Commercial vehicle

  • Bollinger Motors E-Chassis  -  March 2020

    Bollinger's battery-electric E-Chassis will enter production alongside the company's B1 SUV and B2 pickup truck starting in 2021.

  •  Morris JE commercial van
    Morris is back and going all electric

    The Morris J-type commercial van, which went out of production in 1971, will return as the Morris JE with an electric powertrain and a carbon-fiber body.

  • Toyota e-Palette self-driving electric mobility concept
    Honda and Hino join Toyota's self-driving car company Monet

    Honda and Hino have jumped on board Monet, a mobility-as-a-service company established by Toyota and SoftBank in 2018.

  • 2020 Volkswagen Transporter (T6.1)
    2020 Volkswagen Transporter (T6.1) is the Bus we won't see

    Volkswagen is working on an electric successor to its iconic Microbus based on 2017's ID Buzz concept car. It's confirmed for a launch here in 2022. However, concurrent with the development of the new electric van is continued development of VW's Transporter series of vans sold overseas, the latest...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class
    2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class hints at updates for Metris van, EQV electric version coming

    Mercedes-Benz's V-Class van has proven to be a huge hit for the automaker, with close to 209,000 examples sold since the model was launched in 2014. Now an updated version has arrived and points to updates that will feature on our own Metris van, which is essentially a V-Class tooled up for work...

  • Toyota Project Portal 2.0 fuel cell-powered semi-trailer truck
    Kenworth to build semi trucks powered by Toyota fuel cells

    American truck manufacturer Kenworth will build a fleet of 10 semi-trailer trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cell-electric powertrains sourced from Toyota. The two firms made the announcement on Tuesday in Las Vegas at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. The collaboration is part of the $41 million...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept

    Volkswagen will use this week's 2018 Los Angeles auto show to present the ID Buzz Cargo concept. The electric cargo carrier was first shown in September at a commercial vehicles expo in Germany, and the version bound for L.A. will be dressed as a support vehicle for VW's ID R Pikes Peak electric racer, which in June ran up Colorado's Pikes Peak in a record time of 7:57.148. As the name suggests, the ID Buzz Cargo is a commercial version of the passenger-oriented ID Buzz concept (shown below) that VW unveiled in 2017. The concepts preview an electric van that VW is developing as a spiritual...

  • Mercedes-Benz eCitaro in Hamburg, Germany
    Daimler delivers first electric Mercedes-Benz bus in Germany

    Mercedes-Benz's first electric bus is now ready to hit the streets in the city of Hamburg, Germany. Parent company Daimler announced Thursday the first of 20 Mercedes eCitaro buses was handed over to Hochbahn, a public transport company in the city. The eCitaro made its debut in September and...

  • Renault EZ-Pro self-driving delivery vehicle concept
    Renault envisions convoys of self-driving delivery vehicles with EZ-Pro concept

    Following Renault's vision of a self-driving future for ride-hailing with its EZ-Go concept, the French automaker has bestowed the world with a self-driving concept for delivery vehicles. It's called the EZ-Pro, and it was revealed on Wednesday. Unlike some self-driving delivery vehicle concepts...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept
    Newest VW ID Buzz concept previews electric cargo carrier

    Volkswagen used this week's 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany to present a cargo carrying version of its ID Buzz concept. You'll recall we first saw the ID Buzz at the 2017 Detroit auto show, with VW later confirming a production version due here in 2022 as a spiritual...

  • Volvo Vera concept
    Volvo Trucks reveals Vera self-driving electric semi concept

    Volvo Trucks, the world's number two in heavy-duty trucks, on Wednesday gave its vision of the future of goods transportation. The company, which is a separate entity to Volvo Cars, rolled out a fully self-driving, electric semi concept. It's called Vera, and it's been designed as a replacement for...

  • Toyota Project Portal 2.0 fuel cell-powered semi-trailer truck
    Toyota's Project Portal fuel cell semi progresses to beta stage

    Toyota isn't giving up on its support of fuel cells and is instead working on applying the technology in both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The automaker already has a fuel cell car on sale in the form of the Mirai and has hinted at more offerings, including from its upmarket brand Lexus...

