DOE to award $47M to develop affordable clean hydrogen technologies in support of Hydrogen Shot

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $47 million in funding (DE-FOA-0002920) to accelerate the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of affordable clean hydrogen technologies. Projects funded under this opportunity will reduce costs, enhance hydrogen infrastructure, and improve the performance of hydrogen fuel cells—advancing the Department’s Hydrogen Shot... Read more →


bp pulse, bp’s electric vehicle (EV) charging business, has announced the first charging corridor for medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks (E-Trucks) in Europe. Six public charging locations with ultra-fast 300kW charge points aimed at E-Trucks have been launched along a 600km stretch of the Rhine-Alpine corridor across Germany. The corridor... Read more →


GP JOULE to order 100 Nikola Tre Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Nikola Corporation and IVECO, the brand of Iveco Group that designs, manufactures, and markets heavy-, medium-, and light-duty trucks, announced a Letter of Intent for an order of 100 Class 8, heavy-duty Nikola Tre hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) from GP JOULE, a system provider for integrated energy solutions... Read more →


Nikola launches 700 bar mobile hydrogen fueler for fuel cell electric vehicles

Nikola Corporation has developed a heavy-duty, 700 bar (10,000 psi) hydrogen mobile fueler capable of direct fueling hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Nikola’s mobile fueler program includes its own mobile fuelers as well as a number of third-party mobile fuelers, which will provide Nikola’s customers with a variety of... Read more →


Ballard partners with Adani to develop a hydrogen fuel cell truck for mining & transportation in India

Ballard Power Systems signed an agreement to launch a pilot project to develop a hydrogen fuel cell electric truck (FCET) for mining logistics and transportation with Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL), part of the diversified Adani portfolio of companies, and Ashok Leyland. The hydrogen-powered mining truck will weigh 55 tons, have... Read more →


Oregon State partnering with Daimler on fuel-cell electric Class 8 truck for SuperTruck 3

Researchers in the Oregon State University (OSU) College of Engineering are partnering with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) to develop a Class-8 fuel cell electric truck with a 600-mile range, a 25,000-hour cell life and a payload capacity equivalent to that of a diesel truck as part of DTNA’s SuperTruck... Read more →


Amogy Inc., a developer of ammonia power solutions, announced the successful testing of the first ammonia-powered, zero-emission semi truck. After integrating its technology into a 5 kW drone in July 2021 and 100kW John Deere tractor in May 2022, Amogy has scaled its ammonia-to-power technology to 300 kW. Following an... Read more →


Forum Mobility and CBRE Investment Management announce $400M JV and $15M Series for electrification of port drayage fleets

Forum Mobility, a zero-emission trucking solutions provider, announced the closure of a $15-million Series A funding round, and a new $400-million joint venture, both led by a fund sponsored by CBRE Investment Management, to provide comprehensive, zero-emission charging and vehicle solutions to drayage truck fleets and drivers. Homecoming Capital also... Read more →


Associated British Ports (ABP) is the first UK port operator to trial a hydrogen-fueled tractor in its container terminal at the Port of Immingham. This joint pilot project received funding from ORE Catapult through Innovate UK’s Hydrogen Innovation Initiative (HII), following funding of initial feasibility from the Department for Transport’s... Read more →


Final California deadline for upgrading heavy-duty diesels to MY2010 or newer engines

California’s Truck and Bus regulation (earlier post) has been in effect since December 2008, with the purpose of reducing emissions of diesel particulate matter (PM), oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other criteria pollutants from in-use diesel-fueled vehicles. Under the regulation, 1 January 2023 marked the final deadline to replace or... Read more →


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is collaboratingwith Toyota Tsusho America and Ricardo in a project to develop fuel-cell-powered terminal tractors. As part of the project, a Kalmar customer in the US will trial two Kalmar Ottawa Terminal Tractors powered by fuel cell technology at their container terminal on the west coast.... Read more →


