Karma showcases extended range E-Flex platform for utility van applications

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Karma Automotive announced its E-Flex utility van platform with extended range electric vehicle (EREV) architecture.

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Workhorse releases specs for coming W-15 extended range electric pickup

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A drivable prototype of the W-15 will be unveiled at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California, on May 2. Designed specifically to meet the needs of commercial fleets, the W-15 is believed to be the first plug-in, range-extended pickup truck built from the ground up by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). 80-mile all-electric range. gasoline-powered range extender.

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VIA Motors launches Chicago voucher program for fleet and businesses for extended range EVs

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VIA Motors announced a voucher program for Chicago-area fleet and business owners that will reduce the initial costs of owning a VIA Motors extended range pickup truck, extended range electric passenger van, or extended range electric cargo van. VIA VTRUX offers up to 40-mile battery range and. The extended range electric vehicles from VIA Motors are also already eligible for the $7,500 Federal Tax Incentive.

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Hyundai to introduce extended range electric concept at Geneva

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The i-oniq is an electric sports hatchback with a range-extending gasoline engine. The i-oniq concept has an innovative powertrain that demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to clean technology. In electric-only mode, i-oniq has a range of 120 km (75 miles), while with assistance from the gasoline engine it can travel up to 700 km (435 miles), producing 45 g/km of CO 2 in the process. Hyundai will introduce the i-oniq concept at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

A123 Systems to supply Li-ion battery packs to VIA Motors for extended-range electric trucks

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To be integrated into VIA’s Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) Powertrain ( earlier post ), A123’s 24 kWh battery packs combine with a 300 kW electric motor and an onboard generator to deliver an expected all-electric driving range of up to 40 miles. A123’s lithium ion chemistry and packaging allows us to minimize the size and weight of the battery packs while maximizing range and fuel economy of our trucks.

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Clean Air Power introduces new hydrogen direct injector range

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UK-based Clean Air Power , a provider of clean transport solutions, is marking its 25 th anniversary working with hydrogen injection products by releasing a new range of hydrogen injectors for internal combustion engines. The range, which digitally controls hydrogen gas flow into engines, includes a high-pressure direct hydrogen injector that complements Clean Air Power’s existing hydrogen port injector options. —Dan Skelton, CEO of Clean Air Power.

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ALTe To Test Extended-Range Electric Retrofit In Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

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What to do to clean them up? Electric vehicles of various sorts are just now showing up in dealer showrooms. But that leaves a quarter of a billion gasoline vehicles running around U.S. roads. Various entities have proposed to retrofit existing vehicles with various types of electric powertrains. One is ALTe (pronounced "alt-eee"), which announced

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4 more cities sign Global Clean Bus Declaration raising total to >40K ultra-low emission buses by 2020; London to trial BYD electric double-decker

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Four additional cities—Amsterdam, Lima, Catalonia (Barcelona) and Rome— signed up to the Global Clean Bus Declaration at the 1 st global Clean Bus Summit in London. The Global Clean Bus Declaration , developed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , launched in Buenos Aires in March 2015 with 20 original signatories.

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DOE awards $98M in tax credits to automakers and suppliers for clean technology manufacturing

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $150 million in clean energy tax credits to 12 businesses to build US capabilities in clean energy manufacturing; $98 million of that goes to five automakers and suppliers towards investments in domestic manufacturing equipment. billion, the tax credit was made available to 183 domestic clean energy manufacturing facilities during Phase I of the program.

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. supplying catalysts to Fisker for Karma; tackling the cold-start problem

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Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. Clean Diesel commenced catalyst shipments to Fisker in the first quarter ended 31 March 2011. This is a new developing market for Clean Diesel; we are proud that Fisker has chosen us as the exclusive catalyst supplier for the highly innovative Karma, a vehicle we believe will set new standards for environmental sustainability and accountability. —Charles Call, Chief Executive Officer of Clean Diesel.

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GM CEO outlines highlights of fuel economy plan through MY2016: lightweighting; more efficient gasoline and clean diesel engines, electrification

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Clean diesel. GM is deploying clean diesel engines where they make business sense, Akerson said, noting the new B20-ready Chevrolet Cruze diesel. GM’s plan includes battery-electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Spark, extended-range EVs such as the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR, and eAssist, GM’s light-electrification technology.

