Fiat Ducato Electric debuts in Europe, first electric commercial van from brand

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That duty often falls to slab-sided commercial vans like the Fiat Ducato. electric vehicles Commercial vehicleIn the U.S., pickups reign supreme for most work detail. Abroad? In the U.S. the Ducato is offered as the Ram ProMaster, but is largely identical.

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Citroën launching electrification offensive across commercial range

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Citroën is a leading player in the Light Commercial Vehicles market. The Brand is now preparing to launch a major electrification offensive across its commercial range. This electrification will concern the light commercial vehicles but also the passenger vehicles.

2019 78

Wärtsilä offering first commercially available auto-docking system: SmartDock

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The technology group Wärtsilä has taken a notable step towards realising the full commercial potential of autonomous vessels. This makes SmartDock the world’s first commercially available auto-docking solution.

2019 97

Classic Morris marque returns with a futuristic commercial EV concept

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In 2019, the newly reconstituted Morris Commercial wants to do it again, only with a twist. This is the Morris JE, and as its name suggests, it's a new take on the classic commercial van. When Morris introduced the J-type van in 1948, it took Europe by storm, becoming one of the most ubiquitous delivery vehicles east of the Atlantic Ocean.

2019 62

Dana acquires Nordresa, e-powertrain provider for commercial vehicles

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an integration and application engineering expert for the development and commercialization of electric powertrains for commercial vehicles. The electrification of commercial vehicles is rapidly increasing, and Nordresa was in search of a company with a strong heritage and customer-centric culture that would further accelerate our business. Dana Incorporated has acquired Nordresa Motors, Inc. ,

2019 75

DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The new TCF selections will expand DOE’s efforts to catalyze the commercial impact of the Department’s portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities.

2019 85

Hyundai Motor Group develops first performance control for commercial EVs using weight estimation

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed a system that estimates the gross vehicle weight of a light duty commercial electric vehicle and optimizes performance accordingly. This technology is being considered by Hyundai Motor Group for use on future light duty electric commercial vehicles.

2019 121

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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Zunum Aero selects Safran turbine for hybrid electric commercial aircraft

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Boeing- and JetBlue-backed Zunum Aero has selected Safran Helicopter Engines as the turbine provider for its hybrid electric commercial aircraft, which will be available in the early 2020s.

2018 111

StreetScooter showcases all-new versions of successful WORK and WORK L electric light commercial vehicles

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StreetScooter has presented the next generation of its successful all-electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs): the WORK and WORK L. StreetScooter is a well-known early bird in the electric light commercial vehicle sector.

2019 92

Einride’s cab-less, autonomous electric truck in commercial operations on public road in Sweden

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The T-pod will transport goods between a warehouse and terminal at the facility, as part of a commercial flow. It was the first commercial installation of its kind in the world.

2019 116

Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group unveils hydrogen fuel cell and battery-electric city buses

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Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group’s (GCV) subsidiary brand, Yuan Cheng, launched two new zero-emission buses at a ceremony in Beijing: the F12 hydrogen fuel cell bus and C11 battery-electric bus.

2019 123

Eaton to launch a purpose-built, heavy-duty transmission for Class 7, 8 electric commercial vehicles

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Eaton’s eMobility business is launching an all-new 4-speed transmission for heavy-duty electrified commercial vehicles to meet growing global demand in a number of segments, including pickup and delivery and port drayage in North America, China and Europe.

2019 78

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveils 5 battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles; I.D. BUZZ CARGO

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At the 69 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is unveiling five new zero-emission vehicles:the I.D. The electric campaign is now gaining momentum at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show.

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CEC funds $11M project to fast-track commercialization of clean energy technologies: CalTestBed

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) has launched a new funded program to help speed the commercialization of clean energy technologies. This effort can dramatically increase the commercialization of clean energy technologies for worldwide markets. The California Test Bed (CalTestBed) initiative is designed to reduce the stumbling blocks of time, cost, and bureaucracy most entrepreneurs face when trying to bring breakthrough concepts to market.

