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February 8, 2018
 
Reyna Ayala with the East Orange County (Calif.) Water District is one of the Ford Fusion plug-in vehicle’s most frequent users, helping increase utilization of the EV. Photo courtesy of EOCWD Low-Budget Greening for Fleets and Maintenance Facilities

From becoming a more environmentally friendly shop to increasing utilization and right-sizing vehicles, fleets can take a number of steps for a cleaner fleet and operation.


Volvo initially sees electrically powered trucks delivering goods in city centers “without disturbing noise and exhaust gases.” Photo: Volvo Trucks Volvo: Electric Trucks Viable for Hauling Freight Here and Elsewhere

Sweden-based AB Volvo announced on Jan. 23 that it will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units entering service with select customers sometime this year – and the company's North American operations say they see a future for "electromobility" here as well.


Video: Autopiloted Tesla Rear-Ends Fire Truck

Both NHTSA and NTSB will investigate a Los Angeles-area collision involving a Tesla Model S that the driver said was operating in Autopilot mode.


Photo of the F-550 courtesy of Landi Renzo. Landi Renzo Secures CNG Certification for 2018 Ford Trucks, Vans

Landi Renzo unveiled that several 2018-MY Ford heavy-duty trucks and vans secured CNG certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency.


Logo: LeasePlan LeasePlan Aims for Emission-Free Fleet by 2030

LeasePlan Corp. has committed to achieving net zero emissions from its total fleet by 2030, in support of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and climate-related Sustainable Development Goals.


Photo courtesy of Salt River Project Utility Conducts Study of Electric Vehicles

The goal of the Salt River Project's study is to determine what impact the increase in energy consumption will have on the grid as more chargers are installed in homes and businesses to meet demand.


According to a Reuters report, Tesla is working with several leading North American fleets to install a network of electric truck charging stations. Photo: Jack Roberts Details Emerge on Tesla's Planned Electric Truck Charging Network

A report by Reuters indicates Tesla is working with Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and UPS to put an electric truck charging network in place ahead of the truck's start of production next year.


Calif. Targeting 5M Zero-Emission Vehicles in the State by 2030

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order to boost the supply of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) and charging and refueling stations in California to reach a targeted 5 million ZEVs in California by 2030.


Nikola spent 12 months considering 30 site locations in nine states, before settling on Buckeye, Arizona. Photo: Nikola Motor Company Nikola Chooses Arizona Location for Hydrogen-Electric Truck Headquarters

Nikola Motor Company has selected Buckeye, Arizona, for its hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing headquarters facility.


Photo via NGVAmerica. Argonne Lab Offers Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator

This online resource was created to provide state officials and fleet managers with an accurate tool to gauge emissions reductions across various medium- and heavy-duty vehicle project options affiliated with the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Settlement.


NTSB has issued six safety recommendations regarding the loading of propane tanker trucks. Image: NTSB NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations on Propane Tankers

The National Transportation Safety Board issued recommendations on loading and inspecting propane truck tankers after its investigation of a 2016 crash.


 
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