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.

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.

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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

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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.

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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. will be operating 25 units of the eCanter in their fleet. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Fleet managers focus on a greener 2017

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2017 has brought with it a variety of concerns for fleet managers up and down the country. Fleet news Green Cars Fleet Fleet management ULEVIndeed, with changes to company car tax aimed at increasing.

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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.

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Fleet of 10 BYD electric buses operating on Okinawa

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A fleet of 10 battery-electric buses manufactured by Chinese new energy technology company BYD started operating on the Japanese island of Okinawa, marking the beginning of the island’s electrified public transportation initiative.

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Voyage partners with Renovo for autonomous taxi fleet

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Voyage, a startup in the autonomous taxi space, entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Renovo, a mobility technology company, to license Renovo’s AWare OS for use across its global fleet of automated vehicles. The first fleet of Voyage vehicles using AWare are Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans with additional models to be added in future. Renovo built AWare specifically for fleet operators such as Voyage.

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UPS-led SEUL consortium switches on smart-grid fleet charging solution in London; maxing out on EVs without expensive grid upgrades

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A UPS-led consortium has deployed new smart-grid charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

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€26M ZEFER project to introduce 180 fuel cell electric vehicles into fleets in Paris, Brussels and London

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The European ZEFER (Zero Emission Fleet vehicles for European Roll-out) project will deploy large fleets of 60 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in each of three European capitals (Paris, London and Brussels). The €26-million (US$32-million) pan-European initiative will introduce the 180 FCEVs into a combination of taxi, private-hire and police fleets. Europe Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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XL Hybrids introduces the first hybrid electric upfit for Ford F-250 pickups and chassis for commercial fleets

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This will be the first time that Ford F-250 trucks can be ordered by fleet customers with hybrid-electric drive technology; the XL3 system can provide up to a 25% increase in fuel economy. Conversions Fleets Hybrids

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UPS places 50 advanced hydraulic hybrids in its fleet in time for holiday rush

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Lightning Hybrids designs and manufactures the hydraulic hybrid ERS (Energy Recovery System) for medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles which provides fuel efficiency by regenerating braking energy, provides safer braking and more power for acceleration, and decreases greenhouse gas emissions.

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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.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group, ZF deploying test fleet of autonomous electric delivery trucks based on NVIDIA Drive PX

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Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), the world’s largest mail and logistics company, and ZF, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, have partnered together to deploy a test fleet of autonomous delivery trucks, starting in 2018. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Fleets

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California Governor directs ARB to assess new regulations to increase ZEV adoption in public and private fleets

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California Governor Jerry Brown has directed the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to assess possible regulatory requirements to ensure greater inclusion of zero emission vehicles in public and private light- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets. Accordingly, I am directing the California Air Resources Board to assess the viability of new regulation to increase zero emission vehicle adoption in fleets across the state.

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Peapod adds two LH hydraulic hybrids delivery trucks to fleet

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The trucks, the first hydraulic hybrids in Peapod’s fleet of approximately 130 vehicles in the Midwest, are expected to reduce fuel consumption, reduce brake maintenance costs and cut emissions significantly in Peapod service neighborhoods. Fleets Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Hydraulic Hybrid

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London transport operator Go-Ahead adds two Irizar electric i2e buses to fleet after successful operating results

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Based on the success of two Irizar 100% i2e electric buses that have been operating in London since June 2015, London’s largest transport operator, Go-Ahead, is incorporating the buses into its fleet and has signed an agreement with Irizar that includes service and maintenance.

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ABI Research forecasts EV mileage share to exceed 20% by 2030, driven by car-sharing fleets

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A new report by ABI research forecasts that a proportionately higher uptake of EVs in car-sharing fleets, and the higher utilization rates of those EVs, will result in global electric mileage share to exceed 20% by 2030.

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Vouchers are Becoming the Clean Vehicle Incentive of Choice for Fleets

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Incentive programs for new vehicle technologies are often put in place to support faster adoption by commercial fleets. California created HVIP to accelerate the adoption of commercial hybrid vehicle technologies in the state, and reduce fuel use and emissions by local fleets.

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Italgas switching 2,500-vehicle company fleet to FCA natural gas vehicles

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Italgas is renewing its entire company fleet with methane-powered vehicles from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.The first deliveries have begun in Turin, with similar deliveries to be made in Rome and Naples—two of the main cities where the Italgas Group operates—over the next few days.

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XL Hybrids upfit system now available to state & municipal fleets in all 50 states via Massachusetts public fleet contract

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This multi-year contract allows public fleets nationwide to purchase the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System as both an upfit and retrofit product through an established public contracting mechanism with competitive volume pricing. Public fleets are often stymied by the prospect of trying to get a new vendor and contract mechanism approved by their parent organization. We’ve been told by some public fleets this process can take upwards of a year or more.

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. Bolt EVs in the Maven fleet have driven 6.5

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UPS to use biomethane for Memphis and Jackson alternative fuel fleet

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UPS will supply its fleet in Memphis, Tenn., The deal is part of an initiative announced earlier this year by UPS to significantly expand its use of renewable natural gas in UPS’s alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. UPS operates one of the most diversified fleets in private industry today, and renewable natural gas is a critical part of our strategy to expand our fuel sources and minimize the environmental impact associated with growing customer demand.

