Tropos Motors is expanding to Europe
The Californian electric vehicle manufacturer Tropos Motors is expanding into Europe. Together with the automotive logistics company Mosolf, an agreement was concluded to establish the subsidiary Tropos Motors Europe in order to sell fully electric compact commercial vehicles in Europe.
May Mobility makes wheelchair-accessible e-shuttle
May Mobility that partners with Magna and has select funders such as BMW iVentures or Toyota AI onboard is moving its autonomous electric vehicle concept forward. To be exact, the company is developing a wheelchair-accessible prototype of its self-driving electric shuttle.
BYD opens montage factory for e-buses in Canada
BYD has opened its first Canadian electric bus assembly plant. The approximately 14,000 square metre plant in Newmarket near Toronto will initially assemble buses for the Toronto Transit Commission, which has ordered ten electric buses with an option for a further 30.
DHL’s e-van business StreetScooter selects new COO
Markus Doerr will take over the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at DHL’s van building outlet StreetScooter on 1 July. As a new member of the management board, the former consultant will be responsible for production, purchasing and quality.
Hyundai introduces its electric double-decker bus
More passengers with the same dimensions and emission-free: Hyundai has introduced its first electrically powered double-decker bus. When and in which countries the new 70-seater will be sold has yet to be revealed. Also new from the Korean company is a system for smaller electric commercial vehicles.
NFI will expand e-bus offer with ADL
North America’s largest bus manufacturer, NFI Group, which also produces electric buses under the New Flyer brand, is taking over the Scottish bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited for around 405 million US dollars. ADL is known above all for its double-decker buses and also cooperates with BYD on electric buses.
DHL Express & StreetScooter present fuel cell van
At GreenTech Festival in Berlin, DHL Express and the DHL/Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter just announced their cooperation in developing the ‘H2 Panel Van’. The van will be the first standard 4.25-ton electric utility van powered by hydrogen fuel cell – enabling a range of up to 500 kilometres.
Potential buyer for DP/DHL’s StreetScooter vans?
Deutsche Post/DHL has reportedly found a prominent prospective buyer for the planned sale of its StreetScooter electric van division. Insiders state that the Aachen e-mobility pioneer Günther Schuh wants to take over the German Post subsidiary he had helped build in the first place.