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California’s GET bus adds 5 more fuel-cell buses from New Flyer

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The buses deliver on the agency’s Zero-Emission Bus Rollout Plan, designed to transition its fleet to 100% zero-emission by 2040, in accordance with the California Air Resources Board’s Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation. The Xcelsior CHARGE H2 is a battery-electric vehicle using compressed hydrogen as an energy source and range extender, requiring only 6-20 minutes to refuel.

Ford unveils F-150 Lightning electric pickup; starting at $39,974; arriving in 2022

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F-150 Lightning offers a standard-range battery targeting 230 miles of EPA-estimated range and an extended-range battery targeting 300 miles of EPA-estimated range. Ford unveiled the F-150 Lightning battery-electric pickup.

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New Flyer 40' and 60' Xcelsior fuel cell buses complete Altoona testing; eligible for FTA, HVIP funding

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The hydrogen fuel cell can extend the range of a battery-electric bus to up to 300 miles on a single refueling and requires no off-board electric recharging. New Flyer’s Xcelsior FCEBs offer extended range in excess of 260 miles; rapid refueling with hydrogen in less than 10-minutes; 95% material recycling; and full route flexibility.

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California Air Resources Board releases proposed Advanced Clean Car package: LEV III, GHG and ZEV rules to transform the California fleet; ZEVs and TZEVs to be 15+% of new vehicle sales by 2025

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has posted the proposed Advanced Clean Car (ACC) package of regulations in advance of the Board’s meeting on 26 January 2012 to consider adopting the new rules. The Advanced Clean Cars program combines the control of soot, smog-causing pollutants (LEV III) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into a single coordinated package of requirements for model years 2017 through 2025. extending the “travel provision” for BEVs through 2017).

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Ford introduces F-150 Lightning Pro electric pickup targeted at commercial customers

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With a starting MSRP of $39,974 before tax incentives, the always-on 4x4 F-150 Lightning Pro with the standard range battery targets an EPA-estimated 230-mile range and includes a complimentary 32-amp Ford Mobile Charger, making the transition affordable for small and medium-size businesses.

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Plug Power and BAE Systems enter strategic partnership on hydrogen fuel cell buses

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Plug Power, with more than 40,000 fuel cell units deployed over the past 20 years, offers modular ProGen fuel cell engines for OEM integration ranging from 30kW to 125kW. Hydrogen-electric powertrains enable transit fleets to operate cleanly, quietly and efficiently at extended ranges over battery electric vehicles, and with the lowest cost of ownership, the partners said. Plug Power Inc.

Karma shows E-Flex platform in flat-floor BEV configuration; “Everyday BEV”

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The new platform is one of five demonstration projects designed to illustrate Karma’s technical direction and capabilities through the use of versatile extended range electric vehicle (EREV)- and BEV-based rolling chassis systems.

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

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Meritor supplies high-efficiency and lightweight axles, drivelines and brakes that maximize system efficiency, extend range and increase payload. The cap-and-trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution.

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Tula Technology hits milestone of 1M vehicles produced with Dynamic Skip Fire

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Tula partners with OEMs to provide a transformational bridge to a future of clean, efficient automotive propulsion. Tula Technology, Inc., a tech leader in improving propulsion efficiency and reducing emissions in passenger cars and commercial vehicles, announced that the one-millionth vehicle utilizing its award-winning Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF) technology ( earlier post ) was produced in November 2020.

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Remy signs long-term motor supply agreement with VIA Motors

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s Electric Motor Division and VIA Motors have announced a joint agreement to supply powertrains for the VIA Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (eREV). VIA offers a full lineup of extended-range electric trucks, vans and SUVs called VTRUX, each equipped with the company’s eREV powertrain. VIA plans to ramp up production significantly over the next three years to satisfy demand for clean, fuel-efficient full-size trucks and SUVs. Remy, Inc.’s

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Bosch supplying factory equipment for battery production; €250M business by 2025

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Bosch is pooling its mechanical engineering expertise and offering companies factory equipment for battery production from a single source—ranging from individual components and software solutions to complete assembly lines. Bosch offers a portfolio of solutions ranging from 48-volt mild hybridization to fully electric drives and fuel cells.

