Volvo Trucks introduces its first electric truck for commercial use; sales and production start next year

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Volvo Trucks introduced its first battery-electric truck for commercial use: the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.

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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 forms company to commercialize cryogenic split-cycle engine: CryoPower

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Ricardo has created a company—Dolphin N2 Ltd—to commercialize its CryoPower cryogenic split-cycle engine technology ( earlier post , earlier post.) CryoPower is a potentially game-changing, commercially and environmentally attractive technology whose time really has come.

2018 94

New sensor tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries could support >5x faster charging without compromising safety

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Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick (UK) have developed a method to assess the maximum current for commercial 18650 Li-ion batteries, using novel instrumentation methods enabling in operando measurements.

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Nikola and Bosch partner on hydrogen-electric Class-8 long-haul truck; dual-motor commercial-vehicle eAxle

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At the heart of the Nikola truck lineup is a new commercial vehicle powertrain achieved thanks to a development partnership between Nikola and Bosch. Nikola and Bosch will use this know-how to commercialize the world’s first true dual-motor commercial-vehicle eAxle for a long-haul truck.

2017 116

Toyota phasing out diesel in passenger cars in Europe, keeping diesel for commercial vehicles

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However, Toyota will continue to offer diesel engines in commercial vehicles (Hilux, Proace and Land Cruiser) to meet customer needs. In commercial vehicles, where personal & business needs (e.g. Buoyed by strong European customer demand for hybrid versions on its core models, Toyota will phase out diesel engines from all its passenger cars in 2018. In 2017, hybrids represented 41% of Toyota’s European total sales, rising +38% year-on-year to 406,000 units.

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Ballard announces planned deployment of 500 fuel cell commercial trucks this year in Shanghai

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Ballard Power Systems announced the planned deployment of 500 licensed hydrogen fuel cell electric commercial trucks—all using Ballard fuel cell stack technology—in Shanghai, China.

2018 78

ClearMotion raises $100M to commercialize digital chassis

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Proprietary software algorithms have enabled the commercial viability of the system while maintaining significant gains in performance. MIT spin-out ClearMotion , Inc., an automotive technology company developing a “digital chassis”, announced a $100-million Series C preferred stock financing led by clients advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with participation from New Enterprise Associates (NEA); Qualcomm Ventures; World Innovation Lab (WiL); and Eileses Capital.

2017 60

AEye demos first commercial 360? solid-state LiDAR system

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AEye Inc has completed a successful live metropolitan demo showcasing its solid-state commercial LiDAR system with 360° vehicle coverage. AEye is the first to announce a commercial solid state system capable of 360° coverage and real-time software configurability. AEye’s high performance system employs a dense 150-vertical-channel LiDAR scanner, paired with region of interest configurability, for enhanced ranges up to 300 meters.

2017 60

Mobileye and Munich Re partnering to reduce commercial fleet collisions

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Mobileye is collaborating with Munich Re to reduce commercial fleet collisions and enhance road safety in the United States. Munich Re, US) will make available Mobileye’s aftermarket Advanced Collision Avoidance System to its clients, including commercial fleets. Munich Re, US will also conduct a loss analysis to help quantify the potential impact of Mobileye’s technology on a client company’s portfolio of commercial fleet business.

2017 60

Algenol to distribute algae-derived ethanol commercially

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Offering ethanol made from algae for the first time commercially, Algenol Biotech LLC and Protec Fuel Management, LLC have entered into an agreement to market and distribute ethanol from Algenol’s Fort Myers, Fla., commercial demonstration module. The two will also offer Algenol’s future 18 million gallons per year from its commercial plant, which is planned for development in Central Florida in 2016 and 2017.

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KAMAZ developing autonomous commercial vehicle

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KAMAZ, the largest Russian manufacturer of commercial vehicles, together with domestic software developer CognitiveTechnologies, has launched a project to construct an unmanned vehicle. To launch an unmanned KAMAZ into commercial operation, it is necessary to change the current law. The two companies are planning to submit a valid test model in June 2015, reported CEO of CognitiveTechnologies Olga Uskova to RIA Novosti.

