Jun 3, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Geely to release two new electric buses
Geely is extending the product range of their commercial vehicle brand Yuan Cheng with the fuel cell bus F12 and the battery electric bus C11. The F12 is expected to offer a range of more than 500 kilometres.
May 30, 2019 - 06:12 pm
Hyundai introduces its electric double-decker bus
More passengers with the same dimensions and emission-free: Hyundai has introduced its first electrically powered double-decker bus. When and in which countries the new 70-seater will be sold has yet to be revealed. Also new from the Korean company is a system for smaller electric commercial vehicles.
May 30, 2019 - 05:48 pm
NFI will expand e-bus offer with ADL
North America’s largest bus manufacturer, NFI Group, which also produces electric buses under the New Flyer brand, is taking over the Scottish bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited for around 405 million US dollars. ADL is known above all for its double-decker buses and also cooperates with BYD on electric buses.
May 24, 2019 - 12:57 pm
DHL Express & StreetScooter present fuel cell van
At GreenTech Festival in Berlin, DHL Express and the DHL/Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter just announced their cooperation in developing the ‘H2 Panel Van’. The van will be the first standard 4.25-ton electric utility van powered by hydrogen fuel cell – enabling a range of up to 500 kilometres.
May 23, 2019 - 04:29 pm
Potential buyer for DP/DHL’s StreetScooter vans?
Deutsche Post/DHL has reportedly found a prominent prospective buyer for the planned sale of its StreetScooter electric van division. Insiders state that the Aachen e-mobility pioneer Günther Schuh wants to take over the German Post subsidiary he had helped build in the first place.
May 22, 2019 - 02:44 pm
Solaris to debut Urbino 12 hydrogen bus in Sweden
Solaris announces the world premiere of its brand new fuel cell bus, the Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen, at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm this June. Solaris will also present a new look for the Urbino 12 electric at the show in Sweden.
May 17, 2019 - 01:54 pm
Sweden: Autonomous electric truck in operation
German logistics group DB Schenker is now using Einride’s fully electric autonomous T-Pod truck in Jönköping, Sweden, to transport goods on a public road. Swedish authorities recently gave their approval for the endeavour.
May 14, 2019 - 04:55 pm
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann drive for retrofitting
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) is currently presenting its powerMELA duo280 drive package for commercial vehicles with an output of 160 to 280 kW at Power2Drive in Munich. This is a drive solution that is suitable for retrofitting.
May 11, 2019 - 11:08 am
Evum improves the aCar and prepares for 2020 launch
Evum Motors, the spin-off of the TU Munich for the commercialization of the all-electric commercial vehicle aCar, is back with some news. In Bayerbach, Bavaria, the site is currently being prepared for series production and a workshop with a showroom is being set up in Munich.
May 9, 2019 - 03:42 pm
E-Force One trucks to get Ecovolta batteries
Two Swiss companies are to cooperate on heavy-duty electric transport: electric truck manufacturer E-Force One will equip its electric trucks with lithium-ion batteries from ecovolta. E-Force One will present the new EF18 SZM semitrailer at the upcoming Smarter E Europe 2019 (15 to 17 May).
May 7, 2019 - 04:30 pm
ZF introduces 5-tonne electric concept truck for Japan
The German automobile supplier ZF has presented the prototype of an electric truck for the Japanese market. It is a 5-ton truck, in which ZF has integrated its CeTrax lite electric central drive for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles up to 7.5 tons.
May 6, 2019 - 05:24 pm
Albert Heijn to use electric vans in Amsterdam
The Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn will supply its customers in Amsterdam with electric transporters in the future. In a first step, 25 vehicles from the existing fleet of more than 400 VW Crafters were converted by Orten to electric drives.
May 6, 2019 - 03:25 pm
eHighway project kicks off in Germany
Tomorrow, the eHighway project Elisa (electrified, innovative heavy traffic on the autobahn) will start on a section of the A5 highway between Langen and Weiterstadt. For the first time on a German motorway, hybrid trucks will be powered via overhead lines.
May 2, 2019 - 01:48 pm
UK: SAIC’s British unit LDV to launch EV30 electric van
SAIC of China via its British subsidiary LDV presented the EV30 at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. The brand’s second electric van has an output of 85 kW and is available with short and long wheelbases as well as two battery variants.
Apr 30, 2019 - 04:26 pm
Peugeot Boxer and Citroën Jumper with electric drive
At the Birmingham Commercial Vehicle Show, the French PSA Group is currently offering a preview of future electric versions of the large Peugeot Boxer and Citroën Jumper vans, which are to be offered with two battery versions.
Apr 27, 2019 - 05:37 pm
Allison Transmission on expansion course
The Indianapolis-based US supplier Allison Transmission is introducing new electric drives for buses and trucks called ABE and AXE. They come in a one or two motor set-up and deliver up to 550 kW.
Apr 25, 2019 - 04:00 pm
Penkse Truck opens 14 fast-chargers for e-trucks in California
Penske Truck Leasing has opened what it considers to be the “first DC fast-charging stations in the US designed specifically for heavy-duty commercial electric vehicles”. The first 14 rapid chargers stand at four of Penske’s facilities in Southern California.
Apr 25, 2019 - 12:39 pm
USA: Daimler prepares serial electric truck production
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced its plan to convert their Portland plant in Oregon for the production of electric trucks under Freightliner banner next year. Serial production of the eM2 and eCascadia models is set to start in 2021.
Apr 24, 2019 - 03:44 pm
Toyota reveals an improved fuel cell truck
Together with U.S. American truck specialist Kenworth, Toyota has developed the next generation of its fuel cell truck created in the course of “Project Portal“. The model now travels more than 300 miles (482 kilometres) on one fill.
Apr 24, 2019 - 02:42 pm
Renault’s new looks for electric transporter vans
Renault is giving its range of light commercial vehicles a new look. At the same time, the French company will be presenting new visuals for the Master Z.E. battery-electric and, with the Kangoo Z.E. Concept, a preview of the next generation of the Kangoo series, to be launched next year.
Apr 22, 2019 - 03:48 pm
Ecovolta electrifies special crawler transporter
Swiss Ecovolta has electrified a transporter from Aebi Schmidt, a specialist for the maintenance of green spaces in challenging terrain such as ski slopes. The eVT 450 Vario transporter currently operates at 1,300 metres in the car-free alpine village of Stoos.
Apr 18, 2019 - 05:00 pm
Nikola unveils European fuel cell trucks & ‘Reckless’ EV
Nikola Motor presented its fuel cell trucks Nikola Two for the USA and Nikola Tre for Europe at a customer event. Besides, a jet-ski and an off-road vehicle went on display, but Nikola relies on rechargeable batteries instead of fuel cells for these EVs.
Apr 2, 2019 - 02:12 pm
VW shuttles for charging, medical care or shops
At the Hanover IAA, VW Commercial Vehicles will present four concepts to illustrate the way autonomous electric transporters can become the basis for new business ideas, technically based on their modular electric drive system (MEB).
Apr 2, 2019 - 01:49 pm
Mercedes eSprinter: cruising the arctic circle
This March, we accompanied Mercedes-Benz Vans live for their winter testing of the upcoming electric transporter in northern Sweden. The eSprinter took off from the Arctic Circle and scored well with its sophisticated thermal management system and generously packed battery.
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.
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.
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.
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.