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Volkswagen and Porsche logistics testing MAN e-Truck

Volkswagen and Porsche logistics testing MAN e-Truck

Volkswagen and Porsche are testing the prototype of the MAN e-Truck. The truck is used in the parts- and car logistics over short distances near the production plants in Leipzig and Zwickau, Germany. The MAN e-Truck has a maximum speed of 85 km/h and it is capable of driving with 40 tons GVW. The battery’s…Continue Reading

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US firm develops plug-in hybrid pick-up truck

US firm develops plug-in hybrid pick-up truck

President-elect Trump digging coal or not, in the US there are several firms developing eletrically driven vehicles. We already mentioned Tesla developing a fully electric pick-up, but meanwhile, there’s also the Workhorse Group having a pick-up under development that will hardly need gas. Hardly, because the Wotrkhorse W15 has a small range extender supplying energy…Continue Reading

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Pentagon invests in Quintiq ‘electric wheel’

Pentagon invests in Quintiq ‘electric wheel’

The American Army has invested 2,7 million dollars in British company Quintiq. This company specialises in electric vehicle drivesystems where the electric motors are mounted in the wheel hubs. The US army appears to be very aware of the savings potential of such compact drivesystems. Should military vehicles be electrically driven on a large scale,…Continue Reading

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