Performance Team orders 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks

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Performance Team – A Maersk Company, a warehousing and distribution company, has placed an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks ( earlier post )—the largest commercial order of the North American zero-tailpipe emission model to date.

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Maryland city deploys BYD electric Class 6 refuse truck

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Hyattsville, Maryland, is deploying a BYD 6R Class 6 electric refuse truck, one of several fully-electric or hybrid vehicles in the City’s fleet, and the first commercially deployed Class 6 refuse truck in the country, according to BYD.


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Researchers find new class of catalysts producing ammonia under mild conditions

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A combined experimental and computational study published in Nature Catalysis shows promising results for a new class of catalysts producing ammonia under mild conditions. Hansen, have introduced a new class of complex metal hydride catalysts that enable mild-condition ammonia synthesis.

DHL piloting 4 BYD electric Class 8 trucks in LA

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DHL is piloting four BYD Class 8 battery-electric trucks in the Los Angeles market, just in time for the peak holiday shipping season. Equipped with a comfortable air-ride cab and air suspension, the trucks have more than enough power and torque to operate at 82,000 lbs. combined weight.

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UK consortium developing biogas and hydrogen dual-fuel Class 66 locomotive

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million) of government funding to develop a biogas and hydrogen dual-fuel solution for the Class 66 locomotive. The Freightliner Class 66 locomotives are 3300hp diesel electric mainline units introduced in 1998. A consortium of Clean Air Power and Freightliner has secured almost £0.4

Electric Last Mile Solutions to proceed with production of Class 3 Urban Utility commercial EV

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The Urban Utility is a Class 3 commercial electric vehicle targeting more than 5,700 lbs. With the introduction of the Urban Utility, ELMS will have a product portfolio spanning the $130-billion North America Class 1-3 commercial vehicle market.

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Wright demonstrates megawatt-class high-performance inverter for electric aircraft

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Wright Electric, a company developing an electric single aisle commerical aircraft comparable to the Boeing 737 or Airbus 320 ( earlier post ), has begun testing and has demonstrated a megawatt-class high-performance inverter. Whether a future airplane is battery-electric or powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, an inverter is a key component in high-voltage aircraft electric systems.

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Hyliion introduces next-generation battery module for Class 8 hybrid systems; Toshiba LTO cells

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Hyliion Holdings, a provider of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, instroduced its next generation battery module which integrates Toshiba’s LTO cells with Hyliion’s technology to achieve longer battery life, higher charging rates and improved safety.

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McLane deploys Orange electric Class 8 trucks

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Orange EV and McLane Company, Inc., announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure-electric terminal trucks to the McLane Foodservice distribution center in Riverside, California.

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So Cal Edison receives eCascadia electric Class 8 truck; first utility in the US

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Southern California Edison (SCE) is the US’ first utility to receive and to test the eCascadia, the Freightliner Class 8 electric truck ( earlier post ).

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Hino Trucks announces Project Z for Class 4-8 zero emission trucks; fuel-cell and battery-electric

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Hino Trucks announced Project Z, the company’s development path to zero emissions vehicles, ranging from class 4 to class 8. In a live virtual event, Hino showcased the line-up of zero emissions trucks, partnering with technology leaders in advanced electrification drive systems.

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Allison Transmission and Hino Trucks partner on Class 6, 7 and 8 BEV trucks for production in 2023

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Allison Transmission has been selected by Hino Trucks as its e-Axle development partner for Class 6, 7 and 8 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) trucks. The eGen Power 100S incorporates several of the core components offered in the eGen Power 100D, and packages these proven elements into a lighter and more compact design best suited for class 6 and 7 vehicles, and in a tandem configuration for class 8 6x4 vehicles.

Albertsons makes first US commercial 100% electric refrigerated grocery delivery with a Class 8 truck; Volvo Trucks and AEM

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The VNR Electric models from Volvo Trucks North America are the first zero-tailpipe emission, battery-electric Class 8 trucks to be deployed in Albertsons Cos. to make the first commercial 100% zero-emission grocery delivery with a Class 8 truck in the US.

Zeus Electric Chassis to collaborate with JB Poindexter’s EAVX on Class 4, 5 and 6 electric work trucks

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The non-exclusive collaboration agreement will initially focus on the Zeus Z-19 (Class 5, 19,500 LB GVWR) and Z-22 (Class 6, 22,300 LB GVWR), and will expand quickly to the Z-26 (Class 6, 26,000 LB GVWR)—all designed from the ground-up and available with a variety of cab options.

