Electric Trucks and Buses

Annual Holiday Celebration and Food Drive!

Join Forth as we celebrate the holiday season - and the growth that the electric, shared and smart mobility industry has experienced over the past twelve months! We will host an electric transportation trivia, provide a recap of the biggest local and national news of 2019 and host our second food drive. Enjoy special [...]

By |2019-07-25T13:01:43-04:00December 18th, 2019|

Reviewing 2019 and Looking Forward to 2020

The electric, shared and smart mobility industry continues to grow at a rapid rate, with advancements in battery technology, charging infrastructure expansion and continuing growth in EV sales. Forth’s Executive Director, Jeff Allen will join AVERE’s Secretary General, Philippe Vangeel to recap the top electric transportation industry news of 2019, as well as give key insights into what’s to come in 2020.  This [...]

By |2019-06-20T21:31:04-04:00December 10th, 2019|

The Future Is Electric! Daimler’s Vision

The future is electric and the future is now! Daimler Trucks North America is at the forefront of heavy-duty fleet electrification and is revolutionizing transportation electrification in Oregon. In April, DTNA’S President and CEO, Roger Nielsen, announced that the Portland Freightliner factory will be converted for production of the eCascadia and eM2 electric trucks. Our November networking [...]

By |2019-07-25T12:49:05-04:00November 20th, 2019|

Public Funding for Electric School Buses More Than Doubles in September

Correction: An earlier version of this data story stated that Michigan announced that it will dedicate $13 million of VW Settlement funds to electric school buses. This has been corrected to reflect that Michigan announced it will dedicate $4.2 million of VW Settlement funds to electric school buses.   School is back in session [...]

By |2019-10-07T19:42:08-04:00October 7th, 2019|

Public Funding for Electric School Buses More Than Doubles in September

Correction: An earlier version of this data story stated that Michigan announced that it will dedicate $13 million of VW Settlement funds to electric school buses. This has been corrected to reflect that Michigan announced it will dedicate $4.2 million of VW Settlement funds to electric school buses.   School is back in [...]

By |2019-10-07T19:48:24-04:00October 7th, 2019|

Tennessee Sustainable Transportation and Forum Expo

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and Tennessee Clean Fuels (TNCleanFuels) will hold the fifth annual Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo (STF&E) on October 1-2, 2019 at the UT Conference Center in downtown Knoxville, TN. The forum will highlight new research and technologies that improve transportation efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions, and address the mobility needs [...]

By |2019-07-16T15:54:53-04:00October 1st, 2019|

Transit and Shuttle Bus Grant Application Workshop

On September 10, 2019, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) released its second solicitation for projects under the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust (EMT). The purpose of the EMT is to execute environmental mitigation projects that reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides.  TDEC will host an application workshop for the Transit and Shuttle [...]

By |2019-09-16T15:07:34-04:00September 17th, 2019|

Michigan Awards $4.2 million in VW Settlement Money for Electric School Buses

On September 12, 2019, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced an award of $4.2 million to go towards the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation Electric School Bus Pilot Project. Lion Electric was selected as the manufacturer for the pilot program and will provide 11 electric school buses throughout the [...]

By |2019-10-07T19:57:41-04:00September 16th, 2019|

EV Pilots Approved in California, Utah, and Minnesota and a New Program Filed in Kentucky

Several electric utility programs have been filed and approved throughout the summer. Several of these programs focus on expanding investment in disadvantaged communities as well as exploring the potential for vehicle-grid integration.  On September 10, 2019, the California PUC voted to approve PG&E’s Empower EV Charger and Education Program that seeks to lower barriers [...]

By |2019-09-13T16:41:17-04:00September 13th, 2019|

California Energy Commission Approves $95 Million for EV Charging and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure

On September 11, 2019, the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced the approval of $95 million in new investments to go towards clean transportation programs throughout the state. The investments will contribute to CEC's Clean Transportation Program that seeks to accelerate progress towards the state's climate and clean transportation goals. The program includes a focus [...]

By |2019-09-13T15:57:57-04:00September 13th, 2019|