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 cents per mile, while a conventional internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV) totals 10.1 cents per mile.

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.


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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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Fluid Truck orders 40 additional electric trucks from Lightning eMotors; supporting IKEA last-mile delivery in NYC

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These vehicles will be utilized by XPO Logistics and NAL Group in their support of IKEA Retail US last-mile delivery efforts. The Lightning Electric Class 4 commercial box trucks will deliver products to all five boroughs of New York City.

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

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Gatik has established the first autonomous middle mile logistics network in North America and is rapidly expanding its fleet of Class 3-6 autonomous box trucks for customers in multiple markets, including Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Ontario.

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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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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. Michigan-based beverage container recycling company UBCR has operated its Ryder NGV fleet for more than 7 million miles since 2011. Ryder System, Inc.

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GM launches BrightDrop: first-to-last-mile electric ecosystem for goods & services

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General Motors has launched a new business, BrightDrop , which will offer an ecosystem of electric first-to-last-mile products, software and services to empower delivery and logistics companies to move goods more efficiently.

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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.

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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.

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.

Ryder’s natural gas fleet surpasses 20 million miles

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a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, reports that its fleet of over 500 natural gas vehicles has surpassed 20 million miles (32 million km). Flex-to-Green customers enjoy all the maintenance and service benefits of a standard Ryder Full Service Lease, which includes substitute vehicles during unexpected downtime. Ryder System, Inc.,

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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. 106 miles). 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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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. The Transit Custom PHEV targets an all-electric driving range of 50 kilometers (31 miles), and uses the multi-award-winning Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine as a range extender for total range exceeding 500 kilometers (310 miles).

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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. This electric version of Master is aimed primarily at fleets running last-mile distribution services in the city, as well as large municipalities and local government. has a range of 200 km (124 miles) NEDC. Escal itself manages PVI’s service, maintenance and mechanical integration activities.

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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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Opinion: EV Charging Solutions for Commercial Parking Sites

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In order to stay competitive and attract available customers, all parking facilities are going to have to go the extra mile. 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.

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.

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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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. meters (27 feet), maximum cruising altitude of 4,250 meters (14,000 feet) and flight distance of more than 600 kilometers (370 miles).

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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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We recently surpassed a landmark 50 million total combined customer road miles, and our experience in successfully supporting leading fleets informs our product roadmap. Fleets maintain the complete OEM warranty, and get a three-year, 75,000 mile warranty from XL Hybrids on the XL3 powertrain. The XL3 system requires no special maintenance, charging infrastructure or driver training.

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Smith Electric medium-duty electric truck fleet surpasses 700 vehicles and 5M miles of operation

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announced that it has now produced more than 700 of its battery-electric Edison and Newton trucks, which have cumulatively generated more than five million miles on the road. These vehicles typically travel on fixed routes of fewer than 100 miles in a single day, and are based in a centralized depot, making them ideal for conversion, Smith says. There are six million medium-duty commercial vehicles, representing a $40 billion market across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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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. kWh, the range of the new eVito will be around 150 km (93 miles). Even in unfavorable conditions such as low outside temperatures and with a full load, it will have a range of 100 km (62 miles).

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News: Ford Puts E-Transit Vans Out for Public Test

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The transition to commercial electric vehicles is even more problematic than what is going on in the light-duty sector. Rather than a personal choice that might be backed up with a non-EV alternative, a commercial EV is a business decision that needs to stand on its own.

Riversimple introduces Rasa prototype two-seater fuel cell vehicle; 300 miles on 1.5kg H2; production version in 2018

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For a fixed monthly fee and mileage allowance, similar in expenditure to leasing and running a new family-sized hatchback, the company will cover all repair, maintenance, insurance and fuel expenses. The result is a range of up to 300 miles (483 kg) on 1.5kg of hydrogen and a top speed of 60 mph. Riversimple Movement Ltd. unveiled the Rasa, a road-legal engineering prototype of its first two-seater hydrogen fuel cell road car, built for full European type approval. Earlier post.)

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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. kWh version takes this up to 150 km (93 miles).

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MIT study concludes V2G-enabled electric commercial trucks could offer lower total operating cost than conventional diesel fleet

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A new study by researchers at MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), concludes that electric commercial vehicles can cost 9 to 12% less to operate than trucks powered by diesel engines when used to make deliveries on an everyday basis in big cities and when V2G (vehicle-to-grid) revenue is incorporated. miles per gallon, compared to 11.56 miles per gallon for hybrid trucks, while the electric-only trucks averaged 0.8 kilowatt-hours per mile.

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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. Despite improving performance among FCEBs, capital and operating costs remain a barrier to commercialization, the roadmap notes.