2019 69

Johnson Matthey achieves two major milestones in commercialization of eLNO

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Johnson Matthey (JM) has accomplished two major strategic developments in the commercialization of eLNO, its portfolio of market-leading ultra-high energy battery cathode materials ( earlier post ): Site in Poland secured for construction of commercial plant, with room for significant expansion. for the supply of lithium hydroxide over ten years to match expanding demands of commercial production.

2019 73

Eaton introduces new Flex Power Distribution Unit for commercial electric vehicles

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Eaton’s eMobility business has introduced a new Flex Power Distribution Unit (PDU) for high-voltage electrified commercial vehicles; the new unit is uniquely designed to handle multiple load requirements.

2019 78

New Smaller Commercial Vans Do Well Due To Fuel Efficiency

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Commercial vehicleYou can save a lot of money by improving the fuel economy of larger and thirstier vehicles, especially if they cover lots of miles each year. That's why business owners are usually considered to be more rational vehicle buyers than retail customers: The fleet vehicles often consume twice the fuel or more of an average family vehicle. DON'T MISS.

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Volkswagen establishes VWAT subsidiary to bring autonomous driving to market; light commercial vehicles first target

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The company will be managed by Alexander Hitzinger, Senior Vice President for autonomous driving in the Volkswagen Group and Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for Technical Development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV).

2019 78

Groupe Renault introduces fuel-cell range extenders into its light commercial electric vehicles

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Groupe Renault is extending the range of its electric light commercial vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells. Renault KANGOO Z.E. Hydrogen will be available at the end of 2019 and Renault MASTER Z.E. Hydrogen in 2020.

2019 78

Dana expands TM4 SUMO electric powertrain offerings into commercial-vehicle, light-duty platforms

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When integrated with one of Dana’s numerous electrified axle solutions, the TM4 SUMO LD can be configured for light-commercial, minibus, and medium-duty truck and bus, as well as heavy-duty Class 8 hybrid vehicles.

2019 111

Daimler Trucks North America delivers its first battery-electric commercial truck to Penske Truck Leasing

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet—a Freightliner eM2 ( earlier post )—to Penske Truck Leasing, fulfilling its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands in 2018.

Lightning Systems raises $41M for production ramp up of electric powertrains for commercial vehicles; round led by BP Ventures

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We are now delivering powertrains for over $25 million in orders from major fleets, propelling Lightning Systems to the position of the established premium provider of a full range of platforms for commercial vehicle fleets. Lightning is in series production of high-quality powertrains for new and repowered commercial vehicles across Class 3-7 on five major platforms that are on the road with customers today.

2019 60

XALT introduces low-profile Li-ion battery pack for commercial vehicles; scalable high-density storage

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XALT Energy introduced a new low-profile, high-energy-density battery pack for commercial vehicles at Busworld 2019. The flat, scalable package offers easier installation of new powertrain technologies.

2019 78

Study shows a much cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial electrolyzer

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown for the first time that a low-cost, non-precious metal cobalt phosphide (CoP) catalyst catalyst can split water and generate hydrogen gas for hours on end in the harsh environment of a commercial device. Jaramillo (2019) “A non-precious metal hydrogen catalyst in a commercial polymer electrolyte membrane electrolyser” Nature Nanotechnology doi: 10.1038/s41565-019-0550-7.

2019 78

ZF introducing new 170 kW electric drive with functional safety for commercial vehicles

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ZF is introducing a new electric central drive for buses and medium-duty trucks. Developed in China, with future production planned there, the new unit is designed to meet the particular conditions of the Chinese market and the requirements of vehicle manufacturers there.

2019 123

Cummins unveils next-gen emissions control concept for diesel at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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At the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, Cummins introduced a concept emissions control system capable of minimizing emissions to levels previously thought unfeasible, including a possible next level of Euro VII regulations anticipated during the coming decade.

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AKASOL entering N. American market with new battery production facility for commercial vehicles

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Germany-based AKASOL, a manufacturer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for commercial vehicles, plans to open a production facility in the metro Detroit area of Michigan.

2019 92

Valeo showcasing new 48V hybrid systems at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Valeo’s iBSG system helps reduce fuel consumption by 3% to 5% in medium-duty vehicles and 5% to 10% in light commercial vehicles, depending on the drive cycle—based on Valeo simulations. This innovative device reduces fuel consumption by 5% to 8% in medium-duty vehicles and 10% to 20% in light commercial vehicles, depending on usage conditions and driving patterns.

