ACT Expo 2018

Hybrids

EnerDel Trumpets 20 Million Transit Miles

September 13, 2017 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids, maintenance, milestones, transit, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Milestone for Vigor + Lithium Ion Replacement Units

“Vigor+” brand lithium ion replacement battery packs – ESS units, for energy storage systems – for hybrid buses have logged more than 20 million miles of service and “are playing a major role in fueling the company’s resurgence as a major U.S. manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion battery systems,” according to a release yesterday.
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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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ACT Expo to Feature Comm’l EVs Summit

September 7, 2017 in ACT Expo 2018, CEVS/Commercial Electric Vehicle Summit, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, event, EVs, EVSE, Hybrids, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Organizers Add CEVS/Commercial Electric Vehicle Summit
To Spring’s 2018 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

Organizers of the 2018 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo announced this morning that the gathering will include CEVS, the new Commercial Electric Vehicle Summit, to showcase the latest advances in battery-electric and fuel cell vehicle technologies for the medium- and heavy-duty market.
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BorgWarner HVH for Scania Hybrid Bus

September 7, 2017 in Electric Drive, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘A Key Enabler for Parallel Hybrid Drive’

BorgWarner is promoting use of its HVH410 electric motors for the new Citywide parallel hybrid electric bus offered by Sweden’s Scania for urban transit routes. HVH stands for high voltage hairpin, a power-dense motor design acquired from Remy in 2015.

“Positioned between the clutch and gearbox in a P2 layout, the 650-volt electric motor drives the vehicle at low speeds,” BorgWarner says, “when enough energy is available.

BorgWarner HVH410 electric motor

“The motor also charges the battery by generating power while braking or driving downhill, and supports the shifting sequence in the automatic mode of automated manual transmissions. With their clean, quiet operation, HVH410 electric motors allow buses to operate in zero emission zones and noise-sensitive areas.

‘Comprehensive’ Portfolio

“As a key enabler for parallel hybrid drive concepts for commercial vehicles, BorgWarner’s HVH410 electric motors help meet both market demands and emissions regulations,” said BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems president and GM Dr. Stefan Demmerle says in a release.

“This application, as well as our development partnership for future programs with Scania, expands our comprehensive hybrid and electric product portfolio and reinforces our strong reputation as a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles.”

‘Compact Dimensions’

The HVH410 electric motors are available as fully housed motors or as rotor/stator assemblies. Employing patented HVH stator winding technology, the “versatile and powerful” electric motors deliver a maximum torque of 2,000 Nm and a power output of up to 300 kilowatts (402 horsepower) with peak efficiencies better than 95%.

“In addition,” BorgWarner says, “compact dimensions and individually customizable stack length, cooling and winding configurations facilitate easy integration into almost all electric and hybrid applications.”

BorgWarner acquired Remy International and the HVH motor line in 2015 (F&F, July 14, 2015).


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Source: BorgWarner with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Cummins Unveils Class 7 Battery Truck

August 29, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

TM4 Motors Power New All-Electric ‘Urban Hauler EV’

Cummins took the occasion of a technical tour in Columbus, Ind. this morning to unveil a fully electric, Class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler EV tractor. Built by Roush, the new “Aeos” truck boasts efficiency equivalent to more than 30 miles per diesel gallon.
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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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New Flyer Offers Allison IAP II Drive

August 14, 2017 in Electric Drive, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Increased Accessory Electrification for Hybrid Buses

New Flyer said Friday that it is now offering Allison Transmission’s IAP II – for increased accessory power, version two – as a “total electrification option” for components such as electric air condition on buses with Allison H 40 EPTM and H 50 EPTM hybrid drives.

“The option uses electrification to power accessory components for additional fuel economy,” New Flyer says. “The system improves on the electric hybrid’s efficiency by distributing the electric hybrid power throughout the bus.”


Allison H40/50 EP

Allison’s IAP II is further described as “a customizable electric distribution platform that provides power from the Allison electric hybrid system to accessory components such as electric air conditioning, electric air compressors, and 24-volt DC power steering systems.”

IAP II, New Flyer adds,

  • allows accessories to operate at the most efficient speeds, improving fuel economy; and
  • replaces alternator and belt with a more reliable and efficient DC-DC converter, resulting in improved fuel economy.

Brake responsiveness is improved too, as is low-speed maneuverability, due to smoother power steering. Passenger compartments cool more quickly, with no engine strain and less fuel burn.


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Volvo Cars Makes Electric Car Waves

July 6, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Every New Model from 2019 ‘Will Have an Electric Motor…
‘Historic End of Cars’ Driven by Internal Combustion Only

Volvo made mainstream headlines this week as it announced an aggressive vehicle electrification strategy. The vaunted gameplan includes hybrid and mild hybrid cars.
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Workhorse Unveils e-Helicopter in Paris

June 26, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Aviation, Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Debuts the SureFly Two-Seater for 2019
With Honda Motor Backing Electric Drive

Workhorse unveiled an eVTOL – hybrid-electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing – aircraft at last week’s Paris Air Show. Flight tests of the two-seat SureFly are planned to begin this year, according to an Aviation Week report at the show, and the company is aiming for U.S. FAA certification of an initial piloted model in 2019. updated with Paris Air Show photos June 28
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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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TM4 and Cummins Team on 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 effort 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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FCA Pacifica Hybrids: 500 More for Waymo

April 25, 2017 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Self-Driving Car Company Is Adding to 100 Already Delivered

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is gearing up to produce an additional 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for self-driving developer Waymo, the automaker said this morning.
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Ford PHEV Vans for Five London Fleets

April 24, 2017 in EVs, Hybrids, Research, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Five to Get Hybrid Transit Custom Vehicles with Telematics

Ford said today that at least five fleets operating in London will test 20 Transit Custom vans – the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle version – beginning this fall.
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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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Ford’s in Pursuit of Electrified Vehicles

April 10, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, municipal fleet by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Details $4.5 Billion Plan for 13 New EVs in Five Years
Including Hybrid Versions of the Mustang and F-150
And Industry’s First Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Police Car

Ford is releasing details today of its $4.5 billion drive to field no fewer than 13 new electric and/or hybrid electric vehicles globally in the next five years. The eye-catcher is a hybrid-electric police car, said to be the first hybrid ever to be pursuit-rated. Read More >>

Knapheide for XL’s PHEV Installations

April 6, 2017 in Companies, Hybrids, telematics by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ship-Thru from Kansas City to Commence Late This Year

XL Hybrids is trumpeting a “first-of-its-kind” installation partnership with Knapheide Manufacturing, by which XL’s new XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle upfits will be available on Ford F-150 pick ups.
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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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