UNFI adding 53 all-electric TRUs to California fleet

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is adding 53 all-electric transport refrigerated trailer units (TRUs) to its fleet located at the company’s Riverside, Calif. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Market BackgroundUnited Natural Foods, Inc.

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California JETSI to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) is leading a landmark effort along with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks across California. The battery-electric trucks will be deployed through a partnership with NFI Industries (NFI) and Schneider. Batteries Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Market Background

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Minnesota becomes latest state to adopt California clean car standards

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Minnesota has become the latest state to adopt California clean car standards; the new standards were finalized by a notice in the state register on Monday. The Minnesota LEV standard is identical to the California LEV III standard, which covers MY 2015-2025.

BNSF and Wabtec commence battery-electric locomotive pilot test in California

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BNSF Railway Company and Wabtec began testing battery-electric locomotive technology in revenue service between Barstow and Stockton, California. When running on the mainline, both the battery-electric and diesel locomotives will power the train. Electric (Battery) Rail

BYD electric motor coaches selected for California purchasing contract; available to governmental entities outside CA

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BYD announced that its participation in a California-wide purchasing contract will also allow US transit agencies to leverage California’s purchase power to buy US-built zero-emission BYD battery-electric motor coaches, made by union employees in Lancaster, California.

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New report finds California’s electric transportation workforce will nearly double by 2024

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A new report commissioned by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) projects that California’s electric transportation (ET)-related workforce will nearly double by 2024. With an estimated 3,900 ET-related businesses in 2019, California is already the leading state in electric transportation. Key findings include: California is the leading state for this sector, with jobs found in 55 of its 58 counties. Electric (Battery) Forecasts Manufacturing Market Background

Total BEV sales in California at 8.9% of 2030 goal

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The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report ( earlier post ) on the progress of ZEV sales in the state during the first half of 2020, drawing on sales data from the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

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California, Billing, and Smart EV Charging

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It’s no wonder that California has passed legislation to support EV drivers. Here are the regulations that California property managers should know about EV charging. The post California, Billing, and Smart EV Charging appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

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

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The first pilot Volvo VNR Electric truck will operate at the Volvo Trucks North America TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California. million from CARB as part of California Climate Investments (CCI). Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Wabtec’s battery-electric locomotive lowered full train fuel consumption by more than 11% in BNSF California pilot

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The FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive is a defining moment for freight rail and will accelerate the industry toward low- to zero-emission locomotives. Electric (Battery) Market Background Rail

California announces $17.5M for public electric vehicle charging in 13 rural counties

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced that $17.5 million is available to expand public electric vehicle (EV) charging in 13 rural counties. The website CALeVIP Connects provides information on electric vehicle installers and service providers.

ICCT report quantifies emissions benefits if 12 states & DC adopt slate of California medium- and heavy-duty vehicle regulations

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The 12 states and DC —along with California and Hawaii—signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) calling for them to work toward a goal that 100% of new medium-duty (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) truck and bus sales will be zero emission by 2050, with an interim target of 30% by 2030.

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California Fuel Cell Partnership envisions 70,000 heavy-duty fuel cell electric trucks supported by 200 hydrogen stations in-state by 2035

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At Hyundai-Kia, we know that battery and fuel cell electric technologies are needed to meet the diverse needs of our customers.

New Flyer receives order from SamTrans in California for 7 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG buses

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San Mateo County Transit (SamTrans) in California has awarded New Flyer of America, a subsidiary of NFI Group, a contract for seven next-generation battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses. NFI has electric vehicles operating (or on order) in more than 80 cities in five countries. Bus Electric (Battery

California’s Foothill Transit orders 20 New Flyer hydrogen fuel-cell-electric buses

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New Flyer of America has received a new contract from California’s Foothill Transit for 20 zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell- electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses. Foothill Transit is based in West Covina, California, operating one of the largest fleets of electric buses in America and providing more than 14 million trips annually in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. Bus Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen

California Governor signs bill creating commission on lithium extraction in California

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California Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed Assembly Bill 1657 , which will create a Blue Ribbon Commission on Lithium Extraction in California. The commission will comprise 14 members appointed by a combination of the California Energy Commission, other state agencies, Assembly Speaker, and Senate Committee on Rules. California has vast lithium deposits—potentially as much as one-third of the world's current lithium demand according to some industry estimates.

