Citroën-based electric van: Voltia (formerly Greenway) has a new model in its line-up, the Citroën Jumper custom built as K3 L3H3. The electric K3 van is offered with three battery options, 40, 60, and 90 kWh, and joins the electric Nissan van.
voltia.com (pdf), youtube.com
Mazda is on track with its rotary range extender as updated patents show. The first concept came two years ago in form of the Mazda 2 RE Range Extender that was an electric Mazda with a 330cc rotary engine. But the Japanese carmaker has further developed the idea which now includes an engine start-and-stop system. It looks like previous reports were accurate, that suggested we could expect a rotary range extender by 2019 as well as Mazda PHEV.
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Quarry work reloaded: Volvo Construction Equipment presented its autonomous and electric load carrier concept. The HX2 prototype is part of an electric site research project that seeks up to 95% reduction in carbon emissions and up to 25% lower TCO.
In-wheel drive for hybrid loader: Motor maker Bonfiglioli has a new wheel-traction drive, it developed for Swedish Huddig. It uses the 610 X in its hybrid backhoe loader that is able to control each 30 kW electric drive in each wheel independently.
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