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

Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:49 pm

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Dana collaborating with Mecalac to provide e-drivetrain for e12 electric compact wheeled excavator
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/07/20180723-dana.html

. . . With the proven Mecalac 12MTX as a base frame, this version is the first compact wheeled excavator powered entirely by electricity. Featuring Spicer 112 axles and a Spicer 367 shift-on-fly transmission, the two-motor Mecalac e12 wheeled excavator can deliver the range, performance, and compact size required to support modern urban construction sites. . . .

The Mecalac e12 uses a 146 kWh LiFePO4 battery pack, which provides an 8-hour “range”; the batteries can be charged in approximately seven hours.

Dana has a long history of developing drivetrain systems for hybrid and electric vehicle architectures. The company also offers patented battery and electronic cooling technologies, along with fuel-cell technology. In addition, Dana engineers had extensive experience with this particular application because the diesel-powered version of this vehicle also features Spicer drivetrain components.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:09 pm

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TNO joins H2-Share project to build and demo 27t hydrogen fuel cell truck and mobile refueler
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/07/20180730-tno.html

. . . H2-Share stands for Hydrogen Solutions for Heavy-duty transport Aimed at Reduction of Emissions in North West Europe. The objective of H2-Share is to facilitate the development of a market for low-carbon heavy-duty vehicles run on hydrogen for logistic applications. . . .

While battery-electric trucks can operate efficiently in urban areas, hydrogen technology is one of the options for zero-emission logistics over longer distances. Heavy-duty distribution vehicles with a fuel cell range extender—while not yet commercially available in the EU—are demonstrated in H2-Share and their potential is assessed in this project by TNO.

H2-Share will join forces with four front-runner NWE regions in three member states (BE, NL, DE). The 27 -ton rigid truck run on hydrogen will be built by VDL and the mobile H2 refueler will be built by Wystrach GmbH. The goal is to test the truck at six locations in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France.

Based upon the demo’s and strong cooperation with sector-related associations, a joint roadmap for zero-emission heavy-duty trucks in NWE will be developed, along with cooperation from other EU regions. The project aims to realize knowledge sharing between regions and stimulate technology and market development in NWE.

The project will run until September 2020 and will be coordinated by WaterstofNet. . . .



Workhorse electric delivery vans achieve 40-75MPGe in real-world pilot testing
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/07/20180730-workhorse.html

Workhorse Group Inc. reported that in real-world pilot-testing,the N-GEN all-electric delivery van has demonstrated a fuel efficiency, as expressed in miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), that averages 40 MPGe for its 450 cubic foot electric van, and 75MPGe for its 200 cubic foot electric van, representing up to a 500% improvement versus conventional gasoline-fueled delivery vans.

More than 100,000 packages have been delivered by Workhorse-employed drivers and delivery associates, offering insights to optimize the N-GEN production vehicle design for last-mile delivery workers. . . .

The N-GEN vans feature fast charging capabilities and achieve 100 miles all electric range. All-wheel drive and built-in Workhorse telematics system, which tracks all parameters in real time to optimize performance and efficiency, are standard. Design options will include collision avoidance system, automatic braking, lane centering warning and optional patented HorseFly unmanned package delivery drone.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:11 pm

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Toyota reveals second iteration of Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck: Project Portal 2.0; 300 miles per fill
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/07/20180731-toyota.html

. . . The new truck, known internally as “Beta,” expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first Project Portal test vehicle by increasing the estimated range to more than 300 miles per fill. The truck also enhances versatility and maneuverability with the addition of a sleeper cab and a novel fuel cabinet combination that further increases cab space without increasing wheelbase.

Since it first began operation in April 2017, the Project Portal “Alpha” truck has logged nearly 10,000 miles of testing and real-world drayage operations in and around the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles while emitting nothing but water vapor. The Beta vehicle will begin drayage operations in the fall, increasing the Ports’ zero-emission trucking capacity and further reducing the environmental impact of drayage operations.

Project Portal 2.0 builds on the lessons learned from the launch of the Alpha vehicle in 2017. The first heavy-duty truck was the result of a true skunkworks effort within Toyota that moved from initial concept to a fully-capable drayage truck driving silently out of a Michigan garage in just over a year. Engineers and technicians worked long hours to reconfigure the wire harnesses, electronics and other components of two off-the-lot Mirai fuel cell electric cars to create one of the world’s first OEM-built zero-emission heavy trucks.

With a gross combined weight capacity of 80,000 lbs. and a driving range of more than 200 miles per fill, the 670-plus horsepower Alpha truck produces 1325 pound-feet (1796 N·m) of torque from two Mirai fuel cell stacks and a 12kWh battery. Project Portal Beta maintains these torque and horsepower numbers while also extending the range of the vehicle and pushing forward on other key performance metrics.

    By evaluating the first truck in our test facilities and on the actual roads in the LA area, we made a list of improvements for the Beta truck build process and performance enhancements. We needed to move beyond a proof of concept, which the first truck accomplished, to something that is not only better than the original but is also more commercially viable.

