electric trucks
Business, Technology

Thor Trucks to Launch New Entry in Battery-Electric Class 8 Market

Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni Thor Trucks co-founders Dakota Semler (left) and Giordano Sordoni. (Bob Beresh Photography LLC)

Thor Trucks Inc., a startup not quite 2 years old, will manufacture electric-battery Class 8 trucks beginning next year, according to the Los Angeles-based company.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Electric Trucks to Power Fleets’ Urban, Regional Needs First

Volvo FE Electric Volvo FE Electric (Volvo Trucks)

As truck manufacturers begin to add electric-powered models to their product lineups, they are targeting city and regional routes as early applications for these vehicles.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 23, 2018

Editorial: A Relevant Conversation

The term “relevant” is used frequently to describe industries, products and services, and whether the subjects of those discussions have any relevance to modern society can cause fiery debate.

Transport Topics
May 2, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Penske Looks to Help Customers Understand Alternative Fuels

Penske Truck Leasing tractor Penske Truck Leasing

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The interest in alternative fuels is steady, and when customers call wanting, for instance, an electric truck, they want it right now, according to Penske Truck Leasing executives.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth Preps Hydrogen-Electric T680 for Drayage at SoCal Ports

ZECT Kenworth T680 day cab The Zero Emissions Cargo Transport, a Kenworth T680 day cab equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell, at Kenworth's Feb. 6 ride-and-drive event. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Kenworth Truck Co. is wrapping up tests on a zero-emissions hydrogen-electric Class 8 truck that will be operating in drayage applications in Southern California by the end of March, company executives said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Prepares for Future of Electric Trucks

VTNA President Nyberg Nyberg at an industry trade show last year. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Volvo Trucks North America views urban distribution and other pickup and delivery applications as the starting point for battery-powered electric trucks in North America, but Europe is the first market where its parent company will enter the segment.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

ACT Seeks Participants in Study of Electric Vehicle Market

ACT Research Co. is developing a multiclient study to define a vision of the United States and Canada market potential for electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles stretching into the year 2035.

Transport Topics
December 1, 2017

Opinion: Technology — No Matter How Cool — Has to Pay Off

I am addicted to technology. At home I have a 3-D printer and a semi-autonomous drone aircraft. Amazon’s voice-controlled “Alexa” app manages my schedule, controls the lights in my house and plays games with my kids. Google’s Nest home services system features a thermostat that manages the temperature in our house and provides real-time security video of the property. And we have countless media streaming devices — computers, gaming systems, smart TVs and tablets.

Tom Poduch | Director of Logistics Design, Transervice Logistics Inc.
December 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla Reveals Price Range for Electric Semi

Tesla's Elon Musk unveils the new Semi Tesla's Elon Musk unveils the new Semi. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Tesla Inc. said the expected price for its all-electric Class 8 truck will range from $150,000 to $200,000.

Transport Topics
November 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Federal-Mogul Acquires Controlled Power Technologies

Federal-Mogul Powertrain completed the acquisition of U.K.-based Controlled Power Technologies Ltd., which has expertise in the development and manufacture of powertrain technologies for electrification and hybridization.

Transport Topics
November 27, 2017