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Author Archive: GreenTransitNews

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Interest in Electric Trucks and Tractors Rolls Big

Interest in Electric Trucks and Tractors Rolls Big

| September 20, 2017

Following a quarter heavily driven by automated manual transmissions, the third quarter of 2017 has been focused to electric power, according to reports from Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates. Three different companies have recently made significant announcements in the electric vehicle industry: Cummins Inc. stunned the trucking industry with the launch of […]

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Self-Driving  Vehicle Company, May Mobility, Could Redefine Fleets

Self-Driving Vehicle Company, May Mobility, Could Redefine Fleets

| September 6, 2017

May Mobility has announced that it has completed a stint in Y Combinator, an elite startup accelerator in Silicon Valley, and is starting work on pilot projects for self-driving fleet technology. May Mobility has raised about $3.5 million in venture funding from investors including Maven Ventures. May Mobility is the brainchild of Ed Olson, a […]

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EV Vehicle Battery Pack Company, Romeo, Raises $30 Million in Seed Financing

EV Vehicle Battery Pack Company, Romeo, Raises $30 Million in Seed Financing

| September 1, 2017

Romeo Power, an energy storage technology company founded by engineers and designers from SpaceX, Tesla, Apple, Amazon and Samsung, has announced $30 million in seed financing. The announcement comes as Romeo Power finalizes the installation of a fully automated 113,000 square-foot manufacturing facility near downtown Los Angeles, and ramps production of its lithium-ion battery packs […]

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Cummins Unveils Electric Class 7 Truck and More

Cummins Unveils Electric Class 7 Truck and More

| August 31, 2017

Recently, Cummins Inc. unveiled its latest power solutions and energy-diverse products, including an electric heavy-duty Class 7 truck, demonstrating its mission to generate sustainable technologies. For the first time ever, Cummins has revealed a fully electric class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler Tractor. The Concept Class 7 Urban Hauler EV features Cummins state-of-the art battery pack […]

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Zion National Park Rolls with First Electric Bus

Zion National Park Rolls with First Electric Bus

| August 29, 2017

RATP Dev, a leader in public transit, announced it has introduced the first electric bus to the transit fleet at Zion National Park in southern Utah. The vehicle, a Proterra E2, is being used full-time on regularly scheduled routes from August through October. It operates alongside the the current LPG-fueled fleet and is part of […]

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Will Tesla’s Planned Electric Semi Truck Sport a 300-Mile Range?

Will Tesla’s Planned Electric Semi Truck Sport a 300-Mile Range?

| August 28, 2017

As Tesla is poised to unveil an electric “semi” truck in September, a report from Reuters says the it will have a range of 200 to 300 miles. The company is also apparently working on developing an electric tractor trailer to accompany the vehicle. At a recent meeting with Tesla shareholders, Elon Musk said “We’re […]

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Ford to Pursue JV Partner in China for All-Electric Vehicles

Ford to Pursue JV Partner in China for All-Electric Vehicles

| August 23, 2017

With China’s emergence as both one of the world’s largest consumer automobile markets and a country whose rapid expansion has noticeably lead to stifling air pollution, Ford’s recent decision to find a JV partner for all electric vehicles in that country makes tremendous business sense. For its part, Ford has already invested $4.5 billion to […]

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Revolutionary E-Power 100% Electric Motor Drive System from Nissan

Revolutionary E-Power 100% Electric Motor Drive System from Nissan

| August 16, 2017

Nissan recently unveiled the e-POWER, a new 100% electrical motor drive with responsive acceleration and noted quietness that allows users to enjoy the benefits of an Electric Vehicle (EV) without having to charge the battery. The new drive system marks a significant milestone in the electrification strategy under Nissan Intelligent Mobility. The e-POWER borrows a […]

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Kyle Feldman Joins Fleet News Daily as Manager of Content, SEO and Video Production

Kyle Feldman Joins Fleet News Daily as Manager of Content, SEO and Video Production

| August 11, 2017

Fleet News Daily, the fastest growing, online publication exclusively dedicated to fleets, transportation agencies and related equipment 24/7 has announced that Kyle Feldman has joined the company as Manager of Content, SEO and Video Production. In his new post, Feldman brings a strong track record in digital ad design, animation, product marketing and video production. […]

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Can Natural Rubber Grown in U.S. Replace Synthetics?

Can Natural Rubber Grown in U.S. Replace Synthetics?

| August 11, 2017

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, working as the lead entity in a public-private sector consortium,  announced the completion of a five-year, $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) grant: Producing and road testing concept passenger tires where natural and synthetic rubber is replaced with guayule rubber. Remarkably, the Guayule tires, which are produced from […]

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