Aixam Mega introduces new drivetrain for electrics
Leading electric vehicle manufacturer Aixam Mega is introducing a new AC motor drivetrain for its Mega e-City urban vehicles and Mega Multitruck commercial ranges, to give enhanced performance and reduce maintenance requirements.
The new AC motor is being installed across the Mega e-City and Mega Multitruck ranges, and vehicles with the new drivetrain will be on show for the first time at the Commercial Vehicle Operator Show at the NEC, Birmingham, in April.
This vehicle upgrade gives users between five and ten per cent more range, depending on road conditions and driving style, and acceleration improvements quoted at 30 per cent for the Mega e-City and ten per cent for Mega Multitrucks. .. more >>
Electric vehicles help in the battle against rising fuel prices
Unleaded petrol prices are predicted to reach 123p per litre by the end of 2010, according to Petrol Retailers’ Association forecasts.
The news will put fuel management back on the agenda for fleet managers under pressure to cut costs.
Electric vehicle manufacturer Aixam Mega argues that adding electric vehicles into the fleet will enable much larger savings to be achieved than petrol and diesel management policies alone could hope to achieve. more >>
New research says commercial vehicles are key to growth in the electric vehicle market
As new research predicts that the van and light truck sector is likely to lead the way in adoption of electric vehicle technology, electric vehicle manufacturer Aixam Mega says its own successful focus on the sector supports that view.
Over the last couple of months it has supplied a large number of vehicles – mainly vans – into several local authorities in the South East. These vehicles make up part of large-scale orders for a variety of vehicles to work in groundscare and similar tasks carried out by contractors.
National sales manager Justin Bond said: “We have been providing trucks, pick-ups and tippers to the public sector for several years, and sales are now increasing as local authorities respond to pressure from central government to reduce their carbon emissions. more >>