Baidu granted China’s first permits for commercial fully driverless ride-hailing services

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a leading AI company with strong internet foundation, has secured the first permits in China to offer commercial fully driverless robotaxi services to the public on open roads. Baidu, Inc.,

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Toyota, 5 Chinese companies establish R&D JV for commercial vehicle fuel cell systems in China

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FCRD's primary business will be the development of fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles to contribute to the realization of a clean mobility society in China. Each company will invest in the joint venture.

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Electric commercial vehicle company SEA Electric raises $42M; partnership with Exro

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The net proceeds from the investment will allow SEA Electric to solidify its position in the electrification of commercial vehicles while funding its backlog and facilitating more pilot programs with operators. SEA Electric Holdings Pty Ltd.

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. In June, the company was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Wrightspeed CEO Ian Wright was an invited presenter to the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.

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Hysata closes $42.5M AUD Series A to commercialize capillary-fed electrolysis

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Australia-based Hysata, which is commercializing capillary-fed electrolysis technology developed at the University of Wollongong ( earlier post ) has closed its oversubscribed Series A funding round of $42.5

Eaton introduces DC-DC converters for 48V commercial vehicle architectures

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Power management company Eaton introduced a family of 48-volt DC-DC converters for diesel-powered commercial vehicles that can be used to power accessories such as antilock brakes and lighting.

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Pony.ai receives a taxi license in China; commercialization of robotaxi services

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Pony.ai, a global autonomous driving technology company, announced it is the first autonomous driving (AD) company to obtain a taxi license in China. robotaxi currently retains a safety driver, the company expects to remove the driver over the short- to intermediate-time frame.

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Amazon invests in electrofuels company Infinium

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The proceeds will be used to advance the development of commercial scale applications to decarbonize the transportation sector. Infinium Electrofuels have the potential to help investor Amazon and other companies to decarbonize their operations and meet their net-zero carbon goals.

China Yuchai launches China’s first operating hydrogen engine for commercial vehicles

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The YCK05 engine is the first operating hydrogen engine for China’s commercial vehicle market, the world’s largest commercial vehicle market. The commercially-available diesel-fueled version of the YCK05 has a power range from 190-240 PS and maximum torque of 900 N·m.

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Yamato Transport and CJPT to study standardization and commercialization of cartridge batteries for battery swapping

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Yamato Transport and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) will begin studying the standardization and commercialization of replaceable and rechargeable cartridge batteries. The introduction of commercial BEVs is also expected to impose an increasing burden on society as a whole, such as by increasing peak electricity demand at business sites due to concentrated recharging by numerous non-operating vehicles.

Vulcan secures site for its planned commercial lithium hydroxide plant

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Vulcan Energy Resources signed an agreement with chemical park management company Infraserv to secure a site for its planned Central Lithium Plant (CLP) of its Zero Carbon Lithium Project, at the Ho?chst

Qmerit launches turnkey EV charging solution for commercial properties

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Qmerit, the leading provider of implementation solutions for EV charging and other electrification technologies, has launched turnkey EV charging solutions for commercial properties. From start to finish, these solutions simplify EV charging implementation at commercial sites including workplaces, multifamily residential facilities and hospitality venues. Qmerit then conducts an on-site evaluation using the foundational information from the Commercial Assessment.

Tesco launching UK’s first commercial electric heavy-duty tractor-trailer trucks

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Tesco is launching the UK’s first commercially used fully electric heavy-duty freight articulated (tractor-trailer as opposed to rigid) trucks. FSEW is a logistics and international freight forwarding company which also counts Hoover Candy, Amazon, and Ford amongst its customers.

Elon Musk Approves of this Commercial

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Nikola to acquire battery-pack company Romeo Power

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Headquartered in Cypress, California, Romeo is an energy storage technology company focused on designing and manufacturing lithium-ion battery modules and packs for commercial vehicle applications. Integrated commercial vehicle electri?cation The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. Nikola Corporation and Romeo Power have entered into a definitive agreement in which Nikola will acquire Romeo in an all-stock transaction.

