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.

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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 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

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 29

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.

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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.

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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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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

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

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.

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

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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

VW plans for electric trucks and buses, starting production next year

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While Volkswagen works on the passenger car side of things, VW Group's commercial-vehicle division, Volkswagen Truck & Bus, said in a company. Trucks VW Group plug-in cars Commercial vehicle BusesVolkswagen Group has now detailed its aggressive electrification timeline for every part of its vehicle operations, including heavy trucks, setting lofty goals for zero-emission vehicles in the future.

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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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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.

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Workhorse N-Gen electric parcel van comes with optional drone delivery

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plug-in cars Commercial vehicle Workhorse TrucksWorkhorse, best known for its forthcoming W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck, today revealed its newest vehicle. The N-Gen electric van will tackle the important "last-mile" delivery segment, performed by vehicles that deliver parcels over relatively short distances. Not only makers like Workhorse but also their fleet customers have come to.

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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).

UK Royal Mail electric vans now entering service

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Europe UK plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle fleetThe United Kingdom's Royal Postal Service has entered a new era as its first electric mail vans enter service. In total, nine electric postal vans from local company Arrival will enter the Royal Post's fleet, along with another 100 electric vans to be added in December from French brand Peugeot. The Arrival electric vans are capable of traveling.

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).

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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.

Mercedes parent Daimler launches E-Fuso electric truck sub-brand

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Tokyo Motor Show Tokyo Auto Salon Daimler plug-in cars Commercial vehicle semisDaimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, also owns the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation—which it used last week to preview major shifts coming to its Daimler Trucks business. It all took place at the reveal of E-Fuso, a new sub-brand of Daimler's Fuso operation that will focus on electrified and electric trucks and buses.

TransAlta to use Tesla stationary batteries in Alberta’s first large-scale commercial energy storage project

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TransAlta Corporation has been awarded $250,000 from Alberta Innovates - Energy & Environment Solutions (AI-EES) to help launch Alberta’s first large-scale commercial energy storage project.

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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.

Rennovia enters piloting stage of its bio-based 1,6-hexanediol process; accelerating commercialization of bio-based 1,6-HDO and HMD

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The company is accelerating the commercialization of bio-based 1,6-HDO (a key monomer for high value polyurethane products) and bio-based HMD (hexamethylene diamine, a nylon-66 monomer)—both used in automotive applications. The completion of key piloting activities and the development of a 1,6-HDO commercial design package are anticipated by the end of this year. Rennovia Inc.,

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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.

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Fuji Pigment unveils rechargeable Aluminum-air battery; targeting initial commercialization this spring

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The company said it is constantly improving the battery performance and plans to commercialize the technology in the market by spring 2015. A schematic diagram of the ALFA cell, showing the placement of the ceramic material. Mori 2015. Click to enlarge. Fuji Pigment Co.

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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.

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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.

DELIVER electric light commercial vehicle demonstrator to make its debut at FISITA

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Liberty Electric Cars, the European subsidiary of Green Automotive Company, has completed the build of the first fully functioning example of “DELIVER”—an electric light commercial delivery vehicle funded by the European Commissions’ 7 th Framework Programme. Ten partner companies are involved in the design and construction of an electric light commercial vehicle. DELIVER. Click to enlarge.

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United Airlines begins commercial-scale use of renewable jet fuel; 15M gallons over 3-year period

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United Airlines has become the first US airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights, beginning with the departure of United Flight 708 from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).