Nikola Motor founds hydrogen energy brand HYLA
HYLA is Nikola Motor’s new brand for the company’s energy products and is charged with producing, distributing and dispensing hydrogen to fuel its zero-emissions trucks. Five sites in the US have been designated to develop access to up to 300 metric tons per day of hydrogen.
Oregon researchers work with Daimler on H2 fuel cell trucks
In the USA, researchers at Oregon State University are working with Daimler Truck North America to develop a hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck for regional and long-distance transport. Developed as part of Daimler’s “SuperTruck” project, the tractor is expected to provide ranges of 600 miles (965 kilometres).
Infinitum Electric reveals next-gen Aircore Mobility motor
Texas-based Infinitum Electric has announced Aircore Mobility, a next generation, axial flux propulsion and traction motor to power passenger and commercial electric vehicles, as well as aviation, marine, construction, agricultural machines and auxiliary applications. The Aircore Mobility motor is to be made available in Q2 2023.
CES: Holon by Benteler reveals e-shuttle Holon Mover
Holon, Benteler’s brand of autonomous shuttles announced in November 2022, has come to Las Vegas to show its first vehicle at the CES. The electric Holon Mover, designed by Pininfarina, can carry up to 15 passengers and does not need a driver, at least not all the time.
Change in management at Solaris
Javier Iriarte has been the new CEO of Solaris since the turn of the year. Iriarte takes over the CEO position at Solaris from Javier Calleja, who decided to leave Solaris for personal reasons.
European consortium looks into BEV coaches
From the end of this decade, Daimler Buses wants to offer fully electrically powered coaches with its Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands. To accelerate the development, Daimler Buses has joined forces with research institutes and practitioners from the industry to form the Electrified Coach project called ELCH.
Hyzon Motors takes full ownership of EU business
The globally operating US-registered fuel cell truck manufacturer Hyzon Motors is taking full control of its European business. The move was foreshadowed when it became clear that Hyzon was increasingly dissatisfied with the situation with its joint venture partner.
Foton aims for European markets with light commercial EVs
The Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer Foton has concluded a development agreement with an un-named European partner for the development of a new electric light commercial vehicle. The time scale and different previous announcements indicate that the partner is likely to be the Piaggio Group.
Volvo expands heavy electric truck lineup
Volvo Trucks is now offering further variants of its FH, FM and FMX heavy-duty electric truck models. Sales of the additional chassis variants will begin immediately, with production in Gothenburg scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2023.
Mercedes-Benz Vans to build EV plant in Poland
Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced its intention to build the world’s first purely electric plant in Jawor, Poland. In future, the large vans will be produced here as a closed model (panel van) on the basis of the new electric platform VAN.EA (Van Electric Architecture). However, the contracts have not yet been signed.