Category : Commercial Vehicle

Voltia to bring XL transporter based on Stellantis in 2022

Voltia to bring XL transporter based on Stellantis in 2022

Electric vehicle converter Voltia has announced the launch of five new electric XL van models. The new 11-cubic metre vans are based on the Stellantis platform for Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall and Toyota vehicles.

Futuricum: Extra-long e-truck models enter service

Futuricum: Extra-long e-truck models enter service

Four Swiss partners have joined forces to convert and operate two Futuricum electric semitrailer tractors as special-purpose vehicles. The two examples boast an additional length of one metre, an increase in payload of two tonnes and an expansion of battery capacity to 900 kWh.

Vicinity Motor orders batteries from Electrovaya

Vicinity Motor orders batteries from Electrovaya

Canadian commercial vehicle builder Vicinity Motor has entered into a strategic supply agreement with battery manufacturer Electrovaya, also based in Canada, to supply the lithium-ion batteries for the "Lightning" electric buses and the VMC 1200 Class 3 truck.

Citroën ë-Berlingo and Peugeot e-Partner available for order

Citroën ë-Berlingo and Peugeot e-Partner available for order

A few days after the Opel Combo-e Cargo, the two sister models Citroën ë-Berlingo panel van and Peugeot e-Partner are now also available to order in Germany. The variants of the two French brands are even slightly cheaper than the Opel.

Opel Movano-e starts at 57,900 euros

Opel Movano-e starts at 57,900 euros

Opel has opened the order books in Germany for the new Movano and its electric version, the Movano-e. The Opel Movano-e is the German brand's first electric model in the large van range, with a starting price of 57,990 euros (net).

Peugeot e-Boxer available to order in Germany

Peugeot e-Boxer available to order in Germany

The Peugeot e-Boxer is now available to order in Germany. Launched in August 2020, the electric panel van, which will be offered in two battery versions, is initially available in three of four length variants.

Sono shows Ari 458 with solar cells

Sono shows Ari 458 with solar cells

Sono Motors and Ari Motors have unveiled a light electric vehicle prototype with solar integration at the Intersolar trade show in Munich, Germany. The solar integration on the prototype's charging box delivers up to 450 watts of peak power, which is expected to extend the vehicle's range by an average of 20 kilometers per day.

Volta Trucks expands British development centre

Volta Trucks expands British development centre

Swedish e-truck startup Volta Trucks is looking to expand its research and development team in the UK to accelerate the development of the Volta Zero, so the company is launching a hiring drive with the aim of employing more than 280 people by the end of 2021.

ABB develops trolley truck system for the mining industry

ABB develops trolley truck system for the mining industry

ABB has partnered with Epiroc and Boliden, a mining equipment manufacturer and mining company based in Sweden, to develop and demonstrate a trolley truck system on a test track at the Kristineberg mine in northern Sweden.

Karsan expands e-bus range with solo and articulated buses

Karsan expands e-bus range with solo and articulated buses

Turkish bus builder Karsan has presented its new e-ATA family of electric buses, which will be offered in lengths of ten, twelve and 18 metres. Production has already started, and there is also an initial order for a total of 66 units of the new buses from Romania.

UK: Equipmake and Beulas unveil e-biplane

UK: Equipmake and Beulas unveil e-biplane

British electric drive specialist Equipmake and Spanish bus builder Beulas have unveiled a battery-electric double-decker bus that is said to have a range of up to 250 miles - the equivalent of around 400 kilometres - with a battery capacity of up to 543 kWh.

Renault Trucks offers a 19-tonne variant of the D Wide Z.E.

Renault Trucks offers a 19-tonne variant of the D Wide Z.E.

Renault Trucks is expanding its range of all-electric truck models with a 19-tonne variant of the D Wide Z.E., series production of which has now started at the Blainville-sur-Orne plant in Normandy.

Iveco and Nikola open e-truck production facility in Ulm, Germany

Iveco and Nikola open e-truck production facility in Ulm, Germany

The production of e-trucks by US manufacturer Nikola at the Iveco plant in Ulm, announced at the beginning of 2020, is becoming concrete. The production facility has now been officially unveiled. Production of the Nikola Tre in Ulm is scheduled to begin this year - the pilot customer in Europe is to be the Port of Hamburg next year with up to 25 trucks.