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Volvo Trucks unveils second-generation VNR Electric truck

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Volvo Trucks has announced the launch of a new generation of all-electric VNR trucks for the North American market. They differ from the first generation in an upgraded battery, increased range and charging speed. In addition, Volvo Trucks has introduced two additional configurations for these machines.

Volvo Trucks unveils second-generation VNR Electric truck

Having started selling all-electric trucks in Europe at the end of 2019, already in 2020 Volvo Trucks began to develop the North American electric truck market. By the end of the year, pre-orders for heavy trucks were opened, and their production began in the second quarter of last year. Volvo’s flagship VNR Electric truck was equipped with a 264 kWh battery pack. It charges up to 80% capacity in less than 70 minutes.

The 2021 VNR Electric has a range of up to 240 km on a single charge. Initially, the electric car was produced in three configurations: a van with a gross weight of 15 tons, a two-axle tractor with a semi-trailer with a gross weight of 30 tons and a three-axle tractor with a semi-trailer with a gross weight of 37 tons. 5 t and a three-axle tractor with a semi-trailer with a gross weight of 40 t. The mileage without recharging the VNR Electric in 2022 reaches 440 km.

Buyers of the new VNR Electric will notice a reduction in charging time, with a 250kW charge capable of charging the six-battery (extended range) variants up to 80% in 90 minutes, and the four-battery variant in 60 minutes.

Volvo Trucks unveils second-generation VNR Electric truck

The second generation VNE Electric trucks are now available for order and will begin production in the second quarter of this year at Volvo Trucks’ plant in Virginia.

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The electric version of the best-selling car in the US. Ford F-150 Lightning finally started shipping to retail customers

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The electric version of the best selling car in the US

Ford has finally begun shipping its F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck to retail customers.

The electric version of the best-selling car in the US.  Ford F-150 Lightning finally started shipping to retail customers

The company started production of the machines last month, and now the machines have begun to arrive to customers. The very first such lucky person is captured in the photo above.

A resident of Michigan booked a Platinum Trim Lightning package on May 20 last year, and he received the car on May 26 of this year, that is, almost exactly a year later. Interestingly, this person owns a Tesla Model 3, has already posted a Cybertruck deposit, and was considering buying a Rivian R1T.

Since the Ford F-Series is the best-selling car in the US, it’s no surprise that the company has amassed a huge amount of pre-orders for the electric version, and right now Ford can’t say exactly when it will be able to fulfill all these orders. This year, the company is going to produce only 40,000 cars, despite the fact that orders have been collected at least 200,000.

Including subsidies, the car in the US starts at $40,000.

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48 hp, range up to 300 km and price from $5900. China unveils Letin Mengo, a four-door electric car designed for people with a monthly income of about $150

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In China, they began to take orders for another low-cost electric car Letin Mengo. The novelty is interesting because at the price of the unconditional local hit Wuling Hongguang MINIEV (or the same Lingbox Uni), it is noticeably larger.

48 hp, range up to 300 km and price from $5900.  China unveils Letin Mengo, a four-door electric car designed for people with a monthly income of about $150

If Hongguang MINIEV is a three-door model, then Letin Mengo has four doors, and four people can fit inside in addition to the driver. The car is equipped with only one 48 hp electric motor. (peak torque – 125 Nm), but there are three options for the capacity of the traction battery: 11.52, 17.28 and 29.44 kWh. Accordingly, the power reserve is 130, 185 and 300 km.

48 hp, range up to 300 km and price from $5900.  China unveils Letin Mengo, a four-door electric car designed for people with a monthly income of about $150

Dimensions Letin Mengo – 3622 x 1607 x 1525 mm. The wheelbase length is 2442 mm, half a meter more than the Hongguang MINIEV. The car is well equipped: there is a large 9-inch screen on the central panel, 5G, air conditioning, driver assistance systems.

48 hp, range up to 300 km and price from $5900.  China unveils Letin Mengo, a four-door electric car designed for people with a monthly income of about $150

48 hp, range up to 300 km and price from $5900.  China unveils Letin Mengo, a four-door electric car designed for people with a monthly income of about $150

The cost, depending on the version, is 5900-8900 dollars. This car was specially designed for people with a modest monthly income of about 1,000 yuan (about $150). There are hundreds of millions of them in China. However, Letin Mengo will be sold not only in China: deliveries are planned to Cambodia, South Korea, Panama, Peru and Brazil.

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27 hp, top speed of 100 km/h, range of 140 km and nice design for $5800. Another ultra-cheap electric car appeared in China

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27 hp top speed of 100 kmh range of 140

The segment of three-meter three-door electric vehicles in China is growing by leaps and bounds. Wuling Hongguang MINIEV, Cherry QQ Ice Cream, Fengguang MINIeV and Changan LUMIN are already on the market, and now Lingbox Uni is also out. More precisely, it has not yet been released, but is already available for order: you can reserve a car for only $ 75. And we are not talking about blind sales: both characteristics and prices are known.

27 hp, top speed of 100 km/h, range of 140 km and nice design for $5800.  Another ultra-cheap electric car appeared in China

Lingbox Uni (created by a company called Jemmell New Energy) is priced at $5,800 in the base version. In the configuration of such a car – a lithium-iron-phosphate traction battery with a capacity of 11.52 kWh, providing a range of 140 km. The top version of the electric car uses a battery with a capacity of 15.97 kWh, on a full charge of which Lingbox Uni is able to travel 201 km.

27 hp, top speed of 100 km/h, range of 140 km and nice design for $5800.  Another ultra-cheap electric car appeared in China

27 hp, top speed of 100 km/h, range of 140 km and nice design for $5800.  Another ultra-cheap electric car appeared in China

The car is driven by a single engine with a capacity of 27 hp, but the torque is decent – 86 Nm, so there should be no problems with starts from a traffic light. The maximum speed is 100 km/h.

27 hp, top speed of 100 km/h, range of 140 km and nice design for $5800.  Another ultra-cheap electric car appeared in China

27 hp, top speed of 100 km/h, range of 140 km and nice design for $5800.  Another ultra-cheap electric car appeared in China

The dimensions of the car are 2930 x 1517 x 1620 mm, the length of the wheelbase is 1940 mm. The interior, like the exterior, looks pretty, except that the mechanical hand brake is knocked out of the general range.

27 hp, top speed of 100 km/h, range of 140 km and nice design for $5800.  Another ultra-cheap electric car appeared in China

The car is cheap, but not spartan: there is a tire pressure monitoring system, seat belt warning, Isofix mounts, power windows, an audio system with Bluetooth (although there is only one speaker), a USB port for charging a smartphone, a 12 V socket, rear parking sensors , rear view camera, uphill system, air conditioning. The front passenger seat, which provides access to the rear row, leans forward electrically.

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