electric trucks

Business, Technology, Fuel

Lion Electric Announces Battery-Electric Class 8

Lion electric truck The LION Electric/YouTube

The Lion Electric Co. announced its first all-electric Class 8, a day cab model.

March 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Spotlight Shines on Pickup Trucks as Electric Vehicle Race Expands

Pickup A Rivian Automotive R1T electric pickup truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Plug-in pickup trucks look to be the next frontier in the budding electric vehicle industry as startup Rivian Automotive is said to be in talks with General Motors Co. and Amazon.com.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Electric, Automated Trucks Offer Glimpse of Industry’s Future at CES

Automated Trucks Event organizers say more than 182,000 technology professionals convened in Las Vegas for CES 2019. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Amid a sea of gadgets, drones, robots and virtual reality demos, commercial trucking carved out a significant niche for itself here at the Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest technology event.

Seth Clevenger and Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporters
January 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

DTNA Pushes Ahead With Automated Driving, Other New Technology on Flagship Cascadia

DTNA Martin Daum speaks at the event. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Daimler Trucks North America announced SAE Level 2 automated driving will be available beginning in July on its flagship Freightliner Cascadia model, calling it an industry first.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Delivers Freightliner Electric Truck to Penske

DTNA CEO Roger Nielsen delivers the first Freightliner eM2 to Penske DTNA CEO Roger Nielsen delivers the first Freightliner eM2 electric commercial vehicle to Penske Truck Leasing CEO Brian Hard on Dec. 20. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America on Dec. 20 delivered to Penske Truck Leasing the first in a series of electric trucks Penske plans to deploy in California and the Pacific Northwest.

Transport Topics
December 20, 2018
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