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Discussion in 'General' started by Mertkan, Oct 27, 2018.
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Anybody interested in the EV Commercial Vehicle development?
Are you offering to share some news, or looking for news, or both?
Bollinger has an interesting truck in development, sort of a WW II jeep on steroids. Likely won't be cheap, though.
Workhorse's W-15 pickup is aimed primarily at the commercial market, altho the interior looks more like a pickup aimed at the mass market. It also won't be cheap, due to low volume production.
Here are the most recent articles about commercial EVs posted to the InsideEVs news site:
"Rhode Island Buys 3 Proterra Electric Buses With Money From VW"
"NHTSA Forces Florida School To Stop Using Autonomous Electric Bus"
"Mercedes-Benz eActros Sports A Refrigeration Unit"
Curious, yes, but retired, not so much. <grins>
What made me smile in the past is the German postal service developed their own EV vans much to the chagrin of VW. But I also realize there is a valid reason for having a plug-in hybrid, delivery vans, multiple sizes. Gas gives independence from fixed location, chargers, and EV for significant operational savings.
Thank you for this information. In fact, I lead a team of engineers to develop an Electric Commercial Vehicle so I would like to know anybody who is interested in the development of the vehicle.
Still not sure what you want so I'll give a list of requirements:
Acceleration and braking handled by electric motor and battery and/or super capacitor electrical storage. Twice 0-80 mph.
ICE engine and generator to maintain steady speed at 70 mph.
Maximum size doors on side and rear.
Fast DC charger.
Thank you for your note. I have no specific requirement at the moment but I would like to discuss my development process generally with anybody who is interested.
I'd certainly be interested in that discussion. Please fire away!
Anybody familiar with SolidWorks Collaboration Platform?
No, but looking at their website, it looks like some sort of software to enable people who are in physically distant locations collaborate online. Looks useful for the work-at-home crowd.
Upstream, you said:
I lead a team of engineers to develop an Electric Commercial Vehicle so I would like to know anybody who is interested in the development of the vehicle.
I'd be happy to discuss the subject of what the market wants or needs in terms of an Electric Commercial Vehicle, but if you're trying to recruit more engineers for your team, I'm out. Altho I have an interest in such subjects and would be happy to discuss the subject, I make no claims for actual experience as an engineer.
Where do you live and do you have any automotive experience?
Sorry, I'll have to bow out.
My career was with NASA and DoD programs where we followed formal System Engineering practices. My career went from overheads and slide rules to PowerPoint and spread sheets but always engineering. I'm an old dog and would probably cause more grief than relief.
FYI, you might find this useful: https://priuschat.com/threads/the-story-behind-the-birth-of-the-prius.198397/#post-2800403
Thank you for this information as it is really interesting. It is a pity that you don't get involved in my project.