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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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Manned Systems

Volvo Trucks’ Battery Chemistry of Choice: NCA

While Daimler Truck, Paccar and Accelera by Cummins are pursuing lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells with technology partner EVE Energy, Volvo Trucks employs lithium-ion batteries...

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Energy

Sustainable Ecosystem Model Involves Multiple Partners

Rooftop solar panels will soon power about 90% of PFG’s Gilroy, California, operations, the starting point for cold food deliveries. The vehicles getting the various edibles and...

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Hexagon Bullish on CNG for Long-Haul Trucks

Though some OEMs have signaled that the end of the ICE age is nigh, reports of the combustion engine’s death as the backbone of the commercial-trucking industry are greatly exaggerated....

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Electronic Torque Limiting Boosts Machine Productivity

Electrification isn’t just a matter of switching out the diesel engine for an electric motor. It requires a thorough review of connected systems – particularly the hydraulic...

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Manned Systems

Charging Infrastructure Coming – at a Cost

It’s no secret that insufficient battery charging infrastructure is an impediment to commercial-vehicle fleets’ electrification efforts. To provide direction and some certainty for...

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Energy

Fuel Cell Production Spurs Supplier Opportunities

The head of General Motors’ global fuel-cell business is bullish about ongoing opportunities for suppliers in the emerging hydrogen-power space, as GM and partner Honda Motor Co. began...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Daimler and Linde Announce Liquid-Hydrogen Refueling Technology

Daimler Truck and Linde Engineering recently announced sLH2, a jointly developed refueling technology for subcooled liquid hydrogen. The companies claim that subcooled...

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Electronics & Computers

Thermal Management for Off-Highway Vehicles

As demand increases for electric and hybrid technology advancements in the North American market, off-highway vehicles are subject to many challenges. These range from vibration and shock...

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Overcoming EV Drivetrain Testing Challenges

Transportation markets have seen a tremendous surge of interest in hybrid and electric vehicle technology. To gain the promised efficiency benefits and green profile of these vehicles, it is...

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Mack Announces Series Production of MD Electric at Work Truck Week

Mack Trucks announced that series production and deliveries have begun for its second battery-electric truck, the MD Electric. Production MD Electrics have reportedly...

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Manned Systems

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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Technical Innovation
Software

Modine Targets Off-Highway EVs with ‘Plug-And-Play’ BTMS

Suppliers increasingly are developing and integrating thermal-management solutions to meet the specific demands of off-highway EVs. Deutronic, for instance, develops...

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Energy

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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Energy

GM, Autocar to Build Fuel-Cell Commercial Vehicles

General Motors announced this week that it entered a joint development agreement with Alabama-based Autocar Industries to build a range of all-electric commercial trucks powered by...

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Technical Innovation
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

SAE Completes Next Step to Standardize Tesla-Developed EV Charging Connector

SAE International announced on December 19 that it has released the Technical Information Report (TIR) for the SAE J3400 standard covering development and...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Fuel-Cell Power for Monster Mining Trucks in GM, Komatsu Deal

In the latest announcement from GM regarding commercialization of its longstanding hydrogen fuel-cell research and development, it and commercial-vehicle specialist Komatsu...

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Power

Tevva & ZF Integrate Brake-By-Wire Regen System for Last Mile BEV

UK-based EV manufacturer Tevva recently completed development of a regenerative braking system on the company’s 7.5-ton battery-electric truck. Tevva collaborated with...

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Power

TE Connectivity Powers down High-Power Systems

Commercial trucks and off-highway vehicles, faced with new regulatory developments, customer demands and market pressures, are responding by undergoing a renaissance of innovation. In the...

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Hyliion Shifts Focus from Propulsion to Power Generation

Hyliion acquired the Karno generator technology from GE Additive in August 2022 to employ as a fuel-agnostic power system on its Hypertruck platform, which was revealed as a...

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Manned Systems

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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Technical Innovation
Power

Westport Awarded LNG Development Program

Westport Fuel Systems announced that it has been awarded a development program by a global heavy truck manufacturer to adapt its LNG HPDI fuel system to meet Euro 7 emissions requirements for...

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Manned Systems

Tremec-Trification

Tremec is charting a future in vehicle electrification that leverages the company’s gear-manufacturing history while clearly departing from its intrinsic connection to internal combustion engine. Tremec, a...

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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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Software

Honda Motocompacto Folding Scooter Is an Accessory with Pep

As strange as the new Honda Motocompacto looks, it’s not the automaker’s first folding scooter. The Motocompacto is an updated, all-electric version of the Motocompo...

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Energy

Alternative Fuels Overshadowed in EV Era

Andrea Strzelec, Ph.D., who recently was hired at USCAR (United States Council for Automotive Research) as senior research scientist, has been an SAE member since 2003 and currently serves as Chair of the Energy & Propulsion Activity (formerly Powertrain, Fuels & Lubricants Activity) for SAE. Read on for a portion of the interview featured in the November issue of SAE’s member publication Update.

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Technical Innovation
Energy

The Future of Carbon-Neutral Fuels for Heavy-Duty Machines

Decarbonization of commercial vehicles and off-highway machines is rapidly becoming a hot-button topic among regulators in the EU, Asia and North America. In addition to...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

‘Electronification’ of Working Hydraulics in Compact Machines

Compact off-highway machines should be as maneuverable, versatile and energy-efficient as possible. Key to achieving these goals is the electronification of the working...

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Original Equipment
Energy

New Holland Adds Small Articulated Loaders to Lineup

New Holland Construction is entering a new equipment category with its full line of small articulated loaders. The lineup consists of five models — the ML12, ML12T, ML15, ML23 and...

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