Voltia launches real-life testing with refrigerated electric van
Voltia just got the license to operate its refrigerated electric van, a prototype that uses the Nissan e-NV200 XL van as its base, on roads in Austria. There is a gap in the market for fully electric cooling vans, and Voltia worked with high-tech companies and research partners to develop a green solution.
Voltia presents yet larger version of Nissan e-NV200 XL
Voltia is introducing an extra-large version of the Nissan e-NV200 electric transporter. The XL variant will hold a 10-cubic-metre cargo space. Manufacturing is set to begin in Slovakia, with partner plants in the UK and France to join later. There is also a first customer.
Nissan Europe adds Voltia electric van to its range
The fully-electric van is a version of the e-NV200 with a larger load floor. Until now, the model has been marketed by the e-mobility specialist under its own management but from now on, the model will be sold by Nissan in Europe as the Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia.
Chronopost expands electric van fleet in France
The French parcel service Chronopost continues to expand its electric vehicle fleet. The DPD subsidiary now ordered a total of 400 electric transporters from Voltia, that already delivered 320. The converted Nissan EVs will be used in eleven French cities.
Chronopost orders 100 e-transporters from Voltia
The french parcel service Chronopost, who belongs to the DPD Group, has ordered 100 electric transporters from the Slovak Voltia. The acquisition is part of Chronopost’s plan to eventually deliver packages in Paris on a completely electrical basis.
TEN-T, Voltia, Stagecoach East, California.
More than 5m euros have been awarded to Synerg-E through the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The project is to deploy ten stationery battery storage systems, each with 500 kW capacity to back up fast-chargers on the TEN-T network. Synerg-E received the second biggest award in this latest funding round worth over 12m euros in total.
Custom-build e-vans are becoming a standard in the logistic sector as DPD takes two converted vans from Voltia into service in Bratislavia. Voltia adapted two Nissan e-NV200 Maxi to accommodate parcels and has found the second customer in DPD, after the Dutch PostNL made the first move this March. DPD wants to add more Maxis before the year’s end.
Scots take to electric transport: Since Dundee introduced seven hybrid buses into its fleet some weeks ago, provider Stagecoach East has welcomed more than 10,000 passengers. The buses were funded through Scottish Green Bus Fund, which has bought 315 low-emission buses across Scotland.
Instantaneous EV rebate: California may start easing EV sales further as CARB considers to put it’s up to 7,000 dollar rebates to the point-of-sale, rather than sending a cheque after the purchase. A pilot may start in San Diego in an attempt to enable people with lower incomes to afford an electric car.
carsdirect.com via autoblog.com
Voltia, Mazda, Volvo, Bonfiglioli.
Citroën-based electric van: Voltia (formerly Greenway) has a new model in its line-up, the Citroën Jumper custom built as K3 L3H3. The electric K3 van is offered with three battery options, 40, 60, and 90 kWh, and joins the electric Nissan van.
voltia.com (pdf), youtube.com
Mazda is on track with its rotary range extender as updated patents show. The first concept came two years ago in form of the Mazda 2 RE Range Extender that was an electric Mazda with a 330cc rotary engine. But the Japanese carmaker has further developed the idea which now includes an engine start-and-stop system. It looks like previous reports were accurate, that suggested we could expect a rotary range extender by 2019 as well as Mazda PHEV.
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Quarry work reloaded: Volvo Construction Equipment presented its autonomous and electric load carrier concept. The HX2 prototype is part of an electric site research project that seeks up to 95% reduction in carbon emissions and up to 25% lower TCO.
In-wheel drive for hybrid loader: Motor maker Bonfiglioli has a new wheel-traction drive, it developed for Swedish Huddig. It uses the 610 X in its hybrid backhoe loader that is able to control each 30 kW electric drive in each wheel independently.
Voltia, Sono Motors, permanent magnet, Solvay.
Full service e-van: Based on a Nissan e-NV200, GreenWay subsidiary Voltia offers the Maxi that has a load capacity of eight cubic metres. Range is 140 km and the company tailored a full service package to lease that provides clients with data on their usage as well.
Bi-directional charging: Munich Sono Motors presented a bidirectional charging system for its solar-powered Sion EV. It thus turns into a mobile energy storage unit that can be accessed via any household (Schuko) plug and thus charges any devices with up to 2,700 Watt. Obviously, a fast-charging connector enables to go beyond 2,7 kW. The start-up hopes to produce the Sion from 2019.
Printed permanent magnet: 3D-printed magnets are more efficient and use less rare earth materials than traditional ones, researchers at the ORNL demonstrated. Their NdFeB magnets can be used in a range of applications including electric vehicles.
Electrode binder: Solvay invented polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) electrode binders designed to boost the electrical performance of Li-ion batteries for hybrid as well as electric vehicles. The Solef electrolyte binders allow Solvay to chemically modify the PVDF polymer and achieve high molecular weight.