Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2019

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Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2019. (My million cars and light trucks sold in the United States in 2019 accounted for only 6.7% of all registered cars and light trucks in 2019.).

Average price of new light trucks in 2019 was 43% higher than average price of new cars

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Prices for new light trucks—pickups, vans, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs)— averaged 43% more than new cars in 2019. From 1990 to 1995, cars had a higher average price than light trucks. Light trucks include classes 1-3.

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Hermosa Beach Sees The Light

Creative Greenius

As if from the heavens above, The Word, appeared immaculately and impeccably on some of Hermosa Beach’s signature buildings last night. The forces of darkness who support this dirty, climate wrecking, grotesquery of ugliness of a project might want to buy some of those E&B Blackout Curtains offered by the oil company as their mitigation. You can read books in this building that will teach you why this project is unsafe, unhealthy and a bad deal for Hermosa and the South Bay.

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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2017

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Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2017. However, the starting year of this analysis is 1966 because (1) for 1923 through 1935, fuel-economy information is available only for the entire fleet of all vehicles, and (2) from 1936 through 1965, light trucks were included with other trucks in the relevant statistics.?. of all registered cars and light trucks in 2017.). by Michael Sivak.

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Audi of America expands Traffic Light Information to include Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA)

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Audi of America announced an expansion of Traffic Light Information to include Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA), another industry first in vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies from the brand. GLOSA can provide speed recommendations to Audi drivers of select 2017 and newer models that can assist drivers in catching the “green wave,” helping to reduce the number of stops at red lights.

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Volvo LIGHTS team helps facilitate authorization for public MDHD EV charging stations in California

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Volvo LIGHTS partners, led by CALSTART and joined by ChargePoint and other industry organizations, filed a motion in July that sought to clarify the CPUC’s position. The Volvo LIGHTS project was made possible by an award to South Coast AQMD of $44.8

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AAA Foundation study: red light running deaths hit 10-year high

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More than two people are killed every day on US roads by drivers running through red lights, according to data analysis performed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The most recent crash data available shows 939 people were killed in red light running crashes in 2017—a 10-year high and a 28% increase since 2012. Number of Deaths in Red Light Running Crashes as a Percentage of All Deaths in Crashes at Signalized Intersections, by Year, United States, 2008-2017.

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Audi networks with traffic lights in Düsseldorf; “Green wave”

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Audi is moving ahead with networked traffic lights in Düsseldorf. After Ingolstadt, the city on the Rhine is the second in Europe in which Audi is introducing its Traffic Light Information service. At the end of January, Audi drivers will see information from around 150 traffic lights in their cockpit, thus increasing their chance of catching a “green wave”. For example, if the function indicates the applicable speed limit, the next traffic light will be reached at green.

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Light-truck sales declined less during the current pandemic than car sales

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This note examines the sales of all new light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) in the United States in March, April, and May 2020—the first three months of the current pandemic—and compares them with the sales in February 2020. Light-truck sales were less affected during the pandemic than car sales, and especially so in April and May. For example, light-truck sales decreased by 46.0% by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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Greenius Scores Free LED Holiday Lights from SBESC

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Creative Greenius, Joe Galliani, with his free LED lights from the South Bay Environmental Services Center Holiday Light Exchange. For the third consecutive year I was able to take advantage of the Holiday Light Exchange offered by my great friends at the South Bay Environmental Services Center. It was the holiday Light Exchange in 2007 that first connected me with the SBESC and I’ve been a volunteer with them ever since.

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FCA, Waymo expand autonomous driving technology partnership; exclusive agreement for light commercial vehicles

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Waymo will now work exclusively with FCA as its preferred partner for the development and testing of class 1-3 light commercial vehicles for goods movement for commercial delivery customers, including Waymo Via.

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Groupe Renault and Plug Power to form JV for hydrogen-fuel-cell light commercial vehicle market in Europe

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have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to launch a 50-50 joint-venture based in France by the end of the first half of 2021, targeting more than 30% share of the fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicle (LCV) market in Europe. Groupe Renault and Plug Power Inc.

