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Category: Green

Electric Bus Maker Proterra Raises $55 Million

Electric Bus Maker Proterra Raises $55 Million

| June 14, 2017

Proterra, a leading heavy-duty electric transportation company — notably buses — has announced that it has closed a $55 million Series 6 round, on the heels of an oversubscribed $140 million Series 5 in January. Generation Investment Management LLP, a long-term, sustainability focused investment firm led the round, which was joined by BMW i Ventures, […]

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California’s First All-Electric Garbage Truck Powers to Sacramento

California’s First All-Electric Garbage Truck Powers to Sacramento

| June 13, 2017

The City of Sacramento will soon be home to the State’s first all-electric automated left-side loader garbage truck. The fundamental technology powering the Electric Refuse Vehicle (ERV) is Motiv Power Systems’ scalable and modular All-Electric Powertrain. The Class-8 vehicle will be built on a Crane Carrier chassis, and the body will be built by Loadmaster. […]

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Volvo Rolls with Electric Buses in Luxemburg

Volvo Rolls with Electric Buses in Luxemburg

| June 12, 2017

Beginning of June the first commercially manufactured all-electric Volvo buses started operating in the city of Differdange in Luxemburg. The operator is Sales-Lentz, which now has 4 electric buses, 12 electric hybrids, and 30 hybrids from Volvo in its fleet. Differdange’s focus on electrically powered buses is part of the city’s ambitious sustainability drive, with […]

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Legalization of Marijuana Provides New Niches in Transportation

Legalization of Marijuana Provides New Niches in Transportation

| June 8, 2017

As marijuana laws change across the U.S., new transportation niches and opportunities are soaring high. Consider Colorado: There CannaRabbit, a leading cannabis transportation service provider in the state, has  announced today that it was the first approved applicant for the new Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) Transport License. As of July 1, 2017 CannaRabbit will be […]

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Matheson Trucking Adds 27 CNG Tractors to its Fleet

Matheson Trucking Adds 27 CNG Tractors to its Fleet

| June 7, 2017

Matheson Trucking is adding 27 new compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors to its clean energy fleet in 2017 that will increase the company’s total to 64 alternative energy vehicles. “Our firm is dedicated to a policy of increasing the use of clean energy fuels to improve air quality, decrease diesel fuel consumption and reliance on […]

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Canada’s Oil Province Buys BYD Electric Buses

Canada’s Oil Province Buys BYD Electric Buses

| June 2, 2017

St. Albert in Canada’s oil producing province of Alberta has launched three BYD K9S electric buses as part of the provincial government’s move to broaden its public transportation network in a sustainable manner. Four more electric buses are scheduled to hit the streets of St. Albert by the end of the year. Last year the […]

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