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Parker launches a new PMAC motor for electric and hybrid commercial vehicles

Parker Hannifin, based in the US (2018’s revenue: 14.3 billion dollars), is specialized in motion and control technologies. The corporation has recently showcased the latest addition to its Global Vehicle Motor (GVM) family of high-power, permanent magnet AC motors (PMACs). The electric motor for commercial vehicles GVM310 has a 310 mm frame and provides a traction solution for on-road and off-road commercial electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).

Sustainable Powertrain Tour 2021. Institutions, manufacturers and OEMs

What is the true meaning of sustainability? As a matter of fact, sustainability is a keyword in today and tomorrow’s daily life. However, what is the true meaning of sustainability? Is it possible to find the right balance between economical, technological and environmental sustainability? Such questions are the starting point of the Sustainable Powertrain Tour 2021, also considering that the watchword for decarbonization is ‘RIGHT NOW’. In other words, it’s time to talk about all this involving primary international institutions together with some of the main global players among the manufacturers of engines and powertrain components.

Oxe Diesel Outboards to Be Built in U.S.

Oxe Marine AB’s line of diesel outboards will be built in the U.S. starting early next year. The Sweden-based company has inked a deal with Outdoor Network Manufacturing for production of its 125- to 200-hp outboards to start in January of 2021. The company’s largest offering — a 300-hp outboard — will be added to the production line at a later date. At the time of this writing, a manufacturing facility site has yet to be chosen. According to ONM chairman and founder Tom D’Azevedo, the company has narrowed to search to locations in Florida or Georgia.

The Gospel of Hydrogen Power

In December, the California Fuel Cell Partnership tallied 8,890 electric cars and 48 electric buses running on hydrogen batteries, which are refillable in minutes at any of 42 stations there. On the East Coast, the number of people who own and drive a hydrogen electric car is somewhat lower. In fact, there’s just one. His name is Mike Strizki. He is so devoted to hydrogen fuel-cell energy that he drives a Toyota Mirai even though it requires him to refine hydrogen fuel in his yard himself.

If we want hydrogen to live up to its promise, let’s get it right from the start

This year saw a slew of global hydrogen announcements that earned it the title of "hottest new tech on the decarbonization block." There is broad consensus that "green" hydrogen produced from renewable energy and water will be needed to avoid even more dangerous climate change by helping us achieve a net-zero emissions global economy by midcentury.

Toyota CEO Agrees With Elon Musk: We Don’t Have Enough Electricity to Electrify All the Cars

Toyoda is getting at two things. One, EVs are not powered by magical unicorn emissions, they are powered by the means we use to generate electricity. In Japan, the United States, and everywhere else, that’s fossil fuels to the tune of a huge majority of our electric power generation (61% in the U.S., with wind and solar making up about 17%, while Japan relies more heavily on nuclear power than most due to its lack of indigenous oil). Imagine taking every car in Japan or the United States and powering it not by gasoline or diesel, but by electricity. This will require a dramatic expansion of the amount of electric power we currently generate. There is no getting around this fact. We would be displacing gasoline or diesel for another power source. We’re still pulling something out of the ground and burning it in some way. The main question is where is it being burned?

Speeding Toward Improved Hydrogen Fuel Production With a New Nanomaterial

A new nanomaterial helps obtain hydrogen from a liquid energy carrier, in a key step toward a stable and clean fuel source. Hydrogen is a sustainable source of clean energy that avoids toxic emissions and can add value to multiple sectors in the economy including transportation, power generation, metals manufacturing, among others. Technologies for storing and transporting hydrogen bridge the gap between sustainable energy production and fuel use, and therefore are an essential component of a viable hydrogen economy.

Pure Watercraft secures US$37.5m funding for electric outboards

US-based Pure Watercraft closed a US$37.5m Series A round of funding on Friday, which includes a previously announced US$23.4m. The oversubscribed funding round was led by venture capital and private equity firm L37, whose managing partner Randall Ussery will take a seat on the Pure Watercraft board of directors.

Vision Marine named one of five promising stocks for the new year

Vision Marine Technologies has been cited as one of five promising stocks in five different market segments by investment firm Safehaven. In an online analysis, writer Alex Kimani details that while some sectors of the economy – like the travel and energy sectors – were devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, there were surprising bright spots as well. “The sectors that outperformed in 2020 benefited from new and accelerated trends resulting from Covid-related lockdowns. However, this trend is expected to reverse somewhat with top stocks in 2021 largely expected to benefit from a healing economy and a return to normalcy.”

Torqeedo Powers Electric Foiling Boat

“ It really is like flying,” Mikael Mahlberg, communications director for Candela Boats in Sweden, told Soundings Trade Only about the Candela Seven, which brings together its foiling vessel and Torqeedo electric propulsion. The world’s first fully electric foiling vessel utilizes Torqeedo’s Deep Blue 50i — the equivalent of 80 hp — to propel the 25-foot Candela Seven to a reported top speed of nearly 30 knots. At 20 knots, the boat has 57-mile range. “If you want to go far and fast with a battery, foiling is the only way,” Mahlberg said.