Electric vehicles made up 16 percent of new vehicle sales in California in 2022.
A a total of 292,496 battery-electric vehicles (BEV) were registered for California roads, according to data from the California Energy Commission.
Additionally, there were 50,748 new plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and 2,574 fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) sold last year.
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Geazone Eco-Couriers fleet of Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV)
Geazone Eco-Couriers claims to be “North America’s first hydrogen-powered courier fleet.”
Geazone is a British Columbia (BC)-based courier company that provides delivery services, third party logistics and freight services to businesses and customers across Vancouver Island and Vancouver.
The 40 Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) they ordered are powered by hydrogen. The press release did not specify if Gearzone will be using Blue (ie. made with fossil fuels) or Green Hydrogen, which is much more difficult to source.
Geazone received rebates from the BC’s CleanBC Go Electric Hydrogen Fleet program, which offers fleet operators $8,000 to a maximum of 35% of selling price for the purchase of an FCEV to help B.C. businesses reduce emissions.
Hydrogen BC, the association championing British Columbia’s hydrogen industry, welcomes the announcement.
There are only four hydrogen fuelling stations in BC, with ‘several’ more planned. And that is a major problem for fuel cell electric vehicles. There is simply no infrastructure to support these vehicles. For example, California is the only US state where one can purchase a Toyota Mirai as there are not enough hydrogen fuelling stations in the rest of the US.
FCEV should be part of the solution to cleaning up the environment. At the moment they simply are not.
It cannot be ignored that Toyota is actively lobbying against the switch to zero emission vehicles (ZEV).
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
Source » BloombergNEF
Global momentum towards zero-emissions has accelerated significantly in recent years. In spite of the global supply chain shortages, EV sales are on track for around 5.6 million units this year, up from 2.1 million in 2019, and 3.1 million in 2020.
Bloomberg’s Zero-Emission Vehicles Factbook notes, the “global clean road transport market” will be worth around $244 billion this year. The report was released simultaneously with a pledge by several leading automakers who collectively committed to sell around 40 million EVs per year by 2030.
Passenger electric vehicle sales are set to jump over 80% in 2021, to 5.6 million units, off the back of unprecedented industry and government commitments around the world over the last two years, according to the Zero-Emission Vehicles Factbook, a special report published today by BloombergNEF (BNEF), at the request of the U.K. COP26 Presidency and in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies.
The Factbook documents the progress that has been made towards global net-zero emissions in the road transport sector, and shows that the future is brighter than ever for zero-emission vehicles. In the first half of 2021, sales of passenger electric vehicles (including battery electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles) were 140% higher than the same period in 2019, reaching 7% of global passenger vehicle sales. This compares with just 2.6% in 2019, the year of the last UN Climate Change Conference.
The total global fleet of passenger electric and fuel cell vehicles now totals nearly 13 million, of which 8.5 million are true zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), either battery electric or fuel cell (still, fuel cell vehicles account for a fraction of that total). The latter figure is up from just 4.6 million at the time of COP25. At the same time, by 1H 2021, the global fleet of zero-emission buses has increased by 22% since 2019, and we expect 18% of all municipal buses on the road to be zero-emission at the end of 2021.
Source » BloombergNEF
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