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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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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ROUSH CleanTech enters EV market with Class 6 electric vehicles

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ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is entering the electric truck market. ROUSH is providing Penske Truck Leasing with all-new Ford F-650 battery electric vehicles later this year for deployment across Southern California.

2020 108

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.

2020 105

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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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.,

2020 119

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. Deploying heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles furthers McLane’s Green Advantage initiatives to reduce the company’s environmental impact.

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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.

2020 79

2014 Mercedes B-Class: Best Electric-Car Lease Deal Available?

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And right now, bargain shoppers may want to take a close look at the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. plug-in cars deals lease price Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive The number of available electric-car models may be limited compared to the legions of internal-combustion cars available, but that doesn''t mean it''s not worth hunting around for a good deal. As Mercedes dealers make room for 2015 models.

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Say hello to the ultra-luxury Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

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The all-new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has been revealed and is the most luxurious saloon to ever bear the badge

2020 41

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.

2020 85

Consumer Reports: most popular electric vehicles cost less to own than the best-selling gas-powered vehicles in their class

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The analysis found lifetime ownership costs for the most popular EVs on the market under $50,000 are typically $6,000 to $10,000 less than the best gas-powered vehicles in their class (defined by vehicle style, size, interior volume, and cargo space).

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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. The US market for Class 8 trucks is large and growing. The long-haul use case is important as 40% of Class 8 trucks travel between 250 and 750 average miles per workday (261 days per year), covering 70% of tractor trailer mileage.

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Hyundai Motor Group forms New Horizons Studio to develop Ultimate Mobility Vehicles (UMVs); “transformer-class vehicles”

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We aim to create the world’s first transformer-class vehicle, also known as the Ultimate Mobility Vehicle.

2020 85

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class teased ahead of autumn reveal

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Mercedes-Benz has revealed teaser shots and further details of its 2021 S-Class ahead of its full reveal later in the year

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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.

2020 81

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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Lucid Air to features 113 kWh pack, class-leading interior space; Lucid Space Concept

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Lucid Motors announced that the Lucid Air electric vehicle will come to market with class-leading interior space and spatial efficiency, ingeniously packaged around a powerful, compact, and energy-dense 113kWh extended-range battery pack. In combination with its trunk, Lucid Air offers a total of 739 liters of luggage space, best in class for both electric and internal combustion engine vehicles by some margin.

2020 69

All-electric member of new Mercedes S-Class on market next year: EQS based on new electric architecture

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Mercedes-Benz’ EQS—the all-electric member in the new S-Class range—will arrive on the market next year. In the compact class, production of the EQA, the fully electric brother of the GLA, will start later this year, followed by the EQB in 2021.

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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. The remaining vehicles will be delivered throughout the year, allowing Penske to complement its fleet with the combined Hyliion-Dana Class 8 electrified solution. Hyliion Inc.

2020 83

New Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback to spawn CLA sedan, EQA electric car

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The small, coupe-like sedan was built on the underpinnings of the smallest Mercedes on the market, the A-Class sold in Europe since the 1990s as a five-door hatchback. Future Cars A-ClassThe Mercedes-Benz CLA compact sedan made a big splash when it first arrived as a 2014 model, complete with a much-discussed Super Bowl ad spot the previous year.

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New class of high entropy materials for energy storage applications

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A team led by researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany is proposing a new class of high entropy materials for energy storage applications. These compounds constitute a new class of entropy-stabilized materials, with the anion lattice also contributing to the configurational entropy, resulting in an additional structural stabilization gain.

2019 79

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. By simultaneously launching production of two A-Class plug-in hybrid models, the Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant once again demonstrates its enormous flexibility and efficiency in the Mercedes-Benz Cars global production network.

2020 87

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 and Lightning Systems will deliver both standard and long-range Class 6 trucks through their partnership, taking full advantage of the value that fuel cells offer in commercial fleets where high utilization, long range, fast fueling, and maximization of cargo volume and payload are important. Plug Power Inc.

2020 112

Mercedes-Benz introducing A- and B-Class plug-in hybrid models

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Benz Cars is introducing plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label in the A- and B-Class. Top speed 140 km/h (electric)/235 km/h (total; A-Class Compact Saloon). seconds (A-Class Compact Saloon) Hardly any restrictions on the load compartment. By the end of 2019 Mercedes-Benz will have more than ten plug-in hybrids in the range from the compact car to the flagship Mercedes-Benz S-Class. A-Class plug-in hybrid. Mercedes?Benz

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Mercedes-Benz launching capacitive steering wheel in E-Class this summer

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This summer, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class will introduce a new, comprehensively digitalized generation of steering wheel: the capacitive steering wheel. The world’s first radar-supported DISTRONIC proximity control system, which maintains a constant distance to the vehicle in front, had its world premiere in 1998, also in the S-Class (220 series). The reason for this was the introduction of the first driver airbag in the S-Class (126 series).

