Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. The company is also expanding its range of connected services for commercial customers as well as its specialist network.

2017 46

HD REV powertrain company Wrightspeed gearing up for commercialization push

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a developer and manufacturer of advanced range-extended electric vehicle (REV) powertrains for heavy-duty applications ( earlier post ), is gearing up for a commercialization push with the appointent of four advanced engineering and commercialization executives. Wrightspeed Inc.,

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Ricardo licenses Qualcomm wireless EV charging technology for commercialization

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Ricardo has licensed Qualcomm Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs).

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Groupe Renault acquires PVI, a specialist in the electrification of Light Commercial Vehicles

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Groupe Renault has acquired the French company PVI (Power Vehicle Innovation), which specializes in the conversion of commercial vehicles to electricity or natural gas. to 7.5t (Renault Maxity commercial vehicle, Gépébus Oréos 2X minibus, the Aptinéo Vehixel minicoach, the DongFeng/Haide 7.5t

2017 46

Several states wants far cleaner diesel trucks; EPA to start rulemaking?

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Commercial trucks log much higher annual mileage than passenger cars, especially the semi tractors that haul long-distance freight across the country. emissions EPA California Commercial vehicle TruckAlmost one-third of the heavy trucks on U.S. roads now use the most stringent emission-control systems, which radically reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxides, soot, and other pollutants.

2017 33

BYD partners with U.S. firm to launch all-electric garbage truck

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While automakers are moving in the direction of more electric cars, several companies are also making efforts to electrify commercial vehicles. emissions China Trucks BYD plug-in cars Commercial vehicleHere's an electric vehicle that really, truly stinks. The humble garbage truck will be the next to be electrified—which, if nothing else, will eliminate the unpleasant noise from huge diesel trucks.

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Ultrafine jagged Pt nanowires extremely efficient ORR catalysts; 50x more power than current commercial catalyst

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Following testing, the researchers found that the jagged nanowires made the reaction much more efficient, delivering 50 times more current (power) than the same amount of commercial catalysts can.

2016 36

Nikola One electric-truck running prototype to be unveiled Dec 2

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It's long been assumed that while passenger vehicles may well start to transition to electric drive over the next decade or two, heavy commercial trucks won't. Trucks Commercial vehicle semis Nikola TeslaThe energy density of liquid hydrocarbon fuel is particularly well suited to moving vehicles that can weigh 10 times the 2-ton weight of a passenger car. But a handful of companies are.

2016 47

Volvo concept truck uses hybrid power to cut fuel use, emissions

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Because they cover significantly more mileage than the average passenger car, with much worse fuel economy, large commercial trucks are a major source of emissions. emissions Trucks Commercial vehicleLast year, Volvo Trucks aimed to address this issue with a concept truck that demonstrated ways to improve fuel efficiency through aerodynamics and weight reduction. Volvo Trucks sells.

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Nikola One hydrogen range-extended electric truck to be unveiled tonight

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The Nikola Motor Company is another vehicle manufacturer named after Nikola Tesla, but unlike a certain automaker in Silicon Valley, it plans to concentrate on electrified commercial vehicles. In May, Nikola (pronounced NEEK-oh-la) announced plans for a range-extended electric Class 8 commercial semi truck, and it will be shown to people outside. Trucks hydrogen Commercial vehicle semis Nikola

2016 36

How to turn long-haul trucking all-electric? Tractor swapping!

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Current battery technology places the same range restrictions on electric commercial trucks as on electric cars. Trucks plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleet semisSo while electric trucks may be suitable for local delivery service and other short-range operations, they can't cut it in long-haul trucking at the moment. However, Swiss rail-infrastructure company Furrer+Frey has a fairly simple and.

2016 46

SAE World Congress panel highlights progress on H2 infrastructure and fuel cell vehicle commercialization

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Although the SAE World Congress has been running panel sessions on fuel cell vehicle commercialization since 2005, this year was the first in which three participating automakers—Toyota, Hyundai and Honda—had fuel cell vehicles that customers can buy now or within a year.

2015 46

Strategic consortium to commercialize Virent’s BioForming Technology for low carbon fuels and bio-paraxylene

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The consortium members will work together to finalize technical developments and commercial arrangements, with the objective of delivering a commercial facility to produce cost effective, bio-based fuels and bio-paraxylene. The consortium will connect the key strengths and commercial opportunity of each member, who are all leaders in their sectors with a strong desire to advance competitive sustainable solutions.

2016 29

E.ON Power-to-Gas facility begins commercial operations; wind-to-H2

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has inaugurated commercial operations at its Power-to-Gas (P2G) facility in Falkenhagen, Germany. Earlier post.)

