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California’s diesel ban is on hold. Should fleets still try to comply?

Under pressure from trucking trade groups, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) decided to delay enforcing some of the registration and reporting provisions of its Advanced Clean Fleets regulation, which had been scheduled to take effect at the end of 2023. Under the rule, drayage fleets and other “high-priority” fleets must register any legacy combustion-powered… Read more »

Under pressure from trucking trade groups, California agency will delay its drayage diesel ban

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will delay enforcing some of the registration and reporting provisions of its Advanced Clean Fleets regulation, which had been scheduled to take effect at the end of 2023. Under the rule, drayage fleets and other “high-priority” fleets had until December 31 to register any legacy combustion-powered trucks operating at… Read more »

Archer Aviation and Abu Dhabi Investment aim to launch electric air taxi service in UAE

California-headquartered Archer Aviation, a designer and developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), an independent economic development agency of the UAE government, to jointly work toward commencing air taxi operations in Abu Dhabi in 2026. Archer’s goal is to replace… Read more »

Will California’s bidirectional EV charging mandate bring Tesla on board with bidirectional charging?

California Governor Gavin Newsom is just one of many who have called bidirectional charging a “game-changing” technology. Going bi enables vehicle-to-grid applications, which not only provide nifty features to EV drivers, but are widely seen as an essential tool for smoothly integrating large numbers of EVs into the electrical grid. That’s why the California legislature… Read more »

Why California needs to mandate bidirectional charging capabilities for EVs

Explaining the benefits of bidirectional EV charging: Q&A with Nuvve CEO Gregory Poilasne The term “game-changing” gets thrown around a lot in the EV field, but if there’s any new technology that really does deserve to be described this way (as California Governor Gavin Newsom recently did), it’s bidirectional charging. Going bi adds several nifty… Read more »

Parsing the objections to California’s 2036 diesel truck phase-out

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently voted to finalize its Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) rule, a set of regulations that requires new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sold or registered in the state to be zero-emission by 2036, and requires all trucks to be zero-emission by 2042. The rule is a complement to CARB’s Advanced… Read more »

How to make heavy-duty electric trucks work in practice

Fleets tested Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 tractors for three years: Here’s what they learned. Large commercial trucks and other heavy equipment have run on diesel fuel for many decades now. Requirements for more aggressive emission after-treatment and the hardware to achieve that add cost and complexity for fleet operators. Rising fuel-economy standards during the… Read more »

Proposed California regulation would accelerate fleet electrification timeline

California’s 2035 phase-out of ICE cars has been grabbing the headlines, but other regulations that are in the works could have even more impact on emissions. When it meets on October 27, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will consider putting in place a framework to require vehicle fleets, both public and private, to begin… Read more »

SparkCharge raises $7 million in new investment, expands on-demand charging service to 12 new cities

Mobile charging specialist SparkCharge has secured an increased Series A investment of $7 million from Cleveland Avenue, bringing the company’s total Series A funding to $30 million. The company will use the new funds to finance its aggressive growth strategy. SparkCharge has also announced plans to expand its Currently on-demand EV charging delivery service app… Read more »