Anheuser-Busch completes first zero-emission beer delivery; BYD and Nikola

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Anheuser-Busch, in partnership with Nikola Motor Company and BYD Motors LLC, completed its first Zero-Emission Beer Delivery in its hometown of St. Louis. Lohr Distributors then delivered the beer to the Enterprise Center, home of the St. Louis Blues, on a BYD electric truck. To further highlight the power of partnership, Anheuser-Busch is hosting more than 100 strategic suppliers and partners in St.

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Anheuser-Busch transitioning 30% of dedicated fleet to renewable natural gas

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In 2014 and 2015, Anheuser-Busch converted 160 diesel-fueled trucks in Houston and St. Louis to fleets powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines.

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Driving a Chevy Bolt EV electric car halfway across the U.S.: what it takes

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That's exactly what Bill Massmann, a professional land surveyor in St. Louis, Missouri, did to become the proud owner of a new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. How badly do you want a new, affordable, long-range electric car? Badly enough to drive it more than 800 miles without a unified fast-charging infrastructure? DON'T MISS: Chevy Bolt EV. road trips Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Monthly changes in key transportation indexes

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Sources of the underlying data: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (sales of cars and light trucks). Developed and updated by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Last updated on September 23, 2020. The changes are in percent relative to the corresponding month in 2019.

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Berkeley study finds clean vehicle rebates have predominantly benefited wealthy, white Californians

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Researchers Dana Rubin and Evelyne St-Louis, two recent graduates of the University of California, Berkeley’s master’s program in city and regional planning, analyzed 98,901 rebates issued to Californians buying or leasing low-emission vehicles from the inception of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project in 2010 through March 2015. —Rubin and St-Louis (2016). —Evelyne St-Louis. —Rubin and St-Louis (2016).

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

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The raw data were annualized, seasonally adjusted sale values, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. 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.

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

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The raw data for the calculations—annualized, seasonally adjusted vehicle sales—came from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) are being purchased primarily by individuals, while heavy trucks by companies.

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AT&T deploys 8,000th CNG vehicle; one of the largest corporate CNG fleets in US

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The 8,000 th CNG vehicle—a 2014 Chevy Express van manufactured in Wentzville, Missouri—was delivered to a work center in St. Louis, Missouri, and will be used to provide entertainment and communications services in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

WUSTL team develops high-power direct borohydride fuel cells; double the voltage of conventional H2 fuel cells

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Engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) have developed high-power direct borohydride fuel cells (DBFC) that operate at double the voltage of conventional PEM hydrogen fuel cells. Their research was published in an open-access paper in the journal Cell Reports Physical Science. The development of high-power fuel cells could advance the electrification of the transportation sector, including marine and air transport.

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DARPA awards WUSTL researcher $860,000 to engineer E. coli to produce gasoline-range molecules

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The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) of the US Department of Defense has awarded Dr. Fuzhong Zhang, assistant professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) a Young Faculty Award worth $860,000 to engineer the bacterium Escherichia coli to produce gasoline-range molecules. Zhang is the first faculty member at Washington University in St. Before taking his faculty position at Washington University in St.

NSF awards UIC $1.44M to discover new 2D materials for better batteries

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During the four year grant cycle, Salehi-Khojin and Klie will be assisted by researchers at Washington University of St. Louis and Argonne National Laboratory, as well as doctoral and undergraduate minority students through UIC’s Minority Engineering Recruitment and Retention Program (MERRP) and select high school students.

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UPS enters into RNG supply agreements with Kinetrex and TruStar; up to 80M gallon equivalents

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The RNG will be used to fuel UPS’s LNG-powered trucks in Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Toledo. UPS has entered into multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements with Kinetrex Energy and TruStar Energy. Together, these two contracts will supply UPS with up to 80 million gallon equivalents (GEs) of RNG over the terms of the agreements.

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Joule says it has improved the photosynthetic efficiency of its engineered cyanobacteria by nearly 100%

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At the 2014 Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, Joule reported that its has improved the overall photosynthetic efficiency of its engineered cyanobacteria by nearly 100%, and estimates a maximum 14% energy conversion efficiency in its biomass-to-fuels process.

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Study links PM2.5 pollution to increased risk of diabetes; even low levels pose risk

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A study by a team from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System links PM 2.5 pollution—even at levels deemed safe—to an increased risk of diabetes globally.

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Biofuel cells could power electrical gadgets

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According to the BBC, scientists at St Louis University in Missouri, US have developed a prototype cell, similar to the ones our own bodies, which can convert almost anything into energy. Scientists are developing a way to use nature’s own power stations, mitochondria, to convert organic matter into energy.

Ford introduces 2014 Transit Connect Taxi with CNG/LPG capability

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Ford unveiled the redesigned 2014 Transit Connect Taxi at the 2013 International Association of Transportation Regulators Conference in St. Louis. The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi comes with a new powertrain—the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a new, fuel-efficient six-speed automatic transmission—providing drivers with quick response as well as durability, low-rpm cruising and an expected best-in-class highway fuel economy rating. 2014 Transit Connect Taxi.