2015 60

Meritor developing electric solutions platform for commercial vehicles

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Meritor, a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, is developing a platform of electric drive axles and suspensions as well as supporting systems to position Meritor as a leader in electric solutions for the commercial vehicle market.

2017 60

Enerkem begins commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from garbage at its Edmonton biofuels facility

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has started the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol. Enerkem’s facility in Edmonton, AB, Canada, is the first commercial-scale plant in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol made from non-recyclable, non-compostable mixed municipal solid waste. Enerkem Inc.

2017 84

Qualcomm introduces first commercial 5G modem chipset solution

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a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has introduced the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, making Qualcomm the first company to announce a commercial 5G modem chipset solution. QTI will utilize these insights to help accelerate the standardization and commercialization of 5G New Radio (NR), the global standard for 5G. The first commercial products that will integrate the Snapdragon X50 5G modem are expected to be available during the first half of 2018.

2016 78

Hyundai introduces hydrogen fuel cell H350 light commercial van concept at IAA

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Hyundai Motor is introducing a hydrogen fuel cell concept version of its H350 light commercial van at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover.

2016 116

Climeworks launches world’s first commercial plant to capture CO2 from air; potential for CO2-neutral fuels

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Switzerland-based Climeworks, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), recently launched the world’s first commercial plant that captures atmospheric CO 2 for supply and sale to a customer.

2017 94

Renault-Nissan Alliance forms light commercial vehicle business unit

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance is creating a light commercial vehicle business unit to expand its global presence in this growing segment. By leveraging Renault’s van expertise and Nissan’s truck know-how in key markets, the Alliance intends to grow its light commercial vehicle sales worldwide. In the spirit of the Alliance, partners will leverage complementary markets and products while maintaining their own brand identity, sales and revenue.

2017 65

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).

2016 84

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 101

SAE J2954 Wireless Charging on track to make decision for WPT 2 (7.7kW) in January; planned commercialization in 2020

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The current timing plan projects a commercial rollout of Wireless Power Transfer infrastructure by 2020.

2016 135

Symbio’s 150 hydrogen-electric commercial vehicles have traveled 220,000 miles

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Symbio, the French producer of hydrogen fuel cell systems for transportation, reports that it has delivered 150 commercial hydrogen-electric vehicles which have now travelled a combined 220,000 miles (350,000 km).

2016 97

GFBiochemicals starts commercial production of levulinic acid from biomass

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Bio-based chemical company GFBiochemicals has started commercial production at its 10,000 MT/a capacity levulinic acid plant in Caserta, Italy. GFBiochemicals is the first company to produce levulinic acid at commercial scale directly from biomass.

2015 84

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles introduces e-Crafter electric van concept; to market in 2017

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles introduced the e-Crafter electric van concept at this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover. With a permitted total weight of 4.2

2016 104

PSA Group makes electric commercial vehicles available for car sharing in Paris

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The city of Paris recently launched the electric commercial vehicle car sharing service for professionals, “ VULe Partagés ”. PSA Group today markets 5 electric vehicles: Peugeot i0n and Partner (commercial vehicle), Citroën E-Mehari, C-Zero and Berlingo (commercial vehicle).

2017 84

Lux: graphene severely underperforming commercially against “massive hype”

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Market analyst firm Lux Research has maintained a skeptical stance about the commercial prospects of graphene even in the light of the material’s compelling properties. A research and patent boom along with impressive technical performance is far from a guarantee of commercial success.

2015 84

UPS deploys 100 commercial EVs in California

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UPS announced the deployment of 100 fully electric commercial vehicles that will be delivering packages around the state. The vehicles were manufactured in Stockton, California by Electric Vehicles International ( EVI ). Earlier post.). These UPS electric trucks will reduce the consumption of conventional motor fuel by approximately 126,000 gallons per year. Additional benefits include reduction of carbon emissions and noise.

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Mercedes-Benz will offer electric drive on all commercial van lines; electric eVito now available to order, eSprinter in 2019

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Mercedes-Benz Vans will offer electric drive options on all its commercial van model lines. The commercial model ranges with electric drive will thus cover all requirements from people moving to goods transport.

