$100M in New York Environmental Bond Act Funding now available for zero-emission school buses

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced $100 million is now available for zero-emission school buses under the $4.2-billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022. The New York School Bus Incentive Program (NYSBIP) provides funding to make clean buses and the associated charging infrastructure more... Read more →

Synop partners with Lion Electric to provide energy management software for electric bus and truck customers

Synop, a provider of end-to-end software solutions that optimize charging and energy management for commercial electric vehicle fleets, is partnering with The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Through this partnership, Synop’s vehicle, charging, and energy management solutions will be integrated with LionBeat, Lion’s telematics... Read more →

Grocery wholesaler United Natural Foods, Inc. is deploying two battery-electric semi-trucks and five regenerative electric refrigerated trailer systems. UNFI is deploying the trucks and trailers in the Sacramento and Gilroy, California markets, just in time for the peak holiday selling season. UNFI’s new zero-emission refrigerated delivery system on route to... Read more →

REE Automotive, an automotive technology company and provider of fully by-wire electric trucks and platforms, announced its initial order book value has doubled since late August 2023. REE’s initial order book value is now approximately $40 million with a recent binding order by Midwest Transit Equipment (MTE), a leading bus... Read more →

California meets its target for zero-emissions truck sales two years ahead of schedule

The California Air Resources Board CARB) released a report showing that truck manufacturers are exceeding targeted sales of zero-emissions vehicles and are now two years ahead of schedule. The annual report tracks how manufacturers are achieving CARB’s regulation that established a phased-in transition toward the sale of 100% zero-emissions medium-... Read more →

Vietnam’s Green and Smart Mobility JSC. (GSM) has imported 150 VinFast electric cars into the Lao market in preparation to launch its electric taxi service under the brand Green SM. Green SM plans to introduce electric taxi services in Laos with 1,000 VF 5 Plus and VF e34 electric cars... Read more →

epyx fleet data in UK shows that EV tires are lasting on average 6,350 miles less than ICE tires

New data from UK-based fleet management company epyx’ 1link Service Network platform shows that tires fitted to electric vehicles (EVs) are lasting, on average, 6,350 fewer miles than those fitted to gasoline or diesel cars. The first tire change for electric cars is taking place at an average of 17,985... Read more →

IKEA Austria is introducing five QUANTRON QLI fuel cell electric trucks. The zero-emission transporters will be fueled with green hydrogen from energy supplier Wien Energie. The fuel cell vehicles were developed in collaboration with Ballard Power Systems, the Canadian global leader in fuel cell technology. The entire process from feasibility... Read more →

EPA announces availability of $500M for second round of Clean School Bus rebates

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcedthe availability of at least $500 million in funding from the Clean School Bus rebate competition. This second round of funding will build on the previous nearly $1 billion investment. (Earlier post.) EPA’s Clean School Bus Program was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,... Read more →

$100M available for zero-emission school buses in NY

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced $100 million will be made available on a statewide basis for zero-emission school buses in the first round of funding available for these buses under the $4.2-billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022. By utilizing this funding, school... Read more →

Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District’s (METRO) Board of Directors unanimously approved the purchase of 57 New Flyer hydrogen-powered, fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs). This procurement will be the largest acquisition of FCEBs yet in North America. METRO expects to start taking delivery of the 57 new FCEBs in late 2024,... Read more →

Ryder System, a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, has deployed its first BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric vans at four strategic Ryder facilities in California, Texas, and New York. The introduction of BrightDrop’s electric vans within Ryder’s rental fleet marks an important step in the company’s... Read more →

Volvo Trucks North America customer Coke Canada Bottling Limited (Coke Canada Bottling) has unveiled its first Volvo VNR Electric trucks. The trucks are part of a six-truck pilot of electric vehicles to service the bottler’s Red Fleet customer delivery routes throughout the Greater Montreal Area. Coke Canada Bottling was the... Read more →