Nikola Corporation has received a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Zero Emission Powertrain (ZEP) Executive Order that is a requirement for Nikola’s Tre hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) to be eligible for CARB’s Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) program. Following receipt of this... Read more →


The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized more stringent NOx emissions limits for model year 2027 and later heavy-duty engines and vehicles. Relative to current rules, the new standards are more than 80% stronger, increase useful life of governed vehicles by 1.5–2.5 times, and will yield emissions warranties that are... Read more →


Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has taken delivery of its first heavy-duty battery-electric vehicle, marking a step in the airport’s transition to a fully electric fleet. The Class 8 Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV) semi-style tractor will be used to move paving equipment, transport construction materials and pull other heavy... Read more →


SAE International has published the first Technical Information Report (TIR) that specifies, in a single document, both the electric vehicle- and ground-system requirements for heavy-duty (HD) wireless charging of electric vehicles (EV). SAE TIR J2954/2 Wireless Power Transfer & Alignment for Heavy Duty Applications helps pave the way for charging... Read more →


Plug Power, a provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, and Nikola Corporation, a developer of zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, have entered a strategic relationship focused on moving the hydrogen economy forward. The Nikola Tre FCEV delivers 536 hp continuous, has a... Read more →


The logistics service provider Dachser is planning to add 50 units of Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul (earlier post), presented at this year’s IAA Transportation, to its European fleet. Dachser intends to use the eActros LongHaul configured as a 6x2 swap body vehicle with a storage height of 1,120 mm. The e-truck,... Read more →


New Flyer of America has selected Modine’s EVantage Battery Thermal Management System (BTMS) in New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit electric bus model. Introduced early in 2021, the Xcelsior CHARGE NG bus incorporates three distinct technological advancements, including high-energy batteries that extend range up to 13%; advanced protective battery... Read more →


Volvo Trucks is expanding its electric truck offering with the introduction of rigid versions of its heavy electric trucks: the Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX. This makes it even easier for transport companies to adopt electric vehicles in urban and regional areas. Rigid trucks feature a single rigid... Read more →


Hyundai Motor Company announced that its heavy-duty, hydrogen-powered XCIENT Fuel Cell truck is entering Israel, its first Middle East market, to establish a hydrogen value chain in the region. Hyundai Motor supplied three XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks to Israel as part of a partnership between its Israeli agency Colmobil, hydrogen... Read more →


Hyundai Motor Group’s dedicated fuel cell system brand HTWO will supply ENGINIUS, a subsidiary of FAUN Group, with fuel cell systems for mass production of hydrogen-powered commercial trucks. Through this cooperation with FAUN Group, a key player in the European refuse truck market, HTWO will further accelerate its fuel cell... Read more →


Schneider, a premier multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, will soon begin taking delivery of 92 Class 8 battery-electric Freightliner e-Cascadia trucks (earlier post) at its intermodal operations in Southern California. Schneider’s first Freightliner eCascadia, manufactured by Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), is set to roll off the... Read more →


Australian express freight company, Team Global Express, has placed an order for 36 Volvo FL Electric trucks. This is Volvo’s largest electric truck order to date in Australia. The trucks will hit the streets of Sydney during the first quarter of 2023. The Volvo FL Electric model will be equipped... Read more →


Glasgow-based Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) will receive a £15-million (US$17.8-million) grant from the UK Government’s Advanced Propulsion Center to support the commercialization of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck. HVS is developing the UK’s first indigenous, clean-sheet, hydrogen fuel-cell HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle). APC’s funding, which is aimed at supporting... Read more →


Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) will start using 30 electric trucks to make “last mile” deliveries to local customers in Belgium. The first five vehicles will go out today in the Antwerp area. Through a key partnership with Renault Trucks, the beverage manufacturer is electrifying one-fifth of its truck fleet and... Read more →


A Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck prototype has successfully completed its first high-altitude tests on public roads. A major point on the checklist of the test program: crossing the Brenner Pass, one of the main arteries of European freight traffic. In 2019 alone, around 40 million tons of freight were transported by... Read more →


Volvo Group and Pilot Company to partner for charging network in North America

The Volvo Group and North American-based Pilot Company have signed a Letter of Intent for the development of public, high-performing charging infrastructure for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles. The partners intend to enter a strategic partnership that will combine the Volvo Group’s market leadership and experience in medium- and heavy-duty... Read more →


As the world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo has begun using fossil-free steel in its trucks. The first electric trucks with fossil-free steel are now being delivered to customers. In September, Volvo Trucks started series production of heavy-duty electric, 44 tonne trucks, as the first global truck manufacturer... Read more →


Global engineering group Cavotec recently launched its ultra-fast Megawatt Charging System (MCS). Providing up to 3MW of power from a single connector, the MCS is a turnkey DC charging solution with grid-to-inlet functionality that supports the decarbonization of industrial vehicles and ships. The MCS consists of: a high-power electronic module,... Read more →


MAN Truck & Bus exploring 2nd life, recycling strategies for traction batteries

MAN Truck & Bus is working on the post-usage strategy for its electric-vehicle batteries. The aim is to extend the life of the batteries in the first step and, if this is no longer possible, to recycle the raw materials contained in them. In the truck sector, MAN Truck &... Read more →


Nikola and KeyState partner to create low-carbon hydrogen value chain in PA

Nikola Corporation and KeyState Natural Gas Synthesis, a clean hydrogen and chemicals production facility under development, are working together to create Pennsylvania’s first low-carbon hydrogen production value chain, which includes full integration of commercial carbon capture and storage. The KeyState Natural Gas Synthesis Plant proposed for Clinton County would use... Read more →


Norway-based developer of fuel cells for maritime and heavy industry applications TECO 2030 signed a letter of intent (LOI) with AVL on behalf of an undisclosed truck customer for delivery of fuel cell stacks to 30 trucks based on the AVL HyTruck platform, delivery to start end of next year.... Read more →


IDTechEx’s latest master electric vehicle report “Electric Vehicles: Land, Sea & Air 2022-2042” finds 35.7 million electric vehicles (EV) were sold in 2021 and predicts this will rise to more than 74 million by 2030. While electric cars will remain the largest electric vehicle market for the foreseeable future in... Read more →


Hyundai XCIENT fuel cell fleet in Switzerland logged 5M km in 2 years

Hyundai Motor Company announced that its fleet of XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty trucks in Switzerland has accumulated more than 5 million km in two years. Starting in 2020, the company exported 47 units of the hydrogen-powered, zero-emission commercial trucks to 23 Swiss companies, which are using them for logistics, distribution... Read more →


In 2025, Volvo Group’s truck plant in Ghent, Belgium will start to produce battery modules. To date, partners supply both cells and modules to the Group. The investment decision to install battery module manufacturing capacity in Ghent is another important step for the Volvo Group to shape its future value... Read more →


CARB announces $130M 2nd round for Volkswagen Mitigation zero-emission transit, school, and shuttle bus funding

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that the second installment of funding for the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Zero‑Emission Transit, School, and Shuttle Bus program is available. Applications for transit and shuttle bus funding continue to be accepted and applications for school bus funding is reopening. This solicitation is open... Read more →


To support the expansion of electric transportation in Québec, the Electric Circuit is a{launching} a pilot project on heavy- and medium-duty vehicle charging. The initiative includes the installation of dedicated stations for safe charging that consider turning radius and trailer length. With the number of electric trucks on the roads... Read more →


At this year’s bauma this week in Munich, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is presenting several fully battery-electric trucks for construction site applications. At the event, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is showing the concept prototype of the eActros LongHaul, which was presented for the first time at the IAA Transportation in September (earlier post), with... Read more →


