March 23, 2022
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2022 Green Truck Summit sets record as EVs dominate
While overall Work Truck Week 2022 attendance was down about 7% versus 2020, Green Truck Summit, a full-day program focused on clean energy trends for commercial vehicles, set a record with a verified 835 participants — an increase of more than 58%. The Summit brings together government representatives, educators, fleets, manufacturers, and innovators to provide updates on the work truck industry’s path to zero emissions.
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2022 F-150 Lightning Electric truck gets EPA range rating
Ford revealed the range of the electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck, and there is considerable variation – 230 to 320 miles – depending on the configuration. The automaker said the electric pickup had completed its Environmental Protection Agency certification and the first customer deliveries will start in the second quarter of this year.
Proterra partners with Shyft for battery power
Proterra Inc., a manufacturer of commercial vehicle electrification technology, announced a multi-year supply agreement with The Shyft Group to power its Blue Arc electric delivery van and EV chassis with Proterra’s industry-leading battery technology.
Highland, Thomas Built craft affordable electric school bus options
Highland Electric Fleets, a provider of turnkey electrification services for school bus fleets in North America, and school bus manufacturer Thomas Built Buses are expanding their relationship to reduce upfront costs and speed adoption of electric school buses.
Legislation would support hydrogen fuel-cell trucks, fueling infrastructure
Bipartisan federal legislation to support the adoption of hydrogen-fuel-cell technology in trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles has been introduced in both the Senate and the House. U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the Hydrogen for Trucks Act, S.3806, to support the adoption of heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen fueling stations.
EV battery maker LG to expand in Michigan
Electric vehicle battery maker LG Energy Solution plans a $1.7 billion expansion in western Michigan that will add up to 1,200 jobs by 2025. The project at the company’s site in Holland, Michigan, located about 155 miles northwest of Detroit, was approved for $56.5 million in state grants and a 20-year tax break worth $132.6 million.