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

Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:21 pm

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Harbour Air and magniX partner to build world’s first all-electric airline; seaplanes to ePlanes
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/03/20190326-ha.html

Electric aviation technology company magniX and Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, announced a partnership to transform Harbour Air seaplanes into an all-electric commercial fleet powered by the magni500, a 560 kW (751 shp) all-electric motor that delivers 2,814 N·m of torque.

Operating 12 routes between hubs such as Seattle and Vancouver and across the Pacific Northwest, Harbour Air welcomes more than 500,000 passengers on 30,000 commercial flights each year. Through this partnership, both companies are furthering the vision to someday connect communities with clean, efficient and affordable electric air travel. . . .

The aviation industry currently contributes 12% of all US carbon emissions and 4.9% globally, all while providing few low-cost, fuel-efficient options for passenger flights under 1,000 miles. By modifying existing Harbour Air planes with all-electric magniX propulsion systems, the partnership will create the world’s first completely electric commercial seaplane fleet. A Harbour Air ePlane will have zero reliance on fossil fuels and produce zero emissions.

    In 2018, 75% of worldwide airline flights were 1,000 miles or less in range. With magniX’s new propulsion systems coupled with emerging battery capabilities, we see tremendous potential for electric aviation to transform this heavily trafficked ‘middle mile’ range. We’re excited to partner with Harbour Air, a forward thinking, like-minded company that is dedicated to bringing environmentally conscious, cost effective air-transport solutions to the West Coast of North America. This partnership will set the standard for the future of commercial aviation operators.

    —Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX
. . .

The first aircraft to be converted will be the DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver, a six-passenger commercial aircraft used across Harbour Air’s route network. Harbour Air and magniX expect to conduct first flight tests of the all-electric aircraft in late 2019. . . .

They offer lots of short air tours and puddle jump flights, so this may well work for those. I doubt there's any way at the moment they can do flights over an hour if using batteries as indicated for energy storage. Fuel cells might be able to boost that up to say 4-500 mile radius.


IEVS:
Taxis In Oslo Will Be Electric & Wirelessly Fast Charged
https://insideevs.com/taxis-ioslo-electric-wirelessly-fast-charged/

Fast wireless charging of taxis at 75 kW

Fortum, an energy company and operator of a charging network, together with the City of Oslo and the American company Momentum Dynamics, intends to build a wireless fast-charging infrastructure for taxis.

    Fortum Charge & Drive has long been working with the taxi industry to enable electrification of the taxi fleet. The greatest hurdle has proved to be the infrastructure: It is too time consuming for taxi drivers to find a charger, plug in and then wait for the car to charge. The wireless fast-charging project aims to solve these issues and thereby reduce climate emissions from the taxi sector – not only in Norway, but in the entire world.”

The proposition for Oslo is 75 kW wireless fast charging stations where the taxis are parked. The first is to be installed at the Oslo Central Station.

The plan is to have only zero-emission taxis in Oslo by 2023 and who knows, maybe also wirelessly charged if the pilot project succeeds. . . .
While the overall idea of wireless charging of taxis sounds great, the only remaining question is about the health of the drivers, who in contrast to wireless home charging, stays in the vehicle, where he/she is in close proximity to at least a few percent of energy is emitted as a losses of wireless energy transfer. Example 5% out of 75 kW would be nearly 4 kW. Exposure for an hour or two every workday is at least worth a double check. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:28 pm

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Ballard Power Systems establishing a Marine Center of Excellence in Europe for fuel cell applications
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/04/20190408-ballard.html

Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S . . . is establishing a Marine Center of Excellence (Marine CoE) dedicated to fuel cell marine applications at the company’s engineering, manufacturing and service facility in Hobro, Denmark. The Marine CoE will design and manufacture heavy duty fuel cell modules to address zero-emission powertrain requirements for the marine industry.

