Industry and member news

 China, Europe expected to lead global biodiesel market (7/18/2019) 
   The global consumption of biodiesel is expected to register a 3.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between the period of 2018 to 2026, bolstered heavily by growth in Europe and China, according to Persistence Market Research.
 Lightning Systems all-electric zero emissions MD vehicles selected for State of California contract (7/18/2019) 
   Lightning Systems (Loveland, Colorado) announced that its all-electric powertrains for Ford and Chevrolet medium-duty trucks and buses are now offered on a California state contract.
 Lightning Systems' Gen 2 model of all-electric Ford Transit named in CARB Executive Order (7/15/2019) 
   Lightning Systems (Loveland, Colorado) announced its longer-range, higher-speed, Generation 2 model of its Lightning Electric system for the Ford Transit named in an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
 The race to fuel the buses of future is on (7/9/2019) 
   There’s no denying it: Oil, once the lifeblood of America’s buses and trucks, is no longer king of the fleets. Two decades ago, diesel and gasoline fueled virtually all of the country’s municipal buses.
 Municipalities commit to purchasing 2,100 electric vehicles by 2020 (7/9/2019) 
   Leaders from 127 cities and 15 counties from across 38 states have joined the Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative and committed to purchasing more than 2,100 electric vehicles by the end of 2020.
 Global electric truck market outlook for 2019-2024 (7/8/2019) 
   The global electric truck market is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of ~16.38% during the forecast period (2019-2024).
 XL reinforces sustainable fleet accreditation for University of Virginia (6/25/2019) 
   XL (Boston, Massachusetts) announced that its XLH® hybrid electric drive technology is being used by the University of Virginia to green its recycling and maintenance fleets.
 Fuso renovates center to train techs on electric, gas trucks (6/25/2019) 
   Mitsubishi Fuso recently opened a remodeled North American Fuso Academy Training Center to support the launch of its FE gas and eCanter all-electric trucks.
 Electriphi app addresses fleets' transition to electric vehicles (6/25/2019) 
   Electriphi Inc., an electric vehicle fleet and energy management company, launched its Fleet Electrification Planning Tool, a web-based application.
 Medium-duty market continues to grow (6/25/2019) 
   The medium-duty truck market continues to grow, in part, because of strong economic conditions in the construction and manufacturing markets, according to Rob Garcia, Corcentric senior vice president of supply management.