NEWSNOTES | July 13, 2022
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | July 13, 2022

NEWSNOTES | July 13, 2022

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 / Kimberly Taylor

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is out with a report that shows an almost 8,500% increase in zero-emission, class 2b-8, fleet deployments and commitments in the last five years. The findings are based on public announcements of leading fleet commitments to deploy zero-emission trucks as well as actual number of trucks on the road. CALSTART’s Zero-Emission Technology Inventory Tool is an online interactive resource that in real time will show worldwide commercial availability offerings of zero-emission medium-and heavy-duty vehicles (MDHDVs). This is just one tool available through CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program.

Canada is one of the countries that has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for CALSTART’s Global Drive to Zero program. The country is the latest to announce significant incentives to offset the cost of the purchase of medium- and heavy-duty zero emission vehicles over a combustion vehicle. The $550 million program opened this week and will run for four years.

Green Power Motor Company, a Canadian electric bus manufacturer, has acquired Torrance, California based Lion Truck Body. Lion Truck Body has years of experience and designs and installs a range of state-of-the-art truck bodies including refrigerated box, aluminum beds, stake bed, flatbed, and service body.  In other partnership news, AMPLY Power and Lightning eMotors are launching a new offering. AMPLY has released the first deployment of its Powered by AMPLY offering, that enables OEMs to integrate AMPLY’s charge management software with their EVs. They have partnered with Lightning to launch the new offering. 

Kudos to ConMet which was recently recognized as the recipient of Navistar’s Gold Performance award which recognizes excellence across quality, delivery, cost, and continuous improvement. ConMet has been a supplier to Navistar for over 25 years supplying wheel ends, plastic components, and castings.

GE Appliances is incorporating electric freight vehicles into their fleet in the Southeast where they are deploying Einride electric trucks. GE says the move will increase their efficiency and reliability and lower the cost of moving manufacturing materials and components. Another fleet, CTG, is going to take advantage of Electreon’s wireless EV Charging in both New York and Las Vegas. CTG has over 2,800 limousines and taxis and plans to transition to electric vehicles (EV).

Canoo is an EV startup that received news that Walmart wants to buy 4,500 of their delivery vans. Walmart plans to expand their last mile delivery fleet sustainably. Canoo plans to manufacture the van in Pryor, Oklahoma later this year.

VinFast is a Vietnamese company that has announced an investment “in the tens of millions of US dollars” in ProLogium, a Taiwanese manufacturer of next-generation solid-state battery sells. The two companies have an MOU that includes a goal of expanding its smart mobility solutions worldwide.



The ZEV Future is Here, Environmental Defense Fund |

Zero-Emission Technology Inventory, CALSTART |

Canada Introduces Subsidies for Medium and Heavy EVs, |

GreenPower Acquires Lion Truck Body, Metro Magazine |

AMPLY Power Partners with Lightning eMotors, electrek |

ConMet Receives Navistar Supplier Excellence Award, Fleet Equipment Magazine |

GE Deploys Einride Electric Trucks in US Southeast, ChargedEVs |

Electreon Partners to Bring Charging to New York, Las Vegas Fleets, NGT News |

Canoo gets Walmart Order for 4,500 Electric Vans, Axios |

VinFast to Invest Tens of Millions of US Dollars in ProLogium, InsideEVs |