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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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more… The post Anaheim, California, secures $2 million to purchase 5 Arrival buses appeared first on Electrek.

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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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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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.

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.

Wabtec unveils its battery-electric train following the first official purchase

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more… The post Wabtec unveils its battery-electric train following the first official purchase appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla diagnostic software now available for purchase in the US

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The post Tesla diagnostic software now available for purchase in the US appeared first on TESLARATI. Tesla quietly debuted a set of service subscriptions that could help owners work on their own vehicles.

How to Save Money on an EV

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Blog CHEAPR Electric Vehicles Policy EV charging station purchase incentives EV Club CT EV purchase incentives lower electric rates for EVs

Rising gas prices influence Tesla and electric car purchases: survey

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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. .

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.

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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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.

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.

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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Moscow Stops Diesel Bus Purchases, Goes Electric

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Only electric buses will be ordered, aside from some rare exceptions

Cruise receives $5 billion credit line from GM to purchase Origin EVs

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In a Tweet earlier today, autonomous rideshare company Cruise, announced it has secured a multi-year credit line of $5 billion from GM financial, to help purchase thousands of Origin vehicles.

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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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.

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 owner claims $10k Full Self-Driving purchase was made by infant who had her phone

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A Tesla owner is claiming that her 10-month-old infant purchased the company’s Full Self-Driving suite on accident, and she didn’t realize until she checked her monthly bank statement. The purchase is non-refundable after 48 hours, which has already elapsed.

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.).

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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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).

Elon Musk’s Boring Company linked to 73-acre purchase in East Texas

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company has been linked to a 73-acre land purchase in Bastrop County, Texas. According to Bastrop County property records , Gapped Bass LLC purchased 73 acres of land in May.

Tesla Model 3 SR Plus sold out in UK for Q2 despite zero EV purchase incentives

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Research by Select Car Leasing shows that the UK has one of the lowest EV purchase grants in Europe, ranking number 14 in the study. Estonia has the highest EV purchase grant in Europe with £15,500 ($21,622.36).

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.

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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New York City Department of Sanitation to Purchase 7 Mack® LR Electric Models

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Volvo Group’s subsidiary Mack Trucks announced today that 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.

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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