It’s not a widely remembered fact, but up until 1910 or so, upwards of 80% of the automobiles on the road in the United States were powered by electricity or steam, not petroleum-derived fuels. Of course, driven by a significant reduction in the price of motor fuels, combined with the invention of the electric starter […]
Headlines about sustainability in transportation typically revolve around the fuel source. Will EVs replace gas-powered engines? What are hydrogen and natural gas’ roles in this? While auto manufacturers are changing how vehicles run, they are also trying to change how vehicles are made. Spurred by regulations and pushes from investors and consumers, auto manufacturers are […]
Just when you thought Amazon might have access to enough modern toys, the mega company has tapped automaker Rivian to produce a large fleet of innovative, electric deliver vans over the next several years. The first 10,000 of these new battery-powered cruising vessels are scheduled to be on the road by the end of 2022. […]
China is by far the single largest electric vehicle (EV) market in the world. Chinese battery-powered vehicles make up around 42% of the global fleet, with over 5.8 million cumulative EVs sold – followed by the EU with 31% and the U.S. with 16%. But everything from the types of vehicles sold to the ways […]
EV & Hydrogen Long-Haul Fleets Clean Tech is Coming to Long-Haul Fleets The State of Zero-Emissions Long-Haul TruckingJanuary 13, 2023
One of the biggest barriers to widespread adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is their limited range. Most passenger BEVs can travel around 250 miles before needing to recharge, compared to an average range of around 360 miles for a traditional car. And while EV range is improving constantly, it’s still an issue for those considering making the switch.
When it comes to low and zero-emissions transportation technology, the market can generally be broken into four major categories: natural gas (both liquid and compressed), propane, battery-electric and hydrogen.
Electric vehicles and other modes of clean transportation have positioned the industry on the cutting edge of research and development.