In January, the Traton Group, Daimler Truck, and the Volvo Group announced plans to form a joint venture to build a high-power charging network for commercial EVs in Europe. Now the companies have completed the final steps in forming the new JV, and have appointed Anja van Niersen, a charging industry veteran who previously served… Read more »
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Commercial vehicle manufacturers Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and the Traton Group have agreed to create a joint venture to build and operate a high-power public charging network for heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe. The planned JV, which will be equally owned by the three firms, is scheduled to start operations in 2022. The… Read more »
Three of Europe’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers—Daimler Truck, the Volvo Group, and the Traton Group (owner of the Scania, MAN and Navistar brands)—have signed a non-binding agreement to build a public charging network for battery-electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe. The agreement lays the foundation of a future joint venture, which is to… Read more »
Q&A with electric truck expert Rustam Kocher Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles make up a small fraction of the vehicles on the road, but they generate a disproportionate amount of pollution. Therefore, electrifying them is critical to reducing emissions. Furthermore, the case for electric trucks and buses would seem to be an easy one to make…. Read more »
The prospect that hydrogen fuel cells will play a significant role in road transportation dims with every advance in battery tech and charging tech that’s announced. The latest blow for hydrogen fans came from Europe’s second-largest truck maker, MAN. In an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard (via Hydrogen Insight), MAN CEO Alexander Vlaskamp predicted… Read more »
The market for heavy-duty electric trucks is heating up—long-established OEMs and startups alike are moving on from the pilot stage, and filling substantial orders from customers. During a recent conversation with Rustam Kocher, once Charging Infrastructure Lead at Daimler Trucks North America and now a consultant (watch for the full interview in the next print… Read more »
Daimler Truck North America, NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Renewable Power plan to form a joint venture to deploy a nationwide US charging network for medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles. Construction at the first sites is set to begin in 2023. Initial funding is expected to be around $650 million, divided equally… Read more »