Argonne study finds BEVs can have lowest scheduled maintenance costs, but highest cost of driving

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Previous analyses of TCO, particularly those dealing with alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), have often focused on the purchase cost and the fuel cost. Per-mile maintenance costs by powertrain.

UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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UPS plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks that will be comparable in acquisition cost to conventional-fueled trucks without any subsidies—an industry first that would breaki a key barrier to large scale adoption of electric fleets. Each truck will have a range of approximately 100 miles between charges, ideal for delivery routes in and around cities. —Carlton Rose, President, Global Fleet Maintenance and Engineering for UPS.

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DOE issues RFI for hydrogen delivery R&D, targeting cost of $2-4 gge

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Request for Information ( DE-FOA-0000920 ) seeking feedback from stakeholders for hydrogen delivery research and development activities aimed at lowering the cost of hydrogen delivery technologies in order to reach the threshold cost goal of $2-4 per gallon of gasoline equivalent (gge) produced, delivered and dispensed of hydrogen. Among the findings: Compression Cost Reduction Opportunities.

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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. now delivers a range of 270 km (168 miles) NEDC compared with 170 km for Kangoo Z.E. In real use, on a delivery cycle, the vehicle would have a range of around 200 km (124 miles) with a single load.

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Opinion: EV Charging Solutions for Commercial Parking Sites

Clean Fleet Report

Of course, the Australian government could do a lot more, such as provide financial support for the purchase of electric vehicles. There is a limited number of car parking spaces in every Australian city, but the number of cars on the road is increasing every year.

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. Specifications include a wingspan of 8.2

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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. This will start with the mid-size eVito, with deliveries commencing in the second half of 2018. The exclusive pre-ordering phase for the mid-size van begins today in Germany, with market launch scheduled for the second half of 2018. The commercial model ranges with electric drive will thus cover all requirements from people moving to goods transport.

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DOE labs study on costs and benefits of new transportation technologies the most comprehensive to date

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A new study published by US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory offers the most complete understanding yet of the costs of owning and operating a vehicle, and how those costs vary by powertrain, from the conventional to the cutting-edge.

CaFCP proposes two Centers of Excellence in California for fuel cell buses to accelerate commercialization; $100M program

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The roadmap suggests the steps necessary to move from the pre-commercial phase of fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) deployment and manufacturing (2012-2015) to the early commercial phase (2016- 2017) to a commercial model in 2018 and beyond, including the requisite fueling infrastructure. The magnitude of the changes needed in the coming decades will require the complete transformation of transportation to zero or near-zero technologies by 2050.

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Cummins introduces 5L V8 diesel for North American light- and medium-duty commercial vehicles

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extends Cummins range of on-road diesel engines for North American vehicles. will be manufactured at the Columbus Engine Plant, with production to start during the fourth quarter of 2014. creates new opportunities for our OEM customers as a compact and lightweight engine that delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency and total cost of ownership. Many of our customers have asked for a Cummins alternative for gasoline or other small displacement automotive diesel engines.

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AeroVironment completes first electric vehicle commercial charging station installations in Hawaii

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The new chargers are part of Hawaii’s growing charging infrastructure currently being deployed to support electric vehicles. In March of this year AeroVironment received a $820,000 contract from the Hawaii EV Ready Grants Program. The charging infrastructure initiative helps to comply with a new state law requiring that a portion of all publicly available parking lots of a certain size become EV-ready.

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Maryland city deploys BYD electric Class 6 refuse truck

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Hyattsville, Maryland, is deploying a BYD 6R Class 6 electric refuse truck, one of several fully-electric or hybrid vehicles in the City’s fleet, and the first commercially deployed Class 6 refuse truck in the country, according to BYD.

Maxwell Technologies introduces ultracapacitor-based engine start module for commercial trucks and other heavy vehicles

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is introducing a 12-volt ultracapacitor module that ensures reliable engine starting for commercial trucks and other heavy vehicles. Trucking Industry sources estimate that emergency road service, downtime and delivery delays can add up to an average expense of $600 for each starting failure, and that heavy trucks experience an average one or more such events per year. Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

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Allison Transmission expands eGen Power e-Axle portfolio with 100S and 130D e-Axles

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Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional, electric hybrid and fully electric vehicle propulsion solutions, has added eGen Power 100S and 130D e-Axles to its fully electric portfolio of propulsion solutions.