New Flyer unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2 bus; first to offer two fuel-cell-electric models eligible for federal funding

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With a range of up to 300 miles (483 km), the bus can be refueled in 6-20 minutes depending on the model and operating conditions, and requires no overnight plug-in electrical re-charging. The Xcelsior CHARGE H2 also features regenerative braking while decelerating, which recharges the batteries and reduces energy consumption for extending range. The only tailpipe output is clean water vapor. New Flyer of America Inc.

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First Ride: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

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Ford’s all-in on electrification and Clean Fleet Report had a chance this past week to experience the company’s commitment first hand—from the passenger seat. The XLT adds the larger battery, increasing the range to 300 miles and adding some standard equipment for just under $53,000.

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VIA Motors receives EPA Certificate of Conformity for eREV Van; 23 delivered, 3 more in transit

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VIA Motors has received its official Certificate of Conformity from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Extended Range Electric Vehicle (eREV) Van, according to VIA Motors CEO Pablo Acedo. The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires every engine and motor vehicle within the chain of commerce in the United States to meet a set of emission standards and conformity requirements.

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Ballard fuel cell modules to power 64t B-train tractor-trailers in Canadian hydrogen project AZETEC

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The AZETEC project is scheduled to run until mid-2022 and will involve the design and manufacture of two heavy duty, extended range, hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid trucks that will move freight year-round between the cities of Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta. In addition to Ballard, other project participants will include: Zen Clean Energy Solutions, project manager; Dana Inc.,

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Fisker names its all-electric SUV Ocean; unveils app-based leasing program

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The all-electric SUV will come standard with an extended range (target of approximately 250 to 300 miles, depending on driving conditions), enabled by an approx. Result: 1,000 free, clean miles per year. As the technology evolves, Fisker will feature integrated hardware solutions for better energy yields and more free, clean miles per year. Fisker Inc. revealed the name of its upcoming all-electric luxury sports utility vehicle: Fisker Ocean.

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Allison Transmission launches eGen Flex, new zero-emission-capable electric hybrid system

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The energy storage system incorporates the latest Lithium Titanate (LTO) technology, which significantly increases energy density, allows for faster charging and enables pure electric (engine off) extended range capability.

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CARB awards $20M in Cap-and-Trade funding to zero-emission transportation technology demos, H2 ferry, BEV locomotive

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Top: Fuel cell extended range top loader at POLA. Fuel cell range-extended top loader with wireless inductive charging to be developed and deployed by Hyster Yale Group Inc., million; Grantee: Project Clean Air). The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has awarded $20 million in grants to accelerate California’s transition to zero-emission off-road equipment in the freight, agriculture and waterborne mass transit sectors.

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Wrightspeed unveils new turbine range extender for medium- and heavy-duty electric powertrains; 30% more efficient than current microturbine generators

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a developer of range-extended electric vehicle powertrains for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles ( earlier post ), has unveiled the Fulcrum, a new proprietary turbine generator for use in its Route family of electric powertrains (Route for Class 3-6, Route HD for Class 7-8). In addition, the Fulcrum will make for a smooth, comfortable ride for drivers and a quiet, clean experience for neighborhoods because of its ultra-low vibration. Wrightspeed Inc.,

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ROUSH CleanTech develops propane autogas fuel system for the Ford E-350

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Each of the extended-range shuttles will emit about 90,000 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide over its lifetime compared to gasoline-fueled counterparts. Historically, propane autogas costs up to 40% less than gasoline and 50% less than diesel, and reduces maintenance costs due to its clean-burning properties. ROUSH CleanTech has developed a propane autogas fuel system for the Ford E-350.

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New Flyer unveils next generation of electric Xcelsior CHARGE transit bus; LA Metro contracts for up to 100 units

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The Xcelsior CHARGE extended range configurations allow for up to 600 kWh battery capacity, delivering realistic transit ranges of more than 200 miles on a single charge based on Federal Transit Administration test protocol. Batteries are available in high-energy version for extended range or high-power for rapid on-route charging and continuous operations.

