NEWSNOTES | September 6, 2023
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | September 6, 2023

NEWSNOTES | September 6, 2023

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 / Kimberly Taylor

The Siemens Foundation is committing to a $30 million, 10-year investment in U.S. workforce development anticipating the need for tens of thousands of workers this decade. From residential chargers to large commercial fleets. Their efforts target underserved and underrepresented communities with an eye toward providing long-lasting and good paying jobs in the EV charging sector. 

Hyzon Motors, Performance Food Group (PFG) and Chart Industries have successfully completed Hyzon’s first commercial run with a liquid hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The 540-mile, 16-hour continuous run demonstrated the viability of on-board liquid hydrogen to fuel long distance, zero-emission transportation. 

Daimler Truck, Paccar Inc. and Cummins Inc. are forming a multi-billion dollar joint venture with China-based EVE Energy to make battery cells for electric commercial vehicles in the U.S. The total investment is expected to be $2 billion to $3 billion. For the last 14-years Motiv Power Systems has been a leader in the electric truck industry. The company has announced Argo, a new medium-duty Class 4-6 truck that will be available in 2024. Some of Motiv’s customers include Cintas, Bimbo Bakeries and Purolator. For those in the vicinity of Oakland, California on Friday, September 15, make sure to check out a zero-emissions Ride & Drive that include vehicles from Hyzon, Kenworth, Nikola, Volvo, Lion Electric and more. Additional information is available here.  

If you’ve not yet seen Amazon’s new fleet of electric cargo bikes, know that you may want one. Amazon delivery drivers in Glasgow, Scotland are switching to the cargo delivery bikes, which are now operational and reducing congestion from hubs in more than 20 cities across the UK and Europe. 

It’s conference time again and if you are interested in buses, CALSTART is supporting the Third Conference on Clean Buses US taking place in San Francisco November 7-8, 2023. The breadth of topics to be covered is vast and includes opportunities available to suppliers of clean buses, OEM perspectives on the role of electric buses and hydrogen and the plan of cities in the US to deploy clean buses. More details are available here. 

There has been no shortage of powerful women leaders in the clean transportation industry. Green Biz shines the spotlight on Gina McCarthy who is the co-chair of America is All In, the former White House climate adviser and a previous EPA administrator. Ms. McCarthy notes five smart lessons to help those experiencing climate anxiety and desiring an accelerated climate action plan. GreenBiz shares her thoughts here.




Siemens to Invest $30 Million to Train EV Charger Technicians, Reuters | 

PFG Tests Liquid Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck, FleetOwner | 

Cummins, Daimler and Paccar Partner on EV Truck Battery Plant, Detroit News | 

Motiv Introduces the Argo MD Electric Truck, electrek | 

Zero Emissions Ride & Drive, Oakland, Harbor Trucking Association | 

Amazon Rolls Out Fleet of Cargo Vehicles, Glasgow Live | 

Third Conference on Clean Buses US, Global Mass Transit |  

5 Lessons From Gina McCarthy, GreenBiz Group |