Bollinger & EAVX join forces to develop all-electric work trucks

Bollinger Motors has announced a strategic cooperation with the major US commercial-vehicle bodywork supplier EAVX to develop electric work trucks. The deal also includes coordinating vehicle sales, after-sales, and maintenance services. For EAVX, it is the second such advance ...

Bollinger & EAVS join forces to develop all-electric work trucks

Bollinger Motors has announced a strategic cooperation with the major US commercial-vehicle bodywork supplier EAVX to develop electric work trucks. The deal also includes coordinating vehicle sales, after-sales, and maintenance services. For EAVX, it is the second such advance ...

Mercedes-Benz eVito van gets new powertrain

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a comprehensive upgrade of the electric drivetrain (eATS) in the eVito electric van. The battery capacity increases by 70 per cent to now 60 kWh. In addition, the panel van gets a DC fast charging function ...

Gaussin debuts fuel cell powered H2 Racing truck

French manufacturer Gaussin has unveiled its first electric truck, the H2 Racing Truck. The fuel-cell-powered truck is to demonstrate the performance of Gaussin’s announced electric platform on long-distance missions such as the Dakar Rally in January. According to Gaussin, ...

Vicinity may supply retailer Pioneer with 100 electric trucks

Canadian commercial vehicle manufacturer Vicinity Motor announces that it has received a letter of intent from Pioneer Auto Group, a retail automotive dealer in British Columbia, for 100 electric trucks worth about CAD 14 million (€9.7Mn/$11.1). Pioneer is a ...

Tier places order for up to 130 MAN eTGE transporters

MAN Truck & Bus has signed a framework agreement with micro-mobility provider Tier Mobility for the delivery of up to 130 MAN eTGE battery-electric vans. The first vehicles are already in use in Tier’s logistics fleet in the UK ...

Gillig to use Akasol batteries for electric buses

The North American bus manufacturer Gillig will use battery systems from the German supplier Akasol in its electric buses. This includes configurations with 490 kWh, 588 kWh or 686 kWh capacity from 2023, depending on customer requirements. The next-generation ...

Evergrande Auto sells another subsidiary

UK-based electric powertrain specialist Saietta has acquired e-Traction Europe from Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group. e-Traction is a Dutch supplier of electric powertrains for trucks and buses and power electronics. According to the Saietta Group, the acquisition is intended ...

Allison launches first e-axle production

The US supplier Allison Transmission has completed a new production line for e-axles at its plant in Auburn Hills in the state of Michigan. The new 10,000 square metre facility will produce Allison Transmission’s eGen Power electric axles for ...

Tevva granted $57m for e-truck development

The UK electric truck manufacturer Tevva has just raised US$57 million through an oversubscribed private placement from new and existing investors. The company says it will use the financing to equip its new London based production facility and quickly ...

Maclean utilizing Xalt & Freudenberg systems in mining machinery

The Canadian manufacturer MacLean Engineering wants to operate its heavy mining machines of the EV series and other equipment emission-free. The company is relying on technology from Xalt Energy and Freudenberg Battery Power Systems, both subsidiaries of Freudenberg Sealing ...

Gaussin gets license to build Bluebus Cit-e bus

Gaussin announced the acquisition of a worldwide license (outside France) from Bolloré subsidiary Bluebus for its 6 meter, 22 passenger electric bus, equipped with LMP batteries. The vehicle will be renamed Cit-e and manufactured through Gaussin’s current and future ...

Lunaz announces new EV conversion facility in Buckinghamshire

British company Lunaz announced a 400% increase in its re-manufacturing and electrification capacities in Silverstone, Buckinghamshire. The new facility is planned to open with 300 technicians and engineers in 2022. The new facility will be the global headquarters and ...

Industria Italiana Autobus presents electric city bus

The Italian bus manufacturer Industria Italiana Autobus has presented its first fully electric city bus. The electric 12-metre bus Citymood 12e is powered by a Siemens motor with 160 kW continuous and 230 kW peak power and has a ...

Cenntro delivers 2,000 all-electric Kei-cars to Japan

US manufacturer Cenntro has sold 2,000 electric vehicles to Japan with Amazon Fleet and Hana Cupid among the first to deploy these minivans called Metro. The EV is also the first vehicle not made in Japan to have received ...

Lightning eMotors places major order with Proterra

Lightning eMotors has contracted Proterra to supply battery systems with a total capacity of more than 900 megawatt hours for use in up to 10,000 electric commercial vehicles between 2022 and 2025. The new order builds on the partnership ...

BorgWarner receives major order from Germany

The supplier BorgWarner has received an order to supply electric drives for a new electric truck from a German OEM. The unnamed manufacturer intends to use the technology in electric trucks for heavy distribution transport. The trucks are to ...

Akasol provides batteries for KTEG excavators

In Germany, the battery maker Akasol has concluded a framework agreement with construction vehicle maker KTEG GmbH for the supply of the AKASystem OEM PRC battery system. KTEG will use it to equip over one hundred small excavators of ...

Renault releases details to Kangoo Rapid E-Tech

Renault has released further details of the Kangoo Rapid E-Tech Electric, which will be launched in Europe in spring 2022. Like its predecessor, the compact van will be offered in two length variants that offer the same storage volume ...

