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Study shows promise for zero-emissions fire engines

Research by hydrogen fuel company ULEMCo has concluded that battery-electric fire tenders fitted with hydrogen fuel cells and carrying at least 8 kg of hydrogen fuel will give them the required flexibility, emergency response and water pumping requirements, especially for rural and semi-urban services.   The research was carried out with Oxfordshire County Council and […]

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New electric pump drive for low-voltage systems

Omni Powertrain Technologies has released details about its new electrohydraulic pump combination. The unit was developed for low-voltage mobile applications, and is said to be ideally suited to the needs of hybrid equipment builders facing spatial constraints.  The system includes a Flo-Torq gear pump packaged with an axial flux motor and controller from Omni’s Magelec […]

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WAVE hello to wireless charging for commercial EVs

Aaron Gillmore, the CEO at wireless inductive charging system developer WAVE, believes that the market has reached a take-off point in commercial medium- and heavy-duty commercial EV fleets (writes Peter Donaldson).  “The technology is here now,” he says. “Over the last 10 years the WAVE team has put in a lot of work to design […]

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Quantron unveils range of commercial EVs

Quantron, a systems provider for battery-powered and hydrogen-electric mobility for commercial vehicles, is presenting its portfolio of commercial vehicles to investors, customers and press representatives from April 26 to 28. The company will give exclusive insights and showcase new vehicles from its Q-Light and Q-Heavy ranges. A highlight of the event will be the world […]

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Goldhofer announces e-drive tie-up with Aradex

The Airport Technology division of Goldhofer is equipping its zero-emissions Sherpa E cargo and pushback tractors and Phoenix E towbar-less aircraft tractor with battery-powered motors and inverters supplied by Aradex. The newly configured electric powertrain is used in both vehicles, and provides a torque of up to 1200 Nm for the Sherpa E and 4000 […]

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Electric trams and trolley buses

In the West we are still addicted to the car as the ultimate embodiment of personal mobility (writes Peter Donaldson). However, there is growing awareness of the total carbon footprint of transport, and even the most efficient electric cars represent large tonnages of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere in their manufacture. This awareness is […]

Digest

Ricardo Tees Valley hydrogen bus

Route march With this this hydrogen-electric bus set for its first demonstration run, Rory Jackson talks to its developers about the thinking that went into it When discussing clean energy technologies, debates can arise over which ones are the most cost-effective, efficient or realistic in terms of how they can be used to help create […]

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New metal cover with IP69K protection and push-pull locking

The RJ45 series Y-Con from Yamaichi Electronics is a modular and expandable product line that meets the requirements of protection ratings IP20, IP67, IP68 and IP69K, among others. Within the product line, the Y-Con Cover-40 has been replaced by a die-cast zinc cover called the Y-Con Cover-40 PP, which has push-pull locking. The cover automatically […]

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Fast charge ahead for BMW vehicles

Sprint Power is leading the development of an 800 V fast-charging system for BMW (writes Nick Flaherty).   The Celeritas project is a £9.7 million effort to develop fast-charging cells and battery packs for battery EVs and fuel cell hybrid EVs. As well as BMW, its members include the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre, BP, AMTE […]

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Volvo Penta in electric tractor tie-up with TICO

Volvo Penta has delivered and integrated its electric driveline into the first of a series of prototype fully electric terminal tractors for US customer TICO, who will be testing the prototypes with various fleet partners. The driveline is based on proven Volvo Group technology tailored to TICO’s application in terms of performance and energy needs. Volvo Penta’s approach of handling the development and installation of the complete electric driveline and its integration into the vehicle has allowed TICO to focus on improving the vehicle’s functionality. Ports and distribution hubs have highly organised fleets and operations with favourable environments for developing charging infrastructures, as they have well-defined duty cycles. Volvo Penta analysed customer operations and based its electric system on that data and simulations.

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