Jun 5, 2023 - 02:17 pm
ABB presents depot charging solution
ABB E-Mobility has presented a new depot charging solution for electric bus and truck fleets at the UITP in Barcelona. The HVC360 enables up to four charging stations to be connected – regardless of whether these are CCS or current collectors.
Jun 5, 2023 - 01:19 pm
Huber+Suhner reveal 2,250 kW charging cable
Swiss charging cable manufacturer Huber+Suhner is expanding its range to include megawatt charging technology with its new Radox MCS1500 system. The charging cable is said to enable continuous charging currents of up to 2,250 kW at 1,500 amps for heavy-duty electric vehicles.
Jun 1, 2023 - 03:26 pm
Colorado passes several new EV subsidy bills
The Colorado legislature has passed several bills concerning the subsidization of electric vehicles, trucks and bikes. The subsidies can be stacked with federal subsidies, allowing for a maximum of $40,000 in subsidies for an electric truck.
Jun 1, 2023 - 01:36 pm
Gothenburg: Renova orders H2 truck fleet from H2X
Australian developer H2X will deliver a fleet of H2 trucks to Swedish waste and recycling company Renova for use in Gothenburg. The order is worth up to 240 million Swedish kronor (about €20.6 million), according to H2X.
Jun 1, 2023 - 01:24 pm
Copenhagen Pride Parade goes fully electric
The Copenhagen Pride Parade is switching completely to electric trucks this year. The colourful LGBTI+ festival, which takes place in August, will use 30 Volvo electric trucks, which will be temporarily withdrawn by logistics provider DFDS from its fleets in Denmark and Sweden.
May 30, 2023 - 10:25 am
Daimler Truck and Toyota plan to merge Fuso and Hino
Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturers Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus and Hino Motors are planning to merge and cooperate in commercial vehicle development, procurement and production – also with a view to electrification.
May 26, 2023 - 11:39 am
Nikola threatened with stock market delisting
The American electric truck manufacturer Nikola Motor is threatened with exclusion from the US stock exchange Nasdaq. Because the share price was below one US dollar per share for 30 consecutive days, Nikola no longer complies with Nasdaq regulations.
May 25, 2023 - 02:06 pm
Econ launches electric gritter truck in the UK
Yorkshire-based company Econ Engineering has launched a new electric gritter truck. The company says the truck can be operated year-round thanks to a range of demountable body options, which allow it to switch between fleet roles.
May 24, 2023 - 11:58 am
Eight EU countries unite against Euro-7 emission standard
A coordinated resistance has emerged from eight countries against the proposed Euro-7 emission standards by the European Union. Led by the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia have signed a document that labels the suggested emission limits as unrealistic.
May 22, 2023 - 01:40 pm
Fuso commences production of Next-Gen eCanter in Europe
Fuso, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks, has begun production of the new eCanter in Europe. The latest generation of fully electric light trucks, unveiled in September 2022, is now being manufactured at the production plant in Tramagal, Portugal.
May 17, 2023 - 03:08 pm
Volta Trucks to deliver first electric trucks in Sweden in 2023
The Swedish electric truck start-up Volta Trucks wants to accelerate its market launch in its home country. The company plans to put its vehicles on the roads in Sweden as early as the middle of this year instead of 2024 as previously planned. The EVs would be part of its customer test fleet.
May 17, 2023 - 01:36 pm
Einride orders up to 50 electric trucks from DAF
The Swedish electric transport specialist Einride intends to order 50 electric trucks from the Dutch manufacturer DAF Trucks according to a memorandum of understanding. DAF says the first electric trucks have already been firmly ordered.
May 16, 2023 - 01:13 pm
Sona Comstar signs tech licensing deal with Equipmake
Automotive systems & components manufacturer Sona Comstar signed a technology licensing agreement with UK-based electric drive specialist Equipmake. Sona Comstar will then manufacture and sell the technology in Southeast Asia.
May 12, 2023 - 01:40 pm
Duvenbeck aims for 120 MAN eTrucks
Logistics service provider Duvenbeck has signed a memorandum of understanding with MAN Truck & Bus for the deployment of 120 MAN eTrucks to be delivered by 2026. The fully electric 40-tonne truck will be the first to run for Volkswagen Group Logistics from 2024 onwards.
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.
May 11, 2023 - 12:48 pm
Volvo’s electric truck orders are up 141 per cent
Volvo Trucks received 486 orders for electric trucks in the first quarter of 2023, an increase of 141 per cent compared to the same period last year. This number is expected to increase over the course of the year as the Swedish company looks to bring its electric trucks to even more countries.
May 11, 2023 - 11:31 am
Nikola to focus on fuel-cell truck production
Nikola will interrupt its truck production in Coolidge (Arizona) to convert the assembly line so that both fuel cell and battery electric vehicles can be produced on the same line in the future. After that, the focus will increasingly shift to fuel cells.
May 9, 2023 - 02:36 pm
APC to invest £77 million in e-mobility research
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is investing £77 million in seven UK-based automotive collaborative research and development projects. The funding pot is made up of £38.4 million from the government, combined with £38.7 million from the automotive industry.