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Business, Technology

Germany’s First ‘Electric’ Highway Charges Trucks as They Drive

Sean Gallup/Bloomberg News

Germany opened the first stretch of a so-called electric highway that will connect hybrid trucks to overhead wires, allowing them to recharge while traveling on the country’s main transportation arteries.

Oliver Sachgau | Bloomberg News
May 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Suppliers Take Path to Alternative Powertrains

Cummins engine An X15 Cummins engine on display at an industry show this March. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

With interest in alternative powertrains heating up, a mix of suppliers and original equipment manufacturers discussed in their latest earnings reports how they are preparing to help customers who face more options than ever.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Amazon Leads $700 Million Investment in Electric Car Maker Rivian

Amazon Model of an electric Rivian truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com led a $700 million equity investment in Rivian Automotive, the electric pickup and SUV maker preparing to deliver its first vehicles next year.

David Welch and Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Suppliers See Opportunities With Electric Trucks

FlowBelow FlowBelow's new aerodynamic trailer equipment on display at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Developers of aerodynamic and other equipment that helps fleets curtail fuel use in diesel-powered trucks say they see similar opportunities with electrified vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Truck Makers Move Closer to Commercial Electric Vehicles

Commercial Electric Vehicles DAF CF Electric truck (Paccar Inc.)

U.S. truck makers, new startups and independent engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. have helped generate the early buzz on electrified trucks, cleaner emissions and less reliance on diesel fuel. Now, that buzz is generating buzz.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Charging All-Electric Trucks

Tesla Inc.

As trucking fleets prepare for the availability of all-electric, plug-in Class 8 tractors, they are evaluating existing power capabilities at terminal locations and working through what’s needed for charging infrastructure to support these vehicles.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
May 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Electric Buses Starting to Dampen Demand for Diesel

A double decker electric bus stands at the BYD Coach and Bus factory in Lancaster, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

Electric buses were seen as a joke at an industry conference in Belgium seven years ago when Chinese manufacturer BYD Co. showed an early model.

Jeremy Hodges | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hyliion Offers Own Trucks to Customers Wanting to Test Hybrid Electric Axle


The electrification company Hyliion announced it is making its hybrid electric 6X4HE axle available to potential customers to test on the company’s own Class 8 trucks.

Transport Topics
March 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Major Fleets Line Up to Test Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi Tesla Inc.

Large for-hire carriers and major retailers are reserving their places in line to be among the first to test the all-electric Tesla Semi in their operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Anderson-DuBose Supports Sustainability With Electric Yard Truck

Orange EV announced one of its all-electric Class 8 yard trucks is now operating at The Anderson-DuBose Co. to move trailers used in its McDonald’s distribution network.

Transport Topics
September 5, 2017