BrightDrop Completes Record-Setting Build of its First Electric Light Commercial Vehicle

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"Getting our first electric vehicles on the streets in record time before another peak holiday shipping season is the best gift we could receive this year, especially when we consider the supply chain headwinds the world is facing right now,” said Travis Katz, BrightDrop president and CEO. “.

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HYVIA unveils two new hydrogen light commercial vehicle prototypes

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Following on the reveal of Renault Master Van H2-TECH last month ( earlier post ), HYVIA has unveiled two new Hydrogen Light Commercial Vehicles prototypes with zero CO 2 tailpipe emissions, increased range, and 5-minute refueling time.

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QUANTRON presents Q-Light fuel-cell transporter; 3.5t-4.2t range

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QUANTRON is presenting the Q-Light fuel-cell-electric transporter at the NUFAM trade fair for the commercial vehicle industry in Europe. tonne range, the Q-Light FCEV is unique in Europe. All components of the Q-Light FCEV comply with European safety standards.

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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2019

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Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2019. (My million cars and light trucks sold in the United States in 2019 accounted for only 6.7% of all registered cars and light trucks in 2019.).

DOE: US Light-duty electric vehicle miles traveled reached 13.7 billion miles in 2020

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The number of electric vehicle miles traveled (eVMT) has been increasing each year since the introduction of the first mass market plug-in vehicles in late 2010. Between 2015 and 2020, the eVMT of all plug-in electric vehicles more than quadrupled.

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Fourteen States Considering Zero Emission Light-Duty Sales Requirements

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In September 2020, the governor of California signed an Executive Order requiring zero emissions for all new light-duty passenger vehicles by 2035. Thirteen other states may also be on a path to end sales of new light-duty passenger vehicles powered by internal combustion engines […].

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VivoPower Completes $120M Definitive Canadian Distribution Agreement for Tembo Electric Light Vehicles

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intends to purchase 1,675 electric vehicle conversion kits over five-plus years, marking VivoPower’s second major distribution agreement for Tembo e-LV products. for Acces to distribute electric light vehicles in Canada, using e-LV conversion […].

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Groupe Renault changes China strategy: light commercial vehicles and electric passenger cars

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Groupe Renault is setting a new strategy for China, based on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). With 860,000 electric vehicles sold in China in 2019, China is by far the largest EV market in the world. China Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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Merchants Fleet intends to buy 12,600 electric light commercial vehicles from GM’s BrightDrop

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Merchants Fleet, the nation’s fastest-growing fleet management company, plans to further electrify its portfolio with BrightDrop, the new business backed by General Motors, offering electric first-to-last-mile products and software services. Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background Sales

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Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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Volvo Trucks North America offered a first look at its Class 8 battery-electric project trucks during an exclusive event at TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California. The Volvo LIGHTS project was made possible by an award to South Coast AQMD of $44.8 Electric (Battery) Heavy-dut

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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2017

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Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2017. However, the starting year of this analysis is 1966 because (1) for 1923 through 1935, fuel-economy information is available only for the entire fleet of all vehicles, and (2) from 1936 through 1965, light trucks were included with other trucks in the relevant statistics.?. of all registered cars and light trucks in 2017.). by Michael Sivak.

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CESL opens tenders for 100,000 light electric vehicles

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CESL opens tenders for 100,000 light electric vehicles. The Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) has announced bids to procure 100,000 electric two and three-wheelers. This comes as part of the CESL aim to have half a million light electric vehicles across India.

WUSTL researchers demonstrate solar-panel-powered microbial electrosynthesis to produce n-butanol from light, CO2 and power

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A team of biologists and engineers modified Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1 (TIE-1) so that it can produce a biofuel using only three renewable and naturally abundant source ingredients: carbon dioxide, solar panel-generated electricity and light. Microbes that feed through microbial electrosynthesis attach themselves directly to a negatively charged cathode inside the MES reactor so that they can “eat” electricity. Researchers at Washington University in St.

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Magna introduces eBeam technology for electrifying pickups and light commercial vehicles

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Magna is introducing a scalable solution enabling automakers to electrify their pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles without sacrificing utility and functionality. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Motors Vehicle Systems

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Omega Seiki Mobility unveils M1KA light electric commercial vehicle

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Omega Seiki Mobility unveils M1KA light electric commercial vehicle. a commercial electric vehicles manufacturer has unveiled its first electric four-wheeler light commercial vehicle (LCV) the M1KA. The company offers its own electric three-wheelers RAGE+ brand.

