https://www-motortrend-com.cdn.ampproje ... ertrain%2FStellantis Fuel Cell Vans Promise Clean, Green Commercial Range
Stellantis is finally readying a fuel-cell light commercial van, but only for Europe. . . .
What Stellantis Vehicles Will Get Fuel Cells, And When?
The European brands of Stellantis have had some success selling battery electric commercial vans, but more than half of potential customers report occasionally having a need to travel more than 186 miles per day, exceeding the 155-mile range of the BEVans. So the company is replacing the large under-floor battery pack with three 10,000-plus PSI hydrogen tanks supplied by French conglomerate Faurecia (the fuel cell stack comes from Symbio, a joint venture between Faurecia and Michelin focusing on hydrogen fuel cell tech). The first products to market will be three vans that share a common platform: Citroën Jumpy, Peugeot Expert, and Opel Vivaro. The prototype versions are being built at Opel Special Vehicles (OSV) in Rüsselsheim, Germany. Deliveries will start late this year (2021). . . .
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... esson.htmlProject Fresson to develop hydrogen fuel cell retrofit for 9-passenger aircraft
Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS)—the UK SME leading the Project Fresson consortium—will exploit recent advances in hydrogen fuel cell technology to develop a commercially viable, retrofit powertrain solution for the nine-passenger Britten-Norman Islander aircraft. . . .
Project Fresson will deliver an emissions-free (zero CO2), hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered flying demonstrator by September 2022. Having completed a comprehensive evaluation of technologies and configurations for sustainable aircraft propulsion, the Fresson team concluded that hydrogen fuel cell technology is the optimum solution to meet environmental, regulatory and operational requirements for this size of aircraft, enabling zero carbon emissions and reducing operating costs. . . .
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... fluid.htmlFluid Truck orders 40 additional electric trucks from Lightning eMotors; supporting IKEA last-mile delivery in NYC
. . .Ten electric delivery box trucks from Lightning eMotors have already been put into service within the Fluid Truck network system to serve Manhattan. An additional 30 vehicles from Colorado-based Lightning eMotors will be deployed over the next few months.
The Lightning Electric Class 4 commercial box trucks will deliver products to all five boroughs of New York City. They feature 129 kWhs of battery capacity with a range of 120 miles and can be charged in just under two hours by an 80-kW on-board DC fast charger. . . .
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... lator.htmlPurolator deploys fully electric delivery vehicles in Vancouver; Motiv Power Systems
. . .The new 18-foot electric delivery trucks and electric–cargo bikes (e-bikes) expand Purolator’s fleet of eco-friendly vehicles already in use on the streets of Montreal and Toronto. . . .
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... coned.htmlCon Edison, Lion and Posi-Plus developing all-electric bucket truck
. . . Delivery of the vehicle in early 2022 will be followed by its use in a pilot program. . . .
The class 8 truck will be capable of putting in a full day’s work and traveling an estimated 130 miles on a single charge. When not in service, it will top off its batteries in about eight hours using two Level 2 chargers.
As of last year, every new light-duty vehicle that Con Edison buys is a plug-in hybrid or all-electric. . . .
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... -loop.htmlLoop Energy to provide eFlow fuel-cell modules to Rheintal-Transporte for range extenders for heavy-duty electric trucks
Loop Energy and Rheintal-Transporte announced an agreement for the development and supply of heavy-duty hydrogen-fuel-cell range-extension solutions for battery-electric trucks in Europe. As a part of the agreement, Rheintal is looking to use Loop’s eFlow fuel cell modules (earlier post) to expand driving range capabilities of battery-electric trucks to the levels required by its fleet of long-haul cold-chain logistics vehicles.
Rheintal anticipates orders of eFlow fuel cell modules for more than 20 trucks and trailers over the next 24 months. . . .
Over the last two years, Rheintal has evaluated a range of zero-emission vehicle options and determined that pure battery-electric solutions alone will not meet either our operational demands or range requirements. After a thorough review of next-generation vehicle powertrain solutions, we chose Loop Energy as our catalyst for carbon-free power as their eFlow fuel cell range extender system offers a superior blend of benefits from a battery electric system coupled with a hydrogen fuel engine to augment its range limitation.
—Wolfgang Normann, Principal of Rheintal-Transporte. . . .