Neuman & Esser and Ballard invest in Quantron

Quantron has successfully closed an A-financing round of up to 50 million euros after a seed round in March 2021. Investors include German machinery and equipment manufacturer Neuman & Esser and Canadian fuel cell technology group Ballard Power Systems. ...

Volvo Trucks launches heavy electric truck production

Volvo Trucks has started series production of its heavy-duty electric trucks. The electric versions of the FH, FM and FMX models, which have been available for order since May, are being mass-produced in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo will also launch ...

DAF delivers first LF Electric truck to Dutch Nabuurs

DAF Trucks has commenced delivery of its zero-emission distribution trucks for use in urban areas. The first DAF LF Electric will be acquired by the Dutch logistics service provider Nabuurs, which will use the truck to supply the AB ...

Mercedes gears up for electric van production

Mercedes-Benz will launch all new vans with electric motor options starting from 2025. The company has now designated the first plants to produce the next-gen large electric vans in Europe. It is also exploring joint European production with US ...

Kleanbus shows platform to retrofit diesel to e-buses

British company Kleanbus presents an advanced modular EV platform to quickly turn any bus from ICE to fully electric. Moreover, Kleanbus utilises motors free from permanent magnets, so these do not require rare earth materials. Kleanbus says they developed ...

Ford announces first specs for the E-Transit Custom

Ford Pro has now announced details of the all-electric E-Transit Custom, which is scheduled to go into production in the second half of 2023. Above all, the two-tonne towing capacity is notable. No prices have been announced yet, however. ...

Scania to dump the combustion engine by 2040

Scania wants to dispense with the combustion engine by 2040 and only launch vehicles with battery-electric drives on the market. Christian Levin, CEO of Scania and Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle subsidiary Traton, announced this in an interview. With this formulation, ...

Fuso presents new generation of eCanter light truck

Daimler truck subsidiary Fuso is unveiling the next generation of the all-electric eCanter light truck. The new vehicle will be offered in weight classes from 4.25 to 8.55 tons, in addition to the currently available 7.5-tonne truck. The Next ...

ENC to source Proterra batteries for buses in California

Proterra and bus manufacturer ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group, announced a new collaboration for batteries for ENC’s second-generation electric transit buses. Under the new, multi-year supply agreement, Proterra will supply its S-Series battery system ...

Cenntro to launch electric transporter sales in Europe

The Cenntro Electric Group from the US state of New Jersey is preparing to launch its Logistar 100 and Logistar 260 commercial vehicle models in Europe. The former is a compact light electric van, the latter a larger model ...

Bollinger presents first medium-duty e-truck B4

The US electric vehicle startup Bollinger Motors debuts the B4 electric truck. The BEV complies with US vehicle Class 4 with a gross weight of around 6.4 to 7.2 tons. The debut follows Bollinger’s last strategy change announced in ...

Ralf Haller now CEO of ElectricBrands (XBus)

EV manufacturer from northern Germany has appointed a new CEO. Ralf Haller, the XBus founder and Artega/Evatta owner, will lead the company and revise production plans. The previous CEO, Martin Henne, will manage the new Evetta GmbH. Hans Stryewski ...

Bosch will produce fuel cell stacks in the US

Bosch announces its first fuel cell stack production in the United States, bolstered with over $200 million investment. The new lines will go live at the supplier’s Anderson factory, South Carolina, and Bosch expects the stacks to power Class ...

Roam launches electric bus & e-motorbike deal in Kenya

The Swedish-Kenyan technology company Roam (formerly Opibus) has just launched an all-electric public transport bus called Roam Rapid specifically designed to meet the challenges of public transport in Africa. The manufacturer has also just signed an agreement to supply ...

Volvo Trucks completes LIGHTS project in the USA

Volvo Trucks North America has announced the culmination of the Volvo LIGHTS project – a three-year project that brought together 14 public and private partners to design and implement a blueprint for the robust support ecosystem necessary to deploy ...

Orange EV raises funds for expansion

Orange EV, a manufacturer of electric trucks in the USA, has closed a $35 million institutional funding round led by S2G Ventures and CCI. The fresh funds should support and accelerate the company’s growth and allow it to scale ...

Opel presents electric campervan based on the Zafira e-Life

Opel has announced that a campervan based on the battery-electric Zafira-e Life will be launched next year. The ‘Crosscamp Flex’ presented at the Caravan Salon from 27 August to 4 September is still a prototype. The campervan was built ...

ADL announces plans for more electric bus models

The British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has announced that it will expand its range with new electric buses that will be developed entirely in-house. With this, ADL intends to offer its own fully integrated vehicles in future, ...

Tesla Semi currently not available for reservation

Tesla has updated the website for its electric truck. While the option to reserve the Tesla Semi has been removed, at least for the time being, there is now only mention of the planned four electric motors being downgraded ...

Ponsse presents electric forestry vehicle concept

Finnish forestry machine manufacturer Ponsse has presented the Ponsse EV1, a technology concept for electric forestry machines. The concept, implemented together with Ponsse’s technology company Epec, was developed for skidders with a load capacity of 15 tonnes. A skidder ...