A new motive fuel cell system manufacturing hall is planned to be constructed and operational at the Hobro location by year-end 2019, with expected annual production capacity of more than 15 megawatts (MW) of fuel cell modules. Fuel cell module development work at the Marine CoE will be based on Ballard’s new FCgen-LCS fuel cell stack and next-generation heavy duty power module, which are planned for commercial launch later this year, and will be designed to meet European marine certification requirements.

Benefits of Ballard’s FCgen-LCS fuel cell stack, compared to the current generation liquid-cooled fuel cell stack that it will replace, include: significantly lower life cycle cost; ultra-long durability; higher power density; freeze-start capability; high tolerance to operating conditions; simplified systems integration; and sustainability.

Reduction of pollutants and carbon emissions is a high priority for the marine industry and port cities. Regulations to restrict diesel emissions are being introduced at the local and regional levels in various parts of the world, and this is generating interest in zero-emission fuel cell technology.

In 2018 the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced a strategy to reduce GHG emissions from ships, including a 50% reduction in GHGs by 2050 as compared to the 2008 level, and complete elimination of GHGs as soon as possible in this century. The IMO has estimated that 1.135 billion tonnes of CO2 was emitted by ships in 2008, representing 3.5% of the global total that year. . . .

Ballard fuel cell modules deliver: (i) design flexibility, including modular components and scalable power (from 100 kilowatts to more than 1MW) to support vessel propulsion, auxiliary power and/or system redundancy; (ii) extended range, proportionate to the volume of energy-rich compressed liquid hydrogen fuel stored on board a vessel (which can also be rapidly replenished), rather than creating a weight challenge through the addition of heavy batteries; and (iii) positive economics, underpinned by the compatibility of fuel cell DC power with battery hybrid electric architectures.

In addition to work on MW-scale marine power solutions with ABB, Ballard is actively involved in a number of sub-MW marine projects, including: development of HySeas III, the world’s first sea-going renewables-powered car and passenger ferry, which will operate in the Orkney Archipelago off the coast of Scotland; participation in the H2PORTS project to facilitate a rapid transition at Europe's ports from fossil fuels to low-carbon, zero-emission alternatives based on hydrogen and fuel cells, initially at the Port of Valencia in Spain; and a Flagships project to demonstrate fuel cell commercial readiness by powering a ferry in Norway and a river barge in France.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:38 pm

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Ballard to supply Norled with 200 kW fuel cell modules to power ferry in Norway
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/04/20190410-ball.html

Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S . . . has signed an Equipment Supply Agreement (ESA) with Norled A/S, one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators, to provide two next-generation 200 kW fuel cell modules that will be used to power a hybrid ferry planned to begin operating in 2021.

The Ballard modules will be designed and manufactured at the company’s new Marine Center of Excellence at its facility in Hobro, Denmark. (Earlier post.)

The Norled vessel—which has carrying capacity for up to 299 passengers and 80 cars—is expected to be the first liquid hydrogen fuel cell-powered ferry in commercial operation globally.

Norled operates 80 ferries and express boats and has invested significantly in new types of vessels and eco-friendly technologies.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:53 pm

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Hyundai Motor, H2 Energy JV to spearhead hydrogen mobility in Europe; 1,600 fuel cell heavy-duty trucks to the JV through 2025
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/04/20190416-hyundai.html

. . . To begin the joint venture’s operations, Hyundai Motor will deliver 1,600 fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks to Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility from 2019 through 2025. The venture will then lease a large portion of these fuel-cell powered trucks to the H2 Mobility Switzerland Association, which comprises major refueling station operators, transport and logistics companies, as well as to various other industry players that promote hydrogen mobility in Switzerland.

The joint entity will further expand its market presence to other European countries beyond Switzerland.

Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility also plans to penetrate the hydrogen sales market through a subsidiary firm that produces and supplies hydrogen in Switzerland, with prospects for entering other European countries.

With the establishment of Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, Hyundai expects to gain a foothold in Switzerland, where the demand for fuel cell trucks is expected to grow from a stiff nationwide road tax on diesel trucks, which incentivizes fleet operators of diesel trucks to switch to zero emission vehicles.

