With the support of several state agencies, EVI will deploy 500 electric “return-to-base delivery trucks” over the next two years.
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With a range of around 130 km (81 miles), the E-CELL is designed for short routes involving numerous stops.
Johnson Controls has made a couple of potentially major advances in EV battery technology, which it will be displaying at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. A Ford Transit Connect Electric van powered by a Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery will be available for test drives. Johnson’s new prismatic storage cells are designed to require less installation… Read more »
The Transport Department pointed out that commercial vans are ideally suited to the switch to electric, as they often have a predictable route and distance to travel each day.
The 230 EVs are being used by courier and delivery services and other commercial operators in several regions of Germany, and have covered over 650,000 km.
The all-electric light commercial vehicle weds the drivetrain of a Leaf to the popular NV200, which has been sold in Asia and Europe since 2009.
UPS plans to power up 100 new electric delivery vans in California early in 2012, replacing legacy diesel trucks and saving 126,000 gallons of fuel a year. The new brown beauties are built by Electric Vehicles International (EVI), a Stockton, California firm that’s been making commercial vehicles for 20 years. EVI’s walk-in van comes in… Read more »
The German firm Kerstner will unveil a refrigerator van version of the Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell electric vehicle at the Solutrans trade show in Lyon, France, this week.
The Transit EV has a range of 56 miles, a top speed of 75 mph and combined fuel economy of 62 MPGe.
The mail delivery van of the future, a joint project of Volkswagen Group Research and the German Post Office, sports electric wheel hub motors, and can be operated semi-automatically.