CARB designing Sustainable Transportation Equity Project

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is designing the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project Program, and will hold its second program design workgroup in Los Angeles later this month. STEP aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase access to clean transportation, and address community resident’s transportation needs by funding planning, clean transportation, and land use projects. Environmental Justice Mobility Policy Sustainability

UN Sustainable Transport Conference calls for accelerated action to achieve net-zero emissions

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The Second UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference concluded with a call to accelerate progress towards achieving sustainable transport that would result in major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and in improving the lives of millions of people. Warning that the door on climate action was closing, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for the decarbonization of all means of transport, in order to get to net-zero emissions by 2050 globally.


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Tennessee DEC announces Sustainable Transportation Awards and Forum

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau announced the launch of the TDEC Sustainable Transportation Awards initiative to recognize outstanding and voluntary achievements by governments, businesses, industries, public and private institutions of higher learning, and utilities that demonstrate leadership in advancing sustainable transportation in the State.

8 development banks commit to provide more than $175B to scale up support for sustainable transport

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and seven other multilateral development banks (MDBs) are committing to provide more than $175 billion of loans and grants for transport in developing countries over the next decade. Developing countries have the opportunity to leapfrog to a greener future of less motorization, shorter commutes, and more energy efficient transport systems. Sustainable transport solutions are available.

DOE to award $22.3M to accelerate the development of MD, HD plug-in vehicles and use of other sustainable transportation technologies

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The “Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Vehicle Technologies Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement” ( DE-FOA-0001535 ) seeks cost-shared projects across three areas of sustainable transportation technologies. The engine must be based on a currently‐available commercial engine; the proposed project must include demonstration of the engine in a vehicle or on a test stand. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $22.3

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ITS-Davis study finds social influence a key element in transitioning to more sustainable transportation such as PHEVs

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Research from the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Davis (ITS-Davis) suggests it will take more than a reasonable price and good information to get consumers to make more sustainable transportation choices, such as the purchase of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Car buyers are not just rational “automatons” affected by price and the availability of product information.

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Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) announces availability of EDI PowerDrive 4000ev drivetrain; suitable for Type-A school buses

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EDI) announced the availability of its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, suited for Type-A school buses. Paired with available government subsidy and incentive programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, school districts can now benefit from low cost of ownership and sustainable transport for its students. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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ABB & Bornes Québec to Expand EV Charging Infrastructure

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Chevrolet introduces 2024 All-Electric Silverado; reservations open

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Up to 664 horsepower with more than 780 lb-ft of torque in available max power Wide Open Watts Mode on RST, enabling a GM-estimated 0-60 mph time of less than 4.5 Each will offer a comprehensive suite of standard and available safety technologies.

Cummins begins testing of hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine

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The hydrogen engine program can potentially expand the technology options available to achieve a more sustainable transport sector, complementing our capabilities in hydrogen fuel cell, battery electric and renewable natural gas powertrains. Cummins is investing across a range of technologies to support hydrogen-based transportation including hydrogen engines, fuel cells, electrolyzers and storage tanks.

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.

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Ford’s ride-sharing commuter shuttle service Chariot launches first European routes to serve companies and campuses

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Chariot, which began operating in London earlier this year, is a ride-sharing minibus service that connects commuters living and working in areas underserved by public transport with nearby transit hubs. Now, Chariot is expanding its focus to serve companies and out-of-town campuses where access by public transport can be difficult. The first new Chariot route is a collaboration between Chariot and award-winning sustainable transport group, easitNETWORK.

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Karma shows E-Flex platform in flat-floor BEV configuration; “Everyday BEV”

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Karma’s goal in creating the ‘Everyday BEV’ platform was to offer an economic solution for service vehicles, ridesharing vehicles, and last-mile delivery vehicles that can benefit from low cost of ownership and sustainable transportation.

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Lightning eMotors partners with Soderholm Bus & Mobility to sell electric commercial vehicles in Hawaii

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Lightning is shipping the first vehicle to Soderholm next month, and demonstration vehicles will be available in Hawaii this summer for fleets to test drive.

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Volvo Trucks’ D13 Turbo Compound engine now standard on all VNL models; 6% better fuel economy over 2020 engine

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Dynamic torque integrates seamlessly with all three available drive modes: performance, economy, and extra economy. The D13 with Turbo Compounding is available from 405-455 hp with up to 1,850 lb-ft of torque.

