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Hyundai and Kia invest $110 million in UK electric van startup Arrival

The vans will have a 300-mile range and cost the same as gasoline-powered alternatives

Hyundai Motor Co and sister firm Kia Motors Corp are making the investment of 100 million euros (84.34 million pounds) in Arrival Ltd. Founded in 2015 and based in London, Arrival has developed a boxy, futuristic-looking shuttle bus aimed at the commercial delivery market. In a statement, Arrival said it will work with Hyundai and Kia to develop a variety of electric vehicles, initially for the commercial market.

1956 DKW Audi electric van beautifully restored

Audi Tradition has just completed a full restoration of this very rare 1956 DKW Elektro-Wagen. The company built around 100 of them from 1955 to 1962, but only two have survived to today. With a range estimated at 50 miles, the vans were primarily sold to places like energy companies and public utilities.

FedEx to double the size of its electric vehicle fleet

With a whopping 19 electric vehicles, FedEx's battery-powered fleet isn't all that big. But, with FedEx Express adding more than 4,000 fuel-efficient vehicles within the next two months – including 24 of the electric-only variety – the package delivery company's fleet of electrics will soon more than double in size to, drumroll, 43 units.

UPS kicks off 90-day demo program using EVI's electric walk-in delivery van

United Parcel Service (UPS), along with Electric Vehicles International (EVI), have begun conducting a 90-day trial program which will test the capabilities of EVI's battery-powered walk-in delivery van, the EVI-WI. During the past year, UPS and EVI collaborated on the development of an electric vehicle (EV) that will meet the demands of the parcel delivery industry and came up with

Navistar begins commercial production of eStar electric cargo van, first four going to FedEx

Less than a year ago, Navistar International was awarded $39 million in grants from the federal government. The money has gone a long way to help kick-off commercial production of the eStar, the company's first fully-electric cargo van. Navistar plans to build 4,000 eStar two-ton cargo vans by the end of the year with hopes of increasing futur

Meet the MODEC: Electric Delivery Van

The British chain of supermarkets Tesco won an award for upgrading the home delivery fleet with EV vans. Their chosen partner was a Coventry-based firm called Modec. So we decided to investigate a little bit more about Modec and their models.