battery-electric trucks

Business, Technology

The Urban Garbage Truck Gets a High-Tech Battery Makeover

Volvo's FE electric garbage truck. Volvo's FE electric garbage truck. (Volvo AB)

Automakers from Tesla Inc. to Ford Motor Co. are developing ever-sleeker, futuristic-looking electric cars. Volvo AB has something a little different in the race: the battery-powered garbage truck.

Stefan Nicola | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Report Predicts Multiple Fuels Will Give Way to Battery-Electric

NACFE NACFE’s report, “Viable Class 7/8 Electric, Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Tractors,” forecasts commercial battery-electric vehicles and fuel cell trucks will be capable of lower total cost of ownership, compared with baseline diesel trucks, by 2030. (NACFE)

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency forecasts commercial battery-electric vehicles and fuel cell trucks will be capable of lower total cost of ownership, compared with baseline diesel trucks, in the 2030 time frame.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Battery-Electric Truck Slated for Europe in 2021

Nikola TRE hydrogen fuel cell truck Nikola debuted the TRE hydrogen fuel cell truck for the European market April 16, 2019. (Nikola Motor Co./YouTube)

Nikola Corp., Iveco and FPT Industrial announced they have begun development of their joint venture’s first truck: the battery-electric Nikola TRE.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 3, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

CARB Rule Would Set Sale Quotas for Zero-Emission Trucks

Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge over San Francisco Bay. For Class 7 and Class 8 tractors, the regulation would require 3% of annual sales of zero-emissions tractors in California to begin in model year 2024, reaching 15% annually by model year 2030. (Getty Images)

The California Air Resources Board has proposed a regulation requiring that manufacturers sell a set percentage of zero-emissions battery-electric and fuel cell trucks beginning with model year 2024.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

PPG Adds Adhesives and Sealants Research Facility

PPG Industries Inc. announced it recently completed a 2,100-square-foot automotive adhesives and sealants laboratory on the company’s existing 42-acre manufacturing and research complex in Cleveland.

November 1, 2019
Technology, Equipment

Electric Trucks to Change How Equipment Is Spec’d

Electric truck on highway Tesla Inc.'s battery-powered Class 8 truck. Tesla unveiled the electric semi in November 2017 (Alexis Georgeson)

The brave new world of electric Class 8 trucks dawned in North America with the delivery of two battery-­electric Freightliner ­eCascadia tractors to customers this past August. Penske Truck Leasing and NFI are placing the vehicles into revenue service. With electric-powered trucks, however, comes a fundamental shift in how tomorrow’s freight-hauling equipment will be specified.

Phil Romba | Contributing Writer
October 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Rio to Produce Lithium in California, Joining Electric Car Battery Race

Man charging electric car Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Rio Tinto Group is starting pilot production of lithium in California and will consider an expansion to become the top domestic supplier in the U.S. as the world’s biggest miners look to boost their exposure to the electric car battery revolution.

David Stringer | Bloomberg News
October 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

BYD Places Yard Tractors With PepsiCo

BYD yard truck A BYD yard truck by BYD Motors Inc.

BYD Motors Inc. announced three of its 8Y battery-electric yard trucks will be deployed by PepsiCo Inc.’s Modesto Frito-Lay facility as part of a state project designed to showcase economically and environmentally sustainable warehousing and distribution technology.

October 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Anheuser-Busch to Deploy 21 BYD Electric Trucks

Anheuser-Busch battery-electric truck A BYD battery-electric truck for Anheuser-Busch. (Anheuser-Busch)

Beverage company Anheuser-Busch announced it will deploy 21 Class 8 battery-electric trucks in its California fleet as part of a state project to showcase economically and environmentally sustainable warehousing and distribution technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 4, 2019
Business, Technology

Daimler Trucks Announces Battery Cell Supplier

Daimler eCascadia Truck A pair of electric Freightliner eCascadias. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks announced an agreement with battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. to supply lithium-ion battery cell modules for its electric trucks, including the Mercedes-Benz eActros, Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2.

September 20, 2019

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