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America’s Yellow School Bus Gets an All-Electric Makeover

by Julia Roether
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The yellow school bus is a familiar sight on America’s roads. As Fontana Unified School District students returned from their holiday break, one familiar thing was missing from two of their buses: black exhaust.

These buses are now all-electric and run on batteries. They are not only free of emissions, but much quieter. On a typical school day, the buses travel about 100 miles taking students from home to school and back, as well as on field trips. Electric buses can drive up to 120 miles per charge.

General Motors to Collaborate With EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots to Enhance the Charging Experience for Customers

GM will collaborate with three of the nation’s leading electric vehicle charging networks to enable access to the largest collective EV charging network in the U.S.
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January 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - General Motors will collaborate with EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots, three of the nation’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, to enable access to the largest collective electric vehicle charging network in the United States, including more than 31,000 charging ports. GM plans to aggregate dynamic data from each of the EV charging networks so owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV can have a more seamless charging experience with their GM vehicles.  

Powering the Future of Electric Vehicles

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good on LinkedIn: Potential for EVs is extraordinary
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Editor's note: Follow Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good on LinkedIn, where this article first appeared. LinkedIn members can read, like, share and comment on Good's posts.

The gas-powered car has remained the dominant mode of transportation since it first began fueling motor vehicles in 1886. But the internal combustion engine is finally starting to lose its stranglehold on the market. The disrupter? Electric vehicles (EVs).

Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reach Critical Mass Sooner Than Expected, Black & Veatch eBook Concludes

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Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reach Critical Mass Sooner Than Expected, Black & Veatch eBook Concludes

A future where it’s cheaper to use a self-driving vehicle ―whether for transporting goods or people ― is driving a mobility revolution. And that future may be here sooner than many realize.

SCE, Car Manufacturers Share Insights on Future of EVs

Automakers encourage the utility to keep building charging infrastructure and educating the public about EVs at Veloz forum.
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Building infrastructure for charging electric vehicles and educating customers about EVs are two key things electric utilities should be doing to help accelerate the adoption of electric cars in California, according to automakers who joined Southern California Edison President Ron Nichols in a recent panel discussion.

Sysco Is Delivering A Better Tomorrow: Better Is… Resource Efficient!

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Our distribution facilities receive, and thousands of Sysco trucks deliver, a vast assortment of food and nonfood items – including refrigerated and frozen products. That presents a big opportunity to drive environmental efficiency at every step. We’re committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our fleet and operations and expanding the use of renewable and alternative energy sources. We’ve also pledged to divert 90 percent of waste from landfill.

Moving Reverse Logistics Forward

Returns add up for retailers - what's the smartest way to handle them?
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E-commerce is not always a one-way street. As online purchases grow, so do returns. Our partnership with Optoro streamlines the returns process to maximize value of returned products, eliminate unnecessary shipping, and reduce waste. Here’s how this strategic alliance is transforming retail reverse logistics.

A Smart & Sustainable Shipping Journey

Want to ship more, with less impact?
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Our customers want to ship more, with less impact. We offer sustainable solutions to help minimize the environmental impacts associated with their supply chains.

This infographic is from the 2017 UPS Sustainability Progress Report: On the Leading Edge. Visit ups.com/sustainabilty to see the full Report, GRI Content Index, and other stories of innovation.

How the Airline Industry Is Cleaning Up Its Climate Act

Aviation is one of the most polluting industries on the planet–but a groundswell of innovation in alternative fuels, and investments from major airlines, could set it on a path to carbon zero.
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BY ADELE PETERS

4 Cities Using Transportation Data to Be Sustainable and Inclusive

Numbers don't lie – cities can tap into data to make transportation networks more responsive to residents' needs.
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