Hyliion selects FEV for partner for electrified Class 8 truck development

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FEV recently entered a long-term agreement with electrified powertrain systems provider Hyliion, to support design, development, integration and production validation of Hyliion’s Electric Range Extender (ERX) for Class 8 tractor-trailer applications.

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DOE sets technical targets for hydrogen fuel-cell long-haul Class 8 trucks

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office, in collaboration with the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office, has established technical targets for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in long-haul tractor-trailer Class 8 truck applications.

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Royal Caribbean Group to use trio of power sources on next class of ships: fuel cell, battery, dual fuel engines

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Royal Caribbean Group’s new class of ships known as ‘Project Evolution’, set to debut in summer 2023, will operate using a trio of power sources including a fuel cell system, battery technology and dual fuel engines using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the main fuel.

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Lightning eMotors introduces new generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit Class 3 Van; battery-electric and fuel cell electric variants

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Lightning eMotors has announced a new model of its Class 3 Lightning Electric Transit Van. The Class 3 van supports wheelchair lifts, custom floor rails, and custom bus doors. Many of these new features will be offered in Lightning eMotors’ Class 4, 5, 6 and 7 vehicles in 2021.

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Hexagon Purus and Ballard partnering on Class 6 & 7 fuel cell trucks

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Hexagon Purus and Ballard Power Systems are collaborating to produce Class 6 & 7 Fuel Cell Electric Trucks powered by Hexagon Purus’ turnkey electric drivetrain and hydrogen storage system solutions and Ballard’s fuel cell module.

Höegh Autoliners signs Letter of Intent with China Merchants Heavy Industry to build ammonia-ready Aurora class vessels

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CMHI) to build a series of its multi-fuel and ammonia-ready Aurora class vessels. The Aurora class has DNV’s new “ammonia-ready” notation, which makes it the first in the segment to be ready for operation on carbon-neutral ammonia.

Hyliion and Dana partner with Idealease to demonstrate hybrid system for Class 8 trucks

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It is designed to be installed on most major Class 8 commercial vehicles. Hyliion Inc.,

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Dana launches Zero-8 e-Axles for Class 7 and 8 Vehicles, begins production of Zero-6 e-Axle for FCCC electric delivery van

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Dana Incorporated is expanding its Spicer Electrified e-Powertrain offerings to include a family of single and tandem e-Axles designed for a wide variety of Class 7 and 8 applications.

Lightning eMotors strategic agreement with shuttle bus maker Forest River; up to 7,500 electric Class 4 and 5 buses from 2021-2025

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Lightning eMotors will manufacture the zero-emission-vehicle (ZEV) powertrain systems at its 231,000 square foot facility in Loveland, Colorado and ship the powertrains to Forest River’s factory in Goshen, Indiana, for final assembly of the Class 4 and 5 all-electric passenger buses.

Battle Motors acquires Crane Carrier Company; Class 7 and 8 vocational truck electrification

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We are combining the best of last century’s severe-duty diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) technology with best-in-class EV technology to produce full electric trucks for the marketplace. EV technology developer Battle Motors has acquired commercial vehicle OEM Crane Carrier Company.

ORNL researchers develop new class of cobalt-free cathodes with enhanced energy density for next-gen Li-ion batteries: NFA

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Called NFA—for nickel, iron and aluminum—the new class is a derivative of lithium nickelate and can be used to make lithium-ion battery cathodes.

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Kenworth and Peterbilt first electric Class 8 trucks up Pike’s Peak; fuel cell and BEV

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PACCAR announced that a Kenworth T680 fuel cell electric vehicle and a battery electric Peterbilt Model 579EV became the first Class 8 zero emissions vehicles to drive to the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. The comprehensive Kenworth zero emissions program also includes the Class 8 Kenworth T680E and medium-duty Kenworth K270E and K370E battery electric vehicles.

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Cummins to acquire 50% of Momentum Fuel Technologies from Rush Enterprises; CNG storage for Class 6-8 vehicles

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Momentum Fuel Technologies delivers the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solution for Class 6-8 vehicles. Cummins Inc. and Rush Enterprises, Inc. signed a Letter of Intent for Cummins to acquire a 50% equity interest in Momentum Fuel Technologies from Rush Enterprises.

Hyliion delivers first of three hybrid Class 8 trucks to Penske Truck Leasing

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will be providing three vehicles to Penske Truck Leasing, all of which will incorporate its 6X4HE Class 8 hybrid system. Brand- and engine-agnostic, the 6X4HE can be installed on any Class 8 vehicle from any manufacturer. Hyliion Inc.

