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    Toyota to trial hydrogen-powered truck in LA


    Toyota is using this summer to work out the feasibility of a hydrogen fuel cell system it has designed for heavy (class 8) truck use at the US west coast port of Los Angeles. The carmaker aims to move cargo in and out of the port without emissions using the ...

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    Honda and Hitachi announce plans for electric motor joint venture


    Honda has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi Automotive Systems for the joint production of electric vehicle motors, just a week after announcing a hydrogen fuel cell partnership with General Motors (GM) in the US.Hitachi has been selling motors for electric vehicles since 1999 to a number of carmakers ...

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    Scania welcomes plans to promote electrified road technology


    Truckmaker Scania has welcomed plans by Sweden and Germany to speed up the development of electrified road technology.The plans are part of a new innovation partnership between the two countries launched on Tuesday (January 31st) during a visit to Sweden by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The partnership aims to strengthen ...

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    GM and Honda plan joint hydrogen fuel cell production by 2020


    Global carmakers General Motors (GM) and Honda have taken their co-development agreement for fuel cell systems to another level, announcing an agreement targeting production by the start of the next decade.The two companies, which first signed a ‘master collaboration agreement’ in 2013, are to invest a total of $85m in ...

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    Iveco supplies i-Fast with LNG tractor units


    Truckmaker Iveco has supplied ten Stralis tractor units powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to i-Fast Automotive Logistics, the car carrier division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) based in Italy and operating across Europe. Neither company disclosed the value of the deal.According to Iveco, it is the first delivery in ...

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    UK summit: Electric vehicles to change current supply chain models


    Electric vehicles will replace the internal combustion engine as the dominant vehicle type by 2030 in a shift expected to have substantial implications for the supply chain.Speaking at the first Automotive Logistics UK summit yesterday (October 6th), Philippe Funda, lead analyst for the EU, Middle East and Africa at forecasting ...

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    UECC takes delivery of first dual-fuel car carrier following trials


    Short-sea car carrier UECC has taken delivery of its first dual-fuel vessel, the TBN Auto Eco, following ocean trials to test the vessel’s operation on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The vessel was completed at the Nacks shipyard in Nantong, China in April this year while a second vessel, the TBN ...

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    UECC officially launches second dual-fuel LNG car carrier


    European short-sea operator UECC has officially launched its second dual-fuel car carrier – the TBN Auto Energy. It follows the launch in April of the TBN Auto Eco.Both vessels were officially launched at the Nacks shipyard in Nantong, China, where they were built. They can carry approximately 3,800 standard-sized cars ...

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    Paragon sets up dedicated division for EV remarketing


    UK transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive has launched a new division to help carmakers and fleet operators manage electric and hybrid vehicles through the de-fleet and refurbishment process.To support shipment of electric vehicles to its facilities and back out again for remarketing, Paragon is putting a dedicated truck fleet ...