May 15, 2023 - 02:49 pm
Sri Lanka to electrify 500,000 tuk-tuks
Over the next five years, Sri Lanka plans to electrify half a million ‘tuk-tuk’ three-wheelers. This was announced by the Ministry of Transport and Highways and the Ministry of Power and Energy in cooperation with the UNDP.
May 12, 2023 - 11:52 am
Pepper Motion realigns sales focus and management team
The German electric conversion company Pepper Motion has announced a readjustment of its sales strategy and a reorganisation of its leadership team. Whereas in the past, new bus and truck models were developed in advance, the company will, from now on, only do so after commissioning and an individual requirements analysis with the customer.
Mar 6, 2023 - 11:05 am
Ballard and First Mode convert more mining trucks to FCVs
Ballard Power Systems will supply 30 fuel cell modules with a total capacity of 3 megawatts to First Mode to convert diesel dump trucks to combined hydrogen-battery propulsion. The converted dump trucks will operate at First Mode’s test site in Centralia, Washington State.
Feb 21, 2023 - 01:05 pm
Volvo CE launches electric loader conversion
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is digging deeper to pave the way for the EV transition and has developed a new solution for mid-size range construction machinery. This time, it is a conversion of a 20-ton loader for a speedier market entry.
Feb 13, 2023 - 09:51 am
Lunaz fits rarest classic car with electric drive
The British vintage EV conversion company Lunaz Design made the Bentley S2 Continental into an electric car. According to Lunaz, this specific model is one of only four examples built in 1961 and has now been given a second life.
Feb 8, 2023 - 04:21 pm
Zepp.solutions announces retrofitted FC truck
Dutch fuel cell system developer and integrator zepp.solutions has confirmed the development of a hydrogen truck based on an existing diesel truck. The first examples of the H2 truck, called Europa, are expected to enter service in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Jan 14, 2023 - 02:22 pm
Rouen to convert 49 diesel buses to electric
The Rouen municipality in northern France is having 49 Iveco Crossway diesel intercity buses converted to electric drives to operate as school buses. The project was awarded to a French consortium from which Greenmot will supply the retrofit kit.
Dec 16, 2022 - 03:54 pm
ICPT to deliver battery systems for Pepper Motion
The German electric converter Pepper Motion has signed a supply contract for battery systems with Impact Clean Power Technology from Poland. ICPT will now manufacture complete battery systems for Pepper that can be used in electric buses and electric trucks.
Dec 2, 2022 - 03:57 pm
Stellantis & Qinomic consider electric transporter conversions
The car company Stellantis and the French technology company Qinomic are working on an electric conversion concept for light commercial vehicles. The development of the solution is to be completed in 2023 and the market launch started in 2024 – initially in France.
Oct 11, 2022 - 04:19 pm
Truck maker Quantron to expand into North America
The German truck maker and conversions specialist Quantron AG will soon be offering its zero-emission commercial vehicles and retrofit packages in North America. The company has founded an offshoot named Quantron US and appointed Richard Haas as its CEO. Focus will be accorded to fuel cell trucks.
Oct 5, 2022 - 05:05 pm
Equipmake retrofits 12 buses for First Bus in York
In the UK, public transport provider First Bus is partnering with conversion company Equipmake to retrofit 12 of the operators existing diesel buses with electric drives. The buses are to be converted and operated in the York region.
Sep 27, 2022 - 02:59 pm
SEA Electric expands production facility in Melbourne
The Australian electric truck manufacturer SEA Electric has doubled the size of its local assembly facility in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong. The truck maker’s current plant was expanded to now cover 8,000 square metres on a total site of 15,000 square metres.
Sep 16, 2022 - 05:36 pm
Pepper Motion converts Actros semis and Skoda buses
The German commercial vehicle conversion company Pepper Motion has announced that the electrified Mercedes-Benz Actros MP5 will be available in series production quality from 2023. The company has also concluded an important agreement in Eastern Europe with Skoda Group to convert diesel buses to electric.
Sep 8, 2022 - 01:56 pm
Kleanbus shows platform to retrofit diesel to e-buses
British company Kleanbus presents an advanced modular EV platform to quickly turn any bus from ICE to fully electric. Moreover, Kleanbus utilises motors free from permanent magnets, so these do not require rare earth materials.
Aug 23, 2022 - 06:30 pm
Jakarta to convert 3000 diesel buses to electric
The Indonesian public transport operator Transjakarta has started a project to convert existing diesel buses to electric drive. For this purpose, the bus operator in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has signed an agreement with VKTR Teknologi Mobilitas and Equipmake. Initially, a number of buses will be converted as prototypes to be tested by Transjakarta.
Jul 25, 2022 - 01:15 pm
Everrati launches engineering business unit
British conversion company Everrati, which specialises in electric conversions of automotive icons, has launched a new business unit: The service unit will help B2B customers develop their specialist and luxury electric cars.