Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Ryder Signs Exclusive Deal With Electric-Truck Maker Chanje

Ryder Truck John Sommers II for TT

Ryder is moving into the electric-truck business, an early sign that a market for commercial electric vehicles is beginning to take shape.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
August 14, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

A New All-Electric Delivery Truck Is on the Way, and It’s Not From Tesla

Electric Van Chanje Energy

Chanje’s vision sounds a lot like Tesla’s: electric vehicles recharged via clean rooftop solar power.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
August 10, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Tesla Meets With California, Nevada on Autonomous Truck Testing

Tesla Store Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. has met with California and Nevada agencies about testing an autonomous semi-truck ahead of CEO Elon Musk’s unveiling of the next addition to the electric-car maker’s lineup.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins to Offer Option of Electric Engines by 2019

Cummins Inc. will have a fully electrified powertrain system available for commercial customers by 2019 and a range-extended electric truck ready in 2020, and is developing its next-generation heavy-duty diesel engine, the Columbus, Ind.-based company said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Business, Fuel

Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Armored Trucks to Hit California’s Roads

Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. delivered a Class 6 plug-in-hybrid electric armored truck to Sectran Security, with five more planned, the company said.

Transport Topics
April 7, 2017
Business, Fuel

Debut of Hydrogen-Electric Truck Launches Milton’s Vision to Revolutionize Industry

Nikola Motor Co. via YouTube

In launching the Nikola One with a splashy Hollywood-type production in front of a live audience in Salt Lake City, Trevor Milton has let it be known that building a hydrogen-electric, zero emissions, over-the-road Class 8 truck is just part of his plan to revolutionize the trucking industry.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
December 12, 2016
Business, Fuel

Daimler Targets Urban Uses With Electric Concept Vehicles

Neil Abt/Transport Topics

HANOVER, Germany — Daimler Trucks presented three electric concept vehicles ahead of the IAA commercial vehicles show here, signaling a focus on urban transportation.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 26, 2016
Business, Fuel

California Funds Greater Use of Electric-Powered Heavy-Duty Trucks

National Retail Systems Inc.

California has expanded its testing of zero-emissions electric-powered heavy-duty vehicles as the state grapples with finding solutions to the worst air quality in the nation in several of its cities, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2016
Business, Fuel

Nikola Motor Promises Prototype Electric Class 8 Truck This Year

Nikola Motor Co.

Nikola Motor Co. will display a working prototype of a 2,000 horsepower Class 8 all-electric truck “later this year,” the manufacturer said.

Transport Topics
May 12, 2016
Business, Fuel

Electric Trucks Already in Service in California, but Obstacles to Widespread Use Remain

The BMW Group

Those who think that electric trucks are a pie in the sky idea dreamed up by an environmentalist, meet Michael Simon.

David Elfin and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
January 13, 2016