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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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CityFreighter develops customised electric delivery trucks for fleet operators

CityFreighter delivery truck design

CityFreighter will present its first prototype in 2019 Last mile logistics will change and they face a lot of future challenges. By 2030, 70% of all people will live in bigger cities. There is an increasing shortage of drivers. The demand for sustainable, compact, pollution-free commercial vehicles is steadily growing. …

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Rolls-Royce introduces new MTU hybrid propulsion systems for ships

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Rolls-Royce will test the MTU hybrid system in 2019 As of 2020, Rolls-Royce will launch a range of completely integrated MTU hybrid ship propulsion systems onto the market. The propulsion systems will also be made available for yachts, work boats, ferries and patrol boats in a power range of 1,000-4,000 …

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