Electric Trucks

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December 29, 2017

Most Important News Posts of 2017

In 2017, the trucking industry saw several major news stories play out on a near daily basis. The looming ELD Mandate, new regulations, and Silicon Valley’s push into the trucking industry captured the attention of our readers in a big way this year.

December 19, 2017

UPS Orders 125 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

UPS has announced it has reserved 125 Tesla Semis, the new electric Class 8 truck that was recently unveiled by Elon Musk.

December 14, 2017

Commentary: 5 Takeaways From 2017

One of the reasons HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge enjoys covering trucking is because there’s always something new to write about. Here are her top 5 takeaways from the changing trucking landscape in 2017.

December 14, 2017

European Customers Now Running Fuso eCanter Electric Trucks

Daimler Trucks has begun delivering its Fuso eCanter, which it calls the first all-electric truck in regular production, to fleet customers in Europe, the company announced.

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.

December 12, 2017

PepsiCo Orders 100 Tesla Semis

PepsiCo is the latest large fleet to make a significant investment in the recently announced Tesla Semi electric heavy-duty truck, reportedly ordering 100 vehicles.

December 7, 2017

Meritor Invests in TransPower to Accelerate Electric Platform Development

Meritor announced a strategic investment in TransPower, an electrification technology for large commercial vehicles, to help speed the development of its electric vehicle platforms.

November 29, 2017

Electric, Hybrid Trucks to Exceed 1.6 Million Units by 2027

The overall medium- and heavy-duty truck market is projected to continue its reliance on conventional diesel powertrain for the next decade, but hybrid and electric powertrains populations will increase, with volumes expected to grow from about 125,500 to 1.66 million from 2017 to 2027.

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 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 9, 2017

Nikola Sources Fuel Cell Suppliers

Nikola Motor Company has officially named Bosch and PowerCell AB as the primary suppliers of its fuel cells for the upcoming Nikola Class 8 hydrogen-electric truck.

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.

October 9, 2017

Tesla Delays Electric Truck Launch Again

Tesla founder Elon Musk said the company was pushing back the launch of its electric truck in order to help stabilize the power grid in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

October 3, 2017

Possible Photo of Tesla’s Electric Truck Leaks on Reddit

A post on the Tesla "subreddit" of Reddit.com shows a concept vehicle that appears to be Tesla’s unannounced electric road tractor.

September 19, 2017

Nikola Developing Electric Truck Powertrain with Bosch

Nikola Motor Company and Bosch have teamed up to develop an electric powertrain designed for Nikola’s long-haul electric heavy-duty trucks.

September 18, 2017

Electric Trucks: Zap in the Pan?

Electric trucks are coming to market on the strength of their lack of tailpipe emissions. But can trucking get over the cost, weight, and range hurdles?

August 18, 2017

Electric Refuse Trucks Headed to Los Angeles

Motiv Power Systems announced an order for two battery-electric refuse trucks by the City of Los Angeles' Sanitation Department.

June 26, 2017

Commentary: Will Electric Trucks Charge Ahead?

They are already here in small numbers, and several P&D fleets...are aggressively evaluating their performance today. So what does the future hold for electric trucks? Senior Editor Jack Roberts writes in his June column.

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