CALSTART announced that four electric shuttle buses are being deployed in Mountain View, California. The Mountain View Community Shuttle service is aimed at moving residents and visitors through the City between neighborhoods, shopping centers, medical complexes, City facilities, and recreation areas. The buses were manufactured by Motiv Power Systems of Foster City, using funds from the California Energy Commission (CEC). Google is funding the bus service for the community. The buses went into service last week. Read more »
Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel debuts in new 2016 Nissan Titan XD pickup
Nissan’s new 2016 Titan XD full-size pickup, which made its debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, was also the platform for the debut of the first vehicle installation of the all-new Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine. Nissan and Cummins have worked together on optimizing a calibration and specific hardware for the […]
New Toyota/Hino fuel cell bus uses fuel cell system from Mirai
Toyota Motor Corporation and Hino Motors, Ltd. have built a new version of their fuel cell bus. The new bus was developed jointly by Toyota and Hino based on a Hino hybrid non-step route bus and is equipped with the Toyota Fuel Cell System developed for the Mirai fuel cell vehicle. The two companies leveraged […]
DHL and partner Ninatrans introduce the first LNG-Truck and the first two Teardrop Trailers in Belgium
Deutsche Post DHL further expands its fleet of about 11,500 vehicles with alternative drive systems and aerodynamic modifications. DHL introduces two so-called Teardrop trailers as well as one LNG-Truck for the first time in Belgium. The vehicles will be operated by DHL partner Ninatrans. The aerodynamic form of the teardrop-shaped trailers featuring a curved roof […]
Volvo’s new Electric Hybrid (PHEV) buses with overhead fast charging enter scheduled service in Hamburg
New Volvo Bus 7900 Electric Hybrid (plug-in hybrid) buses began scheduled operation in Hamburg on 18 December, coinciding with the opening of the Innovation Route 109. The public transport company in Hamburg, the Hamburger Hochbahn AG, is using the route to run comparative tests of innovative drive technologies under the strict everyday conditions of scheduled […]
Renault & partners show research prototypes: 2-cyl. 2-stroke diesel, 48V mild-hybrid diesel, delivery EV
At its recent Innovations@Renault event, the France-based automaker presented three research prototypes developed in tandem with its partners as cooperative projects: a mild-hybrid diesel produced as part of the HYDIVU (Hybrid Diesel for LCVs); a two-cylinder, two-stroke diesel from the POWERFUL (POWERtrain for FUture Light-duty vehicles) project; and an electric light commercial van developed as […]
Nissan’s new 2016 Titan XD full-size pickup, which made its debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, was also the platform for the debut of the first vehicle installation of the all-new Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine. Nissan and Cummins have worked together on optimizing a calibration and specific hardware for the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel since the partnership began in 2007. Read more »
This massive plug-in electric bus concept comes from Polish bus-maker Solaris–and it uses fuel cells too. The 24-meter (78.7 feet) double-jointed bus was developed in concert with the Technical Universities of Poznan and Warsaw, and is based on the existing Solaris Urbino series of buses.
The electric concept bus has a battery pack that’s charged from an external source, but it also features an onboard fuel-cell stack that can act as a range extender.
Westport Innovations has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2015 Ford Transit Van. As Ford’s largest qualified vehicle modifier (QVM), Westport is offering the 2015 Ford Transit Van as a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG Power System vehicle. Westport expects California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification in early 2015.
Ford announced earlier this week that in December 2014, the Transit Van had its best monthly performance since being introduced in 2014, with 10,030 units.
Used to transport passengers and cargo, the 2015 Ford Transit Van model offers a 3.7L gaseous prep engine. The existing Ford warranty remains intact, and is matched by the Westport warranty for all like components. Westport has conducted all the same safety testing required for all Ford original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products.