Hybrid Trucks

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March 12, 2018

Hyliion HE Drive Axle Wins Technical Achievement Award

A powered auxiliary axle for road tractors from Hyliion has won the 2018 Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award, the awards committee has announced.

March 1, 2018

Hyliion Offers Week-Long Tests of its Hybrid Tractors

Hyliion, which produces a hybrid electric axle system for Class 8 trucks, has created a trial fleet of trucks equipped with its 6x4HE system to allow fleets to test the vehicles in their own operations for free.

February 7, 2018

Photos: Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport

Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport is a heavy-duty truck with a hydrogen fuel cell-powered battery-electric powertrain, capable of about 100 miles of travel fully loaded. Photos: Jim Park  

January 30, 2018

Nikola Chooses Arizona Location for Hydrogen-Electric Truck Headquarters

Nikola Motor Company has selected Buckeye, Arizona, for its hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing headquarters facility.

January 16, 2018

Electric Axle Offers Fuel Savings for Long-Haul Operations

Hyliion says its 6X4HE hybrid-electric axle system technology can deliver fuel savings, lower emissions, instant telematics and a better driver experience.

December 20, 2017

Wabco Invests $10 Million in Nikola Motor Company

Wabco Holdings has announced a $10 million strategic investment in Nikola Motor Company, manufacturer of the upcoming Nikola One and Nikola Two hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks.

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.

October 18, 2017

Electric Axle for Trucks Saves Up to 15% in Fuel, Hyliion Says

The Hyliion 6X4HE system, which includes an electric APU that saves another 12% in fuel, is being tested by three major fleets.

October 17, 2017

W.B. Mason Adds Workhorse Hybrid-Electric Step Van to Fleet

Office products dealer W.B. Mason has taken delivery of its first Workhorse electric, range-extended step van, leased through Ryder System.

September 28, 2017

Meritor CEO Predicts Electrified Future

“There is a sea change in our industry with regard to electrification of the drivetrain,” said Jay Craig, CEO of Meritor, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

September 26, 2017

Bosch Demonstrates Automated, Connected Tech at NACV

Bosch showcased its portfolio of commercial vehicle solutions at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta, including automated, connected and electrified technologies aimed at improving safety, comfort, and efficiency.

September 25, 2017

BorgWarner Talks Hybrids, Electric Trucks at NACV Show

BorgWarner expects the hybrid and electric commercial vehicle market to see a 32.9% compound annual growth rate, increasing from 49,000 units in 2017 to 115,000 units in 2020.

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?

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.

May 19, 2017

Finnish Companies to Develop Hybrid Powertrain For Heavy Trucks

A new electric-hybrid parallel power system unveiled by Visedo and Sisu Auto is designed to work with Mercedes-Benz OM471 and OM473 diesel engines. The diesel engine is the primary power source, with the electric motor kicking in during peak energy demand periods.

March 2, 2017

Volvo’s Euro Efficiency Concept Truck Now Boasts Hybrid Power

Sweden’s Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid truck designed for long-haul applications—a concept vehicle based on its European-spec Volvo FH cabover tractor powered by Volvo’s own D13 Euro 6 emissions-compliant diesel engine.

January 17, 2017

Nikola One: Disruptive Technology?

If its hydrogen fuel cell-electric powertrain proves workable and reliable, it could replace traditional diesel trucks

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

November 3, 2016

Nikola to Officially Unveil Hybrid-Electric Truck on Dec. 1

Nikola Motor Company is on track to unveil its flagship product, the Nikola One electric Class 8 truck, at a launch event on Dec. 1, 2016.

November 2, 2016

Turbine-Electric Hybrid Trash Truck Deployed

The Ratto Group says existing vehicles are being equipped with Wrightspeed’s Route heavy-duty powertrain consisting of a turbine engine, generator, battery pack and electronic controls.


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