Toyota installs stationary fuel cell generator based on Mirai FC system at Honsha plant

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The FC generator has been installed within the Honsha plant grounds in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, and verification tests have now commenced. The energy efficiency—the amount of electricity it generates per unit of hydrogen—the stability of the generated output, and the durability and ease of maintenance of the generator will be verified and evaluated.

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With BYD and IndyGo, Momentum Dynamics to install three 300kW inductive charging stations in Indianapolis

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Momentum Dynamics Corporation, the global leader in high-power wireless charging for electric vehicles, in partnership with BYD and IndyGo, will install three 300-kilowatt inductive charging points in Indianapolis, the highest capacity system of its kind implemented anywhere in the world. This fully automated charging strategy reduces overall operation and maintenance costs while avoiding local emissions.

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NREL, INL team assesses levelized cost of light-duty EV charging in US in 2019

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A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Idaho National Laboratory has produced a detailed assessment of the current levelized cost of light-duty electric-vehicle charging (LCOC) in the United States, considering when, where, and how EVs are charged.

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AMPLY Power saves up to 40% on energy costs for Tri Delta Transit electric buses

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Municipal and commercial fleets are on the front lines of state-wide goals to decarbonize our transportation sector, and they deserve solutions that make the transition both simple and cost-effective.

2020 350

5 Things to Know About Your EV Charging Station Installation

EV Connect

Installing charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) has many benefits for property owners, including attracting tenants to your commercial property or multifamily unit , and even providing a source of revenue.

Viking Grace LNG ferry to install rotor sail; first LNG/wind electric propulsion hybrid ship

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a provider of low- maintenance, software-operated, and data-verified auxiliary wind propulsion systems, signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line to install its Rotor Sail Solution onboard the M/S Viking Grace , an LNG-fueled cruise ferry. Preparations for the retrofit are underway, with the installation scheduled to take place during Q2 of 2018. Norsepower Oy Ltd.,

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XL Hybrids, Henley Transmission Services partner to certify AAMCO for hybrid conversion installation, servicing

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developer of a low-cost hybrid electric powertrain designed specifically for class 1-3 commercial fleet use ( earlier post ), has signed an agreement with Henley Transmission Services, LLC, the largest franchise holder of AAMCO automotive service centers, to certify AAMCO technicians to install and service XL Hybrids’ hybrid-electric conversions. The XL Hybrids hybrid powertrain is designed for aftermarket installation. XL Hybrids, Inc.,

2012 254

MAN Engines releases first IMO Tier III engines for workboats; low-cost, SCR-only solution

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Two of the variants that are possible due to the installation flexibility of MAN Engines’ modular exhaust gas aftertreatment system. The modular EAT allows for a wide range of installation possibilities, as the individual SCR catalytic converter components can be positioned differently, enabling flexible system integration tailored to specific customer needs. The essentially maintenance-free exhaust gas aftertreatment system is extremely lightweight, as well.

2019 184

BMW i partners with Schneider Electric to provide home charging installation service in the UK

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BMW i has formed a partnership with Schneider Electric—the manufacturer of the BMW i Wallbox—in the UK for providing home charging installation services. This collaboration will allow Schneider Electric to work closely with the BMW i Sales Agents and customers, providing home surveys, supply and installation of the charging point, as well as offering maintenance and comprehensive support.

2013 179

AeroVironment completes first electric vehicle commercial charging station installations in Hawaii

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AeroVironment has installed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Marriott Waikiki in Hawaii. AeroVironment also announced plans to install additional charging stations at Outrigger’s OHANA Waikiki East, Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk and Wailea Beach Marriott on Maui. The new chargers are part of Hawaii’s growing charging infrastructure currently being deployed to support electric vehicles.

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Erosion-resistant nanocoating for turbine blades saves fuel, lowers costs

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The coating, developed by MDS Coating Technologies Corporation (MCT), and tested by researchers at NETL, protects the compressor blades of commercial aviation and industrial gas-turbine engines from erosion—saving fuel, cutting carbon emissions, reducing operational costs, and extending part life. Using nanotechnology, engineers can apply multiple layers of material to a compressor blade to provide a cost-effective, impenetrable coating.

2012 215

Hydrexia and HyGear partner on low-cost hydrogen distribution in Europe; solid state storage and delivery

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The agreement between the two companies allows for development and supply of a complete hydrogen generation, storage and distribution system with a lower cost product for customers. Hydrexia is entering the European market in partnership with HyGear with the intention of becoming a distributor of the lowest cost hydrogen in Europe. According to Hydrexia, its systems are about half the capital cost ($/kg-H 2 ) of compressed hydrogen storage.

2015 184

ITM Power calculates its hydrogen production costs fall below EU 2015 targets

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ITM Power has calculated the cost of hydrogen produced by its HFuel electrolysis system (sized at 100 kg/day), to range from £3.88/kg (US$6.18/kg) based on 4p/kWh and a 20yr capex amortization to £10.71/kg (US$17/kg) based on 8p/kWh and a 5yr amortization. The European cost target for hydrogen generation starts at €16.60/kg (US$22.66/kg) in 2010, reducing to €9.90/kg (£8.49/kg, US$13.51/kg) in 2015 and €5.50/kg (US$7.51) in 2025.