Electrify America, Walmart complete >120 ultra-fast charging stations at Walmart Stores

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Examples of routes include Houston to Chicago via I-45, I-35 and I-44, San Antonio to St Louis via I-35 and I-44 and Washington DC to Savannah, GA via I-95. Electrify America and Walmart announced that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores across the US. Electrify America chargers at Walmart stores feature 150 kilowatt (kW) and 350kW DC Fast Chargers.

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Nissan LEAF passes 25,000 sales mark in US

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We’re seeing the adoption curve for EVs accelerate, and there is tremendous interest not only on the West Coast but in a number of new strongholds like Atlanta, Raleigh, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis and many more. The Nissan LEAF has sold more than 25,000 units in the US. The battery-electric car posted its best US sales month yet in March, and a 423.5% year-over-year sales increase in April. Nissan has sold more than 62,000 units worldwide.

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Genencor Launches New, More Efficient Enzyme for Corn Ethanol Production

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Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, launched SPEZYME Robust Starch Liquefaction (RSL) at the 2010 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW) in St. Louis, Mo. The latest in the company’s liquefaction product line, the enzyme more efficiently liquefies dry ground corn or milo, reducing costs and increasing yields for ethanol producers.

Aventine sends first unit-train shipment of ethanol from Nebraska to Alabama

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With unit-train capacity, Beemer noted, Aventine is looking to open other new 100-car unit train markets, including Watson, California; Chicago and East St. Louis, Illinois; and Dallas, Houston, Deer Park, Fort Worth, Beaumont and Texas City, Texas. Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., a leading producer, marketer and supplier of ethanol, announced its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora, Nebraska.

WUSTL study finds use of air conditioning reduces in-car pollution

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A team at the University of Washington in St Louis has now measured simultaneous real-time particulate matter (particle numbers, lung-deposited surface area, PM 2.5 , particle number size distributions) and CO concentrations outside and in-cabin of an on-road car during regular commutes to and from work. This research was funded by the Lopata Endowment Fund and the McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environmental Partnership (MAGEEP) at Washington University in St. Louis.

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8 Toyota manufacturing facilities recognized by US EPA for reduction in energy intensity

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and St. Louis, Mo.); The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized eight Toyota manufacturing sites in North America for achieving a 10% reduction in energy intensity through its ENERGY STAR Challenge For Industry program. Collectively, these eight sites have reduced energy intensity by nearly 24% from baseline. Energy intensity is measured relative to efficiency improvements in process and equipment.

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DOE awarding $13M to advance fuel cell performance and durability and H2 storage technologies

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University of Missouri, St. Louis: this project will use a novel approach to stabilize unstable metal hydrides with sufficient storage capacities, and render reversible stable high capacity hydrides that are irreversible in the bulk, resulting in a high-capacity material with kinetics suitable for onboard hydrogen storage. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $13 million in funding for the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

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Study: no one knows which city has the highest concentration of PM2.5

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Chemical Engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and lead author. Exposure to ambient PM 2.5 is the leading global environmental risk factor for mortality and disease burden, with associated annual global welfare costs of trillions of dollars, However, no one knows what city has the highest level of the pollution.

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Next 10 report says widespread EV adoption in California could deliver significant economic benefits to the state by 2030 and 2050

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million, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (FRED)). Widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in California could confer significant economic benefits by both 2030 and 2050, resulting in increases to Gross State Product (GSP), employment, real household incomes, and state revenue, according to a new report commissioned by the think tank Next 10.

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Allison Transmission introduces more fuel-efficient xFE transmission models for buses; up to 7% improvement

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They have been designed to enable 1 st range lock up, deliver significantly more lock up operation and operate at lower engine speeds in higher ranges to further improve fuel economy. While individual fleet results will depend heavily on the duty cycle, testing at customer fleets on four continents and in cities ranging from St. Louis to Seoul and Beijing to Rio de Janeiro, the xFE units have delivered fuel economy improvements of up to 7% when compared to baseline models.

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US total VMT hits historic high in first half of year; VMT per capita trending upward, but below 2005 peak

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However, on a per capita basis (non-institutional population), VMT, although it has been trending upward for the last year on a 12-month moving average, is still below its peak in June 2005, according to the Federal Reserve Economic Data ( FRED ) database from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates show that US driving topped 1.54

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ALTe To Unveil Prototype Range Extended Electric Powertrain for Retrofits at Work Truck Show

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Held in conjunction with the 46 th Annual NTEA convention in St. Louis, MO, the event will run from 9-12 March 2010. Michigan-based ALTe LLC will unveil the prototype for Range Extended Electric Powertrain (REEP) ( earlier post ) at the 2010 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit. Designed to replace a base V-8 internal combustion engine powertrain, the REEP system’s patented technology improves fuel economy from 80% to 200%.

DOE announces $139M in funding for 55 projects to advance innovative vehicle technologies

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Louis Vehicle Electrification Rides for Seniors (SiLVERS). US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced $139 million in federal funding for 55 projects across the country that will support new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies (DE-FOA-0002197, earlier post ).

