FedEx begins real-world testing of Nissan e-NV200 electric cargo van
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and Nissan announced today at the Washington Auto Show that the two companies will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200, a 100 percent electric compact cargo vehicle, under real world conditions in Washington, D.C. This test marks the first time the vehicle will be running in North America. FedEx […]
New Volvo app helps truckers save fuel
Fuel can account for between 21 and 39 per cent* of a transport company’s total costs. Now, using a new app launched by Volvo Trucks, the driver can get an immediate incentive to drive more economically and thereby significantly reduce a company’s costs. The new app for truck drivers is part of Volvo Trucks’ fleet […]
Bakery Fleet Orders AMP Electric Vans
AMP Holding Inc. has announced that its AMP Trucks subsidiary has received an initial purchase order for Workhorse E-100 Walk-In Vans from a national bakery company. The Workhorse Electric Vans have a range of up to 100 miles and will be built on theW62 chassis. AMP/Workhorse will build the new chassis and install the battery […]
Dual Fuel CNG trucks going to Ontario
The makers of an alternative fuels management system, a truck rental chain and a natural gas supplier have come together to bring the Ontario trucking industry an opportunity to enjoy the cost savings of natural gas, with no up-front costs. Traditionally, natural gas-powered vehicles have cost considerably more than their diesel counterparts, which has proved […]
Study Confirms Hybrid Earthmovers’ Fuel Economy, Questions Emissions Savings
A University of California study (read it in full here) asserts that while hybrid and electrically driven earthmovers reduce fuel consumption 28 percent, with attendant greenhouse-gas reduction, they also produce more smog-forming oxides of nitrogen than their non-hybrid counterparts. The California Air Resources Board funded the two-year, $2-million study, and it was conducted by the […]
Jean-Claude Van Damme Epic Splits (Photo credits: Giphy)
Some of you might remember Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Epic Split which was been viewed more than 69 million times on YouTube since it came out in November 2013. The short online movie was meant to showcase Volvo Truck’s stable Dynamic Steering technology, which clearly achieved it’s goal. As of mid-December, it was the most viewed automotive commercial on Youtube ever. Now the test film for “The Epic Split” will be available for visitors to the Musée de la Publicité at the Palais du Louvre (aka The Louvre) in Paris, France.
The story is the museum contacted Volvo Trucks just a week after the Jean-Claude Van Damm video hit the web and went viral. They asked if it would be possible to exhibit the film at the world famous Louvre. As of last month the short film is now available to all visitors as part of the museum’s permanent collection. Read more »
Ballard Power Systems will supply Solaris Bus and Coach with two zero emission fuel cell power modules to be used in buses planned for deployment in Hamburg, Germany. Delivery of Ballard’s next-generation FCvelocity-HD7 power modules to Solaris is planned for later this year.
Ballard’s fuel cell power modules will be utilized as range extenders for batteries in Solaris electric bus platforms. The FCvelocity-HD7 modules offer improved durability, reliability together with significant cost reduction in comparison to the previous generation product.
In 2013, Ballard fuel cell modules delivered greater than 97% availability in buses currently operating in the cities of London and Amsterdam.
Solaris Bus & Coach, based in Poland, is one of the leading players in the European bus industry. The Company manufactures intracity, intercity and special-purpose buses as well as low-floor trams. Since starting production in 1996, more than 10,000 Solaris vehicles have been deployed in 28 countries, including Poland, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates.
DNV GL has released a position paper on the future alternative fuel mix for global shipping. While LNG is expected to be an early success, the picture becomes more diversified over time, as more than 20% of shipping could adopt hybrid propulsion solutions featuring batteries or other energy storage technologies, according to the paper.
DNV and GL merged in September 2013 to form DNV GL—the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society, the leading technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry, and a leading expert for the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. According to DNV GL, the main drivers for the use of alternative fuels in shipping in the future can be classified in two broad categories: (a) Regulatory requirements and environmental concerns, and (b) availability of fossil fuels, cost and energy security. Read more »
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and Nissan announced today at the Washington Auto Show that the two companies will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200, a 100 percent electric compact cargo vehicle, under real world conditions in Washington, D.C.
This test marks the first time the vehicle will be running in North America. FedEx Express and Nissan have conducted similar e-NV200 tests with fleets in Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Brazil. Read more »