ACT Expo 2018

Electric Drive

Orange EV Reports e-Truck Milestones

June 12, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deployed Fleet Has Surpassed 50,000 ‘Key On Hours

Orange EV’s commercially deployed fleet of fully battery-electric T-Series Class 8 terminal trucks surpassed 50,000 “key on” hours and 110,000 miles, the company said last week.
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Rolls-Royce All-Gas for Five New Ferries

June 2, 2017 in Electric Drive, HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fifteen Engines for Five New Torghatten Nord Vessels,
MAN Cryo Is to Furnish FGSS/Fuel Gas Supply Systems

Rolls-Royce has publicized a pact to supply 15 of its dedicated-natural gas C26:33 series Bergen engines to power five new ferries for Tromsø, Norway-based Torghatten Nord. updated June 6
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Motiv Power for Sacramento Schools

May 16, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Trans Tech Vehicles Distributed by First Priority GreenFleet

Motiv Power Systems and partners are talking up a project to field 13 battery-electric Type A school buses with two school districts as part of the California Air Resources Board’s Sacramento Regional Zero-Emission School Bus Deployment Project.
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TM4 and Cummins Form J.V. for PHEVs

May 15, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘TM4’s Expertise and Real-Road Experience Will Be Instrumental’

Citing its experience in the China market, TM4 announced last week a joint venture with Cummins to develop a PHEV/plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powertrain for “for Class 7/8 transit buses that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% over conventional hybrid buses.
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US Hybrid for FC Bus Demo in Costa Rica

May 11, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Technology, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ad Astra Coordinating ‘Ecosystem Project’ Including Air Liquide

Busy US Hybrid is completing the conversion of a 35-foot Van Hool bus to hydrogen fuel cell operation at its facility in Connecticut for trials in Costa Rica. The “Hydrogen Ecosystem Project” project is being coordinated by Texas-based Ad Astra Rocket.
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US Hybrid Hydrogen Sweeper for Caltrans

May 8, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

GEP Unit with an 80-Kilowatt FCe80 Fuel Cell

US Hybrid reported an order at ACT Expo for a hydrogen fuel cell-powered street sweeper for Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation.
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TransPower to Power Kalmar T2 Yard Goats

May 7, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, ports by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Factory Installations on Kansas Assembly Line

Heavy duty electric vehicle specialist TransPower and Kalmar USA disclosed a five-year supply agreement as they jointly showcase the first joint-effort, zero emission, 100% battery-electric version of Kalmar’s Ottawa T2 terminal tractor at ACT Expo.

Two views of the 100% battery-electric version of the Kalmar T2 with TransPower drive.



The firms note that they have been collaborating since 2011 “to develop and perfect advanced, zero-emission electric terminal tractors.” The unit on show here was finished as part of a glider program in which TransPower completed the build by installing its electric driveline at its facility in Escondido, Calif.

“Under Kalmar’s new supply agreement with TransPower, Kalmar will manufacture electric terminal tractors on its own assembly line in Ottawa, Kans., using parts shipped to Kansas by TransPower,” the companies said. The first prototype units are to be produced in the Ottawa plant in the fourth quarter.

40,000 Miles of Experience

TransPower ElecTruck drives have accumulated approximately 40,000 miles of commercial use on past models of Kalmar terminal tractors “in a variety of demanding applications” since 2013. For example, at the California distribution center of retail giant IKEA, the companies say, a Kalmar Ottawa-TransPower electric tractor has become the preferred tractor since 2014, due to its high reliability and low operating cost.

The cost of energy for an electric tractor can be as little as 3¢ per mile – if the tractor is powered by solar energy such as the one being operated by IKEA. “For a comparable diesel tractor,” they say, “the energy cost is closer to 75¢ per mile.”

Funding Partners Helped Make It Possible

Development of TransPower’s electric tractor drive system has been supported since 2011 by agencies including the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, U.S. EPA, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

The Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Diego have also contributed to the development and demonstrations of the technology.

ACT Expo 2018 – the next Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo – has been scheduled for April 30-May 3, 2018 – again at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center.


