Jun 27, 2018 - 12:07 pm
Renault presents complete electric truck range
Renault Trucks unveils two electric trucks to launch in 2019. The Renault Trucks D Z.E. and Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. cover 16 and 26 tons respectively and complete the electric UV lineup starting with the Master Z.E. at 3.5 tons. The trucks will be made in Normandy, France.
Jun 26, 2018 - 05:45 pm
New motor for medium-duty EVs by Efficient Drivetrains
Efficient Drivetrains add a new electric powertrain to their line-up. The EDI PowerDrive 6000ev is made to convert medium-duty vehicles and has been incorporated into applications for goods movement, logistics, port, and other electric vehicles.
Jun 25, 2018 - 07:05 pm
Sweden: Alelion supplying heavy-duty EV batteries
Swedish Alelion has been selected to supply batteries for Germany’s KAMAG Transporttechnik who wants to electrify one of their heavy-duty truck models. The order is worth 1.4M euros and part of a joint development project starting this year.
Jun 24, 2018 - 06:27 pm
Hydro-Québec & Dana team up with TM4 for e-drives
Dana Inc. and Hydro-Québec have set up a joint-venture partnership in which TM4, a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, will supply Dana with electric motor systems. In return, Dana will become a majority shareholder of TM4 for CA$165 million (US$127 million).
Jun 23, 2018 - 03:50 pm
eHighway pilot under construction on the Autobahn
Works have started on one of three eHighway projects in Germany. Led by Siemens, the track along the A1 motorway will enable hybrid trucks to charge while in motion via overhead wire. The pilot set to start in mid-2019 will receive power from renewable energy sources.
Jun 21, 2018 - 03:21 pm
Solaris readies fuel cell electric bus for 2019
Poland’s prolific busmaker Solaris will present their first hydrogen bus next year. The fuel cell electric vehicle is based on their Urbino series but with a longer range of up to 350 km on one fill. A traction battery is to support the bus at peak times.
Jun 20, 2018 - 04:12 pm
Electric tow tractor by Goldhofer and Suncar delivers
Goldhofer and Suncar debuted an all-electric baggage tow tractor last October and have since been testing their technology at four airports in Europe. The Sherpa E prove a success with its extended towing and fast-charging capability.
Jun 18, 2018 - 12:54 pm
DP/DHL to build StreetScooter vans for 2 more years
The StreetScooter saga at Deutsche Post continues after the former leader Jürgen Gerdes got laid off last week. Head of the board, Frank Appel now gave an outlook for the electric van making business, saying DP/DHL would consider selling the production.
Jun 14, 2018 - 05:29 pm
Boring company to construct Chicago transit
Elon Musk’s Boring Company has been selected to build a “Loop” transit system between the O’Hare airport and the downtown area. 80 to 100 vehicles will be used in the underground system.
Jun 14, 2018 - 01:05 pm
Will VW release an electric T7 in 2020?
In the coming year, the next generation of the VW T7 bus will be introduced. Currently, the Wolfsburgers are testing several vehicle variants under the chassis of the current generation. It may happen, that the T7 will be introduced as a BEV in the second half of 2020.
Jun 13, 2018 - 12:21 pm
New StreetScooter boss: Thomas Ogilvie
The reports of DP/DHL having laid off StreetScooter manager and board member Jürgen Gerdes have been confirmed. Gerdes is leaving the logistics giant over strategic differences. Succeeding him as StreetScooter CEO is Thomas Ogilvie.
Jun 11, 2018 - 05:51 pm
StreetScooter chief Jürgen Gerdes dismissed
DP/DHL fired Jürgen Gerdes, who had been responsible for StreetScooters significant success over the last years. The board member and manager had worked for the German Post since he was 20 but has to retire from all positions with immediate effect.
Jun 11, 2018 - 04:27 pm
Electric vehicle for mining by Danfoss and Paus
The Finnish arm of Danish Danfoss has joined Paus Maschinenfabrik from Germany in their drive to electrify mine vehicles. The first fruit of their cooperation is the MinCa 5.1 that has gone serial and is available as either hybrid or all-electric vehicle.
