News Notes

NEWSNOTES | April 18, 2024

NEWSNOTES | April 18, 2024

Thursday, April 18, 2024 /Kimberly Taylor
Eight months ago, school transportation provider First Student announced they had hit the 2 million mile mark with its growing EV school bus fleet. Today North America’s largest school bus operator reports that they’ve surpassed the 3 million milesto ...
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NEWSNOTES | April 11, 2024

NEWSNOTES | April 11, 2024

Thursday, April 11, 2024 /Kimberly Taylor
Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the ability of California to set its own, more stringent environmental and emissions standards. There were 17 states that were plaintiffs in the case as well as petroleum ...
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NEWSNOTES | April 4, 2024

NEWSNOTES | April 4, 2024

Thursday, April 4, 2024 /Kimberly Taylor
The Biden-Harris administration has prioritized key freight corridors and hubs as part of a national zero-emission freight corridor strategy. CALSTART applauds the move which aligns with key recommendations in its roadmap, Phasing in U.S. Charging In ...
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NEWSNOTES | March 28, 2024

NEWSNOTES | March 28, 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024 /Kimberly Taylor
Last week the Biden administration issued a rule designed to ensure that most new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. are all-electric or hybrids by 2032. InCharge Energy CEO Terry O’Day suggests that the regulation gives investors great ...
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NEWSNOTES | March 20, 2024

NEWSNOTES | March 20, 2024

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 /Kimberly Taylor
The Biden administration has announced a clean car rule designed to shift the nation toward electric vehicles (EVs) and require strict limits on climate pollution from passenger cars. The rule is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7.2 bil ...
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NEWSNOTES | March 13, 2024

NEWSNOTES | March 13, 2024

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 /Kimberly Taylor
Range Energy is working hard to make towing cleaner, safer, and better for drivers. Their trailers are providing solutions to the challenges of electrifying long-haul on-road trucks. Now they have come up with a new operational expenditure (OpEx) sav ...
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NEWSNOTES | March 7, 2024

NEWSNOTES | March 7, 2024

Thursday, March 7, 2024 /Kimberly Taylor
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced two Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) to disburse $3 billion for zero-emission port equipment and infrastructure at U.S. ports. There is also $150 million for climate and air quality plann ...
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NEWSNOTES | February 7, 2024

NEWSNOTES | February 7, 2024

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 /Kimberly Taylor
Ford and General Motors (GM) were the first two automakers who lined up to adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACs) and which is now being recognized by the automotive standards organization SAE International. Tesla’s design manager said ...
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NEWSNOTES | January 24, 2024

NEWSNOTES | January 24, 2024

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 /Kimberly Taylor
Forbes offers some hope for the health of the electric vehicle (EV) market regardless of how this year’s election cycle plays out. It turns out that red states are seeing significant growth in investments. Cummins, Daimler, and Paccar will invest in ...
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NEWSNOTES | January 17, 2024

NEWSNOTES | January 17, 2024

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 /Kimberly Taylor
WAVE Charging continues its work on their ultra-fast wireless charging system. The company is partnering with Cummins Inc., Venture Logistics, and the US Department of Energy (DOE) to deploy and demonstrate the charger to move cargo at a Venture Logi ...
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NEWSNOTES | January 12, 2024

NEWSNOTES | January 12, 2024

Friday, January 12, 2024 /Kimberly Taylor
The showcase of all things tech is taking place in Las Vegas as the Consumer Technology Association’s trade show features many players in clean transportation. South Korean manufacturer Hyundai took the opportunity to talk about its hydrogen value ...
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NEWSNOTES | January 3, 2024

NEWSNOTES | January 3, 2024

Wednesday, January 3, 2024 /Kimberly Taylor
The new year brings new IRS rules for electric vehicle (EV) tax credits. While fewer vehicles are eligible for the maximum $7,500 credit, there are still many models that are still eligible for at least a portion of the full tax credit. Buyers can al ...
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NEWSNOTES | December 20, 2023

