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What it took to install Michigan’s first public electric commercial vehicle charging station

There are going to be problems when you begin the charging infrastructure installation process. It’s hard to say when or where–every project is unique, with unique players–but they’re going to crop up. We’ve harped on the importance of picking the right partners to push your infrastructure project to completion, but do you have the right

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What else can you improve when upgrading your infrastructure for EV charging?

Think about it: You’re about to make a very sizable monetary investment to make a very sizable hole in the ground to bring the power you need to your fleet’s yard to charge up your shiny new electric trucks. Add “digging up your property to put in utility lines” to the list of things you

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International dealer opens Michigan’s first public commercial vehicle charging station

International dealer West Michigan International announced the grand opening of Michigan’s first public electric commercial vehicle charging station at its Kalamazoo location. Located directly off I-94, one of the largest freight corridors in the Midwest, the new electric vehicle (EV) charging station is optimized for commercial vehicle charging and will provide fleets the ability to

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Innovative technology to improve mobility, highway nets $49M in grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) together awarded $49.2 million in innovative technology grants to improve mobility and multimodal connections for millions of Americans who travel on our nation’s highway and transit systems. Grants can be applied to technologies ranging from systems that detect and prevent wrong-way

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Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, TRATON GROUP kick off charging infrastructure joint venture

The Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, and the TRATON GROUP completed the final step in forming the previously announced joint venture (JV) for charging infrastructure in Europe. The new JV, with Anja van Niersen as appointed CEO, is expected to have a significant role in supporting the European Union’s Green Deal for carbon-neutral freight transportation by

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Breaking down the benefits of bi-directional EV charging, how it becomes a reality

The funny thing about new technology is that we instantly dream up use-cases that somehow become a reality instantly, in our minds at least. Consider bi-directional charging–the idea that you can take the energy stored in your EVs that are connected to a charger and then sell it back to the utility. Easy money, right?

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Growing electric truck usage, battery ‘circularity’ with Volvo Trucks president Peter Voorhoeve

Battery electric trucks in short-route applications might have started modestly, but adoption is growing at a solid pace. At ACT Expo this year, Volvo Trucks noted several customer orders that build on top of last year’s numbers. NFI committed to 60 more Volvo VNR Electric trucks with Quality Custom Distribution (QCD) is increasing its commitment

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Seattle to deploy Heliox Chargers for electric bus fleet

Heliox announced that Heliox EV chargers have been deployed in 100 cities across Europe and the United States. The Heliox Flex Charge System is one of the solutions selected by King County Metro, the regional transit system that serves Seattle, Washington, making them the 100th city to choose Heliox to charge its fleet of electric

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Freightliner details production eCascadia electric truck specs

At ACT Expo, held in Long Beach, Calif., Daimler Truck North America detailed the production series eCascadia, its battery electric Class 8 truck aimed at short-haul routes that allow for depot-based charging, examples of which include last mile logistics, local and regional distribution, drayage and warehouse to warehouse applications. Freightliner noted that the typical range

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EV charging infrastructure installation case study: Daimler Truck North America

We’ve talked enough about electric truck charging infrastructure installation. It’s time that we see it in action. That’s why Amped Host David Sickels and I connected with Nate Hill, director infrastructure and eConsulting, Daimler Truck North America, who talked with us from DTNA’s Electric Island, a large public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty electric

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BP taps Tritium’s EV chargers for multi-year contract (and how it could impact trucking)

Tritium DCFC Limited, a developer and manufacturer of direct current (DC) fast chargers for electric vehicles, has entered into a multi-year contract with BP for the supply of chargers and related services to support BP’s global EV charging network. This forms a step change in the strategic nature of the relationship between both companies, with

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Charging standards, infrastructure are key components in EV adoption

It seems as if almost every week I’m reading announcements of new electric truck models being presented in concept, in prototype, or ready for deployment on the road. It’s an exciting time within the transportation industry, but with that excitement comes uncertainty around how fleets will be able to integrate electric vehicles (EVs) into their

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