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Category: Green

UPS Adds 700+ Vehicles to Natural Gas Fleet

UPS Adds 700+ Vehicles to Natural Gas Fleet

| June 21, 2018

UPS announced plans to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks. This $130 million dollar investment in CNG capacity for 2018 builds on previous UPS investments of $100 million dollars in 2016 and $90 million dollars in […]

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Oregon Transport Reports Big Gains with Electric Passenger Fleet

Oregon Transport Reports Big Gains with Electric Passenger Fleet

| June 20, 2018

Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD), the public transportation provider in Oregon’s Rogue Valley, and XL, a player in connected vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, announced a successful deployment of six hybrid-electric (HEV) passenger vans in RVTD’s paratransit fleet. Using regenerative braking and electric assist during driving, the XLH electrification technology increases fuel […]

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German Government to Offer Subsidies for Electric Trucks

German Government to Offer Subsidies for Electric Trucks

| June 19, 2018

The German Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) has submitted a subsidy policy for environmentally friendly trucks, which has been published in the Federal Gazette at the beginning of June. According to Dr. Lorenzo Grande of IDTechEx, “Both battery-powered and fuel cell-powered electric vehicles are eligible, as long as they are intended for goods transport. In […]

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Volvo Demonstrates Autonomous Bus

Volvo Demonstrates Autonomous Bus

| June 19, 2018

Throughout the Volvo Ocean Race competition in Gothenburg, Sweden, the pioneering autonomous Volvo bus is being shown. The prototype is based on Volvo’s commercially produced electric city bus, which has been modified as a volvo autonomous bus. At the demo event there will be presentations to show how this technology can contribute to safer and […]

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Proterra Enters Canadian Market with E-Bus Order from Toronto Transit

Proterra Enters Canadian Market with E-Bus Order from Toronto Transit

| June 15, 2018

Proterra, an innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has ordered ten Proterra Catalyst® E2 buses in support of the transit agency’s goal to convert its entire fleet of 1,926 buses to zero-emission buses by 2040. Canada has approximately 24,000 public transit buses in circulation, and around 1,000 buses turn […]

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New Carbon Regulations in Canada for HD Vehicles

New Carbon Regulations in Canada for HD Vehicles

| June 15, 2018

The Government of Canada introducing new carbon regulations on heavy duty (HD) vehicles to fight climate change, reduce pollution, and make investments to improve the health of communities while growing the economy. Here’s what’s happening: The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced new carbon-pollution regulations for heavy-duty vehicles, starting in 2020, and […]

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