Jun 7, 2018 - 04:00 pm
Nissan presents camper based on e-NV200
At the Madrid International Auto Show, Nissan has presented a new camper series, which is based on a retooled version of the electric transporter e-NV200. The e-NV200 camper is thus far only accessible in Spain, however.
Jun 7, 2018 - 02:49 pm
Daimler Trucks founds e-mobility unit & announces new trucks
Daimler Trucks & Buses is bundling their know-how for electric propulsion systems in utility vehicles in a new, global-acting organization named the E-Mobility Group (EMG). They also introduced two new trucks, which were especially developed for the US market.
Jun 6, 2018 - 05:56 pm
Toyota & Seven-Eleven launching fuel cell project
The basic agreement to use hydrogen and fuel cell transport to power convenience stores in Japan more sustainable had been made already last year. Now Toyota and Seven-Eleven agreed on a more detailed plan and schedule to launch fuel cell trucks and renewable energy storage systems.
Jun 6, 2018 - 04:49 pm
Goldstone-BYD reveal electric bus made in India
BYD and their JV partner Goldstone Infratech in India have revealed their first joint product, an electric minibus. The ‘eBuzz K6’ has been presented in Delhi and can carry 18 passengers over a range of 200 kilometres on one charge.
May 31, 2018 - 02:41 pm
First glimpse: all-electric van from LEVC
LEVC, the makers of London’s electric black cabs have been busy working on another model. Based on their TX, their electric van is to combine an electric drive with a tiny range extender and LEVC says its is not just for the last mile.
May 26, 2018 - 05:09 pm
Green light for eHighway pilot in Germany
The German environmental ministry has given the green light for the eHighway pilot to look further into the electrification of long distance hauling trucks via pantograph. Project partners are Siemens and Volkswagen.
May 24, 2018 - 04:32 pm
Voith releases details for electric bus drive system
Voith has released details to their previously announced new system to power electric buses. The 260 kW permanent magnet motor was designed as a prototype for the Solaris Urbino, but is easily adaptable for buses from other manufacturers.
May 24, 2018 - 01:29 pm
Nissan starts delivery of new e-NV200
Nissan has begun the delivery of its Barcelona-made e-NV200 with an increased battery capacity by 40 kW. Since the market launch in January, more than 4,000 orders have been accepted for the new e-NV200, according to Nissan.
May 22, 2018 - 02:04 pm
Ford Transit converted to hybrid ambulance
Engineers from the Otto-von-Guericke university in Magdeburg in cooperation with the ambulance specialist Ambulanz Mobile have developed the first ambulance running on a hybrid system. A prototype was presented at the RETTmobil fair in Fulda.
May 18, 2018 - 09:11 pm
Kalmar planning to electrify entire fleet
The Cargotec brand Kalmar has announced their plan to offer electric versions of all their vehicle models by 2021. Kalmar produces industrial vehicles, such as forklifts and tractors for ports, airport terminals and logistics centres.
May 17, 2018 - 03:08 pm
Electric waste truck by Terberg RosRoca debuts
British Terberg RosRoca presents their all-electric dump truck at the IFAT in Munich. Their eCollect features a 200 kW electric motor powered by a 300 kWh battery. Production is to start by the end of 2019 with models for both right and left hand drive.
May 17, 2018 - 02:49 pm
DAF and VDL team up for electric semi truck CF Electric
Dutch DAF has turned to VDL as they want to electrify their truck business. VDL delivers the EV system including a 170 kWh battery and the electric semi is to haul up to 40 tons through cities. A small number of e-trucks will take up service at selected clients this year.
May 16, 2018 - 02:14 pm
Irizar to make electric utility vehicles in Spain
It is Europe’s first “emobility plant” said Irizar at the inauguration of their new facility in Aduna, Spain. On a floor area of 18,000 sqm they want to build electric buses and other commercial vehicles en masse in order to keep up with demand.