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BMW Group to lead €19.5M HyCET project consortium on hydrogen combustion engine trucks

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The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) approved the funding application for the consortium research project HyCET (Hydrogen Combustion Engine Trucks) led by the BMW Group.

VIA Motors sells 2,000 Class 3 electric chassis cabs to Pegasus Specialty Vehicles

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VIA Motors, a provider of electric drive technology and sustainable mobility solutions for a wide variety of Class 2 – 5 electric commercial vehicles applications, has received a purchase order for 2,000 Class 3 VIA electric cutaway chassis cabs from Pegasus Specialty Vehicles.

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Cemvita demonstrates “gold hydrogen” production in situ, sets up subsidiary

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Cemvita Factory announced multiple developments with its Gold Hydrogen business. Cemvita defines Gold Hydrogen as the biological production of hydrogen in the subsurface through the consumption of trapped or abandoned resources.

Citroën unveils electric concept car oli for sustainable and affordable mobility

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Citroën unveiled a new all-electric concept car called oli , an exercise in weight reduction and resource usage. With speed limited to 110 km/h (68 mph) and acceleration close to the classic 2CV model, the concept car gains a wider range and significantly improved battery lifespan.

Cummins unveils fourth-generation fuel cell at IAA

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Cummins revealed its fourth-generation hydrogen fuel cell engine at IAA. Designed to meet the duty-cycle, performance and packaging requirements of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, the fuel cell technology is available in 135 kW single and 270 kW dual modules. 135 kW fuel cell system.

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FreeWire Technologies to make available ultrafast, battery-integrated EV charging for Chevron and Texaco stations

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FreeWire Technologies, a global electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy solutions provider and a manufacturer of ultrafast, battery-integrated EV charging stations and power solutions ( earlier post ), announced a program to make available battery-integrated electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and solutions for Chevron-branded stations.

Westinghouse advances eVinci microreactor commercialization in Canada

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Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a service agreement with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to bring its eVinci microreactor closer to commercialization.

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Infinium to provide ultra-low carbon electrofuels to Amazon trucking fleet starting in 2023

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Electrofuels provider Infinium announced an agreement with Amazon to begin using Infinium Electrofuels in the retailer’s middle mile fleet as an ultra-low carbon alternative to traditional fossil fuels.

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SSAB, Oshkosh partner to be first in US to use fossil-free steel in commercial vehicles

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Steelmaker SSAB has started a partnership in fossil-free steel applications with Oshkosh Corporation, a leading producer of mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment, including heavy-duty truck bodies, fire apparatus, access equipment and other specialty trucks.

ZF and Freudenberg partner on fuel cell drives

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ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) division announced a joint development agreement with fuel cell and battery systems supplier, Freudenberg e-Power Systems.

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Cummins fuel cell technology powers Coradia iLint fleet in Germany

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Cummins is powering the world’s first fleet of hydrogen trains in Bremervörde, Lower Saxony, Germany. The Alstom Coradia iLint trains ( earlier post ) are outfitted with Cummins fuel cell systems and will run on the world’s first 100%-hydrogen train route in passenger operation.

Toyota’s San Antonio plant begins production of 2023 all-hybrid Sequoia

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (Toyota Texas, TMMTX) has started production for the all-new, all-hybrid 2023 Toyota Sequoia. Earlier post.) The all-new third-generation 2023 Sequoia full-size SUV features as standard the powerful twin-turbo V6 hybrid i-FORCE MAX powertrain.

NTSB calls for alcohol detection systems in all new vehicles

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??? An investigation into a California crash that killed nine—including seven children—has led the National Transportation Safety Board to call for alcohol detection systems to be included in all new vehicles, according to new recommendations released Tuesday.

International Seabed Authority greenlights seabed nodule collection trials by Metals Company

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DOE releases draft guidance for Clean Hydrogen Production Standard (CHPS)

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released draft guidance for a Clean Hydrogen Production Standard (CHPS), developed to meet the requirements of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 40315.

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Toyota, Kenworth tout fuel cell electric truck capabilities with completion of truck operations for ZANZEFF

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Cenntro introduces two new electric vans at IAA Transportation

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Cenntro Electric Group Limited and its subsidiary Cenntro Automotive Europe GmbH introduced two new all-electric commercial vehicles at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover, Germany.

Mercedes-Benz plans wind farm at Papenburg test track to cover more than 15% of Group’s electricity needs in Germany

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Mercedes-Benz plans to build a wind farm at its test track in Papenburg, northern Germany, with an output of more than 100 MW to cover up to more than 15% of the annual electricity demand of Mercedes-Benz Group AG in Germany.

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GM reveals 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV

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Chevrolet has officially introduced its third EV this year: the 2024 Equinox EV. With a starting price of around $30,000 on the 1LT base trim, the Equinox EV plugs Chevrolet into the critical compact SUV segment; GM says it expects the EV to be the most affordable EV in its class.

GenCell launches grid-independent hydrogen EV charging solution EVOX

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Israel-based GenCell Energy, a provider of hydrogen and ammonia to power fuel cell solutions, launched GenCell EVOX, a new off-grid EV charging solution that leverages alkaline fuel cells, hydrogen and ammonia to power technologies.

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Expleo develops closed-loop, e-methanol fuel cell solution for global shipping

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UK-based Expleo, a global engineering, technology and consultancy service provider, has developed a closed-loop fuel solution for global shipping that delivers a 92% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGe) in the model vessel.

