Kicking off today by showcasing three new CALSTART members who have recently been added to the fold. First up is Shell Hydrogen which has announced plans to build Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant to help power a Dutch refinery. Renewable hydrogen is part of their strategy to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.
Michigan-based Remora is focused on mobile carbon capture by using a device that captures at least 80% of a semi-truck’s carbon emissions directly from the tailpipe. They are working with Pittsburgh-based flatbed fleet JLE Industries on a 90-day pilot.
Hyundai has unveiled its new electric sedan, the Ioniq 6, which can travel 379 miles on a fully charged battery. The sales of it are expected to start late this year or early in 2023. The Korean automaker expects to spend more than $10 billion in the U.S. by 2025. General Motors (GM) is focusing on infrastructure as they announce a partnership with Pilot travel centers to install EV fast chargers at five hundred Pilot and Flying J locations along U.S. highways. The chargers will be installed and operated by EVgo.
Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy infrastructure solutions, displayed their zero-emissions Class 8 battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in Washington, DC last week. They were joined by Representative Greg Stanton (D-Arizona), as well as CALSTART, the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, the Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition, and others. And up the road a ways Giant Food, the region’s largest grocery store chain, is adding two new electric step-vans from Motiv Power Systems to its fleet. The company plans to add more EVs to its fleet over the next few years. The Maryland Energy Administration’s (MEA) Clean Fuels Incentive Program provided the chain with a grant.
Watt EV is building a public network of heavy-duty battery-electric truck charging depots. With grant support from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the truck company is buying twenty electric Class 8 trucks. The zero-emission trucks will be offered as part of its Trucks-as-a-Service (TaaS) program. Earlier this week the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced $125 million in funding available through its Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE). Buyers can receive up to $500,000 per vehicle or piece of equipment at the point of sale.
Cummins aims to become a major player in the global market for electric and hydrogen powered commercial vehicles. As of August 1, Jennifer Rumsey will take the helm, replacing Tom Linebarger as CEO. Rumsey is looking to position the company to see the kind of dominance in electric and hydrogen systems it has achieved in diesel.
Shell to Build Europe’s ‘Largest’ Renewable Hydrogen Plant, CNBC | https://cnb.cx/3PJK4z0
Remora Truck Exhaust CO2 Capture, Concrete Products | https://bit.ly/3B2Pj92
Hyundai Casts New Ioniq 6 Sedan as Tesla Model 3 Rival, TC | https://tcrn.ch/3PIBLDG
GM to Build a Network of EV Fast Chargers, CNBC | https://cnb.cx/3ct967x
Nikola Hosts Truck Showcase in Nation’s Capital, Nikola | https://bit.ly/3OkIYZB
Giants Adds Motiv Trucks to Delivery Fleet, Baltimore Sun | https://bit.ly/3OrcmgF
Watt EV Invests $3 Million in Grants for Electric Trucks, FleetOwner | https://bit.ly/3aUdH26
CARB Announces $125 Million in CORE Funding, FreightWaves | https://bit.ly/3PKqkv9
Jennifer Rumsey Leads Cummins Cleantech Overhaul, Forbes | https://bit.ly/3RNyNQh