Electric Vehicles

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March 10, 2017

Electric Trucks Start Arriving at Southern California Freight, Rail Yards

The State of California, San Bernardino Council of Governments. and partners at Daylight Transport and BYD Motors have announced the arrival of the first of 27 zero-emission electric yard and service trucks in three disadvantaged communities in Southern California.

March 7, 2017

Federal Grants Fund Green Tech Despite Uncertain Future

While U.S. Department of Energy grants are still funding electric vehicle and alternative fuel technologies, it is uncertain how the Trump administration could affect this funding in the future.

January 3, 2017

Ford Looking to Electrify F-150, Transit Custom Van by 2020

Ford announced seven global electrified vehicles that it plans to introduce in the next five years, which includes hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van.

December 30, 2016

Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans

A "cab replacement program" will enable Nikola fuel cell-electric chassis to be reused "over and over again," the company's founder said, answering one of many questions answered at the launch event last month.

December 28, 2016

The Future Revealed

2016 was the year the crystal ball cleared and offered anyone brave enough to look a clear vision of the future of logistics. Jack Roberts shares his end-of-year thoughts in his Truck Tech blog.

December 9, 2016

Colorado Announces Energy-Transfer Highway Project

The Colorado State Department of Transportation is working with private partners to explore the development of an energy-transfer highway segment.

December 7, 2016

The Nikola One Launch Event [Photos]

The unveiling of the Nikola One hydrogen-electric long-haul tractor generated intense curiosity from truck operators, suppliers, and the trucking press. The vehicle's design does away with the traditional diesel and gear-heavy drivetrain in favor of electric propulsion from a hydrogen fuel cell that provides a range of 1,200 miles. Photos: Tom Berg

December 5, 2016

Nikola Vehicles to Replace Cat Trucks for Thompson Machinery

Investment to support Cat's discontinued on/off-road trucks can be shifted to Nikola's hydrogen-electric vehicles when they become available.

December 2, 2016

Daycabs, Vocational Trucks Are Priorities for Nikola

A daycab version of Nikola Motor Co.’s hydrogen-electric heavy-duty tractor will probably be the first one to enter production, said the firm’s founder and CEO, Trevor Milton.

December 1, 2016

Nikola to Unveil Electric Class 8, Strategic Partnership with Ryder

The day has finally arrived when Nikola Motor Company will unveil its electric Class 8 tractor tonight at a press event at the company's Salt Lake City headquarters.

November 22, 2016

Toyota Eyeing Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Technology

Toyota is exploring using hydrogen fuel cell technology in heavy-duty vehicles to create a zero emissions solution for the commercial trucking industry.

November 7, 2016

DOT to Set Up Alternative-Fuel Corridors

The U.S. Department of Transportation is establishing a network of 55 alternative fueling and charging corridors for electric, natural gas, hydrogen, and propane fuel vehicles.

September 15, 2016

UPS Awarded DOE Funding for Emissions, Electric Vehicle Research

UPS has been awarded two Department of Energy grants that will enable the company to conduct research aimed at reducing emissions and revolutionizing the charging process for electric trucks.

August 30, 2016

Nikola Chooses Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Power Emissions-Free Truck

Nikola Motor Company will be powering its emissions-free Class 8 trucks with hydrogen fuel cells in the U.S. and Canada, the company has announced.

August 2, 2016

Hybrid-Electric Class 8 Truck Scores Zero Emissions in Testing

Nikola Motor Company’s advanced research and development team says it has achieved 100% zero emissions on the company’s hybrid-electric Class 8 truck, the Nikola One.

June 29, 2016

Siemens Opens First Public Electric Highway in Sweden

Specially equipped Scania trucks will travel on Siemens' first eHighway system, which it has opened on a public road in Sweden on a 2-kilometer stretch of the E16 highway north of Stockholm.

May 23, 2016

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official name, is undergoing road testing and should be ready for the market in mid-2017,

May 10, 2016

Specialty Firm Announces New Electric Road Tractor

Nikola Motor (as in Nikola Tesla) says it's developing a 2,000-hp turbine hybrid-electric highway tractor whose operating costs will be half that of a diesel truck.

October 21, 2015

DHL Express Receives Award for Green Initiatives

DHL Express has received a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which recognizes the global delivery fleet as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

September 16, 2015

The Electric Truck Future

We’ve been flirting with electric trucks for an awfully long while now but they remain limited in applications. This is not to say the electric truck idea is dead. Far from it.

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