The 2022 United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference or COP27 started this week in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt and runs through November 18. Lawmakers have come together to urge President Biden to sign a Global Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Zero-Emission Medium-and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (MHDV), co-led by CALSTART and the Government of the Netherlands. Signed by 16 countries and endorsed by more than 60 state and local governments, participants are calling for President Biden to add the U.S. as a signatory.
As part of CALSTART’s Global Drive to Zero program, a Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI) Data Explorer has been announced as a new tool allowing users to filter, explore, compare, and visualize data about today’s zero-emission truck and bus models. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is offering new technical assistance to transit agencies wanting to transition to low-and no-emission buses and ferries. Jared Schnader and Mike Hynes on CALSTART’s bus team are also available to help members.
For those focused on the hydrogen sector, there’s a draft Department of Energy National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap report designed to facilitate widescale production and use of clean hydrogen including for forklifts, trucks, marine and aviation. DOE is soliciting comments and they are due by December 1, 2022.
Nikola and ChargePoint have partnered to drive deployment of EV charging infrastructure, targeting fleets across the U.S. Under the arrangement, Nikola will be able to resell ChargePoint’s portfolio of charging infrastructure and software solutions. In another development, Phoenix Motorcars has announced a strategic partnership to jointly develop Type A electric school buses with Pegasus specialty vehicles. The agreement specifies a minimum of 300 buses to be built within three years.
As Amazon pulls into your driveway over the holidays it’s possible that a Rivian EV will be your delivery vehicle. The company expects that the vans will deliver to more than 100 U.S. cities including Denver, New York, Oakland, Houston, Boston, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh.
So many EVs and so many batteries! Li-Cycle, the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, and Vines Energy Solutions (a Vingroup company which is the largest conglomerate in Vietnam) have announced a global battery recycling partnership that is expected to achieve sustainable and closed-loop battery production. VinFast has plans to build a large EV manufacturing facility in North Carolina.
Lawmakers Urge Biden Administration to Sign Global MOU at COP27, Global Drive to Zero | https://bit.ly/3teFHTp
CALSTART Offers Insights with ZETI Tool, FleetOwner |https://bit.ly/3TnCXOp
Low and No-Emission Vehicle Federal Technical Assistance, FTA | https://bit.ly/3EiZPuc
Draft DOE National Clean Hydrogen Strategy, Morgan Lewis | https://bit.ly/3A0lNQa
Nikola Markets ChargePoint EV, electrek | https://bit.ly/3WMmBBK
Phoenix Motorcars & Pegasus Enter School Bus Partnership, ChargedEVs | https://bit.ly/3NSSxQW
Amazon Rolls Out Rivian EVs for Holiday Deliveries, UtilityDive | https://bit.ly/3UlKNJv
Vingroup and Li-Cycle Launch Global Battery Recycling Partnership, Green Car Congress | https://bit.ly/3WZ8ERc