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DOE: all-electric vehicles have the lowest estimated average annual fuel cost of all light-duty vehicles

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The estimated annual fuel costs for model year (MY) 2019 all-electric light-duty vehicles are the lowest of all the different vehicle technologies, ranging from a low of $500 to a high of $900 per year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). electricity per kilowatt-hour.

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Stellantis developing hydrogen fuel cell light commercial vehicle; partnership with Faurecia and Symbio

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Stellantis is developing a hydrogen fuel cell powered light commercial vehicle (LCV) in addition to its battery-electric offerings. In LCV applications, Stellantis said, not all use cases can be covered by battery-electric technology.

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Groupe Renault and Faurecia to collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for light commercial vehicles

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Groupe Renault and Faurecia will collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles. Starting at the end of 2021, Faurecia will supply hydrogen storage systems for a first fleet of light commercial vehicles. This collaboration on hydrogen storage systems is embedded in our strategy to offer market-ready H 2 solutions for light commercial vehicles and target over 30% share of this fast-growing market in Europe.

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Greenlots and Volvo Trucks partner on first installation of chargers for Volvo LIGHTS electrified trucking project

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Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group and a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions, has installed charging infrastructure for a fleet of electrified commercial trucks as part of its ongoing partnership with Volvo Trucks.

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Volvo LIGHTS team helps facilitate authorization for public MDHD EV charging stations in California

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Volvo LIGHTS partners, led by CALSTART and joined by ChargePoint and other industry organizations, filed a motion in July that sought to clarify the CPUC’s position. The decision also applies to charging service providers for off-road EVs or off-road electric equipment.

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Tritium, Miller providing fast chargers and light-duty EVs for mining industry

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Tritium, a global developer and manufacturer of DC fast chargers for EVs, and Miller Technology , a supplier of mobile mining equipment for safety and productivity, are partnering to provide fast chargers and light-duty battery EVs for the mining industry. Miller Technology provided BMA with their all-new, fully electric light-duty vehicle, the Relay. —Paul Summers, Miller Technology’s Lead Battery Electric Vehicle Engineer.

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ABB to supply high-voltage chargers for Volvo LIGHTS project in SoCal; up to 920VDC

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ABB will supply high voltage-capable chargers for the Volvo LIGHTS project. ABB’s charging systems can charge any electric vehicle (EV) battery at up to 920 VDC, enabling faster charge times and greater commercial fleet utilization for this project.

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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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IHS Markit: average age of cars and light trucks in US rises to 12.1 years

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New research from IHS Markit shows that the average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the US has risen to 12.1 In addition, electric vehicles continued to increase, with strong registrations through 2020, pushing total electric vehicles in operation to near 1 million units.

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StreetScooter to form JV with Chery for electric light utility vehicles

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StreetScooter GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post and market leader for electric light commercial vehicles (eLCV), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chinese automobile manufacturer Chery Holding Group (Chery) establishing a joint venture between the two companies. Chery is one of China’s leading automobile manufacturers, with a 20% market share in electric commercial vehicles sector. China Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Gogoro named global leader in light electric vehicle battery swapping, passes 200 million swaps

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While many people think of Gogoro as an electric scooter company, it’s perhaps more accurate to call Gogoro a battery-swapping network company that also happens to build fast and tech-savvy electric scooters.

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JRC publishes recommendation for the collection and recycling of light-EV batteries

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A study recently published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center assesses how best to identify at the European level an additional fifth category of batteries—those used for Light Means of Transport (LMT) such as e-bikes and similar new products—which would ensure their appropriate collection and recycling. Batteries E-bikes Electric (Battery) Europe Micromobility Recycling Regulations

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Ashok Leyland to launch first electric light commercial vehicle in India 

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Ashok Leyland to launch first electric light commercial vehicle in India . Ashok Leyland Indian major multinational automotive manufacturer has lined up its electric vehicles road map. We have been implementing projects for electric commercial vehicles across the globe.

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Argonne report finds most battery cells and packs for US light-duty PEVs produced domestically from 2018 to 2020; due to Tesla/Panasonic

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More than half of all battery cells used in plug-in electric vehicles (BEVs and PHEVs) since 2010 have been produced in the US, as have nearly 90% of all battery packs, according to a recent study of the Li-ion battery supply chain by a team at Argonne National Laboratory.

