European truck and commercial van maker Iveco is looking into the future with its Vision concept at the International Motor Show of Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany. The innovative, hybrid delivery vehicle is meant to anticipate increasingly strict emissions limits, while still being able to get the job done.
With all the mergers and acquisitions going on in the automotive industry these days, few corporate structures have been as tumultuous as that of Fiat. The Italian group was once very centralized, but recently, it split its divisions into quasi-autonomous subsidiaries, then it stepped in and took the reins at Chrysler, and is now it is splitting itself into two distinct groups.
Although many suspect that Daimler wants to buy Iveco from Fiat Industrial S.p.A., the German automaker denies it is angling to purchase the commercial division. According to The New York Times, there were supposedly talks during the summer about Daimler purchasing the "non-car business" – we're not sure if that means the agricultural and the truck side – but apparently the two sides couldn't agree on a price.
One of the more intriguing tidbits that dribbled out of Chrysler's grueling 8-hour press conference on Wednesday is that the company is considering getting back into the heavy truck business. They're not talking about heavy duty pick-ups, they're talking about 18-wheelers.
Do you need a small bus to carry around 12 people and you'd rather it was all-electric? Naijing Iveco has one for you. The manufacturer starts with a previous-generation European-version of an Iveco Daily (the manufacturer is related to Fiat) and installs an electric powertrain. According to Gasgoo, the vans have a range of 220km (150 miles) using about 40 kWh of electric power. No word on the battery technology, though. The Iveco EVs are destined to run as official service buses and they are th
Spanish busmaker Castrosúa has unveiled its first hybrid bus. Named Tempus, the new electric-diesel-powered bus will be ready this summer. Developed with a company called Mormendi, the Tempus is the child of a young industrial engineer called Jaime Moreno. Tempus has already won the "Spanish Bus of the Year" award for 2009 - that was fast - and Madrid and Barcelona are among the cities that will get some units for testing. The Tempus has two electric motors that power the rear wheels. The
Back in August, Gasrec and Iveco announced that they would be testing street cleaning trucks running on biomethane. Of course, it's kinda tough to use a truck on a fuel that's not available, so Gasrec, the company that's pioneering the fuel, has partnered up with Veolia Environmental Services to get the gas it needs for its liquid methane and has created a refueling point for the Iveco truck. The methane gas is coming from both landfills and through controlled digestion of waste food products. T
Gasrec, a British company that produces liquid biomethane fuel, Veolia, which works in waste management and truck manufacturer Iveco have joined forces to test a new truck. The CNG Iveco Daily Light will be run for six months on biomethane obtained from a landfill in Surrey by Gasrec. It will be compared alongside regular CNG-powered Iveco Dailys to check performance and emissions. The vehicle will be refuelled at a refuelling station installed by Gasrec at Camden Council's York Way depot. Accor
FedEx has already managed to rack up over two million miles in its fleet of hybrid delivery vehicles, and will now be further padding that number thanks to ten additional diesel hybrid vans from Iveco for use in Europe. The vans officially began their duty in Milan and Turin, Italy on July 10th. While we are most interested in the CO2 emissions savings, FedEx will surely enjoy the corresponding 30-percent reduction in fuel use.
FedEx, the worlds largest express transportation company, plans to introduce 10 diesel-electric hybrid delivery vans to its European fleet. These 10 hybrids are the first for FedEx in Europe and will bring the worldwide total for FedEx hybrids to more than 100. FedEX has 95 hybrids in the US, Canada and Japan fleet and the new European hybrid vans will be trailed close to the manufacturers', Iveco, site in Turin, Italy.