Jan 13, 2021 - 12:30 pm

GM: new brand BrightDrop for electric delivery vans

Under the BrightDrop brand, US automaker General Motors wants to build an “integrated ecosystem” of electric delivery vehicles, software and services for logistics from the first to the last mile. The first vehicle is expected to hit the market soon with FedEx as the launch customer.

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Jan 12, 2021 - 03:28 pm

BYD-ADL to assemble electric buses in the UK

Partners Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD’s UK offshoot have announced plans to assemble the chassis of their electric solo and double-decker buses for the UK market directly at ADL’s British plants from the second half of 2021.

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Jan 7, 2021 - 02:26 pm

South Korea’s first fuel cell refuse truck launched

South Korea’s first hydrogen-powered garbage truck entered service a few days ago in Changwon. The 5-ton truck with fuel cell will initially be tested for one year as part of a project of the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy with Hyundai Motor and the Korea Automotive Technology Institute.

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Jan 7, 2021 - 01:22 pm

John Deere introduces electric backhoe

John Deere has unveiled the concept of an all-electric backhoe, a type of digger, at an early stage of development. The manufacturer not only wants to promote electric vehicles in agriculture but also on construction sites in the future.

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Dec 17, 2020 - 05:38 pm

Canoo reveals multi-purpose delivery vehicle MPDV

Californian startup Canoo has just held a preview of an all-electric multi-purpose delivery (MPDV) vehicle based on the company’s platform, which should cost around 33,000 US dollars (net, around 27,000 euros). The van can already be pre-ordered for a refundable deposit of 100 US dollars.

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Dec 15, 2020 - 06:59 pm

H2Accelerate founded for H2 fuel cell trucks in Europe

A new common-interest alliance called H2Accelerate (H2A) is aiming to help hydrogen trucks achieve a breakthrough across Europe. The initiative is backed by Daimler Truck, Iveco, OMV, Shell and the Volvo Group. The partners estimate that nationwide introduction will take about a decade.

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Dec 13, 2020 - 07:17 pm

Toyota drives fuel cell commercial vehicle development

Toyota continues to drive hydrogen commercial vehicle development in Japan and the US. At home, the company and its subsidiary Hino Motors have agreed with three major retail chains to test fuel cell light commercial vehicles. In California, Toyota went full-on in with near-production heavy-duty FC trucks.

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Dec 8, 2020 - 12:58 pm

Bosch reduces investment in Nikola Motor

Following the example of General Motors, Bosch is now also taking a step back from Nikola, the US start-up company specialising in fuel cell and battery trucks. The German automotive supplier has reduced its stake in Nikola.

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Dec 7, 2020 - 02:00 pm

Gaussin & Plug Power H2 logistics vehicles

The French vehicle manufacturer Gaussin is cooperating with fuel cell specialist Plug Power to bring hydrogen fuel cell logistics vehicles to market. Gaussin also announced the commercial launch of a range of vehicles for use at airports.

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Dec 3, 2020 - 02:51 pm

Motiv announces newest EPIC chassis generation

Motiv Power Systems introduced the newest generation of its EPIC chassis for medium-duty electric fleets. The latest iteration features a reduced number of components by 30 per cent, while also improving range, acceleration, and speed.

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Dec 2, 2020 - 05:35 pm

Alstom to build six H2 fuel cell trains for Italy

Alstom will build six fuel cell trains for FNM, a transport company operating in the Italian region of Lombardy. The contract also includes an option for eight additional FC trains. In the meantime, Alstom’s Coradia iLint fuel cell train has completed a three-month test run in Austria.

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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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