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Kalmar, the Finnish cargo-handling machinery manufacturer, has introduced a medium electric lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery-powered forklift. The new forklift sees the company continuing its move towards offering a fully electric version of every... Read more

Volvo Buses has unveiled the latest in its range of all-electric articulated buses. The new Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated offers less noise, higher capacity and emission free operations. The 7900 joins the company's expanding, comprehensive... Read more

Tesla is currently working on a brand new "soft and durable" type of fabric to be used in seating in its electric vehicles... Read more

A joint Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by Airbus and SAS to conduct research into hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements. It is a unique cooperation intended to establish the requirements for the next... Read more

Swedish battery start-up, Northvolt has confirmed that it has raised €350-million from the European Investment Bank and is awaiting further funding from Ikea. Founded by two former Tesla executives, Northvolt seeks to raise €1.5-billion to build a... Read more

In what has been described as a world first, an electric driverless truck has begun making daily freight deliveries on a public road in Jönköping, Sweden according to its developer, Einride, and DB Schenker, the logistics customer. Read more

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are poised to increase dramatically. According to a recent report from IHS Market, these vehicles will account for more than 30% of new cars sold in key markets by 2040 - up from just 1% in 2016... Read more

A multibillion dollar deal has been signed between Swedish car maker Volvo and two Asian electric car battery producers, LG Chem and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), to supply the firm until 2028... Read more

Electric performance car manufacturer Polestar, jointly owned by Volvo and its Chinese parent company Geely, has announced that it will be opening an R&D centre in Coventry, UK in order to strengthen the brand's ability to design and engineer... Read more

The Finnish cargo-handling machinery manufacturer Kalmar, which is part of the Cargotec group, has introduced a fully electric version of the Kalmar Empty Container Handler. The launch represents the next step on the company's journey towards... Read more

Europe's biggest battery technology conference, the Battery Experts Forum, took place from the 10th to 12th April 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and saw record numbers of attendees - doubling since the previous year. Read more

Munich-based drone startup Lilium is now seeking regulatory safety approval for the all-electric vertical take-off and landing passenger taxis, a world first... Read more

In the run-up to Auto-Shanghai 2019, auto giant Volkswagen has unveiled the latest member of the ID family, the ID. Roomzz, a zero-emission SUV in the five-metre class that is being touted as the EV equivalent to the Touareg and the German... Read more

Torqeedo has developed a specialised high-thrust electric propulsion system for VIKING’s revolutionary new LifeCraft survival craft, which are designed to speed safe evacuation of hundreds of passengers from ships at sea. Read more

BMW has announced that it intends to push on with production of an electric mini model in the UK later this year despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the implications of Brexit. Read more

Clean-energy company Fortum is in cooperation with the City of Oslo and the American company Momentum Dynamics to build a wireless fast-charging infrastructure for taxis in the Norwegian capital. Read more

At the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) Rimac displayed their new powerful hypercar, the Rimac C_Two and its core technology – the in-house designed and engineered full carbon fibre monocoque with the battery and powertrain integrated... Read more

Under the theme Driving Prosperity the report outlines the Volvo Group’s strategy and the activities that contributed to making 2018 a record year in terms of sales and profitability. The report also highlights the Volvo Group’s strong position... Read more

A newly-published report from the environmental consultancy Transport and Environment has found that in 2018 the US overtook the EU to become the world's second largest electric car market with around 361,000 EVs sold in that year compared to... Read more

With Dyson recently announcing its surprise move into the electric vehicle market, it is clear that the electric car boom is upon us. However, the technology behind these vehicles must continue to be refined to perfect its use in alternative... Read more

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