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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Canada Post commits to fully electric fleet by 2040, half by 2030; RFQ for EV pilot

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Canada Post has earmarked $1 billion to cut emissions and transform its fleet. The Corporation will transform its fleet to non-emitting transportation, with commitments to reach a 50% electric fleet by 2030 and 100% by 2040. Canada Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background

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Merchants Fleet to buy 5,400 new BrightDrop EV410s

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Merchants Fleet, the US’ fastest growing fleet management company (FMC), has reserved 5,400 BrightDrop EV410s, the all-new, mid-size electric light commercial vehicle purpose-built for the delivery of goods and services over long ranges, as well as other service applications.

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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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How Long Until EV Fleets Take Over the Supply Chain?

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When will the same happen for commercial fleets? How long until we see electric fleets taking over the supply chain? Where Are EV Fleets Now? While you may not see many electric long-haul trucks on the road, fleet electrification is well underway.

GM’s BrightDrop acquires Marain’s AI software to help fleet owners lower operational costs

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BrightDrop, the GM business focused on decarbonizing last-mile delivery, is acquiring fleet optimization software from Marain Inc., This will enable fleet customers to better optimize their operations as they make the transition to an all-electric future.

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ABB increases stake in InCharge Energy to 60%; fleet electrification services

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ABB has increased its stake in InCharge Energy, a provider of fleet electrification services ( earlier post ), to 60%. It also provides cloud-based software services for the optimization of energy management, critical for maximizing fleet business performance.

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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. Nearly 50 percent of UNFI’s direct greenhouse gas emissions are from our fleet of trucks and trailers. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Market Background

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Major companies with large fleets release new EV roadmap for car & truck manufacturers

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Automakers are already moving toward electric vehicles, but by establishing clear lines of communication between manufacturers and major consumers, we can accelerate that transition to the point where we’re meeting critical climate goals as well as fleets’ operational needs.

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New York City to invest $420M in electric vehicles and infrastructure; all-electric fleet by 2035

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The City of New York will invest $420 million in electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and alternative fuels to accelerate the transition to an all-electric municipal vehicle fleet. The new investments, the largest ever made in the electrification of a public vehicle fleet, will help the City achieve an all-electric fleet by 2035, five years sooner than the previous goal of 2040. New York City operates nearly 30,000 vehicles, the largest municipal fleet in the country.

Walmart to electrify fleet by 2040

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Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Market BackgroundWalmart will electrify and zero-out emissions from all of its vehicles, including long-haul trucks, by 2040, as part of its current goal to become a “regenerative company”.

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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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Penske orders 750 Ford E-Transit cargo vans for rental and leasing fleet

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These are the first light-duty electric trucks to be made available in Penske’s rental and leasing fleet, as previously announced. Electric (Battery) Fleets Market BackgroundPenske Truck Leasing has ordered 750 all-electric Ford E-Transit cargo vans. The company is taking delivery of its first several vehicles in the next several weeks. The move follows successfully piloting the vehicles late last year.

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Frito-Lay debuts pilot for upcoming electric fleet in Carrollton, TX

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Frito-Lay announced a new electric fleet that will serve the Dallas Fort Worth area, specifically Carrollton. Additionally, Frito-Lay is further decarbonizing its fleet through the nationwide use of Renewable Compressed Natural Gas and other new zero- and near-zero emission vehicles. Electric (Battery) FleetsThe first pilot Ford eTransit truck has arrived just in time for Earth Day, with 40 arriving later this summer.

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GM bringing Charge 360 to fleets

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General Motors and BrightDrop, a new business created and wholly owned by GM focused on electric commercial delivery and logistics, announced the Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service, a comprehensive approach designed to help make the switch to electric seamless for fleet customers by connecting them with services, features and resources. The new fleet announcement extends this service to fleets. Electric (Battery) Fleets Infrastructure Vehicle Manufacturers

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SWISS equips entire Boeing 777-300ER fleet with AeroSHARK riblet films

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SWISS will equip its entire Boeing long-haul fleet with fuel-saving AeroSHARK surface technology ( earlier post ). The significantly reduced frictional resistance resulting from this modification will make the sub-fleet more than one percent more fuel-efficient and lower in emissions.

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Royal Mail announces first delivery office with an all-electric delivery fleet

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As part of the UK’s Royal Mail’s continued drive to reduce emissions associated with its operations, it has converted the last-mile fleet of a Bristol Delivery Office to be 100% electric. Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets

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SoCalGas adding 50 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell EVs to fleet

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The company plans to expand its fleet of HFCEVs to 50 next month, making SoCalGas among the first utilities in the nation to start transitioning to hydrogen. These HFCEVs are an important step for SoCalGas in decarbonizing its fleet and supports the company’s Net Zero 2045 Climate Goal , which includes replacing 50% of its over-the-road fleet with clean fuel vehicles by 2025 and operating a 100% zero-emission fleet by 2035. Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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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. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Siemens USA aims for carbon-neutral fleet by 2030

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Siemens USA has set a goal to transition to a fully carbon-neutral fleet in the US by 2030. Siemens’ US fleet coomprises more than 10,000 vehicles, from sedans and service vans to light- and heavy-duty trucks. To address these emissions, the company assembled a multi-disciplined team of experts in fleet, fleet infrastructure, facility efficiency, and climate action to implement a strategic plan. Educating fleet drivers on eco-driving techniques, such as zero idling.

