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

Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:30 pm

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Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:59 pm

Both GCC:
Alstom and Snam to develop hydrogen trains in Italy

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

. . . The partners, after the conclusion of
the first phase dedicated to feasibility studies planned in Autumn, aim to develop, already at the beginning of 2021, railway mobility projects including both hydrogen-powered trains and the related technological infrastructure, as well as management and maintenance services.

As part of the agreement, Alstom will manufacture and maintain newly built or converted hydrogen trains, while Snam will develop the infrastructures for production, transport and refueling. . . .

GCC:
Yanmar developing hydrogen fuel cell system for maritime applications

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

. . . The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Toyota Motor Corporation to develop a hydrogen fuel cell system for maritime applications based on hydrogen fuel cell system components including high pressure hydrogen tanks on MIRAI, a hydrogen fuel cell automobile manufactured by Toyota.

With a view to realizing an easily installable module with superior cruising range, Yanmar aims to install the maritime fuel cell system on its own boat and start a field demonstration test by the end of FY2020. Furthermore, the company plans to expand the technology for a variety of applications and deployments. . . .
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Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:41 pm

GCC:
Toyota, 5 Chinese companies establish R&D JV for commercial vehicle fuel cell systems in China

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... afcev.html
. . . In accordance with the Technology Roadmap for Energy-Saving and New Energy Vehicles announced by China in 2016, the FCEV market, primarily for commercial vehicles, is growing at a pace not seen anywhere else in the world. Based on the belief that industry-wide efforts to build the foundations for the widespread adoption of FCEVs under an open structure rather than measures by individual companies will be essential for the spread and firm establishment of FCEVs in the Chinese market, which is undergoing these extreme changes, these six companies, which share a common vision for FCEVs, decided to establish an R&D joint venture. . . .
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Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:36 pm

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ABB partners with Vigor selects ABB as propulsion and energy storage partner for hybrid-electric ferries

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... 7-abb.html

American shipbuilding company Vigor Fab LLC has selected ABB as the hybrid-electric propulsion and energy storage system provider for the newest additions to the Washington State Ferry fleet—the largest US ferry system.

The new Olympic Class ferries, which will have the capacity to carry 144 cars and 1,500 passengers each, mark a new era for the Washington State transport operator in the shift toward technologies that enable significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and fuel use.

Upon delivery in 2024, the initial vessel of the series will be the first newbuild in Washington State Ferry’s fleet to feature hybrid-electric propulsion and a high capacity energy storage system. The new vessels will be able to fully operate on battery power and will have the capability to revert to hybrid mode, if required.

Leveraging ABB’s Onboard DC Grid power distribution system and proven drive technology, the new ferry design will optimize energy use, whether drawing on main engine power, battery power or a combination of the two. The battery power can also extend zero-emissions capability along the supply chain by using renewables and hydroelectric power.

A DC-based power system enables simple, flexible and functional integration of energy sources such as variable speed gensets and shaft generators, batteries and fuel cells. Also, a DC- and power-electronics-based power system provides a solid platform for digital solutions onboard a vessel.

By 2040, the Washington Ferry System plan is to replace 13 existing diesel ferries with hybrid-electric newbuilds and to convert six other ferries to plug-in hybrid, with recharging capacity installed at many ferry terminals. All hybrid vessels will be capable of charging at the terminal, and some of the vessels will be capable of operating in fully electric mode on shorter routes.

With the addition of newer-built, clean energy ferries to the fleet, fuel consumption is projected at 9.5 million gallons in 2040, compared to 19 million gallons in 2018, with CO2 emissions expected to fall below 2050 reduction targets by 2034. . . .


PEUGEOT introducing electric e-Traveler van

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

The new PEUGEOT e-Traveler electric van offers two battery capacities (50 kWh, 18 modules or 75 kWh, 27 modules) for up to 330 km (205 miles) of range in the WLTP certification cycle. Based on the EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform) multi-energy modular platform, the PEUGEOT e-Traveller offers maximum power of 100 kW and maximum torque of 260 N·m available from start-up. . . .

Available in multiple set-ups adapted to passenger transport, the new PEUGEOT e-Traveller comes in three lengths (Compact, Standard and Long) with up to 9 seats.

