battery-electric trucks

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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

CNH Industrial to Invest $250 Million in Nikola Motor Co.

Nikola CEO Trevor Milton Nikola CEO Trevor Milton by Nikola Motor Company

Startup truck manufacturer Nikola Corp. has secured a commitment of $250 million in funding from CNH Industrial N.V. — a leader in natural gas-powered trucks and buses and the parent company of Iveco trucks — in a move designed to accelerate the use of heavy-duty trucks that use battery-electric and fuel cell technologies in North America and Europe.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Best Uses Electric Class 8 to Deliver Container, a First for Port Newark

Best Transportation truck Business Wire

Best Transportation announced it used a Class 8 battery-electric vehicle to deliver a container from Port Newark to a Costco wholesale location within New Jersey without incident, calling it a first at the port and part of the carrier’s ongoing evaluation of electric trucks.

July 26, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Availability of Medium-Duty E-Trucks Is Limited as Testing Continues

Penske medium-duty truck Penske Truck Leasing is conducting tests with 10 medium-duty Freightliner eM2s in California. (Penske Truck Leasing)

Battery-electric medium-duty trucks may have a bright future due to their potential to reduce operational costs and improve sustainability. But currently, the availability of these trucks is limited as testing continues.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
July 23, 2019
Government, Technology, Fuel

Cummins Executive to US House Panel: Investments in Low-Emissions Technologies Critical

Tony Satterthwaite Tony Satterthwaite via YouTube

WASHINGTON — Federal policymakers crafting comprehensive transportation legislation should consider enhancing investments in low-emissions technologies across the freight sector, an executive with Cummins Inc. told a congressional panel July 16.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 17, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

Kraft Heinz Site Turns to Electric Yard Tractors

Kraft sign The Kraft logo outside of the company's headquarters in Northfield, Ill., in 2015. Kraft Heinz is set to use three T-Series battery-electric terminal trucks. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

The Kraft Heinz Co. announced the deployment of three T-Series battery-electric terminal trucks from Orange EV at its distribution center in Groveport, Ohio.

May 9, 2019
Government, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

$59 Million in Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Available, Energy Department Announces

Electric truck charging Topics for funding include infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles, such as electric trucks. (Orange EV)

The Energy Department on April 3 announced that about $59 million is available for stakeholders seeking to develop projects that prioritize energy-efficient mobility systems, improve materials for powertrains, co-optimize advanced engine and fuel technologies, and create new mobility options.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 10, 2019