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

Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:47 pm

Via GCC:
Yutong places 47 hydrogen fuel cell buses
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/09/20180901-yutong.html

inese manufacturer Yutong is placing 22 hydrogen fuel cell buses into service in Zhengzhou (two now, 20 to follow) as well as the first batch of 25 units to Zhangjiakou.

As the host city of the 24th Winter Olympic Games, Zhangjiakou aims to create a green winter Olympics and is committed to taking the lead in applying leading-edge hydrogen fuel cell buses. The delivered vehicles are the 3rd-generation hydrogen fuel cell bus independently developed by Yutong.

The vehicle features a 500-kilometer (311-mile) driving range and only 10~15 min hydrogen refueling time. The vehicle can achieve startup at the temperature as low as -30 °C, which is well adapted to cold weather.

As of July this year, the reliability verification mileage for Yutong hydrogen fuel cell buses has exceeded 90,000 kilometers, effectively verifying the reliability of fuel cell system, hydrogen system, DC/DC voltage converters and integrated vehicle control. . . .

The buses are equipped with four hydrogen leakage sensors. When the hydrogen concentration reaches 1.6%, the alarm is triggered. When it reaches 2%, the hydrogen supply will be cut off, and the alarm on the dashboard will alert the driver to take corresponding measures as soon as possible. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:44 pm

All via IEVS:
Here Are The Most Popular Commercial EVs In Europe
https://insideevs.com/most-popular-commercial-evs-europe/

. . . According to the priceless EV Sales Blog stats, during the first seven months of this year, some 10,701 electric LCVs were sold in Europe (up 42%). In other words, we could assume that this year some 20,000 will be on the table.

While the Renault Kangoo Z.E. has been the king of the segment for years (2011-2015 and 2017), since its introduction, the new German StreetScooter Work becomes a new shining star – especially in Germany.

The Nissan e-NV200 (top LCV in 2016) currently seems to be constrained by the lack of supply of 40 kWh batteries, shared with the Nissan LEAF.

Results after the seven months of 2018:

Renault Kangoo Z.E. – 3,961 (up 142%)
StreetScooter Work – 2,464 (up 66%)
Nissan e-NV200 – 1,200 (down 40%)
Peugeot Partner Electric – 1,012
Citroen Berlingo Electric – 578



Winnebago Reveals Electric Healthcare RV: Range Over 100 Miles
https://insideevs.com/winnebago-electric-healthcare-rvs/

. . . Samsung’s NeuroLogica, Winnebago Industries and Motiv Power Systems jointly developed an all-electric Mobile Healthcare Vehicle – Mobile Lung Unit (eMLU), available on display in San Francisco, at both CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero Workshop on September 11th and the Global Climate Action Summit September 12-14.

The eMLU is based on the Ford F-53 and can go 85-125 miles (136-200 km) on a single charge, which sounds like it’s more than enough to move from one site to another. On-board equipment includes the world’s first portable, full-body, 32-slice CT scanner.

According to the press release, the eMLU will bring $150,000–$200,000 in combined diesel fuel and maintenance savings over the long-term.
. . .



Royal Mail Readies Electric Vans For Deliveries: Hundreds On Road Soon
https://insideevs.com/royal-mail-electric-vans-deliveries/

. . . The battery-powered red vans have been developed by Banbury-based Arrival Electric Vehicles and have been rolled out in London ahead of a full introduction nationwide. Nine of the vehicles, operating at weights of up to 7.5 tonnes, will be running in the capital, distributing post from Royal Mail’s central London depot.

The Arrival vehicles won’t be the only electric vans in Royal Mail’s fleet. 100 more Peugeot electric vans have also been ordered by Royal Mail, and will be put into service at 18 depots in Belfast, Edinburgh, Essex and Kent. Other areas will get the vans later on as fleet replacement schemes dictate, taking the place of vehicles in Royal Mail’s 49,000-strong fleet at the end of their working life.

“We will be putting them through their paces over the next several months to see how they cope with the mail collection demands from our larger sites,” said Paul Gatti, Royal Mail Fleet’s managing director, adding that the company was “delighted” with the new collaboration with Arrival.

“Our research has shown that electric vans are a good operational fit with our business,” added Paul Gatti. “It also means we are on the front foot for future changes in emissions legislation. . . .”

Royal Mail’s introduction of electric vans follows a trial for similar vehicles by UPS in London.

UPS also worked with Arrival on its fleet, with the partnership dating all the way back to 2016. Both parties have co-developed a number of prototypes with 35 state-of-the-art vehicles taking to the streets of London and Paris this year in an initial scheme to see how they work in a delivery environment.

The vans, which their manufacturer calls ‘lightweight composite vehicles’, will have a range of more than 150 miles, making them better than any other existing comparable options for a company such as UPS. Arrival says it is ‘the first commercial vehicle manufacturer in Europe to provide purpose-built electric delivery vehicles to UPS’s specifications’.

“European postal providers, starting with DHL in Germany, have been taking this approach for a while now,” said Ananth Srinivasan, a mobility expert with research consultancy Frost & Sullivan.

Srinivasan added that businesses in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain had the potential to convert significant chunks of their fleets to electric vehicles in the coming years.



