Ford opens E-Transit Registration site for commercial customers; new pricing

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Ford is opening an E-Transit registration site today for commercial customers ahead of order banks opening by July. To date, more than 450 commercial customers in North America, including 200 top fleets and fleet management companies, have said they’re interested in purchasing the E-Transit.

Ford introduces F-150 Lightning Pro electric pickup targeted at commercial customers

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Ford unveiled the all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro, a version of the electric F-150 Lightning ( earlier post ) targeted at commercial customers. Commercial customers track their business expenses closely—they buy what they need and not a penny more.

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TWAICE and pepper partner for full battery transparency in retrofitted commercial vehicles

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TWAICE will support pepper and commercial fleet operators in both the development and operation of the electric vehicles.

Hyundai Motor partners with regional firms to establish H2 fuel cell commercial vehicle ecosystem in China

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Hyundai Motor Company is spearheading the development of a hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicle ecosystem in China with regional partners. Hyundai believes China has a massive potential for hydrogen powered commercial vehicles.

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ChargePoint acquires eBus and commercial vehicle management provider ViriCiti to accelerate fleet electrification

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ChargePoint Holdings, a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network operating in North America and Europe, has acquired ViriCiti, a leading provider of electrification solutions for eBus and commercial fleets. Along with the pending acquisition of leading European e-mobility technology provider has·to·be, this transaction confirms ChargePoint’s commitment to the electrification of fleet and commercial segments in North America and Europe.

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Panasonic, Tropos Motors reveal two concept electric commercial utility vehicles at CES

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Panasonic, in collaboration with electric utility vehicle maker Tropos Motors, revealed two multi-technology production-ready compact utility commercial vehicles at CES. According to Statista, by 2023, there will be more than 342 million connected vehicles worldwide.

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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. “DUSST”: NREL’s Low Maintenance Soiling Station, $50,000 Atonometrics Inc.,

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus outlines roadmap for automated driving, connectivity, and alternative drive systems

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus is focusing on automated driving, connectivity, and alternative drive systems. —Andreas Renschler, CEO of Volkswagen Truck & Bus and Volkswagen AG Board Member responsible for commercial vehicles. The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand portfolio includes the eCrafter van, a conventional but electrified transporter van, which is capable of up to approx. Eckhard Scholz, CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

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TransWiseway and IBM partnering to build largest connected vehicles platform in China; Internet of Vehicles

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to build the largest connected vehicles platform in China. TransWiseway teamed with IBM to design an Internet of Vehicles (IoV) platform to connect millions of trucks as well as tens of millions of devices and sensors from vehicles. Using IBM Internet of Things technologies, the trucks and vehicles are connected to the Internet as well as with each other on this single IoV platform. The new IoV platform is expected to connect with 1.5

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Verizon Telematics’ aftermarket connected vehicle solution now on market: hum

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Verizon Telematics announced the commercial availability of hum, an aftermarket vehicle connectivity technology and subscription service. The monthly subscription also includes a smartphone app allowing subscribers to monitor their vehicle health, contact help, and manage maintenance needs, even when they are not behind the wheel. Maintenance Reminders and Alerts can be set for oil changes, tire rotations and more.

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Nissan CEO announces LEAF with ProPilot autonomy; other autonomous and connected technologies & partnerships

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SAM will also benefit companies that wish to deploy fleets of commercial autonomous vehicles, including delivery companies, taxi services and transportation systems. Autonomy for commercial services. Taking the carmaker’s autonomous drive strategy another step further, Ghosn announced that leading a Renault-Nissan Alliance engagement, Nissan and Japanese internet company DeNA will begin tests aimed at developing driverless vehicles for commercial services.

2017 150

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. features a new battery, new engine, new charger, new innovative connected services, and a heat pump in the air conditioning system. Connected services.

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DRIVE C2X presents results of large-scale connected vehicle field testing in Europe

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For the first time in Europe, DRIVE C2X also implemented and tested a concept for the integration of a data backend, therefore enabling commercial services based on C2X communication data to private and commercial customers. The Road Works Warning-System warns drivers at an early stage when approaching a road works area, e.g. road building, maintenance, mowing. Connected vehicles Europe Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Safety V2X

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Ford reveals production version of Transit Custom PHEV at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Ford revealed the production version of the new Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany. Ford also announced major enhancements to the Transit Custom line-up, including an upgraded 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel with more powerful 185 PS variant, a segment-first diesel mild hybrid powertrain option, and advanced new connectivity and driver assistance features.

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DOT issues discussion document on principles for a connected vehicle environment; safety as top priority

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has issued a discussion document expressing a set of working principles intended to guide DOT’s research, demonstration and implementation activities related to a connected vehicle environment. Transportation Safety is the DOT’s top stated priority for the connected vehicle environment. Connected vehicles

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Goodyear invests in autonomous trucking company Gatik; tire intelligence and autonomous middle mile logistics

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As Gatik commercializes its operations at scale, the use of tire intelligence solutions is expected to help reduce fuel and maintenance costs while increasing operational efficiencies for retailers, e-commerce companies and distributors employing Gatik’s autonomous solution.

