intelligent Transport Systems at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

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EEA: Walking, cycling and public transport in cities remain greener mobility options than electric scooters or car ride-hailing

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A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) finds that, taken together with public transport, walking and cycling for short city journeys provide the greatest benefits for both human health and the environment in urban areas. Increasing transport emissions.

2020 119

Light-truck sales declined less during the current pandemic than car sales

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This note examines the sales of all new light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) in the United States in March, April, and May 2020—the first three months of the current pandemic—and compares them with the sales in February 2020. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

2020 118

Alstom reports successful 1.5y trial operation of Coradia iLint fuel cell trains, next project phase begins

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The Local Transport Authority of Lower Saxony (Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen, LNVG) was the first company to believe in hydrogen, investing in it with the order of 14 Coradia iLint trains and thirty years of maintenance and power supply.

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UC Davis study: roadkill declines as COVID-19 continues

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Photo courtesy Orange County Transportation Authority). Fewer wild animals, including threatened mountain lions, are becoming roadkill during shelter-in-place orders, according to a study on three states from the University of California, Davis.

2020 130

Norsepower unveils first tiltable rotor sail installation with Sea-Cargo agreement

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Preparations for the retrofit on the SC Connector are currently taking place with the installation scheduled for Q4 2020. Norsepower Oy Ltd.,

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BNEF: EV sales to fall 18% in 2020, overall car market by 23% in response to health and economic crisis

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BloombergNEF (BNEF) forecasts that sales of electric passenger vehicles will fall 18% in 2020 to 1.7 However, sales of combustion engine cars are set to drop even faster this year (by 23%), and the long-term electrification of transport is projected to accelerate in the years ahead.

2020 88

Volvo Trucks deploys first pilot all-electric VNR Truck at TEC Equipment in Southern California

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The zero-emission truck will transport local parts between the TEC Equipment dealerships in Fontana and La Mirada.

2020 131

WUSTL team develops high-power direct borohydride fuel cells; double the voltage of conventional H2 fuel cells

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The development of high-power fuel cells could advance the electrification of the transportation sector, including marine and air transport. Liquid-fueled fuel cells are particularly attractive for such applications as they obviate the issue of fuel transportation and storage.

2020 116

PEUGEOT introducing electric e-Traveler van

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Available in multiple set-ups adapted to passenger transport, the new PEUGEOT e-Traveller comes in three lengths (Compact, Standard and Long) with up to 9 seats. Power (100 kW, 260 Nm): optimizes performance when transporting several people and luggage.

2020 142

I-5 electric truck charging sites mapped out by electric utilities; West Coast Clean Transit Corridor

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Clean fuel policies in West Coast states continue to drive transportation electrification in the near term and additional state, federal and private programs that provide funding for electrification could further accelerate electric truck adoption.

2020 128

Ricardo joins Digital Twin Consortium; targeting multiple transportation/mobility industries

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Digital Twins offer transport and mobility companies the potential of rapidly developing better, cost-effective products. Data is not new in transportation, but with next-generation vehicles generating petabytes of daily data, having a proper framework for applying the data is critical to activating digital technologies.

2020 73

HydroWing, Tocardo partner on production of hydrogen from tidal power

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Hydrogen—a more versatile commodity than electricity—can be stored and used for a wide range of applications, eliminating carbon emissions from maritime transport, agriculture, aquaculture, fishing, tourism, leisure, Petro-chemicals, road transport, rail transport and grid balancing.

2020 143

New $22M CARB pilot to fund equitable, clean transportation options in disadvantaged communities

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The California Air Resources Board will provide up to $22 million in grants to address transportation needs in disadvantaged and low-income communities with clean transportation options under a new $22-million pilot project. The funding, available through the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP), will support the planning and implementation of clean transportation projects. Proposals are due 31 August 2020.

2020 64

Researchers demonstrate fossil fuel-free jet propulsion with air plasmas

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Other plasma jet thrusters, such as in NASA’s Dawn space probe, use xenon plasma—which cannot overcome the friction in Earth’s atmosphere—and which are therefore not powerful enough for use in air transportation.

2020 150

NEVS launches PONS mobility ecosystem with autonomous vehicles for city needs; Sango

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We started by looking at why urban citizens have such strong desire to use their own cars rather than public transport, even if it means sitting in traffic jams for hours each day.

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Cummins increases investment in Loop Energy and fuel cells for commercial transport applications

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Loop Energy, a provider of fuel-cell-electric range-extenders for medium- and heavy-duty transport applications, has received an additional cash investment from Cummins Inc. The role of commercial freight transport in a clean and sustainable energy future is driving industry leaders to invest in a range of power solutions including fuel cell technologies due to their long range, responsive power and quick refueling capabilities.

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Daimler Truck AG pushing forward with series production of fuel cells

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We are pursuing the vision of the CO 2 -neutral transportation of the future. Daimler Truck AG is pushing forward with series production of fuel cells with Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co.

2020 101

In Norway, Asko begins piloting use of hydrogen fuel-cell trucks

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The aim here is not to use hydrogen for all goods transport. Battery power is in fact a more economical solution for light goods transport in urban areas. Pilots will be run in 2020 to test the technology, vehicle ranges and load capacities.

2020 167

Nevada launches “Clean Cars Nevada” effort; adopting California LEV and ZEV

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The report highlighted the transportation sector as the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Nevada through 2030.

2020 113

Electric shuttles to start service in south Sacramento

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The first of three new GreenPower EV Star shuttles will be put into service beginning Monday, 15 Jun 2020 as part of Electrify America’s more than $40 million Green Cities investments in Sacramento.

2020 110

SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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Unlike other renewable energy sources, hydrogen can fuel hard-to-decarbonize heavy industrial sectors like steel, heavy transport, and cement. Energy company SGH2 is bringing the world’s biggest green hydrogen production facility to Lancaster, California.

2020 142

Utilities aim to make I-5 a West Coast electric highway for commercial trucks

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Commercial electric trucks ranging from regional delivery vans to big rigs will have places to plug in when they’re transporting goods up and down the West Coast, according to a plan announced Wednesday by electric utilities serving the West Coast.

2020 105

Australian startup H2X launches to produce hydrogen-powered hybrid vehicles

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From Port Kembla comes not only a significant deep-water transportation hub for the export of vehicles but also a key location as part of a growing network of green hydrogen projects throughout the New South Wales Renewable Energy Zone and beyond for the East Coast of the Country.

2020 121

UCS: ride-hailing trips can produce nearly 70% greater emissions compared to private car trips

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In addition, ride-hailing trips frequently replace lower-carbon transportation methods—such as public transit, walking, or biking—that consumers might have used otherwise. —Don Anair, deputy director of the UCS Clean Transportation Program and lead author of the report.

2020 170

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.

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