2011 185

Study finds V2G-capable electric school buses cost-effective with current technology; financial and environmental benefits

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Electric school bus fleets with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities are cost-effective with today’s technology, and could save schools money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving public health, according to a new study by a team at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). They analyzed several factors, including fuel expense, electricity and battery costs, health externalities, and frequency regulation market price.

2014 185

UK Government consultation on plans to simplify public EV chargers

Green Charging

Receive up to £350 off the installation of an EV home charge point. Besides fuel cost savings, you might want to purchase an EV because of its low carbon footprint. Electric vehicles also have low maintenance costs.

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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. Storage Cost Reduction Opportunities.

2013 179

Fraunhofer team develops prototype of intelligent battery cell; lower cost, longer range packs

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart have developed a prototype intelligent battery cell that they say could lower the cost of automotive battery packs and extend the range. For that reason, manufacturers presort and install cells of a similar capacity into a battery. This could significantly reduce costs. We want it to cost less than a euro ,” Pfeiffer says.

2015 150

ABB Develops Cost-Effective Process to Clean Oily Produced Water

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ABB has developed a water treatment technology that cleans oily wastewater—by far the largest waste product in oil and gas production—quickly, cost-effectively and energy-efficiently. Its management presents considerable environmental challenges and costs to operators. Oily-Water Treatment Strategies: an Innovative Approach for Cost-effective Operation and Maintenance. Oily water treatment schematics. Click to enlarge.

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SPX and Aker Wade partner to develop new low-cost fast chargers for EVs

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The new charge station is designed to be a low-cost, wall-mounted indoor unit aimed initially at vehicle dealerships. The business also provides consulting, strategy and technical information for vehicle servicing and maintenance, as well as for charging and the servicing of electric vehicles. The company is working with GM and Daimler for charging stations and installation services for the Chevy Volt and smart fortwo electric drive and Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL, respectively.

2012 204

Stockton school district partners with Mobility House for electric school bus charging; savings of $500K over 5 years

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The transportation yard has been constructed for 24 chargers to accommodate future additions to the electric bus fleet and relies on The Mobility House to minimize electricity charging costs while also ensuring vehicles are readily available for assigned routes.

Small-displacement two-stroke H2 engine could address performance and emissions cost-effectively for recreational market; potential for Asian motor vehicle fleet

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Such an engine could provide a cost-effective solution for small recreational vehicle- and motorcycle applications. The two-stroke engine has been favored for small recreational vehicles because of its high power density, low cost and simple, lightweight design, Oh said. This will incur significant extra costs that are proportionally highest yet least tolerable in the lowest power rating segments.

2012 265

EPRI Analysis estimates costs of fully developing US smart grid could reach $476B; benefits up to $2T

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Total Smart Grid costs. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has released a broad assessment of the costs and benefits to modernize the US electricity system and deploy the smart grid. The analysis updates EPRI’s 2004 EPRI assessment, which estimated the cost of implementing a smart grid at $165 billion. The Smart Grid enables a market system that provides cost-benefit tradeoffs to consumers by creating opportunities to bid for competing services.

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Hyliion and Dana partner with Idealease to demonstrate hybrid system for Class 8 trucks

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Idealease is a North American full-service commercial truck leasing, rental and maintenance company. Hyliion’s Hybrid Diesel system can reduce fuel usage, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, improve performance and reduce operating costs. Hyliion Inc.,

2020 292

Rio Tinto and Comptech partner to deliver next generation of EV and 5G giga-casting aluminum alloys

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The alloys offer high-strength, electrical and thermal conductivity properties, while Rheocasting allows fast, low-cost production of advanced lightweight designs. Rheocasting allows the production of low-cost aluminum components with high strength, extremely low porosity and a broad range of possible alloys. Rio Tinto and Comptech are partnering to bring a new generation of aluminum alloys to the market for use in advanced technologies such as electric vehicles and 5G antennas.

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Phoenix Motorcars delivers first of two all-electric medium-duty service trucks to Woodland, CA

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Phoenix Motorcars collaborated with the City of Woodland to install two dual-cord Level 3 50kW DC fast-charging stations. The program helps fleets easily and cost-effectively install EV charging infrastructure so they can save money, eliminate tailpipe emissions, and reduce the maintenance needed for medium-duty commercial EVs. PG&E’s program supports Level 2 and Level 3 DC fast chargers in a variety of installation configurations, based on a fleet operator’s needs.

Lightning Systems lowers prices of electric powertrains while adding and enhancing features

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Our component costs are falling fast, and we are constantly introducing new automation and efficiencies in our manufacturing processes and we are passing these savings on to our customers.

