Jan 31, 2023 - 02:26 pm
Arrival lays off 50% of employees and appoints new CEO
The crisis-stricken British electric vehicle developer Arrival is laying off half of its employees and changing its CEO to Igor Torgov. While production is not expected to start at the company’s US microfactory in North Carolina until 2024, this will require fresh capital.
Jan 9, 2023 - 04:03 pm
Zeekr begins production of the 009 in Ningbo city
Geely’s Premium electric brand Zeekr has begun serial production of its second model. The electric van Zeekr 009 is now rolling off production lines in the company’s plant in Hangzhou Bay, Ningbo city in the east Chinese province of Zhejiang. Deliveries should start shortly.
Dec 21, 2022 - 12:29 pm
USPS to deploy 66,000 EVs by 2028
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced a further increase in the share of electric vehicles in new fleet purchases. In total, the USPS plans to deploy at least 66,000 battery-electric delivery vehicles by 2028.
Dec 5, 2022 - 01:57 pm
Deutsche Post DHL orders 2,000 Ford electric vans
Ford Pro will equip Deutsche Post DHL Group with more than 2,000 electric delivery vans worldwide by the end of 2023. The German Group will use the new vans for last-mile logistics in various countries, including the UK.
Dec 3, 2022 - 02:20 pm
Mercedes presents electric micro camper van
Mercedes-Benz Vans has presented the Concept EQT Marco Polo1, a study of an all-electric micro-camper. At the same time, the company also previews the EQT series design, set apart from the eCitan.
Oct 13, 2022 - 05:20 pm
Anglian Water drives up EV share of their fleets
The water service company Anglian Water is accelerating its e-mobility advance, with more than 300 electrified vehicles coming to the East of England in the next few months. Almost 300 vehicles are on order and will join an existing fleet of electric and hybrid vans.
Oct 10, 2022 - 01:54 pm
Amazon pushes €1 billion into decarbonising operations in Europe
Amazon has announced investing over one billion euros into decarbonising its logistics operations in Europe within the next five years. The online retailer targets doubling the electric vehicle fleets with plans for purchasing thousands of new EVs, including large trucks and corresponding mega-watt charging infrastructure.
Sep 28, 2022 - 06:22 pm
Pegasus orders 2,000 Class 3 chassis from Via Motors
The US electric commercial vehicle manufacturer Via Motors has received an order from Pegasus Specialty Vehicles for 2,000 Class 3 electric cutaway chassis cabs. With these, Pegasus will build electric school buses, minibuses and shuttles and distribute them through its dealer network comprised of 56 locations in the US.
Sep 19, 2022 - 06:31 pm
Renault presents Trafic E-Tech Electric
Renault has equipped its Trafic transporter van with an electric drive. Representing the 3.0-tonne class, the electric vehicle called Trafic E-Tech Electric adds another light commercial vehicle to Renault’s electric vehicle range. Like its sister models with combustion engines, the electric delivery van is built in Sandouville.
Sep 16, 2022 - 02:23 pm
Bosch starts making drives for light commercial EVs
Bosch is putting a new electric drive for vans and small and medium-sized trucks into series production. The new drive unit consists of an electric motor plus an integrated inverter. The German automotive supplier already has Daimler Truck as a launch customer.
Sep 1, 2022 - 03:23 pm
Lightning is building electric vans for GoBolt
GM associate Lightning eMotors and Ikea Partner GoBolt have agreed to build 170 zero-emission cargo vans and box trucks to be deployed across North America. Lightning will also provide charging infrastructure.
Aug 29, 2022 - 12:33 pm
Renault’s Hippie Caviar Motel targets “glamping” crowd
Renault has announced a purely electric camping van study for the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon starting at the end of August. Called the Hippie Caviar Hotel, the prototype offers a preview of the first purely battery-powered Renault Trafic, which will make its market debut later this year.
Aug 15, 2022 - 05:03 pm
FedEx Office trials Ford E-Transit vans in nine US markets
In the USA, FedEx subsidiary FedEx Office is piloting ten Ford E-Transit vans across its SameDay City network, which is the company’s local shipping option. The Ford E-Transit vehicles are being tested in nine markets coast-to-coast to assess performance in different road and weather conditions.
Jul 19, 2022 - 03:42 pm
Renault releases its latest electric van range in UK
Renault UK has opened the order books for the zero-emission Kangoo E-Tech. The larger Renault Master E-Tech may arrive sooner with orders to start next month. Both vehicles qualify for the Plug-in Van Grant and feature next-gen technology.
Jul 19, 2022 - 02:16 pm
Renault to retrofit Master vans at Re-factory Flins with Phoenix Mobility
Renault Group has made official a partnership with Phoenix Mobility. The start-up works with the French carmaker at the Re-factory in Flins to retrofit Renault Master vans. This will enable Renault to turn a combustion engine commercial vehicle into electric power and is part of a larger strategy at Flins.
Jul 19, 2022 - 01:01 pm
B-On finds US distributor for StreetScooter vans in CBS
B—ON (formerly Odin Automotive), which acquired Deutsche Post DHL subsidiary of commercial electric vehicles StreetScooter in January, has announced a new deal for North America. US-based Creative Bus Sales (CBS) will distribute B-ON’s vans in the United States, beginning with 500 LCEVs this winter.
Jun 27, 2022 - 06:10 pm
Stellantis invests in two new test centres
Stellantis has invested €33Mn in two of its test centres to advance the development of electric vehicles and autonomous driving functions. The capital will support a safety test centre in Italy and a wind tunnel in the USA.
Jun 25, 2022 - 06:38 pm
Speedy acquires 150 Ford E-Transit vans
UK construction equipment and services provider Speedy is adding 150 new electric vans to its fleet. The firm has ordered 100 Ford E-Transit models (4.25 t class) and 50 E-Transit vans (3.5 t class) to replace ICE models. The 150 units will make up over ten per cent of Speedy’s 1,100-strong commercial fleet.
Jun 22, 2022 - 02:41 pm
BrightDrop delivers the first 150 Zevo 600 to FedEx
In the USA, General Motors brand BrightDrop has delivered the first 150 Zevo 600 electric delivery vans to FedEx. These will be used by FedEx Express in Southern California. The logistics company is BrightDrop’s launch customer.
Jun 20, 2022 - 04:50 pm
100 Ford E-Transit for Videotron in Canada
The Canadian telecommunications company Videotron is procuring 100 Ford E-Transit electric work vans. The first of the new E-Transit vehicles will be put into operation in the province of Quebec in the coming weeks.