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Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NACFE Plans Run on Less-Electric Event in September

Run on Less truck A Run on Less truck from a prior event. This year's edition will involve electric trucks. (NACFE via Vimeo)

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced plans for Run on Less-Electric, a technology demonstration of a variety of battery-electric trucks in everyday operation.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Trucking Takes Initial Steps Toward a Zero-Emission Future

Electric trucks Clockwise from top left: Navistar electric truck by John Sommers II for Transport Topics; Volvo VNR Electric by Volvo Trucks; Peterbilt 220 EV by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics; eCascadia by J.B. Hunt

Recent advances in electric-­vehicle technology and the broader movement to reduce carbon emissions are creating market conditions that are increasingly favorable for electrification.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

DTNA, Portland Utility to Develop Fueling Site for Electric Trucks

DTNA-Portland electric facility Rendering of the project site, where nine charging stations are planned to be operational in spring of 2021. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America and utility company Portland General Electric announced the co-development of a public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles that is expected to be the first of its kind in the United States.

December 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

2021 Expected to Be Pivotal Year for Commercialization of Electric Vehicles

VTNA VNR electric truck Volvo Trucks North America plans to launch full-scale production of the VNR Electric at its New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Va., in 2021. (Volvo Trucks)

With major truck manufacturers pushing into factory-built electric vehicles, 2021 is poised to be the year for the technology to transition from pilot testing to commercialization.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 24, 2020
Business, Technology

Electric Trucks Have Qualities to Improve Diversity, Panelists Say

Jessie Lund Jessie Lund by Transport Topics

The growing world of electric truck operations offers an opportunity to increase diversity in the industry, experts addressing the Women In Trucking Association’s annual conference said.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Allows Private Sales of Electricity as Motor Truck Fuel

Volvo A Volvo VNR Electric truck model being charged. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks North America announced it, and other industry associations and companies, helped facilitate the modification of California utility rules to give private entities the ability to sell electricity as a motor fuel at publicly accessible charging stations for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Early Adopters of Electric Trucks Say Planning, Partnerships Are Crucial

Paul Rosa Paul Rosa by Transport Topics

Truck makers are beginning to introduce battery-electric models, but successfully deploying this new breed of commercial vehicle requires fleets to manage a bevy of new considerations, including installation of charging equipment, coordination with utility companies and exploring government incentives.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 22, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

VTNA Awarded $21.7 Million in Grants to Deploy Electric Trucks

Volvo VNR Electric truck parade A Volvo VNR Electric recently led a clean-energy truck parade of Southern California fleet operators to commemorate the recent opening of the new Port of Long Beach bridge. (Volvo Trucks North America)

VTNA said it was awarded $21.7 million in federal and state grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage.

October 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Lightning Systems to Supply Fluid Truck With Electric Rental Trucks

Fluid Trucks Lightning Systems

Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for urban commercial fleets, announced that Fluid Truck placed an order for 600 Lightning electric vehicles that will be made available starting in the fourth quarter.

October 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Lion Battery-Electric Trucks Bound for Amazon

Amazon Lion Electric Class 6 Amazon plans to use Lion’s trucks in its middle-mile trucking operations. (The Lion Electric Co.)

Lion Electric announced that it will deliver 10 Class 6 battery-electric vehicles to Amazon.com Inc., with the first two arriving this year.

September 25, 2020