General Motors made a splash last year when it announced a bold plan to ramp up sales of electric vehicles and said it would stop making gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035.
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State attorneys general and top environmental groups have already sued the Postal Service to block the $11.3 billion truck contract.
Sixteen states, the District of Columbia and environmental activist groups are suing the U.S. Postal Service to block its purchase of 148,000 gas-guzzling delivery trucks over the next decade, alleging the agency has vastly underestimated the vehicles’ costs and adverse ecological impact.
Sixteen states and a coalition of environmental groups on Thursday announced a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for its decision to upgrade the majority of its fleet with fossil fuel-powered vehicles.
Ford Motor said on Wednesday that it lost $3.1 billion in the first three months of the year because of a sharp drop in the stock price of Rivian, an electric vehicle start-up that Ford has taken a stake in. Ford was also hurt by slowing sales stemming from an ongoing shortage of computer chips.
The truck, with an angular design and a stainless-steel skin that set it apart from traditional pickups, has been delayed after an inauspicious unveiling in 2019, when a designer lobbed a metal ball at a window in what was supposed to be a demonstration of the vehicle’s toughness.
A.P. Moller – Maersk said it would order an additional 110 electric trucks from Volvo to support increased demand from customers looking to decarbonize their supply chains, according to an announcement on Tuesday.
Last week was full of important developments in the ongoing effort to electrify the nation’s full range of trucks. The Environmental Protection Agency published its clean trucks proposal — the first major shift in EPA truck emissions rules in years — setting new fuel standards that would cut emissions of smog-forming nitrogen oxide from trucks starting in 2027. Environmental groups responded by criticizing the proposal, saying that it wouldn’t reduce a major source of air pollution fast enough, while trucking industry groups warned that the proposal would rapidly increase costs for new trucks, causing truckers to keep driving older, more polluting models even longer.
EPA’s new proposed rule limiting toxic tailpipe emissions from heavy trucks could not only mean clean air for millions but also jumpstart electrification of the trucking and bus sectors on a massive scale. But only if the agency seizes the moment and goes bigger and bolder.
A group of House Democrats called Monday for an investigation into a decision by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to purchase up to 165,000 gasoline-powered mail trucks over the Biden administration’s objections that the multibillion-dollar contract would undermine the nation’s climate goals.