Ford ‘torture tested’ E-Transit van (video)
Ahead of Ford’s first all-electric van, the Ford E-Transit, hitting the market in spring 2022, the company ran a series of tests. The latest trials included hard use cases in simulated real-life commercial applications.
Volvo testing new EV batteries with Ricardo
Volvo Cars of Sweden has turned to Britain’s Ricardo for a new partnership. Volvo wants the engineering firm to test and asses battery cells for upcoming electric cars. The project has been described as “large-scale”.
Hyundai & Cummins making mini electric excavators
Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) and Cummins cooperate in the development of electric construction machines. One prototype of a 3.5-ton electric excavator already exists and uses battery modules from Cummins designed for a full eight-hour shift.
Mercedes ventures forth into fuel cell electric vehicles
Mercedes is applying its fuel cell technology in real-life for the first time as the GLC F-Cell is on its way to Japan and Germany. Due to the high price of the plug-in hybrid that combines both hydrogen and battery-electric power, only selected clients will get the cars in exchange for a fee. Yet, this […]
Mercedes-Benz Vans presents fuel cell Sprinter concept
Mercedes-Benz Vans is enhancing their electric mobility portfolio and present a study in hydrogen transport. The Concept Sprinter F-CELL builds on their bestselling van and adds a fuel cell system as a showcase for new commercial applications, a motorhome for now.
USA: Daimler Trucks preparing real-life trials in fleets
The two all-electric trucks Daimler dedicated to the U.S. market are about to take up real-life testing at selected clients based in California and the Pacific North West. In preparation of production in 2021, Daimler also installed the Electric Vehicle Council to share their insights from the trials.
Mercedes tests EQC under summer conditions
After the successful completion of winter testing for the EQC, Mercedes-Benz has sent the vehicle to Spain to undergo an extensive stress testing program under intense heat and sun, with temperatures up to 50°C.
Jaguar i-Pace to go on sale this March
The Jaguar I-PACE will be revealed in a global broadcast on 19:00 CET on 1 March 2018 ahead of the public “live” debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March, 6. The British premium brand also revealed the SUVs fast-charging capabilities even in icy conditions.