Product Announcement: Proterra Power Control Systems

Product Announcement: Proterra Power Control Systems

Proterra introduced new high-power charging options this week to make a 100%-electric bus fleet more achievable. The Silicon Valley-based developer of heavy-duty battery electric vehicles and charging systems is offering a suite of high power DC chargers.

Renewable Natural Gas Could Help Fuel 15% of US Fleets

Renewable Natural Gas Could Help Fuel 15% of US Fleets

Renewable natural gas production is on the rise in the United States, but new research from the World Resources Institute shows the potential to help fuel heavy-duty trucks and buses is larger than previously thought.

DOE Releases Key Fuel Efficiency and Optimization Studies

DOE Releases Key Fuel Efficiency and Optimization Studies

The US Department of Energy just released two new studies related to fuel and engine co-optimization. One study identifies high-octane blendstocks for gasoline to create better performance. The other quantifies the fuel efficiency potential associated with different fuel properties. Both studies were completed by the … Read more…

Hydrogen-Electric Semi-Trucks Get Boost from Planned $1B Production Facility

Hydrogen-Electric Semi-Trucks Get Boost from Planned $1B Production Facility

Alternative-fuel trucking got a boost with Nikola Motor Company’s plans for a 500-acre manufacturing headquarters facility in Arizona. The company says the new $1 billion facility, located in Buckeye to the west of Phoenix, will help bring its hydrogen-electric semi-trucks to market. Currently based in … Read more…

Energy-as-a-Service Opportunities Expanded in 2017

Energy-as-a-Service Opportunities Expanded in 2017

The energy-as-a-service market may still be in the early stages, but 2017 showed that demand for these turnkey solutions is likely to grow. A report from Navigant Research in July underscored this trend with an estimate that the annual global market for the deployment of … Read more…

Toyota and FuelCell Energy Plan Massive Hydrogen Fuel Project

Toyota and FuelCell Energy Plan Massive Hydrogen Fuel Project

Toyota and FuelCell Energy announced plans for a megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant at the Port of Long Beach. As part of the deal, FuelCell Energy will build the plant, which will supply hydrogen for Toyota’s fuel cell electric vehicles and heavy-duty fuel … Read more…

Electric System Turns Diesel Engine Trucking Fleets Into Hybrids

Electric System Turns Diesel Engine Trucking Fleets Into Hybrids

A new electric system converts long-haul diesel trucking fleets into hybrid ones and promises up to 30% fuel and emissions savings. Called 6X4HE, the patented system from Pittsburgh-based Hyliion can be used on new or existing Class 8 trucks, according to the company. Hyliion’s self-contained … Read more…

Electric Cars to be Cheaper than Gas-Powered Cars by 2025

Electric Cars to be Cheaper than Gas-Powered Cars by 2025

Energy efficient, battery-powered cars will, by 2025, be cheaper to buy than conventiaonal, gasoline-powered cars. Bloomberg New Energy Finance recently reported that the price of the zero emission cars is largely due to falling battery costs. The report says that “batteries currently account for about … Read more…

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