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January 22, 2014

Nissan and FedEx Express Put All-Electric e-NV200 to Work in Collaborative U.S. Test

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and Nissan announced that the two companies will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200, a 100% electric compact cargo vehicle, under real world conditions in Washington, D.C.

January 17, 2014

Nearly 350,000 Hybrid and Electric Trucks Will be Sold by 2020, Forecasts Navigant Research

According to a new report from Navigant Research, nearly 350,000 light, medium-, and heavy-duty hybrid and electric trucks will be sold in the global commercial fleet market from 2013 through 2020.

January 8, 2014

Plug Power to Develop Fuel Cell Range Extenders for Electric Trucks

Plug Power Inc. announced it will develop hydrogen fuel cell range extenders for 20 FedEx Express electric delivery trucks, allowing FedEx Express to nearly double the amount of territory the vehicles can cover with one charge.

December 30, 2013

Bakery Fleet Orders AMP Electric Vans

AMP Holding Inc. has announced that its AMP Trucks subsidiary has received an initial purchase order for Workhorse E-100 Walk-In Vans from a national bakery company. The Workhorse Electric Vans have a range of up to 100 miles and will be built on the W62 chassis.

December 9, 2013

Zenith Electric Van Claims High Operating Savings

A recently developed product from a recently formed company is an electric-drive van, with shuttle-bus versions now in production and cargo vans available. It’s called the Zenith 350 for its 3,500-pound payload capacity.

October 7, 2013

Staples Runs Electric Trucks in its Fleet

Getting office-supply products to Staples’ 2,000-plus stores around the world and directly to business customers takes more than pushing an Easy button, even if Mike Payette, director for fleet equipment, has four of the advertising-theme props, “in four languages,” on his desk.

September 24, 2013

Quality Parts Should Go Into Trailer Electrical Systems, Updated TMC Recommendations Say

Updated recommendations from TMC for trailer electrical systems say sealed wiring, water- and corrosion-resistant connectors and low-amperage lamp designs are the things to get for long life – not new advice, but information newly included in the group’s Recommended Practice 704.

September 12, 2013

Frito-Lay Increases Fleet Of All-Electric Delivery Trucks in N.Y.

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division is adding 20 electric vehicles to its fleet in upstate New York, along with 20 innovative and enhanced electric vehicle charging stations.

September 11, 2013

Boulder Electric Vehicle Demonstrates Vehicle-to-Grid Charging Across the Nation

Boulder Electric Vehicle has successfully demonstrated its Vehicle-to-Grid all-electric trucks in three separate locations including Michigan, Colorado and California.

September 9, 2013

Nissan e-NV200 Zero Emission Van in Final Development Phase

Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.This vehicle is envisaged for use as a delivery van.

August 30, 2013

Report Concludes Zero-Emissions Trucking Feasible in Europe by 2030

A report commissioned by the International Council on Clean Transportation has found battery-electric and fuel cell electric trucks could be feasible in Europe by 2030. The report was produced by CE Delft in the Netherlands and the German Aerospace Centre and surveyed leading-edge zero-emissions technologies for both short- and long-haul on-road freight carriers.

July 31, 2013

U.S. Energy Department Updates Average Electric Vehicle Charging Station Price

The U.S. Energy Department has updated its national eGallon price, which is a way to compare the costs of fueling electric vehicles with the cost of gasoline. The DOE said the price of fueling an electric vehicle rose to $1.18 per eGallon on July 19, up from $1.14 from earlier in the year.

July 22, 2013

Bosch Long Haul Starters Replace OE Versions

Bosch's new Long Haul 12-volt starters are designed to outperform and outlast their OE counterparts on most heavy-duty commercial vehicles, according to the company.

July 21, 2013

Exide Americas President Resigns

R. Paul Hirt Jr. has resigned as executive vice president and president--Exide Americas to accept another opportunity, Exide Technologies announced.

July 10, 2013

Electric Trucks with Deluxe Commercial Units

GreenGo Tek Inc. (GGT) specializes in delivering full-electric technologies vehicles. GGT electric trucks with A.R.E. custom deluxe commercial units (DCUs) are known as “rolling toolboxes” to users.

June 13, 2013

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

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.

March 12, 2013

Network of Electric Plug-in Power Pedestals Sees Six More Locations Power Up

Shorepower Technologies has announced six more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations from late December 2012 to the end of February.

February 6, 2013

UPS Deploys 100 Zero-Emission Delivery Vehicles

UPS recently deployed 100 fully electric commercial delivery vehicles throughout California. This event recognizes one of the world's largest deployments of zero-emission commercial trucks.

January 8, 2013

Balqon Gets Electric Truck Grant for Port Drayage Applications

Balqon Corp., a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, announced $925,000 in funds earmarked for Balqon Corp. by the Department of Energy to develop three on-road electric trucks, Model MX-30 for use at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

November 29, 2012

Smith Electric to Open Manufacturing Facility in Chicago

Smith Electric Vehicles announced that it will open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, after Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a voucher system created to accelerate the conversion from diesel to all-electric commercial vehicles

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