NEWSNOTES | December 20, 2023

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
President Biden is focusing on sustainable travel alternatives having produced a plan to cut emissions from federal employee travel. The new policy prioritizes electric vehicles (EV), using rail for distances up to 250 miles and using public transit. ...
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NEWSNOTES | December 13, 2023

NEWSNOTES | December 13, 2023

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Ohio has opened the first EV charging station funded by the 2021 federal infrastructure law. Built by EVgo, the station can charge four vehicles simultaneously up to 80% within 20 to 40 minutes. The station is west of Columbus and includes a partners ...
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NEWSNOTES | December 6, 2023

NEWSNOTES | December 6, 2023

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced that the state fleet of 8,000 vehicles will be electric by 2040. The plan calls for all light-duty vehicles to be zero-emission by 2033 with heavy-duty vehicles required to transition by 2040. New York ...
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NEWSNOTES | November 16, 2023

NEWSNOTES | November 16, 2023

Thursday, November 16, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
John O’Leary, the CEO of Daimler Truck notes that $52 billion of investment in charging infrastructure will be required to support the growth in electric commercial vehicles by 2032. Those investments are growing and Watt EV is a good example. As the ...
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NEWSNOTES | November 2, 2023

NEWSNOTES | November 2, 2023

Thursday, November 2, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
BP announced today that they will spend $100 million to acquire ultra-fast charging hardware from Tesla. In doing so, they facilitate the expansion of the bp pulse public network. Beginning next year, the company will have charging infrastructure in ...
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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 $ ...
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NEWSNOTES | October 11, 2023

NEWSNOTES | October 11, 2023

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
If you’ve been thinking about buying a Tesla, now could be a good time as the EV models are up to $9,000 cheaper than the average new car following slowing demand in the market. At the beginning of October Tesla cut prices for its Model 3 and Model Y ...
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NEWSNOTES | October 4, 2023

NEWSNOTES | October 4, 2023

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Thanks to Jay Leno there’s an update on the Tesla semi. A few highlights included that the Tesla trucks have replaced diesel truck on its route to bring battery packs from Nevada to the Fremont factory which is a 260- mile trip. Tesla has built seve ...
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NEWSNOTES | September 20, 2023

NEWSNOTES | September 20, 2023

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
CALSTART’s Niki Okuk is a former small fleet manager who parlayed that experience into now overseeing the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) HVIP program for electric truck vouchers. Her focus is on the Innovative Small E-Fleet pilot (ISEF), whi ...
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NEWSNOTES | September 13, 2023

NEWSNOTES | September 13, 2023

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
The state of Georgia and local governments are on track to give $2.1 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to Hyundai Motor Group following an announcement from the South Korean automaker and a partner announced last month that it will invest an ...
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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 und ...
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NEWSNOTES | August 30, 2023

NEWSNOTES | August 30, 2023

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Ford Pro has announced new charging hardware by way of facilitating the transition of commercial fleets to electric vehicles (EVs). The Series 2 Charger, designed for commercial vehicle use, offers a fully integrated charging solution that simplifies ...
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NEWSNOTES | August 16, 2023

NEWSNOTES | August 16, 2023

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
When considering the purchase of an electric vehicle (EV), comparing mileage range can end up saving you money. Business News looked at some affordable models that have long mileage ranges. Among those that made the list of 2023 models are the Chevro ...
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NEWSNOTES | August 16, 2023

NEWSNOTES | August 16, 2023

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
VinFast Auto made a successful NASDAQ debut yesterday with the opening price valued at US $23 billion. VinFast is an arm of Vietnam’s most prominent conglomerate, Vingroup. VinFast makes electric SUVs, scooter and buses that are sold in Vietnam and N ...
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NEWSNOTES | August 2, 2023

NEWSNOTES | August 2, 2023

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Electric vehicles (EVs) are surging everywhere, including Capitol Hill, perhaps signaling a trend toward growing acceptance of EVs. Politico is out with a list of 25 members of Congress who drive EVs and the early adopters are from both sides of the ...
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NEWSNOTES | July 26, 2023