  • Ford and Volkswagen logos

    Ford and the Volkswagen Group announced last week plans to discuss various partnerships, including the joint development of vehicles. The two auto giants specifically mentioned joint development of a range of commercial vehicles, which has led to rumors that next-generation versions of the Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok mid-size pickups may share a platform. Such an outcome wouldn't be unique. In fact, the current Ranger's platform is used by Mazda for the BT-50 pickup. The platform of Nissan's NP300 Navara pickup is also used by Mercedes-Benz and Renault for their respective X-Class and...

  • Freightliner eCascadia electric semi-truck
    Daimler has 2 new electric trucks to counter the Tesla Semi

    Daimler has aggressively moved to carve its niche in the electric commercial vehicle space, and the German auto giant has two new offerings for the North American market. Introduced under the Freightliner brand, the eCascadia and eM2 trucks mark Daimler's expansion into the electric heavy- and...

  • Otto self-driving truck prototype
    Uber's self-driving trucks are now in service

    Uber has officially put its self-driving semi-trailer trucks into operation under the new service Uber Freight. In fact, Uber has had the self-driving trucks in service for a few months in the state of Arizona, The New York Times reported last week. It comes after the startup Otto, which Uber has...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD
    New Silverado 4500HD/5500HD/6500HD trucks join Chevy’s commercial fleet

    Oh, the Silverado 3500HD? That’s cute. Chevrolet is making its return to the medium-duty truck business with the even bigger Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD, which are being introduced for the 2019 model year alongside a redesigned Silverado 1500. The Class 4, 5 and 6 cab chassis trucks...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
    2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter revealed

    Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday revealed a redesigned Sprinter van and confirmed it for sale later this year, as a 2019 model. The design has trodden down a high-tech path, which Mercedes says will lead to simpler fleet controlling and optimized communications between fleet manager and driver. Key to this...

  • Nikola One
    Nikola selects Arizona to manufacture electric semi-trucks

    Nikola has taken a major step toward bringing its extended-range electric semi-trailer truck to market. The company announced on Tuesday that Buckeye, Arizona will be home to its future manufacturing facility. The American startup debuted its One electric semi in December 2016. At that time, Nikola...

  • Teaser for Volvo Trucks electric urban delivery vehicle

    Not to be left out of the push for electric and electrified commercial vehicles, Volvo Trucks announced Tuesday that it will begin selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019. The company sees its electric trucks as a way to not only reduce pollution but also alleviate traffic congestion and improve logistics. Volvo Trucks, a separate entity to the Volvo car division, did not provide any details surrounding batteries or the electric powertrain, but said the electric trucks will help reduce noise pollution and could allow drivers to operate at night after peak traffic hours. They will be shorter...

  • Prototype for Tesla Semi electric semi-trailer truck
    See the Tesla Semi silently cruising along a suburban street

    In case you were haboring any concerns that the electric semi-trailer truck unveiled by Tesla last November was nothing but a cardboard mockup powered by hamsters, have no fear as a prototype has just been spotted silently cruising down a suburban street. What's perhaps most remarkable is how quiet...

  • Volvo VNL-series semi-trailer truck
    Geely buying spree continues with $3.26B stake in Volvo truck manufacturer

    After adding Lotus, Terrafugia and a sizeable stake in Proton to its portfolio last year, holding company Zhejiang Geely is ringing in the new year with an 8.2 percent stake in AB Volvo, the maker of Volvo trucks and buses. Zhejiang Geely on Wednesday agreed to buy the stake from investment firm...

  • Tesla Semi
    Budweiser brewer orders fleet of Tesla Semis

    Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch wants its beer delivery process to be just a smidge more green. The company announced on Friday that it placed a pre-order for 40 Tesla Semis and proclaimed it's one of the largest orders to date. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted that the trucks will start from as low...

  • VW MOIA ride-sharing concept car
    Volkswagen reveals MOIA ride-sharing electric van concept

    The Volkswagen Group doesn't simply want to electrify its portfolio of brands and cars for personal ownership, it also wants to provide sustainable transportation in other ways. Its first step? Ridesharing. This week, the automaker's newly minted MOIA mobility unit revealed its first vehicle...

  • Tesla Semi
    Tesla Semi could start as low as $150,000

    A new Peterbilt 389 will run you around $150,000 to nearly $200,000, when configured with some handy options. It's an icon of the highway, but it could soon see quieter competition rolling past from the recently announced Tesla Semi. Especially considering that the pricing for this all-electric...

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