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eTrucks could reach 15% of market by 2030, says McKinsey Energy Insights

MAN electric truck concept.

Some sectors and regions could see penetration rates of eTrucks as high as 35%, analysis suggests If the economics of privately-owned, light-duty electric vehicles are persuasive, the potential gains for commercial and industrial users are even greater. The pace of change in the eTruck sector in particular is moving faster …

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The world’s largest EV is on trial in Switzerland

The Kuhn Komatsu e-Dumper

A 110-tonne battery-powered electric dumper truck is to be trialled in Switzerland this autumn While it may seem at first glance to be an unlikely electric transport pioneer, Swiss cement manufacturer Ciments Vigier has commissioned a ground-breaking prototype which could prompt some serious thinking for heavy industry worldwide. The project …

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Driverless electric street-sweepers to hit UK

Westfield-led UltraPOD in Greenwich. Source: GATEway

Vehicle autonomy unit of Westfield will lead consortium to develop self-driving electric sweepers for airports and cities Although its heritage has been in producing petrol-powered racing cars, Westfield Sportscars has been involved in some interesting electric and autonomous transport projects. Perhaps most visibly, its autonomous vehicle unit is a key …

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Ryder and Chanje Energy form strategic partnership

The V8070 delivery van from Chanje.

Ryder to become the first nationwide US leasing and rental company to offer electric trucks Ryder System a commercial fleet management, transportation and supply chain firm, is to become the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, a new California based medium-duty electric vehicle (EV) and energy services …

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