NEWSNOTES | July 26, 2023

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Last April General Motors (GM) signaled the end of the line for the Chevrolet Bolt. Yesterday, during a quarterly earnings call, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mary Barra confirmed that there is a new version of the Bolt on the way. Barra said Bolt cu ...
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NEWSNOTES | July 19, 2023

NEWSNOTES | July 19, 2023

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
CALSTART is lucky to have Cynthia Williams, Global Director of Sustainability at Ford, as our Board Chair. She’s featured in Business Insider explaining why she believes EV adoption will lead to a stronger power grid. Many wonder how the electric... ...
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NEWSNOTES | July 12, 2023

NEWSNOTES | July 12, 2023

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
If you are noticing Amazon’s growing fleet of electric vehicles over the last six months there’s a reason for that. The company has pledged to have 100,000 delivery vehicles on the road by 2030 and in the last year more than 5,000 Rivian electric van ...
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NEWSNOTES | June 14, 2023

NEWSNOTES | June 14, 2023

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
There’s a new electric vehicle (EV) battery cell plant in town and it’s a joint venture between General Motors (GM) and Samsung. The $3 billion facility is in Indiana about 80 miles east of Chicago. The plant is expected to create 1,700 manufacturing ...
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NEWSNOTES | June 7, 2023

NEWSNOTES | June 7, 2023

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
A rapid transition to electric vehicle (EV) only sales would have huge health benefits according to a new report from the American Lung Association (ALA). If the U.S. sells only emissions-free passenger vehicles by 2035, enough pollution would be cut ...
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NEWSNOTES | May 31, 2023

NEWSNOTES | May 31, 2023

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Early in 2024, Ford owners will have access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across the U.S. and Canada. Ford will begin equipping its EVs with built-in ports for connecting to Tesla’s proprietary North American Charging Standard (NACS). Ford ...
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NEWSNOTES | May 25, 2023

NEWSNOTES | May 25, 2023

Thursday, May 25, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Volvo trucks will be selling 1,000 electric trucks between now and 2030 to Holcim, a sustainable building company marking their largest commercial order to date. Switzerland based Holcim plans to deploy the trucks across their operations in Europe be ...
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NEWSNOTES | May 10, 2023

NEWSNOTES | May 10, 2023

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Kudos to the team that put on the impressive ACT Expo last week in Anaheim, CA. It truly was a who’s who of the industry with organizers reporting 12,000 people in attendance. Many CALSTART members were there including Nikola, WattEV, Volvo Trucks, H ...
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NEWSNOTES | April 26, 2023

NEWSNOTES | April 26, 2023

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
An impressive 21% of all new light vehicles sold in California in the first quarter of 2023 were electric vehicles (EVs). This equates to about 124,000 new EVs sold in the quarter, the highest quarterly sales to date in the state. ...
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NEWSNOTES | April 19, 2023

NEWSNOTES | April 19, 2023

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
If you are looking to take advantage of the $7,500 federal tax credit for purchasing an electric vehicle, the LA Times is out with the ten vehicles that are eligible for the full amount. An additional seven vehicles qualify for half-credits or $3,750 ...
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NEWSNOTES | April 12, 2023

NEWSNOTES | April 12, 2023

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
The Biden administration has unveiled new tailpipe emissions rules that that would lead to an estimated two-thirds of new light-duty vehicles and nearly half of medium-duty vehicles being electric by 2032. The rules would generate as much as $1.6 tri ...
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NEWSNOTES | April 11, 2023

NEWSNOTES | April 11, 2023

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
The Biden administration has unveiled new tailpipe emissions rules that that would lead to an estimated two-thirds of new light-duty vehicles and nearly half of medium-duty vehicles being electric by 2032. The rules would generate as much as $1.6 tri ...
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NEWSNOTES | April 5, 2023

NEWSNOTES | April 5, 2023

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved waivers that will let California mandate that half of all new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) sold in the state are electric by 2035. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposed new rules ...
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NEWSNOTES | March 29, 2023

