electrification

Behind the Scenes: Electrification of North America’s Largest School Bus Operation

With plans to electrify its national fleet of 43,000 yellow school buses, contractor First Student pulled back the curtain on its partnership with NextEra Energy Resources to share how it proposes to achieve this feat.

The partnership between First Student, the world’s largest school transportation provider, and NextEra, the world’s largest wind and solar power generator, was discussed during the recent Green Bus Summit.

Claire Miller, First Student’s senior vice president of strategy, business development, marketing and communications, shared the challenges of the “multifaceted and complex” electrification process. For example, EV tech is currently expensive and experimental. Additionally, leveraging

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Kia’s transition to electrification | Automotive Industry Interview

Sjoerd Knipping

This year is a significant one for Kia as it gears itself up to launch the new EV6 crossover. While existing models such as the e-Niro and Soul EV are based on ICE platforms, the EV6 is the first Kia based on the group’s dedicated EV platform, codenamed e-GMP. The model will feature ultra-fast 800V charging, allowing drivers to charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes. To learn more, Matthew Beecham talked to Sjoerd Knipping, Kia Europe’s Product and Planning Director.

We understand that this is a new role for you at Kia. Could you tell us

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Vehicle Electrification Accelerates but Faces Static Infrastructure

Car rental and ground transportation providers are
responding to the “acceleration” in interest among corporates in reducing their
carbon emissions since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Advito
principal Olivier Benoit.

While air has been the primary focus for reducing emissions,
followed by hotel, corporates have become more carbon-conscious across all
supplier categories. “They are now looking more into car and rail,” Benoit
said. “They are moving from a pure air [strategy] to a multimodal approach.”

Corporates are asking, “How can I pick up a contract with
the green guys in the industry?” added Benoit. “There’s more and

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Transportation Electrification: Who’s on First?

Which comes first? The electric vehicles or the electric vehicle charging infrastructure? It’s the classic problem, but it does not involve chickens or eggs. The problem took a big step toward being solved with the formation of the Electric Highway Coalition that was announced by six major electric utilities in March. The Coalition hopes to serve travelers driving all-electric vehicles along interstates spanning the Southwest to the Middle Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes.

Electric Highway Coalition

As Lang Reynolds put it, “the Coalition is committed to the buildout of fast charging to give EV owners

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Dana Demonstrates Alignment with China’s 14th Five-Year Plan through Vehicle Electrification, Corporate Sustainability

SHANGHAI, April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today at Auto Shanghai, Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced the expansion of the company’s comprehensive support for sustainability initiatives in China. These measures align with the carbon neutrality targets in China’s 14th Five-Year Plan by adding new technologies and engineering capabilities for vehicle manufacturers while bolstering Dana’s internal measures to be more environmentally responsible.

Dana Incorporated logo. (PRNewsFoto/Dana Incorporated)

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in mainland China this year, Dana offers a wide and growing portfolio of e-Drive technologies and systems, as well as thermal-management solutions that help Chinese original-equipment manufacturers improve the

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Dana Demonstrates Alignment with China’s 14th Five-Year Plan through Vehicle Electrification, Corporate Sustainability | National News

SHANGHAI, April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today at Auto Shanghai, Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced the expansion of the company’s comprehensive support for sustainability initiatives in China. These measures align with the carbon neutrality targets in China’s 14th Five-Year Plan by adding new technologies and engineering capabilities for vehicle manufacturers while bolstering Dana’s internal measures to be more environmentally responsible.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in mainland China this year, Dana offers a wide and growing portfolio of e-Drive technologies and systems, as well as thermal-management solutions that help Chinese original-equipment manufacturers improve the performance of new energy vehicles.

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