EU agrees on new emissions standards for trucks
Early this week, the EU agreed on new emissions standards for heavy-duty truck manufacturers, ensuring that, by 2025, 2% of new vehicles sold are zero or low-emission trucks. The agreement, which is yet to be formally accepted, means that truck manufacturers in the EU will be required to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% before the 2030 deadline. This is promising news for EV enthusiasts and will no doubt lead to an increase in hybrid and electric heavy-duty vehicles.
Jaguar offers 0% APR financing on the all-electric I-Pace Model
It was announced this week that Jaguar Land Rover will begin offering their I-Pace EV with 0% financing in the USA, in an effort to boost sales. With only 1000 global sales in the beginning of 2019, the I-Pace has seen a slow start to the year, however, the British carmaker is hoping that this offer will give the EV a market boost.
Volvo delivers its first all-electric trucks
This week, two customers in Sweden received the first electric Volvo trucks, as part of a development program increase the market presence of electric trucks. Volvo delivered a refuse truck to Renova, a waste and recycling company, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM. Representatives from Volvo say production of the FL and FE Electric trucks will commence after mid-2019.
Kia teases new EV concept
This week, South Korean manufacturer Kia released a teaser image of their new electric vehicle. Due to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the BEV will add to the company’s electric and hybrid lineup, joining the likes of the Soul and Niro EV.