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XL Hybrids conducting pilot tests of hybrid electric conversion systems for Class 1-3 commercial vans and trucks

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a company working with a hybrid electric conversion system for Class 1 through 3 commercial vans and trucks ( earlier post ), is conducting customer pilot tests of its system. XL Hybrids is working with equipment upfit companies and with fleet maintenance firms to certify them to install the hybrid powertrain on new and used vehicles. The company is initially targeting sales to fleets that operate the vans at least 25,000 miles per year in urban and suburban routes.

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Ballard-powered fuel-cell electric vehicles rack up 30M km; enough to circle the globe 750 times

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Ballard Power Systems announced that its proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel-cell technology and products have now successfully powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in commercial Heavy- and Medium-Duty Motive applications for an industry-leading cumulative total of more than 30 million kilometers (18.5

2020 373

Lion Electric to deliver 10 all-electric trucks to Amazon

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Amazon plans to use Lion’s trucks in its middle-mile trucking operations, which transports items within the company’s network. They will also establish a maintenance program for the trucks, as part of Lion’s expanding network of Experience Centers.

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Smith Electric Vehicles and Proton Power Sign MoU for Developing Commercial Electric Vehicle With Fuel Cell Range Extender; First Prototype at Hannover Fair 2010

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Proton Power Systems recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Smith Electric Vehicles, the commercial electric vehicle division of The Tanfield Group Plc. Under the MoU both parties will collaborate to build and market a battery-powered commercial vehicle, equipped with a Proton Power PM200 fuel cell system as a range extender. Pure electric commercial vehicles have a limited range and are currently restricted to low mileage, urban operations.

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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.,

2020 380

Orange County unveils 10 new fuel-cell-electric buses along with debut of US’ largest public transport hydrogen fueling station

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The Xcelsior CHARGE H2 for OCTA is able to achieve in excess of 300 miles of zero-emission range without refueling. Trillium was contracted for construction, operations and maintenance of the fueling station.

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Proterra and Miami-Dade County announce major EV technology project for fleet electrification; 42 more electric buses, 75 chargers

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With more than 600 vehicles on the road today, the company’s battery systems have been proven over 20 million service miles driven and selected by world-class commercial vehicle manufacturers to electrify delivery vehicles, construction equipment, school buses, coach buses, and more.

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Motiv Power Systems debuts fifth-generation medium-duty electric chassis

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The fifth-generation EPIC chassis incorporate BMW’s commercially-proven, high-performance batteries in a new robust architecture and includes Motiv’s latest release of its AdaptEV software. Motiv Power Systems announced its newest generation of EPIC chassis for medium-duty electric fleets.

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Bird unveils new consumer e-Bike for purchase: Bird Bike

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By expanding Bird’s consumer and shared products to include e-bikes as well as e-scooters, we are uniquely positioned to lead the revolution to eco-friendly transportation for the billions of annual trips that are five miles or less.

ZeroAvia completes first hydrogen-electric passenger plane flight

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ZeroAvia recently completed the first hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft. This also marks another first—a fully operational hydrogen production and refueling airport facility for primary commercial aircraft propulsion.

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Successful first flight of the world?s largest all-electric aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan 208B

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This first flight of the eCaravan is yet another step on the road to operating these middle-mile aircraft at a fraction of the cost, with zero emissions, from and to smaller airports.

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Alaska Air Group collaborating with ZeroAvia to develop hydrogen powertrain for 76-seat zero-emission aircraft

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Based in the UK and USA, ZeroAvia has already secured experimental certificates for two prototype aircraft from the CAA and FAA, passed significant flight test milestones, and is on track for commercial operations in 2024 for its 600 kW engines, and 2026 for its 2,000-5,000 kW engine platform.

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GM’s BrightDrop completes first production builds of EV600, introduces new EV410

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BrightDrop, GM’s new business focused on electric last-mile deliveries ( earlier post ), has completed the first production builds of the EV600, a key milestone to deliver its first electric light commercial vehicle (eLCV) to FedEx Express in time for the holiday season.

Phoenix Motorcars deploys electric cargo truck to service family-owned business in Sacramento

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C&V Contractors, which specializes in custom home building, remodels and maintenance and repairs has been in business and servicing the Sacramento area since 1989.

Proterra selected in electric bus contract by Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

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Transit agencies, universities, and other commercial operators can now purchase Proterra battery-electric buses as well as Proterra charging infrastructure through the Washington State Cooperating Purchasing program’s pre-established contract. The 40-foot Proterra ZX5 can be equipped with 675 kWh of energy storage to deliver up to 329 miles of drive range, which represents the most energy storage and longest drive range of any 40-foot electric bus available in the market today.