May 8, 2023 - 03:58 pm
Collins Bus presents electric school bus
REV Group subsidiary Collins Bus has announced that its Ford E-Transit Type A School Bus is now available for orders. E-Transit is the first Type A School Bus on an electric powertrain from a full-line automaker.
May 8, 2023 - 12:20 pm
BAE Systems and Eaton develop electric drives for trucks
Electric drive specialist BAE Systems has teamed up with energy management company Eaton to develop electric drive solutions for commercial vehicles. According to the partners, a US Class 7 demonstration vehicle is already in the works.
May 5, 2023 - 01:54 pm
Lion Electric presents the Lion5 Class 5 electric truck
Lion Electric has officially presented the Lion5, an all-electric Class 5 truck powered by Lion’s new in-house engineered and manufactured 800V battery packs. The Lion5 has a maximum payload of up to 12,500 lbs. and production is to start before the end of the year.
May 3, 2023 - 03:36 pm
European roadshow presents the eActros in action
Mercedes-Benz Trucks has started its sales tour through five European countries to present the eActros in Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium. The tour started at the manufacturer’s largest assembly plant in Wörth.
Apr 26, 2023 - 11:58 am
Volvo Buses signs electric bus cooperation with MCV
Volvo Buses wants MCV (Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles) to produce bodies for its electric buses in the city and intercity segments in the European markets from next year. This is provided for in a memorandum of understanding between the two companies.
Apr 24, 2023 - 09:44 am
B-ON to hit the streets in the UK
The StreetScooter successor B-ON is joining forces with International Motors Limited (IML). Starting later this year, the latter will import and distribute B-ON’s all-electric commercial vehicles to the UK.
Apr 21, 2023 - 01:51 pm
Quantron signs Westgass Hydrogen as next H2 supplier in the Nordics
Quantron and Westgass Hydrogen have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to run and fuel hydrogen trucks across the Nordic countries. The two companies will combine their offerings with Quantron deploying fuel cell electric vehicles and Westgass Hydrogen supplying the fuel.
Apr 19, 2023 - 01:50 pm
Iveco opens new bus factory in Italy
Iveco Group has opened its plant in Foggia, Italy, which will manufacture battery and fuel cell buses, among other products. The inauguration of the new plant comes eight months after the foundation stone was laid.
Apr 18, 2023 - 03:12 pm
Steyr launches series production of the Volta Zero
Volta Trucks has started series production of the all-electric 16-tonne Volta Zero truck at contract manufacturer Steyr Automotive in Steyr, Austria. The Swedes also announce that they are now accepting new orders.
Apr 17, 2023 - 02:30 pm
Norway to subsidize electric construction vehicles
The Norwegian business development agency Enova has launched two programmes to contribute to reduced emissions in the construction industry. The aim is to support the use of emission-free construction machines and mobile charging stations for their operation.
Apr 13, 2023 - 12:37 pm
ZF starts series production of transporter e-drive
The supplier ZF has started series production of the electric central drive CeTrax lite. The new driveline is suitable for use in light commercial vehicles up to 7.5 tons. ZF says it has already received orders for the CeTrax from Asia and America.
Apr 12, 2023 - 02:34 pm
Volta provides electric trucks for testing in the USA
Volta Trucks will unveil its Volta Zero electric truck at the US ACT Expo trade show in early May this year. US customers are expected to receive some examples of the Volta Zero in Classes 6 and 7 for fleet testing by the end of 2023, followed soon after by the market launch.
Apr 11, 2023 - 04:05 pm
MAN strengthens drive technology research initiative
MAN Truck & Bus is strengthening its cooperation with surrounding scientific institutions at its Nuremberg site. Together they want to research “fossil-free, future-proof drives” and create synergies between science and industry.
Apr 6, 2023 - 11:07 am
ADL to expand electric bus production capacities
British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has announced an expansion of its electric bus production. The ADL headquarters in Larbert, Scotland, will build the new Enviro400EV double-decker model from August 2023.
Apr 4, 2023 - 12:39 pm
Volta Trucks receives subsidy support from Germany
Swedish electric truck start-up Volta Trucks is receiving funding of 24.6 million euros from the German Federal Ministry of Transport to subsidize vehicle costs for 151 units of its Volta Zero. Volta Trucks plans to deliver the first of the funded electric trucks to customers before the end of 2023.
Mar 29, 2023 - 03:32 pm
Magtec secures type approval for 7.5 tonne truck
UK-based engineering firm Magtec has secured GB Small Series Approval for its 7.5-tonne electric truck the MEV75. The truck is designed for last-mile logistics, waste collection and refrigerated deliveries.
Mar 29, 2023 - 02:22 pm
Sandvik wins its third largest BEV order to date
The Swedish industrial group Sandvik has received a major order from the Canadian mining company Torex Gold Resources to supply a fleet of mining machines for the Media Luna project in Mexico, including 15 battery-electric vehicles.
Mar 24, 2023 - 09:51 am
RV company Bowlus to go fully electric
Bowlus wants to become the first fully electric RV company in the world. The American company launched the all-electric Bowlus Volterra last year, claiming it such a success that it now wants to electrify its entire lineup.
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.