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Nissan e-NV200 beats Renault Kangoo ZE in electric van sales in Europe

Nissan e-NV200 beats Renault Kangoo ZE in electric van sales in Europe

The Renault-Nissan Alliance continues to lead all other automakers globally in sales of battery-electric cars. The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car in history, while the Renault Zoe now leads the European market for cars with plugs. But Renault-Nissan's electric-vehicle dominance isn't... read more

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Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype

Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

The Ford Transit Connect small van has proven popular among U.S. taxi drivers. In some cities, you're just as likely to find Transit Connect taxis plying the streets as... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
Deutsche Post StreetScooter electric van prototype

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... read more October 17, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen e-Crafter

VW e-Crafter, Mercedes Urban e-truck concept: electric vans for Europe

To realize truly significant reductions in carbon emissions, powertrain electrification will have to extend beyond just passenger cars. But electric commercial vehicles have... read more September 28, 2016 by


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

USPS picks AM General to help build next-generation mail trucks

AM General, the firm best known for building Hummer H1s in both civilian and military versions, has been selected by a rather different governmental agency to help create a... read more September 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker

Mercedes explores ways to turn its Sprinter van all-electric

Spurred by Tesla Motors and competitor German luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz is planning a handful of new electric cars. The first is likely to be a crossover, to be previewed... read more August 2, 2016 by


 
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


 

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