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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle topic

Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:41 pm

GCC:
Lion Electric to deliver 10 all-electric trucks to Amazon
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... -lion.html
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle topic

Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:04 pm

Both GCC:
Three fire trucks with Volvo Penta electric drivelines heading to Berlin, Amsterdam and Dubai to begin customer testing
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... penta.html

PHEV, with a diesel range extender.


Lightning Systems electric shuttle buses now offered on CALACT purchasing contract
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... alact.html
Communities throughout California can now purchase all-electric shuttle buses and ADA-equipped vans from Lightning Systems on a new California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CALACT) cooperative purchasing contract.

City and county governments, transportation agencies, as well as nonprofits, can order all-electric Class 3 to 5 passenger buses under the program. Vehicles eligible include the Ford Transit 350HD Passenger Van and Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle topic

Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:52 pm

All GCC:
Toyota and Hino Trucks jointly developing Class 8 fuel cell electric truck for North America
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... ahino.html

Hino Trucks announces Project Z for Class 4-8 zero emission trucks; fuel-cell and battery-electric
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... hinoz.html

Hyundai to launch XCIENT Fuel Cell truck, reveal fuel cell commercial vehicle roadmap next week
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... cient.html


Fuel cell company Loop Energy announces China approval for fuel cell bus
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... -loop.html


JR East, Hitachi and Toyota to develop hybrid hydrogen fuel cell railway vehicles; HYBARI
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... ybari.html

Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility to develop and offer hydrogen systems for trains
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... ensh2.html
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle topic

Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:21 pm

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Mack Trucks delivers Mack LR Electric model to Republic Services to begin real-world trials
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... -mack.html

Volvo Group’s subsidiary Mack Trucks has delivered a pre-production Mack LR Electric model (earlier post) to Republic Services to begin in-service trials in the demanding refuse segment. Mack will use key learnings from the trials to further refine the LR Electric as it prepares to accept orders for the truck in Q4 2020, with production beginning in 2021. . . .

Republic will test the LR Electric model in Hickory, North Carolina on one of its residential recycling collection routes. The LR Electric will be evaluated for its range, functionality and payload capacity.

Featuring a fully electric integrated powertrain, the Republic Mack LR Electric is equipped with two electric motors with a combined output of 536 peak horsepower. The powertrain delivers 4,051 lb.-ft. of torque available from zero RPM, which is fed through a two-speed Mack Powershift transmission to Mack’s proprietary S462R 46,000-pound rear axles.

Four NMC lithium-ion (Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) battery packs are charged via a 150kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system. All accessories are electrically driven through 12V, 24V and 600V circuits. . . .

Hyundai delivers first 7 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks in Europe; plans for North America and China; 2,000 units per year by 2021
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... cient.html

Hyundai Motor Company delivered the first seven units of its XCIENT Fuel Cell, the first mass-produced fuel cell electric heavy-duty truck, to customers in Switzerland, with a total of 50 planned to hit the roads there this year. . . .

Production capacity of the XCIENT Fuel Cell will reach 2,000 units per year by 2021 to support its expansion into Europe, the US and China as demand for clean mobility grows. The increase in capacity will be backed by a US$1.3-billion investment in addition to a previously announced US$6.4-billion stake in establishing a hydrogen ecosystem to support creation of a hydrogen society. . . .

By 2030, Hyundai expects more than 12,000 fuel cell trucks to hit the US roads.

Hyundai also is working with various parties in China, which aims to get 1 million hydrogen vehicles on its roads by 2030 as the country’s hydrogen industry is on a sharp growth trend, creating massive potential. Initially, Hyundai will focus on China’s four major hydrogen hubs: Jin-jin-ji, Yangtze River Delta, Guangdong Province and Sichuan Province. It is currently discussing cooperative initiatives such as a joint venture with local partners.