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Hyundai Grandeur EV restomod dresses up 1980s design with Ioniq models' pixel lighting

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Hyundai recently unveiled an EV restomod of its 1980s Grandeur flagship sedan, incorporating design elements from the upcoming Ioniq electric models.

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Electric-powered Classic Mini Conversion that is Light & Kind to the Wallet & Environment launched in UK

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The post Electric-powered Classic Mini Conversion that is Light & Kind to the Wallet & Environment launched in UK appeared first on EV Obsession.

Forsee Power begins light EV battery production in India

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Forsee Power begins light EV battery production in India. To increase the production line up of light electric vehicles especially for three-wheelers, the main area of focus is India’s FAME II national plan for electromobility.

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Dana expands TM4 SUMO electric powertrain offerings into commercial-vehicle, light-duty platforms

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Dana Incorporated launched its newest direct-drive electric powertrain, the TM4 SUMO LD. When integrated with one of Dana’s numerous electrified axle solutions, the TM4 SUMO LD can be configured for light-commercial, minibus, and medium-duty truck and bus, as well as heavy-duty Class 8 hybrid vehicles. Electric (Battery) Motors Vehicle SystemsThe motor-inverter combination is designed for Class 2 through Class 6 vehicles.

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ŠKODA Enyaq iV Turns Blue Light Fleets Green

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The post ŠKODA Enyaq iV Turns Blue Light Fleets Green appeared first on EV Obsession. 100% Electric Vehicles Electric Vehicles ŠKODA ENYAQ iV

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StreetScooter showcases all-new versions of successful WORK and WORK L electric light commercial vehicles

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StreetScooter has presented the next generation of its successful all-electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs): the WORK and WORK L. StreetScooter is a well-known early bird in the electric light commercial vehicle sector. Other standard features on the list are heated driver and passenger seats, electric adjustable heated side mirrors, an infotainment system with a Bluetooth hands-free system that uses DAB+, and Apple Car Play and Google Android Auto.

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Red Alert, Blue Lights? Green Solution… with new Ford Mach-E Police Car

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The post Red Alert, Blue Lights? 100% Electric Vehicles Electric Cars Electric SUVs Electric Vehicles Mustang Mach-E

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EPA proposes new GHG rules for light-duty vehicles; updating emission standards for heavy-duty trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rulemaking for model year 2023-2026 light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards, and outlined its plans to initiate a subsequent rulemaking to set standards for MY 2027 and beyond, to speed the transition of the light-duty vehicle fleet toward a zero emissions future.

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Schwinn launches new electric bikes that rock cool frame lights for the city and trails

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But the fun doesn’t have to stop, especially with the company’s line of electric bikes. more… The post Schwinn launches new electric bikes that rock cool frame lights for the city and trails appeared first on Electrek.

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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. Renault Pro+ now includes four electrics LCVs: Twizy Cargo (a quadricycle with a boot launched in 2014), New Commercial ZOE (based on New ZOE with a range of 400 km NEDC launched in September 2016), and the newly introduced New Kangoo Z.E. has a greater available range than any other electric LCV. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Ballard and Linamar form strategic alliance to develop fuel cell solutions for light-duty vehicles

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Following successful testing of the demonstration platform, Ballard and Linamar contemplate the formation of a joint venture to sell and support powertrains with fuel cell systems and an interchangeable rolling chassis for use in a range of light-duty class 1 and 2 vehicles, including passenger cars, SUVs, light trucks and commercial vans.

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ANL estimates US energy savings due to light-duty PEV use at 44.8T Btu in 2019, up 47% from 2018

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In a recent report assessing multiple properties of plug-ion electric vehicles (PEVs) solid in the US, a team from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) estimates that the energy savings in the United States due to light-duty PEVs in 2019 was 44.8 terawatt-hours of electricity to drive 12.7

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Ford Announces New Electric Light Commercial Vehicle

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It will be produced from 2024 in Romania, alongside a conventional version that will enter the market a year earlier

Bidirectional Charging Management (BCM) research project gets green light; tying in renewables

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Not only will electric vehicles with bidirectional charging capability be able to draw electrical power for their high-voltage battery when plugged into a compatible charging station or wallbox, they will also have the ability to reverse the process and feed energy back into the power grid. This will effectively turn the electric vehicles’ batteries into mobile energy storage devices that can also supply electricity when required.

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