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. 808 of AstraZeneca’s vehicles are already electric, and as a next step the company will focus on the roll-out in Europe. By the end of 2019, AstraZeneca will operate: 120 EVs in the UK (23% of UK fleet). Electric (Battery) Fleets

2019 68

Lightning Systems introduces range of AC and DC fast charge charging stations for fleet electric vehicles

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With more fleet operators making the switch to electric trucks and buses, planning and installing charging systems has brought a whole new set of challenges for our customers. We know first-hand that fleets need timely and specific help with charging solutions for their commercial vehicles.

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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 kWh/100 km; CO 2 -emissions combined: 0 g/km) vehicles. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2019 113

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. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Latin America

2019 159

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.

2019 73

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

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. The electric bus fleet is anticipated to reduce ozone emissions by 1.1

2019 137

Quiet launch: Daimler builds first electric heavy-duty semis for fleet test

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The initial two Freightliner eCascadia semis were built this week for its Electric Innovation Fleet—funded. Commercial vehicle youtube trucking Tesla Semi

2019 114

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

2019 125

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

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 national companies have joined the global electric vehicles initiative EV100 which aims to make electric transport the new normal by 2030. Together, the four companies will switch 22,000 fossil-fuel vehicles to electric. Post CH Ltd (a subsidiary of Swiss Post) will switch more than 10,000 vehicles to electric under EV100. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2019 94

Electrify America and Stable collaborate to deploy robotic fast-charging facility for self-driving electric vehicle fleets

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As part of this agreement, Electrify America will evaluate the hardware, network, operations and billing of its charging systems to best suit autonomous charging fleets.

2019 83

10,000 StreetScooter electric delivery vehicles now in service

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The DHL Group’s e-fleet has now traveled more than 100 million kilometers, saving 36,000 tons of CO 2 each year in the process. The StreetScooter fleet is complemented by 12,000 e-bikes and e-trikes. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2019 117

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

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.

2017 78

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.

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. The company is expanding to serve mixed fleet applications by providing telematics and optimization services to non-EV buses and trucks.

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

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.

2018 96

50,000 Fleet Vehicles Ordered

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We even have a handful of demonstration vehicles to prove it. So for someone who commutes 15 miles each way to work and rarely takes long drives, a plug-in hybrid usually functions as an electric vehicle and relies on gas only on rare occasions. "If

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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). One hundred seventy FCEVs will be operated as taxi or private-hire vehicles, and the remaining 10 will be used by the police.). Europe Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen

2018 69

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. The vehicle’s electric powertrain contains six high voltage lithium-ion battery packs with 420 V and 13.8 Electric (Battery) Fleets

2017 109

FedEx acquiring 1,000 Chanje electric delivery vehicles

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will add 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles to its fleet. FedEx is purchasing 100 of the vehicles from Chanje Energy Inc and leasing 900 from Ryder System, Inc. The vehicles are manufactured by FDG in Hangzhou, China, and purchased through Chanje Energy Inc.,

2018 121

Lightning Systems all-electric medium-duty vehicles selected for State of California contract

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State agencies and city and county governments throughout California can order Class 3 to 6 shuttle buses, cargo vans, box trucks, cab-over vehicles, and stripped chassis models under the program. Lightning Systems estimates that 140 to 160 vehicles will be ordered under the contract.

2019 117

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. These vehicles will be used by ENGIE Cofely technicians to ensure multi-technical operations and maintenance work for commercial buildings in the Île-de-France.

2018 109

Avis Builds Largest Electric-Vehicle Lease Fleet In Europe With Latest Nissan Order

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Denmark is about to gain the largest fleet of electric cars available for lease in Europe, thanks to a deal between Nissan and Avis. That will supplement an existing contingent of Leaf electric cars, and bring the total number of electric vehicles. Denmark fleet sales plug-in cars Avis Nissan e-NV200The rental company will purchase 401 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, and 60 Nissan Leaf electric cars.

2015 85

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

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.

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. Mason is taking delivery of four electric vehicles from Ryder this. The company’s fleet expansion is a continuation of W.B. Mason vehicle.

2018 85

Volkswagen and Schwarz Group supermarkets partner; electric WeShare fleet in Berlin to recharge at 140 new charging points

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The food retailers are to install 140 public charging stations for the electric vehicles of their customers at 60 Lidl and 10 Kaufland branches in the German capital. Together with Lidl and Kaufland, we are improving charging possibilities for customers and especially for our WeShare fleet.

2019 122

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

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In the UK, CNG Fuels launched its renewable biomethane fuel, the most cost-effective and lowest-carbon alternative to diesel for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). It therefore offers fleet operators the chance to significantly reduce running costs and emissions.

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Groupe Renault launching large-scale V2G trials with fleet of 15 Zoe EVs

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Groupe Renault is beginning the first large-scale pilot schemes in alternating-current, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging in electric vehicles. Vehicle-to-grid charging is a key pillar of the smart electric ecosystems that Groupe Renault has set up.

2019 118

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

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.

Lightning Systems using predictive analytics to calculate vehicle fleet fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions

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Engineers from Colorado-based Lightning Systems are using artificial neural networks to predict accurately the fuel economy and tailpipe emissions of fleet vehicles. A global developer of efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets, Lightning Systems ( earlier post ) is deploying this form of artificial intelligence to make vehicle-fleet management predictions with high accuracy.

2018 81

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

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

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The latest edition of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual Automotive Trends Report finds that Model Year (MY) 2017 vehicle fuel economy was 24.9 Only three large manufacturers complied based on the technology levels of their vehicles alone: Honda, Subaru and BMW.

2019 116

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

New York City To Deploy Vast Electric-Vehicle Fleet By 2025

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By 2025, New York City could deploy a vast fleet of electric cars, under a new plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio. It calls for replacing large numbers of municipal vehicles with electric cars, potentially giving New York the largest electric municipal fleet in the country. New York plug-in cars transportation policy fleet

StreetScooter to form JV with Chery for electric light utility vehicles

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StreetScooter GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post and market leader for electric light commercial vehicles (eLCV), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chinese automobile manufacturer Chery Holding Group (Chery) establishing a joint venture between the two companies. Chery is one of China’s leading automobile manufacturers, with a 20% market share in electric commercial vehicles sector. The Chinese market for light commercial vehicles is expected to reach 2.3

2019 81

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

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The hybrid systems were partially funded by Drive Clean Chicago, a program that aims to accelerate the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure in Chicago. UPS anticipates an ROI of one to two years on these vehicles. Fleets Hybrids Hydraulic Hybrid

2016 109

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

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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