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Chinese FAW Jiefang launches New Electric Vehicle business unit
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Chinese FAW Jiefang launches New Electric Vehicle business unit

FAW Jiefang has established a new business unit for electrified vehicles and presented its plans for the unit. The new brand will include all ‘New Energy Vehicles’, battery-electric vehicles, hybrids and hydrogen-powered vehicles. The Chinese company aims to achieve sales of 120,000 vehicles with New Energy Vehicles by 2025. Then rising to 320,000 by 2030 and 500,000 by 2035. To structure the new vehicle sales strategy, FAW Jiefang New Energy will focus on five major vehicle platform products to cover five major product lines: traction, cargo, dump, particular purpose, and passenger cars. This way, FAW Jiefang hopes to corner the entire electrified vehicle market. FAW Jiefang Truck Assemply Line. Soon to be electirifed The strategic five-year plan, which is the 14th in t...
British Tevva reveals new 7.5t electric Truck
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British Tevva reveals new 7.5t electric Truck

The English Electric Truck Company Tevva has revealed a 7.5-tonne truck. The Truck will be able to drive 250 kilometers in electric drive mode and a range of up to 500 kilometers with the FC range extender activated. Production of the Tevva electric truck is scheduled to start in July 2022. Tevva boasts in a statement that the new Tevva Truck is the first UK-developed 7.5-tonne electric truck designed for mass production. The model is to be manufactured at a yet-to-be-built factory in London’s Thames Freeport. When the factory there comes on stream, production capacity is expected to be 3,000 trucks per year. Tevva is aiming to start production at the London plant in 2023, and it remains unclear where examples of the e-truck will be made from mid-2022. Tevva Electric Truck Th...
British Parcel Company Hermes orders 168 all electric Mercedes eSprinter
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British Parcel Company Hermes orders 168 all electric Mercedes eSprinter

British parcel service provider Hermes has ordered 168 Mercedes-Benz eSprinters. The electric vans are to go into operation before the end of the year. This is the first major investment in battery-powered vans for Hermes UK. The investment follows a trial run with two eSprinters at a depot in Enfield, north London. In addition to the 168 electric examples, dealer Intercounty Truck & Van will also procure 132 diesel-powered Sprinters on behalf of Hermes. Fleet manager David Landy is quick to give assurances that the latter diesel vehicles are only supposed to serve as a stop-gap measure. The British offshoot of the delivery service wants to focus on equipping its ParcelShop business with electrically powered vans. ParcelShop primarily comprises shops that offer themselves a...
French logistics Company Urby orders 20 electric trucks from Renault
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French logistics Company Urby orders 20 electric trucks from Renault

Logistics service provider Urby has ordered 20 Renault Trucks D Z.E. electric trucks. Urby is a subsidiary of French postal operator La Poste and Banque des Territoires. The electric trucks are designed for urban distribution and are scheduled to enter service in around 15 French cities starting 2022. According to Urby, the order results from growing customer demand for sustainable transport solutions and the tightening of urban regulations – particularly with the introduction of low emission zones. The 20 ordered examples will drive up in the 4×2 configuration with a gross vehicle weight of 16 tonnes and a box body for up to 18 pallets. The range is given as 250 kilometers. The decisive factors for the choice were the proven technology, the range of the vehicles and the mai...
Renault is launching new models of their electric trucks
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Renault is launching new models of their electric trucks

Renault Trucks is expanding its range of all-electric truck models with a 19-tonne variant of the D Wide Z.E. Series production is now starting at the plant in Blainville-sur-Orne in Normandy, France. The Renault Trucks plant in Normandy has already been producing the D Z.E. (16-tonne) and D Wide Z.E. (26-tonne) since March 2020. New battery options for both trucks have also been offered since the end of 2020. Renault Trucks has also developed a new system to increase the energy efficiency of the all-electric trucks with refrigerated bodywork. As a result, the three variants (16-, 19- and 26-tonne) are available with a refrigerator connection that supplies the energy needed for the cooling system directly from the 600 V traction batteries. Now another variant is being added: the ...
Sweden’s Clean Motion presents Solar powered delivery EV
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Sweden’s Clean Motion presents Solar powered delivery EV

The Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer Clean Motion has presented the Re:volt, a small electric delivery vehicle with a solar roof.   The new van for the last mile is supposed to offer a range of up to 400 kilometers and go into production from autumn 2022. The range specification includes 100 to 130 kilometers due to electricity generation via the vehicle’s solar roof. So when the sun is not shining, the radius is much more limited. The Swedish company gives a range of 70 to 280 kilometers without solar support. According to the Clean Motion website, pre-orders for the Re:volt will be accepted “soon”. The manufacturer is already quoting a price of “from 9,000 euros ($10,500)”. Weighing only 250 kilograms, the Re:volt can carry a maximum load of 700 kilograms. The vehicle make...
Swedish EV Startup Volta Trucks raises 37 million euros in Series B
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Swedish EV Startup Volta Trucks raises 37 million euros in Series B

Swedish electric truck start-up Volta Trucks has raised 37 million euros in its Series B funding round. According to the Company Pre-orders for the Volta Zero now exceed 2,500 vehicles with an order value of more than 600 million euros. Demand seems to be high as Orders have doubled in the last three months. Just a few days ago we announced that Volta Trucks begins real life testing of its Volta Zero Trucks. The exact Price for the Volta Trucks is not known yet but they are expected to be in the $250,000 range. According to Volta Trucks, the most important investor in the Series B financing was the existing investor Luxor Capital. Another strategic partner such as the battery supplier Proterra also participated in the financing round. This is Proterra’s first financial investmen...
MAN Trucks & Bus announces future electrification strategy “NewMAN”
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MAN Trucks & Bus announces future electrification strategy “NewMAN”

MAN Truck & Bus will focus primarily on the areas of electromobility, autonomous vehicles and digital solutions moving forward. These are the parts of a new strategy called "NewMAN". “Our goal is to set the course for the future with competitive structures, ultra-modern, clean vehicles, innovative assistance and safety systems, not to mention sophisticated services that make it as easy as possible for our customers to embrace e-mobility,” says Rudi Kuchta, Head Business Unit Bus at MAN Truck & Bus. “We have set out on a path that is certainly challenging at times. Nevertheless, we will continue to pursue it resolutely, focus on our customers and the issue of sustainability to an even greater extent, and build on our strengths. This approach will enable us to play a decisive rol...
EV Startup Volta Trucks signs Production Contract with Steyr Automotive
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EV Startup Volta Trucks signs Production Contract with Steyr Automotive

The Swedish electric truck start-up Volta Trucks will have its first trucks produced by Steyr Automotive. Production will begin in Austria at the end of 2022. The two companies have signed a production contract. According to the Swedish company, the contract was preceded by a “broad-based competitive tendering process with potential suppliers throughout Europe”. In April, on the other hand, it was still said that the company was considering a plant in Spain, specifically at the former Nissan plant in Barcelona. Volta just recently started testing its trucks on public roads in the UK. Volta Zero Truck Under new CEO Essa Al-Saleh, who succeeded Rob Fowler who resigned for personal reasons, the decision has now been made to produce in Steyr. “Steyr Automotive was appointed...
Australia Post orders 20 Fuso eCanter delivery trucks
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Australia Post orders 20 Fuso eCanter delivery trucks

Australia Post continues to add green solutions to its fleets with the addition of 20 Fuso eCanter trucks. The logistics service expects the vans to hit the road in October this year and says it is among the first clients. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation launched the eCanter in Australia in April 2021. The Fuso eCanter is the child of Daimler Trucks and its Mitsubishi subsidiary. Daimler Truck and Bus President and CEO Daniel Whitehead commented Australia Post was the perfect first Australian customer for the eCanter. For Australia Post the new trucks add to existing electrification efforts. James Dixon, General Manager, Networks for Australia Post, said the eCanter trucks would contribute to the company’s target to reduce emissions by 15% by 2025 (Based on a baseline set ...