Ford signs nickel supply agreement with Australian mining Company

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Ford Motor Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding for nickel (Ni) supply with BHP. The Australian mining company has already signed a nickel supply agreement with Tesla and Toyota. News Featured Ford Ford Motor Company Tesla

Stellantis and Toyota Europe expand partnership with new large-size commercial van including electric version

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TME) announced the expansion of their existing partnership with an agreement for a new large-size commercial van, including a battery electric version. Stellantis will supply TME with the new large-size commercial van for sale in Europe under the Toyota brand. Planned for mid-2024, the new large-size commercial van marks TME’s first entry into the large-size commercial vehicle segment. Stellantis N.V. and Toyota Motor Europe N.V.

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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.) For commercial reasons, this production process already tends to be operated so as to maximize the use of “wrong-time”, cheaper rate energy, and it would be comparatively straightforward to develop an expanded supply chain for liquid nitrogen based on both on this and on intermittent renewable sources, Ricardo says.

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Suzuki, Daihatsu, Toyota, and CJPT to introduce mini-commercial van electric vehicles in FY2023

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Suzuki Motor, Daihatsu Motor, Toyota Motor, and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) have agreed to work towards the market introduction of mini-commercial van electric vehicles (BEVs) in FY2023. Mini-commercial vehicles cover areas accessible only to them because of their small size and are important in supporting last-mile logistics.

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Aurora releases first commercial beta of Aurora Driver autonomous driving system

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Autonomous driving company Aurora has released its first commercial beta of the Aurora Driver, which consists of the hardware, software, and data services needed to safely operate an autonomous Aurora-powered vehicle.

Amprius Technologies ships first commercially available 450 Wh/kg, 1150 Wh/L batteries

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the developer of silicon anode Li-ion battery cells with its Si-Nanowire platform ( earlier post ), has shipped the first commercially available 450 Wh/kg, 1100 Wh/L lithium-ion battery cells to an industry leader of a new generation of High-Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS).

NEO Battery Materials doubles target annual production to 240 tons for silicon anode commercial plant

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The commercial-scale expansion can be attributed to a more lean and optimized manufacturing method with cost efficiencies to be realized through converting into a continuous process compared to a batch process.

First Hydrogen enters trials with UK fleet consortium; interest from 10 operators in fuel cell light commercial vehicle

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The consortium works together with large UK fleet operators to accelerate the commercial rollout of fuel cell vans and trucks and hydrogen refueling infrastructure. First Hydrogen has already received expressed interest from 10 fleet operators to trial the company’s two demonstrator hydrogen fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicles (LCV). First Hydrogen Corp.

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CoFlow Jet signs JOA with NASA to commercialize deflected slip-stream technology for eV/STOL

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The basic concept of the proposed co-flow jet airfoil developed by the company is an active-flow control airfoil actuated by micro-compressors embedded inside the airfoil.

Isuzu, DENSO, Toyota, Hino, and CJPT to start foundational research on hydrogen engines for heavy-duty commercial vehicles

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and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) have started planning and foundational research on hydrogen engines for heavy-duty commercial vehicles with the aim of further utilizing internal combustion engines as one option to achieve carbon neutrality. Isuzu, DENSO, Toyota, Hino, and CJPT believe that hydrogen engines are one solution to reducing CO 2 emissions from heavy-duty commercial vehicles in transportation and logistics.

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Oberon announces commercial availability of new rDME/propane blend

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Oberon Fuels announced commercial availability of a blend of propane and Oberon’s renewable DME (dimethyl ether). the third-largest propane supplier in the US, is the first company to make this more sustainable blended product available to its customers across Southern California.

Blackstone may begin commercializing 3D-printed Na-ion batteries as early as 2025; testing in electric bus

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Blackstone Technology GmbH may begin commercialization of 3D-printed solid-state sodium-ion batteries as early as 2025. The Zeiss company is contributing its extensive expertise in metrology and microscopy.

The Metals Company contracts CSIRO-led consortium to develop environmental monitoring and management plan for deep-sea nodule collection

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The Metals Company (TMC) announced that its Australian subsidiary, The Metals Company Australia Pty Ltd., —Gerard Barron, Chairman and CEO of The Metals Company.