NEWSNOTES | March 29, 2023

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Israeli based Electreon is collaborating with Toyota and Denso to develop an advanced wireless vehicle charging kit based on Electreon’s technology. They will co-develop an aftermarket wireless kit for current electric vehicles (EVs) and integrate th ...
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NEWSNOTES | March 22, 2023

NEWSNOTES | March 22, 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Transit technology provider Via has acquired Citymapper, which provides a journey planning app for consumers. The Citymapper app, allows users to plan a trip based on the criteria they need most such as arrival time, cost, or transit mode. They want ...
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NEWSNOTES | March 15, 2023

NEWSNOTES | March 15, 2023

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Maryland Governor Wes Moore, surrounded by electric cars and trucks, recommitted the state to following California’s Advanced Clean Cars II standards for electric vehicles (EVs). The agency expects to finalize a regulation laying out the timetable fo ...
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NEWSNOTES | March 1, 2023

NEWSNOTES | March 1, 2023

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
CALSTART, Cummins and National Grid are among the recipients of $7 million in funding from the Departments of Energy (DOE) and Transportation for hydrogen projects and electric truck funding. CALSTART’s award is for an east coast commercial ZEV corri ...
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NEWSNOTES | February 22, 2023

NEWSNOTES | February 22, 2023

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Republic Services is expanding its electric truck fleet in partnership with Oshkosh Corporation, a truck manufacturer based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Republic, which has the fifth largest vocational fleet with 17,000 trucks, will begin operating two ele ...
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NEWSNOTES | February 8, 2023

NEWSNOTES | February 8, 2023

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
School transportation provider First Student has announced that they’ve successfully achieved 1-million miles driven in electric buses. The company has 230 EV buses and has carried 800,000 students to school. Vertically integrated commercial EV maker ...
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NEWSNOTES | February 1, 2023

NEWSNOTES | February 1, 2023

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
Karma automotive and B-ON (an electric vehicle solutions provider) are partnering to produce a fully electric light commercial vehicle at their facility in California this year. Karma will produce an initial run of delivery truck vehicles for B-ON th ...
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NEWSNOTES | January 18, 2023

NEWSNOTES | January 18, 2023

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 /Kimberly Taylor
And the Edmunds (independent source of car information and vehicle reviews) winner is…the Chevrolet Bolt which is their top-rated electric car for 2023. Among the reasons given for the top spot includes utility, handy features, a healthy range rating ...
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NEWSNOTES | January 18, 2023

NEWSNOTES | January 18, 2023

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Port demand for electric trucks is high and Forum Mobility, an electric truck startup, has raised $15 million in Series A funding in addition to $400 million in infrastructure buildout funding. Included in the funding is a significant investment from ...
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NEWSNOTES | December 14, 2022

NEWSNOTES | December 14, 2022

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council met this fall, and the role of technicians was a hot topic. Taki Darakos with Pitt Ohio (formerly with FedEx) is no stranger to the planning required in adopting new technologies. T ...
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NEWSNOTES | December 7, 2022

NEWSNOTES | December 7, 2022

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
Now that had to be a good time. Yesterday, Fraser Atkinson, CEO and chair of Greenpower Motor Company was given the honor of ringing the opening bell on the trade floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). They’ve had a good year including launchin ...
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NEWSNOTES | November 30, 2022

NEWSNOTES | November 30, 2022

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
A round of funding provided by last year’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will inject $550 million into a grant program that promotes energy efficiency, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ...
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NEWSNOTES | November 28, 2022

NEWSNOTES | November 28, 2022

Monday, November 28, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
CALSTART’s leadership was on display at COP27 as the initiator of a global Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that the U.S. has signed and committed to. The MOU commits the U.S. to a goal of 100% zero-emission truck and bus sales by 2040, with an inte ...
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NEWSNOTES | November 16, 2022

NEWSNOTES | November 16, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
U.S. American battery recycling provider Cirba Solutions has extended an agreement with General Motors to recycle EV lithium-ion batteries generated by manufacturing and research at select GM facilities through 2024. Cirba Solutions operates six faci ...
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NEWSNOTES | November 9, 2022

