Daimler, Traton & Volvo plan truck charging network
The three commercial vehicle manufacturers Daimler Truck, Traton and Volvo Group have signed a memorandum of understanding on the development and operation of a public high-performance charging network for battery-electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches in Europe.
Volvo takes over majority of Designwerk
The Volvo Group has announced that it will acquire 60 per cent of the shares in Designwerk Technologies AG. The Swiss company offers electric vehicles under the Futuricum brand and also develops modular high-performance batteries and mobile charging technology for electric vehicles.
At least ten electric Volvo Buses for Sweden
Volvo Buses is manufacturing at least ten electric buses for the Swedish city of Västerås. The operator there has commissioned the manufacturer to supply ten articulated Volvo e-buses. The contract also includes an option for seven additional electric buses.
Volvo Buses & Batteryloop take e-bus battery recycling global
Volvo Buses is providing the batteries from its electric buses with a second life as stationary storage on a large scale. Following individual pilot projects, Volvo Buses has now concluded an agreement with Batteryloop, that covers all batteries for the manufacturer’s electric buses worldwide.
Volvo receives electric bus order from the Arctic Circle
The northern Norwegian city of Bodø has ordered 31 electric buses from Volvo. The contract also covers the charging infrastructure and maintenance. When the buses go into service in July 2021, they will be the northernmost electric buses in the world and the first to be put into operation north of the Arctic Circle.
Daimler & Volvo join on truck and bus fuel cells
Daimler Truck and the Volvo Group intend to establish a joint venture to develop and build fuel cells for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Although the letter of intent just signed is non-binding, a final agreement is expected to be concluded by the end of the year.
Malmö orders 60 electric bendy-buses from Volvo
Volvo Buses has received another major order for electric buses from the Swedish city of Malmö. The bus operator Nobina has ordered 60 articulated battery-electric buses. Single-body electric buses from Volvo are already on the road in the southern Swedish city.
Volvo Buses launches another 2nd life programme
Volvo Buses aims to give its e-bus batteries a second life. In cooperation with Stena Property and Stena Recycling, the company will use its electric bus batteries as stationary energy storage in the Fyrklövern complex in Gothenburg.
What’s driving the electric bus boom in Poland?
More than every third electric bus in the EU was built in Poland. The strength of the industry is based not only on the domestic manufacturer Solaris – but also on the constantly high demand domestically, as Aleksandra Fedorska reports in her analysis.
Volvo introduces electric bus for 150 passengers
The Swedish vehicle manufacturers have introduced a new electric articulated bus, available in two different lengths, and capable of delivering up to 150 passengers at once. The Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated is to be officially unveiled in October.
Akasol to deliver heavy duty batteries to Sweden
The German battery system manufacturer Akasol has announced the extension of their long-term framework agreement to supply an unnamed Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with high-performance battery systems for electric buses and trucks.
Volvo completes electric bus order in Malmö
Electric transport is coming to Sweden as Volvo delivers 13 all-electric buses to the city of Malmö in the Skåne region. The buses will service the entire route 7 in Malmö from mid-December and are among the bigger investments in electric public transit in the country.
Oslo: Norgesbuss orders 17 Volvo electric buses
Norway’s capital has taken the next step in its push for a zero emission transit system. Volvo received an order for 17 electric buses due to arrive in Oslo in summer 2019. They are part of a total of 70 all-electric buses various manufacturers share.
Brussels orders 90 hybrid buses from Volvo
Volvo has received an order from the Belgian capital to deliver 90 hybrid buses, with most due to arrive this year. Brussels has recently raised the fine dust alarm and is increasingly cleaning its act through actions such as this.
Inowroclaw orders 16 Volvo electric buses
The Polish city has ordered a fleet of eight fully electric and eight hybrid buses from Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo. Inowroclaw is the first Polish city to decide to go fully electrified with their public transport network.
Volvo to deliver 12 hybrid bendy buses to Poland
Volvo has received an order for 12 articulated hybrid buses to the Municipal Transport Company (MPK) in Cracow. In total, the Sweded have now sold more than 50 hybrid buses in Poland. The vehicles are produced in the Volvo’s factory in Wroclaw.
Great Britain, Tritium, Renault-Nissan, Volvo Buses, Cologne.
Charging at service stations by law: Great Britain wants to oblige service station providers to install EV charging points. This claim is part of a new law for electrified and autonomous vehicles, announced during the course of the traditional “Queen’s Speech” in parliament.
Big deal for Tritium: The Australian quick charging manufacturer says to have won a tender of utility Stromnetz Hamburg. Tritium has until October to supply 52 units of its quick-charger Vefill, that provides a 11kW AC output and is compatible with CHAdeMO and CCS.
Autonomous EV sharing by Renault-Nissan: The Franco-Japanese alliance wants to build up ride sharing services with self-driving EVs. Ogi Redzic, head of Renault-Nissan’s Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services division said, this new business line shall kick-off “certainly within 10 years.”
Volvo’s biggest electric bus order to date has been handed in by Swedish Malmö. The city ordered 13 Volvo 7900 Electric that shall roll on Malmö’s streets by late 2018. According to Volvo, this is the biggest individual order for the 7900 Electric it ever received.
Europe’s biggest cargo bike sharing: Green Moves Rheinland, a subsidiary of eco energy provider Naturstrom, wants to kick-off the biggest rental programme for electric cargo bikes in Europe, namely in Cologne. Donk-EE will be presented at June, 28 with further details to follow only afterwards.
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