Sep 5, 2018 - 06:06 pm

CAF completes takeover of Solaris

The Spanish rail vehicle manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) has completed their takeover of the Polish electric bus manufacturer Solaris Bus & Coach. On the 4th of September, CAF received all shares from Solaris. The Polish government will receive 35% ownership, which was negotiated beforehand.

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Aug 28, 2018 - 05:39 pm

GreenPower triples e-bus production capacities

The U.S. bus manufacturer GreenPower has announced their intention of tripling their production capacities for electric buses. For this purpose, the company has leased a factory in the Californian Porterville with an area of more than 50,000 m².

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Aug 22, 2018 - 03:00 pm

New Linkker lightweight electric bus from Finland

Bus maker Linkker of Finland announced a new electric bus model. The Linkker 12 LF design emphasises range with two battery chemistry options. While building on the Linkker 12 LE, the LF is lightweight with an all-alloy chassis. It also has an improved drive train.

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Aug 20, 2018 - 06:41 pm

Real-world trial with electric transporter Vario

Logistics firm Hellmann and trailer transmission maker BPW Bergische Achsen KG teamed up for a joint trial. BPW retrofitted a Mercedes Vario truck with their electric motor axle called eTransport. Hellmann will now integrate the van into their fleet for six months.

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Aug 16, 2018 - 04:49 pm

Long range Li-ion battery for eCUV by Tropos Motors

Tropos Motors has released a new battery pack for electric compact utility vehicles (eCUV) and claims it holds three times more range than power packs of competitors. The ABLE XR comes with a 26 kWh battery good for about 250 km. Launch is set in Q4/2018.

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Aug 15, 2018 - 03:06 pm

Efficient Drivetrains launches electric drive for school buses

Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) is making its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev available in North America. It is suited for Type-A school buses and comes as a kit for easy electrification. With 26M students, the U.S. school bus fleet is bigger than commercial buses, trains, and air travel services combined.

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Aug 9, 2018 - 03:31 pm

Solaris to premier lightweight hybrid bus in Poland

Busmaker Solaris of Poland is planning to launch a whole new hybrid bus at the TRANSEXPO in Kielce this October. The Solaris Urbino 12 LE lite hybrid is said to consume less than 30 litres of fuel per 100 km. The bus weighs under nine tons before taking up to 85 passengers.

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Aug 9, 2018 - 01:49 pm

Nikola Motor raises $100M for fuel cell trucks in a week

Nikola Motor says they raised over 100 million dollars in just one week. The current round of funding for $200 million is ongoing and will be oversubscribed, says CEO Trevor Milton, if the trend continues. The money is to help Nikola launch and scale its two fuel cell trucks in 2020.

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Jul 11, 2018 - 01:30 pm

USA: BYD form $500M JV to lease electric buses

China’s BYD has formed a joint venture with the San Francisco investor Generate Capital. The 200 million dollar JV will lease BYD electric buses to cities, schools and corporations in the States. The partners consider their business an “all-around win”.

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Jul 10, 2018 - 02:46 pm

Mercedes-Benz premiers eCitaro electric bus (video)

Finally, Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps of its all-electric bus, the eCitaro. At the world premiere in Germany, the firm said battery-electric vehicles mark only the start of a large family of zero emission buses. Next generations with fuel cells and solid-state batteries are to allow for ranges hitherto unthinkable in the bus business.

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Jul 9, 2018 - 04:01 pm

Solaris presents first all-electric bloodmobile

Solaris has turned an electric bus into a mobile blood donation center. It is the first of two vehicles of this type commissioned by the Regional Blood Donation Centre (RCKiK) in Katowice, Poland and has already won an innovation award.

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Jul 5, 2018 - 04:18 pm

Beige electric cabs by LEVC kick-off in Germany

A bit of Britain has come to Germany today as LEVC launches their range extended cab in the country. The TX will cost just short of 60,000 euros and LEVC chairman Carl-Peter Forster believes the taxi will soon make it on “many significant markets” worldwide.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/09/10/atlis-working-on-electric-pickup-truck-with-800-km-range/
10.09.2018 14:35