NEWSNOTES | November 9, 2022

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
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- ...
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NEWSNOTES | November 2, 2022

NEWSNOTES | November 2, 2022

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
The stimulus is having a stimulating effect for all markets. First Student is focused on school buses and thanks to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), eleven of the company’s school district partners have been awarded $63 million ...
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NEWSNOTES | October 27, 2022

NEWSNOTES | October 27, 2022

Thursday, October 27, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
BlueOval City is a Ford mega campus designed as a sustainable automotive manufacturing ecosystem in West Tennessee. ...
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NEWSNOTES | October 19, 2022

NEWSNOTES | October 19, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
The Biden Administration has announced $2.8 billion that has been awarded to support domestic EV battery manufacturing and mineral production. Awards have been made to twenty manufacturers across fifteen states designed to further the developments of ...
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NEWSNOTES | October 6, 2022

NEWSNOTES | October 6, 2022

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
They are hooked! Electric car buyers, that is. Axios is monitoring electric vehicle (EV) purchasing behaviors and most EV owners stick with electric vehicles for their next purchase, too. The options are growing with EV models increasing from 27 in J ...
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NEWSNOTES | September 28, 2022

NEWSNOTES | September 28, 2022

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
Kudos to Swedish commercial EV startup Volta Trucks which has completed the first test phase of the all-electric Volta Zero in partnership with DB Schenker, their biggest fleet customer. The fleet has pre-ordered nearly 1,500 full electric vehicles. ...
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NEWSNOTES | September 14, 2022

NEWSNOTES | September 14, 2022

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
From beginning to end the news today all intersects with the pathway to zero-emission transportation. Up first is the Port of Long Beach which showcased several industry leaders yesterday including 4 Gen Logistics, a port drayage company, that is pur ...
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NEWSNOTES | September 7, 2022

NEWSNOTES | September 7, 2022

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
Proterra and ElDorado National California (ENC) are working together on the next generation of electric transit buses. ENC makes commercial vehicles for transit, and they’ve announced a second-generation electric bus using Proterra’s battery tech. ...
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NEWSNOTES | August 31, 2022

NEWSNOTES | August 31, 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
Last week California air regulators voted on an historic plan that would effectively require all new cars sold within the state to be zero-emission vehicles by 2035 with a goal of phasing out internal combustion engines and their harmful, planet warm ...
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NEWSNOTES | August 24, 2022

NEWSNOTES | August 24, 2022

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has almost completed the installation of more than 1,300 Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers, including Level 2 and DC Fast Charging options. 832 EV chargers are already installed with the remainder expected to be i ...
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NEWSNOTES | September 10, 2022

NEWSNOTES | September 10, 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
Thanks to the $5 billion the federal government will be delivering to states across the country, a lot of planning is underway to accelerate clean transportation. ...
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NEWSNOTES | August 3, 2022

NEWSNOTES | August 3, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
For the second month in a row Ford has seen strong sales gains. The automaker is reporting a 168.7% increase in electric vehicle (EV) sales with the Mustang Mach-E up 74% and the F-150 Lightning realizing its best month since it launched. ...
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NEWSNOTES | July 27, 2022

NEWSNOTES | July 27, 2022

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
General Motors (GM) has ambitious plans to build more than one million EVs in North America by 2025. The automaker has announced a deal with South Korea’s LG Chem for 950,000 tons of cathode active materials (CAM). ...
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NEWSNOTES | July 20, 2022

NEWSNOTES | July 20, 2022

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
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 hyd ...
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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. ...
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NEWSNOTES | July 6, 2022

NEWSNOTES | July 6, 2022

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
The buzz is starting to build around the massive transportation logistics required in advance of the 2028 Olympics to be held in Los Angeles. Organizers want to say no to cars preferring to rely on transit, walking or biking. ...
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NEWSNOTES | June 29, 2022

