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Climate change: Electric trucks ‘can compete with diesel ones’

Climate change: Electric trucks ‘can compete with diesel ones’

Science
VolvoThe view that battery-powered heavy goods lorries can't compete with diesel is being challenged by new research.It had been felt that the extra batteries needed for freight would make electric vehicles too expensive. But a new study says that if fast charging networks are built for trucks, then they can beat diesel in terms of cost.With fast charging, the bigger the vehicle, the greater the advantage for electric, say researchers. VW rebrand turns out to be April Fool's jokeChina's biggest car brand to launch rival to TeslaVolvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030In the UK, and around the world, there's a strong shift among consumers towards electric-powered cars. Figures for March in the UK saw sales of battery electric and plug-in hybrid cars reach 14% of the market.When it comes to p...
Rheinmetall contracted for 1,000 military trucks for Australia

Rheinmetall contracted for 1,000 military trucks for Australia

Business
Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Rheinmetall has received a $ 497.2 million contract for medium and heavy-lift military trucks for Australia's Land 121 Phase 5B project. The Duesseldorf, Germany-based company announced this week it has been selected to supply the Australian Defense Force with more than a thousand military trucks and associated equipment. Rheinmetall is in the third phase of project 3B, which is supplying Australia with 2,500 medium and heavy military trucks worth a total of $ 1.29 billion. The new trucks will be delivered from the Rheinmetall plant in Brisbane, Australia, as part of the Land 121 Phase 5B project. "This follow-up order is of great strategic significance to us, providing an excellent reference for other important international projects," Armin Papperger, CEO of Rheinmetall...