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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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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ExxonMobil increases purchases of renewable diesel from Global Clean Energy Holdings to up to 5M barrels per year

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ExxonMobil and Global Clean Energy have expanded their five-year agreement to increase ExxonMobil’s purchase of renewable diesel to up to 5 million barrels per year. The original agreement signed in August 2020 committed ExxonMobil to purchase 2.5 ExxonMobil will be the exclusive buyer of renewable diesel from Global Clean Energy’s biorefinery in Bakersfield, California, which is on schedule to begin production in early 2022. Earlier post.).

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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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.

Maryland school board approves purchase of 326 electric school buses; Thomas Built e-buses powered by Proterra

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Highland will purchase buses manufactured in North Carolina by Thomas Built Buses, which will be supplied and serviced by American Bus.

Proposed 30% US tax credit for e-bike purchases gains support in Congress

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more… The post Proposed 30% US tax credit for e-bike purchases gains support in Congress appeared first on Electrek.

J.D. Power: Majority of EV owners are intent on purchasing another one in the future

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Among the early adopters who own an EV, 82% say they “definitely will” consider purchasing another in the future, according to the inaugural J.D. However, satisfaction with the current ownership experience is a key influencer for whether owners will purchase the same brand of EV again. The study finds that 95% of EV owners whose overall ownership satisfaction exceeds 900 points say they will purchase another EV.

New Program Rules Adopted by CHEAPR Board

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Blog CHEAPR Electric Vehicles EV Coalition EV Club of CT EV purchase incentive revisions for 2021 income-limited EV purchase incentives.

Rivian purchases more land for factory expansion ahead of R1T deliveries

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The EV automaker also purchased acres of land with further expansion in mind for the future. According to Town Council records , Rivian recently purchased 380 acres of unannexed farmland across Rivian Motorway.

SOFC company FCET signs MoU regarding purchase of fuel cells for locomotives

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FCET ), a start-up energy technology company that has developed a novel, low-cost solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system, announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NextGenPropulsion, LLC (NGP) indicating NGP’s intent to purchase FCET fuel cells for NGP light-rail trains and freight locomotives. Fuel Cell Enabling Technologies, Inc.

Report: Tesla Purchased Patent Applications From Battery Startup

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Documents point to Tesla acquiring three patent applications from Canada’s Springpower International for just $3.00.

What types of electric vehicles were purchased in the U.S. in 2020?

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This brief post presents the results of an analysis concerning the types of electric light-duty vehicles sold in the United States in 2020. The raw monthly sales data came from Wards Auto via Argonne National Laboratory. The analysis examined three mutually exclusive types of electric vehicles: hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

KLM purchases Neste SAF for flights out of Schiphol

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KLM has purchased sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This purchase marks the first time the fuel will be supplied using the existing infrastructure at Schiphol. Owing largely to the companies taking part in the KLM Corporate BioFuel Program, we have been able to make this purchase, giving a further impulse to the consistent production of SAF.

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UMD collaborative study finds that fuel efficiency of one car in household may be cancelled out by next car purchase

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While this sounds like an all-too-logical conclusion, the study reports a 57% reduction in the benefits of driving the fuel efficient car for carbon emissions purely based on the purchase of the second vehicle. What we really wanted to do is see how households are making decisions when they purchase and own more than one vehicle.

Tesla Model Y joins a new Police Force, and incentives made it an affordable purchase

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In January, the Hastings on Hudson, New York Police Department welcomed a Model Y police cruiser into their fleet, only to receive several points of criticism from the purchase.

Clemson, SC purchases 10 Proterra electric buses

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Clemson Area Transit (CATbus) has purchased ten 40' Proterra Catalyst E2 buses and related charging infrastructure. CATbus purchased the Proterra Catalyst E2 buses in part with $3.9 The ten-bus purchase complements the six Proterra buses already servicing the City of Seneca, S.C. The CATbus transit vehicles will be manufactured in Proterra’s East Coast Manufacturing Facility, located in nearby Greenville, S.C. . Serving 1.9

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California ARB releases proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation; 100% ZEB purchasing by 2029

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ZEB purchase requirements. A large transit agency would phase in ZEB purchasing starting in 2023 at 25% of annual new buses purchased. Purchase requirements otherwise effective in calendar year 2023 would be waived if California transit agencies collectively purchase 1,000 or more ZEBs by 31 December 2020. Starting 1 January 2020, transit agencies would be required to purchase low NOx engines if available for the bus and fuel type being purchased.

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NY governor announces $3M for municipalities to purchase zero-emissions vehicles and infrastructure

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Cuomo announced the availability of $3 million in state funds to help municipalities purchase zero-emission vehicles and install related infrastructure. Rebates are available to municipalities that purchase (or lease for a minimum of 36 months) an eligible, clean vehicle placed into municipal service at a dealership in New York State on or after July 1, 2019. NY Governor Andrew M.

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Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Seeking to slash CO 2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. Starting in fall of 2020, Honda will purchase 530,000 MWh/year from 120 MW of wind power generated by the Boiling Springs Wind Farm in Oklahoma, a 150 MW development of the energy company E.ON.

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Analysis finds annual running cost of EVs less than ICE; but with purchase price factored in, it flips

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However, these annual costs don’t take into account the purchase cost of the vehicle itself and are purely the ‘running’ costs annually. When the purchase cost of each type of vehicle is factored in, average gasoline vehicles are $1,454 per year cheaper to run. EVs cost an average of $9,406 per year (including the purchase price) to run compared to $7,952 annually for gas vehicles (including the purchase price).