In the longer term, Hyundai plans to establish an advanced, sustainable position in Europe’s fuel cell electric commercial vehicle market, as it increasingly embraces green mobility amid stringent regulations targeting carbon emissions. . . .

H2 Energy has industrywide capabilities throughout Switzerland’s hydrogen ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production and supply, refueling stations, fuel cell vehicle procurement and other fields. The company also offers technical and consulting solutions, drawing on its engineering expertise, extensive infrastructure, solid market presence and close industrywide connections.

After scaling up to meet the demand in Europe, Hyundai will launch its fuel-cell commercial vehicle businesses in other regions around the world, including the US and domestic market in Korea. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:31 pm

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Nikola Wows Huge Crowd With Five Zero-Emission Vehicles
https://insideevs.com/nikola-wows-crowd-five-zero-emission-vehicles/

Nikola provided much more than eye candy and vaporware at its recent event.

Just a few hours ago, in the wee hours of the morning, we returned from an intense two-day event in Scottsdale, Arizona, coined Nikola World 2019. We’ll be honest to say that there’s a ton to take in and cover. Nikola Motor Company went all out with its big reveal, showcasing five future vehicles, including the Nikola Two, Tre, NZT, Wav, and Reckless.

We’re excited to report that the event was incredibly well-organized and packed with opportunities. Aside from the official live reveal in the video above, we moved through an exhaustive schedule consisting of interviews, press conferences, breakout sessions, demo rides, product demonstrations, supplier showcases, and much more.

Over the course of the coming days, we’ll be sharing more about our experiences at the event, complete with some candid images and our overall take on Nikola and its future, which we are confident may prove much more positive than we previously assumed. . . .

For now, we suggest checking out Nikola’s livestream presentation (above) and the company press release (below). It was quite clear to us that the startup took the time to get its ducks in a row in an attempt to prove naysayers wrong and show that its products are the real deal and not vaporware. To say that we were impressed overall would be an understatement, and we can only hope Nikola is able to secure success down the road. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:53 pm

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Toyota, Kenworth, POLA and CARB unveil next-gen heavy-duty fuel-cell truck; ZANZEFF
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/04/20190423-tfcv.html

. . .Since operations began in April 2017, the Project Portal “Alpha” and “Beta” Proof of Concept Class 8 trucks have logged more than 14,000 miles of testing and real-world drayage operations in and around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach while emitting nothing but water vapor.

The first Kenworth/Toyota Fuel Cell Electric Truck (FCET) under the ZANZEFF project will begin drayage operations in the fourth quarter. . . .

The latest Fuel Cell Electric truck utilizes the Kenworth T680 Class 8 model combined with Toyota’s fuel cell electric technology and is part of the ZANZEFF project. Pioneered by the Port of Los Angeles with leading support from Toyota, Kenworth, and Shell, the endeavor provides a large-scale “Shore-to-Store” plan and a hydrogen fuel-cell-electric technology framework for freight facilities to structure operations for future goods movement. The initiative will help reduce emissions by more than 500 tons of Greenhouse Gas and 0.72 weighted tons of nox, ROG and PM10. . . .

The Port of Los Angeles . . . will develop the project in several phases, ultimately encompassing initiatives in Southern California, the Central Coast Area, and Merced County. The initial phase is designed to kick-start the leap to a new class of goods movement vehicles, while reducing emissions in designated disadvantaged communities.

The project phases will include:

    Ten new zero-emissions fuel-cell-electric Kenworth/Toyota FCET developed through a collaboration between Kenworth and Toyota to move cargo from the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports throughout the Los Angeles area, the Inland Empire, the Port of Hueneme, and eventually to Merced. The trucks will be operated by Toyota Logistics Services (4), United Parcel Services (3), Total Transportation Services Inc. (2), and Southern Counties Express (1).