DRIVEN consortium to test Level 4 autonomous fleet in UK in 2019

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The DRIVEN consortium—led by artificial intelligence company Oxbotica , which is developing next-gen autonomous vehicles—will test a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles in urban areas and on motorways, culminating in an end-to-end journey from London to Oxford.

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Telematics tech on the rise among UK business fleets

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The number of businesses using telematics in their fleet vehicles has almost doubled over the last year. Fleet news RAC Fleet Fleet management TelematicsThat’s according to a report by the RAC, that.

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Electric cars to be prioritized in South Australian fleets

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South Australian Climate Change Minister Ian Hunter said state and city administrations have an important role in shifting public perception of electric vehicles, starting by using more electric vehicles in government fleets. The government of South Australia and the City of Adelaide have agreed to increase the uptake of electric vehicles as part of their commitment to the Climate Action Roundtable.

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Study suggests high-mileage light-duty fleets contribute higher emissions and emissions share than expected

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A study by researchers from the University of Denver and the University of Puget Sound indicates that high-mileage light-duty fleets contribute higher emissions and emissions share than expected based on their actual numbers in the fleet. Emissions Fleets Fuel Efficiency Regulations

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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

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Daimler Trucks North America unveils two Freightliner electric vehicle models and Electric Innovation Fleet

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Freightliner plans to deliver an Electric Innovation Fleet of 30 vehicles to customers later this year for further testing under real-world operating conditions.

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Ford confirms five fleets in London for Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Van pilot program

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Ford announced five fleets that will participate in the Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid van pilot program in London, starting this fall. Equipped with range extenders, the fleet is not limited by battery range, making them capable of the longer journeys that may be required by businesses and police and emergency vehicle services. The five confirmed fleets: Transport for London. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Chevrolet and GMC expand alternative fuel fleet offerings; expanded CNG/LPG lineup

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The announcement follows the selection of PSI, based in Wood Dale, Illinois, as General Motors Fleet’s preferred upfitter for CNG and LPG trucks. The expanded lineup brings GM Fleet’s portfolio of alternative fuel, hybrid and EVs to more than a dozen trucks, cars and crossovers. GM Fleet’s partnership with PSI follows customer demand and ongoing investment by companies across the nation in CNG refueling infrastructure. All of the top 25 fleets use at least two fuels.

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

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Currently, the UTA bus fleet mix is approximately 45% pre-2006 diesel, 42% clean diesel, 7% CNG and 6% hybrid-electric. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Antelope Valley Transit orders up to 85 electric buses from BYD; first US all-electric public transit fleet

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AVTA is also installing a wireless charging system to extend the fleet’s range to ensure the electric buses will be able to serve the agency’s longest rural routes. AVTA is anticipating a cost savings as a result of electrifying its fleet. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Hyundai Supplies Five Tucson Fuel Cell Taxis To Paris Fleet

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Europe hydrogen taxi hydrogen fuel cell fleet Hyundai Tucson Fuel CellHyundai used the ongoing COP21 Paris climate-change talks as a backdrop to unveil a handful of hydrogen fuel-cell taxis. Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell crossovers were delivered to Parisian taxi service STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien) this week. The model--known as the Tucson Fuel Cell in the U.S.--is is likely the first.

Bee’ah to add 50 Tesla Semis to fleet; first in Middle East

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Bee’ah, the UAE’s fastest growing environmental management company has ordered 50 Tesla Semis—the first and largest fleet of Tesla Semi trucks in the Middle East. They will also add to Bee’ah’s growing fleet of vehicles, which total more than 1,000 today, and continue upgrading the organization’s transport options in making the fleet as eco-friendly as possible.

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50,000 Fleet Vehicles Ordered

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should promise to order 50,000 fleet vehicles of the first viable plug-in hybrid — that would be just the stimulus the carmakers need. Suzuki Gran Vitara A t least, that is what Nicholas Kristof of the NY Times has suggested in his belief that Plug-Ins are today's answer to tomorrow's needs.

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Lightning Hybrids renames itself Lightning Systems; rollout of new lineup of fleet efficiency products

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Lightning Systems also announced that in the next two years it will introduce a new lineup of fleet efficiency products to support commercial and government fleets. All products will leverage the LightningAnalytics system to validate efficiency results for fleets and will be available as either a retrofit for existing vehicles or for new vehicles from Lightning’s network of distributors and upfitters. Fleets Hybrids Hydraulic Hybrid

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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.

Workhorse expands $1,000 preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup from fleets to public for $1,000

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After $300 million in claimed fleet preorders for its plug-in hybrid pickup truck, Workhorse will open its order books for everyone to claim a spot in the production schedule. The Workhorse W-15 will be the first publicly available vehicle from a company that began its electrification journey more than 10 years ago. It features 80 miles of. Trucks Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Commercial vehicle Workhorse Trucks

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