Drayage trucks, which move freight around inside and between port facilities, are a major source of air pollution, and an excellent candidate for electrification. The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been testing various electrified options for several years. Now the state of California has awarded $23.6 million to the South Coast… Read more »
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Loop Energy (formerly PowerDisc Development) has won a $7.5-million grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to accelerate deployment of the company’s zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The Loop powertrain combines an electric battery with a hydrogen fuel cell designed around its patented eFlow technology. eFlow addresses unequal current distribution in the fuel cell by… Read more »
Battery manufacturer XALT Energy (formerly Dow Kokam) has agreed to supply its NMC graphite Li-ion battery packs to Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), for use in the company’s PHEV PowerDrive and electric power export solutions. Shipment of the initial order should be completed in the first quarter of 2016. EDI will use XALT’s first-generation battery system… Read more »
Walmart has developed a super-efficient tractor-trailer rig that features a turbine-powered range extending series hybrid powertrain. The prototype truck, which is on display at this week’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, is the result of collaboration between Walmart and many vendors, including Peterbilt, Roush Engineering, Great Dane Trailers, Parker Hannifin, and Capstone Turbine. The truck… Read more »