electric trucks

Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Peterbilt, Kenworth Medium-Duty EVs Eligible for $95,000 Voucher in Calif.

Peterbilt Model 220EV A Peterbilt Model 220EV at a 2019 industry show. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Peterbilt and Kenworth separately announced California customers for their medium-duty battery-electric trucks are eligible for a $95,000 voucher from the California Air Resources Board.

September 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

ETruck Transportation to Convert Used Freightliner Class 6 Trucks to Electric

Freightliner M2 106 tow truck A Freightliner M2 106 tow truck. ETruck Transportation said it has one order for 200 converted trucks from a company in Chicago. (Freightliner)

ETruck Transportation announced a plan to take used, diesel-powered Class 6 Freightliner models and convert them to battery-electric power.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler’s Nielsen Believes Truck Production, Sales Improving

Roger Nielsen Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen speaks at an industry event in 2019. He recently said sales for Class 6, Class 7 and Class 8 at DTNA have recovered well since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen sees the production and sale of new trucks reaching replacement levels by the end of 2020.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 27, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Black Horse Carriers Joins Penske’s Electric Vehicle Program

Penske electric vehicle Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing announced that dedicated fleet services company Black Horse Carriers has joined its electric vehicle program.

August 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Navistar Locates NEXT eMobility Unit in Michigan

Navistar NEXT building The new Navistar NEXT eMobility business unit facility in Rochester Hills, Mich. (Navistar)

Navistar announced its NEXT eMobility business unit will be located in a new facility in Rochester Hills, Mich.

August 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Secures Order From Republic Services for at Least 2,500 Vehicles

Nikola Tre The refuse trucks will be built on the platform of its Class 8 Tre model, according to Nikola, and the truck chassis and body will be provided directly to Republic Services from the Nikola factory. (Nikola Corp.)

Nikola Corp. announced it received a minimum order for 2,500 heavy-duty electrified refuse trucks from Republic Services Inc. that could expand to 5,000 over the life of the agreement.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

15 States Agree to Work Together for All Heavy Trucks to Be Electric by 2050

Hyliion truck Hyliion hybrid electric truck by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

A total of 15 states and the District of Columbia have signed a joint memorandum of understanding committing to work collaboratively to advance and accelerate the market for electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hyliion Electrified Powertrain Underscores Larger Transition in Industry

Hyliion truck A Hyliion heavy-duty truck on display at an industry show in 2018. Hyliion calls its longhaul, fully electric powertrain the Hypertruck Electric Range Extender (ERX). (Hyliion)

Hyliion Inc.’s Class 8 long-range electric powertrain underscores the transition period of multiple alternative powertrains is at hand. And the powertrain, whose batteries are charged by an undersized natural gas engine, could prove to be an important step toward carbon-free over-the-road transportation, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Stock Surges 104% on Third Day of Trading

Trevor Milton, chairman and founder of Nikola Motor Co. Trevor Milton, chairman and founder of Nikola. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Shares of Nikola Motor Co. surged 104% to a record in its third day of trading on the Nasdaq after a merger with VectoIQ Acquisition Corp.

June 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler Truck Coordinates Fuel Cell Activities With New Company

Andreas Gorbach and Christian Mohrdieck Andreas Gorbach (from left) and Christian Mohrdieck, managing directors of Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. (Daimler AG - Product Communications Daimler Trucks)

Daimler Truck AG has established Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co., the organizational and legal framework intended to bring together all of the group’s fuel cell activities.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2020