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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.