Three fuel cell electric trucks are scheduled for launch in China: a medium-duty truck in 2022, a heavy-duty truck in in a couple of years, and another heavy-duty truck strategically designed for the China market. With these models, Hyundai’s goal is to achieve aggregate sales volume of 27,000 units by 2030. . . .

As part of its production expansion plan, Hyundai expects to supply 1,600 commercial fuel cell trucks by 2025. Currently, Coop, Migros, Traveco, Galliker Logistics, Camion Transport, F. Murpf AG and G. Leclerc Transport AG along with others have placed orders for XCIENT Fuel Cell. They will be utilizing the trucks to haul everything from food to cars around Europe.

To support the growing hydrogen ecosystem, Hyundai has a business case for more than 100 hydrogen fueling stations in Switzerland, which is enough not only for commercial vehicles, but also passenger fuel cell electric vehicles. Likewise, Hyundai plans to act as a sector coupler in bringing various players to the hydrogen value chain as part of its efforts to bring value. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle topic

Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:54 pm

GCC:
Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning electric trucks and vans
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... tning.html

. . . Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, will incorporate 600 Lightning Electric vehicles into its fleet, with availability starting in Q4 2020.

Fluid Truck enables businesses easily to rent and pick up vehicles from nearby locations 24/7, 365 days a year. Users in major cities across the United States can access vehicles through both the Fluid Truck website and mobile application.

Fluid Truck’s 600 vehicle order calls for an assortment of Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD delivery vans, Lightning Electric Ford E-450 Class 4 trucks, and Lightning Electric Hino 268 Class 6 trucks. The all-electric vehicles will be deployed in major urban areas across the US. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle topic

Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:53 pm

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RATP beginning tests of Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen bus in Paris
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... -ratp.html

. . . Over the next few weeks, RATP will test the hydrogen-fueled bus on the streets of Paris. RATP will devote most of this time testing the operational capabilities of the vehicle in regular passenger traffic.

The Solaris hydrogen-powered bus tests will be carried out in the south of Paris. The vehicle will be stationed at a depot in the Thiais district, and will be refueled at the Jouy en Josas station in the south-west suburbs of the capital. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle topic

Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:22 pm

GCC:
ROUSH CleanTech enters EV market with Class 6 electric vehicles
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... roush.html

. . . ROUSH is providing Penske Truck Leasing with all-new Ford F-650 battery electric vehicles later this year for deployment across Southern California. . . .

The demonstration units were funded in part by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the regulatory agency focused on improving air quality for large areas of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

ROUSH CleanTech’s battery electric vehicles have a maximum speed of 65 mph and a 100-mile range. . . .

Production of the electric trucks starts in summer of 2021.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle topic

Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:55 pm

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Ulstein introduces second hydrogen vessel design: J102 hydrogen hybrid wind turbine installation vessel
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... stein.html

. . .The ULSTEIN J102 zero emission wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), can operate 75% of the time in zero emission mode. Using readily available technology, the additional cost is limited to less than 5% of the total CAPEX.

Most new jack-up designs feature a battery hybrid system in addition to diesel gen sets, with a future option for hydrogen-powered fuel cell systems, Ulstein said. The downside however of a high-power battery energy storage system (BESS) is the heavy weight and cost. That is not beneficial for a WTIV design, where weight savings are essential for minimizing Elevated Weight and optimizing the Variable Deck Load. . . .

We have carefully analyzed the operational cycle of WTIVs and looked at the power demand in the various modes of operations. This analysis showed that around 75% of its time, a WTIV is in jacked-up position performing crane operations. Using a combination of a hydrogen fuel cell system and a relatively small battery energy storage system (BESS) is then sufficient to meet the overall power demand on board and crane peak loads.

—Ko Stroo, Product Manager at Ulstein

The same design philosophy as on our first hydrogen powered SX190 design, resulted in a much more attractive business case when applied to a turbine installation vessel.

—Edwin van Leeuwen, managing director of Ulstein’s Rotterdam design office. . . .

