Swedish hybrid truck: Scania developed a 18-ton hybrid truck combining electric and biodiesel operation. It can drive solely on electric power for up to two kilometres and could thus decrease noise at night or early dawn when making deliveries in urban areas.
Delivery drone: Workhorse Group and the University of Cincinnati have obtained permission by the FAA to test their jointly developed electric unmanned aerial vehicle. The HorseFly drone reportedly is to support drivers of electric trucks with their deliveries.
Fuel cell flight: German Aerospace Center (DLR) is developing a four-passenger plane powered by a hydrogen fuel cell battery system. The HY4’s electric motor has an output of 80 kW. Depending on velocity, altitude and load, a range between 466 to 932 miles is possible. It could take flight by mid-2016.
Converted school bus: Adomani and A-Z Bus Sales agreed to partner in the conversion of electric and hybrid school buses. A-Z is to handle distribution and service of the electrified vehicles.
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