Tag: electric vehicles

The next generation of electric vehicles from General Motors (GM) is set to be propelled by a new family of electric powertrains called Ultium Drive. GM’s new concept consists of five interchangeable drive units and three motors, each of which is reputed to offer industry-leading power and torque density. The modular nature of Ultium Drive, Continue reading New Ultium Drive powertrains destined for extensive range of GM EVs

The inverter is one of the main components of an electrified vehicle and responsible for converting the battery’s DC output to AC power that can be used by an electric motor. Given the rapid development of modern electric powertrains, manufacturers are taking different approaches to inverter design and production. This has led to a wide Continue reading Munro & Associates report details the ins and outs of EV inverters

Californian heavy electric vehicle manufacturer Proterra has unveiled a new electric bus called the ZX5 that is claimed to be capable of a substantial 529km battery range between charges. The company says its fifth-generation electric bus has been specifically engineered to meet the increasingly demanding requirements of customers, with a design that maximises the amount Continue reading Electric bus fleets continue to grow, spurred on by new models and ever-advancing tech

MULTINATIONAL online shopping giant Amazon has unveiled a new all-electric delivery van that will contribute to the company’s zero-carbon efforts. The smartly styled van, designed and built in collaboration with electric vehicle specialist Rivian, will be deployed in considerable numbers. Amazon states that up to 10,000 could be on the road as early as 2022, Continue reading Electric vans to deliver emissions reductions for Amazon

USING electric vehicles for last-mile delivery makes perfect sense. For starters, they’re quiet and clean so their operation in urban areas is less antisocial and increasingly essential, given the rise in emissions-restricted zones and potential related charges. Such low- and ultra-low emissions zones may eventually arise in other cities and areas, meaning more transport businesses Continue reading New electrified options paving way for sustainable commercial vehicles

An all-electric Cessna Grand Caravan, developed by electric propulsion company magniX, has completed its first test flight.  The “eCaravan,” which is reputedly the largest electric commercial plane, is powered by a 560kW magni500 electric motor and has a range of around 160km. The 30-minute flight at the AeroTEC test centre in Washington was a key Continue reading Electric Cessna takes flight

Japanese truck and bus company Fuso is set to offer an all-electric truck, called the eCanter, in Australia. The zero-emissions light truck, which is designed for inner-city operations, is due to go on sale in February 2021. Drive for the 4×2 truck is provided by an electric motor that produces 135kW and 390Nm, which is Continue reading Electric Fuso eCanter truck for Australia

Growing global electric bus fleet aided by tech, manufacturers and infrastructure Cast your eye over a car manufacturer’s website and you’ll no doubt see myriad environmentally friendly offerings.  All-electric variants, hybrid models and even the odd hydrogen-powered derivative are growing in number as the industry strives to cut emissions, meet government targets and avoid penalties.  Continue reading Electric buses paving the way to cleaner cities

Nissan breaks from air cooling to boost thermal control, charging capability of electric Ariya SUV Nissan’s new Ariya is an electric SUV that showcases the brand’s “Intelligent Mobility” strategy, which ultimately aims to bring both vehicle emissions and road fatalities to zero.  The Ariya is the brand’s first all-electric SUV and, encouragingly, it isn’t based Continue reading Nissan Ariya adopts liquid-cooled battery