Toyota to commence verification testing for road maintenance inspections using vehicle data from connected cars

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Toyota Motor Corporation, with Toyota City, will start Japan’s first verification testing for road maintenance inspections using vehicle data obtained from connected cars, beginning 1 August.

BASF and GAC R&D Center co-develop 3 electric concept cars; debut at Auto Guangzhou 2018

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GAC R&D Center) introduced three co-developed electric concept cars at Auto Guangzhou 2018, featuring futuristic designs that address the diverse needs of China’s drivers. BASF and the Research and Development Center of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.

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Spectacular #YearOfJoe Comes To Breathtaking Finish As #YearOfJoe2 Kicks Off With A Bang!

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One of my enlightened self interest goals was to literally get my own house in order and I did exactly that during #YearOfJoe, tackling a long list of much needed but undone home improvements and maintenance items. Greetings Creative Greenius Readers, A little more than a year ago I was fried to a crispy, nasty edge and ready to commit homicide with any number of potential victims in my sights – if I didn’t do myself in first from a stroke or a heart attack.

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IEA: key oil trends 2018

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in 2018 compared to 2017, reaching a record total monthly production of over 100 million tons at the beginning of the year and remaining above this for almost all of 2018, according to the IEA. or 105 Mt in 2018 compared to 2017. in 2018 compared to 2017.

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Hyundai delivers first 2019 NEXO fuel cell SUV to US customer

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The first year of maintenance is free of charge and customers are eligible for a tax credit (subject to individual tax circumstances) from the state of California for up to $5,000.

2018 161

King County Metro to begin testing electric buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge

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King County Metro earlier this year became the first transit agency in North America to install a high-powered charging station at a base facility where recharging is combined with cleaning and maintenance.

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Yutong Bus to deliver 100 electric buses to Chile

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The courses on driving, maintenance, vehicle structure, emergency handling and troubleshooting are provided especially for new energy bus. Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., will deliver 100 full electric buses to Chile.

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CARB approves ICT regulation; 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040; ZEB tech symposium in Feb 2019

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billion in maintenance, fuel and other costs by 2050 after the full buildout of infrastructure.

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Cummins Westport receives 2018 emissions certifications for ultra-low NOx ISX12N natural gas engine

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CWI) received certifications from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. engines, the ISX12N will feature a new engine control module with improved durability, on-board diagnostics, an enhanced, maintenance-free three-way catalyst, and a closed crankcase ventilation system. Production of the ISX12N will begin in February of 2018. Cummins Westport Inc.

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Fastcharge consortium presents prototype for 450 kW charging station; Porsche research vehicle charges at 400 kW

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As a result maintenance, in contrast to hermetically sealed systems that work with oil, is simple—for example, when coolant is replenished.

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Chicago Transit Authority orders 20 Proterra electric buses for $32M

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In addition to lower emissions that benefit air quality, electric buses offer savings in fuel costs and maintenance costs. CTA expects to begin receiving the first buses by the end of 2018, which will begin service along one of CTA’s busiest bus routes—the #66 Chicago route.

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Symbio intros 40 kW hydrogen fuel cell range-extending module for heavy-duty electric vehicles

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At the Movin’On 2018 mobility summit in Montreal, hydrogen fuel-cell company Symbio intoduced a 40-kW fuel cell system—H2Motiv L—targeting range-extending conversion applications for heavy-duty electric vehicles.

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MAN Engines showcasing D3876 diesel engine for EU Stage V locomotives without exhaust after-treatment systems

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At InnoTrans 2018, the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology, MAN Engines is exhibiting the D3876 LE63x for locomotives, which produces 471 kW (632 hp) at 1,800 rpm.

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FedEx acquiring 1,000 Chanje electric delivery vehicles

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The Chanje EVs are configured to match the current shelving, specifications, and workflow that FedEx Express delivery drivers use today, without the emissions, noise, or maintenance associated with gas or diesel vehicles. FedEx Corp.

