Category : Commercial Vehicle

How MAN & ABB want to advance megawatt charging

How MAN & ABB want to advance megawatt charging

In the presence of Transport Minister Volker Wissing, the near-series version of an electric truck announced by MAN drove in public for the first time - through the hangars of the former Berlin-Tempelhof airport. The vehicle has the technical prerequisites for the future megawatt charging that ABB E-Mobility plans to build up in the coming years.

Xos launches two new e-utility vehicles

Xos launches two new e-utility vehicles

US electric commercial vehicle manufacturer Xos (formerly Thor Trucks) has unveiled two new e-truck models: the Xos HDXT and the Xos MDXT. The company also unveiled a connected vehicle ecosystem, while a strategic partnership with Allison Transmission is also expected to drive the development of e-vehicle platforms for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Quantron expands portfolio with all-electric heavy truck

Quantron expands portfolio with all-electric heavy truck

Although Quantron is increasingly becoming a full-service provider of electric commercial vehicles, the area of vehicle conversion remains an important part of the business. For example, the Augsburg-based company recently added a new converted semitrailer truck to its portfolio.

Ford E-Transit Custom coming in 2023

Ford E-Transit Custom coming in 2023

Ford Pro has unveiled the all-electric E-Transit Custom, which will go into production in the second half of 2023. The E-Transit Custom is expected to offer a range of up to 380 kilometres and a towing capacity similar to the diesel version.

DB and Siemens Mobility present hydrogen train Mireo Plus H

DB and Siemens Mobility present hydrogen train Mireo Plus H

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility have presented for the first time elements of the overall hydrogen system being developed as part of the H2goesRail joint project: the Mireo Plus H, the latest generation of hydrogen train, and a newly designed mobile hydrogen storage trailer.

Munich startup Arthur Bus presents economical BZ bus

Munich startup Arthur Bus presents economical BZ bus

Arthur Bus, a company founded in 2021 and headquartered in Planegg near Munich, has presented the H2 Zero, a fuel cell bus with a consumption of less than six kilograms of hydrogen per 100 kilometers, at the Bus2Bus trade fair. The bus offers a range of more than 450 kilometers and is scheduled to be launched in the summer of 2022.

Volta Trucks introduces 7.5- and 12-ton models of the Volta Zero

Volta Trucks introduces 7.5- and 12-ton models of the Volta Zero

After Swedish e-truck startup Volta Trucks unveiled its 16-tonne version of the Volta Zero in November last year, the company has now unveiled the second model in its range of all-electric commercial vehicles, with the 7.5-tonne and 12-tonne models remaining closely aligned in appearance to the larger vehicle.

Tesla considers 800-volt system for semi and cyber truck

Tesla considers 800-volt system for semi and cyber truck

Tesla is considering using an 800-volt architecture for the Cybertruck and Semi, Tesla executive Andrew Baglino said during the company's recent quarterly earnings conference call. He also commented on 800-volt considerations for other models.

VWN plans further electric models

VWN plans further electric models

VW Commercial Vehicles is aiming for battery-electric vehicles to account for more than 55 percent of sales in Europe by 2030, not only with the currently announced model series such as the ID. Buzz and the e-Crafter, but also with new models featuring electric drive systems.

Nikola launches e-truck series production at US plant

Nikola launches e-truck series production at US plant

Nikola has begun mass production of its Tre battery-electric truck at its Coolidge plant in Arizona, with the first deliveries scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.

Nikola plans to issue further ordinary shares

Nikola plans to issue further ordinary shares

E-truck maker Nikola is apparently looking to issue 200 million shares of common stock and raise $1.5 billion along the way, using the money to implement the second phase of its Coolidge, Arizona, plant, among other projects.

Cenntro acquires majority stake in Tropos Motors Europe

Cenntro acquires majority stake in Tropos Motors Europe

The Cenntro Electric Group from the US state of New Jersey, a developer and manufacturer of light and medium-duty electric commercial vehicles, has acquired a stake in Tropos Motors Europe.

MAN to build heavy trucks from early 2024

MAN to build heavy trucks from early 2024

MAN Truck & Bus has announced the start of production of heavy electric trucks in Munich for early 2024 - almost a year earlier than planned, according to the company. Delivery of an initial 200 units is to follow promptly. MAN also presented a near-production prototype of the new electric truck for the first time.