electric trucks

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 | Senior 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
Business, Technology

Thor Trucks to Launch New Entry in Battery-Electric Class 8 Market

Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni Thor Trucks co-founders Dakota Semler (left) and Giordano Sordoni. (Bob Beresh Photography LLC)

Thor Trucks Inc., a startup not quite 2 years old, will manufacture electric-battery Class 8 trucks beginning next year, according to the Los Angeles-based company.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Electric Trucks to Power Fleets’ Urban, Regional Needs First

Volvo FE Electric Volvo FE Electric (Volvo Trucks)

As truck manufacturers begin to add electric-powered models to their product lineups, they are targeting city and regional routes as early applications for these vehicles.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 23, 2018

Editorial: A Relevant Conversation

The term “relevant” is used frequently to describe industries, products and services, and whether the subjects of those discussions have any relevance to modern society can cause fiery debate.

May 2, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Penske Looks to Help Customers Understand Alternative Fuels

Penske Truck Leasing tractor Penske Truck Leasing

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The interest in alternative fuels is steady, and when customers call wanting, for instance, an electric truck, they want it right now, according to Penske Truck Leasing executives.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth Preps Hydrogen-Electric T680 for Drayage at SoCal Ports

ZECT Kenworth T680 day cab The Zero Emissions Cargo Transport, a Kenworth T680 day cab equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell, at Kenworth's Feb. 6 ride-and-drive event. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Kenworth Truck Co. is wrapping up tests on a zero-emissions hydrogen-electric Class 8 truck that will be operating in drayage applications in Southern California by the end of March, company executives said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 8, 2018