    —Andrew Lund, chief engineer for the project

    More than 16,000 pollution-emitting trucks are working in Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, a number that is estimated to balloon to 32,000 by 2030. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:40 pm

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UPS to test new Thor medium-duty electric truck
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/08/20180801-ups.html

UPS announced a collaboration with Thor Trucks, Inc. (earlier post) to develop and to test a fully-electric class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles, Calif. The truck is expected to be ready for deployment later this year.

The Thor medium-duty electric delivery truck will have a driving range of approximately 100 miles powered by a Thor-designed and built battery that will be lightweight, durable and allow long-range driving distances.

For six months, UPS will test the medium-duty electric delivery truck as part of its fleet. Testing will include off-road evaluation to address durability, battery capacity, technical integration, engineering and any items found during on-road testing. Depending on the success of the deployment, UPS may make additional purchases of the electric vehicle. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:01 pm

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First Li-ion battery-powered automated guided container transporter delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/08/20180803-agv.html

The first serially-produced container transporter powered by Li-ion batteries was delivered to HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). The lithium-ion automated guided vehicle (AGV), weighing 26.5 tonnes, was brought by heavy transport on 1 August. Diesel-powered AGV at CTA will be replaced step-by-step. A pilot project to test a lithium-ion AGV prototype coupled with an automatic electric charging station has been under way at CTA since autumn 2016. HHLA ordered 25 Konecranes Gottwald Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) with lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery drives for for CTA in the first quarter of 2017. From 1 August 2018, the serially-produced lithium-ion AGVs are being delivered to Hamburg weekly from the Konecranes yard in Düsseldorf.

Konecranes Gottwald automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are unmanned, software-controlled container transporters which provide an efficient link between the harbor quay and the stackyard in large container terminals.

They are initially replacing the first generation of diesel-powered vehicles at CTA, followed by the second-generation of diesel-electric AGVs and finally phasing out the lead-acid battery-powered vehicles. The entire switchover of almost 100 AGVs should be completed by the end of 2022. . . .

Through the usage of the new AGV generation, HHLA will reduce its yearly emissions of CO2 and nitric oxide by approximately 15,550 tonnes and 118 tonnes, respectively. However, emissions at CTA will decrease substantially in the coming weeks as the first machines to be put out of service will be the diesel AGVs.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:32 pm

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Nikola Motors has raised more than $100M of its $200M Series C
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/08/20180810-nikola.html

    So far this year we have kicked-off plans to build the largest hydrogen network in the world with NEL, secured a massive 800-truck order commitment from Anheuser-Busch, developed the most energy dense battery system on the market with almost 400 watt hours per liter, engineered a 240 kW fuel cell, kicked-off electric vehicle stability controls and electric ABS with WABCO, designed a thermo-management and HVAC system with MAHLE, finalized the most advanced class-8 independent suspension on the market with Meritor, relocated our company to Arizona to build our new 150,000 sq. ft. headquarters and now closed on $100,000,000.

    —Trevor Milton. . . .

Nikola Motor’s zero-emission trucks—which will be able to travel between 500 and 1,200 miles and be refilled within 20 minutes—will be part of fleets beginning in 2020 and in full production by 2021. To date, the company has nearly eleven billion dollars in pre-order reservations.

y 2028, Nikola is planning on having more than 700 hydrogen stations across the USA and Canada. The first 14 stations will be up and running by 2021.

Between the deal with Anheiser-Busch and this, Nikola is looking more and more like they might be a real company rather than a Ponzi scheme.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:00 pm

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Firefly deploys first Class 8 electric truck in Michigan; Orange EV
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/08/20180815-firefly.html

Orange EV and Firefly Transportation Services announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks into yard management operations for a leading manufacturer of consumer packaged goods.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:38 pm

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Two BYD electric terminal trucks deploy at Port of San Diego
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/08/20180816-byd.html

. . . The Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) awarded nearly $6 million to the San Diego Port Tenants Association to demonstrate 10 vehicles and other sustainable freight technologies in and around the port. The ARFVTP, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, supports development and deployment of advanced transportation and fuel technologies throughout California.

Dole Fresh Fruit, Marine Group Boat Works, Pasha Automotive Group, TerminaLift, and Continental Maritime will get hands-on experience with the two BYD battery-powered electric cargo trucks. The aim is to show businesses the feasibility of using zero-emission vehicles in port operations, encouraging their adoption.

The tractors are equipped with a 217 kWh battery pack powering a 180 kW motor which delivers 1,106 lb-ft (1,500 N·m) of torque for 10+ hours of operation.

Additional vehicles funded by the Energy Commission grant will be delivered later this year. These vehicles include electric yard tractors by BYD and forklifts and semi-trucks modified with battery-electric propulsion systems by Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. and Transportation Power, Inc. . . .
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