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Volvo Trucks claims the lead in Europe’s electric truck market

Sales of heavy-duty battery-electric trucks are starting to climb in Europe, and Volvo Trucks claims to have established a leading market share of 42% in 2021. The company took orders for more than 1,100 electric trucks worldwide. Volvo cites statistics from the market analysis group IHS Markit, which found that some 346 electric trucks (16… Read more »

Norwegian Post orders 29 Volvo electric trucks

The Norwegian Postal Service has ordered 29 electric trucks from Volvo Trucks—one of the truck-maker’s largest ever in Europe. The order follows an earlier one for three electric trucks. Volvo Trucks will deliver a total of 32 electric and 13 biogas-fueled trucks to Norwegian Post in 2022. The order includes different two- and three-axle configurations… Read more »

All EV drivers in the Netherlands can now use Tesla’s Supercharger network

The long-awaited opening of Tesla’s Supercharger network recently took another leap forward as the company expanded access for non-Tesla EVs to all 36 of its locations in the Netherlands. To start using the Superchargers, drivers of CCS-equipped EVs simply need to download the Tesla app. Tesla took the first step towards an open network in… Read more »

Oslo transit agency orders 183 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses

As US cities experiment with electric bus pilots, one transit agency in Norway is already replacing its existing e-buses with next-generation models. Oslo transit agency Unibuss has ordered 183 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses in a deal worth approximately €100 million ($115 million). Poland-based Solaris has been selling buses to Unibuss since 2006. The Norwegian… Read more »

XPeng delivers 98,000 EVs in 2021

Chinese EV manufacturer XPeng (NYSE:XPEV) has announced delivery results for December 2021 and the fourth quarter 2021. XPeng delivered 16,000 Smart EVs in December 2021, exceeding its monthly delivery benchmark of 15,000 units for the second consecutive month despite ongoing supply chain challenges. This represents a 181% increase year-over-year. December deliveries consisted of 7,459 P7… Read more »

Norwegian battery-electric ship to be tested for autonomous voyages

In Norway, a battery-electric container ship named the Yara Birkeland is gearing up to be tested and certified as an autonomous ship. According to the CEO of international chemical firm Yara, Svein Tore Holsether, the ship is “the world’s first fully electric and self-propelled container ship.” Massterly, a joint venture between Kongsberg and Wilhelmsen, plans… Read more »

Toyota to invest $3.4 billion in US battery production

For the last decade, the policy of most legacy automakers has been to talk big about EVs, while doing little or nothing to sell any. Now, ironically, Toyota may be turning this time-honored formula backwards. The company broadcasts anti-EV misinformation in TV ads and executive speeches, and lobbies governments to water down support for EV… Read more »

Parsing the latest proposal to revamp the federal EV tax credit

The House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee have released proposals to revamp the federal EV tax credit program. The two proposals will be reconciled, and the final version is expected to be included in the pending reconciliation package. The Zero Emission Transportation Association has published a detailed description of the two,… Read more »

Toyota actively lobbies against support for EVs

Toyota has earned a place in the history of transport electrification. The Japanese automaker’s introduction of the Prius hybrid in 1997 was a milestone. Since then, the company has sold some 15 million hybrids worldwide, and has gradually added hybrid powertrains to more of its offerings—a majority of Toyota and Lexus models are now available… Read more »

Rolls-Royce delivers new PGS1 generator to testbed for hybrid aircraft

Rolls-Royce has taken delivery of a generator that will enable what the company calls “the most powerful hybrid-electric aero power and propulsion system in aerospace.” The generator for RR’s 2.5 MW Power Generation System 1 (PGS1), along with its related power electronics, was delivered to the newly-renovated Testbed 108 in Bristol, UK. The generator completed… Read more »