Integrating nanomaterial with light-absorbing molecule powers hydrogen production from water and sunlight

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed a hybrid material constructed from a metal oxide nanosheet and a light-absorbing molecule for splitting water molecules (H 2 O) to obtain hydrogen (H 2 ) under sunlight. While metal oxides that are photocatalytically active for overall water splitting into H 2 andO 2 O2 have wide band gaps, dye-sensitized oxides can utilize visible light, the main component of sunlight.

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Groupe Renault changes China strategy: light commercial vehicles and electric passenger cars

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Groupe Renault is setting a new strategy for China, based on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). Groupe Renault is leading the LCV market in Europe in terms of sales volumes for light commercial vehicles, as well as sales of electric light commercial vehicles. With 860,000 electric vehicles sold in China in 2019, China is by far the largest EV market in the world. EV sales are expected to reach 25% of the Chinese market by 2030.

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Volvo Cars brings Hazard Light Alert and Slippery Road Alert to the US

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Volvo Cars is partnering with Waycare Technologies to enable data from Volvo’s Hazard Light Alert and Slippery Road Alert to be shared anonymously with transportation municipalities and the popular Waze navigation app. First introduced in 2016 on 90 Series cars in Sweden and Norway, Hazard Light Alert and Slippery Road Alert now come as standard equipment on all model year 2021 Volvo cars sold in the US.

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Differential effects of the current pandemic on the sales of light-duty vehicles and heavy trucks

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Light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) are being purchased primarily by individuals, while heavy trucks by companies. I have shown recently that during this pandemic light-truck sales declined less than car sales.). Given the above rationale, the present analysis examines the sales of light-duty vehicles and heavy trucks in March through June of 2020—the first four months of the current pandemic—by comparing them with the corresponding sales in February 2020.

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UC Berkeley team develops 3D printing with light: Computed Axial Lithography

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In brief, it uses light to transform gooey liquids into complex solid objects in only a matter of minutes. We demonstrated concurrent printing of all points within a three-dimensional object by illuminating a rotating volume of photosensitive material with a dynamically evolving light pattern. Most 3D printers, including other light-based techniques, build up 3D objects layer by layer. Light activates the photosensitive compound which depletes the oxygen.

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Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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The Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) Innovation Showcase, held at Volvo Trucks’ TEC Equipment dealership’s Fontana location, revealed the progress that has been achieved since the announcement of the Volvo LIGHTS project in late 2018. The Volvo LIGHTS project’s transformative impact on fleet operations is designed to be scalable and replicable to reduce emissions throughout the freight eco-system.

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Greenlots and Volvo Trucks partner on first installation of chargers for Volvo LIGHTS electrified trucking project

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The multi-year Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project ( earlier post ), which aims to transform the way we transport goods, puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the economy and improve public health and the environment, particularly in disadvantaged communities. We’re excited to be part of the development of a battery-electric transport eco-system along with our Volvo LIGHTS project partners.

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Tokyo Tech team demonstrates visible-light photoelectrochemical water-splitting with cobalt-enhanced TiO2

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have demonstrated the first visible-light photoelectrochemical system for water splitting using TiO 2 enhanced with cobalt. Photoelectrochemical water splitting, the process by which light energy is used to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen , is a promising approach to obtain pure hydrogen for use as an alternative clean fuel. high-energy light.

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Light-powered nano-bio hybrid organisms consume CO2, create plastics and fuels

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By using light-activated quantum dots to fire particular enzymes within microbial cells, the researchers were able to create “living factories” that eat CO 2 and convert it into products such as biodegradable plastic, gasoline, ammonia and biodiesel. When illuminated by light, these QDs drive the renewable production of different biofuels and chemicals using carbon-dioxide (CO 2 ), water, and nitrogen (from air) as substrates.

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NREL, INL team assesses levelized cost of light-duty EV charging in US in 2019

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A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Idaho National Laboratory has produced a detailed assessment of the current levelized cost of light-duty electric-vehicle charging (LCOC) in the United States, considering when, where, and how EVs are charged. The researchers found that under the baseline scenario, the current national average LCOC in the United States is $0.15/kWh for light-duty BEVs and $0.14/kWh for light-duty PHEVs.