Daimler Truck AG and its Japanese subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Bus and Truck Corporation announced the handover of the first FUSO Next Generation eCanter (earlier post) to Yamoto Transport Co, Ltd.. The all-electric truck is the first of around 900 Next Generation eCanters Yamoto Transport ordered from FUSO—the largest single order... Read more →

Venice orders 90 Solaris hydrogen buses

The transport company Azienda Veneziana della Mobilita has ordered a total of 90 hydrogen Solaris buses, with 75 of them being the 12-meter version and 15 being articulated Urbino 18 buses. The contract also includes an option to increase the order quantity. According to the agreement, these vehicles will be... Read more →

The municipal public transport operator TPER in the city of Bologna is going to purchase 130 hydrogen buses from Solaris. The delivery will encompass 127 units of 12-meter Urbino 12 hydrogen buses for TPER Bologna and 3 units for TPER Ferrara. The carrier shall also have the right to extend... Read more →

Volvo has delivered three heavy-duty line-haul electric trucks to Danfoss. The e-trucks will operate in fixed routes between Danfoss sites in Denmark, and one of the trucks will operate 24 hours a day, five days per week, without significant charging downtime. The delivery of the three e-trucks is part of... Read more →

Cologne ordering 18 more Solaris hydrogen buses; brings hydrogen fleet to 53 units

Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK) has announced its third order for Solaris hydrogen buses. With a current fleet of 35 hydrogen Solaris buses, RVK will further enhance its green initiative by adding 18 more hydrogen e-buses in an articulated version. The selected model, Urbino 18 hydrogen, will feature advanced driver assistance... Read more →

Cologne Bonn Airport has switched to Neste MY Renewable Diesel in its diesel-powered ground fleet. Neste’s renewable diesel (also known as HVO100) is made from 100% renewable raw materials, and it is in particular used for powering large and heavy vehicles such as the airport’s fire trucks, which are not... Read more →

Ford Pro, the commercial division within Ford Motor Company, revealed new charging hardware added to its suite of end-to-end solutions to help make it easier for commercial customers to transition their fleets to electric. The new Series 2 AC Charging Station 80 amp and expanded DC Fast Charger options are... Read more →

Beep Inc., provider of autonomous shared mobility solutions, and Oxa, an autonomous vehicle software developer, are partnering to deploy vehicles driven by Oxa’s self-driving software product, Oxa Driver, as Beep continues to advance its testing and operations across the United States. Marking UK-based Oxa’s entry into the US market, the... Read more →

The Innovative Small E-Fleet (ISEF) set-aside in California’s HVIP will open on Wednesday 30 August. ISEF provides incentives for small fleets that seek to deploy battery-electric or hydrogen fuel cell trucks. Eligible participants must be privately owned or non-profit trucking companies in California with 20 or fewer trucks and less... Read more →

Volvo Trucks North America is working with Linde Canada Inc., a leading industrial gas and engineering company, in an exclusive, one-time pilot, importing five Volvo FH LNG (liquified natural gas) powered trucks to Canada. Volvo Trucks first launched the LNG product offering in 2017 with serial production beginning in 2018... Read more →

Zeem Solutions, an electric vehicle (EV) transportation as a service company, announced a partnership with Hertz to provide fast charging and other services for the rental company’s fleet of EVs at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Zeem’s Los Angeles charging depot, located within a mile of LAX, provides on-site charging,... Read more →

J.B. Hunt to purchase 10 battery-electric, 3 hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 trucks from Nikola

Nikola Corporation and J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced an agreement in which subsidiary J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. will purchase 13 Nikola zero-emission Class 8 trucks as the transportation company focuses on its sustainability efforts and reducing the intensity of its carbon emissions. The initial truck order will include 10... Read more →

The Teamsters Union was served legal notice on Monday that Yellow Corp.—one of the US’ largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers—is ceasing operations and filing for bankruptcy. Today’s news is unfortunate but not surprising. Yellow has historically proven that it could not manage itself despite billions of dollars in worker concessions and... Read more →

Trucking moved two-thirds of US domestic freight in terms of tonnage and three-fourths of freight in terms of value in 2021, according to analysis by the US Department of Energy (DOE). “Air” includes shipments moved by air or a combination of truck and air in commercial or private aircraft. “Other... Read more →