2018 79

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 95

Continental, Knorr-Bremse partner on highly automated driving in commercial vehicles; platooning first

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Continental and Knorr-Bremse AG have entered into a partnership to develop a complete system solution for highly automated driving (HAD) in commercial vehicles, initially focused on automated convoy driving (platooning).

2018 124

Anellotech Bio-TCat hits commercially-targeted yields during 6 months of continuous operations

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Anellotech ’s Bio-TCat technology has achieved commercially-targeted yields in its TCat-8 pilot unit in Silsbee, Texas during six months of continuous process operations.

2019 97

Prieto Battery says third-party testing marks milestone for commercialization of safer 3D Li-ion anode

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Besides demonstrating that our chemistry and materials are safer, it’s equally as impressive that none of the cells failed and points to an exciting pivot point in our company, one where we move from focusing on R&D to getting our first product commercialized. With the results of these recent tests, Prieto is launching its next round of funding to scale manufacturing of the 3D anode and accelerate the commercial prototyping of the 3D solid-state cell.

2019 75

AKASOL expands agreement to supply Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with batteries for electric buses

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AKASOL AG, a leading German producer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems, is expanding its long-term framework agreement to supply a Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with high-performance battery systems for electric buses and trucks.

2019 103

Linear Labs closes $4.5M seed round to fund commercialization of new electric motor technology

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The data has shown that the Linear Labs (LL) configuration is capable of producing nearly 100% more torque and continuous power than its commercial counterparts within the same frame size and geometrical envelope.

2019 97

Brightmark Energy closes $260M in financing for first US commercial-scale waste-plastics-to-fuel plant; ULSD and naphtha

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Brightmark Energy , a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, closed a $260-million financing package for the construction of the US’ first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant, which will be located in Ashley, Indiana.

2019 119

Eaton says testing and use show its cylinder-deactivation technology can help commercial vehicle OEMs meet coming emissions regulations

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Eaton says it has shown in regulatory test cycles and real-world use that its cylinder-deactivation (CDA) technology can play a key role in helping commercial vehicle manufacturers meet or exceed 2024 and 2027 US emissions regulations.

2019 78

FCA US and Aurora to partner to develop and to deploy self-driving commercial vehicles

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FCA US and Aurora signed a memorandum of understanding laying the groundwork for a partnership to develop and deploy self-driving commercial vehicles. Through this proposed partnership, FCA and Aurora would integrate the Aurora Driver into FCA commercial vehicle lines. This would allow for a variety of customized solutions for commercial vehicle customers at a time when changing lifestyles and online shopping patterns are creating logistical opportunities.

2019 79

DHL's StreetScooter electric commercial vehicles are coming to the US

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An new small electric delivery vehicle is coming to the United States—and it's probably not one you'd expect. Deutsche Post DHL Group is bringing its StreetScooter line of light-duty delivery vehicles to the U.S. market, as the company looks to expand its reach beyond its existing European and Asian customers. Of the existing StreetScooter

2019 46

UNSW, H2Store to develop hydrogen storage for renewables; residential and commercial P2G

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The funding will help them deliver phase one of a four-stage project that includes the creation of prototypes of their hydrogen energy storage solution for residential and commercial use; demonstration units; and testing and optimization that will enable full commercialization of the product.

2019 97

BYD and AMPLY launch preferred partnership for EV charging infrastructure and energy services for commercial fleets

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With the high costs and operational complexities surrounding electric vehicle (EV) deployments within commercial fleets, EV manufacturer BYD announced a preferred partnership with charging infrastructure provider AMPLY Power. If we want to accelerate electric vehicle fleet adoption, we must make it as simple as possible for commercial fleet operators.

2019 60

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.

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Quiet launch: Daimler builds first electric heavy-duty semis for fleet test

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Commercial vehicle youtube trucking Tesla SemiTesla might have been the first to generate a lot of fanfare over an all-electric Semi, but it’s not the first to actually place an electric Semi with customers for full-time use. That nod would go to Daimler Trucks North America.

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