Battery-Electric Vehicles

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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.

May 13, 2015

Smith EV Returns with Chinese Funding

Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.

May 13, 2015

USPS Considering Drone Delivery Vehicle

The Workhorse Group — with its electric truck and a drone delivery system — is among the 15 companies qualified by the U.S. Postal Service as potential suppliers of its next-generation delivery vehicle.

May 12, 2015

Driving on Kilowatts

From a distance, this green tractor looks pretty much like any other International ProStar daycab. But the powerplant is very different. Senior Editor Tom Berg drives the TransPower battery-electric tractor.

April 20, 2015

Trading Diesel for Kilowatts

In California, electric vehicles’ zero tailpipe emissions are golden, that’s why Transportation Power Inc. has been designing and testing battery-electric heavy drayage and yard tractors.

April 13, 2015

FTX Registration Is Open

Focusing on three main areas including alternative fuels, fleet software and heavy-duty technologies, Fleet Technology Expo takes a comprehensive look at fleet efficiencies. Register before July 24 for the early-bird discount.

March 20, 2015

Drones And the Future of Package Delivery

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval for Amazon to test drone delivery, but don't expect a drone on your doorstep soon.

March 10, 2015

Motiv Electrifies Ford Stripped Chassis

Motiv Power Systems has launched an all-electric powertrain for the Ford F-59 commercial stripped chassis, the company announced.

January 26, 2015

Frost & Sullivan Offers Sunny Outlook for Electric, Hybrid Truck Market

Declining fuel prices has reduced the attractiveness of hybrid and electric powertrains in commercial vehicles, yet the long-term regulatory and energy outlook shows promise for these systems.

December 3, 2014

Utilities Increase Commitment to Electric Vehicles

More than 70 investor-owned electric utilities announced they will increase investment in electric vehicles for their fleets by an estimated $50 million per year, or $250 million over five years, starting in 2015.

November 7, 2014

Trucks of the Green Fleet Conference

There was a wide variety of trucks at this year's Green Fleet Conference. Everything from heavy duty to cargo vans were available for people to see, touch and sometimes drive. Check out the CNG Trucks, Electric Vans and Hybrids that were on display at the show. 

October 21, 2014

Electric Trucks Still Generate a Spark of Interest

Senior Editor Tom Berg looks at the state of the electric truck market as fleets struggle to balance benefits with economics.

September 15, 2014

Electric Truck Maker Shuts Down Production

One company that made medium-duty electrically powered trucks has ended production, but says it has not gone away entirely.

August 15, 2014

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

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