Mazda announces two new PHEV crossovers incoming
Mazda is expanding its model range in Europe and worldwide from 2022: With the CX-60 and CX-80, the Japanese manufacturer plans to introduce two new crossover models in Europe in the next two years, which will also be available as plug-in hybrids. The MX-30 electric SUV will also receive a new drive variant.
Tevva receives multi-million £ budget for truck development
UK electric truck manufacturer Tevva has secured a £4.2 million (just under €5 million) grant from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop the next generation of medium-duty electric trucks with fuel cell range extenders and gross vehicle weights between 7.5 and 19 tonnes.
Tevva presents 7.5 tonne truck with range extender
The English company Tevva has presented a 7.5-tonne truck that is supposed to have a range of up to 250 kilometres in electric drive mode and a range of up to 500 kilometres with the FC range extender activated. Production of the Tevva truck is scheduled to start in July 2022.
FEV signs on as development provider for Hyliion
Development service provider FEV has signed a long-term agreement with US startup Hyliion. FEV will support the provider of electrified drive systems in the design, development, integration and production validation of the electric truck range extender.
Mazda considers dropping range extender from the MX-30
Mazda is apparently backing away from the plan to soon follow its first purely electric MX-30 series model with another variant with a Wankel engine as a range extender. Although the manufacturer confirms that the range extender will not be coming soon, it is officially sticking to the project.
Techrules to take its turbine REx to the rails
Techrules has uncovered new uses for the turbine range extender it first applied to a hybrid hypercar. New cooperations with Chinese companies will see the TREV technology be used in transit trains, buses as well as electric vans.
Elektr-O-Mat, Range Extenders.
Click tip: You want to drive electric but don’t know what to get? Should you get an electric car, a pedelec or an electric scooter? The Elektr-O-Mat can help you figure out what mode of electric transportation fits best. Unfortunately, the tool only exists in German for now.
Study tip: “Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Land, Water & Air 2015-2025” by IDTechEx predicts that some eight million vehicles with range extenders will be built in 2025. It also compares different technologies, taking into account lower energy needs, i.e. due to the extension of fast charging networks.