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Azure Dynamics announces 45 Transit Connect Electric sales

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 45 new Ford Transit Connect Electric sales, including 20 units in Europe and 25 units in North America, which includes six initial units through the General Services Administration (GSA) via Northside Ford in San Antonio, TX, a four-unit order from Verizon and a four-unit order from an internet company. Commercial vans generally return to a central location at the end of each driving cycle making for easy overnight recharging.

Proterra launches Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions to enable OEMS to build high-performance EVs for commercial fleets

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Electric bus manufacturer Proterra launched Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions, leveraging Proterra’s electric vehicle technology and expertise to help commercial vehicle manufacturers electrify their heavy-duty vehicles. Proterra has developed high-performance battery systems, electric drivetrain technology, and standardized, heavy-duty charging systems for commercial vehicle applications.

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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 This acquisition is part of the Group’s strategy to develop its business by proposing a complete range of electric LCVs coupled with connected services.

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Opinion: EV Charging Solutions for Commercial Parking Sites

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a commercial car park or a private individual offering your space, you need to have electrical charging facilities. This gives you the opportunity to connect with local businesses and earn extra revenue or get yourself a discount on their goods.

Azure Dynamics announces sales of 29 Transit Connect Electrics

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 29 new Ford Transit Connect Electric sales, including 8 units in Europe and 21 units in North America, which includes a 3-unit reorder from Johnson Controls, Inc. Azure is a provider of electric drive technology for light to medium-duty commercial fleet vehicles in North America and is the first authorized provider of electric and hybrid electric solutions on Ford’s light-and medium-duty commercial vehicles.

GM takes 25% stake in Pure Watercraft to accelerate all-electric boating

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kWh battery packs (118 lbs each); mobile charger connects to 120V & 240V outlets (24 lbs); Bluetooth-enabled throttle; connecting power cables, throttle cable and throttle mounting bracket; and Pure Watercraft’s standard prop (16?).

Piaggio sets up first EV facility in Chennai

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Head of commercial vehicle business and EVP of Piaggio India Pvt Ltd Saju Nair said that the brand is delighted to open this showroom. “We It will offer the needed support for the maintenance and servicing of the vehicles. Piaggio sets up first EV facility in Chennai.

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Canada Post Selects Ford Transit Connect to Replace Fleet

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Through an open and competitive RFP process, Canada Post has selected the Ford Transit Connect to begin replacing its aging national fleet of vehicles and modernize its business. In total this year, 1,175 Ford Transit Connect vans will be purchased—the largest fleet sale of Ford Transit COnnect vehicles in Canada to date. Purpose-built for business owners, the Ford Transit Connect offers a fuel-efficient alternative to full-size commercial vans.

Azure Dynamics receives orders for 27 Transit Connect Electric vans

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 27 Ford Transit Connect Electric van sales, including a five-unit sale to returning customer FedEx Express, a four-unit sale to the City of Toronto, a three-unit sale to DTE Energy, one of Michigan’s largest energy suppliers, and 15 unit sales to various Ford commercial truck dealers. The Balance Hybrid Electric has a 60% market share in the medium duty (Class 2c - 5) hybrid commercial truck market in North America, according to Azure.

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. For Hydrogenics Corporation, this has been a turnkey Power-to-Gas project which included supply, installation, connection and commissioning of the hydrogen production facility including gas compression, master controls, as well as a 5-year service and maintenance agreement. Earlier post.)

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

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ABB has been awarded orders totaling more than $16 million by Transports Publics Genevois (TPG), Geneva’s public transport operator, and Swiss bus manufacturer HESS, to provide flash charging and on-board electric vehicle technology for 12 TOSA (Trolleybus Optimisation Système Alimentation) fully electric buses (e-buses) which will run on Line 23, connecting Geneva’s airport with suburban Geneva.

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

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The XL3 system requires no special maintenance, charging infrastructure or driver training. 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. eQVM helps fleet and commercial fleet customers meet their unique and specific needs for durable, reliable electrified work trucks that retain the original powertrain warranty.

2017 177

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. That said, electrification of the commercial fleet is not an end in itself, but follows the same principles as a classic drive when it comes to profitability. The higher purchase price is offset by lower energy and maintenance costs as well as tax savings.

2017 163

ZF expands partnership with Microsoft to develop digital services

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The products range from fleet management solutions to predictive maintenance applications and process automation based on the ZF Cloud. Whether in the passenger car sector or for commercial vehicles, ZF is well on the road toward Vision Zero. Smart transmissions through predictive maintenance. With the new Predictive Maintenance function, ZF is preparing its successful modular TraXon transmission for the digital future in the commercial vehicle industry.

