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To Help Fleet Customers Make the Switch to Electric Vehicles, PG&E Introduces EV Fleet Savings Calculator

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Today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a new online tool for companies and organizations considering transitioning their fleets to electric vehicles (EVs). PG&Es new EV Fleet Savings Calculator allows business customers and public agencies with medium- to heavy-duty fleet vehicles to explore EV investment estimates based on their own fleet sizes, infrastructure, budget and other factors.

Transportation is the single largest source of climate-related pollution in California, contributing to 41% of greenhouse-gas emissions across the state. Heavy- and medium-duty vehicles often use diesel, which is a highly polluting fuel. EVs are four times more efficient than diesel and natural gas engines and offer significant fuel cost savings.

Expanding the use of electric vehicles is essential for California to achieve its bold climate and clean-air goals. PG&E has been an active partner in helping make EVs an option for millions of Californians, including for our business and public agency customers who are transitioning their fleets to electric vehicles. Reducing vehicle emissions is good for our state and good for the environment in which we all live,” said PG&E Corporation Interim CEO Bill Smith.

PG&Es own commitment to further electrify its vehicle fleet by 2030 includes 100% of its light-duty fleet, 10% of its medium-duty fleet and 5% of its heavy-duty fleet.

In addition to the new EV Fleet Savings Calculator, PG&E offers business and public agency customers innovative rate options as well as its EV charging infrastructure program for fleets.

PG&Es New Tool for Electrifying Medium- and Heavy-Duty Fleet Vehicles

For customers with fleets that are making the transition to electric, an essential step in the process is understanding the costs and potential cost savings when deploying EVs. PG&Es new EV Fleet Savings Calculator, using calculations based on PG&Es new Business EV Rate, allows business and public agency customers to evaluate their fleet plans by analyzing how much they can save by switching to EVs.

The tool helps customers better understand key total cost of ownership factors including incentives, energy costs, infrastructure considerations and participation in Californias statewide Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). After customers input information on vehicles and usage, the tool offers recommendations for charging infrastructure, charging schedule based on fleet needs, how much they can save on fuel costs, revenue they could generate from LCFS, and estimated reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions.

PG&Es Business EV Rate

This year, PG&E launched its new Business EV Rate to support charging needs for businesses and public agencies, as well as apartment buildings and other public locations. On average, EV customers on the new rate can save up to 40% on charging costs compared to previous rate options, although actual bill impacts will vary for each customer depending on types of vehicles and charging patterns.

Customers on PG&Es Business EV Rate achieve cost savings through a new feature called a subscription charge, which allows customers to choose the amount of kilowatt power they need for their charging stations, similar to choosing a data plan for a phone bill. This subscription charge can be much lower than current rate options, and allows customers to have simpler, more consistent monthly costs.

On the Business EV Rate, customers pay for the electricity used by the EV chargers and the monthly subscription charge. Customers can always adjust their subscription levels up or down to meet their changing needs for EV charging.

Access to more affordable rates and greater bill certainty will help innovative California businesses make new investments in EV charging infrastructure and expand their EV fleets. Learn more at pge.com/businessevrate

PG&Es EV Fleet Program

PG&Es EV Fleet program helps customers with medium-duty, heavy-duty and off-road fleets begin to transition their fleet vehicles to clean electricity to save money, eliminate tailpipe emissions and simplify maintenance. By 2024, the program aims to help more than 700 organizations deploy more than 6,500 EVs across numerous medium- and heavy-duty fleet categories.

Through the EV Fleet program, PG&E builds the electrical infrastructure for customers medium- to heavy-duty EVs from the utility pole (electric service) to the customer meter or to the charger depending on which ownership option the customer chooses. PG&E comprehensively helps customers across all facets of EV charging including available incentives and rebates, site design and permitting, construction and activation, and maintenance and upgrades.

Customers are encouraged to reach out to PG&E early as they consider electrifying their fleets. Customers can submit an interest form and learn more at pge.com/evfleet.