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Li-Cycle delivers first commercial shipment of recycled battery material

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a North-America-based lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, recently completed its first shipment of commercially recycled battery material, containing energy metals concentrate. The company also announced that it will establish its first US-based facility in New York State.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles moves ahead with Autonomous Driving RD; ID. BUZZ the first AV

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, a brand within the Volkswagen Group, is consistently and rapidly advancing the development and implementation of autonomous driving. BUZZ by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Turntide Technologies launches Turntide Electrification, focused on commercial vehicle electrification

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Turntide Technologies is launching Turntide Electrification , a suite of world-class battery and powertrain components made to decarbonize commercial and industrial transport segments including, off-highway vehicles, autonomous guided vehicles, construction, trucks and buses, marine, and passenger rail.

PACCAR, Aurora and FedEx launch autonomous linehaul truck commercial pilot

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PACCAR has teamed up with Aurora, a leading autonomous driving technology company, and FedEx to launch a commercial pilot of autonomous trucks in linehaul trucking operations.

Havyard establishes company for hydrogen power for ships

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For several years now, the Norway-based marine and maritime technology company Havyard Group has carried out research and development work on hydrogen propulsion for large vessels, for example through the Pilot E project, in order to develop a large-scale maritime hydrogen project.

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VW Commercial Vehicles unveils e-BULLI; electric T1

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) unveiled the e-BULLI. The new look and corresponding technical solutions were developed by the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles design center in cooperation with VWCV Vintage Vehicles and the Communications department.

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Major companies with large fleets release new EV roadmap for car & truck manufacturers

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Members of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance presented top vehicle manufacturers, including Volvo, GM, Daimler and Toyota, with a roadmap for developing the types of electric vehicles that companies plan to acquire in the US over the next five years.

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Toshiba, Sojitz and CBMM partner to commercialize next-generation Li-ion batteries with NTO anodes

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Toshiba Corporation, Sojitz Corporation, and CBMM have entered into a joint development agreement for the commercialization of next generation lithium-ion batteries using niobium titanium oxide (NTO) as the anode material.

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DoD to prototype commercial hybrid conversion kits for tactical vehicles; XL Fleet and Volta Power

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For years, commercial long-haul, utility, and emergency trucking fleets have been converting their existing trucks into hybrid and full electric vehicles to save money and reduce emissions.

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DiviGas closes $3.6M seed round to support commercialization of next-gen membrane for H2 separation

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Start-up DiviGas has announced a $3.6-million seed round to support the commercialization of a new next-generation polymeric hydrogen separation membrane.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Argo AI launch international trials of autonomous driving with ID. BUZZ

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It marks a milestone for Volkswagen Group and its Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand (VWCV), which plans to implement Level 4-capable autonomous driving technology for self-driving vans. BUZZ is to facilitate commercial deployment of transport and delivery services starting in 2025.

Goodyear working with DoD, AFRL, BioMADE and Farmed Materials to accelerate commercialization of natural rubber from dandelions

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Backed by the DoD, the collaboration of Goodyear, BioMADE and Farmed Materials will accelerate commercialization of TK, beginning in the spring of 2022 with the planting and harvesting of TK seeds in Ohio.

Hyundai outlines broad hydrogen strategy; focus on commercial vehicles; cost parity with BEVs by 2030

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The Group said it will electrify all new commercial vehicle models—featuring fuel cell electric or battery electric powertrains, as well as the application of fuel cell systems—by 2028. High durability stacks for commercial vehicles will achieve 500,000 kilometers of drive range.

Hyundai ships 10 XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty truck to Europe for commercial use

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Hyundai Motor Company shipped the first 10 units of the Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell, the first mass-produced fuel cell heavy-duty truck, to Switzerland. Fuel cell technology is well-suited to commercial shipping and logistics due to long ranges and short refueling times.

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First test flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel on ATR turboprop regional commercial aircraft

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Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplier Neste collaborated to enable the first 100% SAF-powered test flight on a commercial regional aircraft.