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

Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:10 am

GRA wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:45 pm
IEVS:
Morris Commercial Introduces Sentimental Electric Morris JE Van
https://insideevs.com/news/382554/elect ... is-je-van/

It's a premium all-electric van with retro styling and 200 miles (320 km) of range, capable of taking 1,000 kg of payload. . . .

Carbon-fiber body, probably around 60kWh pack.
Interesting that van is made by Morris, I see it every episode when watching the Press(British show) on PBS. It always catches my eye but I thought the front insignia was of a Citroen(2 boomerangs pointed upward) it's a food truck located in the plaza between the 2 competing newspapers.
I personally like the looks of this vehicle but too bad due to our WAY! outdated chicken tax we'll never see a vehicle like this in the good ole' USA :roll: land of the import taxes :x
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:21 pm

GCC:
Hyundai’s Hydrogen Mobility Solution wins 2020 Truck Innovation Award
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... ih2jv.html


There's a photo, showing the cylindrical H2 tanks stacked vertically at the front end of the cargo box, directly behind the cab.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:39 pm

IEVS:
Anheuser-Busch Completes First Ever Zero-Emission Beer Delivery
https://insideevs.com/news/383929/anheu ... -delivery/

An all-electric BYD truck and a hydrogen fuel cell Nikola H2 truck delivered cargo for Anheuser-Busch.

Anheuser-Busch, one of the pioneers of using zero emission vehicles, this week has completed its first ever "Zero-Emission Beer Delivery" in the company’s hometown of St. Louis in partnership with BYD and Nikola.

For the Nikola H2 hydrogen fuel cell truck it was actually the very first cargo delivered fory a customer. Together with an all-electric BYD 8TT truck model, beer was delivered from the local Anheuser-Busch brewery to the Enterprise Center.
  • "This morning, a Nikola hydrogen-electric truck picked up the load of beer, including flagship beer brand Bud Light, and delivered it to Anheuser-Busch local wholesaler partner, Lohr Distributors – marking the first commercial delivery onboard a Nikola hydrogen-electric vehicle. Lohr Distributors then delivered the beer to the Enterprise Center, home of the St. Louis Blues, on a BYD electric truck – a milestone delivery for the brewer as the beer reached its destination with zero-emissions from transportation."
Anheuser-Busch so far reportedly ordered/reserved up to 800 Nikola hydrogen fuel cell trucks, 40 Tesla Semi and is deploying 21 BYD 8TT truck in a pilot project.

We believe that the actual purchase of Nikola trucks will be highly dependent on the performance, reliability and real cost evaluated in the test period. . . .

As presumably is also the case with the Tesla and BYD BEV trucks - that's what dem/val is for.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:19 pm

GCC:
Stadler and SBCTA sign contract for first hydrogen-powered train in US; FLIRT H2
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... adler.html

Stadler and San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) have signed the first contract to supply a hydrogen-powered train to run in the United States. SBCTA awarded the contract with an option to order four more vehicles in the future. The FLIRT H2 train is planned for passenger service in 2024.

Stadler FLIRT (Fast Light Intercity and Regional Train) is a passenger multiple unit (MU) trainset. The baseline FLIRT is an electric MU articulated trainset that can come in units of two to twelve cars with two to six motorized axles.

The hydrogen-powered FLIRT H2 vehicle is planned to be introduced in 2024 as part of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project (Arrow), a nine-mile connector between Redlands and San Bernardino’s Metrolink station.

The ordered vehicle consists of two cars with a power pack in between. This holds the fuel cells and the hydrogen tanks. The train is expected to have seating space for 108 passengers and in addition generous standing room. The FLIRT H2 is projected to transport passengers with a maximum speed of up to 79 mph (130 km/h). . . .

