ACT News 2017

delivery vehicles

UPS Ups the Alt Fuels Ante – Again

November 20, 2017 in Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, delivery vehicles, investments, LNG, milestones, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ten Million Gallons Annually of RNG from Big Ox Energy
As Well as 1.5 Gallons Annually for Five Years from Amp

UPS is disclosing this morning a landmark agreement for 10 million equivalent gallons per year of RNG/renewable natural gas from Big Ox Energy. “This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company,” says a release.

The agreement with Big Ox runs through 2024.
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LightningElectric Priced, Orders Open

November 6, 2017 in batteries, delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, paratransit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

All-Battery Upfits for Ford Transit Are Priced
At $69,000 for 50-Mile Vehicles, $89,000 for 100

Lightning Systems is taking orders for its Ford-sanctioned LightningElectric all-battery version of the Transit van, pricing upfits for vehicles with a single charge-range of 100 miles at $89,000 with a tab of $69,000 for single-charge range of 50 miles.
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Ryder Is Taking 125 Chanje eTrucks

November 3, 2017 in delivery vehicles, EVs, EVSE, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Battery Vehicles to Be Based in California, New York, and Illinois

Maintaining its momentum with Chanje, Ryder System said Thursday that it’s begun taking delivery of 125 100% battery electric delivery trucks. Maintenance and charging equipment is to be installed in Ryder facilities to support Chanje EVs in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Jose, Calif. markets, as well as in Chicago and New York.
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Chanje’s ‘EaaS:’ EVSE via eMotorWerks

October 27, 2017 in Companies, delivery vehicles, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Energy-as-a-Service’ Goes Beyond Mere Charging,
Part of ‘Four-Pillar’ Strategy for Fleet Electrification

Chanje, the re-emergent supplier of battery electric trucks that’s signed with Ryder for distribution and support, has teamed with eMotorWerks to power those trucks as part of a forward-looking program dubbed EaaS – energy-as-a-service.
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Spartan-Motiv eWIVs for AmeriPride: 20

October 24, 2017 in delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘85 Miles on a Full Charge and Up to 20% Gradeability’

Spartan Motors said this morning that its fleet vehicles and services team will supply 20 fully battery electric walk-in vans with bodies from its affiliate Utilimaster to AmeriPride Services.
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Workhorse Low-Floor EV Delivery Chassis

September 21, 2017 in delivery vehicles, EVs, Hybrids, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Maximized Cargo Space Coupled with Ease of Operation

Workhorse will unveil a new low-floor chassis for delivery vehicles next week, to be available for both 100% battery and range-extended electric vehicles. Production is to commence late next year.
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Lightning-New Eagle Battery Ford Transit

September 13, 2017 in delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, New Products, paratransit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

LightningElectric Zero-Emission Van to Go on Sale in Early 2018
By Ford Dealers as eQVM vehicle with Ford Warranties, Financing

Lightning Systems and New Eagle are unveiling today a zero-emission, all-battery version of the Ford Transit van, a 10,360-pound GVWR vehicle to go on sale in early 2018. LightningElectric Transit passenger wagon, van, cutaway and chassis cab models are to be available directly from Ford dealers.
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Capstone Kenworth: CNG Drives a Turbine

September 7, 2017 in CNG, delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

TransPower Integration of a Corvus Battery Pack
Driving JJE Motors in Reefer Vehicle for Deliveries,
Agility CNG Tanks Fuel Electricity-Generating Turbine 

Capstone has released details about a CNG microturbine-powered Class 7 Kenworth T370 configured for battery-electric or series hybrid electric operation, intended as a delivery vehicle. Recently completed track testing has confirmed both high-speed performance as well as operation on 20% grades, the company says. updated September 12
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TM4 Talks Up 500 Workhorse EV Orders

August 23, 2017 in delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Sumo MD Powertrains for Battery & Extended-Range Trucks

