May 27, 2020

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GTA moves the industry forward
Green Truck Association (GTA) offers vital resources to members on technologies to increase sustainability and efficiency.
GreenPower launches EV Star CC for cargo and delivery market
GreenPower Motor Company Inc. announced the launch of its new EV Star CC Model. The EV Star CC is a purpose built, battery-electric, multi-utility cab and chassis that can be used by cargo and delivery companies that wish to use their body design while transitioning to a zero emissions fleet. Full story
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Modernizing the nation’s truck fleet should be a key component of any green recovery
As policymakers debate future economic stimulus packages as part of a COVID-19 recovery plan, suspending the federal excise tax (FET) through 2021 for new heavy-duty commercial truck purchases will deliver immediate results, restore and expand domestic manufacturing jobs, increase productivity of truckers and reduce emissions for communities everywhere. Full story

Stellar Industries, Volta delivering lithium-ion power systems
Truck-mounted equipment manufacturer Stellar Industries is partnering with Volta Power Systems to provide lithium-ion power systems that reduce idling from fleet utility and work trucks. Full story

ViriCiti, BAE Systems develop automatic tool for electric hybrid buses
ViriCiti, in collaboration with BAE Systems, has developed a new functionality that enables fleet operators with Series-ER (Electric Range) electric hybrid systems on transit buses to automatically switch the engine on or off in predefined geofenced areas. Full story

Lightning Systems receives bp reaccreditation
Lightning Systems received reaccreditation under bp’s Advancing Low Carbon (ALC) program. The ALC program was created by bp to encourage bp and its partners to identify lower carbon opportunities. Full story

General Motors begins site prep on its $2.3 billion joint venture EV battery plant in Ohio
General Motors has started site preparations for its electric vehicle battery factory in Lordstown, Ohio. Last December, the Detroit automaker announced a joint venture with South Korean battery maker LG Chem. Full story
GTA members achieving MVP status
NTEA's Member Verification Program (MVP) recognizes eligible companies in the work truck industry for outstanding business practices and successful implementation of quality standards.  View current GTA members with MVP status .