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. Initially, they are charging two battery electric Scania trucks, with more to follow.

2020 102

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

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BYD to add another 183 electric buses to Santiago’s fleet

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The existing fleet of K9FEs operating in Santiago. They will be integrated into the existing Metbus fleet to operate the popular Avenida Grecia route, becoming the first route operated by only electric buses in Latin America. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Latin America

2019 159

Dutch fleet operator orders 80 Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer vans

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Wensink Automotive, fleet operator Willemsen-de Koning and Mercedes-Benz Vans have signed a contract for the delivery of 80 eVito Tourer vans (electricity consumption combined: 24.2 – 20.2 The fully electric fleet is used for group transports in Utrecht and Rotterdam.

2019 113

StarMetro places 3rd order for electric buses with Proterra for Florida State; 100% battery-electric fleet

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StarMetro, the city of Tallahassee’s public transit system, has agreed to purchase 22 Proterra Catalyst FC buses to service Florida State University (FSU), bringing the StarMetro fleet to 27 battery-electric buses. Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty

2019 125

Proterra launches Energy Fleet Solutions

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Proterra launched Proterra Energy fleet solutions , a full suite of options that enable turnkey delivery of a complete energy ecosystem for heavy-duty electric fleets, including design, build, financing, operations, maintenance and energy optimization. With this comprehensive solution, operators of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets such as transit bus, school bus, truck and others can lower upfront cost, reduce risk, and simplify the transition to electric vehicles.

2019 73

AstraZeneca electrifying global vehicle fleet

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The Climate Group announced that global pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca will join its business leadership initiative on electric vehicles, EV100 ( earlier post ); AstraZeneca will switch its 16,000-vehicle fleet to electric by 2030. By the end of 2019, AstraZeneca will operate: 120 EVs in the UK (23% of UK fleet). 213 in Spain (35% of Spanish fleet). 245 in France (over 50% of French fleet). 230 in Scandinavia (over 50% of Scandinavian fleet).

2019 68

San José International deploys 10 Proterra electric buses in airport fleet

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Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) has deployed a fleet of 10 Proterra battery-electric buses that will transport passengers and their luggage between SJC’s parking lots, rental car center, and terminals. The electric bus fleet is anticipated to reduce ozone emissions by 1.1

2019 137

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 101

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 84

Toronto Transit Commission greenlights first battery-electric bus fleet; 10 Proterra E2s to start

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The Toronto Transit Commission , the third largest transit agency in North America and the most heavily used system in all of Canada, purchased ten Proterra Catalyst E2 buses in support of the transit agency’s goal to convert its entire fleet of 1,926 buses to zero-emission buses by 2040. TTC’s bus fleet serves nearly 2,750,000 residents with an average ridership of 253 million per year, and provides critical mass transit links throughout the broader metropolitan area.

2018 89

Lightning Systems introduces range of AC and DC fast charge charging stations for fleet electric vehicles

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Lightning Systems’ lineup of new chargers includes both AC and DC fast charge options, ranging from affordable 7.2kW AC chargers to high-end 100kW DC fast chargers, which deliver much shorter charging times for high-battery-capacity commercial EVs.

2019 96

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 104

CARB approves ICT regulation; 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040; ZEB tech symposium in Feb 2019

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The California Air Resources Board on Friday approved the Innovative Clean Transit regulation (ICT) ( earlier post )—a first-of-its-kind regulation in the US that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100% zero-emission bus (ZEB) fleets by 2040.

2018 148

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

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Amazon has also taken delivery of 10 Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eVito vans at the Munich-Daglfing site. More vehicle deliveries are planned for the future in order to further expand Amazon's electrically operated fleet. Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets

2020 78

Walmart Canada commits to 100% alternatively powered fleet vehicles by 2028; orders 30 more Tesla semis

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Walmart Canada plans to power its fleet using 100% alternative power by 2028. The first 20 Tesla Semis will be used to support Walmart Canada’s fleet base in Mississauga, Ontario. Canada Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2018 111

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

Swiss Post, Austrian Post to move to fully electric fleets by 2030

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National postal companies Swiss Post and Austrian Post have committed to electrify their delivery fleets by 2030. The company already operates the largest electric vehicle fleet in the country and will switch more than 9,000 vehicles to electric as part of EV100. To accelerate climate action and to reach carbon neutral delivery, Post CH sees investing in a modern fleet of vehicles with energy-efficient, alternative drive systems and a well-designed logistics strategy as key.