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Waterloo power management strategy greatly enhances durability of on-board fuel cells in FC-PHEV

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Researchers at the University of Waterloo (Canada), with a colleague in Sweden, have used a power management strategy greatly to extend the durability of onboard fuel cells in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle: an increase of 1.8, Fuel cell plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (FC-PHEVs) can have extended range while utilizing cheap grid electricity, but has poor durability of onboard fuel cells due to dynamic loading. This is clean energy that could boom.

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Flash Drive: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance

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Clean Fleet Report has previously reviewed the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, and our opinion is Ford has a winner with this all-electric SUV. The all-electric driving range is estimated to be 270 miles for the GT, and 260 miles for the GT Performance.

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Nissan and Eaton partner on second-life EV battery applications

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The storage and control module will offer an affordable, long-term method for harnessing clean energy, further facilitating the deployment of renewable energy and increased grid stability and efficiency. The wide-ranging benefits of such a unit include continuity of supply, increased grid stability and efficiency, avoidance of peak energy tariffs and a reduction in the reliance on expensive fuels like diesel to compensate for no-grid or poor-grid situations.

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Go-Ahead London first to operate next-generation, ultra low emission series hybrid bus from ADL and BAE Systems; ultracaps

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Neither is there a significant change to the maintenance regime, with the annual cleaning or change of a new filter on the energy storage system offset by reduced dirt ingress to a relocated hybrid unit cooler pack. With fully electric power transmission, the modular architecture of BAE Systems’ technology opens up the future possibility of offering the extended range Series-ER hybrid system if there is sufficient demand for this solution, which offers up to 10 km (6.2

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BYD to announce US launch plans for EVs and PHEVs at NAIAS

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Ltd (BYD) will reveal plans for the launch of US-ready electric drive vehicles and clean energy products at the upcoming 2011 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Equipped with a BYD Iron-phosphate FE battery pack, the e6 Premier has an expected range of 300 km (186.4 Traveling more than 60 km (38 miles) in all-electric mode and more than 310 miles extended range when engaging the 2.0L BYD Co.,

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LA Metro to purchase up to 25 new BYD electric buses as part of $30M pilot project

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors approved a contract with BYD Motors for the manufacture and delivery of up to 25 new all-electric buses as part of a $30-million clean air bus technology pilot project. The program seeks to test rapidly evolving electric vehicle technologies that have enhanced operating characteristics including extended range, better integrated subsystems and lighter weight construction.

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Ford running 12-month trial of 20 plug-in hybrid Transit Custom vans in London

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Ford plans to introduce a Transit Custom PHEV van on the market in 2019; the Transit Custom PHEV vans in the London trial are an advanced prototype design that allows them to be charged with mains electricity for zero-emission journeys, while featuring an efficient on-board combustion engine for extended range when longer trips are required. The freight sector’s transition to ultra-low emission vehicles is central to cleaning up London’s toxic air.

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Efficient Drivetrains delivers Class-6 PHEV with CNG range-extender armored truck

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Supported by a $3-million California Energy Commission grant, the companies are working to convert a fleet of six, Class-6 International armored trucks into “Zero Emission with Range Extension” vehicles—PHEV trucks that operate with electricity and renewable natural gas (RNG). The result is a full OEM-performance electric vehicle that utilizes RNG for range extension and reduces emissions by up to 99% in certain duty cycles.

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First look at all-new Voltec propulsion system for 2G Volt; “the only thing in common is a shipping cap”

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The second-generation Volt, which makes its world debut in about 10 weeks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, features a clean-sheet, all-new Voltec propulsion system—new battery, new electric drive unit, new power electronics and new range-extending engine. liter engine with cooled EGR features a high compression ratio and is optimized to function in its range extender role. range extender.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans reveals SUSTAINEER electric van technology demonstrator for sustainable urban mobility

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In the coming year, the portfolio of electric vehicles will be extended to include the small vans segment with the addition of the eCitan and the EQT. The solar panel on the roof brings a number of benefits: drivers and vehicle owners benefit from greater range and lower operating costs.

Cummins to reveal battery-electric and range-extended-electric systems for transit buses

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Cummins will display a new powertrain, configurable for either a full battery electric vehicle (BEV) or a range extended electric vehicle (REEV) incorporating a compact engine-generator. Cummins’ proprietary control technology enables the zero-emissions bus range to be extended by optimally managing subsystems, allowing the charge of the battery to be extended.

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