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Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute

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Anaerobic digestion of grassy biomass and wet wastes to convert waste biomass into carbon-neutral fuels and chemicals, with $4 million from the energy department and additional support from Earth Energy Renewables of Bryan, Texas; Roeslein Alternative Energy of St. Louis; the State of Iowa; the Iowa Energy Center; and Iowa State. Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute.

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$12+M awarded to 4 projects seeking to design crops with ability to fix their own nitrogen; no artificial fertilizers

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Researchers led by Washington University in St. Louis biologist Himadri B. Pakrasi, Tae Seok Moon and Fuzhong Zhang, Washington University in St. Louis; and Costas D. Four teams of researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom recently were awarded more than $12 million to begin a program of novel research to revolutionize current farming methods by giving crops the ability to thrive without using costly, polluting artificial fertilizers.

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CleanFUEL USA Secures $12.9 Million from US DOE for 100+ Propane Refueling Stations

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The second phase will target 14 cities (Kansas City, Los Angeles, San Antonio/Austin, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Phoenix, Seattle, Dallas, Orlando, San Diego and Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and New Orleans—making up the Louisiana I-10 corridor, which runs East-West close to the Gulf of Mexico) with most refueling sites strategically located along major interstate highways and interchanges at existing ConocoPhillips branded retail stations. The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $12.9

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Chrysler Resumes Production at Seven North American Assembly Plants

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Louis North Assembly Plant (Fenton, MO) – Dodge Ram. Chrysler Group LLC will resume volume production of vehicles with the start up of seven of its North American assembly plants the week of 20 June 2009. The announcement of the restart comes One week after finalizing its global strategic alliance with Fiat Group. Earlier post.).

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FTA awarding $130M in Low-No grants for zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and facilities

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The Bi-State Development Agency (Metro Transit) serving the St. Louis region will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace aging diesel buses and related charging infrastructure.

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Commercial dewatering enzyme could reduce costs of grain ethanol production

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Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) professor Milorad Dudukovic and graduate student Ana Beatriz Henriques in the WUSTL Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering also were members of the research team. A commercial dewatering enzyme could reduce overall costs linked with producing ethanol from grain, and also reduce associated emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a study by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and colleagues.

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Westinghouse and Ameren Missouri partner in pursuit of DOE funds to develop and license small modular reactor technology

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Its service area covers 63 counties and more than 500 towns, including the greater St. Louis area. Westinghouse Electric Company and utility Ameren Missouri have entered into an agreement to respond collaboratively to the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for developing and licensing the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR). Under the terms of the agreement, Ameren Missouri will become part of and.

DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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Commercializing 3D Printable Feedstocks for the Advanced Manufacturing of Energy Products, $300,000 MilliporeSigma, St. Louis , Mo. Autonomous Benthic Macroinvertebrate and Larval Fish Imaging and Identification System, $150,000 OceanSpace LLC, St. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF).

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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Louis, where the reasons for growth in this “New Wave” market include enthusiastic dealer engagement that results in increased community education and awareness, corporate and university outreach and midwestern pragmatism that appreciates the value equation of an EV. Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013. Source: Nissan Click to enlarge. Nissan provided a list of the top 15 markets in the US for the Nissan LEAF battery-electric vehicle.

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APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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The ten light rail systems with the highest rates of growth were located in the following cities: Memphis, TN (45.7%); Salt Lake City, UT (34.1%); Seattle, WA – King County DOT (19.4%); Boston, MA (12.6%); Cleveland, OH (10.7%); Houston, TX (10.3%); Seattle, WA – Sound Transit (10.3%); Los Angeles, CA (9.9%); Sacramento, CA (8.5%); and St. Louis, MO (8.2%). Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7

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CleanFUEL USA and Ferrellgas Working Together on Propane Refueling Network in US

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The companies expect to break ground on the first Dallas-Fort Worth station in the third quarter of 2010, which will be followed with projects in Austin, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Indianapolis, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, San Antonio and St. Louis. CleanFUEL USA, a leader in alternative fuel dispensing equipment and engine technology, is working with one of the largest distributors of propane, Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.,

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Adds 5,000 Hybrids to Nationwide Fleet

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Markets include California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Fresno); Colorado (Denver); Florida (Orlando, Tampa); New York (Albany, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester); Oregon (Eugene, Portland); Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston); Atlanta; Boston; Detroit; Minneapolis; Philadelphia; St. Louis; Seattle; and Washington, DC.

ARPA-E awards $43M to 19 energy storage projects to advance electric vehicle and grid technologies

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in St. Louis. Washington University in St. Louis will develop a predictive. The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 19 new projects to receive a total of $43 million to develop breakthrough energy storage technologies and support promising small businesses.

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FTA awarding $55M to 10 projects deploying battery-electric and fuel-cell buses

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DTA provides approximately 3 million rides per year throughout St. Louis County in northeast Minnesota. The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has selected 10 projects that will receive a share of $55 million in competitive grants that will help put a new generation of zero-emission buses on the road. Funding is provided through FTA’s Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (LoNo). Earlier post.).

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