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Mercedes-Benz to unveil electric truck with 500 km range

The battery-electric eActros LongHaul long-distance truck will be Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ trade show highlight at this year’s IAA Transportation in September in Hanover. The manufacturer announced the 40-ton truck in 2020 and presents the “concept prototype” exactly two years later for the first time. The eActros LongHaul to be shown at IAA provides...

Toyota's first battery EV has 500 km range and a solar roof option

Toyota will offer the bZ4X in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants. The former will feature a single 150 kW capable of accelerating the car from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 8.4 seconds. Per the WLTC standard, the automaker claims the FWD model’s 71.4 kWh battery will allow it to travel approximately 500 kilometers or 310 miles on a...

680 hp Electric Rallycross RX1E tested by Andreas Mikkelsen

Powertrain kits for the 2022 World Rallycross electric supercar class will includes two 250kW motors, one on each axle, two inverters and a 52.65kWh battery with an innovative cooling system. The power units will develop 500 kW (680 horsepower). The kit can be retrofitted to existing internal combustion-powered World RX Supercars or built into an all-new...

Rolls-Royce and Tecnam to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft in 2026

Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are joining forces with Widerøe – the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue service in 2026. The project expands on the successful research programme between Rolls-Royce and Widerøe on sustainable aviation and the existing partnership...

All-electric 530hp BMW i4 reaches 100 km/h in four seconds

When an ideal balance is called for between dynamics and ride comfort, the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series models consistently set the benchmark within their segments in the premium market. In terms of electrically powered vehicles, the new BMW i4 is set to take on this role very soon. The first purely electrically powered 4-door Gran Coupé enriches locally...

Scania plans to introduce long-distance battery electric trucks.

Scania’s aim is to be the leader in the shift towards a sustainable transport system. Battery electric vehicles will be the main tool to drive this shift and to enable decarbonised transport solutions with better transport economy to customers. The rapid development of electric solutions for heavy duty vehicles includes the fast advancement of battery...

Volkswagen ID.4 to feature Intelligent Regenerative Braking

Regenerative braking, in other words energy recovery when decelerating, greatly boosts the range of any electric vehicle. However, what should happen when drivers of electric vehicles take their foot off the right-most pedal is a difficult, philosophical question. Should the electric drive motor act as a generator, converting kinetic energy into electrical...

Scania launches fully electric truck with 250 km range

Scania now launches its first fully electric truck. With a range of up to 250 km, the Scania electric truck can operate during the whole day and still return safely to its home depot for overnight charging. If there is a need for an extended range, the driver can fast charge the truck over a break or during natural stops in operation. The truck is available...

New FIA World Rallycross Project E race series has run it's first race in Sweden

The new FIA World Rallycross Project E race series has run it's first support race in Sweden, Ken Block's Ford Fiesta ERX won this breakthrough event at the famous Holjes rallycross circuit in front of two identical Fords. Built by Austrian firm STARD, the cars boast three electric motors, producing 600 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque combined. It...

Hyundai KONA Electric Sets Range Record of 1,026 Kilometers

Hyundai Motor successfully demonstrated its leadership in electrified mobility as three KONA Electric vehicles set a new range record. Over the course of a three-day range mission, the pure electric subcompact SUVs each travelled 1,018.7, 1,024.1 and 1,026.0 kilometers (km), exceeding the goal of 1,000 km on a single battery charge. Each distance...

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