Daimler delivers eCascadia e-trucks to Penske and Sysco
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has just handed over the first examples of the production version of its battery-electric heavy-duty truck Freightliner eCascadia to customers. Two Freightliner eCascadia went to Penske Truck Leasing and another one went to the food delivery company Sysco.
Aiways to supply Phoenix with over 100,000 BEVs
Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways has become a strategic partner with Thai eMobility service provider Phoenix EV. The deal includes an order for at least 100,000 Aiways vehicles over the next five years and the establishment of a joint venture.
Irizar takes first electric bus order in Poland
The Spanish bus manufacturer Irizar has received its first order from Poland. The order is for four Irizar ‘ie bus’ electric buses in the 12-metre version, with an option for three more. The chargers for these will be supplied by Irizar subsidiary Jema Energy.
Solaris electric buses are headed for Riga
In Latvia, the capital Riga will be graced with 52 Solaris electric buses. Public transport operator Rigas Satiksme has initially awarded the contract to the Polish manufacturer for 35 electric buses, while the purchase of 17 additional electric buses is still to be decided.
Hess receives major e-tram order from VBZ
The Zurich Transport Authority (VBZ) is renewing its trolleybus fleet and, following an international tender, has awarded the Swiss bus manufacturer Hess a contract worth CHF 330 million (€336 million). The order volume exceeds 150 battery-electric trams.
Zeekr launches autonomous SEA-M platform
The premium electric brand Zeekr, part of the Geely Group, has launched its SEA-M platform for autonomous electric vehicles. The SEA-M is an evolution of Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) for autonomous vehicles. The first representative of the new SEA-M vehicle type is the Zeekr M-Vision.
Milan launches tender for 340 electric buses
Milan’s public transport company ATM has invited tenders for the procurement of 340 low-floor battery buses worth around 330 million euros. The tender is comprised of three different lots for different electric bus lengths, floor and door configurations
Frankfurt’s RMV presents their first fuel cell train
The Frankfurt-based public transport operator Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) presented their first fuel cell train, which will soon be in regular service. From December, the first of the 27 Coradia iLint 54 trains ordered from Alstom will start running on the Taunus network.
Vikingbus grows electric bus fleet in Copenhagen
The Danish bus company Vikingbus has ordered 45 electric buses from MAN. Vikingbus will deploy the e-buses of type Lion City 12 E on routes in the greater Copenhagen area from spring next year. They will join a growing fleet of zero-emission vehicles out for Vikingbus.
Four hydrogen buses are heading to Venice
Four hydrogen buses are to be used in Venice and the surrounding area from mid-2023. The transport companies AVM Venezia and ACTV SPA Venezia, which are responsible for public transport in Venice and the municipalities of Venice and Chioggia, have ordered four Urbino 12 hydrogens from Solaris.