California electric vehicle rebate demand exceeds Clean Vehicle Rebate Project funding

California Electric Vehicle Rebate Demand Exceeds Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Funding

April 14,2021 — CaliforniaAirResourcesBoard.com

In response to strong demand for electric vehicles, the California Air Resources Board expects rebate funds for the statewide Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) to be exhausted within 30 days.Electric vehicles (EVs) account for nearly 8 percent of all light-duty vehicles sold in California. Over 145,000 EVs were sold in California in 2020 with a majority of sales taking place in the latter half of the year. Through the first quarter of 2021, CVRP rebate applications have already exceeded levels seen in early 2020, with substantially higher participation by low- and moderate-income consumers. This growing interest has led to a quicker draw on available funds through CVRP than anticipated. Existing funding for both standard and increased rebates is projected to be fully reserved in the coming weeks.

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Port of San Diego to support implementation of zero-emission technologies

Port of San Diego to Support the Implementation of Zero-Emission Technologies

February 15,2021 — PortTechnology.com

The Port of San Diego will support the implementation of zero-emission technologies as part of an expansion of its Maritime Clean Air Strategy (MCAS). In a statement, the Port unveiled a series of initiatives to cut emissions and said the plans are in addition to its previous efforts to cut emissions and make maritime operations cleaner. It said it will identify and prioritise projects to further improve air quality and support tenants and terminal operators to transition to zero and near-zero emission technology.

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Trans-Pacific carriers adding PNW, Oakland capacity for LA–LB diversions

Trans-Pacific Carriers Adding PNW, Oakland Capacity for LA–LB Diversions

February 10,2021 — JOC.com

According to Wednesday’s issue of Alphaliner, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services will launch a service beginning Feb. 21 that will call in Southeast Asia, Los Angeles, Tacoma, and Vladivostok, Russia, before returning to Laem Chabang, Thailand. With the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach expected to be grappling with terminal congestion and vessel backlogs for at least the next two to three months, trans-Pacific carriers are boosting capacity to Oakland and Seattle-Tacoma.

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Daimler Trucks Plans Detroit’s ePowertrain for Electric Freightliners

Daimler Trucks Plans Detroit’s E power-train for Electric Freightliners

February 8, 2021 — Trucks.com

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the powertrain it will use in electric truck production and made the first move to transition its diesel engine brand to electrification. Daimler’s Detroit Diesel Corp. subsidiary will produce the Detroit ePowertrain to power the Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2 trucks it will start manufacturing next year.

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South Coast AQMD Targets HD Trucks in Prop 1B Upgrades

South Coast AQMD Targets HD Trucks in Prop 1B Upgrades

February 4,2021–Actnews.com

The Prop 1B Program provides funding to diesel equipment owners and operators to upgrade vehicles involved in goods movement in an effort to reduce the negative health impacts of poor air quality on communities located near ports, rail yards, distribution centers and roads with high truck traffic. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) is specifically targeting heavy-duty diesel trucks as high priority goods movement equipment in need of upgrading.

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New Electricity Rates Offer Businesses & Agencies the Opportunity to Save on Fuel Cost with EVs

New Electricity Rates Offer Businesses & Agencies the Opportunity to Save on Fuel Cost with EVs

February 3, 2021 — Actnews.com

For fleets considering a move to electric vehicles (EV), there are many factors to consider. Even after the vehicles are purchased and the proper charging infrastructure is installed, the price of fuel becomes a part of the equation. And when you’re moving from fossil fuels to electricity, there is often a learning curve to understand how to save with EVs, whether you’re in the freight business, running a local transit agency, or ferrying children on school buses.

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HomeNewsTrucking TechnologyAlternative Fuels Navistar and GM Developing Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

Navistar and GM Developing Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

January 27,2021 — Trucks.com

Navistar International Corp. is jumping into a collaboration with General Motors Co. to develop hydrogen fuel cell trucks for long haul trucking. The partnership will use Navistar’s International RH tractor with GM’s Hydrotec Fuel Cell Cubes to create a hydrogen-powered variant of the truck. Motor carrier J.B. Hunt will begin tests of the vehicle next year. 

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Electric Truck Startup Rivian Closes $2.65 Billion Investment Round

Electric Truck Startup Rivian Closes $2.65 Billion Investment Round

January 19,2021–Trucks.com

Electric truck startup Rivian continues to attract investors, closing a $2.65 billion funding round. The latest investors include Fidelity Management and Research Company, Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, Coatue and D1 Capital Partners. T. Rowe Price managed the investment round.

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Technology Reduces Deadhead Miles, Improving Trucking Efficiency

Technology Reduces Deadhead Miles, Improving Trucking Efficiency

December 28, 2020 — Trucks.com

It’s a well-known fact in the transportation and logistics industries that long-haul trucking is a leading contributor to carbon emissions. The transportation industry accounts for 28% of all greenhouse gas emissions, due in large part to the high mileage and heavy loads required to maintain the integrity of the supply chain.

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Drayage Fleets Get a Glimpse of a Fuel Cell Future

Drayage Fleets Get a Glimpse of a Fuel Cell Future

December 23, 2020 — ACTNews.com

While medium- and heavy-duty battery electric vehicles make headlines daily with new products and deployments, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) are turning heads whenever news hits the wire. Recently, Toyota announced that a pair of Kenworth T680 Class 8 trucks powered by a Toyota fuel cell electric drivetrain will be making the rounds at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, an early Christmas present for some Southern California fleets.

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