Ford is undertaking trials of its all-electric E-Transit with major European fleet customers before the van becomes widely available spring 2022. Fleets chosen for the real-world trial include operators in the postal, municipal, and utilities sectors, as well as firms operating in the last mile and grocery delivery arenas.
Chinese EV Maker NIO Enters European Market
NIO, a maker of electric vehicles in China, is taking its first steps into Europe with a sales center in Norway. First vehicles to launch there will be the NIO ES8 flagship SUV and the company’s flagship ET7 sedan. Norway has enjoyed high electric vehicle growth thanks to a variety of taxation and driver inducement to encourage take up of zero emission motoring. In 2020 battery electric vehicles took 54% of the Norwegian car market, a record.