Mar 7, 2023 - 01:20 pm
Egypt’s MCV launches electric bus for German market
The Egyptian manufacturer, Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles (MCV), is entering a continental European market. The OEM has developed a bus specifically for clients in Germany and has already founded a subsidiary, MCV Deutschland GmbH, for sales, after-sales and services.
Feb 1, 2023 - 05:00 pm
Wolfspeed & ZF move ahead with European SiC factory
The US semiconductor manufacturer Wolfspeed has confirmed previously leaked plans to build a plant for SiC semiconductors in Saarland with local supplier ZF. The highly automated 200 mm wafer plant will be the company’s first “fab facility” in Europe and is expected to be the most modern of its kind.
Jan 5, 2023 - 03:25 pm
ZF shows its next self-driving shuttle in Las Vegas
The technology group ZF presents a Level 4 autonomous shuttle at the CES. The new model, for which ZF has already found a partner, will be launched alongside the company’s established shuttle, only each vehicle serves a different purpose.
Jan 5, 2023 - 03:04 pm
ZF develops range-saving ‘Heat Belt’ for EVs
German automotive supplier ZF is looking to save range where it can. The latest attempt sees the component manufacturer getting close to the driver with a heated seat belt that claims somewhat surprising range improvements.
Nov 7, 2022 - 04:52 pm
Moove struggles with insolvency
In Germany, the Aachen-based Moove GmbH (formerly e.Go Moove GmbH) has filed for insolvency. The company, which specialises in electric shuttles and currently employs 90 people, has been “hit by recent developments in the financial market”, according to insolvency administrator Dirk Wegener.
Nov 7, 2022 - 03:29 pm
ZF to concert factory in Saarbrücken to drive production centre
The German automotive supplier ZF will convert its transmission plant in Saarbrücken into a lead location for pure electric drives and has announced that it will invest a three-digit million sum for this purpose. Electric drive production is scheduled to start there in 2024.
Oct 26, 2022 - 12:32 pm
Mercedes is optimizing truck batteries for use in construction BEVs
Around one in five Mercedes-Benz trucks sold in Europe is in the construction site segment. The Stuttgart-based company is now also turning its attention to vehicle development for this energy-intensive business: in the form of specially prepared prototypes of the eActros LongHaul and the Arocs, as well as an eActros with an electrified roll-off tipper.
Sep 21, 2022 - 12:46 pm
Daimler shows off new applications of eActros at the IAA
Mercedes-Benz Trucks presented a range of new applications for the battery-electric eActros currently on display in Hanover. Presentations included using the eActros as a semitrailer tractor and an electric auxiliary drive solution, for example for skip and roll-off tippers.
Sep 12, 2022 - 04:45 pm
UK funds battery & e-mobility projects with £25 million
A series of battery, electronics, mining, and recycling projects have scooped up a share of £25 million in government funding this week designed to help scale up the supply chain for electric vehicle manufacturing and recycling in the UK.
Aug 25, 2022 - 02:57 pm
ZF looks to sell People Mover and e-axle business
Automotive supplier ZF is looking to sell off parts of its prestige project ‘People Mover’ and electric axle business. At least for the axle division, ZF has confirmed that a sale of shares is under consideration.
Jul 20, 2022 - 03:56 pm
ZF announces new CeTrax drive generation
ZF has announced the next generation of its CeTrax electric drive system for heavy commercial vehicles at an annual global technology event. According to ZF, the new CeTrax 2 system combines a favourable power-to-weight ratio and a compact design.
Dec 15, 2021 - 12:50 pm
Mellor presents series of BEV buses
The English bus manufacturer Mellor has presented a new battery-electric bus family. The Sigma range comprises six models with lengths from seven to twelve metres and a total of over 20 variants. The components for the new Sigma buses come from CATL, Webasto, ZF, Dana and Ventura, among others.
Nov 22, 2021 - 12:42 pm
ZF & CATL announce after-market battery alliance
ZF and battery manufacturer CATL have entered into an aftermarket services partnership to strengthen their e-mobility focus. The core of the cooperation is the transfer of knowledge in the areas of service network, training on batteries, connectivity, recycling and reuse.
Nov 10, 2021 - 01:31 pm
Freudenberg, ZF & FlixBus cooperate on FC buses
Freudenberg has launched the HyFleet research project with ZF Friedrichshafen and FlixBus. The partners want to develop a fuel cell drive system for long-distance buses by 2024. In addition to the three companies mentioned above, a “major European bus manufacturer” that has not been named is also participating in HyFleet.
Sep 28, 2021 - 11:41 am
Volvo Buses presents new electric bus chassis
Volvo Buses is introducing a new chassis for electric buses called BZL Electric. It is designed for both single and double-decker buses with several options for bodybuilders and features a powertrain developed entirely by Volvo.
Sep 7, 2021 - 10:59 am
Daimler is done with plug-in hybrids
Daimler’s focus on battery-electric vehicles also has an impact on plug-in hybrids. The Stuttgart-based carmaker is no longer planning any new developments here. Suppliers such as ZF, however, assess the future of PHEVs differently.
Sep 6, 2021 - 04:50 pm
ZF presents modular electric drive kit
At the IAA Mobility, the supplier ZF presented a new electric drive kit called Modular eDrive Kit. The kit is designed to continue offering customer-specific solutions – but in half the usual development time.
Jul 2, 2021 - 12:21 pm
Wrightbus presents their first battery-electric bus
The Northern Irish bus manufacturer Wrightbus presents its first battery-electric vehicle in its portfolio: a double-decker bus called StreetDeck Electroliner. Until now, the Northern Irish manufacturer has been known primarily for its hydrogen-powered buses.
May 17, 2021 - 03:23 pm
ZF presents energy management software for utility EVs
Automotive supplier ZF has presented energy management software for commercial electric vehicles. The software manages not only the energy requirements of the driveline but also of auxiliary units such as the air compressor, steering pump and thermal management.
Mar 9, 2021 - 01:40 pm
ZF announces serial production of of 800-volt components
Automotive supplier ZF is going into series production with 800-volt technology for electric vehicles and is preparing corresponding series start-ups in China and Europe. The ZF components are to be launched on the market this year “in several vehicles in upscale segments”.
Feb 3, 2021 - 02:26 pm
ZF to begin offering complete hybrid systems for ships
ZF is now adding further electrified components for shipping to its portfolio of maritime hybrid transmissions, specifically electric motors, power electronics and control levers. According to the driveline specialist, this provides a complete solution from a single source.
Jan 24, 2021 - 07:49 pm
e.GO Moove gets street approval
The first People Mover from e.GO Moove has now been given street approval for public road use from the end of December 2020. This means that the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has certified.GO Moove GmbH as a vehicle manufacturer.