Workhorse halts deliveries to update its C-1000 electric van
US electric vehicle manufacturer Workhorse has decided to suspend the deliveries of its flagship C-1000 electric van, saying more tests and modifications were needed to ensure it complies with regulatory standards.Weiterlesen
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Workhorse to use CATL batteries for electric transporters
The US manufacturer Workhorse will use CATL batteries for its electric delivery vehicles in future. Workhorse now signed an agreement to this effect with Coulomb Solutions, the North American distributor of commercial vehicle battery systems from the Chinese manufacturer.Weiterlesen
Workhorse receives order for over 6,000 delivery EVs
US manufacturer Workhorse has announced a major order from Pride Group Enterprises. They expect 6,320 electric delivery trucks from Workhorse, concerning the C-650 and C-1000 models, with deliveries scheduled to take place between July 2021 and 2026.Weiterlesen
Workhorse puts electric pickup development on hold
With the W-15 the US manufacturer Workhorse wanted to launch an electric pickup with a range extender. As the company has now confirmed to electrive, it had discontinued the pickup project several months ago.Weiterlesen
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Lightweight electric van NGEN by Workhorse
Workhorse has started production of its NGEN-1000 electric delivery van. It is truly built for purpose as it is lightweight with a smaller battery pack that also helps the U.S. company to keep their offer on price parity with comparable diesel models.Weiterlesen
UPS orders another 950 e-transporters from Workhorse
The cooperation between UPS and the US manufacturer Workhorse to develop new electric delivery vehicles, which initially planned for a fleet of 50 vehicles, is picking up speed.Weiterlesen
Workhorse, Speed Academy.
Video tip: Speed Academy took a Lotus Evora and spiced it up with a Tesla Model S powertrain and two Chevy Volt batteries. The all-electric cross-breed is dubbed Blue Lightning.
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Citroën, Karma, Tesla, Mahindra, Workhorse, Moke.
Expect a new electric Citroën by 2020 but it will not be a dedicated model. The group will instead leave it to consumers to make the sensible choice or opt for a gasoline version of the same make. Which model that will be is undisclosed but after the C-Zero und e-Mehari, Citroën will stay within the (sub-) compact segment with PSA’s planned platform e-CMP. It lays the foundation for up to 450 km range and is being developed together with PSA’s partner in China, Dongfeng.
Karma comeback: Former Fisker, Karma Automotive started deliveries of the Karma successor Revero this month and marks the occasion with a new TV spot. The firm hopes to send about 1,000 PHEVs on their way this year, each costing 130,000 dollars at least for an electric range of 80 km.
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Meanwhile the Model 3 has made a new appearance and this time all in white. The pictures were taken in California and truly look like spy shots, queer angles and “agents” included. Indulge.
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Mahindra’s Brexit: The Indian carmaker has ceased sales of its e2o in the United Kingdom due to meagre demand. Mahindra will thus wind up all its British operations in fact, although it initially hoped to use the Isles as a gateway to European markets like the Nordics and the Netherlands.
Workhorse electric: This is the first time, the planned electric pick-up truck by Workhorse can be seen. The 338 kW strong W-15 lasts for 130 electric kilometres but also carries a range extender. Workhorse says it has received more than 2,000 pre-orders already and wants to produce from 2018.
Make the Moke great again by giving the odd Mini beach buggy a new life as electric vehicle. Note that this e-Moke is not a Mini as it used to be but by a company called Moke America. The remake claims a 40 mile range at a top speed of 25 mph. Enough to shift some sand, surely and available now.
Cologne, New York, Workhorse, BYD, Bengaluru.
Diesel ban in Cologne: The city at the Rhine river joins the growing number of cities that will prevent diesel vehicles from entering. Cologne however goes a bit further and announced that not only diesel but all petrol-driven cars are a thing of the past and must expect to be banned too, in the long-term. Details on measures will be published this summer but the head of the city’s department of environment, Harald Rau, said a congestion charge could be implemented in less than three years.
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EV initiative in NY: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new campaign that includes the installation of charging stations, incentives for employers to encourage employees to drive EVs and public education. The projects will start immediately and will include 450 charging stations.
The pick-up remains a firm favourite in the USA, where Workhorse reports growing interest for its electric version of the iconic vehicle. The e-pick-up truck W-15 registered 2,150 letters of intent to date. Workhorse wants to build the W-15 in its Indiana plant with and annual capacity of 60,000.
BYD launch in Korea: The Chinese manufacturer presented eBUS-12 for the first time in Korea. The electric bus has a range of 250 km thanks to its lithium-iron phosphate battery, which is said to last for 4,000 charge cycles rather than the usual 1,500. More than 50 major bus operators attended the launch.
150 electric buses are destined to serve in Bengaluru, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Arrival is due in September. If the electric coaches are a success, more may be acquired, again with the help of the federal government.
Vattenfall, Workhorse, Riga, Solaris.
Vattenfall presents inCharge: Vattenfall has launched the charging network inCharge, which it is building in conjunction with partners. All Vattenfall’s existing fast charging stations will be included, as will thousands of charging stations that belong to the partners. According to the power company, the current 2,732 charging points that customers can access in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands “will soon increase significantly.” A new app allows customers to pay directly at the charging stations.
