April 20, 2022
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Manufacturers power up the EV marketplace
The EV market is maturing and reaching its audience as so many vehicles, components, and charging hardware are coming to the market. But two industry electrification leaders warn, be sure your fleet's 'use case' is compatible—or hold out until it is.
Allison Transmission earns CARB Certification for eGen Flex™ Electric Hybrid Propulsion System
Allison Transmission announced it received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the model year 2022 eGen Flex™ electric hybrid propulsion system paired with Cummins B6.7 and L9 engines. Since 2014, Allison has received annual certification from CARB for the Allison H 40/50 EP™ propulsion system.
Transit Truck Bodies designs box for Lion last-mile EV
EV truck and bus builder Lion Electric Co. and Transit Truck Bodies have launched a new lightweight, aerodynamic, 100% electric heavy-duty truck designed for last-mile urban delivery. The vehicle was developed under an upfitter partnership model.
Penske adds Ford E-Transit cargo vans to rental & leasing fleet
Penske Truck Leasing announced an order of 750 all-electric Ford E-Transit cargo vans. The company is taking delivery of its first vehicles in the next several weeks. The move follows successfully piloting the vehicles late last year, according to a company statement.
Canadian utility Enmax to pilot medium-duty EVs
Two Enmax electric fleet vehicles are hitting the streets across Calgary as part of the utility's commitment to a cleaner energy future. The pilot program could save an estimated 4,300 litres of diesel per vehicle every year.
Proterra Transit appoints Julian Soell as president
Proterra Inc., a commercial vehicle electrification technology company, has named Julian Soell as president of its Proterra Transit business unit. He will oversee Proterra’s growing business as a manufacturer of electric transit buses in North America. Soell will report directly to Proterra CEO Gareth Joyce.
USDA announces efforts to boost homegrown biofuels
On April 12, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced steps the USDA is taking to implement President Biden’s plan to enable energy independence by boosting homegrown biofuels.