Nikola Creates Hydrogen Truck for European Market

| USA: Phoenix AZ | Source: Nikola Motor Company

nikola tre1 (for Europe)U.S. hybrid truck manufacturer Nikola Motor Company has responded to growing interest from European customers by creating a hydrogen-electric truck for their market. Named the ‘Nikola Tre’ (three), the truck has 500 to 1,000 HP, 6×4 or 6×2 configurations and a range of 500 to 1,200 kilometers depending on options. Read more »

FPT Takes Hydrogen Powertrain Concept to IAA 2018

| FPT Industrial | Source: FPT Industrial

FPT Industrial Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain ConceptTurin-based FPT Industrial, a brand of CNH Industrial, is working to develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology as part of its multi-fuel offering. In the future, the company believes this Research & Development project could lead to new zero emissions solutions specially designed for heavy duty transport: both long haulage goods delivery and long-distance / intercity passenger transport. Read more »

Toyota’s ‘Beta’ Fuel Cell Truck Steps Beyond Proof of Concept

| USA: Traverse City MI

Second version of Fuel Cell Heavy TruckThis week, Toyota contributed majorly to the future of zero-emission trucking by unveiling the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Northern Michigan. The new truck, known internally as “Beta,” expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first Project Portal test vehicle, in part by increasing the estimated range to more than 300 miles per fill. Read more »

Ballard and Audi Extend PHEV Fuel Cell Passenger Car Program

| Canada: Vancouver BC and Germany: Ingolstadt
Audi h-tron quattro PHEV

Audi h-tron quattro PHEV concept

Ballard Power Systems, a global provider of clean energy and fuel cell solutions, has signed a 3.5-year extension to its current Technology Solutions contract with AUDI AG, part of the Volkswagen Group, extending the HyMotion program to August 2022. The program encompasses automotive fuel cell stack development as well as system design support activities.  Read more »

Skoda Offers Future Glimpse with Hybrid Vision X at Geneva Motor Show

| Czech Republic, Mladá Boleslav

SKODA 180201-VISION-X-Sketches-3Škoda Auto, the Czech Republic’s largest company and part of the Volkswagen group, will offer a glimpse into future developments for its model range at the International Motor Show in Geneva (6 – 18 March). It is presenting a vehicle with CNG, petrol and electric drive for the first time. Read more »

New Holland Present Methane Concept Tractor at US Farm Show

| USA, Decatur IL

New Holland Concept Tractor (1)New Holland Agriculture presented its methane powered concept agricultural tractor at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois this week. It was introduced as the latest development in the company’s vision for the sustainable future of farming. “It combines alternative fuels and advanced agricultural technology … by running on the energy produced from the land and waste products,” said Carlo Lambro, New Holland Agriculture Brand President. Read more »

Kenworth to Develop Proof-of-Concept CNG Hybrid

| USA, Kirkland WA
Kenworth T680 CNG Day-cab

Kenworth T680 CNG Day-cab

Kenworth, a medium and heavy duty truck manufacturer based in Kirkland, Washington, is the recipient of U.S. government grants for low emissions projects that will include a proof-of-concept CNG hybrid Kenworth T680 Day Cab, targeted for use as a drayage tractor in Southern California ports.  Read more »

Christened LNG Hybrid Barge to Power Docked Cruise Ships

| Germany, Hamburg
Becker Marine LNG Hybrid barget2014 (2 cropped)

LNG Hybrid Barge HUMMEL and AIDAsol

Hamburg now has an environmentally friendly alternative for supplying power to cruise ships lying at port. The LNG Hybrid Barge, Becker Marine Systems’ floating liquefied gas power plant christened at Hafencity, a quarter in the district of Hamburg-Mitte, on Saturday, is a world premiere. The barge is not self-propelled, instead being steered to locations by a natural gas fuelled tug. Read more »

Port of Singapore Prepares for Future LNG Bunkering

| Singapore
At SIBCON - Minister of Transport Mr Lui Tuck Yew

Minister of Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, leads bunkering change momentum in Singapore.

Singapore’s Minister for Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, presided over the opening ceremony of the 18th Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON), organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). In conjunction with SIBCON, Minister Liu also officiated the global launch of the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), a new non-governmental organisation established to promote safety and industry best practices in the use of gas as a marine fuel. Read more »

Hyundai Rolls Out New Generation i30 CNG Concept Car at Paris Motor Show

| France, Paris

Hyundai engines Paris Motor ShowHyundai is featuring their New Generation i30 CNG at this year’s Paris Motor Show, marking the debut of their 1.4-liter T-GDI engine and a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

The engine coupled with the transmission emits CO2 emissions as low as 87 g/km, a significant reduction compared to the equivalent internal combustion engine (ICE) model, and meets the strict Euro6c emission standards three years ahead of introduction in 2017. Running on CNG, the engine develops 117 ps and maximum torque of 206 Nm from 1,500 rpm to 3,500 rpm. Read more »