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

Wed May 13, 2020 5:28 pm

Nobina selects 13 BYD eBus electric buses for far-north operation

Sweden.

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... 3-nob.html
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu May 21, 2020 5:15 pm

GCC:
Frankfurt orders 13 Ebusco electric buses
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... -fran.html
. . . The operation will be starting from December 2020.

The Ebusco 2.2 buses are equipped with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery technology for safety. Ebusco is also developing continuously on weight reduction. With the combination of technologies and innovations, this Ebusco 2.2 is able to drive 350 km (217 miles) on one charge. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Fri May 22, 2020 4:56 pm

GCC:
7 Japanese companies form e5 Consortium to promote electric vessels; launching electric tanker in 2022

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... 22-e5.html

As the first phrase of the project, the consortium plans to launch the world’s first zero-emission electric tanker, powered by large-capacity lithium ion batteries, in March 2022. In March, consortium member Asahi Tanker announced it had decided to build two electric tankers using the e5 tanker planned and designed by e5 Lab. . . .

The tanker is for coastal use. No way in hell a BEV would work for an ocean-going vessel, but they're looking at H2 for those. Further details are in the IEVS article:https://insideevs.com/news/424752/oil-t ... owertrain/


499 GRT, 3.5MWh battery, two 300kW azimuth thrusters plus two 68 kW side thrusters, speed 11 kts. Figure 10 hours at 1/2 power. These are very small tankers.


Also GCC:
Romania orders 16 Solaris articulated electric buses

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... laris.html
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Sat May 23, 2020 11:04 pm

GCC:
Alstom reports successful 1.5y trial operation of Coradia iLint fuel cell trains, next project phase begins

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... ilint.html


GCC:
H2OzBus project to deploy 100 fuel cell buses across Australia

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... ozbus.html
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Tue May 26, 2020 5:17 pm

GCC:
Cracow signs $40M order for 50 Solaris electric buses

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... racow.html

. . . The electric buses supplied to Cracow by Solaris will be propelled by electric axles with integrated electric motors. The design of the articulated buses will be adapted to two recharging modes: by means of a 4-pole roof-mounted pantograph placed above the first vehicle axis; or using a plug-in charger. Energy will be stored in high density Solaris High Energy+ batteries.

The electric articulated buses will be able to carry 141 passengers at a time, of whom 43 will be able to travel seated. . . .

The purchase of 50 articulated electric buses for Cracow has made it onto the list of projects selected for European Union subsidizing, to the amount of €110 million PLN (US$27 million). . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:16 pm

GCC:
In UK, Beacon Rail Leasing contracts for 15 Clayton Equipment hybrid shunting locomotives

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... ayton.html

PHEVs.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:46 pm

GCC:
Wärtsilä and partners developing emissions-free barge concept

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... ncept.html


Batteries in swappable shipping containers, for use in Dutch canals. Recharged using renewables. H2 a possible option later.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:03 pm

GCC:
CALSTART: zero-emission trucks, buses, off-road equipment on track for 78% rise in models in 2020, doubling by 2023

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... -zeti.html

The number of available and announced models of zero-emission trucks, buses and off-road equipment in the United States and Canada is on track to rise nearly 78% by the end of 2020 compared to year-end 2019, according to the Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI), a product of CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program.

That figure is expected to more than double by 2023. By the end of 2020, there will be 169 different zero-emission (ZE) medium- and heavy-duty vehicle models in commercial production compared to 95 models in 2019. That figure is expected to increase to 195 models by 2023. . . .

Drive to Zero’s goal is to make ZE commercial vehicles commercially viable by 2025 and dominant by 2040 in specific vehicle segments and regions through a strategy, the Beachhead Strategy, designed to catalyze the ZE commercial vehicle segment. . . .

Recent corporate commitments to and investments in ZE vehicles include:

UPS announces investment in EV startup Arrival while also ordering 10,000 EV delivery vans for use in North America and Europe.

Hyundai and Kia also announce €100-million investment in the UK-based startup Arrival.

FedEx will purchase 1,000 all-electric delivery vans from manufacturer Chanje.

Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans from Michigan-based startup Rivian.

IKEA has committed to all-electric home deliveries worldwide by 2025, and by the end of 2020 in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Amsterdam, and Shanghai. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:23 am

Both GCC:
CARB/CEC holding pre-solicitation workshop for $40M Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... rbcec.html

. . . CARB and CEC staff are developing a joint grant funding opportunity solicitation that will provide up to $20 million from CARB’s fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives for large scale deployments of zero-emission Class 8 trucks and up to $20 million from the CEC’s Clean Transportation Program funds for equipment and infrastructure to support those vehicles.

The goal of this zero-emission drayage truck and infrastructure pilot project is to fund large-scale deployments of 50 or more Class 8 zero emission trucks per fleet to assess the ability of vehicle manufacturers to produce large numbers of zero-emission Class 8 trucks and to assess the ability of fleets to recharge or refuel large numbers of trucks on a daily basis in revenue service.

Vienna testing Solaris hydrogen bus

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... laris.html
Wiener Linien, one of the biggest public transport operators in Europe, has added a hydrogen Solaris bus (earlier post) to its fleet for testing until 12 June. Since the première of the hydrogen bus in June last year, Solaris has been awarded orders from the Netherlands, Germany and Italy for 57 buses in total.

The first vehicles will make it to Bolzano, Cologne and Wuppertal by the end of this year.

The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. The hydrogen is stored in gaseous form in five new-generation tanks mounted on the bus roof. The set of type 4 composite tanks (of the latest generation available on the market), placed longitudinally above the first axle of the vehicle, has a total volume of 1560 liters.

The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery acting as an additional electric power storage facility. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:55 am

Nikola (NKLA), EV tuck company, begins stock trading.
VectoIQ Acquisition, a blank check company led by former GM execs and focused on the smart transportation industry, disclosed on Tuesday that virtually all shareholders voted to approve the pending acquisition of hydrogen-powered electric truck startup Nikola Corp. Currently listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol VTIQ, the company is expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq under its new ticker NKLA on Thursday, June 4.
Nikola expects to generate revenue by 2021 with the roll-out of its BEV truck, followed by FCEV truck sales starting in 2023 and the initial build out of hydrogen fueling stations to serve Nikola customers' fleets, such as Anheuser-Busch. The company states that it has more than 14,000 pre-orders representing more than $10 billion in potential revenue over two and a half years of production.
https://www.renaissancecapital.com/IPO- ... -NKLA-foll
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