2019 94

Anaheim Transportation Network orders 40 BYD electric buses; 57% electric fleet by 2020

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The Anaheim Transportation Network has awarded an order for 40 battery-electric buses to BYD. The ATN fleet order will increase the number of BYD electric buses the agency can deploy to serve one of the nation’s busiest tourism and employment regions. We’ve been operating four of BYD’s 40-foot K9Ms on our routes over the past two years, and based on their performance, we are confident in BYD’s quality product and their support of our efforts to electrify our fleet.

2019 92

California university gets country's first battery-electric bus fleet

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We're not sure who dreams about buses, but the company is now building the first battery-powered, all-electric bus fleet at the University of California, Irvine BYD is a Chinese electric car company that was founded to "Build Your Dreams." Now it claims to be the biggest electric vehicle company in the world—and it's building buses.

2018 76

UPS/Greenbiz study identifies motivators and barriers to electric fleets

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Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more commercial fleets to electrify, according to a new study by UPS and GreenBiz. In the “Curve Ahead: The Future of Fleet Electrification” report, industry leaders identify the main motivations and barriers to electrification, as well as strategies to move the commercial electric vehicle market from niche to mainstream. Despite an appetite for electrification, many fleet operators face challenges.

2018 81

San Francisco commits to all-electric bus fleet By 2035; MUNI Board approves pilot program

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San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates MUNI (the city’s public transit), announced San Francisco’s commitment to have an all-electric bus fleet by 2035. MUNI currently operates the largest fleet of electric trolley buses.

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

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In all these cities, WeShare will be offering an all-electric fleet with a total of about 8,400 electric vehicles. Over the past six months, the WeShare fleet in Berlin has completed more than three million kilometers, corresponding to an average of four to five trips per car and day.

2020 108

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 117

Energy Impact Partners invests €5M in EV fleet efficiency company ViriCiti

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million (€5 million) in ViriCiti, a Europe-based EV fleet efficiency technology company ( earlier post ), in a Series A round. ViriCiti has developed and deployed a telematics platform for monitoring and managing electric bus and truck fleets, enabling fleet operators to optimize battery and vehicle performance. The company is expanding to serve mixed fleet applications by providing telematics and optimization services to non-EV buses and trucks.

2019 82

Mercedes-Benz gradually increasing battery production in Kamenz plant

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Local battery production is an important success factor for Mercedes-Benz AG’s electric offensive and the key element to meet the global demand for electrified vehicles flexibly and efficiently. Battery production at Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Accumotive in Kamenz.

2020 106

BYD and AMPLY launch preferred partnership for EV charging infrastructure and energy services for commercial fleets

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With the high costs and operational complexities surrounding electric vehicle (EV) deployments within commercial fleets, EV manufacturer BYD announced a preferred partnership with charging infrastructure provider AMPLY Power. The partnership allows fleet operators such as transit agencies, shuttle bus operators, universities, school districts, and municipalities to transition more rapidly to electric vehicles through joint products and services encompassing vehicles and infrastructure.

2019 60

Utah Transits Authority adding 5 battery-electric New Flyer buses to fleet

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UTA and the University of Utah received a $5.4-million Low-No grant from the US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to purchase five New Flyer battery-electric buses. The NMC Li-ion battery pack in the electric Xcelsior stores up to 300 kWh, powering a 160 kW Siemens electric drive system.

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Daimler begins deliveries of electric FUSO eCanter; UPS first commercial customer; NGO fleets

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FUSO also announced the company’s first US commercial partner for the eCanter: UPS will place three of the new electric trucks into its fleet. The vehicle’s electric powertrain contains six high voltage lithium-ion battery packs with 420 V and 13.8 Electric (Battery) Fleets

2017 109

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

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signed a strategic business alliance agreement with a focus on collaborating in the development of commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). Electric (Battery) FleetsBYD Company Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd. 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.

