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Toyota’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck to Run Routes in California

Toyota Motor North America has announced that its Project Portal Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck has completed initial testing and development and will begin regular drayage routes at ports in Southern California starting in late October.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

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XL Hybrids Raises $22M to Expand Fleet Business

XL Hybrids, Inc. has raised an oversubscribed Series D round of $22 million in venture capital funding to expand its sale and distribution of fleet vehicle electrification solutions to major customers across North America.

Volkwagen Truck and Bus CEO Andreas Renschler outlines the company's vision of tuture transporation at it Innovation Day summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo: VW

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Volkswagen Truck and Bus Reveals Future Transport Vision

Germany's Volkswagen Truck and Bus Group laid out its long-term plans for shaping the future of transportation this week at its Innovation Day Summit, held in Hamburg, Germany.

Volkswagen Truck & Bus revealed the e-Delivery truck and announced additional green initiatives at Innovation Day in Hamburg, Germany. Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

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VW to Electrify Commercial Trucks in Europe

Volkswagen has developed a battery-electric powered distribution truck and is working on additional electric solutions for medium- and heavy-duty distribution transport for the European market.

In addition to eliminating emissions, the Rayfrigeration unit is projected to reduce operations costs by up to 90%. Photo: eNow

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Solar-Powered Reefer Successfully Tested in California

The eNow-supplied panels cut emissions and kept dairy products properly refrigerated in summer heat, the company said.

Image courtsy of Motiv

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Motiv to Deliver Electric Refuse Trucks by Early 2018

Motiv expects to deliver two fully electric refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles by early 2018, the company announced.

Telsa has opted to move the launch of its electric truck back two weeks in order to focus on fixing Model 3 production issues and assist with power grid repair efforts in Puerto Rico. Image via Tesla

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Tesla Delays Electric Truck Launch Again

Tesla founder Elon Musk said the company was pushing back the launch of its electric truck in order to help stabilize the power grid in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Photo of 1000/2000 Series transmission courtesy of Allison.

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Allison Expands Fuel-Efficient Medium-Duty Transmission Tech

Allison Transmission has begun offering its xFE fuel-saving technology on two more of its medium-duty transmissions, including the 1000 Series and 2000 Series, the company has announced.

Photo of SURUS courtesy of GM.

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GM to Show Hydrogen-Powered Truck Chassis to Military Buyers

General Motors has developed a medium-duty chassis cab truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for commercial buyers that the company is also pitching to the U.S. military, the company announced.

The new Volvo FH. Photo: Volvo Trucks

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Volvo Launches Natural Gas Trucks in Europe

Volvo Trucks has introduced two natural gas heavy-duty trucks to the European market that the OEM claims can cut CO2 emissions by 20% to 100%.

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