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ELMS and CATL enter agreement that secures battery supply through 2025 for Class 1 Urban Delivery commercial EV

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Limited (CATL) to supply batteries and secure production capacity needed for ELMS’ all-electric Class 1 Urban Delivery commercial vehicle. ELMS’ first vehicle, the Urban Delivery, is the first Class 1 commercial electric vehicle in the US market. The company expects to begin production of its second vehicle, the Class 3 Urban Utility EV, in the second half of 2022.

Mercedes-Benz begins production of two A-class PHEV models at Rastatt plant

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The production launch of the Mercedes-Benz A-class in two plug-in hybrid models is a strategic milestone as part of our global electric initiative. The Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant is therefore optimally prepared for the upcoming production launch of the hybrid B-Class.

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Cummins and Navistar to collaborate on fuel-cell heavy-duty Class 8 truck

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Cummins and Navistar will work together on the development of a Class 8 truck powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The prototype fuel cell Class 8 truck will ultimately see a year-long field test.

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Le Mans Virtual Series, Spa: Team Redline Wins Both Classes


Team Redline has won both classes of the 6 Hours of Spa, the second round of the Le Mans Virtual Series thanks to a clever strategy that witnessed coy use of fuel-saving.

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Plug Power partners with Lightning Systems on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered Class 6 trucks for logistics industry; “middle-mile” solution

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This collaboration enables both companies to offer the first electric, fuel-cell-powered Class 6 trucks (up to 12.5 Plug Power Inc. is partnering with Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains.

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Volvo partners with Aurora to develop autonomous Class 8 trucks


more… The post Volvo partners with Aurora to develop autonomous Class 8 trucks appeared first on Electrek. The “long-term” partnership announced today is between Volvo Autonomous Solutions and self-driving startup Aurora.

Flying first class on a single domestic round trip can contribute more greenhouse gas emissions than a year of driving

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The results for flying economy class are shown in the table below. Greenhouse gas emissions from round trips flying economy class. Carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per passenger for a round trip flying economy class range from 390 pounds for the shortest examined flight to 13,892 pounds for the longest flight. Emissions per passenger mile flying economy class follow a U-shaped function. The above data are for flying economy class. by Michael Sivak.

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Lion Electric launches battery-electric Class 8 urban truck

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Lion) has unveiled its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck this morning. Canada-based Lion Electric Co. The Lion8 will be commercialized this Fall and the first vehicle will be delivered to Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ). The Lion8 supports a battery capacity of up to 480 kWh (LG Chem NMC cells) for a range of up to 250 miles on a single charge. The battery management system is designed by Lion. The standard on-board charging system is 19.2

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Zero Electric Vehicles, Inc.,(ZEV) Announces its Class 3 Conversion Kit to Eliminate 144 million Pounds of CO2 Emissions from our Atmosphere in 12 Months

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ZEV) Announces its Class 3 Conversion Kit to Eliminate 144 million Pounds of CO2 Emissions from our Atmosphere in 12 Months appeared first on EV Obsession. TEMPE, Ariz.,

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Nearly half of rail tank cars with Class 3 flammable liquids met new safety standards in 2019

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Nearly half—48%—of rail tank cars carrying Class 3 flammable liquids in 2019 in the US met the new safety requirements, up from 33% in 2018, according to Fleet Composition of Rail Tank Cars Carrying Flammable Liquids: 2020 Report released today by the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Class 3 flammable liquids most commonly include crude oil, ethanol, and refined petroleum products.

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Tesla agrees to pay owners $625 each over battery throttling after class-action lawsuit


Tesla has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over throttling battery capacity. more… The post Tesla agrees to pay owners $625 each over battery throttling after class-action lawsuit appeared first on Electrek.

Toyota and Hino Trucks jointly developing Class 8 fuel cell electric truck for North America

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Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Hino Trucks have agreed to develop jointly a Class 8 fuel cell electric truck (FCET) for the North American market. Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, assembles, sells, and services a lineup of Class 4-8 diesel commercial trucks in the United States.

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Audi Grandsphere Concept, First Class Toward the Future

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Like a first class flight, the 5.35 The post Audi Grandsphere Concept, First Class Toward the Future appeared first on EV Obsession.

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Mercedes G-Class EQG concept wows off-roading aficionados at IAA


more… The post Mercedes G-Class EQG concept wows off-roading aficionados at IAA appeared first on Electrek.

Matson takes delivery of first dual-fuel Kanaloa-Class con-ro vessel Lurline

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Christened Lurline , the new ship is the first of two Kanaloa Class con-ro vessels being built for Matson by NASSCO at a total cost of approximately $500 million for the pair, and the third of four new vessels that Matson is putting into service between 2018 and 2020. Matson, Inc.,

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