30 Nov 2016
Route enabled refuse truck deployed
The first commercial application of a range-extended electric refuse truck.
1 Aug 2016
Short radius trucks go pure electric
Pure electric short range trucks are rapidly becoming viable as they face much tougher local and global emissions regulations.
11 Jul 2016
Single cylinder range extenders
Motrec have come up with the idea of integrating a range extender to their existing battery electric vehicle to satisfy their customers using ICE equipped vehicles.
3 Jun 2016
Electric trucks: complete disagreement
Trucks have to clean up their act if they are not to become illegal under the impending 2025 and 2030 legislation and those that jump the gun will probably gain market share because that clean up typically comes with fuel saving key to profitability in fleet operations working on wafer thin margins. Everyone agrees about that - but how to do it? Complete disagreement.
31 May 2016
Which Electric Truck Powertrain Wins?
How will trucks clean up their act to avoid becoming illegal under the impending 2025 and 2030 legislation? This article discusses the different approaches.
22 Jun 2015
Jet engine range extenders for electric vehicles
In May 2015, Californian Company, Wrightspeed announced the Fulcrum, a gas turbine on-board range extender for charging the batteries of electric vehicles.
28 Nov 2014
New electric trucks
The new IDTechEx report, Industrial and Commercial Hybrid and Pure Electric Vehicles 2015-2025 forecasts in eleven categories because so much is now happening.
25 Apr 2014
Penetration of Second and Third Generation Range Extenders 2014-2024
Range extenders are those technologies in charge of supporting long distance travelling in electric vehicles. Through the transition from petrol cars to electric cars, there is a strong trend to reduce the internal combustion engine and increasingly delegate the traction to electric motors, however ICE will not become the only range extender technology. This article explores all range extender technologies.
17 Jan 2013
Electric cars: Success by a different route
Everything about an electric car is facing total change. Different materials for bodywork, structural components leading to smart skin, laminar electrics, printed electronics and totally new components are coming along.
2 Apr 2012
Electric Vehicles become less poisonous
Most green technologies are not so green on closer examination.