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Nissan now using heavy-duty electric transport trucks to deliver EVs to dealerships in California

Nissan battery electric vehicle (BEV) Class 8 truck is delivering new Ariya EVs to the Downey Nissan dealership in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Nissan is now using two battery electric vehicle (BEV) Class 8 trucks to deliver new vehicles from the Port of Los Angeles to dealerships in the Los Angeles region.

The first dealership deliveries with the BEV trucks, to Downey Nissan in California, included Nissan’s all-new, all-electric crossover, the 2023 Ariya EV. The crossover offers an option for everyone with eight well-equipped grade levels. Ariya FWD trims are on sale now, with deliveries of e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive trims to follow this spring.

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US Foods has received its first zero-emission semi-truck

US Foods announces initial delivery of battery-electric trucks

US Foods announces initial delivery of battery-electric trucks

US Foods, one of the largest foodservice distributors in the US, has received the company’s first battery-electric powered Freightliner eCascadia semi-truck at its La Mirada, California distribution centre.

US Foods joins other companies that have purchased Freightliner eCascadias. Meijer, Walmart, Sysco, and Schneider are among the companies using the Freightliner EV semis, which debuted in May 2022.

“At US Foods, we are committed to reducing our absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 32.5 percent by 2032, and the deployment of our first zero-emission trucks is a critical step in our long-range plans to achieve this commitment,” said Dan Bennett, vice president of fleet and sustainability at US Foods. “Our ongoing investment in alternative fuel vehicles is a testament to our dedication to reducing the environmental footprint of our growing fleet. We are thrilled to celebrate this meaningful milestone as we continue to increase the sustainability of our operations.”

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The truck industry would be able to phase out the sale of polluting trucks as early as the end of this decade if charging and refuelling infrastructure was rolled out fast enough

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But Gerrit Marx, chief executive, warned that an expected lack of charging stations that could cater to large, long-distance vehicles was likely to hold back buyers.

“If you take infrastructure off the table [as a barrier], if it’s available today, the industry could go zero emission by 2030 or 2035,” he told the Financial Times.

However the prediction is “theoretical,” he added, because “the network of refuelling and recharging will not be there I’m afraid”.

Three of the largest truck manufacturers — Daimler, Volvo and Scania-owner Traton — are already planning to spend €500m putting in 1,700 charging stations for electric lorries across Europe. The industry estimates it needs 50,000 chargers across the continent by the end of this decade.

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Europe’s DFDS orders 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks

Volvo FM Electric

Volvo FM Electric

First deliveries of the Volvo FM Electric to DFDS will start in the fourth quarter of 2022 and continue throughout 2023. The trucks will be used for both short and long transport in the DFDS logistics system in Europe.

DFDS provides ferry and transport services in and around Europe. Its 10,000 employees are located across more than 20 countries. DFDS is headquartered in Copenhagen.

Niklas Andersson, Executive Vice President and Head of Logistics Division at DFDS, says »

At DFDS, we’re determined to play our part in reducing CO2 emissions and creating a sustainable supply chain. We know how important electrification is in the journey to reach our CO2 targets, and I hope we can inspire others as we move forward in this vital transition.

The FM Electric can carry 44 tons (gross weight) and has a range of up to 300 km. With a top-up charging session during lunch the distance can be extended.

The electrification trend in the heavy truck market is accelerating. In Europe, a few hundred trucks above 16 tons have been registered so far this year.

Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, says »

Our target for 2030 is that half of our global truck deliveries will be electric. We are pleased to see that growing interest among our customers is starting to be reflected in firm orders, not least by this impressive order from DFDS.

Daimler Truck and TotalEnergies to jointly develop European hydrogen ecosystems

Daimler Truck and TotalEnergies have reached an agreement to develop fuel cell ecosystems for heavy-duty trucks running on hydrogen in the European Union.

The collaboration includes hydrogen sourcing and logistics, dispensing of hydrogen in service stations, development of hydrogen-based trucks, establishment of a customer base and other areas.

By 2030, TotalEnergies plans to operate up to 150 hydrogen refuelling stations in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, and France.

Daimler Truck has committed to start offering hydrogen-powered fuel-cell trucks to its customers by 2025.

Source » Daimler Truck AG

Daimler Truck and BP to deploy 25 ‘green’ hydrogen refuelling stations across the UK by 2030

Daimler Truck AG and BP Advanced Mobility Limited announced plans to work together to introduce a hydrogen network, supporting the decarbonization of UK freight transport. They intend to pilot both the development of hydrogen infrastructure and the introduction of hydrogen-powered fuel-cell trucks in the UK.

Under their memorandum of understanding (MoU), BP will assess the feasibility of designing, constructing, operating and supplying a network of up to 25 hydrogen refuelling stations across the UK by 2030.

These stations would be supplied by BP with ‘green’ hydrogen – generated from water using renewable energy. Complementing this, Daimler Truck expects to deliver hydrogen-powered fuel-cell trucks to its UK customers from 2025.

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