Ford Reveal Details On New Plug-In Hybrid Transit Van
https://insideevs.com/ford-reveal-plug-in-hybrid-transit-van/
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:56 pm

Via GCC:
Hyundai Motor shows rendering of fuel cell truck; market launch in 2019; details at IAA Commercial
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/09/20180913-hyundai.html

. . . During the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 taking place in Hanover Germany, Hyundai will announce the future plans for introducing the fuel cell electric truck in the European eco-friendly commercial vehicle market next year as well revealing vehicle specifications. . . .


Bombardier Transportation presents a new battery-operated train
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/09/20180913-bombardier.html

[quote. . . ]The new battery-operated train is the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in more than 60 years.

It does not generate any exhaust and sets the standards for smart mobility with peak values of 90 percent in the areas of efficiency and recyclability. It is also around 50% quieter than modern diesel trains. According to a comparative study by the Technical University of Dresden, the battery-operated train clearly has an edge with respect to the total costs across the service life of 30 years.

The range of the train will increase proportionally with the continuous capacity increases due to new battery developments. The current prototype is equipped with four BOMBARDIER MITRAC traction batteries (earlier post) and can travel routes of around 40 kilometers. In 2019, the next generation of battery-operated trains will be able to cover distances of up to 100 kilometers on non-electrified railways.

In 2019, Deutsche Bahn (DB) will start a twelve-month trial run with passengers with the current prototype in the Alb-Lake Constance region.

The German government subsidized the development of the battery-operated train with €4 million in the framework of an innovation program for electromobility. . . .[/quote]
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:32 pm

Via GCC:
Two Alstom hydrogen trains enter passenger service in Lower Saxony; 14 more ordered
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/09/20180917-alstom.html

Alstom held a world premiere event on Sunday celebrating its Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell train (earlier post) rolling into service in Lower Saxony, Germany. From today onwards, two such trains will enter commercial service according to a fixed timetable.

Travellers in the Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser (EVB) network can look forward to a world-first journey on the low-noise, zero-emission trains that reach up to 140 km/h (87 mph). On behalf of Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG), the Coradia iLint trains will be operated on nearly 100km of line running between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude, replacing EVB’s existing diesel fleet.

The new trains will be fueled at a mobile hydrogen filling station. The gaseous hydrogen will be pumped into the trains from a 40-foot-high steel container next to the tracks at Bremervörde station. With one tank, they can run throughout the network the whole day, with a total range of 1000 km (621 miles). A stationary filling station on EVB premises is scheduled to go into operation in 2021, when Alstom will deliver a further 14 Coradia iLint trains to LNVG. . . .

Lower Saxony’s Ministry of Economy and Transport has supported LNVG’s purchase of another 14 hydrogen trains with more than €81 million (US$94 million). . . .

The German federal government has actively supported the development and testing of the new drive technology in Lower Saxony by providing funds from the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology. . . .

With around 2 million rail passengers and around 4 million bus passengers per year, EVB figures among the largest mobility providers in the Elbe-Weser triangle. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:56 pm

Via GCC:
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveils 5 battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles; I.D. BUZZ CARGO
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/09/20180919-vcv.html

SQL errors, so can't post. MAN also introduced a bunch of electric trucks/vans/buses at IAA. There are multiple articles now posted at GCC, so just search for MAN.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:38 pm

Via GCC:
Toyota to supply its hydrogen fuel cell systems technology to Caetanobus SA (Portugal) Europe
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/09/20180926-tmc.html

. . . Toyota will supply its fuel cell systems, including fuel cell stacks, hydrogen tanks and other key components to Caetanobus SA—the Portuguese bus engineering and production company—to build hydrogen fuel cell city buses.

The first fuel cell city buses will roll off the lines of Caetanobus SA in a little over a year, and are to be operated as demonstration buses by Caetanobus SA. . . .

The announcement was made in Lisbon during the visit of the Energy Observer catamaran, the first hydrogen sea vessel powered purely by renewable solar and hydrogen energy.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:36 pm

Via GCC:
car2go to launch in Paris in 2019 with fully electric fleet
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/car2go.html

In January 2019, car2go will launch in Paris with a fully electric fleet of 400 smart EQ fortwo cars. The French capital is the 15th car2go location in Europe, the 26th worldwide and the fourth city—after Amsterdam, Stuttgart and Madrid—in which car2go operates a fully electric fleet of cars.

During the course of 2019, car2go expects to add several hundred more cars to the Paris fleet. . . .

To date, the more than 400,000 customers at the electric fleet locations have driven over 79 million zero-local-emission kilometers—equating to 1,972 times around the world. . . .

. . . the carsharing principle itself also helps cities manage traffic and parking problems. A recent study by the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology showed that each car2go vehicle on the streets of Berlin replaces up to 15 private cars.

The study also indicated that the total number of private car kilometers driven in the city is significantly reduced through the use of car2go vehicles.

