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Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.—to

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HD REV powertrain company Wrightspeed gearing up for commercialization push

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As one of the first hires at Bloom Energy, Kalika was key in accelerating the commercialization of the company’s solid oxide fuel cell technology.

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Groupe Renault acquires PVI, a specialist in the electrification of Light Commercial Vehicles

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PVI has previously worked with Groupe Renault on the development and electrification of the upcoming Renault Master Z.E. Earlier post.). Master Z.E.

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Ricardo licenses Qualcomm wireless EV charging technology for commercialization

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Earlier post.). Qualcomm subsidiaries will provide technical expertise and engineering support. —Dave Shemmans, CEO of Ricardo.

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BYD partners with U.S. firm to launch all-electric garbage truck

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While automakers are moving in the direction of more electric cars, several companies are also making efforts to electrify commercial vehicles. emissions China Trucks BYD plug-in cars Commercial vehicleHere's an electric vehicle that really, truly stinks.

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Ultrafine jagged Pt nanowires extremely efficient ORR catalysts; 50x more power than current commercial catalyst

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ampere per milligram Pt, nearly doubling previously reported best values. This is fascinating world to explore for a material scientist. Source: UCLA.

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Nikola One hydrogen range-extended electric truck to be unveiled tonight

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The Nikola Motor Company is another vehicle manufacturer named after Nikola Tesla, but unlike a certain automaker in Silicon Valley, it plans to concentrate on electrified commercial vehicles. Trucks hydrogen Commercial vehicle semis Nikola

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JRC report finds electric vehicles in Europe on the way to full-scale commercialization

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This report covers battery-electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), range extended electric vehicles (REV), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV).

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Daimler to build large electric semi truck; Urban e-Truck results good so far

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Following successful trials, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler plans to produce a small run of all-electric large commercial trucks for the European market. Europe Trucks Mercedes-Benz Daimler plug-in cars Commercial vehicleThe decision to go forward with a.

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Nikola One electric-truck running prototype to be unveiled Dec 2

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It's long been assumed that while passenger vehicles may well start to transition to electric drive over the next decade or two, heavy commercial trucks won't. Trucks Commercial vehicle semis Nikola TeslaBut a handful of companies are.

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Starship electric sidewalk-delivery robot a hit at DC Auto Show

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emissions Washington Auto Show Autonomous cars Robots plug-in cars Commercial vehicle StartupsThat box is an electric sidewalk.

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How to turn long-haul trucking all-electric? Tractor swapping!

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Current battery technology places the same range restrictions on electric commercial trucks as on electric cars. Trucks plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleet semisSo while electric trucks may be suitable for local delivery service and other short-range operations, they can't cut it in long-haul trucking at the moment.

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Strategic consortium to commercialize Virent’s BioForming Technology for low carbon fuels and bio-paraxylene

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The consortium members will work together to finalize technical developments and commercial arrangements, with the objective of delivering a commercial facility to produce cost effective, bio-based fuels and bio-paraxylene. Earlier post.). —CJ Warner, Executive Vice President of Operations at Tesoro.

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Nikola unveils how its electric truck works: custom hydrogen fuel cell

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In May, the Nikola Motor Company appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, with a design for a natural gas- and electric-powered Class 8 commercial semi truck. Trucks natural gas Commercial vehicle semis Trailers Nikola TeslaIt is to be called the Nikola One, and the company plans to unveil a running prototype on December 2.

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Sumitomo and US Hybrid partnering to grow hydrogen fuel cell business for commercial vehicles and mass transit

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US FuelCell was established in 2013 after US Hybrid purchased the UTC Power PEM fuel cell Transportation division along with the global PEM IP license.

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Qualcomm and Lear Corporation sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. will provide technical expertise and engineering support. Brief

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SAE World Congress panel highlights progress on H2 infrastructure and fuel cell vehicle commercialization

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With this “small series” infrastructure commercialization, production costs were reduced 33%. Earlier post.) —Jesse Schneider. Hyundai.

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Electric Ford Transit van conversion shown by Inventev at Detroit Auto Show

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all-electric commercial vans are one of those gaps. Detroit Auto Show fleet sales plug-in cars Commercial vehicleWhen an automaker doesn't offer a vehicle for a specific market segment, sometimes the aftermarket will fill in the gap. In the U.S., DON'T MISS: Renault adds new Master ZE larger electric.

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'Near-zero' diesel cheaper way to cut NOx than electric cars, says diesel lobbying group

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emissions plug-in cars Commercial vehicle Volkswagen diesel scandalA prominent lobbying group believes environmental remediation funds from Volkswagen diesel settlements should be spent on new "clean" diesel vehicles. The settlement for 2.0-liter TDI cars approved last year requires VW to pay $2.7

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E.ON Power-to-Gas facility begins commercial operations; wind-to-H2

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E.ON has inaugurated commercial operations at its Power-to-Gas (P2G) facility in Falkenhagen, Germany. Earlier post.) —Dr. Deutschland.

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Renault adds new Master ZE larger electric delivery van

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Renault plug-in cars Renault-Nissan Commercial vehicleFrench carmaker Renault sells no passenger cars in North America, and hasn't for almost 30 years now. But in Europe, its all-electric Zoe subcompact hatchback has been the best-selling plug-in electric car for months on end. DON'T.

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The Country's Cleanest Yellow School Bus Is All-Electric

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Electric passenger cars get the lion's share of attention, but interest in electrified commercial vehicles is growing as well. emissions plug-in cars Commercial vehicle BusesThat includes one type of vehicle built for a very important job: carrying children to and from school. roads. DON'T.

