Hamburg project testing use of liquid hydrogen in aviation maintenance and ground processes

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Funded by the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Lufthansa Technik will work with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Center for Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) and Hamburg Airport over the next two years to design and test maintenance and ground processes in handling hydrogen technology.

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

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Among the many findings was that the estimated scheduled maintenance cost for a light-duty battery-electric vehicle (BEV) totals 6.1 A BEV lacks an ICEV’s engine oil, timing belt, oxygen sensor, spark plugs and more, and the maintenance costs associated with them.


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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.

Albertsons makes first US commercial 100% electric refrigerated grocery delivery with a Class 8 truck; Volvo Trucks and AEM

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to make the first commercial 100% zero-emission grocery delivery with a Class 8 truck in the US. Albertsons Companies, the second-largest grocery chain in the US, recently took delivery of two Volvo VNR Electric trucks at its distribution center in Irvine, California.

Mahindra and REE Automotive to establish a strategic collaboration for the development of electric commercial vehicles

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Mahindra & Mahindra and REE Automotive signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore development and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles for global markets. Preventive maintenance AI.

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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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UK Grounds Maintenance Company Contracts for Four Ford-Smith Electric Vehicles Light Commercial EVs

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Poole, UK-based Continental Landscapes has contracted for four battery-electric Ford Transit-based light commercial vehicles from Carillon Fleet Management: two 4.6-tonne Ford Transit beaver tail and two 3.5-tonne tippers. Carillion Fleet Management is one of only a few companies willing to underwrite electric vehicles on behalf of its customers, and has supplied the four vans on a seven-year contract hire with maintenance agreement.

Electrify Commercial collaborating with Arizona Public Service to provide statewide ultra-fast charging stations

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Electrify Commercial will provide its charging equipment, networking, and customized services to support Arizona Public Service Company (APS) with its Take Charge AZ investment in electric vehicle (EV) fast charging.

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.

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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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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. With experience from GE and DuPont, Dummer has led the commercialization of 10+ world-first technologies ranging from advanced materials, electrical systems & biotechnology. Wrightspeed Inc.,

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Volta Trucks to offer four full-electric commercial vehicle models between 7.5t and 19t by 2025

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Building upon the success of the Volta Zero—a purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed for inner-city last mile deliveries ( earlier post )—Volta Trucks plans to expand its product portfolio with three additional variants within the medium- to lower end of the heavy-duty class.

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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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. In 2017, Renault Pro+ will also be rolling out a number of other connected services dedicated to business users, starting with two prioritary service families, “Fleet Management” and “Predictive Maintenance”.

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Penske Truck Leasing joins CharIN to promote electric commercial vehicle charging standards

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Penske will focus its attention on helping to promote electric vehicle charging standards for commercial vehicles in North America by participating with the group’s “High Power Charging for Commercial Vehicles Task Force” (HPCCV Task Force). As a leading services provider to commercial fleets, we feel standardization around electric vehicle charging and charging stations will help accelerate the use of electric vehicles within the transportation industry.

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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. AMPLY also performs onsite operations and maintenance services, and invests in technology upgrades as the needs of the fleet evolve. If we want to accelerate electric vehicle fleet adoption, we must make it as simple as possible for commercial fleet operators.

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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. Using the charge port located within the front bumper, the Transit Custom PHEV can be charged using a domestic 240 volt 10 amp power supply, achieving full charge in five hours, or a commercial 240 volt 16 amp or 32 amp supply, which can bring the pack to full charge in three hours.

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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 Escal specializes in the distribution, installation and maintenance of security systems for lifting vehicles.

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Coradia iLint hydrogen train receives approval for commercial operation in German railway networks

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In November 2017, Alstom and the local transport authority of Lower Saxony (LNVG) signed a contract for the delivery of 14 hydrogen fuel cell trains, along with 30 years of maintenance and energy supply. Alstom’s Coradia iLint ( earlier post ), the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train, has been granted approval by the German Railway Office (EBA) for passenger service in Germany. Coradia iLint is based on the service-proven diesel train Coradia Lint 54.

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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. 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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Neste and Boeing to partner on commercialization of renewable aviation fuels

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Neste, the leading producer of renewable diesel and Boeing, the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer, will work together to promote and accelerate the commercialization of renewable aviation fuel. The companies will work toward American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fuel standard approval allowing the commercial use of high freezing point (hfp) renewable aviation fuel by airlines.

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SCAQMD launches US’ largest zero-emission commercial lawn mower demonstration program in San Bernardino

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The California South Coast Air Quality Management District delivered a dozen new, battery-electric commercial lawn mowers to agencies in San Bernardino County as part of a long-term demonstration program to promote the zero-emission equipment. However, considering the cost savings in gas and maintenance, the electric mowers could pay back the cost differential in about two years. The mowers also are about 50% quieter than a commercial gas mower.

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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. The post Opinion: EV Charging Solutions for Commercial Parking Sites first appeared on Clean Fleet Report.

Faurecia acquires Amminex to accelerate efficient NOx reduction for passenger and commercial vehicles

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At the recent Paris Motor Show, Faurecia showed the Amminex solution for commercial vehicles, as well as an ASDS system in a new format for passenger cars. In increasing its participation to 91.5%, Faurecia expects to intensify the development of this technology for both commercial vehicles and passenger cars. This represent a major advantage because it translates into less maintenance and vehicle down-time.

