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Bendix Solar Installation earns 2022 Indiana Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

The Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems manufacturing operation in Huntington, Indiana, has earned another high-profile recognition–this one from its own home state. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) chose the Bendix solar project to receive the 2022 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in the category of Energy Efficiency/Renewable Resources. Bendix accepted the award on Sept.

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Sono Motors unveils production design of its Solar Bus Kit

Sono Motors recently held its first “Celebrate the Sun” Community event. During which, the Munich-based OEM celebrated the debut of its Solar Bus Kit, a scalable B2B retrofit solution that reduces fuel consumption and inner-city greenhouse gas emissions, thereby contributing to climate protection, the company noted. The Solar Bus Kit is optimized for the most

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Velociti, Merlin Solar partnership brings solar power ROI to fleets

Velociti recently announced a partnership with Merlin Solar. Through its Instant ROI program, Velociti allows fleets to use the return on investment (ROI) from using solar power to pay for the solution while bringing forth savings on fuel, extending battery life and reducing overall carbon footprint.  As a certified Merlin Solar partner, Velociti will offer

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Sono Motors extends EV range via the sun

In the EV world, range is nothing to scoff at, and in the fleet world, adding even just a few dozen miles to an electric truck’s daily range can make all the difference at the end of the year between a fat and an empty pocketbook. On this note, Sono Motors might be on to

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DHL reduces emissions by deploying solar panels on fleet

DHL Express is investing in the environment by installing solar panel units on trucks within its U.S. pickup and delivery fleet, reducing fuel consumption in markets throughout the country. Equipping 67 of DHL Express’ medium- and heavy-duty trucks with the innovative TRAILAR solar technology is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 1,000 KG per year for each

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How lithium power can boost uptime and productivity

If you’re a fan of comic books, you’re no doubt familiar with the adage, “With great power comes great responsibility.” But when it comes to the trucking industry and the potential of combining lithium-ion and solar technologies, the axiom is, “With great power comes great reliability.” Many fleets are seeking power solutions that represent clean

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Dependable Highway Express transports solar panels using solar-powered electric trucks

Volvo Trucks North America, Dependable Highway Express (DHE), SunPower Corp. and Kuehne+Nagel announced a new sustainable freight initiative to transport solar photovoltaics (PV) products using solar-powered Volvo VNR Electric trucks. DHE’s zero-emission, battery-electric Class 8 trucks will run warehouse distribution routes for SunPower from its facility in Ontario, Calif., where they are recharged daily by

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Is solar a viable ancillary power option for heavy-duty trucks?

Every day the sun sends its powerful rays to Earth. In fact, NASA satellite missions have noted that “at Earth’s average distance from the Sun (about 150 million kilometers), the average intensity of solar energy reaching the top of the atmosphere directly facing the Sun is about 1,360 watts per square meter.” That’s enough to

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