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Mercedes-Benz Trucks delivers new eActros to Meyer-Logistik

Vollelektrischer Mercedes-Benz Lkw für den schweren Verteilerverkehr: Hamburger Supermärkte werden ab jetzt elektrisch beliefert: Mercedes-Benz Trucks übergibt eActros an Meyer-LogistikFully electric Mercedes-Benz truck for heavy-duty distribution: Ha

The new truck is part of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ eActros innovation fleet Mercedes-Benz Trucks has delivered an all-electric eActros to Meyer-Logistik for on-road testing. For one year, the company test-drive a 25-tonne truck with a refrigeration unit for transporting temperature-sensitive foodstuffs from the warehouse to different supermarkets in the centre of …

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Workhorse launches production of NGEN-1000 electric van

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NGEN-1000 goes into production at Workhorse’s Midwest plant US-based Workhorse Group has started the initial production of a new light-weight NGEN-1000 electric delivery vehicle with a grill-less front end. The NGEN-1000 has a curb weight of 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg), less than one-half of what a traditional diesel step-van weighs. …

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Axletech and Thor Trucks to build e-powertrain for commercial vehicles

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AxleTech plans to launch its newest e-powertrain offering in 2019 Michigan-based AxleTech has announced that it is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system with Thor Trucks. AxleTech and Thor Trucks will integrate AxleTech’s e-axle technology with Thor’s proprietary battery technology to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain. “Electric powertrains for …

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Ford starts producing Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van

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Ford will produce 3,500 StreetScooter WORK XL vans per year Ford has begun production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric van at its European HQ in Cologne, Germany. Based on a Transit chassis, produced at the Ford Otosan joint venture plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, the medium-sized electric delivery …

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Volvo Trucks to introduce all-electric trucks in North America

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The Volvo LIGHTS project has received US$44.8 million of funding As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure, Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialise …

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Mitsubishi to help electric refrigerated trucks stay cool

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Mitsubishi’s new reefers are designed to work with electric trucks Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems (MHI Thermal Systems) has started commercial production of all-electric truck/trailer reefers engineered exclusively for the electric refrigerated trucks. The reefers, dubbed the Hino Profia COOL Hybrids, will be launched in summer 2019 by Hino Motors. …

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Proterra introduces Apex vehicle intelligence system

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Apex is Proterra’s cloud-based monitoring system for EVs Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has given attendees at the American Public Transit Association (APTA) Annual Meeting in Nashville a glimpse at the next level for smart, connected, electric transit with the introduction of the Proterra APEX connected vehicle …

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Hyundai Motor and H2 Energy to operate fleet of fuel cell electric trucks

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Hyundai and H2E will supply the first trucks in 2019 Hyundai Motor Company has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Swiss hydrogen company H2 Energy (H2E). Beginning in 2019 and over a five-year period, Hyundai Motor and H2 Energy will provide 1,000 heavy-duty fuel cell electric trucks and …

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Mercedes-Benz starts practical tests for eActros truck

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The tests for eActros will last for around two years Mercedes-Benz Trucks is starting practical trials for its all-electric heavy-duty eActros truck. The retail and logistics service provider Hermes is the first of 20 customers in different sectors who will integrate the electric truck into their fleets. Each customer will …

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