GM seeking commercial applications for its hydrogen fuel cell tech

GM is planning multiple power generators based on its hydrogen fuel cell charging technology HYDROTEC. Utilising GM’s Generation 2 HYDROTEC fuel cell power cubes, with outputs up to 600 kilowatts, applications in the pipeline include a mobile power generator,...

British government pump primes £100 million into UK Gigafactory project

UK battery company Britishvolt has received £100 million in government backing for its planned gigafactory in North East England. Britishvolt also announced backing from investors Tritax and Abrdn, that should unlock a further £1.7bn in private funding in a project...

Swedish-Kenyan company plans EV bus rollout across Africa

The first electric bus from Swedish-Kenyan EV technology company Opibus is being tested on Nairobi’s roads in readiness for the commercial launch of EV buses in Kenya later this year, and across Africa by the end of 2023. Opibus has over the last five years been...

Danish EV charging start-up aims to brush aside “old-school” players

Copenhagen-based electric vehicle (EV) charging firm Monta has raised €15 million in a Series A funding round to support its expansion into two new European countries. The funds will also see Monta double its employee count and develop in five active markets across...

UK vehicle renter adds “London cab” based electric van to fleet

LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has announced a new partnership with Europcar Mobility Group UK – one of the UK’s leading commercial vehicle rental providers – supplying a fleet of 100 new VN5 electric vans. The vehicles will be made available across Europcar’s...
Swedish-Kenyan company plans EV bus rollout across Africa

Swedish-Kenyan company plans EV bus rollout across Africa

The first electric bus from Swedish-Kenyan EV technology company Opibus is being tested on Nairobi’s roads in readiness for the commercial launch of EV buses in Kenya later this year, and across Africa by the end of 2023. Opibus has over the last five years been...

UK vehicle renter adds “London cab” based electric van to fleet

UK vehicle renter adds “London cab” based electric van to fleet

LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has announced a new partnership with Europcar Mobility Group UK – one of the UK’s leading commercial vehicle rental providers – supplying a fleet of 100 new VN5 electric vans. The vehicles will be made available across Europcar’s...

Yamaha increases Taiwan’s electric scooter battery swap potential

Yamaha increases Taiwan’s electric scooter battery swap potential

A variant of Yamaha’s new electric EMF scooter developed for the Taiwanese market will utilise Gogoro’s battery swapping platform for refuelling. The EMF joins the Yamaha EC-05 as the second vehicle collaboration with Taiwan’s Gogoro. The ‘Powered by Gogoro Network...

Non-internet dependent EV charging technology gets BMW backing

Non-internet dependent EV charging technology gets BMW backing

BMW i Ventures has invested in German electric vehicle charging start-up HeyCharge, whose proprietary system enables EV-charging without an internet connection. Traditionally, EV chargers require an app or RFID card and a proper internet connection to begin...

Nuro refines autonomous delivery vehicle and gears up for production

Nuro refines autonomous delivery vehicle and gears up for production

American robotics company Nuro has introduced a third generation of its autonomous, last-mile delivery vehicle as it gears up to manufacture at scale later in the year. The vehicle is the first to benefit from a collaboration with Chinese-owned car maker BYD North...

Enhanced Volvo electric truck offers 85% range improvement

Enhanced Volvo electric truck offers 85% range improvement

Volvo Trucks has launched an enhanced version of its Volvo VNR Electric offering an increased range of up to 85% and faster charging. The VNR Electric, first introduced in December 2020, is one of Volvo Trucks six all-electric heavy truck models specially designed for...

Veolia to build major UK EV battery recycling facility

Veolia to build major UK EV battery recycling facility

French waste management company Veolia has announced its first electric vehicle battery recycling facility in the UK, which will have the capacity to process 20% of the UK’s end-of-life electric vehicle batteries by 2024. Veolia’s new facility at Minworth in the West...

Volta cuts delivery emissions on prestigious London shopping streets 

The UK’s Crown Estate, which manages land and property for the British monarch, has said it will trial switching goods deliveries in London’s West End to electric vehicles from this summer. Crown Estate and its distribution provider Clipper Logistics is partnering...

Lime Gen4 e-bikes feature e-scooter’s swappable battery

Lime has officially launched its Gen4 e-bikes in Washington DC, following small-scale pilots in several cities in 2021. They will arrive in more cities around the world this spring. The most significant advancement is the swappable, interchangeable battery, that is...

Mercedes Vision EQXX prototype promises 1000km on single charge

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a prototype electric vehicle it claims can travel more than 1000km on a single battery charge. The German carmaker says the Vision EQXX is "the most efficient Mercedes-Benz ever built." Its power consumption of around 10 kWh of energy per...

VinFast puts ambitious global EV strategy into play

Vietnamese car manufacturer VinFast confirmed its commitment to becoming an all-electric car maker by the end of the year at the VinFast Global EV Day at the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2022, in Las Vegas. Madam Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vingroup Vice Chair and VinFast...

REE starts road testing P7 corner technology platform

REE Automotive has started testing its all-new electric P7 platform designed for commercial delivery vans and mobility operators. The company plans trials for the platform at the REE Engineering Centre of Excellence in the UK and the REE Advanced Research and...

Sony EVs move a step closer with launch of Sony Mobility

Sony is set to enter the electric vehicle market with the launch of a new mobility company this Spring, looking “to harness its strengths in entertainment and sensors to play a bigger role in next-generation mobility”. The announcement was made at the CES 2022...

Collaboration brings advanced driver assist features to buses

RR.AI, a developer of self-driving technology and US bus maker GILLIG are to collaborate on developing next generations driver assistance systems and self-driving technology specifically for commuter buses in the United States. This partnership will “combine RR.AI’s...

NYPD heralds fleet electrification with Mustang Mach-E order

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has ordered 184 all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-Es for law enforcement and emergency response use. The purchase is part of New York City’s largest electric vehicle (EV) purchase to date. The NYPD operates over 6,200 light duty...

Independently tested Volvo truck exceeds official range

Trucking journalist Jan Burgdorf has put a Volvo FH Electric truck through its paces on an independent test using Germany’s Green Truck Route, a 343 km long route that includes a variety of motorways, hilly terrains, and tighter roads that is used for testing...

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