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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2017 in Long Beach

BYD for All-Battery Trucks, Buses, Lifts

May 7, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, industrial, New Products, refuse, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Small to Large for Chinese EV Leader at ACT Expo 2017

BYD, the automotive arm of a large Chinese battery manufacturer that says it’s the world’s largest producer of electric vehicles, is continuing its North America push by showcasing its latest advancements in battery-electric buses, trucks and materials handling equipment here at ACT Expo.
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Kenworth Shoots for Zero Port Emissions

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

CNG to Power an ISL G Near Zero Hybrid Drive in One T680,
A Second Class 8 Vehicle Is to Have Ballard Fuel Cell Power

Kenworth said at ACT Expo on May 2 that it’s continuing to advance its low- and even zero-emission T680 day cabs for drayage tractor operation in Southern California ports, designing hydrogen- and CNG/compressed natural gas-fueled versions of the Class 8 truck, backed by some $9 million in government grants awarded last August.
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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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US Hybrid Shows a Class 8 Fuel Cell Truck

May 6, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, New Products, ports by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Joint Venture with Jiangsu Dewei Could Lead to Thousands

US Hybrid is helping take the hydrogen fuel cell into the Class 8 vehicle category, showing a Navistar International ProStar day cab fitted with an 80-kilowatt (107 horsepower) FCe80 fuel cell engine at ACT Expo 2017 in Long Beach – and announcing a joint venture with Jiangsu Dewei Advanced Materials.
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Workhorse to Ride with Ryder System

May 6, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Half-Ton W-15 PHEV Pickup Is Unveiled at ACT Expo 2017,
Ryder System Is to Distribute & Service the Workhorse Line

Workhorse unveiled its half-ton W-15 PHEV pickup at ACT Expo on Tuesday, as Ryder System said it would serve as both distributor and support partner for the W-15 and other Workhorse products.
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SunLine H2 Buses, Hydrogenics H2

April 21, 2017 in Electric Drive, event, Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, milestones, money awarded, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$12.5 Million for Five Hydrogen Fuel Cell New Flyers
With Hydrogenics Stacks and Hydrogen Supply Gear

Timed for Earth Day tomorrow, SunLine Transit Agency is today celebrating the award of a $12.5 million California Climate Investments grant for five zero-emission, New Flyer transit buses, with onboard fuel cell stacks and new renewable hydrogen generating and dispensing gear from Hydrogenics.
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Toyota Furthers Hydrogen Trucking

April 20, 2017 in Electric Drive, Hydrogen, ports, Technology, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Shows a Kenworth T660 with Twin Mirai Fuel Cells
For ‘Project Portal’ Port of Los Angeles Drayage Ops

Seeking to show that hydrogen power can play a role beyond the passenger car, Toyota yesterday kicked off “Project Portal,” by which a modified Kenworth T660 will take part in a feasibility study examining the potential of fuel cell technology in heavy duty applications.
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BMW for Nat’l Park EV Chargers – 100?

April 20, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First is at Thomas Edison National Historical Park in New Jersey

BMW is talking up a new agreement to install as many as 100 electric vehicle chargers in and around America’s national parks. “Calling on the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship of Thomas Edison,” the automaker and partners including the National Park Foundation, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Department of Energy, launched the initiative at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, N.J. this week.
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Workhorse W-15 PHEV Prelim Specs

April 14, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Electric Drive, event, EVs, milestones, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Building Anticipation for Early May ACT Expo Launch

The clean-slate W-15 PHEV pickup will have 80 miles of all-electric range, achieve a fuel efficiency rating of 75 MPGe/miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent in all-electric mode, will have true four-wheel drive, and be equipped for 7.2 kilowatts of export power, according to preliminary specs released this week.
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Honda’s Clarity EVs Join H2 Fuel Cell Car

April 14, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, Hydrogen, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric Unveiled:
‘Series Provides Unparalleled Electric Drive Choice’
As Two-Motor Hybrid Electric Truck Is Promised Too

American Honda has expanded its line of Clarity-badged electric drive vehicles beyond the hydrogen-fueled Clarity Fuel Cell sedan, establishing a three-model line of five-passenger midsize sedans including the new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid PHEV and all-battery Clarity Electric car.
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