BYD on Monday unveiled two zero-emission pure-electric trucks, an upgraded 12m eBus, and the eBus Blade Platform at this year’s IAA Transportation event in Hanover, Germany. The Chinese automaker said that all three vehicles had been “designed with European customers in mind,” with the ETM6 7.5 Tonne truck intended for urban delivery and the ETH8 19 Tonne truck designed for logistics and waste collection. The company also revealed a new modular electric vehicle platform dedicated to buses and equipped with the company’s lithium-ion batteries. BYD said by using its “blade batteries,” the eBus Blade Platform halved the amount of space normally taken up by batteries and “increased battery capacity for a longer driving range, while also reducing chassis weight.” The world’s third largest battery producer, BYD has placed its self-made “blade batteries” in its own passenger EVs and is also a supplier to automakers such as Tesla and Ford, taking a 12.6% share of the global battery market as of July, according to figures from SNE Research. [BYD release]