electric trucks

Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Freightliner, Proterra to Develop Production-Ready MT50e Model

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., a unit of Daimler Trucks North America, announced it partnered with Proterra to develop a production-ready version in 2020 of Freightliner’s all-electric MT50e truck chassis.

February 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Trucking Stakeholders Question CARB’s Zero-Emissions Plan

Traffic on Highway 101 in San Francisco Traffic on Highway 101 in San Francisco by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A plan by California environmental regulators to get zero-emissions vehicles on the road as soon as possible is getting pushback from truckers and other concerned industry stakeholders.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Electric VNR Models to Hit Streets as VTNA, Partners Accelerate EV Program

VNR electric truck One of Volvo Trucks North America's VNR electric models at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

FONTANA, Calif. — Volvo Trucks North America provided the first rides in its forthcoming electric VNR model, and its partners in the Volvo LIGHTS project provided an update on efforts underway to accelerate adoption of electric trucks during a Feb. 11 media event.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Set to Revive Hummer Brand With Electric Truck and SUV

Hummer A modified electric Hummer H1 sport utility vehicle on display at the Kreisel Electric GmbH research center and battery assembly plant in Rainbach, Austria, on Oct. 9, 2017. (Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is moving forward with plans to revive its polarizing Hummer brand, this time as an electric truck instead of an emblem of gasoline consumption, according to people familiar with the matter.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Mack Unveils LR Electric Model for New York City Department of Sanitation

Mack's new LR Electric sanitation truck The Mack LR will be sent to Brooklyn, N.Y., in the second quarter of the year, Mack officials said. (Jim Stinson/Transport Topics)

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Mack Trucks on Jan. 9 unveiled its new LR Electric sanitation truck, a Class 8 vehicle it hopes will populate New York City’s fleet.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Electric-Truck Maker Rivian Raises $1.3 Billion in New Funding

Rivian vehicle Rivian R1T electric pickup truck by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric truck maker already backed by Amazon.com and Ford Motor Co., raised another $1.3 billion from investors led by T. Rowe Price to support the rollout of its debut vehicles next year.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
December 23, 2019
Technology, Equipment

Electric Trucks to Change How Equipment Is Spec’d

Electric truck on highway Tesla Inc.'s battery-powered Class 8 truck. Tesla unveiled the electric semi in November 2017 (Alexis Georgeson)

The brave new world of electric Class 8 trucks dawned in North America with the delivery of two battery-­electric Freightliner ­eCascadia tractors to customers this past August. Penske Truck Leasing and NFI are placing the vehicles into revenue service. With electric-powered trucks, however, comes a fundamental shift in how tomorrow’s freight-hauling equipment will be specified.

Phil Romba | Contributing Writer
October 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous, Electric Infrastructure Will Expand With Demand, Experts Say

 Rick Mihelic, director of future technologies studies at the North American Council for Freight Efficiency Rick Mihelic is the director of future technologies studies at the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

DALLAS — Infrastructure required for autonomous and electric vehicles will follow demand for such products, according to technology experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 2, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Bollinger Introduces Electric Trucks

Bollinger B1 Bollinger B1 SUV by Bollinger Motors

Bollinger Motors debuted its four-door, all-electric SUV and pickup trucks.

Henry Payne | The Detroit News
September 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Pace of EV Introductions Could Quicken

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' plan calls for electric replacement of all shipping trucks no later than 2030. (John Locher/Associated Press)

A trickle of electrified heavy-duty commercial vehicles are taking to the roads, as fleets and truck makers embrace a trend that industry forecasters predict could reshape the nation’s highways, with more and more diesel-powered freight trucks gradually converting to electrification.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 28, 2019