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Mercedes announces new E-platform for eSprinter

Mercedes announces new E-platform for eSprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to put the eSprinter on a new platform, the "Electric Versatiles Platform (EVP)," which will allow for longer ranges and different bodies to prepare the electric Sprinter for the demands of the North American market - and potential major customer Amazon.

Van Hool ships eleven e-tour buses to North America

Van Hool ships eleven e-tour buses to North America

Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool has launched sales of its 2019 battery-electric coach for the North American market, with the first example of the Van Hool CX45E now shipped to the US ahead of ten more CX45Es in the first half of 2021.

Uber wants to greatly expand Uber Green

Uber wants to greatly expand Uber Green

Ride-hailing company Uber is massively expanding its Uber Green service with electric and hybrid cars in North America. After launching in 15 cities last September, Uber has announced plans to make the service available in 1,400 more cities across North America.

VinFast to launch with three e-SUVs

VinFast to launch with three e-SUVs

Vietnamese startup VinFast has previewed its first three electric models. Called the VF31, VF32 and VF33, they are SUV models that fall in the C, D and E segments, respectively. The manufacturer is already giving initial specs, but no prices yet - although it plans to start taking orders in Europe as early as this year.

Nikola takes stock / Only 100 instead of 600 e-trucks for customers

Nikola takes stock / Only 100 instead of 600 e-trucks for customers

Nikola Motor presents its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2020 and takes stock of the whole of 2020. On the bottom line, the US startup posted a loss of $383 million last year. Nikola also plans to send only 100 vehicles into customer testing this year instead of 600.

Mercedes broadens eSprinter production base

Mercedes broadens eSprinter production base

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced that it will build the next generation of the eSprinter in a total of three plants - two of them in Germany - starting in 2023. The vehicle will then also be based on a new platform, as we know.

Honda plans sharper e-course worldwide

Honda plans sharper e-course worldwide

Honda's new global CEO Toshihiro Mibe announced a tougher electric course for the automaker during a press conference, but Mibe was referring primarily to North America and China in his statements and targets.

GM presents "Ultium Charge 360" charging service

GM presents "Ultium Charge 360" charging service

Dubbed "Ultium Charge 360," General Motors has unveiled its concept for how to simplify e-car charging for U.S. customers, with a "holistic approach" that aims to cover all charging scenarios, public and private.

Juice Technology expands into the USA

Juice Technology expands into the USA

Swiss charging infrastructure provider Juice Technology is expanding into the US by founding a subsidiary, Juice Americas Inc. based in Delaware, to serve the North American market.

Ford's Lincoln brand sets electric mobility goals

Ford's Lincoln brand sets electric mobility goals

Following Ford's recent announcement of an increase in its investment in electric mobility to over $30 billion by 2025, Ford's Lincoln brand is now providing details on its electric strategy, with Lincoln aiming to electrify its entire model lineup by the end of the decade.

Prologue: Honda BEV on Ultium platform coming in 2024

Prologue: Honda BEV on Ultium platform coming in 2024

Honda's first all-electric model based on General Motors' Ultium platform for North America will be called Prologue and will launch in early 2024, the same year an all-electric model from Honda's Acura brand - also based on Ultium - is scheduled to launch.

Daimler to introduce only electric platforms from 2025 onwards

Daimler to introduce only electric platforms from 2025 onwards

Daimler has unveiled its updated plans for the upcoming shift to electric mobility at an investor day, with the goal of Mercedes-Benz preparing to go fully electric before the end of the decade with new platforms and battery factories - with one caveat.

Honda sets BEV sales targets for North America

Honda sets BEV sales targets for North America

Honda is giving the first concrete sales targets for its announced battery-electric vehicles in North America. For example, the Prologue - the first all-electric model for North America - is initially expected to reach annual sales of 70,000 units, with the debut electric vehicle scheduled for launch in 2024.

Jeep Grand Cherokee coming as PHEV in 2022

Jeep Grand Cherokee coming as PHEV in 2022

Stellantis brand Jeep has announced a new generation of its Grand Cherokee SUV, which will also be offered as a plug-in hybrid for the first time. This is made possible by a new platform. The model is expected to go on sale in North America in early 2022 and in other markets later in the year.

Van Hool unveils all-electric double-decker coach

Van Hool unveils all-electric double-decker coach

Long-distance buses with battery-electric drives are still exotic. Belgian commercial vehicle manufacturer Van Hool has now even unveiled a double-decker coach with an all-electric drive. The TDX25E is supposed to travel up to 500 kilometres, but is intended for the North American market.

USA: AlphaStruxure integrates tool from The Mobility House

USA: AlphaStruxure integrates tool from The Mobility House

US-based AlphaStruxure, a joint venture between The Carlyle Group and Schneider Electric, has appointed The Mobility House as its technology partner. Using the Munich-based company's charging and energy management system, AlphaStruxure aims to integrate electric bus, truck and car fleets into site and distribution networks.

Ford wants to triple production of the Mustang Mach-E

Ford wants to triple production of the Mustang Mach-E

Ford has announced a significant increase in production of its all-electric Mustang Mach-E. By 2023, Ford aims to achieve an annual output of more than 200,000 examples of the electric car, which would be three times the number produced in 2021.

Toyota raises e-car sales targets - and unveils 15 concept cars

Toyota raises e-car sales targets - and unveils 15 concept cars

Toyota has fleshed out its electric plans, with the Japanese company also showing off a flurry of concept cars in its strategy update as a preview of future battery-electric models. Lexus is expected to play a key role in the BEV plans, with the premium brand set to offer only BEVs from 2035.

Rivian delays deliveries of large battery variant to 2023

Rivian delays deliveries of large battery variant to 2023

Rivian has delayed deliveries of its R1T and R1S models with the largest battery to 2023, saying the reason is that most of the roughly 71,000 pre-orders of the R1T and R1S in the U.S. and Canada have chosen the medium battery option and will be prioritized.

Volvo Trucks presents new generation of e-trucks for US market

Volvo Trucks presents new generation of e-trucks for US market

Volvo Trucks North America has unveiled the next generation of its VNR Electric all-electric heavy-duty truck with longer range and faster charging times. Production of the upgraded model is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2022, and orders are available now.

GM aims to deliver 400,000 e-cars by end of 2023

GM aims to deliver 400,000 e-cars by end of 2023

General Motors has set a goal of delivering a total of 400,000 electric vehicles in North America this year and next, and it also plans to expand its electric car production capacity further than previously planned.

GM starts E-conversion of Mexico plant

GM starts E-conversion of Mexico plant

General Motors has begun converting its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, to produce electric cars. Production of the internal combustion Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox models previously produced there will cease by mid-May for the conversions.

Honda plans three all-electric platforms

Honda plans three all-electric platforms

Honda is banking on three new all-electric vehicle platforms in its plan to reach sales volumes of more than two million electric cars per year by 2030, with the first set to debut as early as 2024.

United Rentals buys 530 e-vehicles from Ford

United Rentals buys 530 e-vehicles from Ford

US-based United Rentals has signed an agreement with Ford Pro to purchase 530 all-electric vehicles for its North American rental and corporate fleets, comprising 500 units of the F-150 Lightning pickup truck and 30 units of the E-Transit van.

VW presents China version of the ID. Aero still in June

VW presents China version of the ID. Aero still in June

The production version of the ID. Aero, VW's first all-electric sedan, is expected to launch first in China in the second half of 2023. The near-production study will be unveiled next Monday, June 27, with the corresponding production model for the North American and European markets scheduled for 2023.