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West Coast fleets adopt XL electrification systems to meet emissions goals

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XL will electrify the fleets of Tacoma Public Utility, Clark Public Utilities and the City of Palo Alto XL, the leader in connected vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has announced that Tacoma Public Utility, Clark Public Utilities and the City of Palo Alto are the latest West …

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US EPA awards US$9.6 million in grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in California

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The EPA grants will help California buy a number of EVs The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded US$9.6 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to public and private partners in California. EPA’s Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator, Mike Stoker, made the announcement at an event with the …

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Testing begins at world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry

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The new technology will help the quarry reduce carbon emissions by 95% Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have begun testing the viability of its Electric Site concept. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks – delivering …

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Oxford secures more funding for electric vehicles

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Oxford City Council in the UK has secured GBP200,000 of government funding to buy new electric vehicles and charging points The money will be used to procure two electric light goods vehicles and three cargo bikes for the town’s Covered Market traders, and cover the installation of three charging points …

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China to motivate EV uptake with new green licence plates

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China’s Traffic Management Bureau, part of the Ministry of Public Security, has released further details about its national scheme to use green licence plates to designate electric and hybrid vehicles. The scheme has been successfully piloted in Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuxi, Jinan, and Shenzhen, meaning that the country has decided to continue …

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New study shows EVs emit 50% less GHGs than diesel

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Even using carbon-intensive power, EVs are cleaner and produce fewer emissions than the average diesel car Although EVs are undoubtedly cleaner while on the roads, critics often charge them with being responsible for the same – or even greater – emissions as diesel and other ICE cars during their production …

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