Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Tesla to Reveal ‘Beast’ Semi-Truck in October, Elon Musk Says

Elon Musk, CEO for Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), pauses while speaking during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg News

Silicon Valley automaker Tesla is tentatively set to reveal its electric semi-truck in October, CEO Elon Musk said

September 14, 2017
Government, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Electric Trucks Will Help ‘Kill Dirty Diesel,’ California Lawmakers Say

Ken James/Bloomberg News

Parked east of the California Capitol steps was a long line of vehicles as clean as they were large, including a yellow school bus, a UPS delivery truck and an AC Transit bus — all with electric or hybrid motors.

Katy Murphy | East Bay (Calif.) Times
August 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

DHL, Ford Unveil Jointly Made Electric Delivery Van

Electric Van Oliver Berg/dpa via AP

Deutsche Post DHL Group and automaker Ford have unveiled a jointly manufactured electric delivery van amid growing demand for emission-free utility vehicles.

August 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Ryder Signs Exclusive Deal With Electric-Truck Maker Chanje

Ryder Truck John Sommers II for TT

Ryder is moving into the electric-truck business, an early sign that a market for commercial electric vehicles is beginning to take shape.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
August 14, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

A New All-Electric Delivery Truck Is on the Way, and It’s Not From Tesla

Electric Van Chanje Energy

Chanje’s vision sounds a lot like Tesla’s: electric vehicles recharged via clean rooftop solar power.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
August 10, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Tesla Meets With California, Nevada on Autonomous Truck Testing

Tesla Store Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. has met with California and Nevada agencies about testing an autonomous semi-truck ahead of CEO Elon Musk’s unveiling of the next addition to the electric-car maker’s lineup.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins to Offer Option of Electric Engines by 2019

Cummins Inc. will have a fully electrified powertrain system available for commercial customers by 2019 and a range-extended electric truck ready in 2020, and is developing its next-generation heavy-duty diesel engine, the Columbus, Ind.-based company said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 26, 2017
Business, Fuel

Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Armored Trucks to Hit California’s Roads

Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. delivered a Class 6 plug-in-hybrid electric armored truck to Sectran Security, with five more planned, the company said.

April 7, 2017
Business, Fuel

Debut of Hydrogen-Electric Truck Launches Milton’s Vision to Revolutionize Industry

Nikola Motor Co. via YouTube

In launching the Nikola One with a splashy Hollywood-type production in front of a live audience in Salt Lake City, Trevor Milton has let it be known that building a hydrogen-electric, zero emissions, over-the-road Class 8 truck is just part of his plan to revolutionize the trucking industry.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Business, Fuel

Daimler Targets Urban Uses With Electric Concept Vehicles

Neil Abt/Transport Topics

HANOVER, Germany — Daimler Trucks presented three electric concept vehicles ahead of the IAA commercial vehicles show here, signaling a focus on urban transportation.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 26, 2016