Renault gives the Master Z.E. a battery and range upgrade

The all-electric Renault Master Z.E. will get more battery capacity and thus a greater range from spring 2022. The battery capacity of the Master Z.E. will increase from 33 to 52 kWh, bringing the range in the WLTP city ...

SQM begins testing electric truck for logistics

The Chilean chemical company SQM is initiating the test run of an electric truck in the company’s logistics. The model is an electric 28-tonne truck from the Chinese manufacturer Yutong with a range of around 200 kilometres. According to ...

Volta Trucks presents production-ready Volta Zero truck

Swedish start-up Volta Trucks has unveiled the final design of its Volta Zero electric truck, specifically the 16-tonne version. The design will also be applied to the future 7.5 tons, 12 tons and 18-ton versions. Production of the first ...

Hyvia presents additional hydrogen Master variants

Hyvia, the joint venture between Renault and Plug Power, is following up with two more H2 prototypes, which are to be launched as production vehicles from 2022. A month ago, Hyvia had already presented near-production prototypes of the Renault ...

Van Hool reveals double decker travel coach

Long-distance buses with battery-electric drives are still a rare species but the Belgian commercial vehicle manufacturer Van Hool pushed zero-emission evolution forward with a double-decker coach with purely electric drive. The TDX25E is supposed to have a range of ...

Maeda & Deutz reveal all-electric crawler crane

German motor manufacturer Deutz has joined forces with Japanese crane manufacturer Maeda to unveil the all-electric CC 1485 crawler crane. Deutz plans to start series production of the electric drive in 2023. Deutz has also announced a whole new ...

Ballard announces order for 40 bus fuel cell systems

Ballard Power Systems has received orders for a total of 40 fuel cell modules for planned use in buses in France, Germany and the UK next year. The FCmove-HD 70 kW fuel cell modules are to be installed in ...

New details emerge regarding Rivian electric transporters

In view of Amazon’s large order for 100,000 electric transporters from US start-up Rivian, there are new details on the vehicle data. The van, designed especially for the online retail giant, is to be built in two equipment lines ...

Nuro gathers 600 million dollars

The US start-up Nuro, which specialises in autonomous electric vehicles, has closed a financing round of 600 million dollars (around 518 million euros). With the fresh capital, Nuro wants to drive the development and spread of its autonomous delivery ...

Janus Electric & Li-S Energy collaborate on batteries

In Australia, battery developer Li-S Energy has signed a collaboration agreement with electric truck developer Janus Electric to power around 400 electric trucks. The agreement will see Li-S Energy develop and test lithium sulphur and lithium metal battery cells ...

Mercedes presents concept electric van ‘Sustaineer’

Mercedes-Benz Vans debuts the ‘Sustaineer’ concept designed to show a tangible future of urban delivery traffic. The all-electric van based on the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter has innovations and technical solutions on board that have been “designed for possible series production”. ...

REE Automotive reveals the autonomous Leopard & new platform

REE Automotive has revealed its autonomous concept vehicle Leopard, based on a new ultra-modular EV platform design. REE Automotive says that their full-scale concept is designed to be flexible for tailoring towards customer needs including last-mile autonomous and delivery ...

Geely’s Homtruck electric semi-trailer revealed

The Geely subsidiary Farizon Auto has just presented an electric semi-trailer truck called Homtruck with an architecture that can carry different zero-emission powertrain options. Production start and first deliveries are planned for early 2024. The Homtruck architecture can accommodate ...

Bluekens to sell all-electric BYD trucks & vans

BYD has appointed Bluekens EV as the first dealer in the Netherlands for its all-electric trucks and vans. The company is a subsidiary of Bluekens Group and will handle sales and after-sales services for BYD electric commercial vehicles up ...

Executive changes and continuing deficit at StreetScooter

StreetScooter has hired former managers from Tesla and Ford to join the executive team of the German electric delivery van manufacturer with immediate effect. German postal services Deutsche Post, however, is again expecting significant losses from its subsidiary this ...

MAN to show the eTGE electric minibus

For this year’s Busworld in Brussels, MAN has announced its first all-electric minibus, the eTGE Kombi. The commercial vehicle manufacturer will also be offering the all-electric 12-metre Lion’s City E bus for test drives at the fair. The eTGE ...

Electric truck start-up Einride to expand to USA

The self-driving electric truck startup Einride has raised $25M in a Series A financing round and says it is to help the expansion into the US. The Sweden-based business already partners with DB Schenker for the so-called pods. Einride ...

Ford Transit and Tourneo Custom available as PHEV

Ford has opened the order books in Europe for the plug-in hybrid variants of its Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom models. While transit is intended to score as a delivery van, the Tourneo, according to Ford, can be used ...

Hyundai & Cummins to cooperate on FCEVs

Hyundai and Cummins intend to jointly develop and market electric drives for commercial vehicles. The aim is to combine Hyundai’s fuel cell systems with Cummins’ electric drive, battery and control technologies. Initial development will focus on the North American ...

New batteries and longest bus so far from Solaris

Solaris has just presented a battery update for its Urbino 18 electric bus at Busworld. At the bus trade show in Belgium, the Polish manufacturer is also exhibiting its longest vehicle to date, the new Trollino 24 trolleybus. The ...

Renault vans with fuel cell range extender

Renault is equipping its Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E. electric vehicles with a fuel cell system – but as a range extender and not as the main source of energy. This should increase the range of the two models ...

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