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Toyota develops “Total-care Service” for ride-hailing companies; rollout with Grab in Singapore

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Through this Total-care Service, ride-hailing companies can provide their driver-partners with more cost-efficient and timely maintenance services. To keep vehicles in safe, good working condition, it is essential to provide proper vehicle maintenance based on the vehicle’s condition.

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Lightning Systems debuts new all-electric Ford E-450 shuttle bus and cutaway models

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Orders are being accepted immediately, and delivery of the new products will begin by the end of 2018. There is a five-year, 60,000-mile warranty on the powertrain with maintenance performed by trained local dealers.

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Motor vehicles and component parts sector employment in US grew by 3% from 2017 to 2018

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The Motor Vehicles and Component Parts sector employed 3% more people in 2018 than 2017. More than 2 million employees in the sector worked with conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles in 2018, up 1.4%

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First Li-ion battery-powered automated guided container transporter delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

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From 1 August 2018, the serially-produced lithium-ion AGVs are being delivered to Hamburg weekly from the Konecranes yard in Düsseldorf. They can be fully charged in around an hour and a half, weigh only a third of a standard lead-acid battery and need no maintenance.

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UPS cargo eBike pilot in Seattle

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—Scott Phillippi, UPS senior director of maintenance and engineering, international operations.

Schaeffler to showcase Space Drive as advance for autonomous driving

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By continuously analyzing the operating and condition data, for example, future maintenance needs can be detected in advance. According to United Nations forecasts, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050.

2018 116

MHI-MME launches new models of small, lightweight, and high-efficiency turbochargers for diesel engines

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The MET-MBII series has been reduced in size to lower the initial cost, weight, and maintenance costs, while still retaining the same performance as the MET-MB series, which has reached cumulative production of more than 2,000 units, and demonstrated high reliability and maintainability.

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US households are holding on to their vehicles longer

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Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditures Survey show that spending on vehicle repair and maintenance has also increased in recent years.

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BYD unveils new electric airport GSE tow tractor models

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BYD tugs offer greater energy and productivity efficiencies as well as lower operating costs and easier maintenance, as compared to its diesel, gas or lead acid battery counterparts. BYD unveiled two new electric tow tractor models, or tugs, this month.

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JRC: e-vehicle market in Europe is slowly gaining momentum, but breakthrough is needed

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Consumers also tend to be worried about the cost of electric vehicles, issues linked to the driving range and high maintenance costs.

2018 112

Sandia-led team designs feasible hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel; implications for large hydrogen-fueled vessels

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The 10 hydrogen fuel-cell racks are evenly distributed between Starboard and Port fuel cell rooms, allowing the vessel to continue operation at reduced power if one space must be taken out of service for maintenance.

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New SoCalGas truck loan program for fleets interested in switching from diesel to near-zero natural gas trucks

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engines, the ISX12N features a new engine control module with improved durability, on-board diagnostics, an enhanced, maintenance-free three-way catalyst, and a closed crankcase ventilation system. Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) has launched the new SoCalGas Truck Loan Program.

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ENGIE launches fleet of 50 hydrogen fuel cell Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans, inaugurates first alternative multi-fuel station in France

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These vehicles will be used by ENGIE Cofely technicians to ensure multi-technical operations and maintenance work for commercial buildings in the Île-de-France. France-based global energy and services group ENGIE has launched a fleet of 50 hydrogen-powered Renault Kangoo Z.E.

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EIA: US fuel ethanol production capacity continues to increase

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million barrels per day (b/d), at the beginning of 2018, according to EIA’s most recent US Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report. million b/d) in 2018, resulting in 98% utilization of reported nameplate capacity as of 1 January 2018.

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San Francisco commits to all-electric bus fleet By 2035; MUNI Board approves pilot program

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SFMTA said that the most important step to support the zero-emission goal is to determine the infrastructure needs for electric buses, including upgrades for existing facilities to accommodate charging requirements and maintenance.

MAN to showcase new electric trucks at IAA: eTGM and eTGE

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Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will showcase its advances in the fields of electromobility, digitization and autonomous vehicles at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in September.

