May 10, 2023 - 04:30 pm
MAN sets its sights on long distance coach buses
The city bus sector is already partly electrified, so bus manufacturers are setting their sights set on the intercity and touring sector. Developers at MAN Truck & Bus are now working on the coach of the future. We spoke to Heinz Kiess, Head of Product Marketing Bus at MAN, about the drive system of the […]
Mar 23, 2023 - 03:48 pm
Daimler Truck tests electric trucks in the freezing cold in Finland
While many certainly wish for spring at this point, winter is an important season for Daimler Truck. To put its eActros 300 electric truck and the recently introduced LongHaul variant through their paces even in icy and cold conditions, the fleet headed some 3,000 kilometres north.
Mar 9, 2023 - 02:10 pm
Scania delivers 66-tonne electric truck to Norway
We have written several times about Scania’s extra-long heavy-duty electric trucks. Now another such vehicle has been delivered, this time in Norway, to haul lime with its 66 tonnes total weight, sparing the atmosphere the combustion of almost 60,000 litres of diesel per year.
Mar 7, 2023 - 01:20 pm
Egypt’s MCV launches electric bus for German market
The Egyptian manufacturer, Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles (MCV), is entering a continental European market. The OEM has developed a bus specifically for clients in Germany and has already founded a subsidiary, MCV Deutschland GmbH, for sales, after-sales and services.
Feb 8, 2023 - 03:12 pm
New ICCT study fuels debate on heavy-duty vehicle emissions
As the European Commission prepares to present a new draft law on commercial vehicle emissions next week, the International Council on Clean Transportation is providing new material for the debate in Brussels. We asked the ICCT directly what their findings mean for future purchasing decisions.
Feb 7, 2023 - 02:44 pm
Ford E-Transit review: Opening up new routes
Electric vans are only suitable for inner-city deliveries. Too little range, too little payload, at least, that is the general credo. Our drive review will show whether the Ford E-Transit can dispel this prejudice and stand for a new generation of zero-emission vans.
Oct 13, 2022 - 03:19 pm
Daimler Truck calls to accelerate ZEV transition
Daimler Buses rejects Euro-7 for city buses and will invest straight into zero-emission technology, according to CEO Till Oberwörder. We report from the Daimler Truck’s panel in Brussels that perfectly reflected the push and pull between the industry, clients, and the EU.
Oct 4, 2022 - 03:29 pm
Analysis: Electric trucks dominate market by 2035
A new report by Price Waterhouse Coopers Strategy (PwC) attests to a bright future for zero-emission trucks. BEVs are forecasted to outperform internal combustion engine technology within the decade. Worldwide, PwC analysts expect zero-emission models to essentially replace conventional trucks within the next 15 years – given that infrastructure is catching up.
Sep 22, 2022 - 06:14 pm
Urbino 18 Hydrogen: Solaris expands on H2 buses
Hamburg first trialled zero-emission Solaris buses eight years ago with the Urbino Electric and Urbino Hydrogen models. Solaris, a Polish company that is part of the Spanish CAF Group, has also been offering solo fuel cell buses since 2019 and sold around 100 buses so far. Now Solaris expands on the theme with an articulated […]
Sep 20, 2022 - 05:44 pm
Daimler Truck debuts eActros LongHaul prototype at IAA
Daimler Truck has brought a concept prototype of the eActros LongHaul to IAA Transportation and revealed further technical details surrounding the battery-electric long-haul truck. The 40-t truck will drive with up to 600 kWh battery capacity and 600 kW peak power.
May 24, 2022 - 03:01 pm
Germany’s electric bus market continues to grow with the eCitaro in the lead
The Corona pandemic has hit the bus industry hard. Manufacturers have had to accept losses, most especially in the coach sector. Despite this setback, the electric bus boom continues. Wim Chatrou has been researching bus registration figures for years and has allowed electrive an exclusive insight into his figures.
Nov 24, 2021 - 01:43 pm
Van Hool reveals double decker travel coach
Long-distance buses with battery-electric drives are still a rare species but the Belgian commercial vehicle manufacturer Van Hool pushed zero-emission evolution forward with a double-decker coach with purely electric drive. The TDX25E is supposed to have a range of up to 500 kilometres and has been created for the North American market.
Sep 20, 2020 - 04:00 pm
First drive review: Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro-e & Zafira-e-Life
Opel, known as Vauxhall in the UK, will electrify all light commercial vehicles by 2021. Enough for us to take a look at the all-electric van Vivaro-e and its passenger car variant, the Zafira-e. Our editor had a short test drive with both vehicles in Germany.
Nov 13, 2019 - 02:54 pm
What’s driving the electric bus boom in Poland?
More than every third electric bus in the EU was built in Poland. The strength of the industry is based not only on the domestic manufacturer Solaris – but also on the constantly high demand domestically, as Aleksandra Fedorska reports in her analysis.
Apr 2, 2019 - 01:49 pm
Mercedes eSprinter: cruising the arctic circle
This March, we accompanied Mercedes-Benz Vans live for their winter testing of the upcoming electric transporter in northern Sweden. The eSprinter took off from the Arctic Circle and scored well with its sophisticated thermal management system and generously packed battery.