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News Roundup: 05/19 – 05/25

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The IEF Says We Need More Copper Mines
The International Energy Forum’s Secretary General, Joseph McMonigle, says that targets for 100 percent electrification of transportation cannot be met without an unprecedented acceleration in copper mining.

Renault To Unveil High-Performance Rafale PHEV
Renault has unveiled its new high-performance variant for the Rafale, the E-Tech 4×4 300 hp. With a range of up to 1,000 km and all-wheel drive, the carmaker gains a new flagship electric vehicle.

Mitsui E&S, Paceco Begin Commercial Operations of HFC RTG Crane
Mitsui E&S and Paceco, its subsidiary company in the U.S., have begun port operations of its hydrogel fuel cell-powered rubber-tired gantry (RTG) crane at the Port of Los Angeles. The MITSUI-Paceco H2-ZE Transtainer Crane” features a fuel cell power pack designed to run for two complete daily shifts.

Intelligent Energy Unveils Smaller Fuel Cell System for Passenger Cars
Intelligent Energy has unveiled a new hydrogen fuel cell system that is smaller and more powerful than any other current-marketed system for passenger vehicles. The IE-DRIVE system has been designed to give passenger car manufacturers access to a smaller, turnkey option for hydrogen fuel cells.

Honda Unveils Class 8 Hydrogen FC Truck Concept
Honda has debuted its new Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept, showcasing the start of a new project aimed towards future production of fuel cell trucks for North America.

Accelera Launches Next-Gen Hydrogen and Electric Solutions for Commercial Use
Accelera by Cummins has launched its next-generation of several decarbonizing technologies. New versions of its hydrogen fuel cell engines, high-efficiency eAxle, and next-generation batteries were unveiled at the ACT Expo.

RIZON Truck Introduces Two New Models and Enhanced Warranty for E-Trucks
RIZON, the all-electric brand from Daimler, has expanded its class 4 and 5 lineup with two new models: the e18Mx and the e18Lx. These models offer more payload capacity and are tailored to urban and local deliveries.

TICO Launches Next-Gen Pro-Spotter Terminal Tractor
The Terminal Investment Corporation (TICO) has unveiled a next-generation Pro-Spotter Electric Terminal Tractor. The tractor, which launched in 2023, receives improvements in battery and driveline options with full production launching in 2025.

Hexagon Purus, Hino Introduce Tern Zero-Emission Truck Brand and RC8 Tractor
Hexagon Purus and Hino Trucks have launched a new zero-emission truck brand, Tern, with its inaugural vehicle, the RC8 Tractor. The battery-electric class 8 tractor is aimed towards the U.S. market. It will enter serial production later this year.

Penske, Daimler, Carrier Introduce All-Electric Class 7 Refrigerated Truck
Penske Truck Leasing, Daimler Truck North America, and Carrier Transicold have collaborated on an all-electric refrigerated medium-duty truck. Aimed at leasing fleets, the temperature-controlled freight delivery trucks targets regional and local fleets.

Volkswagen Delays ID.7 Launch in North America
Citing changes in the market and “listening to their customers,” Volkswagen has announced a delay in the North American launch of its ID.7 electric sedan.

Hyundai Introduces New Hydrogen-Focused Commercial Vehicle Business via HTWO
“Our HTWO brand’s expanding role reflects Hyundai’s unique reach beyond mobility into an integrated hydrogen value chain to lead the global energy transition,” said Ken Ramirez, Executive VP and Head of Global Commercial Vehicle and Hydrogen Business at Hyundai Motor.

Hyundai, Plus Announce Collaboration for Level 4 Autonomous Fuel Cell Truck
Hyundai Motor and Plus have announced a collaboration to demonstrate the benefits of an XCIENT Fuel Cell truck equipped with level 4 autonomous driving software.

Lamborghini Unveils Urus SE Plug-in Hybrid Super SUV in Thailand
Lamborghini has launched the Urus SE, the first hybrid plug-in version of the Super SUV. The Urus SE features an 800 CV hybrid powertrain is built on the Urus S model.

2025 Honda Civic Gains Hybrid Trims, Sportier Styling In Mid-Cycle Update
The 11th-generation Honda Civic sees a mid-cycle refresh that adds sporty hybrid trims, styling updates, and updated technology. 

Range Energy Creates Telematics Platform for Trailer Data
Range Energy, which develops powered trailers for commercial trucking, has unveiled that it is developing a new trailer data telematics platform to bring operational insights to electric-powered trailer customers.

Blue Bird Debuts Electric Step Van
In partnership with Xos and Morgan Olson, Blue Bird has debuted its operating prototype electric step van and its underlying stripped chassis. The vehicle is aimed at last mile delivery.

BAE, Eaton Test Electric Drive Tech On Commercial Demonstrator
BAE Systems and Eaton have successfully tested their integrated electric drive system for medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks. The technology is designed to be adapted to existing truck models.

Autel Unveils MaxiCharger Megawatt Charging System
Autel Energy has unveiled its MaxiCharger Megawatt Charging system for heavy-duty trucks. The terminal can deliver a maximum single output of 1.2 megawatts at 1,500 amps.

Hexagon Purus To Supply Toyota With Hydrogen Storage System for HD Vehicles
Hexagon Purus will supply Toyota North America with hydrogen storage systems and high voltage battery packs for serial production of Toyota’s heavy-duty fuel cell electric powertrain kits.

Mitsubishi, AISIN Establishing EV Parts Joint Venture
Mitsubishi Electric Corp, Mitsubishi Electric Mobility, and AISIN have come to an agreement to established a joint venture company to handle products for next-generation electric vehicles. The JV will develop and sell traction motors, power converters, control software, etc. for optimized next-generation electric vehicles.

Kia Unveils New EV3
Kia has unveiled the new EV3, a compact electric vehicle in SUV format. The front-wheel drive powertrain is built on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and Kia’s fourth-generation batteries. Two battery options offer a range of up to 373 miles per charge. First markets for the EV3 are Korea and Europe.

Volvo To Launch Hydrogen-Fueled Trucks
Volvo Trucks is developing a hydrogen combustion engine platform with targets for on-road testing in 2026. Commercial launch of the trucks would be at the end of the decade.

First Driverless Tram Enters Testing in Russia
Moscow has begun testing an autonomous train system. Initially, a driver is situated at the controls while the tram operates autonomously, but targets are for driverless testing to happen (without passengers) in the next phase.

Ohio State / Wilberforce University Team Takes 1st Place In EcoCAR EV Challenge
The second year of the EcoCAR EV Challenge is complete, having teams compete in automaker-like testing of electric vehicle designs. The Ohio State/Wilberforce University team took first place this year, followed by second-place Georgia Tech and third place McMaster University.

Prologis, Maersk Launch 9MW Depot With 96 HD Truck Charging Spaces
Prologis, a part of Maersk, has launched a heavy-duty electric vehicle charging depot near the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach. The microgrid charging station has 96 parking spaces and can deliver 9MW of total charging capacity.

Kenworth SuperTruck 2 Improves Freight Efficiency By 136%
Kenworth showcased its SuperTruck 2 demonstrator at the ACT Expo. The demonstrator is six years of development as part of the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck program to improve freight efficiency.

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