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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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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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.

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Volvo partners with Aurora to develop autonomous Class 8 trucks

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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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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How much did we use different classes of vehicles just before the pandemic?

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This analysis examines distances driven per vehicle in different vehicle classes in 2019 (the last year before the pandemic) and compares them with the corresponding values in 2009. The raw data were, for each vehicle class, the total vehicle distance traveled and the number of registered vehicles. Vehicle class. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan sets wind-cheating record

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With the 2019 A-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it's raised the aerodynamic bar. Mercedes-Benz claims that the new 2019 A-Class sedan has the lowest aerodynamic drag of any. Fuel Economy Mercedes-Benz A ClassEfficiency comes in many automotive forms: electric powertrains, continuously variable transmissions, smaller-displacement engines. More aerodynamic designs help efficiency, too.

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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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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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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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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.

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TDK company TPI and Uhnder to deliver world-class localization with digital imaging radar for autonomous platforms

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TPI has a world-class engineering team with a sensor fusion pedigree of integrating inertial sensors, GNSS and radar. Trusted Positioning Inc.

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 reason for this was the introduction of the first driver airbag in the S-Class (126 series).

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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. Matson, Inc.,

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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.

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SAE International hires world-class contractor team for EV charging PKI cooperative research project

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SAE International announced a contract with a best-in-class contractor team, comprising Eonti , DigiCert and VerSprite to perform the technical development of the SAE Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) project , an industry-led pre-competitive research project to strengthen EV charging system security.

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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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Mercedes-Benz unveils Gen4 A-Class; bigger, new engines, focus on content and user experience

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In an event in Amsterdam, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new A-Class compact line. The new fourth-generation A-Class vehicles are larger than their predecessors, and feature the MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience with a number of functions that were previously the preserve of the luxury class. In certain driving situations, the new A-Class compact is able to drive semi-autonomously for the first time, and MULTIBEAM LED headlamps are available on request.

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Super Store Industries first dairy manufacturer to deploy Class 8 electric trucks

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to deploy a pure-electric Class 8 truck. Orange EV and California-based Super Store Industries (SSI) announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks to multiple SSI facilities, supporting both grocery distribution and dairy and beverage manufacturing. SSI’s first Orange EV yard truck was immediately deployed into heavy service, operating up to 19 hours per day.

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Shell/AirFlow Starship hyper-fuel efficient Class 8 truck to make cross-country run

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Shell has partnered with the Airflow Truck Company to collaborate on a hyper-aerodynamic, fuel-efficient Class 8 concept truck: Starship. This next-generation concept truck features a custom, aerodynamic design and aims to demonstrate improvements in fuel economy for Class 8 trucks. Starship will undertake a cross-country run, carrying a full cargo of clean reef material, 18-25 May starting in San Diego, Calif. and ending in Jacksonville, Fla.

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