VW 'annoyed' it won't get order for electric vans it didn't make

VW 'annoyed' it won't get order for electric vans it didn't make

Suppose you're one of the world's three largest automakers. You don't offer a type of vehicle that a relatively small but highly visible customer in your home market wants. Do you have the right to be annoyed if that customer designs those vehicles itself? DON'T MISS: USPS picks AM General to help... read more

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Atieva electric van "Edna" drag races Tesla Model S and Ferrari California T

When a Tesla Model S and Ferrari drag-race an electric van...what happens?

It's become apparent fairly recently that electric cars are particularly well suited to drag racing. Their instant torque gets the cars off the line very quickly, and... read more July 20, 2016 by

Deutsche Post StreetScooter electric van prototype

Germans to build own unique electric vans for postal service

Deutsche Post, Germany's postal service, wants to use electric vehicles, and it's going to great lengths to achieve that goal. It will build its own electric vans, in fact... read more April 10, 2016 by

French startup Carwatt converts Renault Trafic diesel van to electric power [Carwatt, Fabien Berger]

Use Old Electric-Car Batteries To Electrify Used Vans, Carwatt Suggests (Video)

It's a frequent question about electric cars: What happens to the battery packs after they reach the limit of their automotive life? The usual answer is that they'll have a... read more December 3, 2015 by

Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Proposed 2021 Fuel Economy Rules For Heavy-Duty Trucks, Buses Released

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released proposed standards that would further boost the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses, starting in the 2021... read more June 22, 2015 by

2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

New Smaller Commercial Vans Do Well Due To Fuel Efficiency

You can save a lot of money by improving the fuel economy of larger and thirstier vehicles, especially if they cover lots of miles each year. That's why business owners are... read more May 27, 2015 by

2015 Ford Transit

Ford Transit Van Gets Add-In Hybrid Kit For Better Fuel Economy

Full-size vans and other commercial vehicles spend more time on the road than the average passenger car. But often the public pays little attention to ways their fuel... read more May 5, 2015 by

1976 Soviet hydrogen-gasoline minibus prototype (photo courtesy of LiveJournal user  doroshenko_us)

More Olympics Green Cars: Soviet Hydrogen-Gasoline Minibuses Of 1980

The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car will be showcased at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, but it won't be the first hydrogen-powered vehicle to play a role in an Olympics... read more April 10, 2015 by

Nissan e-NV200 "Ultimate Smart BBQ Vehicle" screencap

Nissan 'Ultimate Smart BBQ' Electric Van: Feast Your Eyes, Feed Your Body

As electric cars become more common, it's only a matter of time before more people start thinking of things to do with them besides drive to and from work. Like, for example... read more March 6, 2015 by

U.S. Postal Service Grumman "Long Life Vehicle"

U.S.P.S. 'Long Life' Vehicles Last 25 Years, But Age Shows Now

Snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night may not keep U.S. Postal Service mail carriers from their rounds, but their trucks are another story. After more than 25 years in... read more February 17, 2015 by

Via Motors extended-range electric van

Deliveries Of Via Motors Range-Extended Electric Vans Start After EPA Certification

Via Motors has passed an important milestone in getting its extended-range electric vans, pickup trucks, and SUVs into the hands of fleet customers. The Utah-based company... read more November 17, 2014 by

Coca-Cola Chevrolet Express van with XL Hybrids conversion

Coke Tests Add-In Hybrid System For Better Gas Mileage On Service Vans

Operators of commercial vans have fewer options for fuel efficiency than individual buyers of passenger cars, but luckily, there's always the aftermarket. Coca-Cola has... read more November 11, 2014 by

DalburyE Nissan e-NV200 camper van conversion by Hillside Leisure

VW Westfalia Camper Van Spiritual Successor: Nissan e-NV200 Camper

If you've had your heart set on a modern interpretation of the old Volkswagen Westfalia camper van, you're in luck. A British company called Hillside Leisure will offer a... read more October 19, 2014 by

WrightSpeed turbine range-extended electric powertrain in medium-duty truck used by FedEx

FedEx Tests Wrightspeed Electric Trucks With Diesel Turbine Range Extender

While electric passenger vehicles get the lion's share of public attention, commercial trucks are often as good or better for electric drive. With a huge global fleet and a... read more October 14, 2014 by

2014 Chevrolet Express 2500 Cargo Van

Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana Natural-Gas Vans Recall: Leak Poses Fire Risk

General Motors will recall 2001 through 2014 model-year Chevrolet Express CNG and GMC Savana CNG natural-gas vans due to a fire risk. The recall will address faulty... read more September 19, 2014 by

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid quick drive (European model)

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Van Model For Europe, But Still A Year Away For U.S.

American buyers are still enduring what seems like an interminable wait for the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid. Over in Europe however the plug-in crossover has been on... read more August 25, 2014 by


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