2020 76

Bollinger makes its Class 3 electric truck platform available for others

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Bollinger Motors, a startup developing electric on- and off-road trucks, recently unveiled an electric chassis for Class 3 trucks: its E-Chassis. Meets Class 3 regulations. The E-Chassis is the same platform shared with the B1 Sport Utility Truck and the B2 Pickup, and it will accommodate future models and other trucks developed by Bollinger Motors. Features of the E-Chassis include: 120 kWh battery pack, 180 kWh optional. Dual-motor, all-wheel drive. Portal gear hubs. 5000-lb.

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Mercedes expands E-Class range with sleek coupe

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Mercedes is to add yet another new model to its E-Class line-up in the form of a sleek coupe. Mercedes-Benz E ClassFollowing the release of Estate and All-Terrain variants.

2016 48

Next-generation Cummins 6.7L turbo diesel first in class to deliver 1,000 lb-ft of torque

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turbo diesel engine featuring a first-in-class 1,000 pound-feet (1,356 N·m) of torque. At NAIAS 2019, Cummins Inc. unveiled its next generation 6.7L In addition to an increase in torque, the engine also has a higher horsepower output, taking the 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty RAM pickup truck customers to the next level of performance. 2019 Ram Heavy Duty 6.7-liter I-6 Cummins with 400 hp and 1000 lb-ft of torque. Overall, the new Cummins Turbo Diesel weighs more than 60 lbs.

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Mercedes OM 656 diesel now available in G-Class in G 350 d

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Mercedes-Benz has expanded the powertrain line-up of its new G-Class with an efficient diesel variant. As a result, the G-Class model range now offers buyers a choice between the G 500 (fuel consumption, combined: 12.1-11.5 The G-Class “glides”, using its own, current kinetic energy for a certain distance. Partly due to the new quiet and harmonious diesel engine, the G-Class proves to be extremely comfortable, even on long distances.

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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. Named in honor of the ocean deity revered in the native Hawaiian culture, Matson’s Kanaloa Class ships are built on a 3,500 TEU vessel platform. Matson, Inc.,

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Werner Enterprises testing Peterbilt 579 EV Class 8 electric truck; Meritor and Transpower

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Werner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics provider, is testing a 2019 Peterbilt 579 EV Class 8 electric truck for a year on a dedicated account in Southern California. These included 12 Peterbilt all-electric Class 8 Model 579 day cab tractors and three Model 520 refuse trucks. Werner’s first electric-powered truck is the result of a partnership with Peterbilt, Meritor and TransPower.

2020 76

Three Mercedes Plug-In Hybrids On Sale By End Of 2015: S-Class, C-Class, ML-Class

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DON''T MISS: Mercedes-Benz S-Class The first wave of electric cars and plug-in hybrids has been largely centered on smaller vehicles, mostly from mass-market brands (Tesla excepted). Four years later, German luxury makers are entering the fray--and the plug-in cars and utility vehicles they sell will markedly expand the offerings on the market.

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Berkeley Lab, CMU team develops new class of soft, solid electrolytes for dendrite suppression; polymers and ceramics

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2020 85

Review: Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Before you even set foot in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you’re confronted with something that is, on the outside, simultaneously classy, sophisticated. Mercedes-Benz E Class Reviews

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First drive review: Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain

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Mercedes-Benz E Class ReviewsThe Mercedes E350d All-Terrain has one clear mission and that’s to dismount the Audi A6 Allroad from its position as the one and only premium soft-roa.

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Mercedes E-Class: Fast facts on the upcoming facelift

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With over 14 million units delivered since 1946, the E-Class has the impressive distinction of being the bestselling model series in the history of Mercedes-Benz

2020 50

Spot the difference: Mercedes A-Class Saloon vs CLA-Class

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Mercedes-Benz’ ability to successfully identify a niche is something we’ve touched on before

2019 48

Volvo Trucks awarded $21.7M from US EPA and South Coast AQMD to deploy 70 Class 8 VNR Electric trucks

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Volvo Trucks North America was awarded $21.7 million in grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage. The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Targeted Air Shed Grant Program is providing $20 million in funding, supplemented by $1.7 million from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) for charging infrastructure, to improve air quality in the region.

2020 69

Hyliion introduces hybrid upfit system for Class 8 trucks

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Hyliion, a developer of electrification systems for Class 8 trucks, introduced the 6X4HE System for long haul trucks. The technology we designed into the trailer product plus a different approach to an APU is now available for Class 8 trucks. Easily attached to the truck frame, the 6X4HE is a self-contained system. Fuel savings of up to 30% stem from a blend of three technologies: 15% from electric hybrid, 12% from APU, and 3% from aerodynamics.

2017 75

Cummins working on two medium- and heavy-duty PHEV projects; Class 6 truck, Class 7 and 8 buses

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million from the DOE, is to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% over conventional Class 6 vehicles. At the SAE 2016 Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Symposium this week in Knoxville, Gary Parker, Director of Electromobility programs for Cummins, Inc. outlined two of the plug-in hybrid projects in which the engine manufacturer is currently involved.

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