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Electrifying Fleets: Going From Pilot Scale To Full Scale

January 15th, 2021 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Fleet electrification at pilot scale is relatively simple: buy a vehicle, buy an inexpensive Level 2 charger, and you’re done. But as fleet managers start electrifying a large share of their fleet vehicles, a more difficult set of challenges awaits and they will need to begin planning now


Swappable Container Waterborne Transport Battery

January 14th, 2021 | by Johnna Crider

The European Commission's Horizon 2020 Program is funding a swappable container waterborne transport battery. Called Current Direct, this program plans to revolutionize the way goods are moved by water


Order For 2500 Nikola Electric Garbage Trucks Cancelled

January 6th, 2021 | by Johnna Crider

Just as 2020 ended, Nikola Corporation's stock took a knocking. It fell more than 8% on Christmas Eve, after a 10.70% drop the previous day. These drops came after the loss of an order by Republic Services, a major name in the recycling and waste disposal industry. The plan was for Nikola to provide 2,500 electric garbage collection trucks


Norsepower To Install First Rotorsails On Bulk Carrier

December 29th, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Norsepower, a company that builds modernized sails to reduce fuel consumption and emissions on ships, got an order to install five of its Rotorsails on a bulk carrier in 2021. This is the first order for a bulk carrier, and the company's sixth installation since founding in


Diesel Dies Early: Truck Makers Agree To End ICE Production By 2040

December 28th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Europe's seven largest commercial truck makers have jointly agreed to end the sale of diesel-engined trucks by 2040. Instead, Daf, Daimler, Ford, Iveco, Man, Scania, and Volvo will switch focus to hydrogen fuel cell and battery-electric vehicles, allowing them to achieve their zero-emissions goals a full decade earlier than previously planned


246 Electric Buses Hit The Streets In The Netherlands

December 18th, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Two recent news stories show that larger electric vehicles like buses and cargo vans are still a growing segment globally. An established electric bus builder recently delivered its first cargo box van, while hundreds of buses just went into service in the Netherlands


Energica Developing Electric Jet Engines For Megayachts

December 8th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

An Italian company called Sealence has designed a new jet propulsion drive system called DeepSpeed that is fully electric, efficient enough for long-range sea voyages, and -- crucially -- big enough to be able to power some of the largest classes of megayachts in the world. Of course, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and to heal Sealence get that evidence, the company has enlisted the superbike engineers at Energica to help develop DeepSpeed



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