Mar 3, 2023 - 04:09 pm
Change in management at Mercedes Trucks
Rainer Müller-Finkeldei will take over responsibility for product development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks in May 2023. He will succeed Uwe Baake, who has contributed to product developments such as the GenH2 truck and the Mercedes-Benz eActros and is retiring as planned at the end of April.
Dec 6, 2022 - 05:04 pm
Sao Paulo forbids the purchase of diesel buses
In Brazil, the public transport authority for the city of São Paulo, SPTrans, has just banned bus companies from purchasing new diesel buses. The mega-metropolis in the south of the country has one of the largest bus fleets in Latin America, with more than 13,000 vehicles.
Nov 23, 2022 - 11:51 am
Abarth presents first electric vehicle model
Fiat’s in-house tuner Abarth will launch the brand’s first purely electric model based on the Fiat 500e. Abarth has made changes to the appearance and the electric drive – but not to the battery.
Nov 3, 2022 - 11:03 am
BYD considers production in Brazil
BYD plans to produce electric vehicles and process battery raw materials in Brazil. To this end, the Chinese manufacturer has signed a letter of intent with the government of the state of Bahia to set up three production lines in the city of Camaçari.
Sep 12, 2022 - 12:45 pm
Renault prepares to enter Latin American markets
Renault is getting ready to sell electric vehicles in Latin America starting next year. The list comprises the Megane E-Tech Electric, Kangoo E-Tech Electric and Master E-Tech Electric coming to Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. More countries will follow shortly.
Apr 27, 2022 - 11:13 am
Neymar to become an EV ambassador
The German electric car manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile has been able to win over an extremely prominent brand ambassador: Brazilian football player Neymar Jr.
Nov 1, 2021 - 12:48 pm
BYD is releasing more stock to raise capital
BYD plans to raise the equivalent of around €1.53 billion in fresh capital by issuing 50 million new shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, the Group is expanding sales of its Han electric sedan to a number of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Oct 13, 2021 - 03:56 pm
Lilium engages ABB for MW aircraft charging system
ABB has been hired to provide a megawatt fast-charging network for electric aerial taxi manufacturer Lilium. The ABB equipment will enable charging with direct current with a power of up to 1,000 kW and can also be used for heavy electric trucks and buses.
Oct 11, 2021 - 09:31 pm
Eve Urban Air announces partnership with Avantto
Electric air taxi manufacturer Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions is partnering with private aircraft operator Avantto to develop an urban air mobility ecosystem for Latin America. The partnership also includes an order for 100 eVTOL air taxis, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2026.
Oct 6, 2021 - 03:17 pm
LG ES secures lithium supply with Sigma Lithium
The Canadian mining company Sigma Lithium has concluded a long-term purchase agreement for battery-grade lithium concentrate with the Korean battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution. The deliveries are scheduled for 2022 to 2027.
Aug 27, 2021 - 12:22 pm
Mercedes presents electric bus chassis built in Brazil
Mercedes-Benz has presented a locally developed electric bus chassis in Brazil called eO500U. It features a low-floor design and can accommodate bodies up to 13.2 metres long. The chassis is expected to offer a range of 250 km and will be available from 2022.
Aug 2, 2021 - 01:08 pm
Lilium is negotiating a major order from Brazil
The electric aerial taxi start-up Lilium says it is negotiating with the Brazilian airline Azul to sell 220 electric aircraft with a total value of one billion US dollars. It would be the company’s first order from Brazil.
Jun 15, 2021 - 10:54 am
Volkswagen launches electric truck production in Brazil
Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) began series production of its first all-electric truck in Brazil on Monday. The South American brand is manufacturing the e-Delivery distribution truck in the Brazilian city of Resende and initially plans to produce 1,000 to 3,000 units per year.
Jun 9, 2021 - 02:50 pm
Eve Urban Air reports two major eVTOL orders
The electric aircraft manufacturer Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, a subsidiary of the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, has received two large orders within a few days. Both Halo Aviation and Helisul Aviation are ordering several units of Eve’s vertical take-off and landing electric air taxi.
