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EVgo unveils new fleet charging solutions

EVgo Inc. is expanding EVgo Fleet Charging Solutions with a new suite of services to support fleets as they electrify their vehicles. EVgo, which serves over 300,000 customer accounts today including rideshare, autonomous, delivery, university and other fleet clients, has developed the EVgo Optima software package and the EVgold service guarantee to make the shift

ChargePoint, WEX aim to ease EV integration into mixed fleets

WEX, a financial technology service provider, and ChargePoint, an electric vehicle (EV) charging network operating in North America and Europe, have announced plans to expand their existing relationship to provide integration of EV charging for mixed fleets that include internal combustion engine vehicles (ICE). This expanded global partnership is expected to not only provide ready

Volvo Trucks, Amply Power partner on electric truck charge management

Amply Power is collaborating with Volvo Trucks North America on customer programs to maximize uptime and cost savings for electric Class 8 heavy-duty truck fleets. Through ongoing collaboration, Amply Power and Volvo Trucks North America say they are working on bi-coastal projects with two heavy-duty electric truck fleets. A notable customer that the two companies

What fleets need to know about electrification and truck charging stations

In this episode of Fleet Future, FE Managing Editor Alex Crissey and Senior Editor David Sickels sit down in the podcast studio to talk about the rise of electrification in 2021. The duo looks at the charging station providers available for fleets; the parallels between the current boom in fleet charging station makers and the

AC to DC: Charting charging equipment choices with ChargePoint

Charging infrastructure equipment choices are complicated. There’s AC charging, there’s DC charging and a host of other options depending on your electric vehicle charging strategy. Rich Mohr, global vice president, fleet solutions at ChargePoint, did a great job explaining the options for a recent story, but when it comes to trucking equipment, part of understanding

The No. 1 thing to do before running electric trucks

Electric truck development has made loads of progress over the past few years, but even taking this progress into account, there’s still a lot we don’t know about incorporating these trucks into a fleet. But we do know the secrets to getting started. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series.

Electrify America, NFI Industries launch heavy-duty electric truck charging infrastructure project

Electrify America and NFI Industries announced plans to install a new fast-charging network for heavy-duty electric trucks, with 34 ultra-fast DC chargers slated for completion by December 2023. As part of this announcement, NFI says it will deploy 60 battery-electric drayage trucks, becoming the first 100% zero-emission fleet operator and truck shop in California. Electrify

Phillips Industries releases support system for auxiliary charging systems using Qwik-Clamp technology

Phillips Industries has released a new Qwik-Clamp for Charging Cables with an insert designed for single or dual pole applications, as well as a new Qwik-Clamp 20-in. Tracker Spring Kit with Qwik-Clamp for Charging Cables.  According to Phillips, without proper support, cables can tangle, rub, sag and drag, leading to damage that results in downtime

Penske Truck Leasing pilots Stem Inc.’s Athena EV charging software

Penske Truck Leasing has worked with Stem, Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence-driven energy storage services, to pilot its Athena smart energy storage software and operate an advanced battery storage system. The pilot project included a 350 kilowatt (kW)/800 kilowatt hour (kWh) battery system powered by Stem’s Athena at Penske’s heavy-duty truck charging positions in Ontario, California.  “We collaborated with

Shippers Transport Express fields 10 Peterbilt Model 579EVs

Peterbilt Motors Co. delivered 10 Model 579EVs to Shippers Transport Express for immediate use as part of their drayage operations at the Port of Oakland. Five additional Model 579EVs are scheduled to be put into service as part of their Port of Long Beach drayage operations in November. The OEM says this truck is optimized

ChargePoint acquires ViriCiti

ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. has acquired ViriCiti, a provider of electrification solutions for eBus and commercial fleets. ChargePoint acquired ViriCiti for a total purchase price of approximately $88.07 million in cash, subject to adjustment. The ViriCiti team, customer accounts and technology will become part of ChargePoint’s operations. The companies say ViriCiti will enhance the ChargePoint fleet

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Four electric truck questions with Penske

The year 2020 was the first time that fleets began to take delivery of electric trucks as part of pilot programs. Since we have (somehow) already raced past the midpoint of 2021, FE checked in with fleets to see how their experiences have been with these trucks; how the trucks have held up compared to