Ballard unveils liquid-cooled fuel cell stack for heavy CVs
Ballard Power Systems are currently displaying their next-generation hydrogen solution for heavy duty vehicles at the IAA Commercial Vehicles. Their new liquid-cooled fuel cell stack FCgen-LCS has been improved in general and will power anything from buses over trains to forklifts from 2019.
Truck2030: TU Munich looking to future of logistics
We know the future of transport to be electric, connected and autonomous ideally but there are different versions of how that may look like. The TU Munich has come up with a concept called Truck2030 that includes the use of long and heavy LHV trucks and also fun ideas.
VW with modular platforms for electric trucks & buses
Volkswagen has officially unveiled the fully electric distribution truck e-Delivery and the Volksbus e-Flex concept of its Brazilian brand Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus at the IAA Commercial Vehicles. And for the first time, they had some details on the drive.
Ford kicks-off StreetScooter Work XL production
The lines at Ford’s factory in Cologne have begun rolling in order to make the largest electric van in the StreetScooter line-up, the Work XL. Based on the Ford Transit and equipped with EV technology by DP/DHL, they expect to activate the first 1,000 units this year.
BPW applies BMW battery tech to trucks
At the IAA Commercial Vehicles, BPW Bergische Achsen has announced a cooperation with BMW i. In the frame of the cooperation, BPW will be using BMW i battery technology to develop a more powerful axle-motor for electrified trucks.
Hyundai presents fuel cell truck with H2E marketing deal
Hyundai has presented a new fuel cell truck named the Fuel Cell Electric Truck in Hannover, and has announced a cooperation with the Swiss hydrogen provider H2 Energy to begin next year. Over the next five years, the two will create a fleet of 1,000 vehicles, as well as bring them to market.
ZF presents intelligent package e-transporter
The automobile supplier ZF has presented a new electric transport an at the IAA Commercial Vehicles, which will use Level 4 autonomous driving functions for last-mile transportation. Serial production is set to begin in two years.
Ford Transit PHEV debuts in Hanover
Ford has taken the wraps off their Transit Custom PHEV at the IAA Commercial Vehicles. The van is now ready to go serial and Ford aims to start volume production in the second half of 2019.
Wabco to premier recuperating electric trailer
Wabco will present the prototype of its first electric trailer at the IAA Commercial Vehicles this week. The eTrailer has an intelligent electric motor control and can recuperate energy in order to support a towing vehicle or to operate equipment.
ElringKlinger to enter IAA with new products
ElringKlinger is ready to show new product innovations at the IAA Commercial Vehicles, particularly in the battery and fuel cell technology areas. An example is their PEM fuel cell stack with 260 cells. The supplier also packed new electric drive units to go on display.
SAIC presents new variants of the Maxus EV80 transporter
The SAIC subsidiary Maxus has presented four new variants of their EV80 e-transporter at the IAA Commercial Vehicles. The new models will be offered with both drivers cabs as well as box vehicles. In future, SAIC aims to also provide a wheel-chair accessible version.
Daimler announces a new electric Truck Actros
The head of the Daimler Trucks & Buses Divisions, Martin Daum, recently stated in a newspaper interview, that Daimler has plans to release an electric truck next to their electric buses this year! The model will be based on the already existing Actros Truck model, and is expected to be officially presented next to the […]
10 top EV tips for IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014.
2,064 exhibitors from 45 countries will be at this week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014. A total of 322 world premieres will be on display at the world’s most important trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics. While drive electrification may not yet have fully caught on in the price-sensitive commercial-vehicle sector, the importance of the topic is growing. As such, here are 10 EV innovations you should take a look at in Hanover – we also tell you where you can find them.
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