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Why BP bet big on electric in 2022

The global energy giant is investing a gasload of money in electrification and charging infrastructure.

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MEMA establishes Center for Sustainability

MEMA says the center’s community will help members build an advantage as they respond to the needs of their customers.

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Autonomous vehicle sustainably mines seabed for EV battery minerals

Impossible Metals says its autonomous underwater vehicle has selectively harvested rocks in an underwater environment.

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Volvo joins Accelerating to Zero Coalition, calls for climate action

Volvo Cars has joined the Accelerating to Zero Coalition, which was launched at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. During COP27 and ahead of the forthcoming G8 meeting in Bali, Indonesia, Volvo Cars also called on countries to step up their own climate action and meet the threat of

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BP invests in free electric transport business FreeBee

BP Ventures has invested $6 million in the all-electric ride-hailing business Freebee. This Miami-based company provides free on-demand transportation to local communities through their mobile app Ride Freebee. BP led the business’s $8 million Series A funding round with support from Freebee’s infrastructure capital partner, Tensile Mobility. Freebee finances its free-to-the-user trips through local governments

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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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GM gives EPA clean car guidance for model year 2027 and beyond

General Motors and Environmental Defense Fund have announced a set of recommendations that seek to accelerate a zero-emissions, all-electric future for passenger vehicles in model year 2027 and beyond.The recommendations were jointly developed by GM and EDF to support the next tier of EPA clean car standards. GM and EDF say they encourage the EPA

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Toyota working on closed-loop EV battery ecosystem

Toyota Motor North America has embarked on a mission to create a sustainable, closed-loop battery ecosystem for its electrified powertrains. The company says this mission focuses not only on the collection, testing and recycling of batteries into raw materials to create a sustainable supply chain, but also aims to develop second-life opportunities for remanufactured and

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GM report shows company’s all-electric progress

General Motors‘s 12th annual Sustainability Report details the company’s progress on expanding EV access, electrifying beyond the personal vehicle, and helping to ensure that climate action is equitable and inclusive as the company transitions to an all-electric future.   In early 2021, GM set targets to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040 and

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Drive Clean Rural USA pilot to help bring alternative fuels to rural communities

Bowman Consulting Group Ltd., a multi-disciplinary engineering services firm, has partnered with Transportation Energy Partners (TEP) and dozens of public and private partners on Drive Clean Rural USA, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded pilot project to bring alternative fuel sources, like hydrogen, electric and more to rural communities. Funded by the DOE, and

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Kohler Engines joins eFuel Alliance

Kohler Engines is now a member of the eFuel Alliance, a European organization that represents the interests of companies producing synthetic fuels from renewable energy on an industrial scale. Its mission is to proceed on the path of synthetic or biogenic fuel production as an alternative to conventional fuels and, in this way, contribute to

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Toyota releases 2021 N.A. environmental report

Toyota says it recycled 93.2% of all waste in 2020 and disposed only 1.5% in landfills.

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