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ABB to supply high-voltage chargers for Volvo LIGHTS project in SoCal; up to 920VDC

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ABB will supply high voltage-capable chargers for the Volvo LIGHTS project. The Volvo LIGHTS project is a partnership among the Volvo Group, Volvo Trucks, and Greenlots along with several more industry leaders and stakeholders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure. Earlier post.) ABB’s charging systems can charge any electric vehicle (EV) battery at up to 920 VDC, enabling faster charge times and greater commercial fleet utilization for this project.

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California DMV proposes regulations for autonomous light-duty delivery vehicles

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released proposed regulations that establish a path for companies to test or to deploy light-duty autonomous motor trucks (delivery vehicles) on the state’s public roads. The release of these regulations marks the start of a 45-day public comment period, which ends 27 May 2019.

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Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

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The more time I spend with Lillian Light the more I admire, respect and flat out like her. I want to be as vital and meaningful as Lillian Light is when I grow up. Our relationship started about a month ago when we spent an evening together carpooling to a UCLA workshop on communication climate change that we both participated in. I wrote about our experience at the time in Greenius On The Green Scene The South Bay Report. I dug Lillian right away.

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Study estimates fuel economy improvements to US light-duty vehicles from 1975–2018 saved 2T gallons of fuel, 17B tons of CO2

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Estimated attribution of fuel savings due to fuel economy improvements to light-duty vehicles since 1975. Since 1975, the test-cycle fuel economy of light-duty vehicles (passenger cars and light trucks) sold in the U.S. Also since 1975, light-duty vehicle travel increased by 134% while fuel use increased by only 37%. light-duty vehicles over the past 15 years.

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Hyundai Mipo Dockyard receives green light from Lloyd’s Register for ammonia-fueled ships

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a unit of Korea Shipbuilding, has been given the green light for its ammonia-propelled ships from Lloyd’s Register. Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Hyundai Mipo Dockyard intends to commercialize the ammonia-propelled ships by 2025 in cooperation with global engine maker MAN Energy Solutions and Lloyd’s Register. Ammonia has been attracting attention in the shipbuilding industry as an eco-friendly fuel for ships that does not emit carbon dioxide when it is burned.

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ANL estimates US energy savings due to light-duty PEV use at 44.8T Btu in 2019, up 47% from 2018

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In a recent report assessing multiple properties of plug-ion electric vehicles (PEVs) solid in the US, a team from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) estimates that the energy savings in the United States due to light-duty PEVs in 2019 was 44.8

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CAR: US light-duty vehicle sales to dip in 2019

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The Center for Automotive Research’s (CAR’s) updated automotive sales outlook forecasts US light-duty vehicle sales at 16.8 US Light Vehicle Sales, 2015-2018, and CAR’s Forecast, 2019-2025. million units for 2019. CAR’s forecast includes a continuation of sales declines in 2020 and 2021 down to 16.5 million units in 2021. CAR projects sales to rebound to 16.8 million units by 2022 and continue an upward trend through 2025.

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ICCT makes recommendations for post-Euro 6 light duty vehicle emissions standards

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The paper highlights issues and limitations of the current standards; compares them to current and future regulations in other parts of the world; and makes policy recommendations for light-duty post-Euro 6 standards. — Recommendations For Post-Euro 6 Standards For Light-Duty Vehicles In The EU. The European Commission has begun work aimed at post-Euro 6 emission standards for on-road vehicles.

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DOE: in 2018, 27% of new light-duty vehicles in US had fuel economies > 30 mpg

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In 2018, 27% of new light-duty vehicles sold in the US had fuel economies of more than 30 miles per gallon (783 l/100 km), according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). By contrast, none of the light-duty vehicles produced in 1975 had fuel economy greater than 30 miles per gallon (mpg). Engine and vehicle technologies have been developed to improve the fuel economies of cars and light trucks, so the share of vehicles with 30 mpg or more has been increasing since 2013.

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Average fuel economy for MY 2019 light-duty vehicles was 95% better than MY 1975

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The average production-weighted fuel economy for all new light-duty vehicles in model year (MY) 2019 was 95% better than in MY 1975, while average horsepower was 78% higher and weight was 1% higher, according to the 2019 EPA Automotive Trends Report.