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Audi of America, Virginia DOT and Qualcomm plan initial C-V2X deployment in Virginia

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The initial deployments are aimed at expanding safety use cases in the vital connected vehicle safety spectrum established by the FCC, with the aim to curtail road hazards and fatalities. Connected vehicles V2X Vehicle Manufacturers

NETZSCH and NREL collaborate to commercialize NREL isothermal calorimeter technology for large format Li-ion batteries

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Regulating the operating temperature of a battery pack is essential because it affects performance (power and capacity), charge acceptance (during regenerative braking), lifespan, safety, and vehicle operating and maintenance expenses. A commercial battery tester charges and discharges the battery pack, typically either to simulate real-world use across a full range of drive cycles or to test the battery pack at the limits of its performance specifications.

2013 177

DOE announces $139M in funding for 55 projects to advance innovative vehicle technologies

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Support mobility technologies such as connected and automated vehicles, as well as innovations in transit. Optimization and Evaluation of Energy Savings for Connected and Autonomous Off-Road Vehicles. Improving Freight Efficiency via a Learning-Based Optimal Freight Management System using Connectivity and Automation. Co-optimization of Vehicle Specification and Routing to Improve Commercial Transportation System Efficiency and Reduce Deadheading.

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TRATON Group announces two strategic partnerships: Solera and Sinotruk

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This collaboration includes fleet management, driver services and digital sales solutions for participants in the global commercial vehicle ecosystem. Both companies have united to help their customers solve the biggest challenges the transportation industry is facing: driver shortage and retention, security, truck utilization and load efficiency, solutions for predictive maintenance, analytics and vehicle uptime. China Connected vehicles Heavy-duty

2018 199

Tata Ace Gold - Electric Truck Conversion

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Though a wee bit underpowered with its 2 cylinder engine, the low operating and maintenance costs, along with a loading capacity of 1 t has been a hit formula. And most truck operators would have some connections with factories and warehouses where 3 phase connections are already available.

CaFCP report concludes California needs 68 hydrogen fueling stations by end of 2015 to support first commercial wave of fuel cell vehicles

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To support the planned commercial launch of fuel cell electric vehicles by automakers in 2015 (FCEVs), California needs 68 hydrogen fueling stations in five clusters in which most early adopters are expected, according to a new report issued by the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP). The total cost to expand to 68 stations, and provide operations and maintenance support until the stations become profitable is estimated at $65 million.

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Ricardo and Roke to collaborate on next-generation vehicle cybersecurity

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Ricardo plc and Roke Manor Research Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop solutions that will make autonomous and connected transport robust against cyber attack. Providing and assuring cyber security is a fundamental requirement if the benefits of future connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are to be fully realized. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Security

2017 163

INFINITI selects 9 Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city startups for INFINITI LAB program in Canada

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The selected startups are: Pitstop Predictive Maintenance. InnerSpace provides a turnkey indoor mapping and location platform to commercial real estate companies who use it to boost productivity or create new revenue by offering indoor location services to their tenants. Pull is a mobile application that allows humans to connect to the internet of things. It creates a frictionless way to connect with new business associates or friends, as well as brick and mortar retailers.

2017 188

Bridgestone to acquire TomTom’s telematics business for $1B in cash

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TomTom is the number one provider of digital fleet solutions in Europe, a marketplace with very diverse in legal, commercial and cultural requirements. TomTom’s digital fleet solution offers an industry leading data platform for connected vehicles enabling safer driving, improving productivity and optimizing uptime for personal and commercial mobility. Connected vehicles Mapping Telematics Tires

2019 174

Porsche invests in Israeli start-up Tactile Mobility; integration of tactile data into production cars

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It can also work on an aftermarket device connected to the vehicle CANBus/OBD. It is also commercialized with customers such as Fleet Managers and Operators. For example, collected data could help in the planning of road maintenance work or the deployment of salting and snow removal services with maximum efficiency. Connected vehicles SensorsPorsche is intensifying its collaboration with Israeli technology company Tactile Mobility with a minority investment.

2019 150

Volkswagen Truck & Bus launches RIO: open cloud-based platform for transportation industry digitization

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At the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 show in Hanover, Volkswagen Truck & Bus is presenting itself to the public for the first time as a group of strong brands: MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. In addition to numerous new products, Volkswagen Truck & Bus is emphasizing alternative drives and connected commercial vehicles. In addition to electromobility for commercial vehicles—from the Volkswagen e-load up!

2016 195

DOE moving forward with $11.1M in funding for three ARPA-E projects

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The projects moving forward are part of ARPA-E’s Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) ( earlier post ) and Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids (REFUEL) ( earlier post ) programs. NEXTCAR projects will take advantage of the increasingly complex and connected systems in cars and trucks to improve their energy efficiency significantly, with a goal of reducing individual vehicle energy usage by 20%.

2017 174

Lightning eMotors partners with ABB to provide DC fast chargers

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Lightning eMotors, a provider of specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, and ABB announced a partnership to offer DC fast electric vehicle chargers for commercial electric fleet vehicles. Lightning Energy supplies charging solutions to commercial and government fleets.

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