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Blue Bird Corp Taps TransPower for e-Bus

January 31, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, money awarded, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Project Is Supported by a $4.4 Million DoE Award
As Manufacturer Says It Will Explore V2G Connections

Blue Bird has tapped Southern California’s TransPower and says it will look at V2G/vehicle-to-grid technology as it develops a battery electric school bus. The project is backed by a $4.4 million award from EERE, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. updated February 6

TransPower’s New ElecTruck Catalog

September 13, 2016 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Technology, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

San Diego Company Emphasizes Battery Electric ‘Trucks that Work:’
Emission-Free Class 8 Road and Drayage Vehicles, and School Buses
As Cylindrical Geometry Battery Cells Boost Efficiency & Range by 60%

San Diego-based TransPower is advising customers about its augmented “ElecTruck” line of heavy duty fully battery electric trucks and related equipment – available too with hydrogen fuel cell and hybrid power. TransPower products – in real-world service since late 2013 – range from individual components to full blown kits for the conversion of new of existing trucks.

Ten Battery Trucks for San Diego Port

July 20, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, money awarded, ports by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California Energy Commission Supports $8.2 Million Plan:
Vehicles from BYD, EDI and TransPower for Seven Tenants

BYD, Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. and TransPower are to supply seven battery electric freight vehicles for seven port operators under a new California Energy Commission-backed program, the San Diego Port Tenants Association said late yesterday. updated July 21

Pasha Targets Port with Zero-Emissions

July 15, 2016 in money awarded, ports, solar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

TransPower Trucks Contribute to ‘a Wright Brothers Moment’

Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals, which operates a 40-acre facility at the Port of Los Angeles, is aiming to eliminate emissions with the help of a $14.5 million grant from the California Air Resources Board.

CARB $23.6 Million for Port e-Trucks

May 9, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Electric Drive, money awarded, ports by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Statewide Project for Cleaner Trucks at Ports & Railyards

The California Air Resources Board has awarded $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for electric-powered port trucks, doing so at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach this past Wednesday.

The ElecTruck Moves Closer to Market

May 19, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, money awarded, Studies, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

TransPower Says Dyno Tests Validate Per-Mile Savings & Durability
With ROI on 100% Battery Class 8s Seen at 150,000 to 200,000 Miles,
CEC Meanwhile Awards Nearly $9 Million for Three New Test Projects

Independent dynamometer testing indicates that the return on investment for 100% battery electric, full-size, Class 8 “ElecTruck” tractors can be achieved in as little as 150,000 to 200,000 miles, reports developer TransPower. That’s because even though the trucks cost far more to buy than diesel trucks, diesel fuel costs are completely eliminated.

TransPower Flexes Its All-Battery Muscles

March 27, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Says Hard Data Backs Its Claims of Full Heavy Tractor Capability
As Company Awarded Funding for Demonstrations and Expansion

San Diego-based Transportation Power, Inc. is throwing down the gauntlet on heavy duty all-electric terminal tractors, claiming it’s got more data than anyone on range and heavy-load capabilities.

Siemens to Test Catenary Trucks

August 13, 2014 in Electric Drive, Infrastructure, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

South Coast AQMD Awards Siemens a Contract to Test
Three Truck Types on a Two-Mile Stretch of Road in Carson,
Siemens Cites Volvo Group/Mack, TransPower Involved Too

Siemens is to conduct demonstrations of electric trucks drawing power from overhead lines in the vicinity of the largest U.S. ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Two CNG E-Hybrids by TransPower

August 12, 2014 in CNG, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

One of Two Trucks to Be Used for Siemens Catenary Project,
The Other Is to See Genset Optimization for Range-Extension

San Diego-based TransPower is leveraging funding from two California agencies to develop two variants of a battery-dominant Class 8 plug-in truck with a 3.7-liter compressed natural gas engine as a range extender.

CGI for V2G-Capable All-Battery Buses

July 23, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Studies, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

TransPower Is to Build Six Demo Vehicles as Part of CEC-Backed
Clinton Global Initiative-America and National Strategies Program

The California Energy Commission is supporting a project led by Washington, D.C.-based National Strategies to build six battery electric school buses with vehicle-to-grid capability, and deploy them with three California school districts. The V2G-capable buses will be built by San Diego-based heavy duty electric drive specialist TransPower.


TransPower Unveils Latest ‘ElecTruck’

May 27, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Navistar International ProStar-Based Vehicle is 100% Electric

Southern California’s TransPower has unveiled its latest fully battery electric Class 8 truck – and continues to argue the case that such zero-emission vehicles can satisfy the drayage needs of the major Los Angeles ports.

PortTechExpo Next Week in San Pedro

September 5, 2013 in Conference/Meeting, DME, Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Technologies Range from Pure Heavy Electric Trucks to DME

PortTech Los Angeles is gearing up for the fourth annual PortTechExpo, a one-day event being held September 11 at the Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles meeting center in San Pedro, Calif.

Catenary Pantograph for Zero Emissions

June 18, 2013 in Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Siemens-TransPower Project Backed by a Bevy of Agencies

A key part of the funding equation fell into place last week as the California Energy Commission said it’s awarding $1.6 million to retrofit five heavy duty trucks to run on power from an overhead catenary wire using the Siemens pantograph system – part of a $13.5 million program.

TransPower Tractor for Ikea in Tejon

April 15, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$500,000 Demonstration Project Funded by Valley Air District

Poway, Calif.-based Transportation Power, Inc. says it will demonstrate onboard inverter-charger units “that simplify and accelerate battery charging” in all-electric yard tractors. TransPower’s 100% electric vehicle will replace diesel rigs currently used by Ikea at its distribution center in Tejon, Calif.

TransPower Trucks at PortTechExpo

August 28, 2012 in Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The California Energy Commission is talking up trucks from TransPower as it promotes PortTechLA’s third annual PortTechExpo meeting at the San Pedro Double Tree Hotel in San Pedro (Los Angeles) September 5-6.

TransPower eTrucks, eSchool Buses

June 17, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Inverter-Charger Unit Among Key Design Advantages

San Diego-based Transportation Power – TransPower – expects new funding totaling about $1.3 million to support in-service tests of its 100% battery electric drivelines for port drayage vehicles and school buses.

TransPower wants to commercialize heavy-duty vehicles with a single-charge range of 100 miles.

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