Electric pickup truck attracts potential customers: Workhorse recently announced its electric pickup work truck W-15 (we reported) and now says that Duke Energy, the city of Portland and the city of Orlando’s municipal fleet have signed non-binding letters of interest to purchase the trucks for their respective uses. Duke Energy said it could purchase as many as 500 trucks.
Riga orders Solaris buses: Latvian public transport operator Rigas Satiksme has signed a contract with Solaris for the supply of ten low-floor trolleybuses. Each trolleybus will be fitted with a with a hydrogen fuel cell range extender as well as a battery, which allows it to operate without traction energy supply.
Toyota, VW, BMW, Singulato Motors, SouEastMotors, Workhorse.
Toyota swings to EV: The Japanese hybrid expert will build electric cars from 2020, Nikkei reports. Toyota will set-up a dedicated team by 2017 to develop a platform for EVs. Batteries with at least a 300 mile range shall be standard with either internal or external support. The move was expected.
15 VW PEV in China: Volkswagen will launch 15 electric and plug-in hybrids for the Chinese market within the decade. They are to be produced locally and are a necessity given China’s fast moving new energy vehicle legislation.
BMW 1series as PHEV? The 2018 BMW 1 series will sit on the new technology platform UKL2. Autozeitung reports that a plug-in hybrid variant dubbed 125xe is “very probable.” It would combine a 136 hp engine with a 65 kW electric drive.
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600m dollars for EV? Chinese start-up Singulato Motors may receive 600m dollars of financing, Reuters learnt. The money is for building a facility in Tongling, where 200,000 electric cars shall roll off the lines by 2020. Yet, first models may come as soon as the end of 2017.
Electric microcar from China: The Dear CC EV10 is reminiscent of the Fiat 500 but comes from Chinese SouEastMotors and is electric only. The firm plans to design an EV range for younger buyers and the EV10 will debut later this month on the Guangzhou Auto Show.
Electric pickup: Workhorse is to develop an electric pickup work truck, a draft reveals. The W-15 is set for production by 2018 and is equipped with a range extender that supports a battery from Panasonic. The latter is said to last for 80 miles. Duke Energy and the City of Orlando expressed interest.
Apple, Fisker, Toyota, Workhorse.
Internal deadline for Apple car: Apple executives are allegedly upping the pressure on Project Titan, giving engineers until the end of next year to show that they can develop an autonomous driving system. Only then will Apple decide whether to use it in its own car or form a partnership with a car company.
Fisker bets on supercaps: As reported, the carmaker wants to celebrate its comeback next year, introducing a premium EV with 650 km range. Instead of Li-ion batteries, Fisker seems to use graphene supercapacitors that can only be produced at a low price, due an in-house developed technology.
Toyota claims WEC home win: After two years without a win, the Toyota racer TS050 Hybrid was able to overtake the competition from Germany during the 6 Hours of Fuji of the World Endurance Championship on Sunday. The team Sarrazin/Conway/Kobajashi managed to finish the race just 1.4 seconds faster than team Audi.
Extra range from Germany: The Workhorse Group and BMW i have signed a multiple-year supply agreement. BMW will thus deliver i3 range extender technology to be used for electric Workhorse delivery trucks E-Gen.
Scania, Workhorse, DLR, Adomani & A-Z Bus Sales.
Swedish hybrid truck: Scania developed a 18-ton hybrid truck combining electric and biodiesel operation. It can drive solely on electric power for up to two kilometres and could thus decrease noise at night or early dawn when making deliveries in urban areas.
Delivery drone: Workhorse Group and the University of Cincinnati have obtained permission by the FAA to test their jointly developed electric unmanned aerial vehicle. The HorseFly drone reportedly is to support drivers of electric trucks with their deliveries.
Fuel cell flight: German Aerospace Center (DLR) is developing a four-passenger plane powered by a hydrogen fuel cell battery system. The HY4’s electric motor has an output of 80 kW. Depending on velocity, altitude and load, a range between 466 to 932 miles is possible. It could take flight by mid-2016.
Converted school bus: Adomani and A-Z Bus Sales agreed to partner in the conversion of electric and hybrid school buses. A-Z is to handle distribution and service of the electrified vehicles.
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BMW, Workhorse, CVEI, Smatrics, EV infrastructure.
BMW charges China: The German carmaker will erect 500 charging stations in major Chinese cities, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen by the end of the year. By the end of 2016, BMW intends to have finished installation of a total of 1,000 charging points.
Workhorses for UPS: The delivery company has ordered 125 hybrid delivery trucks from Workhorse. The trucks have a range of up to 60 miles and will serve in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida from the first half of 2016.
EV promo project: Over the next to years, the ‘Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration’ (CVEI) project will look at market penetration of and consumer reaction to EVs in the UK. A trial with more than 300 participants is planned at a later stage. Cenex and EDF Energy are among the partners.
Burger and electricity: Infrastructure provider Smatrics, a cooperation between Verbund and Siemens, will erect fast-charging stations at nine McDonald’s restaurants in the Austrian capital of Vienna. The company hopes to exponentially increase EV uptake.
EV ready: The Environmental Planning Commission in Mountain View, California, wants to make the installation of EV infrastructure compulsory for all new constructions. The city has yet to decide whether to support the measure.