Mar 8, 2018 - 02:08 pm

RWTH Aachen and partners to create self-driving EVs

The RWTH Aachen University and partners are kicking off a project called UNICARagil to pool latest research findings in fields such as autonomous driving, connectivity and electric mobility. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is supporting the project with 23m euros.

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Mar 2, 2018 - 02:09 pm

Opel planning on electrifying transporters

Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller stated in an interview, that they were to look into electrifying vans. He declined to mention details regarding the long term planning by the German car manufacturer. They also plan an electrifiable SUV.

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Feb 24, 2018 - 06:21 pm

Mercedes eVito van undergoes winter testing

The development team behind the Mercedes electric van was in Northern Sweden testing the van during the past few weeks. The focus of the testing series in Arjeplog, near the arctic circle, was to test cold starts as well as charging and driving behaviour at minus temperatures.

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Feb 14, 2018 - 02:06 pm

500 H2 trucks by Dongfeng powered by Ballard fuel cells

Licensed, plated and deployed with fuel cell stacks by Ballard – 500 hydrogen trucks built by Dongfeng have hit the road in Shanghai. Each electric truck has a range of over 330 km. Operated by a new fuel cell EV operator, the fleet will be used for city deliveries mainly.

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Feb 12, 2018 - 07:15 pm

Dubai tests driverless electric pods that can couple

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started testing a fleet of autonomous electric pods. Using their own dedicated lanes, the prototypes can attach and detach to and from one another to form a mini tram while in Motion. They are built for Next Future Transportation in Italy.

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Feb 6, 2018 - 05:54 pm

Daimler announces a new electric Truck Actros

The head of the Daimler Trucks & Buses Divisions, Martin Daum, recently stated in a newspaper interview, that Daimler has plans to release an electric truck next to their electric buses this year! The model will be based on the already existing Actros Truck model, and is expected to be officially presented next to the […]

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Feb 3, 2018 - 06:54 pm

Electric Taxis in London to drive with GKN technology

London’s newest electric taxi will be driving using a brand new GKN Driveline technology. The eAxle system will be installed in the LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) taxis after gaining recognition by winning the Automotive News PACE Innovation Award in 2016.

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Jan 31, 2018 - 06:52 pm

Autonomous last-mile electric van by Udelv

Another startup from California wants to make it big on the last mile for deliveries. Udelv is currently testing its autonomous electric van that can be booked and opened via app for drop-offs by or at multiple customers.

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Jan 31, 2018 - 04:43 pm

Electric trucks and utility EVs by Renault from 2019

Renault Trucks says it is ready to launch an all-electric range next year, after testing had commenced with partners over ten years. It is thus not only one truck but a whole line of utility vehicles the French are gearing up for. A dedicated production line in the Normandy will start rolling by 2019.

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