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EFuels: An Alternative to the Alternative

Even as electric vehicles dominate today’s alternative powertrain market for passenger cars, the future of how we will all someday drive without burning petroleum is cloudier than ever. To...

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Editorial
Energy

Change? Sure, Sometimes.

SAE’s Automotive Engineering magazine is not immune to the constant beat of changes happening across the automotive industry. In case you’re curious what that means, the byline and picture accompanying this...

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Energy

GM Hydrotec Boss Readies Fuel Cells for Commercial Deployment

Call it a “technology-meets-the-moment” place in the transportation sector’s innovation timeline. After decades of concentrated development work, GM’s fuel-cell...

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Original Equipment
Power

Nikola Producing Battery-Electric Trucks, Fuel-Cell EVs Coming

Fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are a highway rarity despite decades of technology development. “When I was working in Europe 20 years ago, I was driving fuel-cell...

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Editorial
Energy

A Diversified Path for Sustainable Fleets

More than 12,000 people attended the 2023 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, Calif., in May. Attendees heard a multitude of viewpoints offered by experts from...

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Energy

Hydrogen Lightens the Load for Heavy Trucks

Hydrogen propulsion continues to gain traction as a solution for the decarbonization of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Numerous OEMs are currently testing and demonstrating H2 trucks on public...

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Energy

Hydrogen Shows Increased Commercial Interest

While several commercial vehicle OEMs, including Tesla and Nikola, are in the latter phase of testing battery-electric semi-tractors on the road, action in the hydrogen space continues to...

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Manned Systems

Time for Hydrogen

After decades of R&D, some false starts, and a smattering of low-volume production vehicles, hydrogen has emerged as a vital enabler for carbon reduction across the transportation sector. In gaseous form, our...

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Technical Innovation
Test & Measurement

Allison’s Now Open for Hydrogen Testing

With the atomic number 1, hydrogen is the lightest element in the Periodic Table. However, its rapidly becoming a heavyweight for the future of mobility. Development of hydrogen fuel cell...

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Energy

Emerson Supports Scalability of Fuel Cell Systems

Green hydrogen is a promising fuel on the path to decarbonizing the mobility sector, proven by significant investments in many transportation projects and technologies. New fuel cell...

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Manned Systems

Allison Advances Commercial-Vehicle Electronic Controls

Allison Transmission continues to invest in and accelerate its electric-vehicle propulsion solutions, but it also remains committed to its conventional product portfolio, which the...

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Technology Report
Energy

Hyundai Engineers a Multi-Modal Electrified Mobility Future

Here’s a Hyundai vehicle that you’re likely not familiar with: It has LED headlamps at the front, a lithium-ion battery to drive its motor, a digital interface and is...

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News
Energy

SAE WCX 2022: Paving the Way for the Hydrogen Highway

With the majority of public debate centering around the internal combustion engine (ICE)-to-EV transition, the engineering community continues to explore alternative forms of...

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Editorial
Transportation

Alternative Fuels, Propulsion Poised for Growth in U.S. Fleets

Fuel prices are soaring. Not breaking news, I know, yet the almost-daily alerts citing new record highs for gasoline and diesel prices are still unsettling. Consumers and...

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Energy

Hitting the Gas on Hydrogen Tech for Commercial Trucks

While not as in vogue as BEVs and other electrified vehicles, hydrogen propulsion systems have been in development since the mid-20th century by a wide variety of manufacturers for...

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Transportation

‘Mixed’ Approach to E-truck Manufacturing

Electrification for truck, bus and off-highway equipment manufacturers brings more technology hurdles than for carmakers. Some of them are attributable to the issues involved with larger...

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Q&A
Energy

Thermal Challenges of Electric Commercial Vehicles

Vehicle electrification poses new challenges for thermal management, driving development of new systems and components specific to battery and fuel-cell electric vehicles (EVs). Key...

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Automotive

Faurecia Expanding into Hydrogen

Through its Symbio joint venture with Michelin, Faurecia is investing beyond its interior-systems base into the fuel-cell future.

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Energy

Innovating the Methanol Fuel Cell

Using methanol as the source fuel provides an alternative to a gaseous-hydrogen distribution and storage infrastructure, among other potential benefits.

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Original Equipment
Energy

A Bevy of Battery and Fuel-Cell Electric Truck Reveals

As one should expect from an industry event called Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, several truck OEMs revealed their latest battery-electric and fuel-cell-electric...

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Articles
Energy

Pumping EV Heat

The Automotive Career Development Center (ACDC) that I founded over 20 years ago provides training and tech support to the world’s independent electric-vehicle (EV and hybrid) technicians, who will be asked to fix and...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Partnering to Produce Fuel-Cell-Electric Trucks

A first-of-its-kind propulsion alternative for transporting products between ports, warehouses and distribution centers is on the horizon. “The Class 6 fuel-cell-electric vehicle (FCEV)...

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News
Power

Narrower Focus, Bigger Payoff for Commercial EVs

Government regulations are prompting a changeover to electric powertrains, with early growth coming in commercial vehicle applications where range and recharging are more easily managed....

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Road Ready
Energy

Toyota Reveals RWD FCEV Mirai, Plug-In RAV4

As part of an electrified stable primed for the 2019 Tokyo and Los Angeles auto shows, Toyota has unveiled its all-new Mirai fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) and the upcoming plug-in hybrid...

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Manned Systems

Is Hydrogen the Future for Trucking?

Powertrain electrification is becoming the new standard for the automotive and commercial industries. The passenger car market is primarily meeting the demand for lower emissions through battery...

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News
RF & Microwave Electronics

JAXA and Toyota Partner, Focus on Future Lunar Mobility

Officials at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corp. in Tokyo have taken a first step toward collaborating on international space exploration, having...

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Road Ready
Energy

2019 Hyundai Nexo: Fuel-Cell Refinement, SUV Luxury

The 2019 Hyundai Nexo is a distinctively styled and luxurious C-class SUV based upon Hyundai’s first fully dedicated fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) platform. A technological...

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Energy

U.K.’s Advanced Propulsion Center Lays out Roadmap for High-Tech, Low-Carbon Transportation

A major new report on a technology roadmap for “beyond the horizon” low-carbon vehicle propulsion technology concludes that there is...

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Energy

Schneider Continues Zero-Emission Goal at Nikola

The demand for zero-emission transportation continues to rise around the world as countries like Germany and China begin to examine the prospect of banning internal-combustion-engine...

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