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Thursday, March 25, 2021

DHL Express will deploy 98 electric delivery vans from Lightning eMotors in the United States. After a successful pilot program using nine Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD electric vans late last year, the company plans to deploy 89 electric vehicles this year in New York and California.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

LONDON (Reuters) - Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess is no Elon Musk but the German carmaker is following a path already traveled by Tesla as it gears up for the mass rollout of electric vehicles (EV).

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Peterbilt Motors Co., a U.S.-based truck manufacturer, has introduced an EV Operating Cost Calculator for prospective Peterbilt electric vehicle (EV) customers.

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Monday, March 22, 2021

California energy regulators are eyeing the power stored in electric vehicles as they hunt for ways to avoid blackouts caused by extreme weather.

While few EV and their charging ports are equipped to deliver electricity back into the grid during emergencies, the California Public Utilities Commission wants more data on it as the agency rules on steps utilities must take to ensure they have enough power for this summer and next year. A draft CPUC decision due to be discussed this week asks about the feasibility of EVs adding electricity when needed (Energywire, March 8).

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Monday, March 22, 2021

New Flyer of America Inc. says the Spokane Transit Authority (STA), the public transit authority serving the Spokane, Wash., region, unveiled its first 60-foot, five-door zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE City Line bus as part of a contract that New Flyer won in June 2020. 

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Monday, March 22, 2021

California energy regulators are eyeing the power stored in electric vehicles as they hunt for ways to avoid blackouts caused by extreme weather.

While few EV and their charging ports are equipped to deliver electricity back into the grid during emergencies, the California Public Utilities Commission wants more data on it as the agency rules on steps utilities must take to ensure they have enough power for this summer and next year. A draft CPUC decision due to be discussed this week asks about the feasibility of EVs adding electricity when needed (Energywire, March 8).

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Friday, March 19, 2021

The global economy needs to go electric. Most economists agree that the quickest, lowest-cost way to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions is to plug everything that now burns fossil fuels—vehicles, buildings, factories—into a clean electricity grid.

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Proterra announced another customer for its EV battery systems. Lightning eMotors(formerly Lightning Systems) intends to equip its electric vans with Proterra packs starting this year.

The new collaboration seems to be focused around the Lightning Electric Transit, a purpose-built Class 3 commercial vehicle, available in several popular configurations (including last-mile cargo vans, passenger vans, shuttle buses, ambulances, school buses and RVs).

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Proterra announced another customer for its EV battery systems. Lightning eMotors(formerly Lightning Systems) intends to equip its electric vans with Proterra packs starting this year.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Whether or not you want an electric vehicle in your driveway, you might soon spot one showing up on your curb.

All major delivery companies are starting to replace their gas-powered fleets with electric or low-emission vehicles, a switch that companies say will boost their bottom lines, while also fighting climate change and urban pollution.

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