Hyundai accelerates the market introduction of electric utility vehicles such as e-vans, e-buses and e-trucks. According to "Business Korea", the South Koreans want to offer electric versions of the small truck Porter as well as the light distribution truck Mighty as early as next year.
In addition to the introduction of a hydrogen electric bus during the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, the production of electric utility vehicles will start with smaller vehicles. The Porter and the Mighty are to receive the electric engines from the Kona Elektro, which were presented at the Geneva Motor Show. The battery capacity will not be less than 256 kWh to counterbalance for their increased body weights. The estimated range accordingly to Hyundai is between 250 to 300 kilometers.
The electric bus Elec City, which was presented last year, is expected to go on sale this year. This bus has a 256 kWh battery pack, which allows a range of 290 kilometers. Also is planned an electric version of the Hyundai County mini bus for 2020.
In the medium to long term, Hyundai is also considering electrification of the heavy Xcient truck. The electric model is supposed to come on the market in 2022. The South Koreans are considering developing the Xcient with fuel cell propulsion.
For the 20th anniversary of the VW subsidiary in California, the German carmaker has shown the legendary Type 2 T1 as an electric minibus. The VW Type 20 is just a concept. Type 20 is an electric minibus based on the iconic Volkswagen Type 2 T1 that in the… Continue reading
The Scania Citywide electric bus is the winner of "busplaner Innovation Award 2022." More than 1,000 busplaner readers voted for the most innovative and practical solution in the "Electric Buses for City" category: the Scania Citywide all-… Continue reading
Keolis, the public transport operator has put into operation in the far southwest of France, an electric bus line with ten electric articulated buses. The twelve-kilometer line with 30 stations connects Bayonne with Biarritz. A second e-bus… Continue reading