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    Official: Nissan expands US EV test market for e-NV200 to Portland

    Of course, it's going to be Portland. Oregon's largest city, known for its green-friendly vibe and policies, will be where Nissan will next test of its all-electric e-NV200 cargo van. And we hope those vans have cup holders for the inevitable java. The Japanese automaker is working with local ...

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    Official: Renault gets $28 million from EC to develop diesel-hybrid vans

    Renault will receive 20.5 million euros (US$27.9 million) from the European Commission to develop diesel-hybrid powertrains for commercial vans, as the EC broadens its search for ways to cut emissions throughout the continent. The EC said earlier this week that it would provide 3.8 million euros ...

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    Report: Mercedes puts electric van program into 'hibernation'

    Mercedes-Benz had said its all-electric Vito E-Cell cargo van had sufficient juice to keep the model as a viable transportation option, but the same apparently can't be said for Germans' appetite for the vehicle. The Daimler division is putting future sales of the E-Cell on hold because of lack ...

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    Official: Toyota will test two big electric delivery trucks in Japan

    In California, "low rider" has long implied a gas-guzzling hot rod. Toyota is now making that term a little more utilitarian in Japan. Toyota, working with Hino Motors and Yamato Transport Co., is testing out a pair of all-electric delivery van that will be used for refrigerated trucking in ...

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    Official: Europe's Ford Fiesta 'Van' gets 76 mpg

    For anyone old enough to remember the '70s, the concept of a lowered van brings about images of groovy decals and Cheech & Chong, not fuel economy. But Ford Europe has other ideas. The US automaker's Ford Fiesta "van" (OK, it's "car-derived" from a really small car) starts sales in Europe ...

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    Official: Peugeot pitches all-electric utility van, the Partner Electrique

    Peugeot has announced the details for its new all-electric and practical utility van and says the model will go on sale by next June. It's even got a friendly name, the Partner Electrique. The Partner Electrique uses two lithium-ion battery packs with a total capacity of 22.5 kilowatt hours, ...

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    Official: FedEx expands Nissan e-van testing to Yokohama

    FedEx will expand testing of the all-electric Nissan e-NV200 utility van to Japan's Yokohama region this month. The delivery company will test the Nissan for about a month. Nissan's already tested the EV in Japan with AEON Retail Co. The agreement marks a continuation of the road-testing ...

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    Official: Volkswagen eT! electric delivery van is out of this world

    The writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once opined that using an exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke. With that in mind, let's take a look at the latest work van concept from Volkswagen. The German Automaker has partnered with the German Post Office and the University of Art at ...

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    Report: Bright IDEA van coming in 2014

    The van that Bright Automotive is building at AM General's former Hummer-producing plant has an arrival date. Government and fleet purchases of the curve-topped IDEA van are now slated to begin some time in 2014. The van will use a unique form of plug-in hybrid drive, with a gas engine ...

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    Bright Automotive to build van in former Hummer plant

    The production lines at the AM General Corp factory in Mishawaka, Indiana used to crank out the Hummer H2. Now they're set to produce a vehicle that may not quite have the same intimidation factor, but does have a high degree of practicality. In the process, about 300 workers could find new ...

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    Official: Renault gets an order fo 15,000 Kangoo Z.E. all-electric vans

    Renault's Kangoo Van Z.E. may not be the most stylish EV on the market, but it is on its way to becoming one of the most popular. Renault has announced that the results of a competitive bidding process have led to the sale of 15,637 units of the electric van, with 10,000 of those orders coming ...

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    Emerald Automotive (who?) wants to build hybrid delivery van in Missouri [w/video]

    Emerald Automotive delivery van – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Hazelwood, MO will apparently soon be adding hundreds of manufacturing jobs to the region thanks to Emerald Automotive, a recent startup that designs and wants to build electric and diesel powered delivery vans ...

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    All-electric Citroen Berlingo get reincarnated by Venturi

    Late last year, we reported on the delivery of the Citroen Berlingo electric vans to the French postal service. Did you know that an electric version of the Citroen Berlingo First existed ten years ago? It sure did, but was unfortunately discontinued in 2002 due to poor sales. In 2007, La Poste, ...

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    Peugeot-Citroen starts delivering Partner and Berlingo electric vans

    PSA Peugeot Citroen has started delivering its Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo electric vans in France. 1,500 of the EV vans are scheduled to be manufactured through 2011. It's a small number, but bigger than the number of Ford Transit Connect Electric vans that FoMoCo says it will sell in ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Cargo is bigger, o-kei!

    Mitsubishi i-MiEV Cargo concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    You can make anything bigger and better if you just add a hump, and that's what Mitsubishi has done to its i-MiEV to create the i-MiEV Cargo. For those who find Ford's Transit Connect simply too monstrous and don't ...

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    SMMT publishes CO2 and fuel consumption figures for vans in the UK

    According to the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders), vans make up to 15 percent road transport emissions in the UK and are the vehicle segment where emissions keep on growing. SMMT wanted customers to be informed about the choices they have when purchasing a new commercial vehicle ...

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    New Renault Kangoo Express Compact offers low-CO2 business option

    So you run a small business in Europe and you don't want to spend a lot on transportation; plus, you want to save as much CO2 from going to the atmosphere as you can. Until now, your small panel van options were the Citroën Nemo/Peugeot Beeper or the Fiat Fiorino. Well, add one more to the ...

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    Britain to get new electric van by July

    Move over Modec, there's a new electric vehicle coming to Britain. LDV has announced they will launch an electric version of their Maxus this summer. Owned by Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (GAZ), Russia's largest vehicle manufacturing group, LDV plans the new variant as part of a recent £10 ...


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