NEWSNOTES | June 29, 2022

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
European Union (EU) countries have reached a deal backing stricter climate rules that will eliminate carbon emissions from new cars by 2035 after Italy gave up demands for a five-year delay. ...
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NEWSNOTES | June 15, 2022

NEWSNOTES | June 15, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
Freight Waves this week digs into the available funding through California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) as well as some of the companies that have taken advantage of the available funding. WattEV and Hyzon ...
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NEWSNOTES | June 10, 2022

NEWSNOTES | June 10, 2022

Friday, June 10, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
Bloomberg is out with its seventh annual Long-Term Electric Vehicle (EV) Outlook and there are a lot of successes to tout. That said, without regulations and policies just a little over two-thirds of the global fleet will be zero-emission by 2050. ...
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NEWSNOTES | June 1, 2022

NEWSNOTES | June 1, 2022

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
The pace of electrification is about to speed up as WattEV is building a network of charging hubs for electric trucks. The California-based company has broken ground and their aim is to have a gigawatt of charging capacity to support 12,000 of its ow ...
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NEWSNOTES | May 25, 2022

NEWSNOTES | May 25, 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
Michigan is innovating once again in clean transportation and the City of Detroit in partnership with Proterra has purchased four electric buses. The buses are funded through a federal grant as part of a pilot program. CALSTART member Stantec is fea ...
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NEWSNOTES | May 18, 2022

NEWSNOTES | May 18, 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
Kudos to CALSTART member GNA for attracting 8,500 people to the ACT Expo last week in Long Beach. Forbes was there and provides a look at the industry powerhouses leading the charge in ushering in the newest next-generation battery- and hydrogen-powe ...
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NEWSNOTES | May 4, 2022

NEWSNOTES | May 4, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
The Biden administration announced on Monday a $3.1 billion plan to boost domestic manufacturing of batteries to shift the country toward electric vehicles. The funds will go toward building, retooling, or expanding manufacturing of batteries and bat ...
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NEWSNOTES | April 27, 2022

NEWSNOTES | April 27, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
It is interesting to see how many new players are entering the U.S. market. VinFast is an ambitious electric crossover SUV from Vietnam and comes to North America from a well-financed startup automaker. Autoblog looks at how they plan to enter the U. ...
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NEWSNOTES | April 20, 2022

NEWSNOTES | April 20, 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Kudos to Rob Delcore, General Manager of Symbio North America for winning a $2 million award from the California Energy Commission (CEC). Symbio will develop a hydrogen fuel cell truck for regional haul trucking. Michelin, too, is part of the award a ...
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NEWSNOTES | April 13, 2022

NEWSNOTES | April 13, 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
California’s clean-air regulators have unveiled a far-reaching proposal that would ramp-up sales of zero-emission cars and banning new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. The proposal sets in motion a 45-day public comment process. At least fifteen other ...
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NEWSNOTES | April 6, 2022

NEWSNOTES | April 6, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
Startup Watt EV has ordered 50 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks as they launch their Truck-as-a-Service (Taas) model in California. Their system involves the construction of three truck charging depots in the California cities of Bakersfield, San Be ...
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NEWSNOTES | March 30, 2022

NEWSNOTES | March 30, 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
Happy Wednesday! Today is the day that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) opened. An impressive $196,600,000 is available. Funds are set aside for public transit buses, cl ...
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NEWSNOTES | March 16, 2022

NEWSNOTES | March 16, 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
The Department of Energy is doing their part to strengthen the U.S. supply chain by providing $2.91 billion to boost production of the advanced batteries to grow the electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage industries of the future. Replacing an inte ...
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NEWSNOTES | March 2, 2022

NEWSNOTES | March 2, 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
Ford is reorganizing to separate their electric vehicle (EV) and internal combustion engine (ICE) businesses into different units within the company. Their aim is to streamline their EV business and maximize profits. Ford CEO Jim Farley said the comp ...
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NEWSNOTES | February 16, 2022

NEWSNOTES | February 16, 2022

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
The Biden administration is poised to reverse a Trump-era rollback on California’s authority to allow it to adopt stricter vehicle emissions standards. In 2019 the Trump administration rolled back California’s decades old waiver allowing it to set it ...
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NEWSNOTES | February 9, 2022