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California’s Foothill Transit adds 13 New Flyer hydrogen fuel-cell-electric buses; largest fuel cell fleet in North America

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California’s Foothill Transit has ordered 13 New Flyer hydrogen fuel-cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses. This addition to Foothill Transit’s initial order of 20 fuel cell-electric buses, announced in October, now establishes North America’s largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell-electric buses. Bus Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen

UC Davis buys 6 NFI electric Xcelsior CHARGE buses using California state contract

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Unitrans, the University of California, Davis transit system, has purchased six Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric, forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses from NFI subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. UC Davis utilized the California Department of General Services (DGS) contract for the procurement. NFI’s New Flyer was selected by DGS as an approved supplier of electric vehicles in 2019. Bus Electric (Battery) Sales

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California considers electric-car V2G charging tech for grid stability

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The idea of using coordinated electric-car charging to stabilize the grid has been discussed for years, but is still in early stages of development. California regulators now hope to bring so-called "vehicle-to-grid" (V2G) technology into focus.

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$27 million available for zero-emission trucks in California

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On 18 August 2020, $27 million in funding will be available in California to replace higher polluting trucks with zero-emission vehicles. Operation: Operate old and new vehicle at least 75% of the time within California. Certification: New vehicle must be certified or approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) or eligible under the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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California Energy Commission announces $12M for public EV charging in South Central Coast counties

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced that $12 million in rebates will be available to install publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The funds are part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project ( CALeVIP ) that addresses regional charging needs and supports state efforts to phase out gas-powered passenger cars by 2035. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Policy

California Department of State Hospitals orders 12 electric Ford Transit 350HD vans from Lightning Systems

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, announced an order from the California Department of State Hospitals for 12 zero-emission, all-electric Ford Transit 350HD models. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Hyundai bringing XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks to California

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Hyundai Motor Company will deploy the company’s latest hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks in California in two publicly funded projects to improve the air quality in the region. 30 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks in northern California by early 2023.

New study shows a rapid increase of diesel-fueled backup generators across California

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New research by economic and public policy consulting group M.Cubed finds a proliferation of backup generators across California, with nearly 90% being diesel-fueled, posing significant obstacles to achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets and driving nearly $136 million in annual health costs.

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Electrify America announces $200M additional investment for ZEV infrastructure and education in California

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Electrify America plans to invest $200 million in California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and education programs over the next 30 months. Cycle 3 California investments. Highlights of California’s Third ZEV Investment Plan.

FreeWire installs first battery-integrated ultrafast EV charger at ampm in California

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FreeWire Technologies announced the deployment of Boost Charger at an ampm fuel and convenience store in Lodi, California. Boost Charger is the first battery-integrated ultrafast electric vehicle (EV) charger deployed in the US. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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The world is in a race to dominate the electric vehicle market—the Europeans have made their Battery Alliance a priority and the Chinese are chomping at the bit. But America is sitting on an enormous competitive advantage with the amount of lithium in Southern California.

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EV Life is awarded CalSEED grant from the California Energy Commission to make financing electric cars cheaper than gas vehicles.

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The grant will fund the development of a fintech platform to empower EV buyers to save up to $200/month on electric vehicle loans. Folsom, California, 15 October 2020. EV Life was selected from a competitive pool of over 200 startups based in California.

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California Energy Commission announces incentive program for e-truck & bus infrastructure

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California Energy Commission announces incentive program for e-truck & bus infrastructure. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced that it has approved a project to increase the deployment of fueling infrastructure for electric and hydrogen trucks, buses and equipment.

California helps fund largest deployment of electric semis yet—and charging for them

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California environmental agencies plan to launch what they claim will be the largest deployment of heavy-duty electric commercial trucks in North America thus far.

