Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Energy Revolution: California Approves $768 Million for Electric Vehicles

Charging Station Getty Images

California’s electric utility companies will spend nearly $768 million on charging infrastructure for electric cars, trucks and buses, under a series of proposals approved May 31 by state regulators.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
June 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Issues Guidance Report on Battery-Electric Trucks

Roeth Roeth speaks at the ACT expo (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency issued its first guidance report that details the impact on the commercial-vehicle sector of battery-electric trucks — an emerging technology that is prompting interest, investments and questions.

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

German Electric Carmakers Pose Threat to Tesla

Jaguar Land Rover I-Pace Jaguar Land Rover I-Pace by SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

Major German carmakers are rolling out stylish, sporty electric vehicles in the mold of Tesla's Models S, X and 3. Unlike Tesla, they have roughly a century of experience launching models every few months and can spread development costs across a broad portfolio.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
May 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Emerging Technology Creates Challenges for Electric Vehicles, PepsiCo Exec. Says

Johnston Johnston by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Electric vehicles will have a large role in trucking’s future, but there are challenges, including emerging technology, said a PepsiCo Inc. fleet executive.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
March 13, 2018
Business, Technology

Ballard Fuel Cells to Power Large Deployment of Chinese Trucks

Fuel-Cell Trucks Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Ballard Power Systems Inc. announced the planned deployment of 500 licensed fuel-cell electric commercial trucks in Shanghai, purportedly the largest of its kind in the world.

February 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

ATA Chairman Dave Manning Discusses Autonomous, Electric Trucks

NATSO Panel Newell (left), Manning and Mullings (Ari Ashe/Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two fleet executives doubt fully autonomous or electric trucks will revolutionize the longhaul truckload industry in the near future, foreseeing instead a gradual evolution for these technologies.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

New Vehicles Tackle Challenges of Urban E-Commerce

Udelv autonomous delivery vehicle Udelv

Two entrepreneurs are introducing an autonomous vehicle and electric cargo bike designed to reduce the costs arising from the last-mile delivery and returns of e-commerce merchandise in urban areas.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2018
Government, Technology, Fuel

California Bill Seeks Ban on Fossil-Fueled Vehicles by 2040

Eric Demarcq/Flickr

California would ban the sale of new cars and trucks powered by fossil fuels in 2040 under legislation introduced Jan. 3 in the state legislature.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

California Bill in the Works to Banish Gasoline Cars by 2040

National Retail Systems Inc

A California lawmaker wants to put the state alongside China, France and the U.K. and have its legislature consider a ban on vehicles powered by fossil fuels.

December 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Efficient Drivetrains Announces New Class 8 Products

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. expanded its EDI PowerDrive product line to include a new powertrain suitable for Class 8 vehicle applications.

December 1, 2017