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Transit and transportation agencies form national Automated Bus Consortium; initial purchase of 75-100 automated buses

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Created by AECOM, a fully integrated infrastructure firm, the Consortium intends to accelerate the deployment of automated transit technologies and will combine the purchasing power and collaborative decision-making of these founding transit agencies nationwide. The Consortium will make an expected initial purchase of 75 to 100 full-sized, automated buses.

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NEXT Renewable Fuels and Shell Trading (US) enter renewable diesel purchase and sale agreement

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NEXT) and Shell Trading (US) Company (Shell) have entered a long-term purchase and sale agreement for the purchase of renewable diesel from NEXT’s planned Port Westward, Oregon facility. NEXT Renewable Fuels , Inc. In November 2018, NEXT announced its selection of Honeywell UOP’s Ecofining technology to convert renewable feedstocks into renewable diesels and related co?products. products.

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Workhorse Group secures $35M in financing from Marathon Asset Management; $1.3M battery purchase by Duke Energy

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The proceeds will be used for current working capital, parts acquisitions to fulfill existing and future customer purchase orders and contracts as well as to satisfy full repayment of the senior secured notes incurred in July 2018. The remaining $25 million will function as a revolving credit facility from which Workhorse may draw down as necessary to meet existing and future purchase orders. Workhorse Group Inc.,

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Valley Regional Transit in Idaho to purchase 8 Proterra Catalyst electric buses and charging systems; leasing batteries

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Valley Regional Transit (VRT) in Idaho has agreed to purchase eight Proterra Catalyst 35-foot E2 electric buses and eight Proterra 125 kW plug-in charging systems. With the purchase of eight buses and charging systems, VRT will transition about one-fourth of its fleet to battery-electric buses. VRT is Proterra’s first customer in Idaho and the first transit agency in Idaho to bring electric buses to its community.

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

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Each year, NTEA conducts a comprehensive Fleet Purchasing Outlook Survey to better understand the commercial vehicle landscape, including interest levels for advanced truck technologies and alternative fuels. Insights from NTEA’s Fleet Purchasing Outlook , provided by fleet professionals across the United States and Canada, give the entire work truck industry perspective on anticipated purchasing intent and areas of greatest interest to fleet managers.

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Canadian non-profit offers purchase incentive for used EVs

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Ontario-based Plug'n Drive announced last week that it will offer a rebate of 1,099 Canadian dollars (US$747) on the purchase of a. Perhaps the quickest way to get more buyers into electric cars would be to make them cheaper. And now a Canadian non-profit aims to do that, by applying an incentive to the most affordable cars—used cars. Incentives and Rebates

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Gevo enters into purchase and sale agreement for ATJ fuel with Air TOTAL International

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Air TOTAL International SA and Gevo have entered into a purchase and sale agreement for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)—specifically, Alcohol-to-Jet, ATJ—for use and distribution in France and other parts of Europe. The three-year offtake agreement may be extended for an additional four years with the consent of both parties.

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University Of Georgia purchases 20 Proterra 40' Catalyst E2 buses with DuoPower drivetrain

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The University of Georgia has placed an order for twenty Proterra 40? Catalyst E2 buses with DuoPower drivetrain technology and fourteen 125 kW Proterra PCS chargers. With the deployment of 20 Catalyst buses, the University of Georgia will have one of the largest fleets of electric buses in the US, and will displace more than 2,500,000 gallons of diesel over the vehicles’ 12-year lifespan and eliminate more than 4,500,000 pounds of carbon emissions annually.

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Will Tesla's purchase of battery maker lead to proprietary cells?

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Some time over the summer, Tesla discretely purchased Ontario-based Hibar Systems Ltd., Tesla's quiet acquisition of a Canadian battery manufacturer may be the first significant indicator yet that the Silicon Valley EV builder plans to develop its own future battery tech. Electric Autonomy Canada reported on Friday. The acquisition only came to

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Big Blue Bus receives nearly $900K to purchase 58 new Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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Big Blue Bus will use the grant approved by the MSRC partially to fund the purchase of 58 new Cummins-Westport 8.9L million from the Federal Transit Administration, to purchase nine new CNG buses. In California, Big Blue Bus (BBB) will receive $870,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee’s (MSRC) Near Zero Engine Incentive Program. ISL G Near-Zero (NZ) 0.02 NO x engines.

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UPS makes largest purchase of renewable natural gas yet in the US: 170M gallon equivalents over 7 years

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to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. RNG is a key part of UPS’ strategy to increase alternative fuel consumption to be 40% of total ground fuel purchases by 2025, supporting the logistics leader’s efforts to reduce the absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its ground fleet 12% by 2025. UPS announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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January 2021 CHEAPR Data Released

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CHEAPR Rebates Continue at Low Rate January has generally been a slow month in our tracking of EV purchase incentives, and it continues in the same vein with 68 rebates, per the latest data release. Blog CHEAPR Data CHEAPR Jan 2021 EV Club CT EV purchase incentives

BYD delivering 6 electric buses to Martha’s Vineyard; 4 more to be purchased

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The VTA announced it will purchase an additional four BYD buses. VTA was able to purchase the electric buses through several Federal and State grants received last year. BYD recently delivered five electric buses to the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts; a sixth is scheduled to be delivered by the end of the July. VTA had placed the order for the buses in August 2017.

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Blue Marble Biomaterials completes site purchase for large commercial biorefinery

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Blue Marble Biomaterials, a specialty biochemical manufacturer ( earlier post ), has closed on the purchase of the former GTC Oats Inc. The purchase includes 3.81 Blue Marble Biomaterials expects to see significant growth in the coming months, as the site purchase comes just as Blue Marble begins closing a $15-million debt financing deal through the USCIS EB-5 Program.

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