The e-Traveller offers 3 driving modes from its mode selector:

Eco (60 kW, 180 N·m): for maximum range,
Normal (80 kW, 210 N·m): optimal for everyday use, and
Power (100 kW, 260 Nm): optimizes performance when transporting several people and luggage.
Performance in POWER mode is:

Maximum speed of 130 km/h
0 to 100km/h in 13.1s
1000m standing start in 35.8 s
Acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h in 12.1 s
Etraveler

Two braking modes are available, with suitable types of battery charging:

Moderate, which feels close to an internal combustion vehicle,
Augmented (accessible from push “B”, for “Brake” located on the gearbox control), for increased deceleration when the accelerator pedal is released. . . .

Connected to the passenger
compartment's heat transfer circuit, the battery's thermal regulation enables rapid recharging, optimized range and increased service life.

Two types of on-board chargers are available, to suit all uses and all customer charging solutions, with a 7.4 kW single-phase charger as standard and an optional 11 kW three-phase charger.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:32 pm

lorenfb wrote:
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
The stock opened today at $36 closed at $73, with after hours trading at $91.
Shares of Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ:NKLA) (NASDAQ: VTIQ) were surging on Monday, after the company's founder and chairman said that it will begin taking reservations for a new electric pickup truck in late June.
https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/06/ ... today.aspx

Isn't there a well known EV company that announced last year that it's planning on selling an EV truck too?

Oh, now I remember;
On paper, at least, the Badger is a promising product. While it may not steal significant market share from the Detroit truck giants, it could prove to be a headache for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and its much-hyped Cybertruck.
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Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:42 pm

Daimler Truck AG consolidates all fuel cell activities in new company Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG

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

. . . Daimler Truck AG concluded a preliminary, non-binding agreement with Volvo Group in April of this year to establish a new joint venture for the development, production and commercialization of fuel cell systems for heavy-duty commercial vehicles and other applications such as stationary use. Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG is later to transition into this planned joint venture. (Earlier post.)

Volvo Group will acquire 50% of the company for this purpose. All potential transactions are subject to examination and approval by the responsible competition authorities. Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group plan to start series production of heavy-duty fuel cell commercial vehicles for demanding and heavy long-distance haulage in the second half of the decade. . . .

Planned cooperation with Rolls-Royce plc on stationary fuel cell systems. The cooperation planned between Daimler Truck AG and the British technology group Rolls-Royce plc in the field of stationary fuel cell systems demonstrates very specific opportunities for the commercialization of fuel cell technology through the planned joint venture with Volvo Group. Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems division plans to use the fuel cell systems from the planned joint venture between Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group and Daimler’s many years of expertise in this field for the emergency power generators of the MTU product and solution brand that it develops and sells for data centers. A comprehensive cooperation agreement is to be prepared and signed by the end of the year. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:46 pm

I just noticed this in the WSJ today:
Electric-Truck Startup Nikola Bolts Past Ford in Market Value
Shares skyrocket after chairman takes aim at pickup market on Twitter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/electric-t ... 1591730357
Use http://archive.is/LLL0t to bypass the paywall
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Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:31 pm

ULEMCo delivers water tanker converted to use hydrogen dual fuel

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

UK-based ULEMCo has worked with Yorkshire Water to produce what is believed to be the first water tanker anywhere to operate on hydrogen fuel. The new 7.5 tonne bowser has been converted from a standard truck to use hydrogen dual fuel, an approach that allows fleet managers to transition more quickly to low carbon operation.

Based on an average duty cycle, the
new ULEMCo vehicle is expected to deliver a 33% reduction in carbon emissions. The benefit is further enhanced by the vehicle refueling from an ITM hydrogen fuelling station in Sheffield that is powered directly from renewable wind. . . .

This first hydrogen powered vehicle will be put to work this month, and is the first step in Yorkshire Water’s plan to decarbonize its fleet and reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:33 am

GCC:
Australian startup H2X launches to produce hydrogen-powered hybrid vehicles

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... 5-h2x.html
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:37 am

GCC:
T&E study: EVs can be cheaper for Uber drivers to run than latest diesels in many European capitals

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... 18-te.html

. . . Medium-sized battery-electric cars are on average 14% cheaper to run than equivalent diesels today, if slow charging overnight near home and/or fast charging at preferential rates are available. The savings can be higher (24%) in the case of Parisian drivers. In monetary terms, these savings amount to €3,000 (US$3,400) every year. This is because of cheaper electricity, lower EV retail prices and higher purchase incentives in France. . . .

Charging is a key barrier for the uptake of EVs by professional drivers. Because slow charging is cheaper and publicly accessible but takes several hours, slow charging stations in residential areas where drivers live is key to significantly reducing operating costs. In parallel, dedicated fast chargers are needed for EV drivers to top up during the day, while having a break or waiting for customers. . . .
Could of posted this in a lot of topics, but opted for here.
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