Canada’s TM4 has disclosed an order for 500 of its Sumo MD brand electric drivelines for E-100 all-battery and E-Gen range-extended electric vehicles by Workhorse.
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Ryder Backs Chanje, Its Third EV Partner

August 15, 2017 in Companies, delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Initial Order Placed for New All-Battery Delivery Trucks:
‘An Innovative Product That Will Help Reshape the Industry’
With Initial Deployments in California in the Coming Weeks,
Following Earlier EV Partnerships with Workhorse & Nikola

Ryder System will be the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, the California-based medium-duty electric vehicle and energy services company which announced plans for a new line of all-battery trucks late last week. The first are to be deployed in California within 30 days.
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What’s Changed at Chanje? Ryder

August 15, 2017 in Companies, delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘A Commercial All-Electric Truck Available at Mass Scale
In the U.S. Market, a First for the Industry,’ Says Company,
Which Now Has Ryder System as Sales and Maintenance Partner

Los Angeles-based Chanje Energy has announced its all-new V8070 as “a commercial all-electric truck available at mass scale in the U.S. market, a first for the industry.” Chanje, born of the defunct Smith Electric Vehicles and the short-lived Nohm, gains credence by partnering via a sales/leasing and maintenance partnership with Ryder System (F&F, August 15).

This item was initially posted on August 11
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Tropos for Cenntro’s Battery ‘Metro’ CUV

July 19, 2017 in delivery vehicles, EVs, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Compact Electric Utility Vehicle Is Already in Asia & Europe

Tropos Technologies is introducing Cenntro Automotive’s Metro all-battery vehicle to the U.S. market today.
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Lightning Rebrands, Broadens Its Services

May 30, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Alternative Fuels, Companies, delivery vehicles, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, municipal fleet, New Products, paratransit, Technology, telematics, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Renamed Company Offering Fuel-Saving Capabilities
For Commercial and Government Fleets Using All Fuels

Lightning Systems has re-branded, adding capabilities taking the Colorado company far beyond the fuel-saving hydraulic hybrid to services for all fleets and fuels, and moving its corporate headquarters.
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Roush Touts Propane for Medium Trucks

May 8, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, delivery vehicles, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Case Has Been Made in School Buses: 10,000-Plus Vehicles

Roush CleanTech promoted the potential for propane autogas for medium duty vehicles at last week’s ACT Expo.
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Mitsubishi Fuso’s All-Battery eCanter

May 7, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, batteries, delivery vehicles, EVs, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Daimler Batteries Slash the Cost of Onboard Energy Storage

Mitsubishi Fuso displayed its 100% battery-electric eCanter delivery truck at ACT Expo. The Daimler affiliate plans to offer a limited number of trucks for lease in the U.S., beginning in September, for $1,000 per month, said product management director Otto Schmid.
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UPS Shows a Class 6 Fuel Cell Chassis

May 6, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vehicle Will Be Tested for Package Delivery in Sacramento

UPS claimed the first-ever hydrogen fuel-cell powered zero-emission Class 6 delivery vehicle at ACT Expo 2017 in Long Beach, showing a converted 2006 package car with

  • an HyPM-HD30 fuel cell system by Hydrogenics,
  • a highly efficient, 227-kilowatt (304-horsepower) switch-reluctance motor by Nidec,
  • a P40-24 lithium iron magnesium phosphate battery module by Valence Technology, and
  • high-pressure fuel cylinders by Luxfer.

The FCEV/fuel cell electric vehicle prototype is to be deployed in Sacramento, where UPS “will validate its design and core performance requirements by testing it on the street starting the third quarter of 2017.”
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BYD Battery Trucks for Bay Area Goodwill

April 10, 2017 in delivery vehicles, EVs, EVSE, Fleet Order, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ten Class 6 Delivery Vehicles and a Class 8 Refuse Truck

SF Goodwill and partners including vehicle supplier BYD said today that the charitable organization will deploy 11 all-battery electric trucks in the San Francisco Bay Area, covering Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
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