A new video features the zero-emissions Kenworth T680 fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) on the road to the 14,115-ft. summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Kenworth says it worked closely with Toyota Motor North America R&D on the summit attempt. The Kenworth T680 FCEV features a Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain offering 470 HP,
As the electric trucks rollout continues and talk of hydrogen-fueled trucks gains ground, the conversation is slowly shifting from truck technology to a fleet’s sustainability strategy. Electric trucks are fun, but fun isn’t a business case. The OEM development and fleet adoption of electric trucks are the first step toward a greater industry sustainability goal.
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has released a new Guidance Report on the prospects of hydrogen electric power in the trucking industry. Key findings from the report include: Hydrogen fuel cells trucks are just starting to see real-world use and their adoption is being driven by regional or national considerations that are much bigger
All month on Fleet Future we’ve been talking engines. But this week, we’re going to talk about an engine company that is branching out to other energy sources. Cummins recently held an online event dubbed Hydrogen Day, at which they affirmed their commitment to hydrogen power development to meet low-carbon and zero emissions goals that
Cummins and Navistar announced that they will work together on the development of a Class 8 truck powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The project will be funded in part through an award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) previously announced in August, as part of DOE’s
In a recent online presentation dubbed “Hydrogen Day,” Cummins detailed its plans for hydrogen power development, confirming that the engine company sees hydrogen as one of the energy sources of the future. The company has a several plants across the world producing hydrogen now, comprising 500 electrolyzer installations and 2,000 fuel cell installations worldwide. “Cummins
Hino announces zero-emission ‘Project Z,’ including battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
Hino Trucks has announced “Project Z,” outlining its plans to develop and release several zero-emissions vehicles over the next few years. The project includes both battery electric and fuel cell electric trucks. “We’ll have some early prototypes in 2021, we’ll have customer demos in 2022, and we’ll be in full production before 2024,” said Glenn
Early on April 21, Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group announced that they have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a new joint venture. The intention is to develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems for heavy-duty vehicle applications and other use cases. Daimler will consolidate all its current fuel cell activities in
To showcase the latest hydrogen fuel cell technologies, Cummins displayed a Class 8, 6×4 day cab tractor with fuel cell and battery electric power at NACV.
Hyundai Motor Co. and Cummins Inc. have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly evaluate opportunities to develop and commercialize electric and fuel cell powertrains.
At a recent event at the Port of Los Angeles, Kenworth and Toyota showcased a production model of the companies’ hydrogen fuel cell-powered truck, and we had the chance to go for a ride in the truck and test out the technology.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million dollars to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project. The total project cost for this initial phase is $82,568,872, with partners providing 50.2%, or $41,446,612 in match funding. The Zero and Near Zero-Emission Freight