Battery-Electric Vehicles

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February 21, 2018

Paragon Enhances Routing, Scheduling Software

The update seeks to make it easier for U.S. fleet managers to adapt to the trend toward electric, natural-gas, and hybrid-powered delivery vehicles.

February 21, 2018

Daimler Testing Heavy-Duty Electric Actros Truck

A battery-electric heavy-duty hauler fitted with the Mercedes-Benz three-point star may be on the market in just three years.

February 19, 2018

Can the Electrical Grid Handle Electric Trucks?

Very few new power plants have been built in the U.S. in the past 10 years, yet demand for electric energy is rising, fueled by a boom in battery electric vehicle sales. Does the grid have the capacity to handle it?

February 15, 2018

Zero Emissions Vehicles Can Still Impact the Environment

When people speak of zero-emissions vehicles, they are really referring to tailpipe emissions. But what about upstream emissions from power plants, especially those that burn coal?

February 14, 2018

Commentary: Is There an Electric Truck In Your Near Future?

With all the talk about trucking's electric future, it's important to remember that trucks will be drinking diesel for a long time to come, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

February 13, 2018

How Much Does it Cost to Operate a Battery Electric Truck?

Calculating the cost of operating an electric vehicle can be complicated because electricity prices fluctuate far more frequently than diesel fuel.

February 13, 2018

XL Hybrids Offers Ship-Thru Codes on GM Vans

XL Hybrids, Inc., announced that ship-thru codes are available for its XLH hybrid-electric system on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans and cutaways.

January 18, 2018

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul electric truck solutions that it says are “reasonable and profitable now.”

December 27, 2017

Tesla's Musk 'Dying to Build' Electric Pickup

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is promising to produce a battery-electric pickup truck in the near future as the latest entry in his growing lineup of vehicles that has begun to include more commercial models.

December 18, 2017

N.Y. County Deploys Orange EV Truck

Chautauqua County’s new electric yard truck, which is shuttling trailers at the North County Transfer Station in Fredonia, N.Y., is expected to work through a full shift on a single charge.

December 12, 2017

Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

New research at the University of Waterloo in Canada could lead to the development of batteries with triple the range of current battery technology for electric vehicles.

November 27, 2017

Tesla Lists Electric Truck at $150K for Base Model

Tesla has posted the prices for its upcoming electric truck, the Tesla Semi, showing an expected price of $150,000 for the base model. A version with a longer range will start at $180,000.

November 20, 2017

The Tesla Semi: Lots More Sizzle, Still No Steak

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.

November 17, 2017

Photos: Tesla Semi Unveiling

The much-anticipated Tesla Semi electric truck finally debuted at a splashy launch ceremony in Los Angeles -- and HDT was there!

November 17, 2017

J.B. Hunt Reserves Multiple Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

J.B. Hunt Transportation announced that it placed a reservation to purchase multiple Tesla Semi electric tractors that was unveiled on Nov. 16.

November 17, 2017

What We Know About the Tesla Semi [Video]

The highly anticipated Tesla Semi was just unveiled at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. With a 500-mile range, 20 second 0-60 mph fully loaded, and 30-minute fast charging, and a launch date of 2019, is it the truck of the future? Read the full story here.

November 17, 2017

Tesla Unveils All-Electric Class 8 Semi Truck

Tesla says its new, all-electric Class 8 Semi will feature a 500-mile range on a single battery charge, can go from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds when bobtail, and is actually cheaper to operate per mile than a comparable diesel truck.

November 16, 2017

First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

Tesla’s new electric truck is a Class 8 daycab that features a highly aggressive aerodynamic design and all-electric drivetrain, and Elon Musk promises a 500-mile range. "You can go out to the middle of nowhere and come back." HDT's Jack Roberts is at the launch and has this report.

November 13, 2017

Siemens Begins Zero-Emissions Highway Testing in California

Overhead power lines deliver electric power to test trucks on a stretch of zero-emissions highway being evaluated by Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District near Long Beach, California.

November 9, 2017

UPS to Convert Diesel Delivery Trucks to Electric

UPS and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) plan to use new technology to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric, UPS has announced.

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