Nikola goes public, orders equipment for hydrogen infrastructure
Electric-truck maker Nikola has officially merged with VectoIQ Acquisition Corp., becoming a Nasdaq publicly traded company, and announced plans to purchase equipment to create new hydrogen fueling infrastructure.
Bridgestone to produce new fuel-efficient tire
Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced it is releasing a new Firestone FD692 drive tire, offering fleets a fuel-efficient, SmartWay verified and California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant tire.
DOT awards $130 million through Low-No Grant program
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded approximately $130 million in grants through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities.
New medium-duty truck batteries for Lightning Systems
Octillion Power Systems is collaborating with Lightning Systems to produce Class 6 electric trucks (up to 12.5 tons) capable of supporting “middle-mile” delivery logistics between warehouses and distribution centers.
Electric commercial vehicle options will almost double this year
Despite the impacts of Covid-19 on vehicle sales and production, zero-emission (ZE) truck and bus models are on the verge of a major surge in the United States and Canada. New data from Calstart’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero’s Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI) tool shows that by the end of 2020, the U.S. and Canada are on track to have 169 different ZE commercial vehicle models available or soon-to-be-available for purchase compared to 95 models in 2019 – a 78% increase.