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Category: Green

Ryder to Offer Renewable Diesel in San Francisco

Ryder to Offer Renewable Diesel in San Francisco

| May 15, 2017

Ryder has announced that it has begun to offer renewable diesel (RD) fuel, at its San Francisco, Calif. fueling facility. According to Chris Nordh, Ryder Director for Global Fuel Products, “Not to be confused with biodiesel, RD goes through a hydrotreating process instead of a transesterification process through which an ASTM D975 compliant diesel product […]

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Sacramento Pilot to Test 13 All-Electric School Buses

Sacramento Pilot to Test 13 All-Electric School Buses

| May 12, 2017

MotivPower Systems, in partnership with school bus manufacturer Trans Tech, is bringing Zero-emission school buses to the Sacramento region as local school districts lead the way in transitioning school bus fleets from diesel to all-electric. Elk Grove Unified School District and Twin Rivers Unified School District will be receiving buses thanks to a $7.5M grant […]

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BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

| May 4, 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has introduced its class 8 battery-electric refuse truck. According to the company, the new vehicle “represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100 percent battery electric.” BYD’s 10-ton payload refuse truck provides 76 miles of range with minimal […]

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Lightning Hybrids Renames Company, Rolls Out New Lineup

Lightning Hybrids Renames Company, Rolls Out New Lineup

| May 4, 2017

Lightning Hybrids has announced it will change its name to Lightning Systems, effective immediately. The company further noted that in the next two years it will introduce a “new lineup of fleet efficiency products to support commercial and government fleets.” To keep up with demand, support manufacturing of new products, and to service its customers, […]

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UPS Showcases Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

UPS Showcases Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

| May 2, 2017

UPS (NYSE: UPS) has announced it will deploy a prototype extended range Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) in its Rolling Laboratory fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. UPS is working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other partners to design a first-of-its-kind, zero tailpipe emissions, Class 6 medium-duty delivery truck that […]

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Ryder Partners with Electric Vehicle and Drone Package Delivery Manufacturer

Ryder Partners with Electric Vehicle and Drone Package Delivery Manufacturer

| May 2, 2017

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) has announced today that the Company will be the strategic service partner for Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WKHS), an Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone manufacturer. Here’s the scoop: Ryder will be the exclusive maintenance provider for Workhorse’s entire light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicle fleet in North America and will provide a […]

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