Apr 2, 2019 - 12:56 pm

BYD presents XXL electric bus K12A

BYD has introduced what they are calling the longest electric bus in the world. The K12A is 27 metres long, seats 250 passengers, has a top speed of 70 km/h and a range of 300 kilometres. The XXL bus was primarily developed for the South American market, for example for large cities such as Bogotá.

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Mar 30, 2019 - 07:40 am

VWN pumps €1.8 billion into future fields

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) announces that it intends to spend more than €1.8 billion in the current year 2019 on converting its plants, establishing new business areas and developing new vehicles – the latter with a focus on electric drives.

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Mar 25, 2019 - 04:56 pm

DHL to build electric vans in Japan

Deutsche Post/ DHL’s EV building outlet StreetScooter is to sign a contract with Yamato, a major Japanese logistics company worth around 32 million euros. The two companies will develop a small electric van together and will bring the first 500 units into the greater Tokyo area by autumn.

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Mar 24, 2019 - 02:34 pm

Electric retrofit available for Mercedes-Benz Vario

The standard conversion of the Mercedes-Benz Vario into an electric truck by the Lower Bavarian special vehicle manufacturer Paul Nutzfahrzeuge, announced at the beginning of 2018, will start in Vilshofen in the second quarter of this year. The first model will be presented in Munich in April.

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Mar 19, 2019 - 02:13 pm

Japan: New Fuso product and design centre opened

Daimler Trucks has opened a new product and design centre at the Kawasaki plant of its Japanese commercial vehicle subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC). A main focus of the new centre will be the specific challenges facing electric trucks and their ecosystems, including charging.

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Mar 7, 2019 - 02:48 pm

Spain: First all-electric truck by Irizar

The Spanish manufacturer Irizar, known for its electric buses, has now introduced an electric truck called the ie Truck. The 18-tonne truck will be available both as a purely electric vehicle and with an additional range extender running on natural gas.

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Feb 25, 2019 - 05:01 pm

Daimler to deliver eCitaro buses to Europe

Following the first deliveries of the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro in Germany, Daimler reports that the first calls for its electric bus have now also been received from neighbouring European countries, namely Luxembourg, France and Poland.

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Feb 19, 2019 - 10:41 pm

Air France converts belt vehicles at CDG airport

The airline Air France announces a cooperation agreement with the French battery recycling start-up CarWatt. The partners aim to replace diesel engines in vehicles used to load and unload luggage with EVs made from recycled materials, including 2nd life batteries.

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Feb 10, 2019 - 02:38 pm

Nikola to release BEV version of their H² trucks

Nikola Motor announced battery electric variants for their hydrogen trucks Nikola Two and Nikola Tre, which will be offered in addition to the fuel cell versions. There will be three battery capacities to choose from: 500 kWh, 750 kWh and 1,000 kWh.

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Feb 6, 2019 - 03:24 pm

FRESH project: Hamburg testing AGVs as grid stabilisers

Hamburg’s port management company HHLA is currently testing the extent to which its electric automated guided vehicles (AGVs), used for transporting containers, can be flexibly integrated into the grid without affecting industrial operation. The effort is part of the FRESH funding project.

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Feb 4, 2019 - 01:09 pm

Nissan NV200 van to only be produced as electric van

In future, Nissan will offer its NV200 Transporter only with an electric drive. According to the manufacturer, production of the diesel version will end in the summer of this year, from where the model will continue exclusively as the e-NV200 electric version.

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Jan 17, 2019 - 04:58 pm

Volvo CE to electrify compact machines

Construction machinery manufacturer Volvo Construction Equipment announced the launch of a range of compact electric wheel loaders and excavators to be introduced from mid-2020 and the end of the development of new diesel engines for the vehicles.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/04/02/vw-presents-autonomous-shuttle-concept/
02.04.2019 14:35