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    HINO NEWS-2022/10/05

    Posted on 2022/10/05

    VIA Motors sells 2,000 Class 3 electric chassis cabs to Pegasus Specialty Vehicles

    On September 27, VIA Motors, a commercial vehicle manufacturer with mobility solutions for a wide variety of Class 2-5 electric commercial vehicles applications, announced that it has received a purchase order for 2,000 Class 3 VIA electric cutaway chassis cabs from Pegasus Specialty Vehicles.

    Pegasus will use VIAs chassis cabs as a base for Type A school buses, electric shuttles, and paratransit buses.

    A Pegasus Bus on a VIA cutaway will feature all-wheel drive and low floor height.

    Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the units will range from 12,500 to 14,000 pounds.

    The electric motors will generate a continuous rated 400 hp and will be able to transport a payload of 7,000 to 8,200 pounds within a range of 180 miles.

    Located in Ohio, Pegasus Specialty Vehicles has 56 dealerships throughout the U.S., including Creative Bus Sales, the nations largest bus dealership. (VIA Motors press releases on September 27, 2022)


    HINO NEWS-2022/10/03

    Posted on 2022/10/03

    BMW leads HyCET project for hydrogen combustion engines

    On September 28, the BMW Group announced that the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) approved the funding application for the consortium research project HyCET (Hydrogen Combustion Engine Trucks) led by BMW. The other HyCET project partners are Deutz AG, DHL Freight GmbH, KEYOU GmbH, TotalEnergies Marketing Deutschland GmbH, and Volvo Group. The research project aims to demonstrate the sustainability potential of trucks with hydrogen combustion engines for transport logistics. The other issue for HyCET, alongside technology development, is the required infrastructure, such as publicly accessible hydrogen filling stations.

    The HyCET research project will have an investment volume of EUR 19.5 million, of which EUR 11.3 million will be funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV). For the HyCET project, the BMDV also provided an additional EUR 5.7 million in funding for the construction of two public hydrogen filling stations. The network has set ambitious targets for the four-year project. The aim is to develop two 18-tonne trucks and two 40-tonne trucks with hydrogen combustion engines that will be tested in regular BMW Group and Deutz transport logistics.

    Two new hydrogen filling stations including for heavy utility vehicles will be built in Leipzig and Nuremberg to facilitate the daily operation of these trucks. Since this is one of the first research projects in which vehicles of this class will drive in regular logistics traffic, the trucks will undergo a comprehensive technology assessment.

    As the consortium leader, BMW also sets the framework for successful project implementation and is managing the pilot deployment of an 18-tonne truck at BMW Group Plant Leipzig, as well as coordinating the technology assessment. Deutz AG has developed a 7.8-liter hydrogen engine. (Based on the BMW Group press release)


    HINO NEWS-2022/09/26

    Posted on 2022/09/26

    IAA 2022: MAN Truck & Bus focuses on climate-neutral mobility

    On September 19, MAN Truck & Bus announced that, at IAA Transportation 2022, it is focusing on the three megatrends: zero emissions for CO2-free transport, digitalization for the optimal integration of trucks into transport processes, and autonomous driving.

    It is presenting a near-series prototype of the new MAN eTruck, which will go into service with the first customers in 2024. It is equipped with future megawatt charging: high charging capacities with short charging times make the electric truck suitable for heavy-duty long-haul transport with daily ranges of between 600 and 800 kilometers, and even up to 1,000 kilometers later.

    MAN is presenting MAN eMobility Consulting, which advice on the vehicle as well as consideration of customer-specific deployment conditions such as operating phases, including cost optimization, route analysis, fleet optimization, and the necessary advice on the charging infrastructure.

    In the area of digitalization, MAN Now can already be used to update the map material for navigation and for over-the-air installation of driving functions such as MAN EfficientCruise or deployment-specific driving programs on the vehicle. MAN is also presenting the new digital payment system MAN SimplePay for the first time, which makes it much easier for drivers to visit filling stations and for fleet managers to keep track of fuel costs.

    MAN is launching a new version of the D26 engine for the classic diesel drive at the IAA. It consumes up to 3% less fuel and at the same time offers an increase in torque by 50 Nm and a further 10 hp for all power variants. For autonomous driving, MAN will present the development of various projects like the ANITA project, ATLAS-L4, etc. It will present top-of-the-range Individual Lion S equipment, MAN OptiView mirror-replacement system, Turn Assist and Lane Change Support, and Lane Change Collision Prevention Assist (LCCPA) at the IAA Transportation. (MAN Truck & Bus press release)