    Two new large capacity heavy-duty hydrogen fueling stations will be developed by Shell in Wilmington and Ontario, California. The two new stations will join three additional stations located at Toyota’s Long Beach Logistics Services and Gardena R&D facilities to form an integrated, five-station heavy-duty hydrogen fueling network for the Los Angeles basin. Together, these stations will provide multiple sources of hydrogen throughout the region, including over 1 ton of 100% renewable hydrogen per day at the Toyota Logistics Services station to be operated by Shell, and important research and development advances at a pair of stations operated by Air Liquide, all enabling zero-emissions freight transport.

    Expanded use of zero-emissions technology in cargo terminal and warehouse environments, including the first two zero-emissions yard tractors to be operated at the Port of Hueneme, as well as the expanded use of zero-emissions forklifts at Toyota’s port warehouse.

More than 16,000 trucks serve the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complexes—North America’s largest trade gateway for containerized cargo. That number that is estimated to grow to 32,000 by 2030. Currently, more than 43,000 drayage trucks are in operation at ports across the United States.

This announcement is an extension of Toyota’s Environmental Challenge 2050 efforts to eliminate CO2 emissions from its operations. Toyota has previously announced the construction of the Tri-Gen facility which will be the first megawatt-sized carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with hydrogen fueling in the world. The 100% renewable plant will use agricultural waste to generate water, electricity, and hydrogen that will support Toyota Logistics Services’ (TLS) operations at the Port of Long Beach.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:36 pm

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New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE H2 fuel-cell bus achieves 350 miles of zero-emission range in a test demonstration for OCTA
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/04/20190426-nfi.html

New Flyer of America announced that a test demonstration with a New Flyer 40', heavy-duty fuel-cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 bus for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) achieved 350-miles (563 km) of zero-emission range. These results exceeded the 300-mile range performance target by 17% without refueling.

The forty-foot Xcelsior CHARGE H2 was equipped with a Ballard Power Systems fuel cell, producing electricity in motion to continuously recharge the 100 kWh of batteries to power a Siemens electric drive motor.

The bus operated for 28 hours and achieved 10.4 miles per diesel gallon equivalent. When the hydrogen tanks were fully depleted, the zero-emission bus (ZEB) operated on battery reserve for an additional 20 miles, to achieve a combined range of 350 miles.

The demonstration was completed on OCTA’s Route 47 operating from Fullerton to Newport Beach in April 2019 with a payload representing fully-seated passenger capacity. . . .

As announced April 2018, New Flyer is delivering 10 forty-foot fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 buses to OCTA, along with 10 of the same model to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District under the Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium Project, funded by the California Air Resources Board and its California Climate Investments Program (CCI).

    Under California’s Innovative Clean Transit regulation, starting in 2023 large transit fleets will be required to purchase ZEBs for at least 25 percent of total procurements, ultimately transitioning to 100 percent ZEBs by 2040. This New Flyer demonstration shows fuel cell-electric buses can play a critical role in a zero-emission fleet, operating 24 hours a day with refueling in as little as six minutes, allowing the highest utilization possible.

    —Jaimie Levin, Senior Project Manager and Director of West Coast Operations for CTE

New Flyer manufactures the Xcelsior CHARGE H2 in forty-foot and sixty-foot lengths. In March 2019, New Flyer announced that both had successfully completed the Federal Transit Administration Model Bus Testing Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania. The Xcelsior CHARGE H2 utilizes the same reliable drive system as New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE all-battery electric bus.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:52 pm

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Plug Power, Charlatte America deliver fuel cell cargo tuggers for FedEx at Albany International Airport
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/04/20190429-pp.html

. . . The ground support vehicles were built by Charlatte America and operate using Plug Power’s zero-emission ProGen hydrogen fuel cell system. The ProGen powered tuggers are in operation at the Albany International Airport transporting FedEx packages from the sorting facility to delivery airplanes.

Performance and reliability data has been collected during cold winter months, where temperatures can drop as low as -10 deg. F (-23.33 deg. C). The Charlatte America electric GSE vehicles require less maintenance than internal combustion-powered equipment and are designed to support the ongoing market trend to electrification of mobility.

The addition of Plug Power’s ProGen hydrogen fuel cell technology enables the cargo tuggers to tow up to 40,000 pounds without stopping for up to four hours and only requires three to four minutes for refueling. This zero-emission vehicle also operates with a high energy efficiency of around 45%, versus about 20% for diesel.

