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Minister Alghabra Announces Canada's Green Freight Program and ZEV Awareness Initiative

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Friday, December 2, 2022

From 2018 to 2022, Natural Resources Canada administered the Green Freight Assessment Program (GFAP), investing $3.4 million to support freight companies in decarbonizing their operations.Building on this momentum, the GFAP was recapitalized through Budget 2022 and renamed as the Green Freight Program.

Key Points: 
  • From 2018 to 2022, Natural Resources Canada administered the Green Freight Assessment Program (GFAP), investing $3.4 million to support freight companies in decarbonizing their operations.Building on this momentum, the GFAP was recapitalized through Budget 2022 and renamed as the Green Freight Program.
  • The first call will seek project proposals under the nearly $200-million Green Freight Program to help fleets reduce their fuel consumption and GHG emissions.
  • I also announced that the ZEV Awareness Initiative is being expanded to include medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
  • This month, we are launching calls for proposals for the Green Freight Program and the expanded ZEV Awareness Initiative.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Launches GR Corolla Sales Efforts with Lotteries in Japan

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Friday, December 2, 2022

TOKYO, Dec 2, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) commenced its sales efforts today for the Japanese-market trim levels of the new GR Corolla--the GR Corolla RZ and GR Corolla RZ "MORIZO Edition" (GR Corolla Morizo Edition)(1)--with purchasing lotteries that run to December 19 for GR Corolla RZ and December 18 for GR Corolla Morizo Edition.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Dec 2, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) commenced its sales efforts today for the Japanese-market trim levels of the new GR Corolla--the GR Corolla RZ and GR Corolla RZ "MORIZO Edition" (GR Corolla Morizo Edition)(1)--with purchasing lotteries that run to December 19 for GR Corolla RZ and December 18 for GR Corolla Morizo Edition.
  • When the GR Corolla RZ was unveiled on June 1, TGR announced that the model would go on sale through Toyota vehicle dealers throughout Japan.
  • For the GR Corolla Morizo Edition, which is a two-seater model with enhanced driving performance, purchasing lottery applications for 70 units can be made at GR Garage locations nationwide(2).
  • (1) The official name of the GR Corolla Morizo Edition is the "GR Corolla RZ 'MORIZO Edition".

Driverge® Vehicle Innovations Acquires U.S. Upfitters-INLAD. Acquisition Strengthens Product Offerings and Adds Four Locations to Its National Footprint

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

It will also broaden Driverge's product line to include commercial truck, SUV, sedan and fleet vehicle conversions.

Key Points: 
  • It will also broaden Driverge's product line to include commercial truck, SUV, sedan and fleet vehicle conversions.
  • "We are excited to welcome U.S. Upfitters' customers and team to Driverge Vehicle Innovations," said Driverge President Mark Minatel.
  • We believe the acquisition of such an outstanding business will offer our customers inventive products and more options from market-leading vendors."
  • Driverge Vehicle Innovations and MobilityWorks together make up WMK, LLC which was established in 1997.

e-Mission Control Launches “The Charge Cycle” Podcast Featuring Discussions with Clean Transportation Thinkers and Innovators

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

e-Mission Control, a clean fuel program partner for zero-emission fleets, today released a new podcast The Charge Cycle.

Key Points: 
  • e-Mission Control, a clean fuel program partner for zero-emission fleets, today released a new podcast The Charge Cycle.
  • Available on all the major podcast platforms, the program will host clean energy experts and industry veterans to discuss factors driving the electrification transition.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221201005951/en/
    The Charge Cycle is hosted by e-Mission Controls CEO Todd Trauman.
  • He leverages specific experience in zero-emission technologies, alternative fuels, clean fuel program frameworks, onboard diagnostics systems, certification requirements, and much more.

New ‘Arc’ Next Generation Fare Collection System Launches in Edmonton Metropolitan Region

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Arc will ensure riders always benefit from the best fare available for their chosen journey.

Key Points: 
  • Arc will ensure riders always benefit from the best fare available for their chosen journey.
  • The Arc fare collection system unifies the transit rider experience across the participating jurisdictions.
  • The solution is built on Vixs industry-leading fare collection platform, Vix Pulse, an open architecture platform that allows for scalability and integration, supporting multi-modal, multi-operator fare collection, harmonizing account-based ticketing and contactless payments.
  • Carrie Hotton-MacDonald, Edmonton Transit Service Branch Manager, said: The Arc system is a huge leap forward for transit passengers within the region, allowing them to benefit from fare capping across multiple regional agencies, with a system thats both user friendly and seamless in its experience.