Main features of ULSTEIN’s J102 hydrogen-hybrid zero-emission design are:

CO2 reduction per year: 4,000 mt

Emission reduction per installation cycle: 25%

H2 fuel cell system: PEM fuel cell

H2 storage system: 7 x 40ft containers compressed H2

Battery energy storage. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle topic

Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:46 pm

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Workhorse receives purchase order for 500 C-1000 electric delivery trucks from Pritchard Companies
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... horse.html

. . . Separately, Workhorse management announced that it would not meet its earlier projected target of 300-400 vehicles to be produced by the end of 2020. . . .

Hughes said Workhorse was unable to give a specific estimate because of:

The inability of our primary battery supplier to meet our volumes due to capacity issues and COVID-related slowdowns; and

COVID-19. More than 36% of its production-related staff are currently out with the virus or quarantined awaiting results. Given the situation, Workhorse has modified the assembly process, limited production support from third party sources, and delayed planned additions to the assembly staff.
California legislators call on Governor to take technology-neutral approach to HDV decarbonization plans
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... -cah2.html

Nine members of the California state legislature sent a formal letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom urging that he take a technology-neutral approach to decarbonization and not focus the state’s transportation sector investments solely on battery-electric vehicles, particularly in medium- and heavy-duty transportation applications where they say fuel cell electric vehicles may be the only solution. . . .

It is critical that at the early stages of achieving this righteous goal, we do not pick winners and losers with regard to various zero emission technologies. Even within the text of the Executive Order, there are different guidelines for passenger and heavy-duty vehicles, which highlights the fundamental fact that the needs of various vehicle classes are diverse, dependent upon their individual utilization, and unlikely to be solved by a single zero emission solution.

Thankfully, we currently have two zero emission technologies at our disposal as we seek to both clean up our local air quality and reduce our contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. However, in order to leverage these zero emission technology options, it is imperative that the state take a technology-neutral approach to regulatory and legislative efforts that seek to inch us closer to a fully carbon-free transportation sector. There will be no fell-swoop solution, there is no silver bullet, and we must support and advance every zero emission mobility option possible as we work to realize the goals set forth in your Executive Order.

We stand deeply concerned about the impacts of medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, vessels, locomotives and off-road equipment on our local air quality and greenhouse gas emissions. These sectors are particularly difficult to convert to zero emission, and are especially well-suited for hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Many in the scientific community believe that hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are the only feasible approach to achieving zero emissions in these heavy-duty and commercial sector applications.


—Letter to the governor

Copies of the letter were sent also to California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chair Mary Nichols and California Energy Commission (CEC) Chair David Hochschild.

The three-page letter—which represents the first time legislators have formally responded to Newsom’s recent Executive Order on zero-emission vehicles — says there has been a disproportionate focus on battery-electric vehicle technology through the state’s many funding programs administered by CARB and the CEC. . . .

Signatories to the letter, initiated and organized by Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera), include Archuleta, Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Ventura), Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Carson), Assemblyember Marc Levine (D-Marin County), Assemblymember James Ramos (D-Highlands), and Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D- Inglewood)
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle topic

Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:53 pm

GCC:
Cummins and Navistar to collaborate on fuel-cell heavy-duty Class 8 truck
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... mmins.html

. . . The project will be funded in part through an award from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced earlier this year (earlier post), as part of DOE’s H2@Scale initiative to develop affordable hydrogen production, storage, distribution and use. . . .

The powertrain will be integrated into an International RH Series and uses two HyPM HD90 power modules, made up of HD45 fuel cell stacks connected in series.

Instead of having a single large fuel cell operate at an inefficient partial load, individual HD45 power modules can be turned on/off to provide adequate power at an efficient full load.

The prototype fuel cell Class 8 truck will ultimately see a year-long field test. The truck will be integrated into Werner Enterprises’ fleet of more than 7,700 tractors and operated in real-world local and/or regional delivery operation out of Fontana, California. . . .
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