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Ford launches BlueCruise 1.2; Mustang Mach-E first

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Ford Motor Company launched BlueCruise 1.2 and Lincoln ActiveGlide 1.2 Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) with new features—including hands-free lane changing—and system updates to create more of a human-like driving feel.

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ICCT study urges taxing frequent fliers to decarbonize aviation fairly

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A tax on frequent flying could generate revenues needed to deeply decarbonize aviation through midcentury while concentrating the cost burden on those who fly the most, according to a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation. ICCT).

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Werner Enterprises signs letter of intent to secure 500 Cummins X15H hydrogen engines

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Werner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics provider, has signed a letter of intent to purchase 500 Cummins’ 15-liter hydrogen internal combustion engines upon availability. Earlier post.)

Volkswagen presents all-electric ID. XTREME off-road concept car

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At the international ID. Treffen in Ticino, Switzerland, Volkswagen presented the ID. XTREME off-road concept car. The fully electric concept car with all-wheel drive system is based on the ID.4

Orange EV takes electric yard truck rental program nationwide

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Orange EV has expanded its yard truck rental program to offer the largest electric spotter rental fleet across the United States. These all-electric rentals are now available in 48 states, providing increased uptime and reduced costs.

Siemens and Deutsche Bahn test hydrogen train and mobile fueling station for first time

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Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG, Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn, and Hartmut Höppner, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), took their first ride in the Mireo Plus H hydrogen train and then demonstrated the train’s refueling procedure using a mobile hydrogen fueling station.

Volvo Trucks presents new electric axle for extended range

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Volvo Trucks unveiled a completely new, fully electric rear axle at the IAA Transport show in Hannover, Germany. The new e-axle integrates the electric motors and the transmission into the rear axle, thereby freeing up space for more batteries.

thyssenkrupp greenlights construction of €2B hydrogen-powered direct reduction plant for low-CO2 steel

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The Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG has released the corresponding capital resources for the construction of the first direct reduction (DR) plant at its Duisburg site. The Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG supports this decision. The major project remains subject to public funding.

Atlis Motor Vehicles and ArcelorMittal collaborate to accelerate development of electric pick-up truck

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Atlis Motor Vehicles (Atlis), a vertically integrated start-up EV company developing an electric work truck and the batteries and motors to drive it, signed a collaborative agreement with ArcelorMittal, the leading producer of automotive steels, to help speed its product development.

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Autocar begins field-testing battery-electric cabover refuse trucks

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Autocar, a leading manufacturer of specialized severe-duty vocational trucks, has built its first two alpha units that feature an all-electric powertrain.

Honda aiming to sell 3.5M electric motorcycles per year by 2030

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Honda will introduce more than 10 new electric motorcycle models by 2025, with an aim to reach annual electric motorcycle sales of 1 million units within the next five years, and 3.5 million units (approximately 15% of total sales) as of 2030. Commuter EVs.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks presents the eActros LongHaul for long-distance transport at IAA Transportation

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Following the market launch of the eActros for heavy-duty distribution transport in 2021, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is presenting the eActros LongHaul ( earlier post ) for the first time at the IAA Transportation 2022 in Hanover.

Nissan starts European production of all-new, fully electric Townstar van

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Nissan has begun production of its all-new and 100% electric Townstar EV model to be sold across select European markets. The Townstar EV builds on the success of the e-NV200.

ENC next-gen battery-electric and fuel-cell buses to be delivered in 2023

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ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group Inc.

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Synhelion starts construction of DAWN demo plant to produce solar fuels

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ETH Zurich spin-off Synhelion has started the construction of DAWN—its own industrial plant to produce synthetic fuels using solar heat. Earlier post.)

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CATL in 5-year agreements with ZEEKR, SERES; EVs to be powered by Qilin CTP batteries

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CATL announced 5-year cooperation agreements with ZEEKR and SERES, with both EV makers announcing that mass-produced Qilin batteries—based on the third generation of CATL’s cell-to-pack technology ( earlier post )—will power upcoming EV models.

Delhi startup develops air-purifying motorcycle helmet

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An anti-pollution helmet developed by a Delhi-based startup can help 2-wheeler riders breathe cleaner air. The helmet developed by Shellios Technolabs has a Bluetooth-enabled app that lets the rider know when the helmet requires cleaning.

ENGIE greenlights Australian renewable hydrogen project with Yara

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ENGIE has taken the Final Investment Decision in the development of one of the world’s first industrial-scale renewable hydrogen projects, to be located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

ABB and Hydrogen Optimized expand hydrogen partnership, including a strategic investment

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ABB and Canada-based Hydrogen Optimized have signed an agreement to expand the companies’ existing strategic relationship. This includes an investment by ABB into Key DH Technologies Inc.

Bosch launches new compact electric drive module for light commercial vehicles; debuts at Daimler Truck

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Bosch is starting volume production of a new drive unit consisting of an electric motor and an integrated inverter for light commercial vehicles. The inverter controls the electric motor and provides the connection to the high-voltage battery.

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Cummins debuting electrified Meritor powertrains with Cummins LFP battery system

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For the first time since finalizing the acquisition of Meritor last month ( earlier post ), Cummins will showcase Meritor’s 17Xe ePowertrain assembled with a Cummins battery system during the IAA Transportation tradeshow in Hannover, Germany.

IDTechEx: Nio spearheading battery swapping expansion beyond China

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Battery swap stations are Nio’s signature replenishment facility, and it is currently the only company offering such models to the general consumer. There are also other companies in China that offer models with battery swap support, but for the taxi market.

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