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U.S. signs commitment to zero-emission trucks, buses at COP27

During COP27, the U.S. joined sixteen nations and several states and cities around the world, in becoming a signatory to the Global Memorandum of Understanding on Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. This commits the U.S. to a goal of 100% zero-emission truck and bus sales by 2040, with an interim goal of 30% new sales

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Multi-nation letter calls for 100% new zero-emission truck sales by 2040

Noting the climate, air quality, environmental justice, clean energy and energy cost benefits, CALSTART, its Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program and campaign (Drive to Zero), and 16 nations are encouraging nations worldwide to adopt a 100% zero-emission truck sales target by the year 2040.  The call to action — presented in the form of a public letter

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$16M awarded for commercial zero-emission vehicle infrastructure

Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles (EnergIIZE) funding allocation of $16.24 million was recently awarded to provide incentives to purchase infrastructure equipment for medium- and heavy-duty (MD/HD) zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) operated and domiciled in California. The EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles Project funds are being implemented by CALSTART via “EV Fast Track.” EnergIIZE has a total authorized

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OEMs show off zero-emission trucks during ride/drive event

CARB and CALSTART hosted their first Zero Emission Truck Showcase & Ride and Drive at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, earlier this month, showcasing 25 OEMs and fleet operators including Xos, GreenPower Motor Company, Ford, GM, Kenworth, Navistar, Nikola, Hyundai, Workhorse, BYD, Phoenix Motorcars, Orange EV, Lion Electric, AME, Lightning eMotors, Hyzon, Motiv

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Are trucking fleets on pace for widespread zero-emissions adoption?

Take a bird’s eye view of any of America’s city streets or highways and chances are good that it won’t be long for you to see a commercial vehicle like a delivery van or heavy-duty truck. But, chances are slim, at least as of today, that that vehicle will be a fully-electric vehicle. Very few

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Volume, integrated supply chain can lower costs for commercial EV batteries

A steady stream of headlines illustrates significant progress in commercial vehicle markets. New technologies come to market regularly, and tens of millions of incentive voucher dollars are fully reserved in minutes. However, the zero-emission electric commercial vehicle market has a challenge at its core – battery sourcing and supply conditions. CALSTART has recently released its

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Biden admin. takes lead on zero-emission school bus deployment

The White House has announced the first round of funding for electric school buses as part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. $500 million will be available to help school districts purchase vehicles and install infrastructure.  As of September 2021, there were 1,738 electric school buses awarded, ordered, delivered and deployed in the United

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Will the U.S. hit zero-emissions milestones at this pace?

There’s good news and there’s bad news when it comes to electric truck and bus adoption, and it basically boils down to this: There may be better model availability and higher driving ranges than ever, but electric vehicles are still far from achieving perfect feasibility for every fleet. According to the latest data derived from

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CALSTART receives CEC funding to develop megawatt truck charging

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and CALSTART have been awarded $13 million from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to jump-start California’s high-power charging infrastructure for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The two organizations will lead this collaboration to launch the country’s first zero-emission, freight-charging corridor network. The multi-phase project, Research Hub for Electric Technologies in

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U.S. zero-emission truck inventory up 625% from 2019

CALSTART has published an inventory of Class 2b-8 zero-emission trucks (ZETs) in the U.S. in a report titled “Zeroing in on Zero-Emission Trucks.” The report provides insight on ZET market trends as the industry prepares for an injection of federal funding for charging infrastructure, multiple states implement clean truck regulations, and California prepares to release

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