Tag: SightGlass News Issue 21

Japanese truck and bus company Fuso is set to offer an all-electric truck, called the eCanter, in Australia. The zero-emissions light truck, which is designed for inner-city operations, is due to go on sale in February 2021. Drive for the 4×2 truck is provided by an electric motor that produces 135kW and 390Nm, which is Continue reading Electric Fuso eCanter truck for Australia

Vietnamese car manufacturer Vinfast has opened its first Australian office, which is designed to expedite the company’s overseas growth and bolster its research capabilities.  Its new office is based in Melbourne, near to Monash University – granting Vinfast access to a wide range of research facilities, as well as countless surrounding financial and economic businesses. Continue reading Vinfast takes foothold in Victoria

Australasian transport authority Austroads has published a paper that explores how changes and advances in road transport can contribute to emission reduction goals.  According to the paper titled Decarbonisation of Road Transport Network Operations in Australia and New Zealand, leaving transport unchecked will result in ever-increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Such emissions will negate positive Continue reading Austroads dives into decarbonisation

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced a $A2.4 million fund for a project to test the capabilities of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services. V2G technology allows plugged-in electric vehicles to discharge stored electricity back into the grid, which grants additional stability and capacity. More prominently, V2G can also potentially generate revenue for vehicle owners. Batteries Continue reading Big vehicle-to-grid trial for ACT

Fleet of 20 Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell SUVs will contribute to emissions reductions The Government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is adopting the hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo as part of its drive towards clean transport.  A total of 20 Nexos, which are fuel cell-powered electric vehicles (FCEVs), are due to be introduced to the Government’s fleet. Continue reading Hydrogen-powered Hyundais for ACT

Growing global electric bus fleet aided by tech, manufacturers and infrastructure Cast your eye over a car manufacturer’s website and you’ll no doubt see myriad environmentally friendly offerings.  All-electric variants, hybrid models and even the odd hydrogen-powered derivative are growing in number as the industry strives to cut emissions, meet government targets and avoid penalties.  Continue reading Electric buses paving the way to cleaner cities

Volvo Penta has developed an electric driveline for the Rosenbauer prototype Revolutionary Technology (RT) fire engine, which is due to undergo real-world trials in 2021. The prototype is equipped with a pair of 350kW electric motors, a 100kWh battery system and power electronics from Volvo Penta, all of which is reported to provide the performance Continue reading Volvo Penta electrifies fire truck

German automotive parts manufacturer Mahle has introduced a new condenser for electric vehicles that is claimed to offer significantly improved power density.  As a result, in electric vehicles with active refrigerant-driven chillers for their batteries, the increased cooling capability could permit increased charging speeds and performance – all while reliably protecting the battery against damage.  Continue reading Mahle tech to speed EV charging

Nissan breaks from air cooling to boost thermal control, charging capability of electric Ariya SUV Nissan’s new Ariya is an electric SUV that showcases the brand’s “Intelligent Mobility” strategy, which ultimately aims to bring both vehicle emissions and road fatalities to zero.  The Ariya is the brand’s first all-electric SUV and, encouragingly, it isn’t based Continue reading Nissan Ariya adopts liquid-cooled battery

Hyundai Motor Group has announced that it will begin introducing new technologies that are designed to improve air quality in vehicle cabins. Its first new technology is called “After-Blow,” which is designed to suppress harmful and odorous mould growth in the air-conditioning system. Allowing condensation to naturally drain from the evaporator for 30 minutes when Continue reading Hyundai unveils new air-con tech