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CN purchases Wabtec’s battery-electric locomotive

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CN has purchased Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric freight locomotive ( earlier post ). CN’s Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad (B&LE) Company received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help with the purchase of the battery-electric locomotive.


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All public transportation buses purchased in Israel starting in 2026 are to be electric

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Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has set a target for purchasing zero-emissions city buses for public transportation operators in Israel— starting in 2026, all buses purchased will be electric.

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City of York awarded £8.4M to support purchase of 44 more electric buses

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million (US$11 million) by the UK’s Department for Transport to support the purchase of 44 fully electric buses. City of York (UK) Council has been awarded more than £8.4

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.

Roy Hill purchases Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive

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Roy Hill , the largest single iron ore mine in Australia, has purchased Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive, the world’s first 100% battery-electric, heavy-haul locomotive ( earlier post ) for the region and the mining industry. We are committed to transforming the next generation of transportation by adopting advanced technologies that improve energy efficiency, lower operating costs and improve our rail and mining network.

Transdev Canada purchasing 27 new electric Lion school buses

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Transdev Canada is investing close to CAD$4.5 million in its fleet of electric school buses with the Québec company Lion, thus becoming, with a total of 31 vehicles, the largest private operator of electric school buses in North America to date.

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Mullen Technologies receives letter of intent for purchase order of 1,500 MX-05 EVs

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an emerging EV manufacturer, has executed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Unlimited Electrical Contractors Corp (UEC) to enter definitive agreements for the purchase of up to 10,000 MX-05 electric vehicles. The initial purchase order is estimated at $75 million.

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Nacero awards 20-year wind power purchase agreement to NextEra for natural gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas

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Texas-based Nacero, a company seeking to produce low- and zero-lifecycle carbon footprint gasoline blendstock ( earlier post ) has awarded a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC a 20-year power purchase agreement to supply wind power to Nacero’s planned flagship manufacturing facility in Penwell, Texas.

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DHL purchases 33M liters of sustainable aviation fuel from Air France KLM Martinair Cargo

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DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has signed an agreement with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) for the purchase of 33 million liters of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The three-year cooperation represents one of the most significant SAF purchases in the Freight Forwarding industry yet. When purchasing a DHL service, they can select the sustainable option.

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Tesla enables in-car purchases and subscriptions


Tesla has started to enable in-car purchases and subscriptions in its latest software updates. more… The post Tesla enables in-car purchases and subscriptions appeared first on Electrek.

Union Pacific Railroad to purchase 20 battery-electric locomotives for testing in yard operations

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Union Pacific Railroad plans to purchase 20 battery-electric locomotives for testing in yard operations. The combined purchases and upgrades to yard infrastructure are expected to exceed $100 million, representing the largest investment in battery-electric technology by a US Class I railroad.

Malbork, Poland purchases six electric buses made by Solaris

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Representatives of the municipal operator MZK Malbork (Poland) and Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. signed a contract for the delivery of six electric buses. Newly commissioned Urbino 12 electric buses will start the electrification of the city’s public transport.

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Webinar – EV Purchase incentives and Free Charging

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EV Purchase Incentives, EVSE (charging equipment) Subsidies, Free Charging This past Tuesday, July 27th, the EV Club presented a webinar jointly sponsored with Sustainne, LLC, Sustainable Westport, and the Town of Westport on how to.

Bird unveils new consumer e-Bike for purchase: Bird Bike

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Bird, a leader in electric shared micromobility services, unveiled the Bird Bike, a new e-bike that you can own. A limited quantity of Bird Bikes are available to order now direct from Bird, and will be broadly available from leading US retailers this fall.

BYD electric motor coaches selected for California purchasing contract; available to governmental entities outside CA

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BYD announced that its participation in a California-wide purchasing contract will also allow US transit agencies to leverage California’s purchase power to buy US-built zero-emission BYD battery-electric motor coaches, made by union employees in Lancaster, California.

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Workhorse receives purchase order for 500 C-1000 electric delivery trucks from Pritchard Companies

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received a purchase order for 500 of its all-electric C-1000 delivery vehicles from Pritchard Companies. Workhorse Group Inc. Inventory financing will be provided by Hitachi Capital America as part of Workhorse’s previously announced strategic partnership with HCA.

