Sep 26, 2022 - 05:34 pm
Caselani builds modern 2CV based on ë-Berlingo
Italian coachbuilder Caselani has transformed the Citroën Berlingo into a retro van in the style of the 1950s 2CV AU. Like the standard Berlingo model, the Berlingo 2CV Fourgonnette will also be offered with an all-electric drive and marketed by Caselani, officially licensed by Citroën.
Jan 17, 2022 - 05:12 pm
Mitie reaches 30% electric fleet target early
The British facility service provider Mitie has reached the target of converting 30 per cent of its fleet to electric vehicles three months earlier than planned. As a result, the target has now been raised to 35 per cent by the end of March 2022.
Jan 4, 2022 - 05:57 pm
StreetScooter bought by Odin
Deutsche Post DHL Group has sold its electric delivery van subsidiary StreetScooter to the Luxembourg holding company Odin Automotive. StreetScooter rights and production know-how as well as its subsidiaries in Switzerland and Japan will go from Deutsche Post DHL Group to the new owner.
Dec 29, 2021 - 04:43 pm
New York City to transition City fleet by 2030
New York City is investing $420 million in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure to accelerate its transition to an all-electric municipal fleet. This transition goal is being brought forward five years from 2035 to 2030.
Dec 15, 2021 - 03:47 pm
Einride orders 120 eActros
Following the start of production of the eActros in October, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has now booked its first major order. The Swedish technology company Einride has ordered 120 eActros to support their customers in European markets.
Dec 7, 2021 - 01:33 pm
Arrival to build battery assembly plant in Charlotte
The British electric vehicle developer Arrival is building an assembly plant for high-voltage battery modules for use in its vans and buses in Charlotte, North Carolina. Arrival is investing about 11.5 million US dollars in the plant.
Oct 7, 2021 - 04:53 pm
bp Pulse orders 30 VN5 hybrid vans from LEVC
In the UK, LEVC is supplying 30 VN5 electrified (hybrid) vans to EV charging infrastructure provider BP Pulse. The vans are being used by BP Pulse’s electricians when installing EV charging points across the country.
Oct 6, 2021 - 10:07 pm
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.
Oct 5, 2021 - 09:11 pm
Citroën UK drops ë-Dispatch prices by £1,000
Citroën UK has updated its ë-Dispatch electric LCV ranges for 2022 with trim level name changes and a £1,000 price reduction across the entire line-up. The French carmaker has also announced the very small Ami electric car has had 1000 UK reservations in two weeks.
Oct 4, 2021 - 03:29 pm
Belgian postal services to procure 1200 e-vans
The Belgian national postal operator Bpost is procuring 1,200 electric vans to be delivered by the end of 2022. According to a Flemish media report, the first 400 of the electric transporters have already been ordered, with the tender for the remaining 800 to follow at the end of this month.
Sep 17, 2021 - 01:59 pm
Clean Motion presents Re:volt delivery EV
The Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer Clean Motion has presented the Re:volt, a small electric delivery vehicle with a solar roof. This is the company’s second electric vehicle after the Zbee electric tricycle, presented in 2012.
Aug 4, 2021 - 03:11 pm
Lyreco receives Renault electric vans in the UK
In the UK, Lyreco has just received 17 Renault Master E-Tech electric delivery vans. Renault says “Europe’s leading distributor of workplace products” has chosen the all-electric light commercial vehicle for its London multidrop operation.
Jun 22, 2021 - 01:39 pm
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.
Apr 25, 2021 - 10:04 am
Canoo appoints new CEO, updates strategy
With Ulrich Kranz, the next co-founder is leaving the Californian eMobility start-up Canoo. Kranz is stepping down as CEO with effect from 30 April. The position of CEO will then also be taken over by Executive Chairman Tony Aquila. There is also news about the future direction of the start-up.
Feb 22, 2021 - 04:45 pm
Centrica orders 2,000 more e-Vivaro vans
The British energy supply company Centrica is pushing ahead with the electrification of its fleet. The conversion of the entire fleet to electric vehicles is to take place by 2025, five years earlier than previously planned.
