Dec 2, 2020 - 12:12 pm

The Lion Electric Company aims to go public

The Canadian electric truck and bus manufacturer The Lion Electric Company announced plans to become a publicly-traded company via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. This will help them ramp up EV production.

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Dec 1, 2020 - 06:07 pm

Renault offers more battery options for electric trucks

Renault Trucks has announced new battery options for its all-electric D Z.E. (16-tonne) and D Wide Z.E. (26-tonne) truck models. The trucks previously equipped with 50 kWh modules can now be ordered with 66 kWh modules. With the Master Z.E. electric van, the battery remains the same, but the payload is optionally increased.

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Dec 1, 2020 - 03:54 pm

General Motors open for far smaller deal with Nikola

The comprehensive strategic eMobility partnership between General Motors and Nikola announced at the beginning of September has now been replaced by a non-binding letter of intent with a greatly reduced scope. Financial participation of GM in the startup is off the table, the e-pickup Badger has been dropped.

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Nov 30, 2020 - 02:43 pm

Optare Group now called Switch Mobility

In New Delhi, India’s second-largest commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland announced that its fully-owned UK subsidiary Optare Group would be renamed Switch Mobility as part of an expanded focus on electric and sustainable transport.

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Nov 27, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Scania launches BEV & PHEV truck series

Truck manufacturer Scania says it has reached a milestone in electrification: the first commercial electric truck series from the Swedish VW subsidiary has now been launched on the market. Like the fully electric truck, the plug-in hybrid is also being delivered now and is similarly intended for urban distribution traffic.

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Nov 25, 2020 - 02:52 pm

Kuka to build underbody for VW ID.Buzz

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has entrusted Kuka with the planning, delivery, assembly and commissioning of a fully automated body shop for the substructure of the purely electrical ID. Buzz. The model will be produced at the VWN plant in Hanover from 2022.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 07:00 pm

Arcola Energy presents hydrogen powertrain platform

The British Arcola Energy announced a new proprietary fuel cell powertrain platform, designed for heavy-duty vehicle applications. The ‘A-Drive’ architecture offers a “drop-in replacement” for diesel-based powertrains and is scalable, according to Arcola.

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Nov 16, 2020 - 01:11 pm

H2 fuel cell street sweeper from Green Machines

Green Machines has just presented a street sweeper powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The GM 500H2 is based on the battery-electric GM 500ze and is offered with either a permanently installed hydrogen tank or with H2-Pod, a flexible hydrogen cartridge system.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 12:15 pm

StreetScooter delays end of production

The announced end of production at StreetScooter has been moved “a few months” to 2021. The owner, Deutsche Post says that the extension of the StreetScooter production does not represent any change of strategy.

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Nov 9, 2020 - 04:41 pm

Traton takes over Navistar/ Expands in North America

Traton’s expansion into the North American market now finds itself on the home stretch: The Volkswagen commercial vehicle subsidiary has just signed a binding takeover agreement with the US commercial vehicle manufacturer Navistar. The transaction is expected to be completed in mid-2021.

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Nov 9, 2020 - 03:37 pm

Nuvera presents multi-platform H2 fuel cell system

The US company Nuvera Fuel Cells is launching its new E-45 fuel cell system for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. It can supply primary power or serve as a range extender. They will initially build the hydrogen system in the USA and China later on.

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Nov 5, 2020 - 01:16 pm

Volvo Trucks to electrify entire lineup by 2021

Volvo Trucks will add battery-electric trucks to its complete model range in Europe from 2021. The EV range will then include electric trucks from 16 to 44 tonnes for logistics, waste management, regional transport and urban construction.

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Oct 28, 2020 - 02:54 pm

Traton & Hino launch e-mobility joint venture

Traton and Hino are intensifying their cooperation in the field of electromobility. As part of their strategic partnership, the commercial vehicle subsidiaries of Volkswagen and Toyota have signed a joint venture agreement to speed up development for products with battery and FC technology.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 04:33 pm

Volvo Trucks North America awarded California EV grants

Volvo Trucks North America was awarded $21.7 million in grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage. Deliveries are to begin next year, with the order expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2022.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 03:48 pm

e-troFit conversion kits for Mercedes & MAN buses

e-troFit, specialist for the conversion of diesel buses to electric drive, will bring out further series-ready electrification solutions for existing commercial vehicles in the next two years. This will involve retrofitting kits for the “most common models in Europe”.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 01:55 pm

Nexport to build electric vehicles in Australia

The electric bus manufacturer Nexport has announced plans for the production of electric vehicles in a new plant in the Australian state of New South Wales. It will initially produce buses, but later also other types of vehicles such as cars, trucks and vans.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 12:53 pm

MAN to focus on H2 trucks

The Volkswagen subsidiary MAN Truck & Bus intends to give greater priority to hydrogen in its electrification strategy in future, in addition to the development and manufacture of battery-powered commercial vehicles. The Munich-based company will be testing hydrogen-powered vehicle prototypes as early as next year.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/12/02/the-lion-electric-company-aims-to-go-public/
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