Serving more than 2.1 million residents of San Bernardino County, the SBCTA is responsible for cooperative regional planning and furthering an efficient multi-modal transportation system countywide. The SBCTA administers Measure I, the half-cent transportation sales tax approved by county voters in 1989, and supports freeway construction projects, regional and local road improvements, train and bus transportation, railroad crossings, call boxes, ridesharing, congestion management efforts, and long-term planning studies.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:18 pm

IEVS:
Nikola, IVECO And FPT Reveals All-Electric Nikola Tre Semi: Videos
https://insideevs.com/news/385827/iveco-fpt-nikola-tre/
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:20 pm

IEVS:
Nikola, IVECO And FPT Reveals All-Electric Nikola Tre Semi: Videos
https://insideevs.com/news/385827/iveco-fpt-nikola-tre/


For Europe. BEV planned on-sale date 2021, FCEV 2023.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:22 pm

GCC:
Penske Logistics logs more than 10,000 miles in heavy-duty electric trucks
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... pense.html


Using them to deliver to a fast-food chain in SoCal.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:34 pm

GCC:
San Francisco selects BAE Systems Series-ER for 68 transit buses for Green Bus Zones
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... 3-bae.html

Apparently diesel HEVs allowing limited-distance (<500 yds) travel on the battery. I assume BEVs are currently not capable of handling the route requirements in S.F., because the city would certainly buy them if they could.


Related, also GCC:
California, 7 states and DC commit to faster transition to zero-emission trucks and buses; next step is formal agreement
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... -zevs.html

California is joining with seven other states and the District of Columbia in committing to develop an action plan to put hundreds of thousands more zero-emission trucks and buses on their roads and highways.

The partners will present a proposed memorandum of understanding to the governors of the states and the mayor of the District of Columbia for consideration in the summer of 2020.

The Statement of Intent comes as the California Air Resources Board (ARB) holds its first meeting to consider a proposed Advanced Clean Trucks regulation that would establish sales and reporting requirements for zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The board is expected to consider the first-of-its-kind regulation for adoption next year. . . .

States joining with California on the effort to accelerate deployment of zero-emission trucks and buses are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. . . .

California has invested nearly $1 billion in cap-and-trade proceeds into a variety of demonstration and pilot projects to accelerate and promote the commercialization of zero- and near-zero medium and heavy duty trucks and buses. Companies with large fleets, including Pepsico and FedEx, are partners in these initiatives, along with a broad range of other technology partners. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:28 pm

GCC:
Ballard-powered fuel-cell tram-buses from Van Hool now in revenue service in France
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... llard.html

Ballard Power Systems announcedthat 8 ExquiCity tram-buses built by Van Hool NV and powered by 8 Ballard FCveloCity-HD 100-kilowatt fuel cell modules have been inaugurated at a ceremony in Pau, France and are now in revenue service in Pau’s Bus Rapid Transit System.

The ExquiCity 18 trams are driven by a Siemens PEM2022 / 210 kW permanent magnet drive motor; a double-motor option with two Siemens PEM2016 / 160 kW motors is an option.

Ballard initially announced a Letter of Intent in September, 2017 and shipped modules to Van Hool in 2018. These first fuel-cell-powered tram-buses were subsequently delivered to Pau in 2019 and are being operated by the SMTU-PPP (Syndicat Mixte de Transports urbains – Pau Portes des Pyrénées) and the STAP (Société de Transport de l’Agglomération Paloise).

The clean energy hybrid tram-buses use fuel cells for primary power and lithium batteries for additional power when needed. Each tram-bus is more than 18 meters (60 feet) long, has capacity for 125 passengers and can operate more than 300 kilometers (185 miles) between hydrogen refuelings. . . .

The tram-bus deployment in Pau is partially funded by Europe’s FCH-JU program. GNVERT, a subsidiary of ENGIE, constructed and operates the hydrogen refueling station for the tram-buses.

Also GCC:
Proterra selected in electric bus contract by California Department of General Services
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... terra.html

. . . California continues to be a pioneer in the adoption of zero-emission transportation and has unveiled several initiatives, grants and funding opportunities to help transit agencies, airports and universities transition to zero-emission fleets. In December 2018, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted the Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation with a unanimous vote in favor, requiring state public transit agencies to transition to 100% zero-emission buses by 2040.

California has made available $450 million in grants to help fund rail and bus investments made by public agencies under the California Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP). Procurement of electric buses, charging systems, and associated electric bus infrastructure are eligible projects under this program, as well as leasing electric buses and/or batteries. The deadline to submit proposals for awards is 16 January 2020.

Further, Governor Gavin Newsom also recently signed Assembly Bill 784 which allows zero-emission buses purchased in California to be exempt from state sales tax until 1 January 2024.

