Business, Technology

ACT Panel: Hydrogen Fuel Cells Face Off With All-Electric Batteries

Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning for Penske Truck Leasing Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning for Penske Truck Leasing at the ACT Expo panel discussion on alternative fuels. (Jim Stinson/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Many transportation executives see a role for electric trucks in the years to come, but the question of which power-delivery method will move to the forefront — pure-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell electric — remains open, experts said.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2019
Business, Technology

ValueAct Bets on Success of Hydrogen Fuel With Nikola Motor

Nikola Nikola hydrogen-powered truck (Nikola Motor Co.)

ValueAct Capital Management has built a new position in Nikola Motor Co., a closely held hydrogen fuel cell trucking company seeking to raise $1.5 billion to expand in the U.S., starting on the West Coast.

Scott Deveau | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth, Toyota Partner to Develop 10 Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Kenworth and Toyota showcased a hydrogen-electric tractor Kenworth and Toyota showcased a hydrogen-electric tractor based on Kenworth's T680 model and branded with both companies’ names at CES. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Kenworth Truck Co. and Toyota are collaborating to develop 10 hydrogen-electric tractors for drayage operations in the Los Angeles basin, the companies announced.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Raises $100 Million in August

Nikola One cab Nikola Motor Co.

Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola Motor Co. announced it has quickly raised $100 million of a planned $200 million in C-round funding as it accelerates the scale of its operations.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 8, 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 | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Calif. Approves Plan for Trucks to be Electric Powered by 2050

California environmental regulators have approved an update to the state’s long-term greenhouse-gas emissions plan that calls on the trucking industry to transition from diesel to mostly electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2050.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 27, 2014