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California has put $559 million into electrified cars, trucks, and buses through the state’s cap-and-trade revenue since 2013. During ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif., the California Air Resources Board announced that the state has invested those funds into thousands of electrified and fuel cell vehicles and demonstration projects. It’s been done to support Gov. […]

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Fleet buyers checked out the latest in electrified and alternative fuel vehicles, and watched the unveiling of the Workhorse W-15 electric work truck during ACT Expo 2017. Held this week in Long Beach, Calif., the annual clean transportation conference saw Workhorse Group showcase its W-15 electric concept pickup that can go 80 miles per charge […]

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Mercedes-Benz will bring the all-electric Urban eTruck to users through a trial run in Europe beginning this year. The German automaker has been in talks with about 20 potential customers about participating in a test project at first in Germany and later throughout Europe. The 124-mile range Urban eTruck is part of the company’s vision […]

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Tesla continues to develop its heavy-duty semi electric truck, but it’s on the backburner behind the Model 3 sedan, according to tweets from CEO Elon Musk. During a weekend Twitter exchange with Electrek’s Fred Lambert, Musk confirmed that Tesla’s Jerome Guillen continues to apply his electric truck know-how to that project. However, completing the soon-to-be-launched […]

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Electrified work trucks, and the incentives that back them, are seeing enough interest to grow 10-fold in sales by 2026, according to a new study. Fleet operators using medium and heavy-duty trucks are likely to up annual global sales from about 31,000 to around 332,000 in 2026, says a Navigant Research forecast. Electrified vehicles counted […]

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Last Wednesday Wrightspeed rolled out the first commercial application of a range-extended electric refuse truck with its partner company in Sonoma County, Calif. During a press conference, Wrightspeed, the manufacturer of range-extended electric vehicle (REV) powertrains for heavy-duty applications, delivered a Class 8 Freightliner to partner The Ratto Group, a Santa Rosa, Calif.-based refuse, yard […]

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Improvements in fuel economy, adoption of alternative powertrains, and increasing government mandates, will help reduce emissions and increase efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, a new Navigant Research report finds. In the United States, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) use more than a quarter of all fuel burned annually, according to Navigant Research. MHDVs make […]

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Large semi-trucks employing conductive technology can cruise along in the right lane of a 1.2-mile stretch of the E16 highway outside the city of Gävle, close to the Baltic Sea in central Sweden, using electric power. Called the eHighway, when the big rigs exit the test area they automatically revert to their diesel plug-in hybrid […]

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