Feb 22, 2023 - 10:26 am
Leapmotor backtracks to include ICE vehicles
The Chinese manufacturer Leapmotor, which until now has specialised in purely electric cars, will in future also offer all its BEV models with a combustion engine as a range extender that charges the battery. Leapmotor’s change of strategy comes against the backdrop of falling sales.
Jan 15, 2023 - 01:35 pm
Mazda launches plug-in hybrid variant of the MX-30
Mazda is adding a plug-in hybrid version to its battery-electric MX-30. Now unveiled at the Motor Show in Brussels, the MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV is the announced new variant with a Wankel engine as a range extender.
Aug 18, 2022 - 03:05 pm
Ponsse presents electric forestry vehicle concept
Finnish forestry machine manufacturer Ponsse has presented the Ponsse EV1, a technology concept for electric forestry machines. The concept, implemented together with Ponsse’s technology company Epec, was developed for skidders with a load capacity of 15 tonnes.
Jun 29, 2022 - 04:06 pm
Pod Point orders LEVC vans for engineers
LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has received an order for 60 VN5 vans from Pod Point, one of the UK’s leading providers of EV charging infrastructure. Their engineers will use the range-extended electric vans to install charging points in the UK.
Apr 25, 2022 - 12:41 pm
Neta S to release with over 700 km range
The Chinese electric car brand Neta from Hozon Auto has unveiled its next model, the Neta S, a sporty electric sedan. This will be offered in a pure battery-electric version as well as a variant with a range extender.
Jan 24, 2022 - 02:31 pm
LEVC vans now available through Europcar in the UK
The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has developed a new partnership with Europcar in the UK, supplying a fleet of 100 electrified vans. The LEVC VN5 is now available in eleven cities with Europcar Vans & Trucks rental stores.
Nov 19, 2021 - 11:26 pm
Tevva granted $57m for e-truck development
The UK electric truck manufacturer Tevva has just raised US$57 million through an oversubscribed private placement from new and existing investors. The company says it will use the financing to equip its new London based production facility and quickly scale up manufacturing.
Nov 5, 2021 - 01:12 pm
Geely presents product strategy up to 2025
Geely has unveiled its ‘Smart Geely 2025’ strategic plan. Under the plan, the Chinese car company aims to achieve annual sales of 3.65 million vehicles under the Geely Auto, Lynk & Co, Geometry and Zeekr brands by 2025. Geely has also launched a new global hybrid powertrain brand.
Sep 28, 2021 - 12:25 pm
Mahle & Bramble to extend hydrogen cooperation
Mahle Powertrain and Bramble Energy have agreed to continue their collaboration to develop Bramble’s PCBFC hydrogen fuel cell technology. The phase 1 demonstrator vehicle was launched at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle show.
Apr 23, 2021 - 12:38 pm
Seres SF 5 launches with Huawei components
The first electrified model with Huawei technology is now on sale in China. The Seres SF5 is not entirely new, but the drive technology, the name and the sales model are newly developed.
Feb 21, 2021 - 04:53 pm
Faurecia to supply Renault’s future fuel cell vehicles
An unofficial fuel cell alliance is forming in France as Faurecia will supply hydrogen tanks for the new fleet of FC commercial vehicles Renault plans to launch at the end of this year. Faurecia will design and manufacture these tanks in France and is already preparing for expansion.
Feb 13, 2021 - 05:58 pm
Zerro: First hydrogen ambulance with fuel cell REx
The first hydrogen ambulance will come to London later this year built by conversion specialist Ulemco. Named Zerro (short for Zero Emission Rapid Response Operations), Ulemco teams up with Lyra Electronics, Ocado and Promech Technologies for realising the fuel-cell-range-extended EV.
Feb 13, 2021 - 05:32 pm
LEVC appoints distributor in Austria
The London Electric Vehicle Company, LEVC for short, has found its first partner in Austria as it appoints Grünzweig Automobil GmbH as exclusive distributor. The dealership is based near Vienna and will offer full sales and service support for LEVC’s product range which includes a taxi, a shuttle and a van.
Nov 9, 2020 - 03:37 pm
Nuvera presents multi-platform H2 fuel cell system
The US company Nuvera Fuel Cells is launching its new E-45 fuel cell system for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. It can supply primary power or serve as a range extender. They will initially build the hydrogen system in the USA and China later on.
Nov 3, 2020 - 12:21 pm
LEVC starts production of hybrid van model VN5
The Geely subsidiary LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has started production of the new VN5 van model in Anstry near Coventry and has meanwhile integrated another partner in Germany into its local dealer network.
Aug 12, 2020 - 01:43 pm
LEVC developing conversion for VN5 utility van
The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is developing a conversion programme for its VN5 van. This involves various superstructures with which the plug-in hybrid electric van with a range extender can be adapted for different industries.
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 29, 2020 - 06:41 pm
Austria boosts EV and charge point subsidies
The Austrian government is increasing purchase premiums and subsidies for charging infrastructure for zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles from 1 July. This includes zero-emission and plug-in hybrid cars, zero-emission heavy and light commercial vehicles, zero-emission buses, and electric two-wheelers – including e-motorbikes, mopeds, e-bikes and e-cargo bikes.
May 7, 2020 - 06:13 pm
VoltAero reveals production-version Cassio HEV aircraft
After VoltAero announced the maiden flight of a prototype of its hybrid-electric aircraft study in March, the French start-up is now following up with the specifications of the final variants. Now VoltAero is offering three versions of the hybrid aircraft called Cassio.
May 6, 2020 - 04:05 pm
Nissan to introduce e-Power in Thailand
Nissan intends to introduce its range extender drive e-Power soon in Thailand where it will also be produced. Until now this range extender drive has only been offered in Japan.
Apr 22, 2020 - 03:24 pm
EU electric utility vehicle registrations on the rise
ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, has published the registration figures in the EU for buses, trucks (from 3.5 tonnes) and vans in 2019 by type of drive. While the figures for buses and trucks have more than doubled, the electric vehicle segment has grown much more slowly.
Apr 20, 2020 - 02:28 pm
Mazda patents a hybrid Wankel drive
Mazda has patented an extraordinary hybrid drive with a Wankel engine in Japan. The system works with a total of three electric motors and, according to Mazda, is primarily intended to be lighter than current electric four-wheel-drive systems.
Mar 31, 2020 - 07:13 pm
Daimler delivers EVs in Germany and Dublin
The transport company SWEG, headquartered in Lahr in the Black Forest in Germany, will bring the first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX from series production to the road. Daimler announced that two new Fuso eCanter that have gone into mail-delivery operation in Dublin.
Mar 25, 2020 - 12:53 pm
Cummins increases fuel cell investment – Loop Energy
The US American engine manufacturer Cummins has increased their initial investment from September 2019 in Loop Energy, a Canadian manufacturer of fuel cell systems. The goal is to develop a fuel cell range extender for commercial electric vehicles.
Mar 16, 2020 - 01:14 pm
LEVC names their first electric transporter VN5
The Geely subsidiary LEVC has announced the name of its new e-transporter with range extender due for production this year. It’s called the VN5, where the number represents the five cubic meter load capacity. There are also further details about the van’s chassis.