Custom Truck to offer Battle Motors electric trucks

Custom Truck One Source, a single-source provider of specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions, is adding Battle Motors to its truck inventory. EV technology developer Battle Motors acquired commercial vehicle OEM Crane Carrier Company in 2021 (earlier post). As part of the partnership, Custom Truck will offer Battle Motor’s full... Read more →


TeraWatt Infrastructure is developing the first network of high-powered charging centers for heavy-duty and medium-duty electric trucks along the Interstate 10 (I-10) highway, stretching from the Port of Long Beach - Los Angeles, California to the El Paso, Texas area. By investing in the necessary charging infrastructure, TeraWatt is enabling... Read more →


Komatsu will exhibit a 20-ton-class electric hydraulic excavator equipped with a lithium-ion battery system for the first time at bauma2022. The machine is powered by a 451 kWh lithium-ion battery system from US-based Proterra. Since January 2021, the two companies have been jointly developing electric medium-sized hydraulic excavators, and have... Read more →


Daimler Truck and Gehring Technologies sign strategic partnership agreement for “truck-e-fied ”electric motors

Daimler Truck AG and Gehring Technologies GmbH + Co. KG signed an agreement on a strategic partnership focusing on building up expertise in process development and prototype construction of commercial-vehicle-specific electric motors. The strategic partnership with Gehring covers the prototypical construction of so-called “truck-e-fied” e-motors as well as the further... Read more →


FPT Industrial, the global powertrain brand of Iveco Group, inaugurated the new Turin (Italy) ePowertrain plant, a manufacturing site fully dedicated to the production of the electric powertrain range and Iveco Group’s first completely carbon-neutral plant. Covering a total area of 15,000 sq meters, the plant generates its own energy... Read more →


CARB holding public hearing on Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation; all medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sales to be ZEV by 2040

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will conduct a public hearing on 27 October in Sacramento to consider the proposed Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) regulation. The proposed regulation would set a clear end date for combustion-powered new vehicle sales in California by requiring all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sales... Read more →


Scania and Rio Tinto are developing more agile autonomous haul trucks at a mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region to pursue potential environmental and productivity benefits. A Scania autonomous truck is loaded at Rio Tinto's Channar iron ore mine in Western Australia's Pilbara region. The two companies have established a... Read more →


Skeleton Technologies, a developer of curved graphene-based supercapacitor and battery energy storage, officially launched its SuperBattery (earlier post), and announced Shell as a partner. Skeleton is joining a Shell-led consortium to offer electrification solutions for mining sites. (Earlier post.) SuperBattery combines the characteristics of supercapacitors and batteries. SuperBattery has been... Read more →


Shell forms consortium to accelerate the electrification of off-road mining vehicles

Shell has established a nine-member consortium to create a new pilot offering of electrification solutions for mining sites. Skeleton, Microvast, Stäubli, Carnegie Robotics, Heliox, Spirae, Alliance Automation, Worley and Shell have come together to introduce Shell’s Mining Electrification Solutions for Off-Road Vehicles—an end-to-end and interoperable electrification system that reduces emissions... Read more →


Allison Transmission introduced the eGen Force electric hybrid propulsion system for tracked combat vehicles. Designed for 50-ton tracked vehicles, the eGen Force meets the requirements for the US Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program. The eGen Force is also scalable to 70-ton tracked vehicles, making it capable of meeting... Read more →


Volvo Trucks will deliver fully electric heavy-duty trucks to Amazon in Germany by year end. The 20 Volvo FH Electric are expected to drive more than one million road kilometers annually. For Amazon, the trucks will play a key role in electrification of longer distances and heavier loads. Heavy goods... Read more →


GAUSSIN and SYMBIO, a Faurecia & Michelin joint venture specializing in hydrogen fuel cell systems, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a strategic partnership. The agreement will accelerate the development of GAUSSIN’s range of hydrogen vehicles with the integration of SYMBIO’s customized hydrogen solutions in its ATM vehicles. Gaussin ATM... Read more →