electric trucks

Business, Technology, Equipment

VTNA Supplies QCD With VNR Electric

Volvo VNR Electric The Volvo VNR Electric will be operating various nightly last-mile delivery distribution routes, each totaling nearly 100 miles round trip(Volvo Trucks North America via YouTube)

Food service logistics provider Quality Custom Distribution recently took delivery of a Volvo VNR Electric, the first zero-emission, battery-electric truck to be deployed in QCD’s fleet.

April 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Penta, Tico to Develop Electric Terminal Trucks

Volvo Penta close-up Volvo Penta via YouTube

Volvo Penta announced a joint effort in North America with Terminal Investment Corp. to develop emissions-free, fully electric terminal truck prototypes, calling them a viable future application for EVs.

April 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Mack Announces Incentives Available for Electric Refuse Truck

Mack LR Mack LR by Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks announced the Mack LR Electric model, the OEM’s first fully electric refuse vehicle, is eligible for multiple incentive packages in the United States and Canada.

March 25, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Names Jerome Guillen President of Heavy Trucking

Jerome Guillen, new president of Tesla trucking, in a 2014 photo Jerome Guillen, shown in a 2014 photo, has become president of Tesla's heavy trucking division that plans to roll out the electric Semi this year. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. said Jerome Guillen, who’s been president of automotive since September 2018, transitioned last week to president of Tesla heavy trucking.

Dana Hull and Anders Melin | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Bollinger Motors Debuts 2022 Electric Work Trucks

Bollinger's CHASS-E truck platform Bollinger Motors' CHASS-E truck platform can be configured for a variety of uses. (BollingerMotors.com)

Bollinger debuted a configurable, $70,000 B2CC commercial pickup chassis cab and $55,000 CHASS-E truck platform for the high-volume, work truck market March 12.

Henry Payne | The Detroit News
March 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Xos to Go Public and Expand Battery-Electric Vehicle Production

Xos truck Fully electric model by XOS Trucks. (TT File Photo)

Xos Inc., a 5-year-old truck maker focused on delivering battery-electric commercial vehicles in Classes 5-8, announced a definitive agreement to go public through a business combination with NextGen Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company based in Boca Raton, Fla.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 22, 2021
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 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