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Business, Technology, Equipment

Electric Vehicle Revolution Goes Underground in Sweden With Mine Truck

Underground Mining Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News

Swedish mining equipment maker Epiroc AB on Nov. 14 launched a new range, including what it says is the largest battery-powered vehicle for mining below the Earth’s surface: a 42 ton-capacity truck that can haul blasted rock through narrow tunnels.

Niclas Rolander | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Medium-Duty Trucks Ready for Battery-Electric Urban Deliveries, NACFE Report Says

Daimler medium- and light-duty trucks Among the Daimler lineup of medium- and light-duty trucks at this year's IAA Truck Show were battery-electric models. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

Medium-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles are a viable alternative to diesel and gasoline-powered Classes 3-6 trucks in urban settings where the freight haul is less than 100 miles, according to a new guidance report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

DAF Trucks Showcases Hybrid, Full-Electric Models at IAA

DAF trucks at IAA The DAF CF Electric on display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show. The truck maker also exhibited two other “innovation trucks.” (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

HANOVER, Germany — DAF Trucks exhibited two full battery-electric tractors and one hybrid model at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show, illustrating how electric-vehicle technology could be adapted to different trucking applications.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Electric Trucks Are Promising, but Industry Must Understand Full Energy Needs

California electric power generating plant An electric power generating station in Huntington Beach, Calif. (Getty Images)

It’s time to start discussing electric trucks in light of the reality that they only handle part of the energy required for propulsion, leaving important aspects of energy production to external power sources.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
September 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Strong Growth Expected in EV Charging Stations

Row of electric cars at charging stations Getty Images

Electric vehicle charging continues to surge, a move that will only hasten the adoption of electric cars and other vehicles such as commercial trucks. ChargePoint, which manages a network of EV charging locations worldwide, has pledged to build out 2½ million public charging ports by 2025, with roughly half of those in North America and half in Europe.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Electric Trucks Could Save Europe 11 Billion Barrels of Oil Through 2050

A Mercedes-Benz eActros electric cargo truck, left, and a Mercedes-Benz Vito electric van A Mercedes-Benz eActros electric cargo truck (left) stands beside a Mercedes-Benz Vito electric van during the Daimler AG shareholder meeting in Berlin on April 5. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Transforming the European Union’s truck fleet to electric and hydrogen vehicles from diesel-powered engines could cut oil use by as much as 11 billion barrels through 2050, or more than two years’ worth of imports.

Jeremy Hodges | Bloomberg News
September 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Home Charging Needed for Electric Vehicles to Gain Traction

A Nissan Leaf charges in Portland, Ore. A Nissan Leaf charges in Portland, Ore., on Interstate 5. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

The opportunity for easy overnight recharging may be one of the surest routes toward a wider adoption of electric vehicles in the United States.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Electric Trucks Face Long Road to Unseat Diesel Engines

Electric trucks Tesla's Elon Musk speaks to the crowd after the unveiling of the all-electric Class 8 tractor. (Tesla)

The next battleground for replacing fossil fuel-guzzling vehicles will be U.S. interstate highways, where longhaul trucks keep the economy moving.

Brianna Jackson | Bloomberg News
August 22, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

BYD, Penske Join Task Force to Shape Charging Infrastructure

Tesla charging station Tesla's system is proprietary, but Penske Truck Leasing and BYD America have joined an alliance that advocates for standardized charging infrastructure. (Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg News)

BYD America and Penske Truck Leasing separately announced they recently joined CharIN, a Berlin-based alliance that is leading a global effort to standardize electric-vehicle charging infrastructure.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

US Electric Vehicle Charging Market Could Reach $18.6 Billion by 2030

electric vehicles at charging station Electric cars at a charging station. (Bloomberg)

Falling prices and government mandates are set to boost sales of electric vehicles globally, making owning and operating charging infrastructure an attractive area for investment.

Rachel Morison | Bloomberg News
August 2, 2018

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