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ABB wins 1st commercial order for 600 kW 15-second flash charging technology; electric buses in Geneva

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ABB will deliver and deploy 13 flash-charging stations along an urban transit bus route, as well as three terminal and four depot feeding stations.

American Refining Group taking 1/3 stake in Amyris/Cosan Novvi JV; accelerating commercialization of renewable base oil and lubricants

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American Refining Group (ARG) is taking a 33.3% stake in Novvi LLC, a joint venture of Amyris and Brazil-based Cosan S.A. Earlier post.) Source: Novvi.

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Lighter Volvo aero truck concept is 30 percent more fuel-efficient

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A lot of attention is paid to the fuel efficiency of passenger cars, but large commercial trucks need some improvements as well. As governments look more seriously at the problem of commercial-vehicle emissions, several companies have. Trucks Fuel Economy Commercial vehicle fleet semis

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Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization releases final report on 6-year project

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The Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization (CAB-Comm), led by the University of California, San Diego, has released its final report , detailing the accomplishments and contributions achieved in its six years of operation. Earlier post.) —CAB-Comm Final Report. Algae Algal Fuels

Use Old Electric-Car Batteries To Electrify Used Vans, Carwatt Suggests (Video)

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Paris Renault plug-in cars Commercial vehicle conversionsBut what if that second life were in another vehicle?

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Nikola One 2000-hp natural gas-electric semi truck announced

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Trucks natural gas plug-in cars Commercial vehicle semisWhat will Elon Musk think of this? There is now a second company named after inventor Nikola Tesla—and it too plans to build electric vehicles. DON'T MISS: Recovered Energy And.

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Report: Honda and Saitec develop practical Mg-ion battery with vanadium oxide cathode; commercialization by 2018

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The Nikkei, citing unnamed sources, reports that R&D organization Saitec (Saitama Industrial Technology Center) and Honda Motor have developed a practical magnesium-ion rechargeable battery and hope to commercialize it. Saitec reportedly led the development; Honda R&D assessed the technology’s viability. Resources. Batteries

Tesla fan commercial: electric car rescue from post-apocalyptic landscape

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When fans of a particular electric car start creating their own unofficial commercials for the car, it usually means one of two things. Either the existing ads are inconsistent, irritating, and miss the point (first-generation Chevy Volt marketing, ahem), or the auteur is so enamored of the car that he or she wants to sing its praises to the.

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Ballard MOU with strategic partner Broad-Ocean targets fuel cell modules for buses and commercial vehicles

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Ballard Power Systems has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with strategic partner Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Company Limited with the goal of producing fuel cell modules for use in buses and commercial vehicles in select cities and regions in China. ownership position in Ballard, making it the company’s largest shareholder.

Ceres Power to demonstrate SOFC stack technology for EV range extender with Nissan; light commercial vehicle

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UK-based Ceres Power Holdings, a spin-out from Imperial College, is leading a consortium that includes Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd and M-Solv to develop a compact, on-board solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack as a range extender for an electric light commercial vehicle (van). Earlier post.). — Phil Caldwell, Ceres Power’s CEO.

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Fleet Operators Favor New Rules For Fuel-Efficient Big Trucks

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As carmakers labor to meet tougher Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2025, Federal regulators have turned their attention to commercial vehicles. heavy duty EPA Commercial vehicle regulation semis truckingThe U.S. Boosting.

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Daimler Unveils SuperTruck; 12-MPG Semi Is More Than Twice As Fuel-Efficient

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Trucks Daimler Freightliner Fuel Economy Commercial vehicle semis Heavy-duty trucks make up a fairly small percentage of the traffic on U.S. roads, but they cover many more miles each year than the average passenger car--with much worse fuel economy.

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ESKAM finishing electric drive axle module for commercial vehicles, new production technologies; vehicle testing this year

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Electric drive axle module with two motors and integrated power electronics. Groschopp AG. Click to enlarge. Fraunhofer IWU. Click to enlarge.

Ford's electric-vehicle strategy: absorb costs in most profitable trucks

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Trucks Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Commercial vehicleEarlier this year, Ford announced that it would significantly expand its lineup of electrified vehicles—including mild hybrids with advanced start-stop systems, regular hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and perhaps a battery-electric model or two.

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Workhorse range-extended electric pickup truck announced for future

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Last year, Amp Electric brought the Workhorse truck group from Navistar (formerly International), with the goal of developing electric commercial vehicles. plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleet Startups Range Extending Workhorse TrucksSince then, Workhorse has delivered 125 electric delivery vans to United Parcel Service (UPS).

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Higher Heavy Truck Fuel Efficiency May Be Easy, Save Huge Amounts Of Oil

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Trucks heavy duty Fuel Economy Commercial vehicleThey may not be the most numerous vehicles on the road, but heavy-duty trucks cover far more miles than the average car--and account for roughly 20 percent of overall carbon emissions from transportation.

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Qualcomm and Preh sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

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Preh will include Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio and will focus on commercializing WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers. Qualcomm Incorporated and Preh, GmbH , part of the Joyson Electronics Group, have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement.

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TransAlta to use Tesla stationary batteries in Alberta’s first large-scale commercial energy storage project

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TransAlta Corporation has been awarded $250,000 from Alberta Innovates - Energy & Environment Solutions (AI-EES) to help launch Alberta’s first large-scale commercial energy storage project. The project should be running in late-2016. AI-EES received more than 50 proposals. We’re now looking for a customer to partner with us on this project.

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