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.
25 Nov 2021
DHL Express Piloting First Hydrogen Truck
The program's goal is to facilitate the development of low-carbon heavy-duty vehicles on hydrogen for logistic applications and gain practical experience.
5 Aug 2021
DHL Orders First All-Electric Cargo Planes from Eviation
DHL is the first to order 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation. Eviation expects to deliver the Alice electric aircraft to DHL Express in 2024.
25 Jun 2021
Last Mile Autonomous Delivery Robot Developed with Ultimaker S3
Ultimaker announced that Final Aim Inc utilized the Ultimaker S3 to rapidly design the first autonomous delivery robot in use for Singapore.
24 Feb 2021
DHL and Volvo Join Forces on Heavy Duty Electric Trucks
DHL Freight, one of the leading road freight providers in Europe, and Volvo Trucks have partnered to speed up the introduction of heavy duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe. The combined effort marks another important step towards climate neutral transport solutions.
17 Dec 2020
XOS Trucks (formally Thor Trucks) delivered and launched its first prototype pure electric class 8 semi-truck in December 2017, called the ET-One.
8 Oct 2020
Workhorse, headquartered in Loveland, Ohio, have been developing electric vehicles since their founding in 2007. They have a 265,000sqft manufacturing facility in Union City, Indiana, with the capacity to produce 60,000 vehicles per year.
30 Jun 2020
Arrival is a promising UK-based startup with ambitious plans to be the first to produce electric commercial vehicles at a competitive upfront price-point.
13 Mar 2020
Webinar Wednesday 25 March 2020 - Electric Vans: The Time is Now
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Wednesday 25 March 2020 titled Electric Vans: The Time is Now.
23 Dec 2019
Immerse are a company who provide an enterprise platform for VR training experiences. IDTechEX interviewed their Chief Marketing Officer, James Watson.
20 May 2019
DHL launches regular fully-automated urban drone delivery service
DHL Express and EHang have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly launch a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery solution to tackle the last-mile delivery challenges in the urban areas of China.
7 Mar 2019
Swiss Post, Austrian Post to have fully electric fleets by 2030
The need for the auto industry to speed up the switch to electric vehicles has increased further, as national postal companies Swiss Post and Austrian Post committed to electrify their delivery fleets by 2030.
19 Nov 2018
Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley
Many new electric vehicles were on display at the IDTechEx Show! on November 14-15 in Santa Clara, but that was the tip of the iceberg. The event had a hidden message; the future enabling technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) from buses to cars to mining vehicles.
22 Jun 2018
Amazon's drones vs. on-road electric delivery vans
The transportation industry is renewing itself from within finds new IDTechEx Research report "Electric Trucks and Delivery Vans 2018-2028".