NEWSNOTES | February 9, 2022

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
If you’ve been wondering about market growth for zero-emission (ZE) trucks, wonder no more. CALSTART is out with a report that says models of ZE trucks have grown 625% since 2019 and today there are 140,000 pending orders for ZE trucks. Of the truck ...
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NEWSNOTES | January 26, 2022

NEWSNOTES | January 26, 2022

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
The Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) continues to embrace cleaner vehicles, this time with the delivery of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (HFCEVs). The company has taken delivery of 23 Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicles and plans to expa ...
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NEWSNOTES | January 19, 2022

NEWSNOTES | January 19, 2022

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
CALSTART is out with a new report that tracks the deployment of electric school buses on a state-by-state basis. The report finds that as of September of last year, 1,738 electric school buses have been funded, ordered, delivered, and deployed across ...
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NEWSNOTES | January 12, 2022

NEWSNOTES | January 12, 2022

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
California Governor Gavin Newsom has laid out a $6.1 billion spending plan that continues to spotlight zero-emission transportation. The proposal includes a total of $10 billion in clean transportation funding over six years. CALSTART president and C ...
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NEWSNOTES | January 5, 2022

NEWSNOTES | January 5, 2022

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 /Kimberly Taylor
California’s Advanced Clean Trucks Rule is gaining traction around the country with New York and Massachusetts joining most recently. The California regulation mandates increased zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) truck sales beginning with Model Year 202 ...
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NEWSNOTES | December 15, 2021

NEWSNOTES | December 15, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
The state of Michigan aims to attract large businesses to the state. Toward that end, the state legislature passed a $1.5 billion bill that includes an EV battery factory that GM wants to build in the state. One Senator commented that residents are c ...
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NEWSNOTES | December 8, 2021

NEWSNOTES | December 8, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
BP has taken its first major step into electrification in the U.S. by acquiring Amply Power for an undisclosed amount. ...
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NEWSNOTES | December 1, 2021

NEWSNOTES | December 1, 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
More than 1,000 auto executives were surveyed recently on the state of automotive transformation over the next 10 years and some of it is eye opening. From the future of powertrains and supply chains to digitalization and new technologies, KPMG Inter ...
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NEWSNOTES | November 10, 2021

NEWSNOTES | November 10, 2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
The UN Climate Change Conference in the UK is well under way as building a consensus on the pace of the transition to zero emission vehicles is top of mind. Today, CALSTART in partnership with the government of the Netherlands have announced a Memora ...
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NEWSNOTES | November 3, 2021

NEWSNOTES | November 3, 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) where there’s a focus on the shift to zero emission vehicles. Consensus building on the necessary pace of the transition to zero emission takes center stage on November 10 whi ...
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NEWSNOTES | October 20, 2021

NEWSNOTES | October 20, 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
Tesla, Toyota and Ford are just a few of the automakers who are tackling global supply chain challenges by spending billions of dollars to make battery cells for electric vehicles. It’s growing so much that AlixPartners projects the investments will ...
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NEWSNOTES | October 6, 2021

NEWSNOTES | October 6, 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
Detroit automaker General Motors (GM) is going to open a battery cell research and development center by the middle of next year in order to trim the costs for electric vehicles (EVs). The company recently announced an investment of $35 billion for a ...
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NEWSNOTES | September 29, 2021

NEWSNOTES | September 29, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
Southern California Edison (SCE) is out with Mind the Gap, an analysis of the policy changes and additions needed to ensure California can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. Electrifying transportation is just one part of the picture as ...
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NEWSNOTES | September 22, 2021

NEWSNOTES | September 22, 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
CALSTART members Volvo and Amply Power are working with Manhattan Beer. The New York City area beverage distributor has deployed five Volvo Class 8 vehicles. ...
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NEWSNOTES | September 15, 2021

