NEWSNOTES | October 25, 2023
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | October 25, 2023

NEWSNOTES | October 25, 2023

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 / Kimberly Taylor

CALSTART has launched a new East Coast Commercial ZEV Corridor project that will study the charging and fueling industry, utilities and communities along the U.S. East Coast. Situated on one of the nation’s most heavily traveled freight routes, the $1.2 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant will include work with fleets, charging and fueling industries, and utilities to result in a zero-emission freight corridor. 

The  California Air Resources Board (CARB) is out with a report that shows the agencies partnerships with manufacturers are accelerating the adoption of zero-emissions vehicles in the state. CARB’s targeted sales are two years ahead of schedule. Under the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rules, sales requirements start in 2024. RIZON truck is entering the California market and is eligible for the state’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP). The vehicle is a battery-electric cabover truck engineered with Daimler Truck and is distributed by Velocity EV. 

GreenBiz says that fleet electrification is accelerating at record speed with costs going down and growth in infrastructure and regulatory changes are all moving the industry forward. From PepsiCo and Amazon to the City of New York, the pathway to transport decarbonization is accelerating. Watch and read more on the State of Fleet Electrification in 2023. 

Electrada and Daimler Truck Financial Services have entered a partnership where the latter will use Electrada’s 360 Charging-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution. The service allows fleets to electrify in a way that is customized to their specific use cases. The service will be available to select customers in the U.S. in the first half of 2024. 

Hyzon Motors has rolled out its inaugural hydrogen-fueled waste collection vehicle. The truck was conceptualized in Australia positioning it as a platform for international markets. A similar truck designed for the U.S. market will be available for trials during the first half of next year. 

School Transportation News announced an award from the California Department of General Services (DGS) to Phoenix Motorcars which gives any school district in the state the ability to purchase the buses quickly and at a competitive price. Phoenix anticipates helping schools of all sizes to start electrifying their fleets. 

On the light-duty side, General Motors CEO Mary Barra shared more details this week about why the company reversed the decision to discontinue the Bolt and what Bolt enthusiasts can expect when the revamped EV goes on sale. Bolt sales are surging and the revamp will include LFP batteries, a Tesla-style charging port, and new motors and software.



New Federal Initiative Eyes Major East Coast Charging Network, NGT News | 

California Meets Its Target for Zero-Emissions Truck Sales Early, CARB | 

The State of Fleet Electrification, GreenBiz | 

Rizon HVIP Eligibility, The EV Report | 

Electrada, Daimler Partner to Deliver EV Charging-as-a Service, Fleet Equipment | 

Hyzon Deploys Hydrogen-Powered Waste Truck, Green Car Congress | 

Phoenix Motorcars Announces a Contract Award, School Transportation News | 

Why GM is Reviving the Bolt, NBC |