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Tech: How Telematics Can Help You Be a Better Driver

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One application of this technology, telematics, has seen rising popularity in both consumer and commercial circles–and it’s easy to see why. Telematics covers a broad spectrum of technologies, from GPS navigation to IoT-enabled maintenance computers. Reminding You of Maintenance Needs.

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. These include silent operation, increased reliability, lower vibration and less maintenance.

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Hydrogenics and Alstom Transport to develop and commercialize H2 fuel-cell commuter trains in Europe; €50M, 10-year agreement

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The agreement, valued at more than €50 million, includes the supply of at least 200 engine systems along with service and maintenance as necessary over a 10-year period. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including trains, signaling, maintenance and modernization, infrastructure and offers integrated solutions.

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Ryder Launches ‘Flex-to-Green’ lease offering for alt-fuel commercial vehicles

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a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, launched its new “ Flex-to-Green ” lease offering, making it easier for private fleet operators to jump start their sustainability programs by providing the option of incorporating alternative fuel vehicles into their fleets in support of their business objectives. Each maintenance facility is being equipped for the indoor repair of natural gas vehicles. Ryder System, Inc.,

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Ryder 1st commercial fleet provider to surpass 100M natural gas vehicle miles

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announced that its fleet of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) has surpassed 100 million miles of operations, making it the first commercial fleet outsourcing provider to reach this milestone. Ryder plays an important role in advancing the environmental sustainability of commercial transportation and logistics. With expertly trained technicians and an extensive knowledge of natural gas and the rapidly evolving advanced fuels maintenance network, Ryder is a proven leader in this space.

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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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Both contracts include five-year maintenance and service agreements to ensure operational reliability, efficiency and safety.

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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. 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.

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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.

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Cummins Euro 6 engines compatibile with HVO renewable diesel & other paraffinic fuels; fuels at “point of commercial maturity”

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No additional engine maintenance is required when using HVO, and the same fuel filters are retained. HVO diesel and other Paraffinic fuels offer a useful low carbon alternative fuel for transport and have now reached a point of commercial maturity and standardization at which Cummins is pleased to confirm compatibility with our current Euro 6 engine lineup. Cummins Inc.

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Cummins Westport begins production of ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine; first commercially available near zero NOx MidRange engine

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Leveraging the technology improvements of the ISL G, the ISL G NZ offers customers the benefit of improved reliability and durability as well as range and performance with the lowest emissions, utilizing maintenance-free Three-Way Catalyst (TWC) aftertreatment. For the convenience of customers, base warranty, extended coverage options, maintenance procedures, and service intervals are the same as the current ISL G. Cummins Westport Inc.

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UQM and New Eagle partnering to provide full electric and hybrid drive systems for commercial, automotive and marine drivetrains

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For on-road vehicles, the combination of New Eagle’s vehicle control software and automated manual transmission with the UQM PowerPhase Pro 135 offers a viable solution for light- and medium-duty commercial passenger and cargo delivery vehicles. UQM Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of power-dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers and fuel cell compressors for the commercial truck, bus, automotive, marine, military and industrial markets.

2016 150

Sumitomo and US Hybrid partnering to grow hydrogen fuel cell business for commercial vehicles and mass transit

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The integrated power plant simplifies vehicle integration and is compatible with existing J1939 vehicle diagnostics, further simplifying the service and maintenance of fuel cell engines. We highly respect Japanese automakers as a leader in commercializing fuel cell passenger vehicles, and we consider our new freeze capable, fuel cell powertrains to be a game-changer for the equally important market segments of medium and heavy duty trucks for freight movement and buses for public transit.

2016 150

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

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The ceramic glow plugs are designed to last the life of the engine, with no maintenance. The new ISV 5.0 diesel. Click to enlarge. Cummins Inc. introduced the ISV5.0, a new 5-liter V8 diesel engine designed to power pickup-and-delivery vehicles, other light- and medium-duty trucks, school buses and motorhomes. The ISV5.0 extends Cummins range of on-road diesel engines for North American vehicles. Like the new 5.0L

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U.S. Postal Service urged to choose electric delivery trucks

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The current fleet of delivery trucks used by the United States Postal Service have stood the test of time, but their high maintenance costs mean it's time to retire the iconic boxy vehicles. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleetThe USPS began soliciting bids in 2016 and five finalists now remain in the running: they are Workhorse/Hackney, AM General, Karsan, Mahindra, and Oshkosh.

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Mitsubishi Motors launching new MINICAB-MiEV commercial electric vehicle in Japan; choice of two battery packs

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will launch the new MINICAB-MiEV minicar-class commercial electric vehicle (EV)—the second product in its EV lineup—on 8 December 2011 at dealerships throughout Japan. Derived from the MINICAB Van minicar-class commercial vehicle, the MINICAB-MiEV has been developed maximizing the technologies and expertise gained from the development of the i-MiEV.

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Evatran plans trials of Plugless Power wireless charging technology with commercial partners for early 2012; outfitting Volts and LEAFs

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Evatran, a developer of wireless charging systems for electric vehicles ( earlier post ), has signed contracts with six commercial participants to outfit their Chevrolet Volt and Nissan LEAF models with pre-production Plugless Power wireless charging systems. Maintenance and service will be provided through the Plugless Power customer service network. Plugless Power system components. Click to enlarge.

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