The wear and tear on the vehicles is lower, reducing maintenance demands such as oil changes, brakes and starter replacements. As a result, these vehicles reduce operational costs while increasing productivity. . . .

Plug Power built one of the first hydrogen fueling stations on the East Coast, at its headquarters in Latham, NY. The FedEx vehicles are refueled and serviced at the Plug Power fueling station, which has been used to refuel the first FedEx delivery van since its launch in January. . . .

The Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy supports early stage R&D that enables progress in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and has collaborated with Plug Power, FedEx, and Charlatte on this work, with FedeX Express deploying a fleet of fuel cell cargo tractors at the Memphis Superhub.


Also GCC:
Korea Gas Corporation to invest $4B in hydrogen production and distribution by 2030
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/04/20190429-kogas.html

. . . Under the plan, KOGAS will construct 25 hydrogen-producing facilities and pipelines totaling 700 kilometers to transport the gas. By 2030, KOGAS expects to supply 1.73 million tons of hydrogen annually.

KOGAS said demand for hydrogen in South Korea will reach 1.94 million tons per year by 2030 and 5.26 million tons by 2040.

KOGAS also said that with increased output, prices of hydrogen will likely fall to 4,500 won (US $3.89) per kilogram from the current range of 6,500 won to 7,500 won (US $5.62 to 6.48) per kilogram.

KOGAS said it will import 300,000 tons of hydrogen by 2030 and 1.2 million tons by 2040.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Wed May 08, 2019 2:58 pm

GCC:
Mack Trucks unveils battery-electric Mack LR Refuse demonstration model
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/05/20190508-mack.html

. . . Combining the refuse industry-leading design of the Mack LR model with a fully electric Mack drivetrain, the demonstration model will begin real-world testing in 2020 in the demanding operations of the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY).

The Mack LR BEV is powered by Mack’s integrated electric powertrain consisting of two 130-kW AC motors producing a combined 496 peak horsepower and 4,051 lb-ft (5,492 N·m) of torque available from zero RPM. Power is sent through a two-speed Mack Powershift transmission and put to the ground by Mack’s proprietary S522R 52,000-lb. rear axles. . . .

ll of the LR BEV’s accessories, including the hydraulic systems for the Heil DuraPack 5000 body, are electrically driven through 12V, 24V and 600V circuits. Four NMC lithium-ion batteries (Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) are charged via a 150kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system.

The charging system supports up to 150kW charging power at 200 amps maximum current.

As one of Mack’s largest customers, DSNY was an ideal choice to test the first LR BEV model in a real-world application. DSNY is the world’s largest sanitation department, with its 10,000 employees collecting more than 12,000 tons of refuse and recyclables each day. . . .


Also GCC:
Ballard fuel cell modules to power 64t B-train tractor-trailers in Canadian hydrogen project AZETEC
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/05/20190508-ballard.html

Ballard Power Systems will provide six FCmove-HD fuel cell modules to power two B-train tractor-trailer trucks as part of a C$15 million (US$11.2 million) Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) project. (A B-train consists of two trailers linked together by a fifth wheel.)

Each module generates 70 kW of power; 3 modules will be installed in each truck. These modules will utilize Ballard’s liquid-cooled LCS technology, planned for commercial availability in 2019.

The AZETEC project will test hydrogen as a zero-emissions alternative fuel to diesel, along with the refueling infrastructure and other systems that would be required for Alberta to implement this new fuel solution.

The 3-year project also will investigate the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and airborne pollutants in Alberta’s freight transportation sector.

Freight transportation accounts for almost 70% of diesel fuel demand in Alberta and contributes about 12 million tonnes of greenhouse gases (GHGs) per year in the Province. The AZETEC project is scheduled to run until mid-2022 and will involve the design and manufacture of two heavy duty, extended range, hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid trucks that will move freight year-round between the cities of Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta.

