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Michelin Offers Aerodynamic Trailer Solution

Michelin Offers Aerodynamic Trailer Solution

| March 5, 2018

Michelin North America is launching an aerodynamic trailer solution kit for use on 53-foot dry-van truck load, refrigerated truck load and other long-haul and super-regional applications. With the biggest drag on fuel efficiency occurring at 65 miles per hour, fleets and owner-operators look for aerodynamic solutions that cut fuel costs but do not increase maintenance […]

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EV Safe Charge Launches Mobile Charging Solution

EV Safe Charge Launches Mobile Charging Solution

| February 27, 2018

EV Safe Charge announced the launch of EV Charge Mobile — what the company claims as “the first-ever comprehensive solution for portable Level 2 and DC fast EV-charging.”  The technology can bring most vehicles to 80% capacity within 20-30 minutes. Here’s what cool: This adaptable Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) system will provide event organizers, […]

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GreenPower Receives Order for Two All-Electric School Buses

GreenPower Receives Order for Two All-Electric School Buses

| February 22, 2018

GreenPower Motor Company has received an order for two of its Synapse 72 all-electric school buses for the Rialto Unified School District, which will be ready by the summer of 2018. Rialto operates a fleet of 68 school buses to support the transportation needs for students attending 29 elementary, middle and high schools. Commenting on […]

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Neste’s Renewable Fuels Strives to Reduce Global Emissions

Neste’s Renewable Fuels Strives to Reduce Global Emissions

| February 21, 2018

By replacing fossil fuels with renewable fuels, Neste reports that it has helped reduce global climate emissions by a staggering 8.3 million metric tons in 2017. This is equal to removing 3 million passenger cars from the roads for a full year. The amount of greenhouse gas emissions saved with Neste’s renewable fuels, primarily Neste MY […]

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LightningElectric Gets Nod from NY Truck-Voucher Incentive Program

LightningElectric Gets Nod from NY Truck-Voucher Incentive Program

| February 9, 2018

Lightning Systems, a global developer of efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets, has announced that its new LightningElectric zero-emissions package for the Ford Transit 350HD has been approved for the New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP). In partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York State Department of […]

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Prevost / Nova Bus to Offer Next Gen FuelSense from Allison Transmission

Prevost / Nova Bus to Offer Next Gen FuelSense from Allison Transmission

| February 9, 2018

Prevost / Nova Bus announced that it will offer FuelSense® 2.0 featuring DynActive™ Shifting — a  fuel-saving technology from Allison Transmission that is designed to deliver up to 6 percent additional fuel savings beyond the company’s original FuelSense software. Through a set of proprietary software enhancements, the new FuelSense 2.0 technology uses DynActive Shifting to […]

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Electric Ferry Sinks Emissions and Costs

Electric Ferry Sinks Emissions and Costs

| February 5, 2018

Meet the first 100% electric ferry in Norway, the “Ampere”, who’s developers boast that it has cut emissions by 95% and costs by 80% compared to traditional fuel-powered ferries since its launch in the spring of 2015. With the aim of reducing harmful emissions and noise pollution, the “Ampere” is the result of a dedicated […]

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Scot Harden Named National Sales and Marketing Director at Tropos Technologies

Scot Harden Named National Sales and Marketing Director at Tropos Technologies

| January 24, 2018

Electric vehicle (EV) industry veteran Scot Harden has been named National Sales and Marketing Director for Tropos Technologies and its Cenntro Metro compact low-speed vehicle (LSV) utility truck line. By way of background, Tropos Technologies was named the U.S. distributor by Hangzhou, China based Cenntro Automotive Corporation back in July with U.S. headquarters in Morgan […]

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XL Hybrids Wins CARB Approval for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Ford F-150s in CA

XL Hybrids Wins CARB Approval for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Ford F-150s in CA

| January 23, 2018

Fleet electrification leader XL Hybrids reports that it has received approval for plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the Golden State – an industry first. According to Clay Siegert, COO at XL Hybrids, the company “has the most approvals to sell into California – in the form of ‘executive orders,’ or EO’s, issued […]

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Enterprise Rideshare and Pennsylvania DOT Partner on New Vanpool Approach

Enterprise Rideshare and Pennsylvania DOT Partner on New Vanpool Approach

| January 23, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is partnering with Enterprise Rideshare – part of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car neighborhood network – to launch a new statewide public-transit program, the Pennsylvania Vanpool Incentive Program (PVIP). Enterprise Rideshare includes vRide, which was acquired in 2016, and based on annual passenger miles, would rank as the fourth largest U.S. […]

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