https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... mmins.html
Cummins unveils hydrogen fuel cell truck as tech demonstrator
90 kW stack expandable in 30 or 45kW increments up to 180 kW, plus a 100kWh battery. Range is 150 to 250 miles and they're pitching it for "regional haul, urban delivery operations, port drayage and terminal container handling," which except for port drayage would seem to be uses better matched to BEVs, although high intensity container yard work might require too high a duty cycle for a BEV, i.e. not enough down time to charge.
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... volta.html
Volta Trucks partners with Prodrive to develop its electric heavy-duty truck
Low cab with center-mounted driver, wrap-around windows, cameras and bus-style side doors to reduce accidents involving pedestrians/cyclists. Range 100 miles/top speed 50 miles, and this seems a better match for urban P&D than the above FCEV.
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... 9-byd.html
GSC Logistics first to haul commercial cargo with a BYD electric semi through Altamont Pass
They hauled from the Port of Oakland to Tracy, about 50 miles one-way, and return. For those who don't know it, the Altamont pass is only at an elevation of 1,009 feet but has an 8% grade, and they were able to maintain 55 mph up it and return to the Port with 40% SoC of the 409 kWh pack left after the un-recharged round trip. Of course, the weather's been warm now although winds were low (this trip was on the 22nd before the high offshore winds that have been boosting the fires hit), so we'll have to see how it does in winter with a wet road, colder temps and high winds, and after some degradation. I'd say they need at least 500kWh to provide an adequate cushion.