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Freight Hauling Just Got Greener in the Golden State

SCE helps Penske Truck Leasing add EV charging for electric big rigs at various California sites.
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by Paul Griffo

Hauling freight with big rigs in the Golden State just got greener, thanks to Penske Truck Leasing. The Pennsylvania-based company recently announced the installation of 14 fast charging stations for heavy-duty electric vehicle trucks at four Southern California facilities.

Electrification Technology Gains Momentum

Over the next decade and beyond, the logistics industry is poised to take a significant leap forward through the electrification of transportation.
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Continued advances in vehicle range and cost will drive adoption of electric vehicles, while innovations in battery technology and solar energy will help address infrastructure challenges. With roughly 1,000 electric or hybrid electric vehicles already in operation in cities around the world, UPS expects to continue to lead the charge on electrification of medium-duty vehicles over the next five years.

Duke Energy Proposes $76M Electric Transportation Program in North Carolina; Southeast’s Largest Utility EV Initiative Yet

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  • Critical electric vehicle funding assistance for school buses, public buses and fleet vehicles. 
  • EV charging installations at home could yield customers $1,000 rebate.
  • Proposed program will support about 2,500 new charging stations in N.C.
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  • Critical electric vehicle funding assistance for school buses, public buses and fleet vehicles. 
  • EV charging installations at home could yield customers $1,000 rebate.
  • Proposed program will support about 2,500 new charging stations in N.C.

HEULIEZ BUS Receives Largest Order to Date for Its Newly Launched Electric Citybuses

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QBUZZ, a Dutch public transport company, has purchased 49 articulated Heuliez GX437 electric citybuses to be used in the Groningen and Drenthe regions of The Netherlands representing the largest order to date for this model. The delivery will start in December 2019 with an option to replace with a further 51 units within four years leading to the complete electrification of the entire regional bus network.

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QBUZZ, a Dutch public transport company, has purchased 49 articulated Heuliez GX437 electric citybuses to be used in the Groningen and Drenthe regions of The Netherlands representing the largest order to date for this model. The delivery will start in December 2019 with an option to replace with a further 51 units within four years leading to the complete electrification of the entire regional bus network.

GM to Invest $300 Million, Add 400 Jobs at Michigan Plant for New Chevrolet Electric Vehicle

Company also announces total new investment commitment of $1.8 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations across six states, adding a total of 700 new jobs
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ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich., March 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - General Motors is investing $300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan, assembly plant to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle that will bring 400 new jobs to the Orion plant. The announcement is part of GM’s new commitment to invest a total of $1.8 billion in its United States manufacturing operations, creating 700 new jobs and supporting 28,000 jobs across six states.

Moving Michigan Forward with Electric Vehicles

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The following is a guest blog by Patti Poppe, president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. 

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The following is a guest blog by Patti Poppe, president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. 

General Motors Donates First-Generation Self-Driving Test Vehicle

The first-generation self-driving test vehicle is displayed in The Henry Ford Museum’s “Driving America” exhibit
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When General Motors’ self-driving technology made its debut in 2016 in Cruise Automation test vehicles on the streets of San Francisco, it marked a significant step in our journey to zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

UPS Sustainability | Managing Our Network's Footprint

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At UPS, we address major issues by combining global strategies with everyday actions that collectively add up to make a big difference. We recognize the environmental challenges facing society and are committed to working throughout our value chain to help solve them.

Working Together Toward More Sustainable, Livable Cities

Guest post by Alex Keros, Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility/Maven
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The pace of transportation technology development is opening the door to a broader array of mobility and partnership options. In parallel, perceptions toward personal car ownership are shifting, especially in urban environments. These trends afford us the opportunity to reexamine the way people are moving through their community, and leverage technology to help make that movement easier, safer and more reliable.

Infographic | Are You Ready for an Electric Fleet?

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Are you looking to power up your commercial fleet and go electric? If so, consider these six key steps before you start converting to EVs, shared from “Curve Ahead: The Future of Commercial Fleet Electrification” by UPS and GreenBiz. The whitepaper offers insights about how to transition your commercial fleet to a clean energy future.

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