Mass Production of Purpose-Built Electric Cars in Sight as Kia Commences Factory Construction

South Korean car manufacturer Kia has started building a specialized factory focused on battery-electric purpose-built vehicles (PBVs). These cars are designed for various commercial uses like delivery and ride-hailing services. 
The construction follows shortly after Kia’s recent CEO Investor Day, where the company pledged to release 15 electric vehicle models by 2027 and laid out future plans for their PBV segment.
The new factory, which is located in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, is a major …

New EV Van Platform from Mercedes to Include Electric Camper Van Offering

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to create an electric camper van, part of a broader effort to launch new midsize and large vans using a fresh platform called Van Electric Architecture, or VAN.EA. 
This versatile architecture will serve as the foundation for a variety of van types, whether they’re used for business or personal luxury, including campers, delivery vans, ambulances, and more….

New “Flying” Electric Water Taxis in Stockholm Promise Speedy, Low-Cost Transit

Stockholm, which is often called the “Venice of the North,” is about to see a major innovation in its water transportation system. The city will soon host a nine-month trial of the Candela P-12 Shuttle. 
This vessel is not your ordinary boat, however, as it’s a fully electric, zero-emission hydrofoil designed to serve as a passenger taxi on water. The trial starting in 2023 promises to revolutionize how people move around the Swedish capital.
Candela is no newcomer to the field of electric boating. …