Additionally, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced that the application period is now open for Volkswagen Mitigation Trust funding under the Zero-Emission Transit, School and Shuttle Bus Project, which provides funding for new zero-emission replacement buses. A total of $130 million is available in California from the VW Mitigation Trust for zero-emission buses, with $65 million open in this first round of funding.

Applications will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis, and eligible applicants are owners of transit buses, school buses and shuttle buses. Proterra battery-electric transit buses and Proterra Powered electric school buses are eligible for funding, with up to $180,000 available per transit bus and up to $400,000 available per school bus.
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:49 pm

GCC:
Mercedes-Benz initially offering electric eSprinter as a panel van
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... inter.html

The new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter (earlier post) is intended to cover the broadest possible range of use in urban logistics. It is initially being offered as a panel van and a permissible gross mass of 3500 kilograms. Its maximum loading volume is 10.5 m3, the same as for the Sprinter with a combustion engine.

As with the entry-level diesel engine, the electric drive in the eSprinter drives the front wheels with an output of 85 kW and a torque figure of up to 295 N·m. A flexible payload and battery concept allow adaptation to individual needs for practical use.

The range with a utilizable battery capacity of 47 kWh (installed: 55 kWh) is 168 kilometers (104.4 miles) with a maximum load of 891 kilograms. A second battery option takes into account other priorities in the use parameters: the configuration with a utilizable capacity of 35 kWh (installed: 41 kWh) allows a range of 115 kilometers (71.5 miles). In turn, the maximum load rises to 1045 kilograms.

The integrated quick-charge function also ensures flexibility; around 80% of the energy can be recharged within 30 minutes. The maximum speed can be configured to suit the task in hand: Maximum speed can be set at 80 km/h, 100 km/h or even as much as 120 km/h.

Various modes regulate the degree of recuperation of the energy generated during braking and can be optimally configured with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The four recuperation levels of “D-”, “D”, “D+” and “D++” are selected with the steering wheel paddle shifters. In the D- gear the proactive driving is only possible with a pedal. In the D++ gear the eSprinter “glides”.

The three “E+”, “E” and “C” drive programs are selected via the drive program button in the centre console. Depending on the selection the eSprinter drives either particularly efficiently or focuses on higher comfort, in which the climate control is adjusted in favour of a higher range, for example. . . .

With its eVan Ready App and the eCost Calculator, Mercedes-Benz Vans has helpful and successfully established tools which allow employers and drivers to use recordings of all journeys over a certain time period to find out whether an electric vehicle is suitable for their area of use—and which savings could be found.

In countless customer conversations, however, Mercedes-Benz found that there were always questions about charging infrastructure—particularly in larger fleets: can all vehicles be charged simultaneously at the depot? Is the current power supply sufficient or are additional installations required? The decision to switch is also about the investment needs that the vehicle fleet will require as well as savings that can be made.

The eCharging Planner, developed in customer co-creation by Mercedes-Benz Vans together with customers, is to answer precisely these questions in three steps. The web-based tool carries out an analysis that is tailor-made for the business, dealing with the conversion from conventional to battery-powered electric vehicles.

There are three steps to an individual result:
  • The conditions relevant to energy management are collected: this includes the necessary size of vehicles and vehicle fleet, the typical operating times, the potential energy consumption as well as the circumstances at the place of business. The eCharging Planner also takes into account electric vehicles made by other manufacturers, as only the total number of battery vehicles in the vehicle fleet allows an informative analysis of the necessary charging infrastructure.

    The eCharging Planner, depending on the actual application situation, analyses the suitability and the use of peripheral services and products by Mercedes-Benz: the wallbox, Mercedes PRO services as well as intelligent charging management.

    Step three takes account of local circumstances: this includes necessary construction measures at the depot as well as the electrical parameters of grid installed power, potential load peaks or the installation of power distributors.
The eCharging Planner creates an individual result for each user. Investment and operating costs of the conversion are compared to the possible savings in order to determine the amortisation period.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if the above tools are slanted to provide the best possible results for switching, they're an excellent idea for customers curious if a BEV would make sense for them, but without the time or money to do the calcs for themselves.
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