For some time naysayers have repeatedly claimed that electric vehicles (EV) are no cleaner than gas powered vehicles. The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is out with a new study showing that EVs produce far fewer greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) than vehicles that run on gasoline. Even China and India which rely largely on coal for electricity to recharge, the core result is the same globally.
CALSTART team members Owen MacDonnell and Cristiano Facanah are focused on GHGs, too, and they contend that zero-emission heavy-duty trucks (ZE-HDTs) are growing in markets throughout the U.S., Canada, China and Europe with an expected 606 models projected for 2023. Check this out to see the number of available and announced models of new ZE-HDTs. You’ll want to bookmark CALSTART’s Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI) tool which is part of CALSTART’s Drive to Zero program.
There’s a new power partnership in town and this time Proterra has teamed up with ROUSH CleanTech and Penske Truck Leasing. Proterra will supply its battery technology for Roush’s next-generation F-650 all-electric commercial truck, which is scheduled for delivery to Penske in 2023.
Global adoption of hydrogen heavy-duty vehicles is a thing and Hyzon Motors anticipates delivering 5,000 fuel-cell-powered trucks and buses by 2023. The company is the latest truck maker to begin trading on Nasdaq and you can find them under the ticker signal “HYZN.” Hyzon CEO Craig Knight said the listing will help provide access to needed capital.
For those in the freight and marine space looking for funds, up to $34 million is available statewide in California. Under contract to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is the administrator of the Zero-Emission Freight and Marine (ZEFM) program category. The solicitation is open and details are available here.
General Motors (GM) is making news again and their latest announcement will appeal to fleet managers. The new Ultium Charge 360 fleet-charging service will help support home charging and drivers will have access to more than 60,000 public locations to charge. In-Charge Energy has a piece of the action, too, as GM has named them as a preferred provider for the charging solution. In-Charge will be available to support GM fleet and BrightDrop customers.
New mobility options are coming to Miami and Austin thanks to an agreement that was made between Argo AI (an autonomous vehicle startup backed by Ford and Volkswagen) and Lyft. By the end of this year Lyft companies in Miami can hail a robotaxi and riders in Austin will be able to take advantage of the AV option next year.
Technology company Endera recently joined CALSTART and I took note over their announcement that Joe Pritchard has joined their Board. Pritchard Companies is a national dealer for EVs and equipment and is based in Iowa. Congratulations you two!
EV Myth Busted, engadget - https://engt.co/36T0Jfs
How we can Stop Missing the Boat on Big Trucks, GreenBiz - https://bit.ly/3eBXL39
CALSTART’s Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI) Tool - https://bit.ly/3hVrJBb
ROUSH, Penske and Proterra Collaborate, IndustryWeek - https://bit.ly/3kGrnA5
Hyzon Begins Trading on Nasdaq, Utility Dive - https://bit.ly/3iwkX3P
Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Projects, CA VW Mitigation Trust - https://bit.ly/2UqfEev
GM Announces New Fleet Charging Service, Transport Topics - https://bit.ly/3kMq7f3
In-Charge Energy to Support GM, ChargedEVs - https://bit.ly/3hRouL8
Ford’s Self-Driving Cars to Debut in Miami and Austin, The Verge - https://bit.ly/3kKDfRE
Pritchard Joins Endera Board, Metro - https://bit.ly/3wXgjRw