California approves program to electrify 3,000 trucks and buses
To support regional and statewide goals to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from tailpipes, San Diego Gas & Electric will launch a major effort to help electrify large vehicles and industrial equipment, revving up zero-emission transportation beyond passenger vehicles.
Drayage Trucks: Three Zero Emission Options Compete - Supercapacitor,
Trucks greatly outnumber buses in the world but because buses cause so many foul air deaths in cities they are the first to be electrified, over 400,000 now being pure electric. Read on to find out more.
New Flyer achieves 350 miles of zero-emission range
New Flyer of America Inc achieved 350-miles of zero-emission range with a New Flyer forty-foot, heavy-duty fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ bus. These results exceeded the 300-mile range performance target by 17 percent without refueling.
Zero-emission trucking takes another leap forward
Toyota, Kenworth, the Port of Los Angeles and the California Air Resources Board took the next great leap towards the future of zero-emission trucking, unveiling the first of Toyota and Kenworth's jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks.
Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop zero emission trucks
Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains.
FCA US reaches settlements on emissions requirements
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that its wholly owned subsidiary FCA US LLC has reached final settlements on civil, environmental and consumer claims with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, the California Air Resources Board, the State of California, 49 other States and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agreeing to pay approximately $400 million in civil penalties to resolve differences over diesel emissions requirements.
California transitioning to all-electric public bus fleet by 2040
The California Air Resources Board approved a first-of-its-kind regulation in the United States that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100 percent zero-emission bus fleets by 2040.
$400 million from the VW Mitigation Trust for new all-electric buses
GreenPower Motor Company Inc announces that 10 States have recently released their proposed mitigation plans with $400 million available to purchase new all-electric school, transit and shuttle buses from the VW Mitigation Trust.
First hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the United States
Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine has been awarded a USD 3 to build the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the United States. The zero-emission vessel will be the first of its kind in the US, and will highlight the advantages of hydrogen fuel cells for the commercial maritime sector.
Blue Bird electric school buses take to the road and taking orders
Following the overwhelmingly positive customer reaction to the unveiling of both Blue Bird's Type C and Type D electric-powered buses last year, Blue Bird has been busy bringing the buses to the market in record time.
Potential usage of fuel cell technology in heavy-duty applications
Project Portal - a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy duty truck use at the Port of Los Angeles.
Fuel cell on-road vehicles will never be mainstream
A prediction by analysts IDTechEx is turning out to be true.The window of opportunity is closing for fuel cell on-road vehicles to become mainstream.
Jet engine range extenders for electric vehicles
In May 2015, Californian Company, Wrightspeed announced the Fulcrum, a gas turbine on-board range extender for charging the batteries of electric vehicles.
Making the cleanest cars affordable
The California Air Resource Board is initiating a pilot project in the Greater Los Angeles area and San Joaquin Valley to help low-income individuals and families get rid of old polluting vehicles and purchase much cleaner and more fuel-efficient cars.
Temporary tattoo offers needle-free way to monitor glucose levels
Nanoengineers have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a promising step forward in noninvasive glucose testing for patients with diabetes.
ARB approves funding plan for low-carbon, zero-emission vehicles
The California Air Resources Board have taken two separate actions that combined will continue to support the development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies, provide incentives for clean-cars and improve existing vehicle retirement and replacement programs.