ASKO orders up to 75 electric trucks from Scania
Norway’s largest food wholesaler ASKO has committed to order up to 75 battery-electric trucks from Scania over the next three years. For its part, the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer intends further to detail the plans for its battery-powered trucks this year.
Asko, Kenworth Trucks, Airbus, South Korea.
Logistic department tests fuel cells: Norway’s biggest convenience goods wholesaler Asko and Scania will test three fuel cell trucks for distribution services with distances of around 500 km. The hydrogen fuel is produced using local solar energy. The Norwegian government co-finances the undertaking. There is a lot of potential, as Asko has about 600 trucks on the road.
Electrifying port work: Kenworth Trucks has received three government grants worth a total of 8.6m dollars to build drayage tractors with hybrid and fuel cell drivetrains. The technology will be used to transport freight from the port of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California.
Autonomous taxi plane: The City Airbus, a sort of multikopter, will be all-electric and act as a sort of shared cap in cities. It can be called via an app and will, in the long run, operate without a pilot.
Preparation for FCEV component production: South Korea is setting up a production hub for fuel cell components in the South Chungcheong Province and will invest 65m dollars in the project until 2021. In a first stage, it will focus on R&D of FCEV part technology, while the second stage will focus on setting up evaluation and assessment equipment.