The question is, have total km increased due to all the deadhead kms, as has happened here?
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:51 pm

Via GCC:
CARB awards BNSF Railway $22.6M for clean technology pilot program; battery-electric locomotive
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181012-bnsf.html

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District were preliminarily awarded a $22.6 million Zero and Near Zero Emission Freight Facilities grant from the California Air Resource Board to pilot several emissions reducing technologies in and around railyards. BNSF will collaborate with various industry partners to test the feasibility of these technologies. . . .

As part of the project, BNSF will partner with GE Transportation on a battery-electric locomotive that will be paired with diesel locomotives to power a freight train traveling from Stockton to Barstow.

GE Transportation will develop an all battery-electric locomotive to validate the technology’s operational benefits and growth potential in the freight rail industry.

The company will design and build an AC Evolution Series locomotive featuring an overall energy-management system, including onboard energy storage, which coupled with advanced system-optimization controls will improve performance. This battery-electric locomotive will generate 2,400 kilowatt-hours of power and could potentially reduce a freight train’s total fuel consumption by at least 10 to 15 percent. . . .

In addition, two hybrid rubber-tire gantry cranes from Mi-Jack will be piloted; one at the Stockton Intermodal Facility and another at the San Bernardino Intermodal Facility. The hybrid cranes, when compared to their diesel counterparts, have the ability to reduce emissions by 70%. A Taylor all-electric side loader will also be piloted at the San Bernardino Intermodal Facility. Finally, BNSF will partner with SH&H, a drayage truck provider, to demonstrate a BYD all-electric drayage truck in San Bernardino.

The equipment will be manufactured in 2019 and deployed in 2020. The grant will cover approximately half the cost of what is estimated to be a $45 million project. The remaining amount will be funded by BNSF and the other corporate partners. . . .



Also GCC:
Ford starts production of Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181014-ford.html

. . . Based on a Transit chassis, produced at the Ford Otosan joint venture plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, the medium-sized electric delivery van is fitted with a battery-electric drivetrain and a body designed and built to StreetScooter specifications. . . .

WORK XL is the largest delivery van in the StreetScooter portfolio, with a load volume of 20 m3, room for more than 200 packages, and a payload of up to 1,275 kg. Ford will manufacture the van with a range of electric motors and lithium-ion batteries, delivering up to 90 kW (122 PS) and a maximum torque of 276 N·m.

With a battery capacity of up to 76 kWh, the WORK XL has a range of up to 200 kilometers (124 miles).

Compared with diesel models, each electric delivery van will offer a reduction in CO2 emissions of 5 tonnes each year and a saving of 1,900 liters of fuel. . . .

Recently, at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover, Germany, Ford presented its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model for the first time. Featuring an advanced hybrid powertrain system, the Transit Custom PHEV targets a zero-emission driving range of 50 kilometers (31 miles) and uses the multi-award-winning Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine as a range extender for total range exceeding 500 kilometres (310 miles).
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:03 pm

Via GCC:
Workhorse begins initial production of NGEN-1000 all-electric delivery van
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181016-ngen.html

. . . The NGEN-1000’s curb weight is 4,000lbs—less than one-half of what a traditional diesel step-van weighs—while offering the same cubic footage of storage, 1,000 cubic feet.

Workhorse believes this weight reduction, coupled with the 100-mile range, will have cost-savings implications that will make the EV alternative to traditional fleet delivery vehicles all the more appealing. The NGEN will be available in four cargo sizes for customers: 250, 450, 700 and 1,000 cubic feet.

The lightweight design allows for 100-mile range, with a smaller battery pack than previous designs, thereby reducing the cost of the vehicle significantly. The smaller battery pack also reduces the cost of the charging infrastructure for the customer. . . .

Features include:

    Low floor with 7.25" ground clearance, making loading and unloading easier, and entry and egress safer

    Hub motors in front provide tighter turning radius than comparable vehicles

    All-Wheel drive provides surefooted handling in inclement weather conditions

    Composite construction, enables a lightweight and rust-free body

    6,000 lb carrying capacity

    Ergonomic driving position fits drivers from 5'2" to 6'5" comfortably
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:38 pm

Via GCC:
BYD unveils new electric airport GSE tow tractor models
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181016-byd.html

. . . With a 25-ton towing capacity, BYD’s T250 rear cabin tug, and the T250F forward cabin tug, are heavy-duty solutions for both luggage transport and towing of regional jets. Using BYD’s proprietary iron-phosphate battery technology, the tugs are equipped with a fast charger integrated to the tractor. . . .

The average BYD tug can fully charge in 2 hours with limitless charging opportunities, allowing operators 24/7 availability. . . .

The world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles and batteries, BYD provides the chassis, battery, and charger. Developed for indoor or outdoor use, the tug design includes dual 3-phase 80V AC brushless motors which produce the high power and torque that allow these tug models greater serviceability.

BYD’s Material Handling practice includes five (5) class 1, sit-down counter balance forklifts and now, three (3) tug products: one 5-ton and the two new 25-ton models.

The BYD North American Material Handling practice began operations in the summer of 2015, delivering pilot forklifts to the Port of Los Angeles. Now, operations have grown to 20+ dealers covering 42 North American markets with deliveries to more than 200 customers, which include fleet customers like PepsiCo, Armstrong Flooring and Whirlpool.
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