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Mar 21, 2022 - 05:34 pm

Nikola looks to sell more shares

The zero-emission truck-maker Nikola apparently wants to issue 200 million ordinary shares to raise 1.5 billion dollars. Among other things, the money is to be used to implement the second phase of the plant in Coolidge, Arizona.

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Mar 16, 2022 - 01:51 pm

Traton increases research & development investment

The Traton Group has increased its investment in research and development for electromobility. The company now plans to spend 2.6 billion euros on this by 2026, compared with 1.6 billion euros previously planned by 2025. At the same time, Traton is scaling back its investments in combustion engines.

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Mar 14, 2022 - 03:55 pm

Austria funds zero-emission commercial vehicles (ENIN)

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) has published a new funding program for zero-emission commercial vehicles and infrastructure, ENIN for short. The budget amounts to 275 million euros until the end of 2025, with the first call for proposals set for mid-2022.

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Mar 11, 2022 - 02:59 pm

SEA Electric unveils electric step van for the US market

SEA Electric has presented the new SV6 electric step van for the North American market. The electric transporter is powered by the SEA-Drive 120b power system and covers applications with a gross vehicle weight rating of up to 26,000lbs (Class 6), with its 250kW and 1,845 lb-ft performance ratings.

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Mar 11, 2022 - 02:40 pm

CityFreighter and PEM Motion enter strategic partnership

California-based startup CityFreighter has partnered with PEM Motion to help it expand operations in the U.S. and Europe. CityFreighter, a developer of modular electric delivery vehicles for the “last mile,” plans to launch an all-electric van in the third quarter of 2023.

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Mar 10, 2022 - 03:56 pm

Lion Electric partners up for truck development

Lion Electric announced several key partnerships with truck upfitters to provide new fully electrified refrigerated, dry freight and aluminium stake body options for its Lion6 electric urban truck. The new partnerships include equipment upfit options from Morgan Truck Body, Thermo King, Knapheide and CM Truck Beds.

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Mar 9, 2022 - 10:59 am

Renault Trucks to add two electric trucks to lineup by 2023

Renault Trucks is expanding its electric portfolio and has announced the market launch of two new 44-tonner models for the first quarter of 2023: the Renault Trucks T E-Tech for long-distance transport and the Renault Trucks C E-Tech for construction site transport. Plans are also underway for another freight-carrying electric truck.

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Mar 7, 2022 - 07:02 pm

Hyundai & Iveco team up on electric commercial EVs

Hyundai Motor Company and Iveco Group have agreed to explore possible cooperation in shared commercial vehicle technology, joint procurement and mutual supply. Possible areas for cooperation include electric powertrains and platforms, as well as hydrogen fuel cell systems.

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Mar 6, 2022 - 02:17 pm

eActros electric 4×2 & 6×2 trucks launched in the UK

Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK has now begun sales of the all-electric eActros. UK truck operators are being invited to place the first orders for right-hand drive versions of the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros. The electric truck is now available to order as a 4×2 or 6×2 chassis, with deliveries to UK customers beginning in May.

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Mar 1, 2022 - 04:13 pm

ABB to supply Scania with robots for battery assembly

Scania has signed a contract with ABB to supply comprehensive robotics solutions for its new battery assembly plant in Sweden. VW’s commercial vehicle manufacturer is investing more than one billion Swedish kronor (over €93Mn) in the new facility, scheduled for completion in 2023.

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Feb 28, 2022 - 10:54 am

Toyota, Hino & Isuzu announce electric bus for 2024

The Japanese manufacturers Toyota, Hino and Isuzu want to drive forward the electrification of buses as part of their joint venture concluded last year. The partners have announced the production of a battery-electric low-floor bus for 2024. A fuel cell offshoot is also to be developed.

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Feb 27, 2022 - 04:09 pm

Lunaz financed for new HQ and plant

British electric ‘restomodding’ startup Lunaz has closed a new funding round that brings the overall value of the company to $200 million. The company also unveiled a new ‘upcycled’ rubbish truck retrofitted with electric motors and batteries.

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Feb 23, 2022 - 04:34 pm

Cummins confirms Meritor takeover

US American drive system builder Cummins has announced its intention to acquire supplier Meritor for around USD 3.7 billion. The transaction still has to be approved by shareholders and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

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Feb 22, 2022 - 04:32 pm

Michael Lohscheller joins Nikola Motor

The German top manager Michael Lohscheller has joined Nikola Motor. The US manufacturer of battery and fuel cell trucks has appointed Lohscheller as president of the company. The former Opel CEO and short-term head of Vietnamese automotive start-up VinFast will report to CEO Mark Russell as president of Nikola.

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Feb 21, 2022 - 01:58 pm

Volta Truck closes funding round with €230 million

Swedish electric truck startup Volta Trucks has closed its €230 million Series C funding round. This latest capital raising will fund the company’s entire engineering and business operations until after the start of series production of the 16-tonne version of the Volta Zero at the end of 2022.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/03/29/vw-commercial-vehicles-announces-plans-for-further-bev-models/
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