Recall issued for the Nikola Tre in the USA
Nikola has to recall all 93 Nikola Tre battery-electric trucks built to date in the US because improper installation of the seat belt shoulder anchors could reduce protection in a crash. Nikola imports the cabs from Italy, where they are built by manufacturing partner Iveco.Weiterlesen
Iveco presents the electric transporter eDaily
Iveco has published the technical details of the eDaily. The company is currently exhibiting the battery-electric van as well as a fuel cell variant at the IAA Transportation. Iveco also announced the first customer for the BEV model: Petit Forestier has ordered 2,000 units.Weiterlesen
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Iveco presents new BEV & FCEV vans and trucks with Hyundai & Nikola Motor
Commercial vehicle specialist Iveco and Hyundai have unveiled a prototype of the Iveco eDaily FCEV at IAA Transportation, as well as a pure battery electric eDaily. Iveco also showed the Nikola Tre BEV for the European market and the beta version of the Nikola Tre FCEV at the show.Weiterlesen
Nikola & Iveco start testing e-trucks in the Port of Hamburg
In Germany, in the Port of Hamburg, a demonstration phase has begun with the first three Nikola BEV tractor units in Europe. In the second phase of the project, the full integration of the BEV vehicles into port operations and the installation of the charging infrastructure will take place in 2023.Weiterlesen
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Iveco plans to use Hyundai’s fuel cell systems for buses
Iveco will use Hyundai fuel cell systems in its future hydrogen buses for Europe. The FC systems will come from HTWO, the standalone Hyundai brand announced at the end of 2020.Weiterlesen
Stellantis & Iveco successfully test inductive charging
On the “Arena del Futuro”, a test track for inductive charging in motion, Stellantis, Iveco and the other project partners have made important progress. Based on the initial results, Stellantis says DWPT (Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer) technology may “power our electrified future”.Weiterlesen
Hyundai & Iveco team up on electric commercial EVs
Hyundai Motor Company and Iveco Group have agreed to explore possible cooperation in shared commercial vehicle technology, joint procurement and mutual supply. Possible areas for cooperation include electric powertrains and platforms, as well as hydrogen fuel cell systems.Weiterlesen
Microvast and FPT to supply batteries to Iveco Bus
Microvast, together with FPT Industrial, will supply the complete battery system for a new electric city and intercity bus from Iveco Bus. The Iveco Bus Crossway LE Electric is expected to be unveiled later this year, with first deliveries possible from mid-2023.Weiterlesen
Air Liquide builds EU long-haul H2 infrastructure with Redexis and Iveco
Air Liquide has entered into two collaborations to build hydrogen refuelling stations for heavy-duty, long-haul vehicles. One is with the Spanish gas infrastructure company Redexis and the other with Italian commercial vehicle manufacturer Iveco and includes the introduction of heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell trucks.Weiterlesen
Connected Energy to give old Forsee batteries a 2nd Life
The French battery manufacturer Forsee Power is cooperating with Connected Energy, a company that builds stationary energy storage systems based on spent electric vehicle batteries. The aim is to recycle Forsee batteries after they have been used in electric buses.Weiterlesen
Iveco & Nikola getting closer to truck plant in Germany
Nikola & Iveco gear up for truck production in Germany at the Iveco plant in Ulm as planned. The factory has now been officially presented with the production of the Nikola Tre to begin there this year. The pilot customer in Europe is the Port of Hamburg that will work up to 25 trucks next […]Weiterlesen
Pepper Motion announces serial electric truck conversion
The EV conversion specialist Pepper Motion (formerly e-troFit) has concretised its plans to serve new electric commercial vehicles in the future. The first variants are to go into series production as early as spring 2022.Weiterlesen
ElectReon plans inductive test road in Italy
ElectReon Wireless, an Israeli company specialising in inductive charging of electric vehicles, will provide its technology to charge two Stellantis vehicles and an Iveco bus while driving in Brescia, Italy, as part of the Arena of the Future project.Weiterlesen
Iveco, Nikola and OGE plan to create H2 infrastructure in Germany
Nikola, the US developer of battery and fuel cell trucks and the European trucking specialist Iveco, have signed a memorandum of understanding with the transmission system operator OGE (Open Grid Europe).Weiterlesen
