“But most likely the German manufacturers were not fast enough. It may be,Inches German daily Tagesspiegel quoted Andreas Renschler, who is another person in Volkswagen’s group management board, as saying within an interview printed on its website on Sunday.

German peer Daimler stated on Thursday that U . s . Parcel Service (UPS.N) will be the first U.S. commercial customer because of its new battery-powered eCanter truck.

Reporting by Maria Sheahan Editing by Susan Fenton

“Tesla has set some important and good impulses in the market,Inches VW’s Renschler told Tagesspiegel, but stated Volkswagen was rather a “second mover, who’d rather check a few occasions more if the standards are right.”

Tesla Leader Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday the Plastic Valley company would showcase a prototype of the electric semi-trailer truck on March. 26.

But German logistics group Deutsche Publish silently made and designed its very own electric delivery van, the StreetScooter, and intends to double annual output to twenty,000 through the finish of the season.

Truck manufacturers for example Tesla, Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and Navistar Worldwide Corp (NAV.N) are racing to beat the difficulties of substituting batteries for diesel engines as regulators crack lower on co2 and smoke pollution.

FRANKFURT () – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is really a “second mover” in electrified commercial vehicles, after lagging companies for example Tesla (TSLA.O) and Deutsche Publish DHL (DPWGn.DE) in wearing them the street, the mind of VW’s trucks business told a German newspaper.

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