Battery-Electric Vehicles

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November 13, 2015

Electric Trucks Struggling to Gain Acceptance in Calif.

California roads have less than 500 battery electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, partly due to the higher expense of these vehicles, according to a report on electrification of these vehicles released by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

October 29, 2015

UPS Deploys Electric Step Vans in Texas

UPS has begun using 18 battery-electric delivery trucks in the Houston-Galveston area of Texas and projects a savings of 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel over 20 years with the move, the parcel company has announced.

October 23, 2015

TransPower's Totally Electric Class 8 Tractor [Video]

True zero-emissions freight transportation is closer to reality than you might think. A California-based technology company called TransPower USA has five Class 8 tractors in service now working out of the Port of Long Beach. Jim Park takes one for a drive in this Focus On... video.

October 22, 2015

Focus On... TransPower's Electric Class 8 Tractor [Video]

True zero-emissions freight transportation is closer to reality than you might think. We recently had a opportunity to test drive one, a TransPower electric Class 8 truck, and found it to be a very functional alternative to a diesel tractor.

October 16, 2015

PG&E to Invest $100M in EVs, PHEVs

Pacific Gas & Electric will invest $100 million to purchase battery-electric vehicles and gasoline-electric hybrids over the next five years to reduce fuel costs and lower emissions, the nation's largest utility announced Oct. 15.

October 16, 2015

FAA Approves Testing of Workhorse Drone Delivery System

Workhorse Group says it has obtained permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its Horsefly delivery drone, an eight-motor, eight-rotor “octocopter” designed to work with a specially equipped E-Gen electric walk-in van.

October 2, 2015

Orange EV Expands Operations

Orange EV will expand its operations to meet growing demand for its electric vehicles, the terminal truck manufacturer announced.

September 28, 2015

PG&E Electrifies Its Sustainability Efforts

PG&E has proposed the building of 25,000 public EV chargers throughout California. Along with San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison, it is waiting for approval from the California Public Utilities Commission.

September 25, 2015

Colorado Provides $30M in Alternative Fuel Grants

The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) will open the application period for its upcoming round of funding under the Alt Fuels Colorado grant program on Oct. 1, the organization announced.

September 17, 2015

DHL’s Aggressive Fleet Greening Plan

As part of a global, company-wide initiative, DHL Express has replaced approximately 75 percent of its 3,100-vehicle U.S. fleet with new, more fuel-efficient vehicles in 2014 and 2015, the parcel delivery company announced.

September 1, 2015

IKEA and 3PL Provider Launch All-Electric Drayage Trucks

IKEA Distribution Services North America and third-party logistics company National Retail Systems have launched a zero-emissions electric drayage operation in Los Angeles.

September 1, 2015

Calif. Awards 2,000th Alt-Fuel Truck Voucher

California has handed out 2,000 vouchers to fleets to fund hybrid and battery-electric zero-emission trucks and buses under a grant program overseen by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the board has announced.

August 14, 2015

California Grants $4.1M for Alt-Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission has approved about $4.1 million in grants for a number of alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

July 10, 2015

BMW Employs Fully Electric 40-Ton Truck

BMW Group says it will be the first auto manufacturer in Europe to use a large, fully-electric truck to transport materials on public roads.

July 6, 2015

Electric Fuso Canter Trucks Complete Year-Long Trial

Daimler Trucks has concluded a one-year customer trial of its Mitsubishi Fuso Canter E-Cell battery-electric truck.

June 30, 2015

How Targeting Inefficient Fleets Leads to Big Gains

Q&A with Fleet Technology Expo's opening keynote speaker Ian Wright. He's one of the founders of Tesla Motors but these days he is setting aside luxury electric cars to tackle a much larger problem: How to make medium-duty trucks more efficient.

June 3, 2015

Orange EV Files Initial Order for Electric Terminal Truck

Orange EV has filed an initial order for its T-Series electric terminal truck to be sent to manufacturing and distribution facilities in Chicago, the company announced.

June 1, 2015

Sacramento County to Demo Electric Refuse Trucks

​Sacramento County (Calif.) will be testing out two battery-electric heavy-duty refuse trucks to see how they compare with diesel and natural gas vehicles. The county will demo the TransPower "ElecTrucks" at no cost for two years.

May 28, 2015

CALSTART to Manage Alt-Vehicle Incentive Program

The California Air Resources Board has selected the clean transportation consortium CALSTART to continue to administer the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

May 15, 2015

California Awards $15M for Alt-Fuel Trucks

The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $15 million in grants for several projects that will fund alternative-fuel armored security trucks and refuse trucks in in the state.



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