UC Davis study finds discontinuance rate of 21% for California PHEV adopters, 19% for BEV adopters

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A new study by Scott Hardman and Gil Tal at the University of California, Davis has found that discontinuance occurs at a rate of 21% for California plug-in hybrid adopters and 19% for California battery electric vehicle adopters. Hardman and Tal surveyed 4167 plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) owners in California. Discontinuance Among California’s Electric Vehicle Buyers: Why are Some Consumers Abandoning Electric Vehicles?

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BMW of North America & California Bioenergy expand partnership to provide clean energy for EV charging

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The first automaker to collaborate with dairy farms on renewable energy projects, BMW of North America and California Bioenergy (CalBio) announced an expanded partnership to include Bar 20 Dairy, a farm based in Kerman, CA. The collaboration aims to power EVs in California with clean energy, and generate cleaner air in the state by leveraging the latest biodigester technology to create renewable energy by capturing methane from manure to feed back into the power grid.

California HVIP Wave 3 funding fully requested 9 minutes after opening

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California’s HVIP Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) opened to new voucher requests on October 28 with $63 million available. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Hybrids Hydrogen Market BackgroundAll available funds were requested within 9 minutes. This was the third and final wave of funding for 2021; additional funds are expected to be available early 2022.

California Energy Commission approves $1.4B plan for zero-emission transportation infrastructure and manufacturing

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a three-year, $1.4-billion plan to close the state’s funding gap to speed up the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure build-out in support of Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order phasing out the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles by 2035. The plan includes: $314 million for light-duty electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure Market Background

Even With Fossil Flaws, California is USA’s Last Desperate Climate Action Hope #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Colorado takes first step toward California electric-vehicle mandate

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Electric cars aren't just for the coasts anymore. Colorado took its first step Thursday toward becoming the 10th state to follow California's zero-emissions vehicle mandate, which would require automakers to sell electric cars there. At an event where he rolled up in an electric car, Colorado's Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order aimed. EPA California Colorado (state

California’s GET bus adds 5 more fuel-cell buses from New Flyer

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New Flyer of America has received an order from the Golden Empire Transit District (GET bus) for five forty-foot fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 heavy-duty transit buses, purchased off of the California Department of General Services (CDGS) contract. It follows a prior (2020) GET bus purchase of five forty-foot fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 buses. New Flyer was selected by CDGS as an approved supplier of electric vehicles in 2019.

FedEx and Chanje to add charging infrastructure to 42 FedEx stations in California

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started construction on electronic DC (direct current) charging stations in January, and has now announced the next phase of its electric vehicle rollout. FedEx announced the addition of 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles to its fleet last November. FedEx Corp.

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NFI begins piloting Volvo VNR Electric heavy-duty trucks in Southern California

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Volvo Trucks North America announced today that third-party supply chain solutions provider NFI began piloting two Volvo VNR Electric trucks as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project, becoming the third company to deploy its battery-electric trucks.

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Canoo’s upcoming electric “sport vehicle” spotted in California

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Thanks to some quick images captured by a Canoo deposit holder, we have a glimpse of one an upcoming electric vehicle from Canoo. more… The post Canoo’s upcoming electric “sport vehicle” spotted in California appeared first on Electrek.

California Energy Commission awards Sierra Northern Railway team nearly $4M to demonstrate hydrogen switching locomotive; H2RAM

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The California Energy Commission has awarded GTI and Sierra Northern Railway nearly $4,000,000 to fund the design, integration, and demonstration of a hydrogen fuel cell switching locomotive to support the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstrations in Rail and Marine Applications at Ports (H2RAM) initiative.

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Tesla Bot job postings go live for California and Texas

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Most of the Tesla Bot jobs are located in California except one located in Austin, Texas. . Mobile Robotics internships are open for Autonomy, Software Engineering, Controls Engineering, Firmware Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.

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Anheuser-Busch to deploy 21 BYD electric trucks in California project

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Anheuser-Busch, BYD, the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), and ENGIE Services US announced that Anheuser-Busch will be deploying 21 BYD battery electric trucks in their California fleet as part of a state project to showcase economically and environmentally sustainable warehousing and distribution technology. This is a landmark achievement as the largest Class 8 electric truck deployment in North America. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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