Outlook for Global Vehicle Leasing & Rental Market

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Key Points: 
  • This demand has driven growth and provided the leasing market with structure and a regulated ecosystem.
  • This study analyzes transformational trends, such as electric vehicle (EV) leasing, private vehicle leasing, used car leasing, and car subscription mobility models.
  • Other trends, such as small and mid-sized enterprise (SME) leasing, fleet connectivity, and digitization (blockchain in the leasing industry) are also discussed.
  • Overall, the study provides a 360-degree understanding of the global vehicle leasing space (region-specific) and offers details on key trends, overall market dynamics, and future outlooks.

InventHelp Inventor Develops New License Plate Tracking Device (BRK-4160)

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- "I thought there could be a better way for police to locate a stolen vehicle," said an inventor, from Mentone, Ala., "so I invented the TAG TRACKING DEVICE.

Key Points: 
  • PITTSBURGH, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- "I thought there could be a better way for police to locate a stolen vehicle," said an inventor, from Mentone, Ala., "so I invented the TAG TRACKING DEVICE.
  • My design could save valuable time when investigating criminal acts involving vehicles and improve the Amber Alert system."
  • The patent-pending invention provides an effective tracking device for a vehicle license plate.
  • The invention features an innovative design that is easy to activate so it is ideal for vehicle owners and manufacturers.

Kyte Accelerates Smarter Car Ownership Alternative with New Subscription Services

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kyte (https://kyte.com), the company pioneering cars-on-demand for daily, weekly or monthly use, today announced the launch of its new subscription service for extended vehicle access. Building on the success of their Tesla program, the new product will be available for Economy, Sedan and SUV fleets across Kyte's 14 U.S. markets. This service follows the company's recent announcement of $60M Series B growth equity financing in November and its expansion into Ft. Lauderdale in September.

Key Points: 
  • The introduction of Kyte's subscription service provides convenient and flexible access while bypassing the hassle and commitment of traditional car ownership.
  • By bridging the gap between car rental and car ownership, Kyte is redefining the limitations of the transportation industry and will continue expanding into new product categories and new vehicle classes.
  • Then, the company dispatches a delivery driver known as a "Kyte Surfer" to deliver a clean, sanitized car at the time requested.
  • For more information about Kyte, visit their website , and for career opportunities, please visit their career page .

Harbinger Names Former Tesla Manufacturing VP Gilbert Passin as Chief Production Officer

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Harbinger, a Los Angeles-based automotive manufacturer, announced today that it has hired Gilbert Passin as Chief Production Officer (CPO). Passin will join the Harbinger leadership team, working hand-in-hand with other electric vehicle experts to ensure the successful launch of the company's revolutionary commercial medium-duty EV platform.

Key Points: 
  • Passin will join the Harbinger leadership team, working hand-in-hand with other electric vehicle experts to ensure the successful launch of the company's revolutionary commercial medium-duty EV platform.
  • A seasoned executive with more than 35 years of global executive experience, Passin brings an unmatched depth of automotive manufacturing and operational expertise to this new role with Harbinger.
  • Passin also held prior VP and GM-level roles with Toyota, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, and Renault, and most recently served as CEO and COO of Wrightspeed.
  • Passin's hiring comes as production for Harbinger electric platforms is projected to scale significantly over the next five years.

Otonomo Delivers New Fleet Product Enhancements to Streamline User Experiences

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

The new services available through the Otonomo Smart Mobility Data Platform enable fleet managers greater self-service and ease-of-use, resulting in a highly customized user experience, easily tailored to fleet-focused business needs.

Key Points: 
  • The new services available through the Otonomo Smart Mobility Data Platform enable fleet managers greater self-service and ease-of-use, resulting in a highly customized user experience, easily tailored to fleet-focused business needs.
  • Fleet management is a vital business function for many organizations today, from car rental businesses to fleet management companies, mobility as a service (MaaS) providers and beyond, said Ben Volkow, CEO and co-founder at Otonomo.
  • Our new set of fleet capabilities deliver a competitive advantage to fleet managers as they seek out ways to streamline and optimize their fleet operations.
  • With a focus on continual improvement, Otonomo enables customers to tailor their connected fleet experience according to their business needs.