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Missing piece in global vehicle emission puzzle: heavy trucks

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emissions Trucks Commercial vehicle regulation freight semis truckingA global push to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner air for future generations has been underway for half a century now. However, while many governments around the world have introduced lower emission and higher fuel-efficiency standards for passenger cars, another large contributor to global emissions has mostly traveled under the radar.

Sumitomo and US Hybrid partnering to grow hydrogen fuel cell business for commercial vehicles and mass transit

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We are very pleased to be working with Sumitomo, as a global strategic business development partner, in order to commercialize our fuel cell engine and integrated vehicle technologies that have proven reliability for both on-road and off-road transportation.

2016 38

Nikola unveils how its electric truck works: custom hydrogen fuel cell

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In May, the Nikola Motor Company appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, with a design for a natural gas- and electric-powered Class 8 commercial semi truck. Trucks natural gas Commercial vehicle semis Trailers Nikola TeslaIt is to be called the Nikola One, and the company plans to unveil a running prototype on December 2. But it appears Nikola (pronounced NEEK-oh-la) will actually employ a somewhat different.

2016 41

Qualcomm and Lear Corporation sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

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Lear will be including Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology ( earlier post ) in its product portfolio to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric Vehicles (EV) manufacturers, as well as wireless charging infrastructure companies.

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The Country's Cleanest Yellow School Bus Is All-Electric

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Electric passenger cars get the lion's share of attention, but interest in electrified commercial vehicles is growing as well. emissions plug-in cars Commercial vehicle BusesThat includes one type of vehicle built for a very important job: carrying children to and from school. A group of companies are now collaborating to make all-electric school buses a more common sight on U.S. roads. DON'T.

2016 45

ABB wins 1st commercial order for 600 kW 15-second flash charging technology; electric buses in Geneva

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2016 33

Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization releases final report on 6-year project

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The Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization (CAB-Comm), led by the University of California, San Diego, has released its final report , detailing the accomplishments and contributions achieved in its six years of operation. CAB-Comm was established in 2010 through a competitive award from the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to conduct research to enable commercial viability of algae-based biofuels.

American Refining Group taking 1/3 stake in Amyris/Cosan Novvi JV; accelerating commercialization of renewable base oil and lubricants

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We are very pleased with ARG’s financial, technical and commercial support of Novvi and their participation along with the strong demand for Novvi technology enables us to significantly grow into another billion dollar market for our farnesene technology.

2016 38

Deutsche Post and Ford to build Transit-based electric van

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Europe Germany plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleetDeutsche Post, the German mail service, has long hoped to replace its fleet of 30,000 internal-combustion delivery vans with electric vehicles. In 2014, it bought the company Street Scooter, which has since built thousands of small car-sized electric delivery vans. Now Deutsche Post has announced it is partnering with Ford to put a larger.

2017 26

Lighter Volvo aero truck concept is 30 percent more fuel-efficient

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A lot of attention is paid to the fuel efficiency of passenger cars, but large commercial trucks need some improvements as well. As governments look more seriously at the problem of commercial-vehicle emissions, several companies have. Trucks Fuel Economy Commercial vehicle fleet semisSemi trucks cover significantly more mileage than the average passenger car, and with much worse fuel economy.

2016 33

Starship electric sidewalk-delivery robot a hit at DC Auto Show

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emissions Washington Auto Show Autonomous cars Robots plug-in cars Commercial vehicle StartupsWhat would you do if a small, knee-high box on wheels with a flag topping its tall antenna whirred toward you electrically on a sidewalk at 4 miles per hour?

2017 33

Use Old Electric-Car Batteries To Electrify Used Vans, Carwatt Suggests (Video)

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Paris Renault plug-in cars Commercial vehicle conversionsIt's a frequent question about electric cars: What happens to the battery packs after they reach the limit of their automotive life?

2015 47

ConMet and Protean Electric partner to develop electric in-wheel drive system for the commercial vehicle market

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Consolidated Metco, a leading global supplier of components to the commercial vehicle market, and Protean Electric, the manufacturer of ProteanDRIVE in-wheel motors, are partnering to develop an electric in-wheel drive system to provide hybrid-electric solutions for the medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle markets.

Qualcomm and Preh sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

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Preh will include Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio and will focus on commercializing WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers. We have strong relationships with all the major global automotive manufacturers and are excited to commercialize higher power WEVC solutions for our customers, with the ultimate aim to enhance the EV driver experience.