Mar 17, 2021 - 05:56 pm
BYD presents first electric bendy bus made in Brazil
BYD has unveiled its first electric articulated bus produced in Brazil. By October of this year, the manufacturer, together with partner Marcopolo, plans to deliver twelve units for use on Brazil’s first all-electric bus corridor in São José dos Campos.
Jan 25, 2021 - 12:33 am
Brazilian brewery Ambev orders another 1,000 EVs
The Brazilian brewery Ambev has now ordered another 1,000 electric vehicles from the Brazilian manufacturers FNM and Agrale and its associated start-up FNM. The new vehicles will add to the brewery’s growing fleet of electric vehicles.
Nov 2, 2020 - 02:15 am
Brazilian FNM trucks reborn with Octillion batteries
Brazil’s Fábrica Nacional de Motores (FNM) has been reborn with electric trucks powered by batteries from Northern California’s Octillion Power Systems. The collaboration will produce Class 6 and Class 8 trucks as well as buses and tractors.
Sep 1, 2020 - 05:57 pm
BYD opens electric bus battery factory in Brazil
BYD has now started operations at its battery factory in Brazil. The factory is the third factory in the country belonging to the Chinese electric vehicle giant, though this will be their first battery factory and will produce lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries primarily for electric buses.
Jul 23, 2020 - 05:31 pm
Oxis & Texas Aircraft working on electric aeroplane in Brazil
Lithium-sulfur battery specialist Oxis Energy has announced the development of an electric aircraft equipped with Oxis cells for training flights together with Texas Aircraft Manufacturing. For the British company, this is their second cooperation in the aviation sector.
Jun 5, 2020 - 12:09 pm
Car thieves have trouble with progress
When a stolen car in Brazil ran out of juice, the thieves tried to fill the gas tank it at a filling station. Unfortunately for them, the car happened to be battery-electric.
May 17, 2020 - 05:09 pm
BYD to supply fleet of articulated e-buses to Brazil
BYD will supply 12 all-electric articulated buses to the new Green Line Project corridor, the main urban mobility project in the city of São José dos Campos, in Brazil’s São Paulo state. All the buses will be delivered in the next 18 months.
May 12, 2020 - 05:26 pm
Oxis Energy leases Mercedes plant in Brazil for batteries
Lithium-sulfur battery specialist Oxis Energy has more concrete plans for series production of Li-S cells in Brazil: The company has leased a production facility from Mercedes-Benz Brazil in Juiz de Fora in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
Apr 7, 2020 - 03:54 pm
ZEBRA to bring electric buses to South America
The ZEBRA (Zero Emission Bus Rapid-deployment Accelerator) project, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and C40 Cities, is dedicated to accelerating the rollout of electric buses in Latin America. Phase one focuses on four cities.
Jan 21, 2020 - 04:54 pm
EV charging infrastructure roll-out in Brazil
Brazil’s EV charging infrastructure is moving ahead with both public and private actors. Volvo, BMW and Portugal-based energy firm EDP are among them, along with Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Siemens, ABB and Electric Mobility Brazil from Sao Paulo.
Jan 13, 2020 - 02:44 pm
Lime is withdrawing e-scooter sharing from 12 cities
The shared e-scooter supplier Lime is withdrawing from twelve cities due to lack of profitability. In the USA these include Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and San Antonio, in Latin America Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and the Austrian city of Linz in Europe.
Dec 9, 2019 - 02:36 pm
Equipmake opens electric bus factory in Norfolk
The British electrification company Equipmake has officially opened a new factory in Snetterton, Norfolk, to construct vehicle chassis for their EBus. A workforce of 52 people will be working on the electric bus kit.
Dec 4, 2019 - 02:37 pm
Hyundai unveils electric strategy till 2025 & beyond
The Hyundai Motor Company has presented its ‘Strategy 2025’ roadmap, in which the South Korean Group also sets its frameworks for electrification. By 2025, Hyundai intends to become one of the three largest EV manufacturers in the world with a multi-faceted approach.