NEWSNOTES | September 15, 2021

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
Other than Tesla, the ninth largest company in the world, who are the next biggest EV makers in line after them? ...
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NEWSNOTES | September 8, 2021

NEWSNOTES | September 8, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
The always innovating Amply Power is partnering with the nonprofit WattTime to provide its electric vehicle (EV) bus and truck customers with new decarbonization solutions. ...
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NEWSNOTES | August 25, 2021

NEWSNOTES | August 25, 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
First up is the Good News Network featuring member companies eNow and XL Fleet who are collaborating on a battery system to be installed under the floors of its truck allowing for 12 hours more for run time between charges. ...
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NEWSNOTES | August 18, 2021

NEWSNOTES | August 18, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
Goodyear Ventures has made electric vehicle (EV) charging company AmpUp happy with the news that they are the most recent seed-to-growth-stage startup they are investing in ...
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NEWSNOTES | August 11 2021

NEWSNOTES | August 11 2021

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
Last week President Biden was joined by the CEOs of Detroit’s three automakers where he announced a goal of making half of all new vehicles sold by 2030 emissions-free. ...
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NEWSNOTES | August 4, 2021

NEWSNOTES | August 4, 2021

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
Ford Motor Company, as well as other companies, will showcase their F-150 electric pickup truck at the White House tomorrow as the Biden administration will lay out plans for new fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles ...
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NEWSNOTES | July 28, 2021

NEWSNOTES | July 28, 2021

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
The long-awaited infrastructure bill in the U.S. Senate looks like it will move forward, possibly with a test vote this evening. Public transit has been a sticking point for the deal which is expected to cost over $1.2 trillion over eight years. ...
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NEWSNOTES | July 21, 2021

NEWSNOTES | July 21, 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
For some time naysayers have repeatedly claimed that electric vehicles (EV) are no cleaner than gas powered vehicles. The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is out with a new study showing that EVs produce far fewer greenhouse gas e ...
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NEWSNOTES | July 14, 2021

NEWSNOTES | July 14, 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
Investor-owned electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched its Charge Ready program which will add 38,000 electric chargers for passenger vehicles throughout its service area over the next five years. ...
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NEWSNOTES | July 7, 2021

NEWSNOTES | July 7, 2021

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
CALSTART Executive Vice President Bill Van Amburg’s eloquence was on full display last week as he testified before the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. His topic was how investing in clean transportation can solve the climate crisis ...
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NEWSNOTES | June 30, 2021

NEWSNOTES | June 30, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
Kudos to General Motors for creating a $25 million Climate Equity Fund, recognizing that climate change doesn’t impact all communities equally. As they move toward an electric future their equitable climate action focus is on electric vehicle (EV) ac ...
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NEWSNOTES | June 23, 2021

NEWSNOTES | June 23, 2021

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
National Grid, a major utility in the US and UK has joined EV100 which is a global initiative where companies make a commitment to switch their fleets to electric and/or installing charging by 2030. For National Grid that means 5,784 vehicles will be ...
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NEWSNOTES | June 16, 2021

NEWSNOTES | June 16, 2021

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is signaling a significant prioritization of electric vehicles (EVs), batteries, and connected vehicles over the next five years. DOE has announced that $200 million will be allocated to national labs, subject to a ...
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NEWSNOTES | June 9, 2021

NEWSNOTES | June 9, 2021

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
Now that was fast. The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP) opened to a total of $84 million (half of this year’s voucher funds) yesterday and was fully ...
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NEWSNOTES | May 26, 2021

NEWSNOTES | May 26, 2021

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
Ah, they grow up so fast. I remember when Colorado-based Lightning eMotors was just starting out more than a decade ago ...
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NEWSNOTES | May 19, 2021

NEWSNOTES | May 19, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
Israeli-based ElectReon has joined the Italian Arena of the Future project to demonstrate contactless electric vehicle (EV) charging. ...
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NEWSNOTES | May 12, 2021

NEWSNOTES | May 12, 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 /Kimberly Taylor
Lightning eMotors just keeps growing and that’s not likely to change anytime soon as the company has just gone public. ...
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