Intelligent power management company Eaton has introduced a new approach simplifying electric vehicle (EV) fleet charging by eliminating costly cable runs and major modifications to existing parking and conveyor structures. The overhead EV Charging Busway enables fleets to expand and reconfigure infrastructure with no concrete work required—often the biggest cost... Read more →

UK-based energy firm SSE is the first UK utility to trial First Hydrogen’s hydrogen-powered van in a real-life setting, enabling SSE to evaluate the benefits of hydrogen mobility alongside its growing fleet of EV engineering and maintenance vehicles as an alternative to fossil fuels. The light commercial vehicle (LCV) has... Read more →

Moscow has opened the second high-tech electric bus depot in the Mitino district in the northwest of Moscow. The new electric bus depot is more than 9.4 hectares in area—enough for the support of up to 300 electric buses. The depot will serve 23 electric bus routes in Northwest Administrative... Read more →

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) is starting its first autonomous vehicle test program in Austin beginning in July 2023. The company will kick off its program with a batch of 10 all-electric ID. Buzz vehicles outfitted with an autonomous driving (AD) technology platform developed by the global Volkswagen Group... Read more →

Merchants Fleet launches ClearCharge end-to-end solution for charging infrastructure

Merchants Fleet, the US’ fastest growing fleet management company, launched ClearCharge, a new offering that simplifies electric vehicle (EV) charging and infrastructure solutions for fleets of any size across the nation. ClearCharge Home, ClearCharge Work, ClearCharge Public, and ClearCharge DropStation are available to clients to support their unique charging location... Read more →

Loadsmith orders 800 Kodiak Robotics self-driving trucks

Kodiak Robotics, Inc., a self-driving trucking company, announced that Loadsmith, a leading third-party Capacity-as-a-Service (CaaS) logistics platform for shippers and carriers, will equip 800 trucks with Kodiak’s self-driving technology, the Kodiak Driver. The Kodiak-equipped autonomous trucks will serve as the foundation for the newly established Loadsmith Freight Network (LFN), the... Read more →

Major ridesourcing companies Uber and Lyft have promised all-electric fleets by 2030 in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint. To understand the additional impacts of this transition, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the University of Michigan conducted life-cycle comparisons of battery-powered electric vehicle fleets to a gas-powered... Read more →

Volvo Trucks, UMN partner with local fleets for extreme weather field testing of Volvo VNR Electric truck batteries

Volvo Trucks North America is working with the University of Minnesota (UMN) to conduct extreme weather testing for its Class 8 VNR Electric model to analyze the impact of ambient temperature on a truck’s battery life. UMN has teamed up with Murphy Logistics Solutions (Murphy) to test the battery-electric trucks... Read more →

Maersk purchases 25 Volvo FH Electric trucks for container transports in Germany

Maersk has purchased 25 Volvo FH Electric trucks in Germany. This strategic investment highlights the company’s commitment to decarbonizing global logistics and to becoming a net-zero company by 2040 across all business areas and all modes of transport. Volvo’s FH Electric offers battery capacities from 180 - 540 kWh (2-6... Read more →

FedEx Express Canada welcomed its first 50 BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric delivery vehicles at an event in Toronto. The introduction of BrightDrop’s electric vans into the FedEx fleet in Canada is an important step in the company’s goal to transform its entire parcel pickup and delivery (PUD) fleet to all-electric,... Read more →

Merchants Fleet to purchase 12,500 Ram ProMaster electric vans

Merchants Fleet will become a key commercial customer of the all-new Ram ProMaster electric van (EV) that debuts later this year. The fleet management company entered an agreement with Stellantis calling for the purchase of 12,500 Ram ProMaster EVs over the next several years. The all-new Ram ProMaster EV will... Read more →

