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The Tesla Semi: Lots More Sizzle, Still No Steak

Blog Commentary by Equipment Editor Jim Park

Image: Tesla

November 20, 2017

Seven months after we were teased with a ghostly image of Tesla's ersatz electric semi, we still don't know anything substantive about it. Maybe that's all we need to know, says Jim Park in his On the Road blog.

Tags: Tesla Semi, Cummins, BYD, Motiv Power Systems, TransPower, Battery-Electric Vehicles

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Monday, November 20, 2017 9:07 PM | » Comments(7)

Electric Semi: More Sizzle than Steak?

Blog commentary by Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted this image of his upcoming all-electric tractor during a TED talk in Vancouver on April 29. Source: Twitter

May 2, 2017

The first image of Tesla's Electric Semi seem to show exactly the wrong type of electric truck. Is this for the benefit of investors or the trucking industry? Equipment Editor Jim Park explores the question in his On the Road blog.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Elon Musk, Tesla, Alternative Fuels

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Tuesday, May 2, 2017 11:00 AM | » Comments(3)

Let's Trade our Lead-Acid Batteries for Ultracapacitor Systems

Drivers and fleet managers will sleep easier at night as Ultracapacitor engine starting systems will take the worry out of running electric  HVAC for extended periods.

June 13, 2013

Ultracapacitor engine starting systems represent a sea-change in how we view a truck's electrical systems. The only thing standing in the way of this apparently game-changing technology is our inherently conservative nature regarding new technology.

Tags: Maxwell Technologies, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Batteries

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(4)

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