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Re: AFV Truck and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:58 pm

Via GCC:
Lightning Systems and New Eagle unveil battery-electric upfit system for Ford Transit passenger wagon, van, cutaway, chassis cab models
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09/20170913-lightning.html

. . . The new LightningElectric zero-emissions package is available for Ford Transit as part of Ford’s eQVM program. The product will be available first on heavy-duty Transits with a 10,360-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and will go on sale in early 2018. Conversions and service are performed by Ford QVM-certified upfitters and dealers around the world.

Depending on battery option and drive cycle, LightningElectric will have an electric range of up to 125 miles, and a payload capacity of up to 3,500 pounds. Ford Motor Company’s vehicle warranty covers vehicles with the LightningElectric upfit, and Ford Motor Credit financing is available.

Installation can be completed in just hours by certified installers. Featuring a volume-production ready high-voltage lithium battery pack, LightningElectric will accommodate full charging overnight with Level 1 and less than three hours for Level 2 charging. . . .

There's a spec sheet.
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Re: AFV Truck and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:21 pm

Those charging times must be for the smallest 20kwh pack.
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Re: AFV Truck and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:31 pm

See upthread http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=22441&start=40#p503583 for related post.

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Ballard signs LOI to power first fuel-cell tram-buses with Van Hool in Pau, France
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09/20170914-ballard.html
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Re: AFV Truck and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:55 pm

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Daimler begins deliveries of electric FUSO eCanter; UPS first commercial customer; NGO fleets
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09 ... anter.html

]quote] . . .The FUSO eCanter has a range of 100 kilometers and a load capacity up to three and a half tons—depending on body and usage. The vehicle’s electric powertrain contains six high voltage lithium-ion battery packs with 420 V and 13.8 kWh each. . . .

In comparison with a conventional diesel truck, it offers savings up to €1,000 (US$1,181) per 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles) on operating costs.[/quote]
Range seems a bit short given all the usual caveats, but it is intended for local P&D so maybe adequate.

Also GCC:
China Yuchai delivers 100 new energy buses equipped with Yuchai’s YC6J diesel-electric hybrid system
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09 ... uchai.html

China Yuchai International, a leading manufacturer and distributor of engines for on-and off-road applications in China through its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited, delivered 100 new energy buses equipped with Yuchai’s YC6J diesel-electric hybrid system have been delivered to Wuzhou Zhenbao Bus Co., Ltd. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:25 pm

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09/20170917-dot.html

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $55 million in grant selections through the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle program, which funds the development of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced fuel technologies. Fifty-one projects in 39 states will receive a share of the funding. The vast majority of the funded projects are for battery-electric buses and infrastructure; two projects are receiving a total of $3.2 million for hydrogen fuel cell buses.

Eligible projects included those that replace, rehabilitate, lease, and purchase buses and related equipment as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, construct or lease bus-related facilities, such as buildings for bus storage and maintenance. Projects can also include workforce development components to train the next generation of transit employees. . . .

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit will receive funding [GRA: $1,450,000] to purchase New Flyer 60' zero-emission fuel cell electric buses with supporting hydrogen infrastructure. This project will be the first commercial deployment of articulated fuel cell buses in the US. CUMTD will produce hydrogen on-site partially from renewable sources. . . .

The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority will receive funding [GRA: $1,750,000] to purchase zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell transit buses sourced directly from ElDorado, supporting a significant leap toward cost-reducing economies of scale and commercialization of the American Fuel Cell Bus. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:52 pm

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Wärtsilä introducing portfolio of hybrid tug designs
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09 ... tsila.html

. . . Since they typically operate in or close to harbors and populated areas, tugs are particularly affected by environmental considerations, and the need for regulatory compliance is an increasing concern for tug owners and operators worldwide.

Wärtsilä has already introduced tug designs featuring liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel technology as an efficient means for complying with environmental legislation. These latest designs have been developed utilizing Wärtsilä’s strong competences in hybrid propulsion technology, along with the company’s extensive experience with more than 1,000 tugs built based on Wärtsilä’s ship designs.

The recently introduced Wärtsilä HY hybrid propulsion solution forms the basis of the new designs, the benefits of which include the flexibility and efficiency provided by the technology. Notably, the enhanced efficiency enables the total installed main engine power to be less than with conventional designs.

Using less engine power also decreases exhaust emission levels and, therefore, the environmental impact. It also reduces the fuel bill and lessens the amount of engine maintenance needed, which again adds to the cost savings. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:24 pm

Nikola and Bosch partner on hydrogen-electric Class-8 long-haul truck; dual-motor commercial-vehicle eAxle
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09/20170919-nikola.html

By 2021, Nikola intends to bring to market the Nikola One and Two, a class 8 hydrogen-electric truck lineup that will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 lb-ft (2,712 N·m) of torque—nearly double the horsepower of any semi-truck on the road—all with zero tailpipe emissions, as previously announced by Nikola. . . .

At the heart of the Nikola truck lineup is a new commercial vehicle powertrain achieved thanks to a development partnership between Nikola and Bosch. . . .

The eAxle developed by Bosch is a scalable, modular platform with the motor, power electronics and transmission in one compact unit. This makes it suitable for vehicles of all kinds, from small passenger cars to light trucks. Nikola and Bosch will use this know-how to commercialize the world’s first true dual-motor commercial-vehicle eAxle for a long-haul truck. . . .

The eAxles will be paired with a custom-designed fuel cell system—also being developed jointly between Nikola and Bosch—designed to deliver benchmark vehicle range. The overall vehicle controls will also be jointly developed based upon Bosch’s vehicle control software and hardware.
. . .

Nikola's announced goals (see upthread) strike me as pie in the sky, but partnering with Bosch adds some credibility.
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