Green Fleet Roundup: Hyundai Fuel Cell Vehicle, Eaton, Volvo

by | Mar 4, 2013

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The first Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle has rolled off the production line at the company’s Ulsan, Korea, manufacturing facility. The ix35 is one of 17 destined for fleet customers in the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark and Skåne, Sweden. The 15 vehicles going to Copenhagen form part of that city’s strategy to be carbon-free by 2025.

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has launched the Fuller Advantage Series of heavy-duty transmissions, whose design features include reduced weight and increased efficiency, an improved shift feel, as well as features contributing to lower preventative maintenance costs. This new line of 10-speed transmissions is scheduled for commercial production this September.

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new version of I-See, a system in the Volvo FH that saves fuel when driving in hilly terrain. The new version remotely obtains up-to-date information about the road’s topography from a central server, so all trucks with I-See have access to the same fuel-saving information.

The UK’s Energy Saving Trust will offer 100 organisations in England a free analysis of their fleets to see if and how electric vehicles will work for them. The initiative, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, follows the successful completion of the original Plugged-in Fleets Initiative. Interested organizations can apply for an analysis on the EST web site.

Car Charging Group Inc., a nationwide provider of electric vehicle charging services, has acquired Beam Charging LLC. Founded in 2010 and based in New York City, Beam is the largest EV charging service provider in the New York City metro area. Together, CarCharging and Beam operate the majority of all EV charging points throughout New York City, and have existing agreements with Central Parking, Icon Parking and Simon Properties.  

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