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July 28, 2016 - Industry News

M-B Class 8 Electric Truck to be Tested in Urban Delivery Service

Heavy electric delivery truck's range is 200 kilometers (124 miles) and its batteries can be recharged in as little as two hours. Photos: Daimler Trucks

Heavy-duty Urban eTruck for “short radius” use in Germany and elsewhere could be in production by 2020 or soon thereafter, Daimler says.

Tags: Daimler Trucks, Europe, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles

July 22, 2016 - Industry News

Tesla's Master Plan Includes Commercial Trucks

Photo of Elon Musk in 2013 via Dan Taylor/Flickr.

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager," according to his Master Plan, Part Deux.

Tags: Tesla Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Class 8, Electric Trucks

July 20, 2016 - Industry News

San Diego Port to Receive $5.9M in Electric Trucks

Photo courtesy of SDTPA.

The San Diego Port Tenants Association (SDPTA) received a $5.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to fund the development of 10 all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles for operation at the Port of San Diego.

Tags: Grant Funding, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants, Ports

May 4, 2016 - Industry News

California Awards $23.6 Million for Electric Drayage Trucks

California is awarding $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a statewide zero-emission drayage truck development and demonstration project.

Tags: Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero Emissions, Hybrid Trucks

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Previews Electric Canter Prototype

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso showed off a prototype battery-electric Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover that has been in testing in Europe for a year.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Canter FE

February 16, 2016 - Industry News

Electric Delivery Trucks Replace Ameripride Fleet Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Motiv Power Systems.

Uniform and linen supply company Ameripride Services will replace 20% of its fleet at one branch with electric delivery trucks equipped with Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrains.

Tags: Motiv Power Systems, Powertrains, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Step Vans

December 10, 2015 - Industry News

HorseFly Drone Gets Commercial Waiver from FAA

Photo: AMP

The HorseFly octocopter works with a modified WorkHorse walk-in electric van, which acts as a mobile base for the aircraft, to deliver packages.

Tags: Workhorse, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Commercial Drones, Delivery Fleets

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Electric Trucks Struggling to Gain Acceptance in Calif.

Photo courtesy of ARB.

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).

Tags: CARB, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Stations, Medium-Duty Trucks

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Deploys Electric Step Vans in Texas

Photo of E-100 truck courtesy of Workhorse Group.

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.

Tags: UPS, DOE, Federal Grants, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

October 16, 2015 - Industry News

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

Photo of Class 5 PHEV courtesy of PG&E.

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.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, PG&E, Vehicle Purchasing, Emissions Reduction

October 16, 2015 - Industry News

FAA Approves Testing of Workhorse Drone Delivery System

Horsefly drone teams with E-Gen van, but roof support equipment can be installed on any walk-in van, Workhorse says. Photo: Workhorse Group

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.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Commercial Drones, Delivery Fleets, USPS

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Orange EV Expands Operations

Photo courtesy of Orange EV.

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

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Orange EV

September 25, 2015 - Industry News

Colorado Provides $30M in Alternative Fuel Grants

Photo courtesy of VNG.

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.

Tags: Colorado, Propane Autogas, CNG, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants

September 17, 2015 - Industry News

DHL’s Aggressive Fleet Greening Plan

Photo courtesy of DHL Express.

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.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Delivery Fleets

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

IKEA and 3PL Provider Launch All-Electric Drayage Trucks

Photo: NRS

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

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, National Retail Systems, IKEA, Drayage

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

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

(l. to r.) CARB Member Barbara Riordan and Marcie Rodriguez of Redwood Products, Inc stand in front of hybrid delivery truck that was awarded the 2,000th heavy-duty clean vehicle voucher incentive. Photo courtesy of CARB.

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.

Tags: CARB, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vouchers, State Grants

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

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).

Tags: California, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants

July 10, 2015 - Global News

BMW Employs Fully Electric 40-Ton Truck

Photo courtesy of BMW Group

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.

Tags: Germany, BMW Group, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Electric Fuso Canter Trucks Complete Year-Long Trial

Fuso Canter E-Cell customer trials were completed in Portugal. Photo: Daimler

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

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler Trucks, Canter, Portugal, Battery-Electric Vehicles

June 3, 2015 - Industry News

Orange EV Files Initial Order for Electric Terminal Truck

Photo courtesy of Orange EV.

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.

Tags: Vehicle Ordering, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Orange EV, Ports

June 1, 2015 - Industry News

Sacramento County to Demo Electric Refuse Trucks

Photo courtesy of Sacramento County

​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.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Refuse Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Sacramento County

May 28, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: CARB, Trucks, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Buses, Vouchers, State Grants

May 15, 2015 - Industry News

California Awards $15M for Alt-Fuel Trucks

Photo via Wikipedia.

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.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

Smith EV Returns with Chinese Funding

Photo via Smith EV

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.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, China, Joint Venture, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Considering Drone Delivery Vehicle

Screenshot via Workhorse.

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.

Tags: Workhorse, USPS, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Commercial Drones

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