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Proterra and Freightliner Custom Chassis to develop all-electric chassis MT50e for delivery truck applications
. . . The production-ready MT50e will be on display at the upcoming NTEA Work Truck Show, 4-6 March in Indianapolis.
Built on FCCC’s MT platform, the MT50e will feature a Proterra battery system with 226 kWh of energy capacity and an all-electric drive system. The all-electric chassis can support a GVWR of 16,000 to 23,000 pounds, with no reduction in cargo volume capacity. The vehicle is designed to enable more than 125 miles (201 km) driving range and can fully charge in three hours with SAE J1772 CCS DC fast charging. . . .
Launched as a prototype at the 2019 Work Truck Show, the MT50e is the first planned product in what will be a portfolio of all-electric products for a variety of vocations including pick-up and delivery, baker and linen vocations.
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FedEx and Chanje to add charging infrastructure to 42 FedEx stations in California
. . . FedEx announced the addition of 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles to its fleet last November. (Earlier post.) FedEx is purchasing 100 of the vehicles from Chanje Energy Inc. and leasing 900 from Ryder System, Inc.
The new agreement will provide an infrastructure to support the continued rollout of its electric vehicle fleet. . . .
Notable features include:
- Higher maximum power output than standard Level 2 chargers;
Variable rate technology allowing FedEx to proactively adjust charging speed or shift energy usage away from peak hours to minimize electric utility bills;
DC (direct current) charging hardware, which is 10% more efficient than AC (alternating current) charging; and
Software platform for remote monitoring and real-time charger controls.
Chanje Energy Inc. will begin production of the EVs later this year. The vehicles are manufactured by FDG Electric Vehicles Limited in Hangzhou, China, and purchased through Chanje Energy Inc., the company’s subsidiary for global business. They will be delivered on a rolling basis over the next year. Ryder System, Inc. will provide maintenance and distribution support services for all of the vehicles. . . .
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Irizar to provide nine 18m articulated electric buses to Frankfurt
. . . With 560 kWh of stored energy and a range of 220 to 250 km (137 to 155 miles), the latest generation of Iriziar ie buses are equipped with three doors, 46 seats and two spaces for wheelchairs or pushchairs. They charge overnight via nine interoperable chargers fitted with CCS Combo 2 adapters. . . .
The first units are expected to be delivered by the end of this year.
The Irizar Group is committed to investing in alternative sources of energy and large-scale European projects. It manufactures its own batteries and even provides them with a second life, allowing them to be reused once they have come to the end of their useful life cycle in buses.
The municipal company ICB is the largest bus company in Frankfurt. It runs a fleet of 162 low-emission buses, transporting more than 31 million passengers each year. The City of Frankfurt am Main is pursuing the goal of operating all bus traffic by 2030 with alternative drive types.
Omnitrans orders four New Flyer Xcelsio ... tric buses
Omnitrans orders four New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE electric buses
Omnitrans of San Bernardino Valley, California has placed a new order for four 40' battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses. . . .
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) passed the Innovative Clean Transit Regulation in December 2018, which requires transit agencies to transition their fleets to zero-emission technologies by 2040. Since 2000, New Flyer has delivered 300 buses to Omnitrans, which currently operates more than 175 forty-foot and sixty-foot compressed natural gas (CNG) transit buses from New Flyer.
Omnitrans is the public transportation provider in San Bernardino County, California. . . .
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StarTran acquires 10 electric buses from New Flyer
. . . The purchase comprises two orders, both supported with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No-Emission funding. A $1.45 million federal grant in 2017 supported the city’s purchase of its first four electric buses, while a $2.6-million federal grant in 2019 supported the replacement of six older diesel buses with new electric models.
Each bus is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100-160 tons per year, compared to a traditional clean diesel bus.
New Flyer has delivered nearly 30 buses to StarTran since 2014, beginning with compressed natural gas buses and recently adding zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE buses to the StarTran fleet.
StarTran is the public transit bus system in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is the only mass transit carrier in the city of Lincoln, supporting more than 2 million rides per year. . . .