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Faraday Future and US Hybrid partner to provide commercial powertrain units

Faraday Future (FF) has announced an agreement with US Hybrid Corporation to advance the use of FF’s electric propulsion system in energy products currently under development by US Hybrid. The collaboration will expand the use of FF’s technology—first developed for passenger vehicles—into the commercial vehicle space. Specifically, the partnership will provide powertrain systems for commercial… Read more »

Maritime tech firm Kongsberg partners with battery maker Leclanché to build autonomous hybrid ships

Maritime technology company Kongsberg has partnered with Swiss battery maker Leclanché to introduce low- and zero-emissions technology to the marine industry. Battery-powered vessels are becoming more common in the maritime industry – companies such as Rolls-Royce are developing their own maritime battery systems. Leclanché’s batteries will be an integral part of Kongsberg’s hybrid and electric… Read more »

BYD and US Hybrid to develop hydrogen electric bus for Honolulu airport

BYD has teamed with powertrain specialist US Hybrid Corporation to develop a hydrogen-electric bus, which will serve Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The bus will use BYD’s battery-electric platform, integrating hydrogen fuel cell technology to eliminate dependency on charging. The new bus is being developed under Hawaii’s Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI), part of the… Read more »

US Hybrid to deliver plug-in fuel cell shuttle bus to Hawaii Mass Transit Agency

The Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT) has awarded a contract to US Hybrid to deliver a plug-in fuel cell shuttle bus to the County of Hawaii Mass Transit Agency. US Hybrid’s H2Ride 25-passenger shuttle bus uses a 30 kW fuel cell fueled by a 20 kg hydrogen storage and delivery system. The fuel… Read more »

Alexander Dennis launches double-deck hybrid bus with extended electric range

British bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis has launched the Enviro400ER Electric Range, a double-deck hybrid bus that can run up to three miles in electric mode. Built in partnership with BAE Systems, the Enviro400ER’s lithium nickel manganese cobalt battery has a capacity of 32 kWh. Arthur Whiteside, Managing Director of UK Sales at Alexander… Read more »

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid review: Subaru’s first PHEV offers its loyal customers a taste of zero-emission miles

Any new plug-in vehicle from a maker that hasn’t previously offered one is cause for excitement, even if volumes are low at first. So I approached my six-day test of the new plug-in Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid with anticipation. Sure, its rated 17-mile electric range is below the curve, but at least it’s a start –… Read more »

Mersen introduces new self-triggered hybrid pyro fuse for EV applications

Mersen, a manufacturer of products for the electric power industry, has announced a new line of overcurrent protection devices for the EV industry. The new line of self-triggered χp-ST hybrid fuses technology purports to offer greater overcurrent protection in EV DC batteries than traditional fuses. The new χp-ST hybrid fuses incorporate a fast-acting pyro-element with… Read more »

Toyota and Lexus have hybrids for every taste

Toyota has got the hybrid powertrain down pat. Having honed its hybrid technology over the last 22 years of building the Prius, which has sold over 10 million units and is now in its 4th generation, the Japanese giant now offers seven different hybrid models, and its luxury brand Lexus offers six more. Charged recently… Read more »

Zunum’s plug-in hybrid plane will use a turbine from Safran Helicopter Engines

Washington-based Zunum Aero is developing a plug-in hybrid aircraft, which it believes will revolutionize the regional short-haul air travel market. Now Zunum (profiled in the July/August 2017 issue of Charged) has announced that its ZA10 aircraft, which it plans to launch in the early 2020s, will use a turboshaft from Safran Helicopter Engines. Safran’s new… Read more »

BorgWarner develops exhaust heat recovery system for hybrids and PHEVs

Auto tech specialist BorgWarner has developed an exhaust heat recovery system (EHRS) for hybrids and PHEVs that’s designed to reduce engine warm-up time. Because the EHRS reduces the time an engine is running cold, it also reduces emissions and can increase fuel economy by up to 8.5%, according to BorgWarner. Production will begin later this… Read more »