Nissan announces UK pricing for the Townstar van

Nissan UK has announced pricing of its new compact van Townstar. The fully electric offshoot prices will start from £29,945 (excluding VAT and PiVG) for a short-wheelbase Townstar equipped with a 45kWh battery, with a range of up to ...

Ree Automotive presents electric transporter with 2 tonne load capacity

The Israeli start-up Ree Automotive has presented another all-electric van based on its P7 platform. The P7-B also uses the company’s ‘Ree Corner’ drive modules and qualifies as a US Class 3 electric truck. Ree Automotive says the P7-B ...

Arrival confirms focus on electric delivery vehicles

In its latest quarterly report, the British electric vehicle start-up Arrival has confirmed the recently leaked strategic realignment, according to which the company will fully concentrate on the launch of its electric transporter for the time being and put ...

Foxconn to build electric tractors for Monarch in the USA

The Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn will in future also build electric tractors and batteries for them in the USA. An agreement now concluded with tractor supplier Monarch Tractor provides for Monarch’s MK-V series electric tractors to be built at ...

GP Joule to order 5,000 hydrogen trucks from Clean Logistics

Clean Logistics has secured 5,000 hydrogen-electric trucks from GP Joule through a framework agreement. Delivery is scheduled between 2023 to 2027, with a pre-series expected by late 2023. The sales volume is in the low single-digit billion euro range ...

Eberspaecher announces thermal management for e-buses

The German automotive supplier Eberspaecher has developed a fully electric air conditioning system for hybrid and all-electric buses, particularly for customers in India, the Middle East and Asia: the AC135 AE platform. The new thermal management system for large ...

Nikola Motor appoints Michael Lohscheller to CEO

Nikola Motor has promoted Michael Lohscheller to CEO. He will succeed Mark Russell at the helm of the electric truck maker on 1 January 2023. Russell will remain on the board, Nikola announced. Lohscheller, the former Opel (Vauxhall) CEO ...

Nikola delivered 48 electric trucks over Q2

The American electric truck builder Nikola Motor built 50 units of the Tre BEV truck in the second quarter and delivered 48 of them to its dealers. The production rate is to be increased significantly by the end of ...

Teco 2030 & AVL to develop 40-tonne fuel cell truck

The Norwegian company Teco 2030 and the Austrian drive developer AVL List have signed a cooperation agreement to use fuel cell stacks from Teco 2030 in AVL’s DemoTruck. The first prototype of the FC truck is scheduled to be ...

Loop Energy supplies fuel cells for M&I hydrogen city buses

Loop Energy has announced a deal with the Slovakian bus maker Mobility & Innovation (M&I). The company has ordered another ten fuel cell systems to keep up with demand for its hydrogen city bus. For Loop Energy, this is ...

German TÜV certifies Foton electric truck for European markets

The iBlue EV electric truck from Chinese manufacturer Foton has received EU type approval from TÜV Rheinland. With the receipt of the EU-EVTA certificate, the vehicle can now be exported to EU countries and other markets that require WVTA ...

Yutong presents new electric bus in Chile

Yutong recently held a release conference to present its new ‘YESS technology’ and its new battery electric bus in Santiago, Chile. The 80-strong audience included Director of the Santiago Metropolitan Public Transport, the VIP customers, Yutong Chile’s business manager ...

Japanese commercial vehicle consortium develop exchangeable batteries with Yamato

Japanese courier service Yamato Transport and the Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) have announced that they will work together to standardise replaceable and rechargeable battery cassettes for commercial electric vehicles. The CJPT is a joint venture between Toyota, ...

Ree Automotive presents first electric transporter

The Israeli start-up Ree Automotive, together with EAVX and Morgan Olson, has presented a demonstrator vehicle called Proxima. The electric delivery vehicle is based on Ree’s P7 platform with ‘Ree Corner’ drive modules. The P7 is the largest of ...

Clean Logistics is taking over truck manufacturer GINAF Nederland

The truck and bus retrofitter Clean Logistics has completely taken over the Dutch truck manufacturer GINAF Nederland. With this acquisition, Clean Logistics intends to expand its activities far beyond the current conversion business. GINAF is itself active in the ...

Series production of the Mercedes-Benz eEconic starts in Germany

Daimler Truck has started series production of the Mercedes-Benz eEconic. The electric special truck for inner-city municipal use is being produced at the Wörth site in the southern Rhineland-Palatinate. The first vehicle from series production will be delivered to ...

Ebusco announces plans to build buses in France

The Dutch electric bus manufacturer Ebusco wants to start production in France next year. For this purpose, the company is renting an area of 21,000 square metres on the site of the Renault plant in Cléon. Ebusco says it ...

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. ...

Japanese manufacturer partnership to take on light commercial trucks

Isuzu, Toyota, Hino, and the Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation have announced they would jointly plan and develop light-duty fuel cell electric trucks for the mass market. The vehicles are to be introduced from January 2023 and used by ...

Renault releases its latest electric van range in UK

Renault UK has opened the order books for the zero-emission Kangoo E-Tech. The larger Renault Master E-Tech may arrive sooner with orders to start next month. Both vehicles qualify for the Plug-in Van Grant and feature next-gen technology. Renault ...

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