ABI Research projects worldwide commercial EV market to surpass US$680B by 2027

According to global technology intelligence firm ABI Research, the worldwide commercial Electric Vehicle (EV) market is projected to grow from US$30.7 billion in 2020 to more than US$682 billion by 2030. This market valuation refers to the total industry-wide global revenues derived from all commercials EVs sold yearly. The growing... Read more →

ABB E-mobility announced the latest additions to its North American charging portfolio, further supporting the growing needs of EV charging operations nationwide: the Terra 360, HVC360 and Terra AC Wallbox 40/80A. ABB E-mobility’s Terra 360 all-in-one charger was designed to pack high power into a small footprint, delivering up to... Read more →

ABB E-mobility announced details of its new HVC360 fleet charging solution. While the growing number of public charging points is excellent news for EV drivers, these alone do not meet the needs of electric fleets. Despite comprising just 4% of vehicles, buses and trucks contribute 40% of global transport emissions,... Read more →

German supermarket chain EDEKA to convert its 700-vehicle fleet to low CO2 by 2025 with IVECO S-WAY LNG trucks

IVECO, the commercial vehicles brand of Iveco Group, will support EDEKA Minden-Hannover—one of the leading food retailers in Germany—in converting the entire 700-vehicle company fleet from diesel to BioLiquified Natural Gas (bio-LNG) propulsion by 2025. EDEKA has already placed orders for the first 275 IVECO S-WAY LNG trucks in 2022... Read more →

Panasonic and Marubeni to establish a JV to provide fleet management services for commercial EVs in Japan

Panasonic Holdings Corporation and Marubeni Corporation will establish a joint venture for the purpose of providing fleet management services for commercial electric vehicles. Panasonic HD and Marubeni aim to provide integrated support for the introduction and operations of EVs to large fleet operators. While the adoption of EVs is gaining... Read more →

Lightning eMotors signed a contract with Macnab EV Sales Corp. to deliver 126 vehicles to the Canadian commercial vehicle distributor by the end of 2023. Deliveries of Lightning’s ZEV3 vans to Macnab have already begun. The full order of 126 vehicles includes ZEV3 cargo and passenger van configurations and ZEV4... Read more →

Motiv Power Systems announced a new vehicle order from Cintas for 30 additional advanced zero-emission all-electric delivery vans. Motiv’s expanded relationship with Cintas follows the successful pilot of seven Motiv-powered vehicles across three states in 2022. (Earlier post.) The new order of 30 Motiv trucks will be deployed on existing... Read more →

AJR Trucking, a leading carrier for the United States Postal Service (USPS) and a major drayage carrier operating in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has executed a purchase order for 50 Nikola Tre hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) trucks from Tom’s Truck Centers, a member of... Read more →

REE Automotive revealed P7-C, a Class 4 chassis cab offering a new cabin design built on REE’s P7 modular electric platform. (Earlier post.) The P7-C is a Class 4 chassis cab designed to meet the requirements for the Inflation Reduction Act incentives, which are more substantial for EVs Class 4... Read more →

Plug Power unveils stationary high-power fuel cell system for charging commercial electric fleets

Plug Power unveiled a new high-power stationary fuel cell system for charging commercial electric vehicle (EV) fleets. Plug’s standard 18,000-gallon liquid hydrogen tank combined with its new megawatt-scale PEM fuel cell solution can provide more than 60 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy—enough to charge more than 600 EVs. Operators deploying... Read more →

InCharge Energy has launched its vehicle-to-everything (V2X) DC fast charger portfolio. The ICE-22 V2X, ICE-44 V2X and ICE-66 V2X chargers provide fleet operators with chargers that optimize operations, increase cost efficiencies while supporting grid stability and enable them to qualify for electric vehicle (EV) grant funds that include a vehicle-to-grid... Read more →

CARB adopts Advanced Clean Fleets rule; 100% medium- and heavy-duty ZEV sales starting in 2036

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted the Advanced Clean Fleets rule (earlier post), which will require a phased-in transition to zero-emission medium-and-heavy duty vehicles. While trucks represent only 6% of the vehicles on California’s roads, they account for more than 35% of the state’s transportation-generated nitrogen oxide emissions and... Read more →