The Vehicles

Irizar develops electric truck with CNG range extender for waste collection

Spanish bus manufacturer Irizar introduced its new Irizar ie electric truck at the recent Sustainable Urban Mobility Congress in Bilbao, Spain. The showcased model is 8 meters long (26 feet) and has a carrying capacity of 18 tons. Irizar designed the ie truck for industrial use in urban and inter-urban settings. It says varying body… Read more »

Volvo to offer plug-in hybrid powertrains on all models

Volvo Cars has introduced a range of new electrified powertrain options, which it plans to make available across its entire model range. The company has upgraded its existing T8 and T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrains, and confirmed that plug-in options will now be available on every model it produces. Volvo also plans to introduce… Read more »

Australian electric truck maker SEA Electric to launch in the US

Australian electric commercial vehicle maker SEA Electric is set to launch in the US. It will showcase two trucks at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis during March and attend California’s Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in April. SEA Electric’s display vehicles are based on Ford and Isuzu platforms and the company says they are at… Read more »

Tesla makes $35,000 Model 3 available, shifts to online-only sales

Elon Musk has some good news, and he has some bad news, plus some news that you may find good or bad, depending on your perspective. One thing’s for sure, there’s a lot of news – Tesla has announced a wide-ranging package of changes to its lineup, pricing and sales strategy. The big piece of… Read more »

Volvo unveils fully electric Polestar 2

Polestar, Volvo’s electric performance sub-brand, has unveiled its first pure EV. The Polestar 2 is an “avant-garde 5-door fastback” that offers all-wheel drive, 300 kW of power, 660 Nm of torque, an estimated range of 275 miles, and a 0-100 km/h time of less than five seconds. It sports front and rear DC-AC inverters, a… Read more »

Investors sue to stop Tesla’s acquisition of Maxwell Technologies

A group of investors has filed a class action lawsuit in San Diego federal court to stop Tesla’s acquisition of battery and ultracapacitor innovator Maxwell Technologies. Bloomberg Terminal reports (via Electrek)  that the litigants are calling the price of $4.75 per share (over $200 million total) and the process that led to the deal “unfair.” This… Read more »

European regulators reach provisional agreement to lower heavy-duty truck emissions 30% by 2030

The European Parliament and the Council have reached provisional agreement on a regulation that will set strict CO2 emission standards for trucks in the EU. Emissions from new trucks will have to be 15% lower by 2025 and 30% lower in 2030, compared to 2019 emissions. The text of the regulation still needs to be… Read more »

Tesla delivers first 4 of 100 Model 3s to German EV rental company

German EV rental company nextmove, Tesla’s largest customer in Germany, plans to add 100 Model 3s to its fleet this year. The company recently took delivery of the first four units of the new sedan (the Performance version) at Tesla’s facility in Berlin. nextmove’s mission is to make EVs accessible to as many people as… Read more »