2020 331

Tokuyama and Toyota start verification tests in Japan for stationary fuel cell generator that uses by-product hydrogen; Mirai FC system

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Tokuyama Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have commenced verification tests, using by-product hydrogen, of a stationary fuel cell generator (FC generator) that makes use of the fuel cell system (FC system) installed in the Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV).

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Cummins B6.7 Performance Series engine now features stop-start capability

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to further cut fuel consumption as well as overall maintenance costs. Stop-Start not only reduces running costs, it lowers running hours for the machine, helping maintain higher residual values. Cummins Inc. announced that the latest B6.7

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

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The field-tested solution, enabled by the patent-pending Pantograph In-Depot Equipment (PIDE) Canopy Mount, allows fleets to reduce the cost of EV charging while leveraging renewable electricity.

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

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Hydrokinetic energy is an abundant renewable resource that can boost grid resiliency and reduce infrastructure vulnerability, but it is currently a cost prohibitive option compared to other energy generating sources. It has a low maintenance cost, resulting in a lower cost of energy.

2020 333

Bombardier (now Alstom) to convert AGC hybrid trains to full battery power

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This AGC battery project is the only one that offers a “greening” transformation of existing trains, and the project will be undertaken as part of the fleet’s scheduled midlife maintenance.

10-Year FTA Low-Speed Urban Maglev Research Program Shows Technology is Feasible, But Infrastructure Costs and Availability of Technologies Are Intimidating

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A 10-year US program to develop low-speed urban magnetic levitation (UML) technology has demonstrated that such systems are feasible to consider as alternatives in the US, but that the initial infrastructure costs and availability of safety and operationally certified maglev technologies are “intimidating”, according to a assessment report prepared by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

2009 161

Seven Considerations Before Bringing EV Charging to Your Workplace

Plug N Drive

To increase the success of any workplace charging installation, it is important to involve your employees in the process. Your policy should include clearly defined roles and responsibilities regarding the procurement, installation and ongoing upkeep of the stations.

Tesla Model Y joins a new Police Force, and incentives made it an affordable purchase

Teslarati

While the environmentally-conscious vehicles will save taxpayer dollars in the long run thanks to EV credits, gas savings, and low maintenance costs, some have voiced concerns over the cost of buying a Tesla.

Toyota develops packaged fuel cell system module for sale

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The four module models can be combined according to the application, flexibly adapting to the output level and amount of installation space available. It also integrates and decreases the number of locations the module must be connected to a device, allowing for easy installation.

Solano County transit agency selects AMPLY to manage electric bus charging

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Soltran’s Operations and Maintenance Facility is now optimized for energy use and demand charge avoidance through AMPLY’s hardware-agnostic software solution and operational processes. This electric growth for SolTrans meant that we had to build a process of managing these fleets while keeping costs down, and that’s where the AMPLY team came in. AMPLY’s cloud-based system keeps utility costs down by optimizing EV charging and other energy use in the depot’s operations.

2020 170

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

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The zero-emission commitment from the school significantly lowers operating and fuel costs for the district to 50% of what it paid previously when charging its electric buses, as well as reducing the exposure of students and the local community to diesel particulate pollution.

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Chicago Transit Authority orders 20 Proterra electric buses for $32M

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In addition to lower emissions that benefit air quality, electric buses offer savings in fuel costs and maintenance costs. The two electric buses currently in operation have saved CTA more than $24,000 annually in fuel costs, and $30,000 annually in maintenance costs, when compared to diesel buses purchased in 2014. The Chicago Transit Board awarded a $32-million contract to Proterra for the purchase of 20 new, all-electric buses.

2018 250

Enabling Electric Vehicle Charging in Condominiums

Wallbox

However, while installing a charging station at your house is fairly simple, doing so in condominiums can be more tricky. On the other hand, if you own an apartment or the entire condo, you’ll have even more reasons to install EV charging. Money, money, money: figuring out the costs.

King County Metro to begin testing electric buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge

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King County Metro earlier this year became the first transit agency in North America to install a high-powered charging station at a base facility where recharging is combined with cleaning and maintenance. In July, the authors of a comprehensive study praised King County’s leadership in the transition to zero-emission fleets, quantifying the benefits of battery-powered buses: lower maintenance and operational costs, reduced noise pollution, and less greenhouse gas emissions.

2018 297

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.

2020 311

Pride Group orders 100 Lion electric trucks; Lion’s largest order to date

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Pride will be integrating the all-electric trucks into its existing logistics, full maintenance, leasing, rental and equipment retail operations throughout the US and Canada, as well as deploying them with a selection of its fleet management clients.

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DOE awards up to $47M each to 3 offshore wind projects

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Fishermen’s Energy will install five 5-megawatt direct-drive wind turbines approximately three miles off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey. This project will utilize an innovative, US-developed twisted jacket foundation that is simpler and less expensive to manufacture and install than traditional offshore wind foundations. Principle Power will install five 6-megawatt direct-drive wind turbines approximately 18 miles off the coast of Coos Bay, Oregon.

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