Oct 7, 2020 - 07:09 pm
DPD to decarbonise operations across Europe
DPD has just announced that by 2025 it will be using zero-emission and low-emission delivery vehicles in 225 of Europe’s largest cities. The parcel service includes electric vans as well as small electric vehicles and cargo bikes.
Jul 30, 2020 - 03:18 pm
UK: Mercedes EQV prices are out and order books open
The new Mercedes-Benz EQV is now available to order in the UK with prices starting from £70,665 for the EQV 300 Sport, £72,895 for EQV 300 Sport Premium and £77,145 for the EQV 300 Sport Premium Plus. The first deliveries should be made this autumn.
Jul 28, 2020 - 04:45 pm
Mercedes reveals T-class family van with electric version
Mercedes-Benz has announced the introduction of the T-Class for the first half of 2022. This will be a compact van for private customers, which will be produced in cooperation with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and will also be available in a purely electric version.
Jul 9, 2020 - 02:38 pm
LEVC reveals series VN5 electric van for £46,500
The Geely subsidiary LEVC has presented the series version of its electric van with range extender called VN5, which can be ordered immediately and delivered from the end of 2020. Prices for the British market have been revealed.
Jun 10, 2020 - 11:42 am
Renault increases subsidy share for customers in Germany
In Germany, Renault is increasing its manufacturer’s share for subsidising the purchase of its electric vehicles. From now on, private customers will receive a bonus of 10,000 euros when buying a new Zoe or Kangoo Z.E. But the discount has a catch.
Jun 4, 2020 - 02:50 pm
Peugeot announces electric Traveller van
Peugeot is planning to electrify their Traveller. The van with up to nine seats is largely identical in construction to the new Opel Zafira Life, for which an electric version has also been announced for early 2021.
May 28, 2020 - 06:56 pm
Toyota reveals fully-electric Proace van
Toyota plans to launch battery-electric versions of the Proace and Proace City in 2020 and 2021 respectively with well-known PSA technology. The Proace has a decisive difference in comparison to the three other commercial vehicles from PSA.
May 19, 2020 - 01:12 pm
VW Commercial Vehicles launches electric van in the UK
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched their first fully electric van in the UK. Prices for the battery-electric ABT eTransporter 6.1 start from £42,060 (exc. VAT). As VW is still waiting on approval, the price does not include the Plug-in Van Grant so far.
Oct 17, 2019 - 03:54 pm
Ford expands PHEV tests to Cologne
Ford is extending their field tests with plug-in hybrids to Cologne. In the Rhine metropolis, nine Ford Transit Custom PHEVs and one Tourneo Custom PHEV will be used in five municipal fleets for a year in different everyday scenarios.
Oct 17, 2019 - 12:43 pm
PSA confirms electric vans Expert and Jumpy
The French PSA Group has now confirmed that from next year, in addition to the Opel Vivaro, the Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy models will also be available on the market as purely electric van variants.
Jul 1, 2019 - 12:39 pm
Fiat releases details on Ducato Electric van
Shortly after Fiat Professional announced a battery-electric version of the Ducato van, technical details have now also been revealed. The body of the e-van will come in several variants.
May 2, 2019 - 01:48 pm
UK: SAIC’s British unit LDV to launch EV30 electric van
SAIC of China via its British subsidiary LDV presented the EV30 at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. The brand’s second electric van has an output of 85 kW and is available with short and long wheelbases as well as two battery variants.
Mar 1, 2019 - 04:38 pm
StreetScooter brings Jörg Sommer to Aachen as CEO
The Post subsidiary StreetScooter is getting a new boss. On 1 April, Jörg Sommer, previously COO at the e-truck manufacturer Chanje, will move from California to the German city of Aachen to expand the StreetScooter management team as their new CEO.
Feb 22, 2019 - 01:42 pm
VW van T6 aka Bulli gets a facelift and electric version
Volkswagen is giving its T6 a facelift and is now bringing the vamped Bulli model to market with a purely electric drive. The updated T6.1 minibus will be available in selected markets this autumn. This also applies to the EV version.