PG&E Ongoing Support for EV Customers

Today, approximately 303,000 EVs are registered in PG&Es service area “ roughly one in every five EVs in the nation. PG&E continues to make it easier for customers to consider EVs through special rates, a total cost of ownership tool, and rebates, as well as the construction of a charging infrastructure through its EV Charge Network, EV Fleet and EV Fast Charge programs. These programs are each working toward the states larger goals of 250,000 charging stations, including 10,000 fast chargers, and 200 hydrogen fueling stations statewide by 2025.

To learn more about PG&Es support for customers with EVs, rates for EV drivers and other resources, visit pge.com/ev.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 23,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news.

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The Trade Desk Appoints Benson Ho as Senior Vice President, North Asia

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SHANGHAI, CHINA – Media OutReach – 22 January 2021 – Global advertising technology leader, The Trade Desk, today announced the appointment of Benson Ho as Senior Vice President of North Asia. In this role, Ho will lead the company’s business and growth strategy in the North Asia region, covering Greater China, South Korea and Japan. Ho will report to Tim Sims, Chief Revenue Officer.

 

 

 

Ho brings vast leadership experience in the Asian media industry, most recently as Chief Data Strategy Officer at Tencent Marketing Solution, an important early inventory partner of The Trade Desk in China. Prior to that, he served as Amnet’s chief consultant and programmatic expert to Dentsu Aegis Network. He has also served in senior leadership positions at Sizmek, GroupM and Digitas.

 

“One of The Trade Desk’s biggest priorities is Asia, and with Benson joining our team, we’re confident he will help accelerate our growth strategy in the region,” said Tim Sims, Chief Revenue Officer, The Trade Desk. “Benson brings experience and expertise of data-driven advertising, as well as his invaluable relationships with key partners and advertisers, that are specific and unique to the Asian market. I look forward to partnering with Benson as we execute our next phase of growth in the region.”

 

“I am delighted to join The Trade Desk and build on the success the company has had in North Asia,” said Ho. “The advertising industry is at a turning point right now, and there’s enormous opportunity for brands to leverage global best practices and connect with consumers in new ways. It’s very exciting to be a part of the team that’s delivering a unique solution and expertise to global advertisers in the region.”

About The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk™ is a technology company that empowers buyers of advertising. Through its self-service, cloud-based platform, ad buyers can create, manage, and optimize digital advertising campaigns across ad formats and devices. Integrations with major data, inventory, and publisher partners ensure maximum reach and decisioning capabilities, and enterprise APIs enable custom development on top of the platform. Headquartered in Ventura, CA, The Trade Desk has offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. To learn more, visit thetradedesk.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 

 

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Innovation Through Adversity The Hong Kong Tutor Association Launches Online Electronic Payment System and Wins the Fintech Awards 2020

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HONG
KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 25
January 2021 – HKTA Hong Kong Tutor
Association Ltd
launched online electronic payment systems including TA
e-wallet, Loyalty Member Reward Points program, and e-gateway payment access
system, these newly launched programs are awarded the Fintech Awards 2020 by
etnet.com.cn. This is also the industry’s affirmation that HKTA Hong Kong Tutor
Association Ltd will rise to the challenge during the pandemic1.

 

In the past year, the education industry in
Hong Kong had a cold winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the unemployment rate
reached 6.3%2 according to the Census and Statistics Department
HKSAR. Many part-time tutors were unemployed since the beginning of the
semster. According to some private tutorial school owners, they are still
watching the economy and changed some full-time tutors to part-time mode3.

 

Facing
the new norm of social distancing, students cannot attend classes, parents are
inconvenient to go to the bank, and tutors cannot teach in person, HKTA Hong Kong Tutor Association Ltd swam upstream during the pandemic and
increase investment in company’s IT system. HKTA Hong Kong Tutor Association
Ltd use the most advanced artificial intelligence technology to enhance the
company’s comprehensive competitiveness. The IT department developed a
cross-platform video tutoring system, AI matching background enhancement
technology and online electronic payment system. With these great innovations,
HKTA Hong Kong Tutor Association Ltd helped to reduce physical contact, and
parents no longer need to queue up at banks or ATMs. Besides, logging in to the
HKTA website or mobile app can easily complete the one-stop service of tutoring
with online interacting video system, 
and contactless e-wallet settlement. In addition, tutors from all over
Hong Kong can easily go to HKTA’s online video platform to interact or check
homework with students at home. The combination of real person matching and AI
system can match students with the most suitable teacher in an efficient and
accurate way. HKTA Hong Kong Tutor Association Ltd provides the most efficient
and focused tutoring matching services in the market for 80,000 active students
and 120,000 registered tutors4.