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.

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ABB providing two fast chargers for Scania buses in Östersund, Sweden

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The trials will be carried out in collaboration with public authorities, including the City of Östersund, the municipality of Krokom, the Region Jämtland Härjedalen’s Public Transport Authority, the publically owned energy supplier Jämtkraft and the Swedish Transport Administration. ABB’s fast-chargers are connected to the cloud for remote diagnostics and management, and receive over-the-air software upgrades to ensure maximum availability.

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

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BMW is providing the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis with ten battery-electric, BMW i3 models for 18 months. 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. Transitioning fleets to electric vehicles helps advance clean energy technologies and reduce emissions from transportation.

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Preem selects Haldor Topsoe HydroFlex technology for renewable diesel and jet fuel production

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Preem wants to continue the transformation towards a sustainable society and increase the production of renewable fuels in Sweden. Preem was one of the first transportation fuel companies to begin the transformation towards renewable fuels.

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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in EV charging software company Driivz

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Driivz technology also helps EVgo maintain charger reliability and availability with proactive issue detection and remote resolution. The collaboration with Driivz will play an important role in the Volvo Group’s efforts to help customers to electrify their transport solutions.

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XALT Energy batteries powering MCI all-electric passenger coach

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XALT Energy is powering the US’ first, long-distance, all-electric passenger coach in tests with private and public transportation providers in the United States. We are ready to partner with other global transportation customers to further leverage our expertise and knowledge on their behalf.

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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. Maven is working with Austin Energy, the Austin Transportation Department, and Rocky Mountain Institute to create infrastructure solutions leading to an all-electric future. Drivers can see vehicle availability and pricing via the mobile app.

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H2-Share hydrogen-powered heavy-duty rigid truck starts trials in the Netherlands; mobile refueler

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BREYTNER, a zero-emission transport provider, will operate the truck for three months in retail logistics, such as replenishing stores and feeder lines for zero-emission last-mile solutions. In the EU, such vehicles are not yet commercially available but have potential.

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Maker of 3-wheeler EV Arcimoto files for IPO under Reg A

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Arcimoto was founded in 2007 to catalyze the shift to a sustainable transportation system. The Offering Circular filed with respect to the Arcimoto Reg A+ IPO is available at: [link]. Arcimoto, the maker of a three-wheeled electric “Fun Utility Vehicle”, has filed its Form 1-A Offering Circular for the offering of common stock under SEC Regulation A, setting the stage for a potential future listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market.

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Cal State LA wins statewide award for hydrogen fuel cell vehicle program

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The university’s Parking and Transportation Services and Cal State LA Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility received a best practice award for sustainable transportation in the 2019 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards competition. The contest, hosted by the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, recognizes achievements in energy efficiency and sustainability at colleges and universities across California.

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Tesla Roadster becomes first of Matchbox’s new line of sustainable toy cars


Eventually, the Tesla Roadster would be joined by Matchbox versions of sustainable cars from companies like Nissan, Toyota, and BMW. The post Tesla Roadster becomes first of Matchbox’s new line of sustainable toy cars appeared first on TESLARATI.

Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus testing battery-electric MCI D45 CRTe LE coach in Canada

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Government officials, transportation stakeholders and sustainability experts will also take part in the tour. Bus travel is already the most-sustainable form of long-distance travel. —” said Michael McDonald, MCI’s Sustainable Transportation Specialist.

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Comprehensive LCA report from Ricardo on behalf of EC confirms environmental benefits of electrified powertrains

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Ricardo experts in sustainable transport, with colleagues from E4tech and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (ifeu), have produced a comprehensive lifecycle assessment (LCA) of road vehicles on behalf of the European Commission.

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Mercedes teases new electric car Vision EQXX

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The Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said in a statement that the Daimler agreement was part of retailers “journey to build sustainable transportation fleet in the world.”. Mercedes teases new electric car Vision EQXX.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car brings EVs to 11th SoCal location; introduces EV owners discount program

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Enterprise and the SBCCOG have a history of working together on sustainable transportation initiatives, including the SBCCOG’s Local Use Vehicle (LUV) project. And as Enterprise works to establish EV infrastructure via the private sector, the SBCCOG is studying EV infrastructure development to promote wider adoption of more sustainable transportation alternatives. —Lee Broughton, head of corporate sustainability for Enterprise Holdings.