2020 90

Proterra introduces multi-dispenser charging solution for heavy-duty electric vehicle fleets

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Proterra charging systems utilize standard J1772-CCS plug-in and SAE J3105 overhead pantograph technology, which enables fleet operators to charge a variety of heavy-duty and light-duty electric vehicles with the same chargers. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Infrastructure

2019 96

TARC rolls out six new Proterra battery-electric buses; fleet total of 15

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With the six new buses, TARC’s all-electric fleet is the second largest of its kind in the country, and the largest east of the Mississippi. The ZeroBus fleet was an $11-million dollar investment in Louisville’s transportation network made possible with federal, state and local grant funding.

2016 78

Gaussin and Total developing 1st full electric aircraft refueler transporter; Saft batteries

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This partnership between Gaussin and Total will be drawing on the 40 years of know-how of Saft (a subsidiary of Total) in designing and producing batteries for electric & hybrid commercial and industrial vehicles. Saft will provide the lithium-ion batteries for this future fleet.

2020 88

ENGIE launches fleet of 50 hydrogen fuel cell Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans, inaugurates first alternative multi-fuel station in France

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France-based global energy and services group ENGIE has launched a fleet of 50 hydrogen-powered Renault Kangoo Z.E. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure

2018 109

Toronto orders an additional 10 New Flyer battery-electric transit buses

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New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group, announced an award from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for an additional ten forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses. Canada Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2019 162

Berkeley study finds self-driving electric taxi fleets in Manhattan would deliver significant cost and environmental benefits

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have analyzed the cost, energy, and environmental implications of a fleet of self-driving electric vehicles operating in Manhattan.

2018 95

Ryder range-extended electric step vans produced by Workhorse now in W.B. Mason’s delivery fleet

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The company has expanded its fleet with the Workhorse electric vehicles to support its national business product delivery operations. The company’s fleet expansion is a continuation of W.B. Electric (Battery) FleetsRyder System, Inc. announced that W.B.

2018 85

London adding 51 more all-electric buses to operating fleet

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Including the first Irizar bus now in service, there are currently 9 single-deck electric vehicles in the fleet will grow to 17 in September. A further six electric single-deck buses, manufactured in the UK by Optare, are already in the TfL fleet. The Capital’s bus fleet already has over 1,300 hybrid electric buses and over 1,400 older buses have been retrofitted, reducing their emissions by up to 88%. Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets Heavy-duty

2015 107

Proterra launches Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions to enable OEMS to build high-performance EVs for commercial fleets

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Proterra has developed high-performance battery systems, electric drivetrain technology, and standardized, heavy-duty charging systems for commercial vehicle applications. Commercial urban fleets are the best use case for EV technology and we are at the beginning of an electrification revolution for heavy-duty vehicles due to declining battery costs, improved electric powertrain technology, lowered maintenance, and the immense public health benefits EVs bring to our communities.

2019 64

Groupe Renault launching large-scale V2G trials with fleet of 15 Zoe EVs

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A fleet of fifteen Zoe vehicles with V2G charging will be introduced in Europe over the course of 2019 to develop future offerings in reversible charging and to lay the groundwork for the future standards. Electric (Battery) V2X

2019 118

Audi providing fleet of 50 e-tron EVs for Davos; reservations hit 20K+

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As the exclusive shuttle partner, Audi is providing a fleet of 50 Audi e-tron cars for the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2019. Further, with mobile charging containers, the company is demonstrating a potential application of second-life batteries from electric cars.

2019 103

Volkswagen and Schwarz Group supermarkets partner; electric WeShare fleet in Berlin to recharge at 140 new charging points

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Volkswagen is to receive the exclusive right to use the new infrastructure for charging its WeShare fleet overnight outside opening hours, which will make the utilization of the charging stations more efficient. the WeShare vehicle fleet will have exclusive charging rights.

2019 122

Efficient Drivetrains awarded bus fleet order for the City of Sheyang, China

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EDI) Awarded Bus Fleet Order for the City of Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. The company is supplying its drivetrain technology to Yaxing Motor Coach for integration into a fleet of city buses to be delivered in March of this year. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

2017 95