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Volvo Charts Its Path Towards Zero Emissions

Volvo Trucks is betting on themselves to reach the aggressive goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. The company is taking an almost fanatical approach to its emissions reduction targets...

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Connectivity

Strategic Dialogue Crucial to Advancing Fleet Electrification

In the actively changing landscape of transportation, the electrification of fleets has emerged as a pivotal step towards a sustainable and clean energy future....

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Transportation

Biden-Harris Administration Invests $54 Million to Expand Clean Transportation Across American Communities

The Communities Taking Charge funding opportunity extends access to electrification opportunities beyond existing Joint Office–supported programs to more communities across America. Funding is available to academic, non-profit, for-profit, and government entities for planning, demonstration, and/or deployment projects that drive innovation in equitable clean transportation.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Upcycling Commercial Fleets into Circular EVs

Based on the success thus far, Evolectric hopes to introduce its technology to more markets worldwide where demand is growing for affordable and accessible EVs. The company hopes to build a network of local partners capable of carrying out all installation and maintenance services.

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Original Equipment
Green Design & Manufacturing

JCB Re-Enters North American Paving Market

JCB introduced two new tandem-roller compaction machines to the North American market at the Pave/X 2024 show in San Antonio, Texas, in late January. The CT160 and CT260 are designed for ease...

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Transportation

Hydrogen ‘Inevitable’ for Commercial Vehicles

With the perception of diesel engines as bad actors in the worldwide transportation-emissions crackdown, the commercial-vehicle sector is racing to identify and develop propulsion...

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Application Briefs
Manned Systems

Predictive Engine Maintenance

The Army has designed the T901 Improved Turbine Engine to be compliant with Prognostic and Predictive Maintenance (PPMx) technologies. PPMx, a predictive maintenance strategy based on relevant data, helps to increase operational readiness by identifying potential maintenance issues and part failures before they occur.

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Q&A
Power

Renewable Diesel Offers Drop-In Solution for Decarbonization

Renewable diesel fuels represent an opportunity to decarbonize on- and off-highway diesel ICE vehicles with a minimal investment in infrastructure and little to no disruption...

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Connectivity

Commercial-Truck EV Fleets Slow to Grow

Environmental regulations and corporate sustainability goals are driving commercial fleets to adopt electric trucks in all classes. But the still-evolving charging infrastructure is stymying their...

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Power

Hydrogen ICE Is Heating Up

In the past three months, at least four major announcements have detailed the kickstart of development programs or real-world demonstrations of hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines (ICE). As OEMs and...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Cummins’ New Mid-Displacement Turbos Quieter and More Efficient

Cummins announced its seventh-generation series HE250 and HE300 wastegate turbochargers for medium displacement on- and off-highway commercial engines. The turbos are...

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Technical Innovation
Green Design & Manufacturing

Yanmar Announces Marine Hydrogen Fuel-Cell System

Yanmar announced that its marine subsidiary, Yanmar Holdings, is now offering a marine-grade hydrogen fuel-cell (HFC) propulsion system. According to the company’s announcement of the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Altair Honors Innovations in Automotive Lightweighting and Sustainability

Toyota and its segment-first IsoDynamic Performance Seat were big winners in this year’s Altair Enlighten Awards, honored during an awards ceremony at the 2023...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Bosch Begins Production of Fuel-Cell Power Modules for Nikola

At its oldest and largest location – a site long accustomed to manufacturing parts for combustion engines – Bosch is now producing what it calls the most complex system...

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Executive Viewpoints
Manned Systems

Why Agriculture Will Automate Before On-Highway

A World Wildlife Fund report estimates that global food waste on farms amounts to 1.2 billion tonnes per year – about 15.3% of the world’s annual food production. Total value of that...

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Regulations/Standards

Europe’s Dust Buster

In a proposal submitted in November of 2022, the European Commission detailed its new Euro 7 vehicle emissions standard, which is widely expected to be approved by the European Parliament and Council and begin...

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Briefs
Manned Systems

Analysis of Pathways to Reach Net Zero Naval Operations by 2050

This report is based on a broad study of strategies for the Department of the Navy to achieve net zero global emissions by 2050 to comply with recent Executive Orders and goals.

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Editorial
Energy

Engineering the ‘Sustainability Thing’

Sustainable and sustainability are words that are fast becoming industry vernacular. They’re woven into executive speeches, press releases, marketing, and engineers’ messaging.

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Software

Handicapping the ‘Race Toward Zero’

Kelly Senecal did not set out to champion the multi-modal approach to vehicle carbon reduction. He’s the CEO of Covergent Science, a company specializing in computational fluid dynamics. A...

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Energy

Making H2 Fuel Cells Happen

Over a 23-year career Rob Del Core has led more than 20 programs related to zero-emissions vehicles and subsystems, most of them related to developing hydrogen fuel-cell power, at companies including Hyzon...

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Power

Kubota Engine High on HVO, Hydrogen and Hybrids

As part of its path to carbon neutrality, Kubota Engine engineers have developed a new 3.8-liter hydrogen engine that was introduced at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. The 4-cylinder...

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Technology Report
Green Design & Manufacturing

Sustainability Shines in Asahi Kasei Electric Shuttle Concept

Asahi Kasei’s latest concept vehicle is a rolling showcase of the supplier’s materials and electronics innovations, with a strong focus on sustainability. Dubbed the...

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Original Equipment
Power

CNH Introduces Battery-Electric, Autonomous-Ready Tractor

CNH Industrial recently introduced what it says is the world’s first autonomous-ready, battery-electric light utility tractor at its Tech Day in Phoenix, Arizona. The New...

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Q&A
Power

Perkins Tackles Decarbonization of Off-Highway Machines

Decarbonization is currently one of the biggest buzzwords in the off-highway sector. OEMs around the globe are now offering and researching solutions for their customers so that...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

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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Technology Report
Green Design & Manufacturing

The Electrofuels That Reduce Amazon’s Fleet Emissions

Amazon has a goal of having 50% of its shipments being made net-zero carbon by 2030. In 2021, more than 100 million packages were delivered to customers with zero-emissions...

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Editorial
Energy

Engineering ‘Electron Guzzlers’

Apparently, ‘gas guzzler’ now encompasses any vehicle that burns hydrocarbon fuels, no matter how efficient. Anything with an exhaust pipe.

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Design

Volvo CE Previews ConExpo 2023 Display

Volvo CE previewed its display for ConExpo 2023 in Las Vegas with a teaser of the new DD25 electric compact double-drum asphalt compactor.

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INSIDER
Design

New HPC4EI Project to Create 'Digital Twin' Models for Aerospace Manufacturing

A partnership involving Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory aimed at developing “digital twins” for producing aerospace components is one of six new...

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