Cummins beats Tesla with a fully-electric semi truck

August 30, 2017 by  
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Tesla is expected to unveil its electric semi truck next month, but Cummins just beat them to the game with its own fully-electric heavy duty truck. Cummins is known for its hardworking diesel engines, but now the company is looking to the future with the debut of the electric Concept Class 7 Urban Hauler EV. The Cummins electric truck , known as AEOS, is powered by a new battery pack that is lighter and denser, giving the truck a longer driving range and faster charging times. The truck can carry up to 44,000 pounds and its 140 kWh battery pack only takes an hour to charge on a 140 kWh charging station. The AEOS only has a 100 mile-range, which means that it’s more ideal for shorter trips in urban environments. Tesla’s semi is expected to have a driving range of around 200-300 miles. Related: Tesla’s electric truck will have a 200-300 mile range Cummins hopes to cut the charging time down to 20 minutes by 2020. For drivers that need a longer driving range, the company is working on an extended-range model that will use a diesel engine to act as a generator for the battery pack. The extended-range model will have a much more usable driving range up to 300 miles and will cut emissions by 50 percent compared to diesel-hybrid trucks. “These new technological innovations build on our 100-year legacy of bringing the best solutions to our customers, driving their success and meeting the evolving demands of their industries and markets,” said Jennifer Rumsey, Chief Technical Officer, Cummins Inc. “We will harness our global technical footprint to continue to develop a wide variety of power technologies to bring our customers the choice and solutions that enable their success and contribute to a sustainable future .” + Cummins Images @Cummins

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How Staples sends e-commerce waste packing

May 15, 2017 by  
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Mark Buckley, vice president of environmental affairs at Staples, has been with the company for more than two decades — and in a sustainability role for 15 years. “Businesses have gone through an evolution of change in the past 15 years,” he said, including sustainability having become a core value for corporations and their customers.

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Treehouse furnishes a one-stop shop for solar

November 13, 2013 by  
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This Austin store takes an innovative approach to selling solar power by speaking the customers' language.

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Sprint CEO: Customers not asking for green products

March 26, 2013 by  
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Dan Hesse says green programs have cut company costs, but getting customers to care about green devices is a challenge.

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Energy efficiency prospects: What to watch

February 8, 2013 by  
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In the business of saving energy for your customers? Pay attention to developments in New York and Massachusetts to spot  trends.  

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Opower: Making utilities — and their customers — happier & greener

April 22, 2012 by  
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Alex Laskey, the founder and president of Opower, shares how his company has created a nation full of happy, engaged and efficient customers — as well as happy utilities that are saving money and changing their image from evil behemoths to energy managers.

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Delta, Lufthansa to Pass EU’s Carbon Costs on to Customers

January 4, 2012 by  
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New rules went into effect Monday forcing all airlines flying into the EU to pay for emissions from those flights. Delta and Lufthansa have responded with surcharges; Chinese airlines refuse to pay up.

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Smart Grid Strategy: Utilities Need to Engage Both Customers and Employees

October 24, 2011 by  
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New research from a smart grid industry group finds that the time for pilot projects is over, and lays out a checklist of best practices for utilities to engage their customers prior to and during smart meter rollouts.

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Climate Corps 2011: Employee Education Pays off for Joie de Vivre

October 24, 2011 by  
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Despite the widespread belief that efficiency projects are difficult and/or expensive, the California hotelier shows how truly training and educating staffers on green practicies pays big dividends.

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Green Marketing Strategy in Two Easy Steps

June 27, 2011 by  
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Businesses around the world are infinite in their variety, but there’s one thing they all have in common: they need customers.

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