2016 21

Ballard’s Protonex subsidiary receives first order for fuel cell system to power commercial UAVs

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Ballard Power Systems’ subsidiary Protonex has received an initial order for its fuel cell propulsion system, together with design services, from FlyH2 Aerospace, a South African-based developer of hydrogen fuel cell powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for commercial applications. Commercial details of this order are confidential.

Tesla fan commercial: electric car rescue from post-apocalyptic landscape

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When fans of a particular electric car start creating their own unofficial commercials for the car, it usually means one of two things. Either the existing ads are inconsistent, irritating, and miss the point (first-generation Chevy Volt marketing, ahem), or the auteur is so enamored of the car that he or she wants to sing its praises to the. Advertising Marketing Videos Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Report: Honda and Saitec develop practical Mg-ion battery with vanadium oxide cathode; commercialization by 2018

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The Nikkei, citing unnamed sources, reports that R&D organization Saitec (Saitama Industrial Technology Center) and Honda Motor have developed a practical magnesium-ion rechargeable battery and hope to commercialize it. According to the Nikkei, the developers expect to first commercialize the technology in smartphones and other portable devices.

Plug-in hybrid utility truck keeps lights on during emergencies

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Trucks Plug-In Hybrids California electric utilities plug-in cars Commercial vehicleCalifornia electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric recently took delivery of a pair of new trucks that it hopes will help solve two problems. The first is power outages, whether they are caused by weather or necessary planned maintenance work conducted by utilities. The other is every utility's huge bill for diesel fuel. The large trucks.

2017 30

Nikola One 2000-hp natural gas-electric semi truck announced

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Trucks natural gas plug-in cars Commercial vehicle semisWhat will Elon Musk think of this? There is now a second company named after inventor Nikola Tesla—and it too plans to build electric vehicles. Unlike Tesla Motors, though, the first products of the newly-revealed Nikola (pronounced Neek-oh-la) Motor Company won't be a sports car or a luxury sedan. DON'T MISS: Recovered Energy And.

2016 40

Daimler to build large electric semi truck; Urban e-Truck results good so far

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Following successful trials, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler plans to produce a small run of all-electric large commercial trucks for the European market. Europe Trucks Mercedes-Benz Daimler plug-in cars Commercial vehicleThese trucks will be made available to a small number of European test customers for 12-month trials, with the deliveries slated to begin later this year. The decision to go forward with a.

2017 26

Ballard MOU with strategic partner Broad-Ocean targets fuel cell modules for buses and commercial vehicles

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Ballard Power Systems has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with strategic partner Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Company Limited with the goal of producing fuel cell modules for use in buses and commercial vehicles in select cities and regions in China. Broad-Ocean is a leading global manufacturer of motors that power small and specialized electric machinery for EVs including buses, commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles, and for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).

ESKAM finishing electric drive axle module for commercial vehicles, new production technologies; vehicle testing this year

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Electric drive axle module with two motors and integrated power electronics. Groschopp AG. Click to enlarge.

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Fleet Operators Favor New Rules For Fuel-Efficient Big Trucks

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As carmakers labor to meet tougher Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2025, Federal regulators have turned their attention to commercial vehicles. heavy duty EPA Commercial vehicle regulation semis truckingThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed standards that would improve the efficiency of a wide variety of vehicle classes--from large pickup trucks to 18-wheelers. Boosting.

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Electric Ford Transit van conversion shown by Inventev at Detroit Auto Show

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all-electric commercial vans are one of those gaps. Detroit Auto Show fleet sales plug-in cars Commercial vehicleWhen an automaker doesn't offer a vehicle for a specific market segment, sometimes the aftermarket will fill in the gap. In the U.S., Such vehicles are available in other markets, but so far, not on sale from major makers in North America. DON'T MISS: Renault adds new Master ZE larger electric.

Daimler Unveils SuperTruck; 12-MPG Semi Is More Than Twice As Fuel-Efficient

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Trucks Daimler Freightliner Fuel Economy Commercial vehicle semis Heavy-duty trucks make up a fairly small percentage of the traffic on U.S. roads, but they cover many more miles each year than the average passenger car--with much worse fuel economy. Even small efficiency improvements for the biggest trucks can have a major impact on overall emissions, and perhaps lower the cost of the goods they transport as.

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Ceres Power to demonstrate SOFC stack technology for EV range extender with Nissan; light commercial vehicle

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UK-based Ceres Power Holdings, a spin-out from Imperial College, is leading a consortium that includes Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd and M-Solv to develop a compact, on-board solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack as a range extender for an electric light commercial vehicle (van).