Ford introducing new connected fleet management tools for electric fleets

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With new fleet-wide energy monitoring and vehicle management tools from Ford Commercial Solutions, available through app and web-based interfaces, Ford is helping North American commercial fleets and businesses make a seamless transition to electric vehicles.

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XL Fleet launches pilot program with Essential Utilities, Inc. to electrify its utility fleet

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XL Fleet announced that Essential Utilities, Inc. Essential, headquartered in Bryn Mawr, PA, deploys a fleet of approximately 2,500 of these vehicles across 10 states. —Charles Stevenson, Vice President of Fleet Operations at Essential. Conversions Fleets Hybrids

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XL Fleet expands XLP PHEV drive system for use in multiple GM fleet applications

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XL Fleet announced that the Company’s XLP plug-in hybrid electric drive technology is being expanded for use across a range of fleet vehicles from General Motors. The company believes its expanded portfolio will further extend its leadership position in fleet electrification.

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XL Fleet partnering with Curbtender to develop all-electric and plug-in hybrid refuse trucks

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XL Fleet Corp. Under the terms of the agreement, XL Fleet and Curbtender will jointly develop a series of battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial trucks for use in waste management applications. —Dimitri Kazarinoff, XL Fleet CEO.

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Moscow launches its 500th electric bus; largest electric bus fleet in Europe

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Moscow’s electric fleet is thus the largest in Europe. Bus Electric (Battery) FleetsMoscow, Russia has launched its 500 th electric bus—a KAMAZ 6282 electric bus. The KAMAZ 6282 uses lithium-titanate batteries, and has a range of 70 km on one charge.

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Ocean View School District selects The Mobility House for smart charging for electric bus fleet; SoCal Edison and CEC

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Ocean View School District in Oxnard, California, has selected The Mobility House for its extensive fleet energy management expertise around the world to provide smart charging for the district’s new electric bus fleet project, construction for which is now complete.

Merchants Fleet intends to buy 12,600 electric light commercial vehicles from GM’s BrightDrop

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Merchants Fleet, the nation’s fastest-growing fleet management company, plans to further electrify its portfolio with BrightDrop, the new business backed by General Motors, offering electric first-to-last-mile products and software services. EV600 in Merchants Fleet livery.

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XL Fleet launches XL Grid division with charging infrastructure solutions

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XL Fleet, a leading provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has entered into a partnership with a commercial EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment) supplier to begin the launch of its XL Grid division. XL Grid will provide charging infrastructure, energy storage and power solutions for electrified fleets. XL Fleet intends to continue expanding its XL Grid division to meet these energy demands.

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Lightning eMotors adds production capacity, space to meet growing demand from fleets for EVs

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Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of commercial electric vehicles for fleets, is expanding to meet the growing demand for EVs from commercial and government fleets. Electric (Battery) Fleets Manufacturing

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Biden says he will convert Federal fleet to electric vehicles

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In remarks made at the signing of his Executive Order on Strengthening American Manufacturing, President Biden said that he would replace the federal government’s fleet of vehicles with electric vehicles made in the US. In his remarks, the President provided no further details on the fleet conversion to EVs, such as timing and spending plans. Of that total, 445,777 are owned; 194,293 are in the GSA fleet; and 4,977 are commercial leased.

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Torc Robotics selects AWS as preferred cloud provider for self-driving truck fleet

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as its preferred cloud provider to handle the scale and speed needed for data transfer, storage, and compute capacity as the company prepares to deploy its fleet of next-generation self-driving test trucks in New Mexico and Virginia. Torc Robotics has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS), Inc.

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Heritage Environmental Services and battery-maker Romeo Power looking for fleet electrification partners

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Heritage Environmental Services, a provider of environmental and recycling services, and battery-maker Romeo Power launched a program to select fleet electrification partners to execute on HES’ fleet electrification strategy.

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Highland Electric Transportation raises $253M to accelerate electrification of school fleets

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Highland Electric Transportation, a provider of turnkey fleet solutions delivering the latest in zero-emission technologies to school districts and fleet managers, has raised $253 million to accelerate its growth. This all-inclusive transportation-as-a-service model is the simple and cost-effective way for districts to transition their fleets. My partners and I believe millions of fleet vehicles will electrify. Bus Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background

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. —Dimitri Kazarinoff, Chief Executive Officer of XL Fleet.

