3 Nov 2023
large payload and agility. With 1000L of cargo space or 200kg of payload, a maximum speed of 90kph and a range of up to 180km, Rapide 3 can effectively meet the growing demand for faster deliveries. Based on a delivery trial with a domestic fleet customer, Rapide 3 carries three to four times more parcels per trip than a scooter. Compared with trucks, Rapide 3 saves 2 hours of delivery time per day by being less impacted by traffic and parking. In addition, Rapide 3 is less expensive to operate than trucks.
21 Sep 2022
IPT Technology: e-Mobility Wireless Charging
IPT Technology design, manufacture, install, and service wireless charging hardware into a wide variety of electric vehicles. In 2021, IPT acquired the company Primove from Bombardier, which, among other things, has developed solutions for wireless charging of cars and trucks. IDTechEx spoke to their marketing manager and learned about their product portfolio and deployments.
12 Jul 2022
Lightning eMotors: Electric Trucks
Lightning eMotors, headquartered in Colorado, design, manufacture, and fit all-electric powertrains into vans and medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
29 Jun 2022
Mercedes-Benz: Electric Trucks
Mercedes-Benz are a Daimler brand, and Daimler Trucks are investing in both battery electric vehicle (BEV) and fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) truck development.
1 Jun 2022
Perrone Robotics: Autonomous Retrofitting
Perrone Robotics has been working with autonomous vehicles since 2005 when it was competing in DARPA challenges. In the mid-2010s, Perrone pivoted and moved into commercial autonomous vehicles. Today, Perrone has a refined retrofit product complete with software, as well as a range of commercial partners and customers that are deploying Perrone-powered autonomous vehicles.
24 May 2022
Swobbee is a Berlin-based start-up that's working on commercializing battery swapping for micromobility vehicles and offers a battery-as-a-service model.
5 Apr 2022
Boston Dynamics' Stretch Robot Now Available for Commercial Purchase
Stretch is a versatile, mobile robot that unloads floor-loaded trailers and containers for safer and more efficient warehouse operations. The robot works with a wide range of package types and sizes, from standard brown to highly graphical boxes, and can handle cases up to 50 pounds. With advanced mobility and a footprint the size of a pallet, Stretch is built to maneuver in and out of trucks and tight spaces in a warehouse.
22 Mar 2022
One of the Largest Ever Sustainable Aviation Fuel Deals
DHL Express and Neste have announced a significant step towards decarbonizing aviation logistics by expanding their existing cooperation with a new strategic collaboration. In the next five years, Neste will supply DHL with approximately 320,000 tons (400 million liters) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The agreement is Neste's largest for Sustainable Aviation Fuel to date and one of the largest sustainable aviation fuel agreements in the aviation industry.
29 Dec 2021
Girteka Logistics Recognised as a Green Carrier by DHL
Girteka Logistics,was one of the first road freight transport companies to be given the Green Carrier Certificate by one of its partners, DHL. The certificate was established by the German-based logistics company to certify its subcontractors, increasing the transparency behind its sustainability goals for its stakeholders.
3 Dec 2021
ForwardX Robotics was founded in 2016 in Beijing, China as a mobile robot company. At the end of 2018, their AMR products were offered to the public for sales. Prior to that, ForwardX had done some pilot projects with large multi-national corporations. For example, they worked closely with DHL to develop their trial products, and DHL was also one of the first adopters of their products. Since 2019, ForwardX has pushed forward the development in order to launch various product ranges. Starting from Flex, they now also have Max series (pallet lift AMRs) available globally and Apex series (forklift AMRs) available in China.