H2Accelerate founded for H2 fuel cell trucks in Europe
A new common-interest alliance called H2Accelerate (H2A) is aiming to help hydrogen trucks achieve a breakthrough across Europe. The initiative is backed by Daimler Truck, Iveco, OMV, Shell and the Volvo Group. The partners estimate that nationwide introduction will take about a decade.Weiterlesen
European hydrogen corridor for 1000 fuel cell trucks
Initiated by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and AirLiquide, several European companies have joined forces to provide a hydrogen corridor for fuel cell trucks in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. They target 1,000 trucks by 2025.Weiterlesen
Nikola Tre to build electric trucks at Iveco in Germany
Iveco-owner CNH Industrial and Nikola Motor will build the Nikola Tre in battery-electric and fuel cell version at the Iveco plant in Ulm, Germany. The first e-trucks to go into production from 2021 are the battery-electric 4×2 and 6×2 vehicles. The fuel cell version is planned for 2023.Weiterlesen
Nikola electric semi-trailer Tre to build on Iveco S-Way
Three months after Iveco owner CNH Industrial joined the US-based Nikola electric truck startup, the partners have now started developing their first joint product: the Nikola Tre all-battery electric truck for the European market.Weiterlesen
Elinta is developing hybrid retrofitting kits for utility vehicles
The company Elinta Motors from Lithuania develops plug-in hybrid drives for retrofitting diesel commercial vehicles up to 7.2 tons. All drive components including electric motors, battery modules and electronics have been developed in-house.Weiterlesen
Hyundai, China Yuchai, IBM, Iveco.
Hyundai’s own tech for new FCV: Hyundai will start serial production of fuel cell tech for its upcoming H2 crossover as soon as next month in its factory in Chungju. As previously suggested, 3,600 units of the new model are to roll off the lines in 2018, meaning the Koreans are taking their FCV endeavour up a notch. As they produce even the fuel cells under their own umbrella, Hyundai says it will reduce FCV’s production costs by at least 30 percent.
China Yuchai to supply hybrid bus drives: China Yuchai’s subsidiary GYMCL closed a deal to deliver 100 diesel-electric hybrid motors to Liuzhou Bus, operator of Liuzhou’s public transport. GYMCL’s YC6J200-50 motors will power 85 buses from Xiamen Kinglong and 15 buses from Zhongtong Bus.
The latest patents: What are the engineers’ ideas for future EV development? Inside EVs digged in patent files once more and discovered Proterra’s idea of a charging system for electric buses and IBM’s cloud-coordinated charging agents among other things.
KERS for rigid truck: Fraikin’s rental fleet presents a rigid truck utilising KERS. The 12 ton Iveco Eurocargo equipped with the system installed by Alternatech and developed by Adgero and Skeleton Technologies stores regenerated energy in a set of ultracaps.
Ireland, Australia, Canada, Iveco, Romania.
Ireland’s EV sharing service that will start in Dublin and Cork takes learnings from a bicycle sharing system already installed in the Irish capital. Dublin Bike works via membership and PAYG and the government hopes to put more than 100 electric cars to hire out on the streets before the year’s end. The initiative is to encourage EV uptake on the Emerald isle also through test driving opportunities at events and a roadshow. Incentives for businesses to switch to electric cars or vans are under scrutiny.
EV accord in Australia: A new national body comprised of 17 Australian industry organisations aims to promote the adoption of electric vehicles on the continent. The ‘Electric Vehicle Council’ wants to focus on corporate fleets, demand EV incentives, seek investment for charging infrastructure and publish an annual report on the state of EV affairs.
Electric buses in Canada: Montréal has welcomed three electric buses from Nova Bus, a Volvo Bus Group member, into its service within the framework of the Montreal City Mobility project that is driven by the company. Another three e-buses but by BYD this time, have gone to St. Albert. They spearhead a total order of seven with the remaining four to arrive by the end of this year.
newswire.ca (Montreal), masstransitmag.com (St. Albert)
Mixed message: Iveco has delivered hybrid buses to Astana. They are part of an order over 210 Urbanway models, which are available as both hybrid and diesel buses. How many of the vehicles will drive partially electric in the Kazakh capital is undisclosed.
Real change? Romania´s fuel retailer Rompetrol has added its first EV chargers to a gas station. It is part of a 10m dollar investment plan by the KMG owned company, which plans seven more gas stations with charging points of 50kW, where charging is free of charge.