Lightweight frame for e-trucks: Magna will bring a 35 percent lighter frame for commercial vehicles to the IAA. The V4.0 can hold up to three modular battery packs and also offers protected space to install electric motors. The idea is to keep the structure light and space for load clear.
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77m euro order for hybrid components: GF Automotive has received an order from a French car manufacturer for the battery housing of a new hybrid vehicle. Made from aluminum with an integrated cooling system, it will be made in Germany from 2019. The contract is worth 77m euros.
Lion E-Mobility’s largest order to date is from Kreisel Electric. LION Smart has been selected to equip Kreisel Electric’s home storage unit Mavero with the battery management system. A seven-figure sum will be paid over a period of two years.
Concept Fire Truck: Austrian Rosenbauer presented its vision of a firefighters’ vehicle. The Concept Fire Truck (CFT) is a compact hybrid vehicle with an electric motor in each wheel. Its ingenuity lies in ergonomics designed to enable fewer and ageing firefighters to still fulfil their tasks.
feuerwehr-ub.de (in German)
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