ACT News 2017

fuel cells

Nikola’s FCs & H2 – Perry Named COO

November 19, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, people, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PowerCell AB for the New Class 8 Trucks’ Fuel Cell Stacks,
With Norway’s Nel ASA for a 16-Station H2 Fueling Network
As Nikola Rocks Truck World by Hiring Scott Perry from Ryder

Nikola Motor has named PowerCell AB and Bosch as the primary suppliers of fuel cells for its Class 8 hydrogen-fueled electric truck, and Norway’s Nel ASA “as the sole equipment supplier to create the largest hydrogen network in the world that will cover over 2,000 miles and include 16 stations.”

This item was initially posted on November 16
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StratosFuel for H2 Mirai Car-Sharing

October 23, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pioneering Program with a Fleet of 15 Toyota FCVs

Southern California’s StratosFuel is kicking off an innovative car-share program using a fleet of 15 hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mirai electric vehicles from Toyota.
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Nikola Taps Bosch for Class 8 Powertrain

September 22, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Expertise & Portfolio Help Start-Ups Go from Concept to Execution’

Utah’s Nikola Motor will use Bosch eAxle technology in its hydrogen fuel cell-powered Class 8 truck, a powerful over-the-road vehicle that’s to hit the market in 2021. “The eAxle will use proven commercial vehicle electric machine technology and SMG (separate motor generator) motors from Bosch,” Nikola says.
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US Hybrid FC Bus Arrives in Costa Rica

August 9, 2017 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Technology, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘A Crucial Integration Milestone on the Nation’s
First Hydrogen-Electric Transport Ecosystem Project’

A 40-foot Van Hool A330 bus outfitted for zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell operation by US Hybrid in Connecticut has arrived in Costa Rica, where it will be demonstrated “along representative routes near the city of Liberia,” says project coordinator Ad Astra Rocket, of Webster, Texas.

This item was initially posted on August 4
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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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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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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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ACT Expo Speakers, Exhibition Hall Peek

March 24, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Alternative Fuels, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, event, EVs, fuel cells, Game Changer, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, investments, LNG, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Key Meeting Is Early This Coming May in Long Beach

Organizers of 2017’s Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo have released the speaker line-up for the event, which takes place May 1-4 at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center. updated March 27
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20 Fuel Cell Buses for OCTA and AC Transit

February 15, 2017 in Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

20 New Flyer Hydrogen Buses at Two California Agencies
To Be First-Ever Manufacturer-Integrated FC Buses in USA:
‘Production Volume to Gain Efficiencies & Drive Costs Down’

Two large California transit agencies will each deploy ten hydrogen fueled New Flyer buses under the Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium. updated February 18 & 21
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GM & Honda to Produce Fuel Cells

January 31, 2017 in Companies, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Automakers Form New $170 Million Joint Venture
To Produce Hydrogen-Powered Systems in Michigan

General Motors and Honda said Monday that they’ll jointly manufacture hydrogen fuel cell systems at GM’s existing battery pack plant in Brownstown, Mich., south of Detroit. It’s “the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company,” states a joint release.
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144 Hydrogen Buses & Fueling for Europe

January 27, 2017 in Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Jive’ Project for Fuel Cell Vehicles in Five Countries
Coordinated with Seven ‘Mehrlin’ H2 Fueling Stations
Targets ‘The Economies of Scale Which Are Needed’

Partners including FCH JU, the European Commission-affiliated Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, have kicked off a project to deploy 144 fuel cell transit buses backed by seven hydrogen fueling stations in five countries: Germany, the UK, Italy, Latvia and Denmark.
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New Flyer’s Record e-Drive Bus Deliveries

January 20, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

This Past Year Saw a 48% Equivalent Units Increase Over 2015:
‘Zero-Emission Acceptance Has Now Hit a Breakthrough Level,’
As Momentum Continues with Wrap of December’s MARTA Trial

New Flyer’s deliveries of electric buses “reached their highest level in company history” in 2016, the manufacturer reports, citing battery-electric, trolley-electric, and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
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Honda Places First of Its New Electric Cars

December 20, 2016 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Six Customers for Honda’s Latest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car
Operated Previous Version of the Zero-Emission Vehicle as Well,
Honda Pledges to Expand Clarity Line with Plug-In Electric Vehicles

American Honda is trumpeting the first deliveries, in Southern California, of its zero-emission, five-passenger, Clarity Fuel Cell sedan for 2017. Half a dozen customers previously leased Honda’s second-generation fuel cell vehicle, the Clarity FCX.
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Ryder with Nikola for New Class 8 H2 Truck

December 2, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, New Products, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ryder Named ‘Exclusive Nationwide Distribution & Maintenance Provider’
For Zero-Emission, 1,000-HP Class 8 Truck Aiming to Revolutionize Industry,
Nikola Plans Leasing and a Vertical Network of Hundreds of Fueling Stations:
Worthington for Cryogenic H2 Transport & Compressed Onboard Fuel Cylinders

Salt Lake City-based Nikola Motor named Ryder System “as its exclusive nationwide distribution and maintenance provider” as it yesterday evening unveiled the zero-emission Class 8 truck with which it hopes to revolutionize the trucking industry.
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