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Fleet of Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks pass 1M-kilometer mark in Switzerland

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Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility’s fleet of XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks has collectively exceeded 1 million kilometers of driving in 11 months of service in Switzerland. During that time, the fleet has reduced CO 2 emissions by more than an estimated 630 tons, compared to diesel-powered vehicles.

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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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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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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DeepRoute.ai announces most advanced SUV Robotaxi fleet; 30 SAIC MARVEL R SUVs with L4 Driver 2.0

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DeepRoute.ai , an international autonomous driving technology company, announced a leading-edge Robotaxi fleet comprising 30 SAIC Motor MARVEL R SUVs equipped with DeepRoute’s proprietary L4 Driver 2.0 The Robotaxi fleet will deploy in Shenzhen, China, in the coming months.

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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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17 Solaris e-buses to join public transport fleet in Grudzi?dz, Poland; 25% of fleet electric

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million), about 25% of the bus fleet in Grudzi?dz The Urbino 12 electrics set to join the city fleet will draw energy from batteries with a capacity of more ethan 250 kWh. Transit operator Miejski Zak?ad ad Komunikacji in Grudzi?dz,

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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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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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BMDV providing €20M to support fleet electrification and infrastructure

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The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is investing a further €20 million in the procurement of vehicles for fleets and the development of charging infrastructure as part of its electromobility funding guideline. The funding is intended to support municipal and commercial fleets such as vehicle fleets, company cars, taxis, mobility and sharing services in an accelerated switch to alternative drives. Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets Infrastructure

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CALSTART report highlights importance of managed charging for fleets

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A new report from CALSTART, written in partnership with AMPLY Power—which is a member of CALSTART— highlights the importance of managed charging for fleets. It is also applicable to fleets of all sizes. Similarly to charging rates, it has exponentially greater effects as the number of EVs deployed within a fleet increases, but it is still applicable to small fleets in order to smooth operations, decrease costs, and gain insight into electrical refueling operations.

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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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Antelope Valley adds 16 more BYD electric buses to fleet

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Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) is growing its battery-electric fleet with the purchase of 10 K11M 60-foot articulated buses and six K7M 30-foot buses.

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Pace purchases 20 Proterra ZX5 electric buses and EV fleet charging infrastructure

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Proterra and Pace Suburban Bus has awarded Proterra a $26.5-million contract for 20 Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit buses, featuring more than 13 megawatt hours of battery storage energy, and two Proterra megawatt-scale fleet chargers.

SoCal Edison offering EV grant writing assistance to medium- and heavy-duty fleet owners

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The cost of electrifying commercial fleets can be a significant barrier. To help medium- and heavy-duty fleet owners through this, Southern California Edison (SCE) recently launched a Grant Assistance Program is free to commercial customers with EV fleets of 50 vehicles or fewer within SCE’s service territory. Experts with the program help fleet owners identify the right funding opportunity for their fleet and prepare and submit competitive grant applications.

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NI deploys vehicle fleet for ADAS research, improved workflow and data management

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NI and key partners have deployed a fleet of vehicles in Europe, the United States and China that will enable ADAS/Autonomous Driving engineering teams to address top challenges related to data volume, quality, access and utilization. Autonomous driving Fleets Market Background Testing

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REE begins trials of electric P7 modular platform for delivery fleets; Classes 3-5

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P7 modular platform for delivery fleets. Electric (Battery) Fleets Market BackgroundREE Automotive Ltd. is commencing trials of its all-new P7 platform designed for commercial delivery vehicles and walk-in vans.

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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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XL Fleet Introduces hybrid electric drive system upfit for Isuzu NPR-HD

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XL Fleet Corp. XL Fleet’s hybrid electric drive system on the Isuzu NPR-HD. The NPR-HD is the second Isuzu vehicle XL Fleet has electrified, after originally launching its hybrid system on the Isuzu Reach diesel walk-through van for a global package delivery customer in 2015.

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FTA to award $1.47B to modernize bus fleets and facilities

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billion in competitive grant funds from two programs to help modernize bus fleets and facilities across the country. Bus Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Market BackgroundThe US Federal Transit Administration will award approximately $1.47 The combined announcement is the first FTA competitive grant opportunity under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

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XL Fleet acquires WEES to accelerate fleet electrification and expand charging infrastructure offering

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XL Fleet Corp., a provider of fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has acquired World Energy Efficiency Services, LLC (WEES) for total cash and stock consideration of approximately $16 million. As our customers look to install and operationalize their electric fleets, they will need seamless electric charging infrastructure. —Dimitri Kazarinoff, CEO of XL Fleet.

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Electreon partners with Jacobs to grow US wireless EV charging infrastructure for fleets

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Israel-based Electreon, a provider of wireless and in-road wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology will collaborate with global technical professional services firm Jacobs on select wireless EV charging projects across the US for fleet operators including city and state authorities.

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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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