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Ferrari is open to EVs like Lamborghini, but the timing has to be right


As gas-powered engines may not be available for production or purchase after that date, there are several indications that Ferrari will make the jump eventually.

$12,500 EV Tax Credit included in revised Biden Build Back Better plan


However, the focus on transitioning to sustainable transportation would hint that Tesla drivers would likely receive $10,000, as the vehicle is electric and assembled within the United States. President Biden’s Build Back Better framework is available below.

Eaton supporting deep incentive program for medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles in California

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The program strongly benefits the public and commercial truck industry by helping interested fleets save money while delivering more sustainable transportation. Additional information is available at Eaton Corporation has aligned with the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to assist California-based fleets wanting to purchase low-emission, fuel efficient medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles.

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EVCer Spotlight: The Customer Experience with Daniel Bryant

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As this industry continues to evolve, we are in parallel, evolving our support so that all our customers can make a smooth transition to sustainable transportation.

New $17M California program to improve access to clean alternative transportation modes in most vulnerable communities

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A new California-wide program will make it easier for communities to get funding for clean mobility projects to improve their sustainability and quality of life. The program enables smaller groups and communities of concern that may not have the resources available to access funds for clean transportation choices. CALSTART is a nonprofit organization working with businesses and governments to develop clean, efficient transportation solutions.

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U Delaware team develops prototype efficient direct ammonia fuel cell for transportation

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However, most air transport, military, shipping, and long-distance freight applications remain challenging for batteries because of their limited energy density. Together, these applications leave a substantial fraction of transportation energy usage dependent on chemical fuels. Transportation power sources using biofuels would have been a good complement to batteries, as biofuels replicate most of the desirable properties of petroleum-based fuels.

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NSF to award $13M for fundamental engineering research on production of electricity and fuels

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The US National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) has issued a funding opportunity announcement ( PD 15-7644 ) for the award of an estimated $13,093,000 to support fundamental engineering research that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production (and storage) of electricity and fuels. Advanced Batteries for Transportation and Renewable Energy Storage.

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Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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Three battery sizes are planned, with the 180 kWh and 135 kWh available at launch and a 105 kWh being made available within six months. The 180 kWh pack (400+ miles range) and 135 kWh pack will be available at launch, with the base variant (250+ miles range) to follow within 12 months of the start of production. Founded in 2009 by RJ Scaringe, Rivian develops and produces vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation.

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Tesla makes ~$2.8B all-stock offer to acquire SolarCity

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In a blog post, Tesla management said that: Tesla’s mission has always been tied to sustainability. We seek to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transportation by offering increasingly affordable electric vehicles. Tesla customers can drive clean cars and they can use our battery packs to help consume energy more efficiently, but they still need access to the most sustainable energy source that’s available: the sun.

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Electric Vehicle Industry Associations – Joining Forces to Drive Adoption


The association consists of three regional organizations – the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), the European Association for Electromobility (AVERE) and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP).

Buyers Guide: Budget EV Options for Clean Transportation

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Price is one of the most significant roadblocks to clean transportation. Here are five budget options for sustainable transportation (with links to further Clean Fleet Report tests and news). The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is the cheapest electric car available in the U.S.

LowCVP: 5 Ps for influencing uptake of low emission vehicles at local level

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The five ‘Ps’ are among the most powerful of the range of options available to local policy makers as levers to stimulate local LEV uptake, according to the guide. Low emission vehicles have a critical role to play in addressing these two challenges and in contributing to sustainable transport systems. The UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership has launched a Good Practice Guide for Local Measures to Encourage the Uptake of Low Emission Vehicles.

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EY launches Tesseract, a blockchain-based mobility platform

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The platform facilitates fractional vehicle ownership, shared use and seamless multimodal transport and it will help lay the groundwork for how autonomous vehicle fleets could be owned in the future and provide access to a variety of on-demand mobility options. As participants on a single platform, multiple stakeholders such as OEMs, mobility and transport companies, and cities and infrastructure providers, among others, will have the opportunity to create new value and revenue streams.

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