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Hyliion launches Hypertruck Electric Range Extender; CNG genset; 1,000-truck pre-order

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a developer of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, launched its Hypertruck Electric Range Extender (ERX), a long-haul, natural-gas series-hybrid electric powertrain. Hyliion Inc.,

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Ford confirms construction of Rouge EV center to be home of electric F-150; production by mid-2022

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Ford celebrated the production start of the all-new F-150 at the Ford Rouge Center and confirmed construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022. Rendering of the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.

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Electric Scooter vs Petrol Scooter : Huge Money Savings

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By Kamlesh & Atul There is a lot of misinformation in the mainstream media about the cost of electric vehicles. You guys must be shocked at the prices of petrol scooters. With the increased costs of BS6 engines, the rates of petrol scooters has gone up.

Hyundai Motor to establish hydrogen refueling station for fuel cell electric buses at Incheon Airport with partners, provide buses

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Hyundai will support the construction cost of the hydrogen refueling station while providing up to 12 fuel cell electric buses as well as their maintenance and service. —Seong Kwon Han, President and Head of Commercial Vehicles Division at Hyundai Motor Company.

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ARPA-E to award $27M for advanced nuclear reactor systems operational technology: GEMINA

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The US Department of Energy announced $27 million in funding for 9 projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Generating Electricity Managed by Intelligent Nuclear Assets (GEMINA) program. The proposed methods are aimed to achieve $2/MWh O&M costs.

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DOE awarding $35M to 11 projects for hydrokinetic turbine development; ARPA-E SHARKS

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $35 million to 11 projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS) program. The University of Michigan. University of Washington.

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Panasonic working with with Tropos Motors to advance electric compact utility vehicles

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Panasonic will partner with Tropos Motors to advance hyper-efficient electric compact utility vehicles—the second largest class of fleet vehicles. Low-speed electric compact utility vehicles (eCUV) offers benefits to the fleet owner including lower cost of purchase with a reduced cost of operation and maintenance, which equates to a quicker return on investment. —Scott Morrison, director of advanced engineering at Panasonic Automotive.

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Lightning eMotors introduces new generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit Class 3 Van; battery-electric and fuel cell electric variants

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Lightning eMotors has announced a new model of its Class 3 Lightning Electric Transit Van. The new, longer-range Lightning Electric Transit Van is the fourth generation of its battery-electric and fuel cell electric platform, based on the Ford Transit 350HD chassis.

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DOE issues RFI in support of medium- and heavy-duty truck research and development

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is announcing a request for information (RFI) from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to medium- and heavy-duty freight trucking. ( Trucks carry mmore than 70% of the nation’s freight on a tonnage basis and 73% of freight on a value basis.

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ZeroAvia unveils hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for aviation

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The solution aims to deliver the same performance as a conventional aircraft engine, and much lower operating costs. ZeroAvia plans to start supplying its platform to commercial operators and aircraft manufacturers in 2022, initially targeting up to 500-mile regional flights in 10 to 20-seat fixed-wing aircraft. It will also be more economical than conventional turbine engines, or even the battery-based systems, on the total cost basis.

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NREL study finds most depot charging could accomodate short-haul heavy-duty electric trucks without upgrades

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Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with two electric utilities, recently examined the causes, costs and lead times of distribution system upgrades anticipated for depot charging of short-haul heavy-duty trucks in the United States.

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies and Quantron AG collaborate on fuel cell systems for heavy-duty trucks

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has launched the development of a special fuel cell system for heavy-duty trucks. The company is collaborating with Quantron AG, a specialist in the field of commercial vehicle conversion.

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UPS/Greenbiz study identifies motivators and barriers to electric fleets

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Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more commercial fleets to electrify, according to a new study by UPS and GreenBiz. In the “Curve Ahead: The Future of Fleet Electrification” report, industry leaders identify the main motivations and barriers to electrification, as well as strategies to move the commercial electric vehicle market from niche to mainstream.

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Electric Vehicles Are Only Getting Cheaper To Own

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This article is courtesy of Chris Johnston with One of the fastest ways to accelerate your transition to an eco-friendlier lifestyle is to switch to an electric vehicle (EV). Taking a national average of 25.1 That’s one major advantage of owning an electric car.

AMPLY Power and Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions collaborate on bus fleet electrification and solar-powered overhead charging

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AMPLY Power is working with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions to expand fleet electrification offerings, including the first commercially available combination solar canopy and overhead electric vehicle charging solution covered by a power purchase agreement (PPA) leasing and financing model.

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DOE awards $10.5M for next-generation marine energy systems

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected six organizations to receive up to $10.5 million to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related improvements. In this project, the device structure will be optimized to improve its survivability characteristics, thus significantly reducing the cost of energy derived from the WEC.

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Why Businesses Should Adapt EVs to Their Fleet?