HKTA Website:https://www.hkta.edu.hk/

HKTA Mobile Apps:https://www.hkta.edu.hk/download/

 

 

Reference:

[1] http://fintech.etnet.com.hk/2020/index.php

[2] https://www.news.gov.hk/chi/2020/12/20201217/20201217_164302_775.html

[3] 《教育界就業不足率雖跌但生意仍跌3成,補習社改視像教學轉兼職撐住》https://sme.hket.com/article/2781949/%E3%80%90%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF%E5%A4%B1%E6%A5%AD%E7%8E%87%E3%80%91%E6%95%99%E8%82%B2%E7%95%8C%E5%B0%B1%E6%A5%AD%E4%B8%8D%E8%B6%B3%E7%8E%87%E9%9B%96%E8%B7%8C%E4%BD%86%E7%94%9F%E6%84%8F%E4%BB%8D%E8%B7%8C%203%20%E6%88%90%E3%80%80%E8%A3%9C%E7%BF%92%E7%A4%BE%E6%94%B9%E8%A6%96%E5%83%8F%E6%95%99%E5%AD%B8%E8%BD%89%E5%85%BC%E8%81%B7%E6%92%90%E4%BD%8F

[4] https://www.hkta.edu.hk/

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DHL Express recognized as Global Express Provider of the Year

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DHL Express Asia Pacific wins industry award for the fifth time at Payload Asia Awards 2020

 

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 25 January
2021 – DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service
provider, has been awarded the Global Express Provider of the Year at the 7th
Payload Asia Awards. This is the fifth time that DHL Express has won the award,
which recognizes excellence among air cargo companies and the positive impact
it has made on the logistics industry.

DHL Express recognized as Global Express Provider of the Year for the fifth time at Payload Asia Awards 2020.

“The
award speaks volumes about the trust and quality that DHL Express has built
with our customers over the decades. Despite the challenging period, we are
proud to have been able to help keep our customers’ businesses running, and to
play an important role in the delivery of vaccines throughout the globe,” said
Ken Lee, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific. “We have bolstered our network and
infrastructure in the region to support our customers’ growing business needs
in global trade and the ever-growing demands from e-commerce. DHL Express’
global e-commerce volume grew by more than 40 percent in Q4 2020, and our
ongoing investments will continue to enhance our extensive operational network
and underscore our commitment to providing high quality service to customers.”

In
November, DHL Express announced that it is investing circa EUR
690 million
between 2020 and 2022 to build or expand its facilities in key
growth markets of Australia, Japan, Hong Kong S.A.R. and South Korea. Equally,
it intends to spend close to EUR 60 million to bolster its Asia Pacific air
network such as introducing direct, new (e.g. Vientiane, Yangon), and frequent flight
routes (e.g. within Oceania).
The expanded infrastructure and new flight routes across Asia Pacific will help
the company tackle the unprecedented growth in shipment volume and address the
ever-growing demand for time-definite express deliveries.

Last
week, DHL Express also announced that it has placed an order for eight
additional new Boeing 777 freighters
. The investment marks a further step in
DHL Express’ expansion of its intercontinental air network to meet customer
demand in fast growing international express shipping markets. First deliveries
of the new aircraft are scheduled for 2022.

Now
in its seventh year, the Payload Asia Awards recognizes the best companies in
the air cargo market, notably, putting the spotlight on services that benefit
the rising e-commerce market. This year’s awards comprises 15 categories judged
by an esteemed panel of judges, and winners are selected based on a set of
criteria evaluating the strength of customer service, business growth,
operational performance, development strategy as well as customer and product
innovation.

DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.


DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 63 billion euros in 2019. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by 2050.

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