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

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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

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

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 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

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. ViriCiti’s real-time reporting framework keeps transit operators up to date on electric fleet operation, eliminating range anxiety and depleted battery incidents.

2019 82

West Coast fleets adopting XL electrification systems to meet emissions goals

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XL, a provider of electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today, announced that the Tacoma Public Utility, Clark Public Utilities and the City of Palo Alto are the latest West Coast municipalities and utilities to electrify portions of their fleets with XL-equipped vehicles. All three fleets are in the process of deploying multiple XL plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks—the first and only PHEV F-150 on the road today.

2019 78

California trucking firm switches fleet of 600+ trucks to Neste renewable diesel

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Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems and reductions in tailpipe emissions. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available to public and private fleets in California through authorized distributors. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fleets Fuels

2018 92

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.

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.

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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

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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Latest EPA automotive trend report shows MY 2017 fleet fuel economy of 24.9 mpg; new record

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The report also assesses compliance performance for individual automakers and for the US fleet as a whole with the greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles.

2019 116

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

City leaders pledge to fast-track electric bus fleets

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Densely populated cities should consider switching to all-electric truck and bus fleets, elected officials and business leaders agreed this week at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. The political and manufacturing leaders joined in the "Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero" pledge to focus on electrifying commonly used. Buses

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

CNG Fuels launches renewable biomethane in UK; heavy-duty fleet operators committing to use

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It therefore offers fleet operators the chance to significantly reduce running costs and emissions. We are expanding our refueling infrastructure nationwide to help fleet operators save money, cut carbon and clean up our air. Biomethane Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty

2016 125

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

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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2019 NTEA Fleet Purchasing Outlook reveals continued strong demand for biodiesel in diesel trucks

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New research released by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry confirms that fleets across the country are increasingly relying on biodiesel for their existing and new diesel vehicles. For the third time in four years, surveyed fleets named biodiesel as their top alternative fuel choice both for current use and future interest.

2019 74

Greenlots to collaborate with Volvo Trucks on electric truck charging infrastructure for fleets in Southern California; SAE J3068

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This is the first heavy-duty fleet-charging project stemming from a significant public-private partnership with the California Air Resources Board (CARB). All of the charging equipment for the project—including both Level 2 chargers and 150kW DC fast-chargers—will operate on Greenlots’ SKY enterprise software platform to enable seamless management of Volvo’s fleet, charging stations and energy storage systems. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure

2018 81

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. MWh will ensure the rapid supply of green electricity for the intensively used e-tron fleet.

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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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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

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.

2017 98

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.

2016 109

Big Blue Bus investing $18.2M to upgrade bus fleet; Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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We are making a significant investment to modernize one quarter of our fleet with new and exciting technology that will deliver a safer, more comfortable travel experience for customers and operators. Further, reshaping our fleet with smaller, more agile 30-foot vehicles will create new opportunities for ridership growth by enabling us to safely and efficiently serve customers on narrower streets and corridors. Emissions Engines Fleets

2018 73

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

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

2016 78

Volvo to boost plug-in hybrid production to 25 percent of fleet

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While other automakers are moving away from plug-in hybrids to electric powertrains, Volvo is finding unexpected success with its lineup of plug-in hybrids. At a recent roundtable with journalists in Sweden, Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the company is disappointed that it underestimated demand for its plug-in hybrids. DON'T MISS: Volvo XC90. plug-in cars

2019 87

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.

2018 104

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

2017 91

Vauxhall toasts Ampera fleet win

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Vauxhall fleet Vauxhall AmperaVauxhall’s Ampera is known for its fuel-sipping nature, but with a new job with a distillery firm, it might just learn to drink.

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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.

2018 73

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.

2016 111

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

2017 96

BVRLA report reveals true impact of UK’s ageing grey fleet

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A report commissioned by the British Vehicle Leasing and Rental Association (BVRLA) has revealed the full scale and impact grey fleet cars have on the. Home Slider BVRLA Fleet Fleet management Editors Picks Leasing

2016 57

Prius+ added to London minicab fleet

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A new minicab service in London has turned to Toyota to ensure that its fleet meets its strict environmental criteria. Embarque, an executive minicab service in London, is to add 22 new seven seat Prius+ models into its fleet in the coming weeks.

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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.

2018 73

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.

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.

€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

2018 69

Study finds testing the technology the strongest initial motivation for fleet managers adopting EVs

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According to a report from Frost and Sullivan (Kumar, 2013), fleet managers adopted more than half of EVs sold globally up to 2013. Thereafter fleet managers adopted or indicated an intent to adopt a larger number of EVs because of the benefits that they offer.

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