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UPS to purchase 10 eVTOL aircraft from BETA, with option for up to 150

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Through its UPS Flight Forward subsidiary, UPS plans to purchase electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Beta Technologies ( BETA ) as part of its innovation-driven strategy to identify new ways to help small businesses with sustainable solutions.

Lightning eMotors signs two-year agreement to purchase 175 MWh of CATL batteries

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Lightning eMotors reached a two-year agreement to purchase 175 MWh of CATL batteries. The agreement with CATL distributor Coulomb Solutions, Inc. CSI) provides Lightning eMotors with additional optionality around form factor.

NetJets and FlightSafety International to partner with eVTOL company Lilium; right to purchase up to 150 Lilium Jets

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The arrangement would provide NetJets with the right to purchase up to 150 Lilium aircraft, introducing more options to NetJets owners to complement their existing flight patterns. NetJets Inc.,

Wallbox’s Pulsar Plus home EV chargers now available for purchase at NAPA Auto Parts

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Pulsar Plus is available for purchase in select retail locations as of mid-February 2022.

Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative: >140 cities and counties have committed to purchasing >2,100 EVs by 2020

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At the second-annual Climate Mayors Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii, 127 cities and 15 counties from across 38 states joined the Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative, and committed to purchasing more than 2,100 electric vehicles by the end of 2020.

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Tesla enables in-car upgrade purchases with new software update


Tesla has enabled drivers and owners to purchase upgrades for their vehicles in their cars with the rollout of Software Update 2021.40.6. Many Tesla owners with the Smartphone App installed on their phones have complained of being charged for upgrades they did not purchase.

DHL Express purchases 100 Fiat E-Ducato electric vans; 14,000 e-vehicles in delivery fleet across Europe by 2030

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DHL Express announced a partnership with Fiat Professional, purchasing the first 100 units of Fiat’s new E-Ducato, introduced to the public on Earth Day.

Rio Tinto purchases 4 Wabtec battery-electric locomotives for the Pilbara

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Rio Tinto will purchase four 7MWh FLXdrive battery-electric locomotives ( earlier post ) from Wabtec Corporation for use in the Pilbara region of Western Australia as part of the company’s strategy to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. Production of the units is due to commence in the United States in 2023 ahead of initial trials in the Pilbara in early 2024.

King County Metro to purchase up to 120 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE buses from New Flyer

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Upon execution of the purchase agreement with Metro, the order will be added to New Flyer’s backlog. The buses Metro will purchase both have a battery size of 466 kWh.

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Lion Electric receives purchase order for 39 electric buses from Groupe Autocar Jeannois

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The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty urban vehicles, received a purchase order from Groupe Autocar Jeannois for 35 zero-emission LionC school buses, to be delivered over the next five years. The purchase order also includes an option for Jeannois to purchase an additional five LionC buses.

New York City Department of Sanitation to purchase seven Mack LR Electric refuse trucks

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The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) plans to purchase seven Mack LR Electric refuse models, which will operate in each of the city’s boroughs.

Audi of America and Arcadia offer renewable energy subscription with e-tron or e-tron Sportback lease or purchase

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Audi of America is offering qualified customers who purchase or lease a 2021 Audi e-tron or e-tron Sportback a subscription to Arcadia at no additional charge for up to five years.

United Rentals agrees to purchase 500 F-150 Lightnings and 30 E-Transits from Ford Pro


United Rentals announced an agreement with Ford Pro to purchase hundreds of EVs to support its fleet sustainability goals for North America. The post United Rentals agrees to purchase 500 F-150 Lightnings and 30 E-Transits from Ford Pro appeared first on Electrek.

Lion Electric receives conditional purchase order for 1,000 electric school buses in Canada

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The Lion Electric Company has received a conditional purchase order for 1,000 all-electric LionC school buses from Student Transportation of Canada (STC), a subsidiary of Student Transportation of America (STA), a North-American leader in student transportation, safety and fleet management services, the controlling shareholder of which is Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).

