Lightning eMotors reveals mobile DC charging station
In the USA, Lightning eMotors has launched its next generation of mobile commercial and passenger vehicle chargers, Lightning Mobile. This mobile charging station covers both long term and short term use cases. The order books are open with deliveries starting in late 2022.
Ricardo & Lightning partner up for UK e-trucks
Ricardo and Lightning eMotors have entered into a strategic partnership agreement to deploy electric vehicles in the UK. The US electric retrofitting company will produce powertrains and other elements that Ricardo will then install in commercial vehicles in the UK.
Tropos tests van with integrated solar panels
Tropos Motors Europe is testing vehicle-integrated photovoltaics on its box bodies in a pilot project. The photovoltaic elements replace existing body structures and do not add additional weight to the commercial electric vehicle.
Nuvve & Romeo Power collaborate on V2G and BMS
Nuvve and Romeo Power have announced a collaboration to integrate communication protocols between Nuvve’s vehicle-to-grid (V2G) platform and Romeo Power’s battery management system (BMS). This should enable Romeo Power battery systems to become V2G compatible, regardless of the commercial vehicle platform.
Renault offers more battery options for electric trucks
Renault Trucks has announced new battery options for its all-electric D Z.E. (16-tonne) and D Wide Z.E. (26-tonne) truck models. The trucks previously equipped with 50 kWh modules can now be ordered with 66 kWh modules. With the Master Z.E. electric van, the battery remains the same, but the payload is optionally increased.