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Nobina Increases BYD Electric Bus Orders To 138


Nobina, Sweden’s and the Nordic region’s largest bus operator, has added a further 20 electric buses to its growing intake of orders from world-leading electric bus manufacturer, BYD. Deliveries of the 18.0-metre articulated ‘K11’ eBus model will commence at the end of 2019. Two separate deliveries of this latest BYD electric bus order will be […]

Mercedes-Benz Shows Concept EQV Electric MPV in Barcelona


Shortly after the world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, the Concept EQV completed its first urban journey. In the port of Barcelona, the concept vehicle showed that the electric future for premium MPVs is just around the corner. At the Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of March, the world’s first fully electric premium […]

GMC Syclone Pickup Returns Via Special Vehicle Engineering

2019 Syclone

The original GMC Syclone was a 1991 mid-size Sonoma pickup turned muscle truck. Its heavily modified 4.3-liter V6 sported a turbocharger, intercooler, and modified internals, raising output to a Corvette-baiting 280 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The engine was paired with a four-speed automatic, rear-biased all-wheel drive, and four-wheel antilock brakes (the coming thing). […]

GM Talks With Amazon-Backed Electric Truckmaker Rivian May Be Dead

GM Rivian

Talks between General Motors and electric-vehicle startup Rivian about the largest U.S. carmaker buying an equity stake have reached an impasse and may be dead, people familiar with the matter said. GM had negotiated potentially taking a stake in Rivian and forging a partnership that may have helped the Plymouth, Michigan-based startup bring fully electric […]

Upgrading Your Pickup for the Winter

2019 Tacoma SX

Winter weather can pose one of the biggest challenges for pickup truck owners. These vehicles may look like they are ready to drive on snow and ice. In reality, they are just as susceptible to sliding and getting stuck if they are not carefully outfitted with parts and accessories designed for wintry weather. When you […]

Nikola Motor Company Buys 400 Acres In Arizona For New Manufacturing Plant


Nikola Motor Company and Saint Holdings announced the acquisition by Nikola of approximately 400 acres of property in Pinal County at Inland Port Arizona in Coolidge. Nikola plans to build its hydrogen-electric class 8 trucks at its manufacturing facility at this location and anticipates the project will bring approximately 2,000 jobs to the region by […]

BYD Delivers First Pure Electric Bus Fleet in Ecuador

BYD Ecuador

BYD has delivered 20 battery-electric buses to integrate Ecuador’s first electric bus fleet in Guayaquil, the country’s largest city. This follows BYD’s first delivery of an electric vehicle fleet to Ecuador in April 2017, when the company introduced the country’s first pure taxi fleet. The electric bus fleet will be operated by Saucinc, a Guayaquil […]

Mercedes-Benz eVito Available In Germany With Fleet Services From Mercedes Pro Connect


With the eVito, Mercedes-Benz Vans is demonstrating that electrified models are competitive and, depending on the field of operations, can actually be operated at the same price as vehicles with a traditional combustion engine. And now the mid-sized electric van is also following suit in terms of connectivity. With newly developed, digital Mercedes PRO connect […]

Nikola Will Unveil Electric Versions Of Two Semi Trucks In April


Nikola seems to have cracked the nut on how to build fully electric semi-trucks. It revealed its Nikola Two and Nikola Tre will be available in electric configurations as well as hydrogen. Nikola does plan to keep working on hydrogen trucks, so it’s not fully switching to electric any time soon. It says hydrogen’s cheaper […]

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