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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 expanding its scope of mobility within the high promising segment of light cargo electric vehicles and micro e-mobility solution.

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Non-hybrid stop/start systems installed on 35.7% of US light-duty trucks produced in MY2018

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In 2012, less than one percent of all cars and light-duty trucks were produced with a non-hybrid stop/start system. After 2015, the greatest share of start/stop systems was installed on light-duty trucks, rising to 35.7% of all light-duty trucks produced in model year (MY) 2018. Non-hybrid stop/start technology penetration for model years 2012 to 2018 for cars and and light-duty trucks.

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Tesla starts Hardware 3 rollout: Enhanced Summon, red-light warnings

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Like Teslas rolling through parking lots on their own, the self-driving future is inching closer. This week, Tesla owners began to experience new features of the company's long-promised next update to its self-driving system, including Enhanced Summon, which is one of the first features of Tesla's planned Full Self-Driving capability to be. youtube self-driving cars Tesla Supercharger Tesla Autopilot

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US light-duty diesel sales climb in 2018 to 500,000 units; 3% of sales

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Sales of diesel light-duty vehicles (Class 1-3) in the US in 2018 reached their highest annual level, coming in at more than 500,000 units—just over 3% of total vehicle sales—according to figures by Baum & Associates provided by the Diesel Technology Forum. The light-duty diesel segment is led by three models: the Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit, and Ford F-150. Sales of these light-duty diesels represent approximately 0.8%

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Bidirectional Charging Management (BCM) research project gets green light; tying in renewables

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The newly launched Bidirectional Charging Management (BCM) research project is bringing together companies and institutions from the automotive, energy and scientific sectors to develop technology to interlink vehicles, charging infrastructure and power grids in a way that facilitates the widest possible use of renewable energy and at the same time increases power supply reliability.

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ORNL researchers use stop-light cameras to reduce fuel consumption of less-efficient vehicles via traffic management

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Approximately 6 billion gallons of fuel are wasted in the US each year as vehicles wait at stop lights or sit in dense traffic with engines idling, according to US Department of Energy estimates. GRIDSMART’s camera systems are installed in 1,200 cities globally, replacing traditional ground sensors with overhead fisheye cameras that provide horizon-to-horizon vision tracking for optimal traffic-light actuation.

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2020 Jeep Wrangler diesel drive review: On its way to treading lightly, but not quite there

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The expected arrival later this year of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid will mark the first time that an iconic “tough truck” off-road SUVs gets a charge port. In efficiency, it won’t be a tough crowd to one-up.

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Future Fuel Strategies: 40+ countries developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards

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Fuels market analyst Tammy Klein notes that more than 40 countries are developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards. Today, Klein says, Brazil, Canada, China, the EU, India, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and the US have established fuel economy or GHG emission standards for light-duty vehicles (LDVs).

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EPA OIG to evaluate EPA’s actions on final light-duty fuel efficiency rule

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The Office of Inspector General of the US Environmental Protection Agency plans to begin an evaluation of the EPA’s actions on the final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule Part 2. Earlier post.). The SAFE rule reduces the increase in stringency of CAFE and CO 2 emissions to about 1.5% each year through model year 2026, as compared with the standards issued under the Obama administration in 2012, which would have required about 5% annual increases.

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DOE: all-electric vehicles have the lowest estimated average annual fuel cost of all light-duty vehicles

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The estimated annual fuel costs for model year (MY) 2019 all-electric light-duty vehicles are the lowest of all the different vehicle technologies, ranging from a low of $500 to a high of $900 per year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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StreetScooter showcases all-new versions of successful WORK and WORK L electric light commercial vehicles

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StreetScooter has presented the next generation of its successful all-electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs): the WORK and WORK L. StreetScooter is a well-known early bird in the electric light commercial vehicle sector. The new version of the WORK L will also serve as the basis for electric light commercial vehicles for the Chinese market. StreetScooter’s new electric light commercial vehicle will also be pilot-tested at DHL Express in the USA.

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