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Volvo Group breaks ground on vehicle propulsion lab

During a groundbreaking ceremony, the Volvo Group announced a $33 million expansion of its powertrain research and development site in Hagerstown, Maryland for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art Vehicle Propulsion Lab (VPL). Volvo’s VPL will be the first facility in North America to allow comprehensive testing of current and future products for Volvo Trucks,

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Port of Los Angeles demonstrates hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks

The Port of Los Angeles and its partners debuted five new hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and the grand opening of two hydrogen fueling stations. Under the $82.5 million Shore-to-Store (S2S) project, more than a dozen public and private sector partners have teamed up for a 12-month demonstration of the zero-emissions Class 8 trucks

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Three takeaways from the Daimler Trucks AG, Volvo Group cellcentric JV announcement

Make no mistake: The trend of increasingly sustainable truck equipment technology is here to stay, with even more equipment advances coming down the line to meet an array of trucking applications. That was the tone set by the leaders of two global truck manufacturers–Martin Daum, chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG

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Daimler Truck AG, Volvo Group launch joint venture fully committed to hydrogen-based fuel cells

Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group officially outlined their roadmap for the new hydrogen fuel cell joint venture cellcentric, as part of commitment to accelerate the use of hydrogen-based fuel cells for long-haul trucks and beyond. The companies say cellcentric will build one of Europe’s largest planned series production of fuel-cell systems, with operation planned

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What barriers will your fleet face in the transition to zero emissions?

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have the potential to offer several benefits to operators: lower fuel costs, reduced maintenance costs, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). However, there are still several barriers that must be overcome before the industry sees full adoption of BEVs and their benefits. These barriers include: Limited range Higher upfront cost

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Daimler Trucks N.A. outgoing Pres., CEO reflects on trucking’s evolution

When Roger Nielsen took the reins as president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) in April 2017, the “new” Freightliner Cascadia had just rolled out, platooning technology was still a conversation, and heavy-duty electric truck announcements were more than a year away. Clearly, a lot has changed in four years. And it changed

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Daimler Truck AG, Volvo Group create fuel-cell joint venture: cellcentric

Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group have completed their transaction to form their previously announced fuel-cell joint venture. The Volvo Group has acquired 50% of the partnership interests in the existing Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG. The companies say their goal is in manufacturing fuel cells is to help the world

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Navistar’s next step toward trucking sustainability

The road toward more sustainable transportation equipment is not a straight shot. There are twist and turns as new equipment and fuel types roll out to support existing applications. Battery electric is well suited for regional delivery whereas hydrogen electric fuel cell-driven powertrains are taking aim at long-haul applications. One of the latest sign posts

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Hydrogen trucks: How seriously should we take this truck technology?

A funny trend surfaced at the North American Commercial Vehicle show at the tail end of 2019: increased talk of hydrogen-fueled trucks. Sure, Kenworth had made its partnership with Toyota to pursue hydrogen technology earlier that year, but at NACV 2019 several OEMs, including Daimler Trucks North America and Cummins, talked about hydrogen truck development.

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Navistar partners with General Motors, OneH2 to bring long-haul hydrogen truck to market

In collaboration with General Motors and OneH2, Navistar Inc. introduced a complete solution for customer implementation of a zero-emission long-haul system, which will be initially piloted by J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. “Hydrogen fuel cells offer great promise for heavy-duty trucks in applications requiring a higher density of energy, fast refueling and additional range,” said Persio

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Shell releases decarbonization study, offers solutions

Shell and Deloitte have published a joint study on how to decarbonize the road freight sector. In the study, more than 70% of the 158 interviewees consider decarbonization as either the leading or a top three priority for their organization, Shell says. The “Decarbonizing Road Freight: Getting into Gear” report offers a detailed 10-year roadmap

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Integrated energy management: What it is and why you need it

As the evolution toward running on more than a single fuel source continues, fleets turning to alternative fuels are spurred by growing environmental regulations and sustainability plans. That’s why, rather than thinking about a straight replacement to diesel, fleets should adopt an integrated energy management (IEM) approach—a comprehensive strategy that considers all available fuel sources

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