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Is it time to explore EVs for your fleet, is there enough signals suggesting EVs are the preferred means of transportation in the not-too-distant future? Automakers are continuing to ramp up the production of electric vehicles worldwide. Maintenance Costs are Reduced.

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Volvo Trucks awarded $21.7M from US EPA and South Coast AQMD to deploy 70 Class 8 VNR Electric trucks

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Volvo Trucks will deliver the EPA-funded VNR Electric trucks to Southern California fleet operators starting in 2021 through the third quarter of 2022, allowing for at least a full year of operations by the end of the project period in 2023. The announcement comes as Volvo Trucks nears the official commercial launch of its VNR Electric truck model later this year. tons of NO x , 1.317 tons of PM 2.5 , and 53,160 tons of CO 2.

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EcoCooling introducing method using ionized, cooled air to replace metalworking fluids

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EcoCooling uses only ionized and cooled air and has none of the environmental hazards and costs related to oil-based fluids. Workshops have wanted to get rid of fluids and many have tried to find a solution to the problem, but with poor results.

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Leasing vs. Buying EV Charging Stations

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This growth is far slower in the United States, likely due to a lack of charging stations. The International Energy Agency expects the number of charging stations to grow between 800,000 and 1.7 While not all of these apply only to owners, most do.

USDOT releases broad agency announcement for truck platooning early deployment and evaluation

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The US Department of Transportation has released a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to assess various aspects of in-service truck platoons that are delivering commercial goods by a fleet operator on their common delivery routes over an extended time. The aim is to partner with entities that have already completed development of truck platooning systems and are ready to deploy in-service freight hauling. Do they change after a long period of platoon operations?

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Lightning Systems receives California ARB Executive Order for the Transit Bus Repower powertrain

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Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission powertrains for commercial fleets, has received an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Lightning Electric Transit Bus Repower, with HVIP approval expected within the next several weeks. The Transit Bus Repower is a full-featured powertrain conversion of an existing diesel transit bus to a battery-electric bus. —Nick Bettis, director of business development, Lightning Systems.

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Bus operators in Germany, Italy to procure 63 fuel cell buses; larger refueling stations

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Bus operators from Germany and South Tyrol, Italy are partnering to procure 63 fuel cell buses for their public transport systems as part of the EU-funded JIVE project (€106 million total cost, with €32 million coming from the EU). The project is also testing new hydrogen refueling stations capable of serving fleets of more than 20 buses. However, there remain significant barriers to full commercialization.

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Lightning Systems introduces new Class 6 electric powertrain; first 50 ordered by Zeem for Chevrolet 6500XD

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Lightning Systems, a developer of electric powertrains for commercial fleets, introduced a new all-electric Low Cab Forward model for commercial and government fleets in the Class 6 segment. The Lightning Electric heavy-duty powertrain will be available in the 19,501-26,000 pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) (Class 6) and will deliver an all-electric range of 110 miles. The new model will have an electric range of 110 miles depending on route and driver.

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Toyota invests $394M in, collaborates with Joby on air mobility

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Toyota is collaborating with Joby Aviation (Joby), an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services.

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ULEMCo delivers first hydrogen dual fuel road sweeper to Aberdeen City Council

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UK-based ULEMCo—a spin-out from Revolve Technologies focused on conversions of diesel vehicles to hydrogen dual fuel operation—has collaborated with Aberdeen City Council (ACC) to deliver the first hydrogen dual fuel road sweeper. The vehicles will use hydrogen fuel for around a third of the energy used to drive and operate the vehicles. This is designed to ensure that use of dual fuel is maximized throughout the day. —Amanda Lyne, CEO of ULEMCo.

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Chautauqua County deploys Orange EV battery-electric terminal truck

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Orange EV and Chautauqua County announced the deployment of an Orange EV T-Series pure-electric terminal truck at the North County Transfer Station in Fredonia, NY. With this deployment, Chautauqua County became the nation’s first county government to introduce 100% electric, Class 8 trucks into commercial fleet operations. In New York State, fleets have been purchasing Orange EV’s pure-electric terminal trucks for about the cost of a new diesel.

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UPS invests in Arrival, orders 10,000 electric delivery vehicles

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UPS will collaborate with Arrival to develop a wide range of electric vehicles with Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). Future vehicle purchases are contingent on successful tests of initial vehicles.

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Palermo school buses go electric with funding and 50% lower electricity rate from AMPLY Power

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Adding another school district fleet electrification program to its growing list of customers, AMPLY Power has been selected to manage the charging of electric school buses for the Palermo Union Elementary School District in Northern California.

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