Electric ferries much cheaper to operate than diesel

Lower energy and crew costs make a full electric ferry far more economical to operate than traditional diesel ferries, says evaluation of the first small year of the Ellen electric ferry. https://ing.dk/artikel/ellen-evalueret-elfaerger-langt-billigere-drift-end-diesel-235880

Fraunhofer ISE Testing Vehicle-Integrated Solar Systems that will meet 5% of power needs, such as refridgeration

Steve Hanley, Clean Technica May 2020 Fraunhofer ISE is partnering with the Fraunhofer Institute for Transport and Infrastructure Systems and four trucking companies to develop vehicle-integrated solar systems that can help reduce carbon emissions from the transport industry. As part of the research, Fraunhofer ISE has equipped several trucks with sensors that record how much solar energy they are exposed to …

100K EV Amazon delivery trucks and 10K UPS EV vans

Jan 29, 2020, UPS Jumps Into The Future With Plan To Buy 10,000 Electric Vans And A Waymo Self-Driving Delivery Pilot, by Alan Ohnsman, Forbes Transportation UPS is making moves to create a cleaner, more high-tech fleet with plans to buy up to 10,000 electric vans from a U.K. startup that it’s investing in. It’s also launching a package pickup …

Almost one-quarter of the transportation carbon footprint comes from the medium- and heavy-duty trucks that help deliver the goods we buy online. Commercial battery EVs can help.

Transportation produces 27 percent of US greenhouse gas emissions, and almost one-quarter of that footprint comes from the medium- and heavy-duty trucks that help deliver the goods we buy online. Excerpt from RMI, Dec 2018 Innovation and advances in commercial battery electric vehicles (CBEVs) are producing technologies and practices that could bring decisive and potentially disruptive opportunities across the transportation industry. …

Passing on a $26 Trillion by 2030 Opportunity: How Heavy Transport Can Reduce Emissions and Save Money

The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030. This ground-breaking research, produced by the Global Commission and more than 200 experts, highlights proof points of the global shift to a low-carbon …

Freightliner Truck Factory in Oregon is Converting to Electric. Head of Daimler trucks for North America said the future is electric.

“The road to emissions-free transportation is going to be driven with battery-electric vehicles. I believe the future is electric,” Roger Nielsen, head of Daimler Trucks for North America said a trade event recently. He said Daimler will have nearly 50 battery electric test trucks on US roads by the end of the year. The company announced last week it is …

Almost a quarter of transportation-related emissions come from the medium- and heavy-duty trucks, mainly for freight transportation. The EV shift is promising but there are particular charging needs.

Almost a quarter of transportation-related emissions come from the medium- and heavy-duty trucks, mainly for freight transportation. The EV shift is promising (see UC-Davis May 2019 research) but there are particular charging needs. May 18th, 2019 by Rocky Mountain Institute  Originally published on the Rocky Mountain Institute’s website. By Jessie Lund When most people envision climate action, images of solar panels and wind farms often come …

Maritime freight transport decarbonization – May 2019

This week is the 74th meeting of the marine environmental protection committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and it represents one of the best hopes of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from a large and growing sector. Based in London, the IMO is the UN agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the environmental impact of …

Moving Freight Sustainably from Here to There: Scenarios for Zero-Emission Trucking Technologies

Almost all trucks today are powered by diesel engines and fossil fuel. Changing how trucks are powered is essential to solving the problems of air pollution and climate change. After all, trucks account for a substantial share of both pollutant emissions and CO2 emissions on US roadways.  What are the strategies for reaching zero- or very-low-emissions trucks? Calif. –  the California Air Resources …

New online store guarantees plastic-free, low-emission shipping

© Zwoice – Europe’s first pollution- and plastic-free online shopping portal Zwoice is an encouraging example of how shopping can be made green. Online shopping has given people access to more eco-friendly products than they’ve ever had before, but often the ways in which those products ship are less than sustainable. A new online marketplace called Zwoice hopes to change that. It …