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Meritor to Invest in TransPower for EV Platforms

Meritor to Invest in TransPower for EV Platforms

| December 11, 2017

Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) has announced a strategic investment in TransPower, a leader in electrification technologies for large commercial vehicles. California-based TransPower supplies integrated drive systems, full electric truck solutions and energy-storage subsystems to major manufacturers of trucks, school buses, refuse vehicles and terminal tractors. The company has been focused exclusively on developing electrical drive […]

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Zero-emission transportation to be a Focus at Green Truck Summit 2018

Zero-emission transportation to be a Focus at Green Truck Summit 2018

| December 11, 2017

The Green Truck Summit, a part of Work Truck Week, held March 6–9 at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana will focus on the importance of zero-emission transportation and new intiatives in the space. Designed for fleet managers, truck equipment distributors, upfitters and truck dealers from around the world, the annual conference provides current insights […]

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Blue Bird All American Electric School Bus Qualifies for California HVIP Funding

Blue Bird All American Electric School Bus Qualifies for California HVIP Funding

| December 11, 2017

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently announced that the Blue Bird All American Electric School bus qualifies for their HVIP Incentive program, which is intended to encourage and accelerate the deployment of Zero-Emission trucks and buses. The program awards up to $95,000 per electric school bus plus an additional $15,000 for vehicles located in […]

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Nestle Sweetens Propane Autogas Fleet by Adding 400 Delivery Trucks

Nestle Sweetens Propane Autogas Fleet by Adding 400 Delivery Trucks

| December 11, 2017

Nestlé Waters North America is going even greener, deploying more than 400 additional medium-duty ReadyRefresh℠ beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. The company now operates nearly 600 of these alternatively fueled trucks, which make up about 30 percent of its total North American fleet. Noted Bill Ardis, national fleet manager for its ReadyRefresh business […]

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Consumers Union Says EPA Plan for Toyota to Review Management a Conflict of Interest

Consumers Union Says EPA Plan for Toyota to Review Management a Conflict of Interest

| December 11, 2017

In testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt revealed a plan to invite Toyota Motor Company to assist in overhauling the internal management practices at the agency. Responding to what he has called a “clear conflict of interest,” David Friedman, director of cars and product policy and […]

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UPS Boosts Use Of Renewable Natural Gas

UPS Boosts Use Of Renewable Natural Gas

| November 27, 2017

UPS has announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy (a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC) to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year. This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company, and the agreement runs through 2024. Use of RNG yields up to a […]

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Volvo Trucks Debuts New Long Haul Truck in Mexico with VNL Series

Volvo Trucks Debuts New Long Haul Truck in Mexico with VNL Series

| November 27, 2017

Volvo Trucks has debuted the new VNL long-haul series for the Mexican market recently. “Since its initial introduction in 1996 the Volvo VNL has been the premier long-haul tractor, and we’re building on that legacy with the new VNL series, the best long-haul tractor we’ve ever built,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North […]

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UCLA Gets Smarter and Greener, Orders All-Electric Shuttle Bus

UCLA Gets Smarter and Greener, Orders All-Electric Shuttle Bus

| November 27, 2017

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is getting greener after placing an order for a new 100% electric shuttle bus powered by Motiv Power Systems’ All-Electric Powertrain. This zero-emission electric shuttle bus represents the first Motiv powered shuttle bus to operate on a university campus. Developed in partnership with Commercial Fleet Financing, the electric […]

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UPS Launches eBike Solution in Pittsburgh

UPS Launches eBike Solution in Pittsburgh

| November 27, 2017

Looking for a workout, a new addition to your fleet and a great way to keep your drivers fit? Consider what UPS has done with the launch of an eBike that will deliver packages in Pittsburgh, Pa. The electrically-assisted tricycle is designed to help reduce carbon emissions in addition to minimizing traffic, noise and air […]

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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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