The 64 tonne (gross vehicle weight) B-train tractor-trailers, developed for Alberta’s unique operating environment, will be capable of traveling up to 430 miles (700 km) between refuelings and will be operated by Alberta trucking companies Trimac Transportation and Bison Transport.

By the end of the project the trucks will have travelled more than 300,000 miles (500,000 km) and carried about 12 million tonne-miles (20 million tonne-km) of freight. . . .

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is contributing more than C$7.3 million (US$5.4 million) to the AZETEC project, which is led by the Alberta Motor Transportation Association. ERA is providing the funding through its competitive BEST Challenge program, which targets technologies that demonstrate the potential to reduce GHG emissions in Alberta and secure the Province's success in a lower-carbon economy.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Mon May 13, 2019 4:13 pm

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Rigterink Logistikgruppe testing the fully-electric eActros truck
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/05/20190513-eactros.html

The Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eActros will be put through its paces by Rigterink Logistikgruppe in regular operations primarily transporting foodstuffs in the inner-city traffic of Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Mainz and numerous other municipalities in the Rhine-Main area.

The daily distance from the Rigterink logistics premises in Flörsheim am Main to supermarket branches and various central logistics centers of supermarket chains is around 200 km (124 miles). The route will be driven once a day by the 25-tonne truck, making full use of its range of around 200 km with a single charge. The batteries will be charged overnight.

The energy powering the eActros comes from lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 240 kWh. Depending on the available capacity, fully charging takes around two hours (at 150 kW). The truck features a refrigerated swap-body from Schmitz Cargobull, which allows for energy-efficient transport of the chilled produce.

Rigterink is one of 20 customers from various sectors who have integrated the electric truck into their fleets. Each of these selected customers will operate a near-series version of either the 18 or 25-tonne variant for around a year and will test the respective vehicle for its suitability in daily operations. . . .

The development and testing of the heavy-duty electric truck in short-radius distribution operations is sponsored as part of the “Concept ELV2” project to varying degrees by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).


Transport for London orders 20 Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/05/20190512-tfl.html

. . . The environment-friendly vehicles will be introduced on routes 245, 7 and N7, with people traveling to Wembley Stadium, or from west London to the West End, able to hop on the new green buses for a smoother and quieter journey. The new, modern buses will also enhance the customer experience, with on-board USB charging points.

TfL is investing £12 million (US$15.6 million) in the new buses and the fueling infrastructure. Wrightbus in Northern Ireland will manufacture them, creating new jobs in the region. More than £5 million of funding is being provided by European bodies and £1 million from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles. . . .

Greening transport in the capital will require using a range of clean power sources. Hydrogen buses can store more energy on board than equivalent buses, meaning they can be deployed on longer routes. They only need to be refueled once a day for five minutes, making them much quicker to power up when compared with conventional battery-electric buses.

The double decker hydrogen buses will expand TfL’s growing number of zero-emission buses. There are currently a total of 165 zero-emission buses, with a further 68 electric double deckers on the roads by the summer. TfL has also recently announced that the route 323 will become fully electric next year, along with two further routes, which will be announced later this month.

The European funding is provided by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), and the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), an executive agency of the European Commission.


Kraft Heinz deploys all electric trucks in Ohio, eliminating diesel emissions with Firefly Transportation Services and Orange EV
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/05/20190509-orange.html

Orange EV, Firefly Transportation Services, and The Kraft Heinz Company have deployed three Orange EV T-Series Class 8 battery-electric terminal trucks to the Kraft Heinz distribution center in Groveport, Ohio.

Firefly will operate three Orange EV pure electric terminal trucks to do the work formerly accomplished by five diesels. For fuel diversity alone, one diesel will remain onsite and is expected to go unused in routine operations. With this deployment, Kraft Heinz essentially plans to eliminate diesel terminal truck emissions at its Groveport distribution center.

The electric truck solution was partially funded by the American Lung Association through a grant provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) Program, secured and administered by the Clean Air Team at the American Lung Association (ALA)’s Springfield, Illinois office. The ALA has been a longtime leader in the fight for healthy air. . . .
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