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Careful Bus deploys school buses in NYC outfitted with XL hybrid systems

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Since working with XL, our maintenance team has noticed significantly extended brake lifespans, our drivers have all positive feedback on the added boost during acceleration, and we’ve reduced fuel usage, too.

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Efficient Drivetrains announces availability of EDI PowerDrive 6000ev electric drivetrain for medium-duty vehicles

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OEMs are able further customize their vehicle solutions with EDI’s Electric Power Export (Power2E) option—the capability to export a range of power directly from the vehicle for use in disaster recovery, jobsite maintenance, tool operation, and other applications.

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Renault and ADA launch the ‘Moov’in.Paris by Renault’ application; car-sharing for EVs

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Renault supplies the vehicles and carries out maintenance and repair. Groupe Renault and ADA, a subsidiary of the Rousselet Group, are launching the Moov’In.Paris application, which will provide access to their free-floating car-sharing service for electric vehicles.

2018 101

Electric car-sharing programs expanding in U.S.

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With lower maintenance, electric cars are also easier to maintain for fleets than gas cars. Electric cars and car sharing go naturally together. Both aim to clean up the environment by reducing gasoline consumption. Combined with gas cars, car-sharing fleets can also provide a backup for electric-car owners who want occasional access to a larger. Car Sharing

2018 82

Dürr building smart and resource-efficient paint shop at San Luis Potosí in Mexico for BMW Group; Industry 4.0

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A multitude of sensors ensure networking of the robot data with the higher-level maintenance software and control system. This enables preventive maintenance planning and increases the plant availability.

2018 113

Ford reveals production version of Transit Custom PHEV at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Trip computer functions are configured specifically for the PHEV powertrain, and EV mode indicators, maintenance alerts, and a warning when the vehicle is plugged into a charging point, appear on the instrument display cluster.

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Electrify America installing 150/350 kW fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations

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Functionally and aesthetically, the chargers are up to eight feet high to provide easier vehicle charge port access without complex, maintenance prone mechanical cable management systems while the height increases charger visibility.

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BYD invests $5M in new warehouse facility in US; greater efficiencies and production capacity for battery-electric buses

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The company has invested in the purchase of an additional 150 acres of land near its Lancaster manufacturing plant and is planning service/maintenance centers across the US. BYD has completed its latest US investment, a new $5-million 100,000-square-foot warehouse for its Lancaster manufacturing plant. This is the firm’s fourth expansion of its current manufacturing campus in Los Angeles County, bringing its total investment in Lancaster facilities to more than $53 million.

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California trucking firm switches fleet of 600+ trucks to Neste renewable diesel

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Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems and reductions in tailpipe emissions.

2018 92

Mercedes-Benz fuel cell SUV PHEV in production; first units of GLC F-CELL to be delivered by end of October

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This will include all maintenance and possible repairs together with a comprehensive warranty package covering the entire rental period. By 2022, Mercedes-Benz’ entire product range will be electrified. There will be electric alternatives in every segment from smart to SUV, with well in excess of 130 variants in total, ranging from 48-volt on-board electrical system with EQ Boost to plug-in-hybrids to all-electric vehicles with batteries or fuel cells.

2018 102

Toyota Research Institute constructing automated vehicle test facility in Michigan

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Leasing the land from MITRP, TRI is responsible for design, construction and ultimate maintenance of the facility. Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is constructing a closed-course test facility to develop automated vehicle technology.

2018 106

Kalmar and Yara developing first fully-digitalized and electric cargo solution for autonomous electric Yara Birkeland

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The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 second quarter order intake and delivery is scheduled to be completed during the second quarter of 2020.

2018 91

UPS/Greenbiz study identifies motivators and barriers to electric fleets

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In addition to the fuel savings, electric vehicles typically require less maintenance than traditional internal combustion engine vehicles, which means lower maintenance costs. —Scott Phillippi, UPS senior director of automotive maintenance and engineering. Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more commercial fleets to electrify, according to a new study by UPS and GreenBiz.

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