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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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Building materials recycler switches fleet to Neste renewable diesel

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Now, Argent has switched its fleet from petroleum diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Our environmental track record and continual efforts to help our customers build more sustainable communities played a major role in our decision to use renewable diesel in our fleet.

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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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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.

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Hydra Energy partners with Chemtrade to provide commercial truck fleets with green hydrogen below the cost of diesel

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In exchange for long-term, discounted fuel contracts with fleets, Hydra installs hydrogen-diesel co-combustion conversion kits into existing semi-trucks and provides the fueling infrastructure for green hydrogen sourced from chemical producers such as Chemtrade. Commercial truck fleet operators with Hydra-converted semi-trucks can access green hydrogen at a fixed price, five percent below the price they typically pay for diesel.

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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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SMUD accelerates fleet electrification with 5 all-electric medium-duty work trucks

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and the California Mobility Center (CMC) to buy five custom, all-electric work trucks as it works to transition to an all-electric fleet. SMUD, which has invested in fleet electrification for more than 10 years, has a total of 950 assets in its fleet consisting of sedans, service trucks, bucket trucks, trailers, cable pullers and other construction equipment. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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).

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XL Fleet: largest partner expects to double orders in 2021 to more than 2,000 units

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XL Fleet announced that Farmbro Inc., an Ontario-based upfitting solutions service provider specializing in commercial and work vehicles, expects to double its sales volume from approximately 1,000 XL unit installations in 2020 to more than 2,000 in 2021 to meet the increasing demand for fleet electrification in Canada. As part of its expanding partnership, XL Fleet is recognizing Farmbro as its Sales and Installation Partner of the Year for 2020.

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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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New report showcases innovative finance tools to electrify truck, bus fleets; TCE Toolkit

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A new generation of solutions will be needed to electrify America’s fleet and achieve a zero-emissions future by 2050. To date, traditional government grant programs have helped fleet owners replace diesel trucks with cleaner ones.

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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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Alsco Uniforms North America launches fleet electrification program with Motiv Power Systems

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By introducing zero-emission all-electric step vans into their fleet, Alsco is taking concrete steps to decrease its carbon footprint in the communities they serve. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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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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DHE begins piloting Volvo VNR Electric heavy-duty trucks in SoCal fleet

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Freight operator Dependable Highway Express (DHE) has received two Volvo VNR Electric trucks—the first battery-electric Class 8 trucks to join DHE’s fleet. The electric trucks will be added to DHE’s existing fleet of more than 500 Volvo trucks operating across North America.

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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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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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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. Metbus is also one of the largest pure electric bus fleet operators in the Americas. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Latin America

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Berlin receives 90 electric Solaris buses; BVG Solaris electric fleet totals 123

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Berlin now has a total of 123 electric Solaris buses in its fleet. Solaris has completed the delivery of 90 Urbino 12 electric buses for Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG).

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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. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty InfrastructureCurrently, ASKO has 600 trucks on the road each day and has a goal to achieve zero emissions distribution of groceries by 2026. Financial details were not disclosed.

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New Proterra EV charging solutions enable full fleet electrification for commercial vehicles

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Proterra unveiled its new, high-powered charging solution that is designed to enable the electrification of large-scale vehicle fleets. With more fleet operators transitioning to full battery-electric vehicles, charging solutions that can efficiently and cost-effectively power large fleets of vehicles will play a critical role in transportation electrification. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure

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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. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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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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TRUE US database shows emissions characteristics of US fleet

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The TRUE initiative seeks to supply cities with data regarding the real-world emissions of their vehicle fleets and equip them with technical information that can be used for strategic decision making.

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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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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. Funded in part by a $5-million zero-emissions grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, the electric buses replace the aging compressed natural gas bus fleet that has been operating at SJC since 2008. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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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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ACEA study finds 100-fold increase in zero-emission trucks needed in EU fleet in 10 years to meet goals

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ACEA’s new report also reveals the following facts about the fleet of commercial vehicles (trucks, vans and buses) operating in Europe today: At almost 1.2 million trucks, Poland has the largest truck fleet, followed closely by Germany (1,010,742) and Italy (946,393).

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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. youtube

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