Westport Fuel Systems’ Bart van Aerle offers expert analysis of autogas market

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. vice president for strategy and product planning Bart van Aerle is interviewed by alphaDIRECT Advisors founding partner Shawn Severson, the discussion focusing on Westport and the developing global LPG market, and featuring Aerle’s expert analysis of the autogas market. Read the full interview at https://auto-gas.net/mediaroom/dutch-autogas-expert-analyses-current-market-in-europe/.

Clean transport advocates assert EVs are cheaper to run than diesels

“Transport and Environment (T&E), the clean transport campaigners, has said electric vehicles are more cost effective even over higher mileage than diesel equivalents. T&E’s ‘Why Uber Should Go Electric’ study highlights the cost advantages of EVs in cities such as Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Lisbon.” — read the full report at smarttransport.org.uk

BloombergNEF publishes their annual long-term electric vehicle forecast

“The Electric Vehicle Outlook is BloombergNEF’s annual long-term forecast of how electrification, shared mobility and autonomous driving will impact road transport from now out to 2040. It covers light duty passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, buses, and two/three-wheeled vehicles. The report draws on our team of specialists around the world and looks at how these trends … More BloombergNEF publishes their annual long-term electric vehicle forecast

Nissan claims delivering Japan’s first fully electric ambulance

“In a lung-related pandemic, maybe we should be thinking a little more about how many of our existing emergency vehicles—ambulances specifically—have tailpipes and big diesel engines. Working with the Tokyo Fire Department, Nissan converted an ambulance to be fully electric. It’s not the first electric ambulance, but Nissan claims it is the first one in … More Nissan claims delivering Japan’s first fully electric ambulance

Fleets say electric trucks are inevitable

“Investment in electric trucks, with the uncertainty about their dependability and the maintenance involved, could pause if fleets have to juggle costs as the COVID-19 pandemic roils the markets in North America. But according to Mark Russell, Nikola Motor president, electric trucks are still very attractive to fleets — in part because little has changed … More Fleets say electric trucks are inevitable

IEA reports that clean energy progress after Covid-19 crisis will need reliable supplies of critical minerals

“Minerals have played a critical role in the rise of many of the clean energy technologies that are widely used today – from wind turbines and solar panels to electric vehicles. But ensuring that these and other key technologies can draw on sufficient mineral supplies to support the acceleration of energy transitions around the world … More IEA reports that clean energy progress after Covid-19 crisis will need reliable supplies of critical minerals

DHL reports Asia-Pac countries moving forward with electric vehicles

“While they may seem a modern invention, electric cars accounted for roughly one in three cars on U.S. roads way back in 1900. They were the vehicle of choice particularly among aristocrats for being quiet, easy to drive and pollution-free. Yet, they soon phased out due to range limitations and cheaper production costs of gas-powered … More DHL reports Asia-Pac countries moving forward with electric vehicles

Malta’s Ministry for Transport invests EUR3.5M in grants to promote alternative fuel transport

“Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg announced a €3.5 million investment in financial schemes in the form of grants, to incentivise and help those who have invested or are planning to invest in more sustainable means of transport.” — read the full story at doi.gov.mt .

Mayor orders all New York City municipal vehicles to be electric by 2040

“The New York City government has made another bold proclamation in favor of electric cars. Mayor Bill de Blasio issued an executive order calling for all vehicles in the municipal fleet to be fully electric by 2040. That includes not only cars, but everything from ambulances and police cruisers to garbage trucks and ferries, according … More Mayor orders all New York City municipal vehicles to be electric by 2040