2017 84

BorgWarner introduces new EGR Coolers with compact floating core for commercial vehicles

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To support commercial vehicle manufacturers in meeting current and future emissions regulations, BorgWarner has developed an economical new series of multi-platform exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers featuring a compact floating core.

2017 78

Akasol opens €10M, 600 MWh production facility for commercial electric vehicle batteries

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Akasol announced the opening of a new semi-automated production facility for high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for commercial vehicles. million) into the new commercial plant at Langen, and may double that investment as demand increases. Akasol has begun serial production at the facility, which, with a capacity of 600 MWh, is now the largest assembly line for commercial vehicle battery systems in Europe.

2017 60

Greenway Innovative Energy begins construction of commercial G-Reformer for syngas production for GTL

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has begun construction of its first commercial synthesis gas generating module, called the G-Reformer, which converts natural gas to synthesis gas. According to GIE President Ray Wright, the unit will be the foundational component of the company’s first field production plant and marks a shift from the research and development stage to the commercialization stage for this technology. Greenway Innovative Energy (GIE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greenway Technologies, Inc.,

2017 60

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 101

Gevo produces first cellulosic renewable jet fuel specified for use on commercial airline flights

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has completed production of the world’s first cellulosic renewable jet fuel that is specified for commercial flights. This ATJ meets the ASTM D7566 specification allowing it to be used for commercial flights. Alaska Airlines is expected to fly the first commercial flight using this cellulosic jet fuel in the next few months. Gevo believes that this would be the first ever commercial flight flown with a cellulosic renewable jet fuel. Gevo, Inc.

2016 86

XL Hybrids introduces the first hybrid electric upfit for Ford F-250 pickups and chassis for commercial fleets

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Ford recently expanded its Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that develop and install electrified powertrains for commercial vehicles, including trucks, vans and shuttles.

2017 91

Weichai Power, Bosch to partner on hydrogen fuel cells, Industry 4.0; focus on commercial vehicles

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Weichai said it is targeting becoming an internationally competitive business leader in fuel cell commercial vehicles. China-based Weichai Power, currently a diesel engine market leader in China’s heavy-duty truck and construction machinery market, and Bosch have signed a cooperation framework agreement to establish a fuel cell technology innovation and industrial chain and jointly to develop and to produce hydrogen fuel cells and related component. Further, in the area of Industry 4.0,

2017 60

Bosch showcasing wide range of future commercial vehicle technologies at NACV; automated, connected and electric

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At the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) in Atlanta this week, Bosch is showcasing its portfolio of automated, connected and electrified technologies for commercial vehicles. At NACV, Bosch will debut its 15-inch freely programmable cluster, the largest digital cluster available for the commercial vehicle industry. The Bosch Central Gateway (CGW) enables secure connectivity in commercial vehicles.

2017 65

JRC report finds electric vehicles in Europe on the way to full-scale commercialization

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The European Union appears to be undergoing a transition from the testing of and experimentation with electric vehicles to full-scale EV commercialization, according to a new report from the EU’s Joint Research Center (JRC).

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AKASOL introducing modular Li-ion packs for commercial vehicles

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At this year’s IAA commercial vehicles in Hannover, AKASOL, a Germany-based provider of high-performance Li-ion battery systems ( earlier post ), will introduce the AKASystem OEM. The modular and compact lithium-ion battery system is targeted for use in commercial vehicles such as buses, trucks, construction, or other special vehicles.

2016 60

Michelin to acquire commercial truck telematics provider NexTraq; pushing to grow its services business

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Michelin will acquire NexTraq , a US provider of commercial fleet telematics, in an all-cash transaction. Since its inception in 2000, NexTraq has become a leading provider of GPS fleet management solutions for fleets of small commercial vehicles (classes 3‒5) ranging from two to 50 vehicles.

2017 78

Bosch increases commercial vehicle diesel injection pressure to 2,500 bar

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As it outlined in 2010, Bosch has increased the maximum injection pressure of its CRSN3-25 injection system for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles to 2,500 bar. Bosch’s CRSN3-25 offers injection pressure of up to 2,500 bar. Click to enlarge.

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