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Hertz and Polestar partner to accelerate EV adoption; Hertz to purchase up to 65,000 EVs over five years

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Hertz and Polestar, the Swedish premium electric performance car maker, announced a new global partnership that includes purchasing up to 65,000 electric vehicles (EVs) over five years. Availability is expected to begin in Spring 2022 in Europe and late 2022 in North America and Australia. Hertz will initially order Polestar 2, an award-winning EV which established Polestar’s position as a premium EV manufacturer with its first volume model.

Lightning Systems electric shuttle buses now offered on CALACT purchasing contract

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Communities throughout California can now purchase all-electric shuttle buses and ADA-equipped vans from Lightning Systems on a new California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CALACT) cooperative purchasing contract. Lightning Electric Ford E-450 shuttles, such as these units with bodies from Diamond Coach, are available on the CALACT purchase contract. Nonprofits or government agencies can use the new agreement to purchase electric buses once they join CALACT.

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Foxconn Completes Ohio Plant Purchase, Endurance EV May Be Delayed


Foxconn and Lordstown Motors also announced a $100 million investment into a joint venture to co-design and develop commercial EVs

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Tesla mobile charger now available for purchase with vehicle orders


Recently, Tesla updated its order page, allowing customers to purchase chargers while ordering their custom vehicles. Tesla turns mobile charger into optional accessory for new vehicle purchases.

Workhorse receives purchase order from Pride Group Enterprises for 6,320 C-Series electric delivery vehicles

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Workhorse Group has received a purchase order for 6,320 C-Series all-electric delivery vehicles from Pride Group Enterprises, a company with businesses in transportation equipment retail, wholesale, rental, leasing and logistics.

Bakken Energy to purchase synfuels plant and convert to blue hydrogen production as part of $2B hydrogen hub project

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Energy infrastructure developer Bakken Energy (Bakken) has reached agreement with Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) on key terms and conditions to purchase the assets of the Dakota Gasification Company (Dakota Gas), a subsidiary of Basin Electric, and the owner of the Great Plains Synfuels Plant.

Anaheim, California, secures $2 million to purchase 5 Arrival buses


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EMT Madrid investing €177M in purchase of 520 CNG buses and 50 electric buses

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Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid (EMT), the largest public transport operator in Spain and the second largest in Europe, recently awarded the tender for the acquisition of 520 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023, as well for the purchase of 50 new electric buses.

Rising gas prices influence Tesla and electric car purchases: survey


There are numerous factors to consider when one is looking to purchase an electric car. As the results of a March 2021 survey shows, rising gas prices are also an apparent factor for consumers when they are deciding to purchase an electric vehicle. .

Heniff Transportation signs LOI with the intent to purchase up to 100 Nikola Tre BEV trucks

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Heniff Transportation Systems has reached an agreement initially to acquire 10 Nikola Tre BEV trucks from Thompson Truck Centers, a member of the Nikola Corporation sales and service dealer network. The agreement between Heniff Transportation and Thompson Truck Centers is a fleet-as-a-service model where Thompson will provide the sales, service, maintenance, and energy infrastructure required to operate the Nikola Tre BEV trucks. Deliveries are expected to commence first half of 2022.

Saia LTL Freight signs LOI to purchase or lease up to 100 Nikola Tre battery-electric trucks

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This collaboration includes a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase or lease 100 Nikola Tre heavy-duty battery electric vehicles (BEVs) following the satisfactory completion of a demonstration program. Nikola Corporation announced a collaboration with Saia LTL Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) company, to accelerate the implementation of heavy-duty electric transportation trucks.

Zero-carbon lithium producer Vulcan Energy purchases 3D seismic and drilling data from Rhein Petroleum

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Vulcan Energy Resources, which intends to produce a battery-quality lithium hydroxide chemical product from a combined geothermal energy and lithium resource ( earlier post ), will purchase 3D seismic and drilling data from Rhein Petroleum GmbH. Rhein Petroleum is an exploration and production oil and gas company with many years of experience in Germany. The 3D seismic data consists of two surveys totalling 315 km 2.