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March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Bringing Electric eCanter to U.S.

Photo by Chris Brown.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has introduced the eCanter battery-powered Class 4 truck, offering the first 50 units to a select group of customers by the end of the year on a two-year lease.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Canter, Class 4, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Cabovers, Work Truck Show

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Plotting the Path from Diesel to Electric Trucks

DTNA's Achenbach keynoting the Green Truck Summit Photo: David Cullen

Alternative fuels and propulsion systems offer a compelling array of environmentally friendly powertrain options to consider, but it’s still too soon to write off diesel as trucking’s juice of choice, said the Green Truck Summit's keynote speaker.

Tags: NTEA, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Work Truck Show, Daimler Trucks North America, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

AmeriPride Plans Record Electric Walk-in Van Order

Late last year, Motiv initially provided AmeriPride’s Vernon branch with 10 zero-emission step vans. The delivery vehicles feature up to 20% gradeability, 80 miles of range, and a 50% battery charge time of 2.5 hours. (Photo courtesy of Motiv)

After initially replacing 20% of its Vernon California fleet with electric delivery trucks, AmeriPride Services plans to add 20 additional walk-in vans equipped with the Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrain to the company’s California fleet.

Tags: Motiv Power Systems, Delivery Fleets, AmeriPride, ROUSH CleanTech, Step Vans, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Full-Size Vans

March 6, 2017 - Industry News

Battery Design Offers Flexible, Safe Option for Commercial EVs

Photo via Kokam

Korean technology company Kokam has introduced a new battery called Xpand that is designed to improve battery safety and performance for commercial electric vehicles.

Tags: Dow Kokam, Batteries, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 2, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Preps for Electric Ecosystem with ChargePoint Investment

Photo: Daimler

Germany's Daimler AG has become the lead investor in American charging solutions provider ChargePoint as part of a plan to expand its development of electric vehicles.

Tags: ChargePoint, Daimler, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Stations

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

Photo: UPS

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route.

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

February 14, 2017 - Product News

Workhorse Touts Efficiency of Electric Delivery Trucks

Photo: Workhorse

Workhorse Group has announced that its medium-duty electric trucks are up to six times more efficient than comparable gasoline- or diesel-powered models.

Tags: Workhorse, Fuel Efficiency, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

BYD, Wayne Engineering Unveil All-Electric Refuse Truck

Photo courtesy of BYD

BYD and Wayne Engineering announced the launch of an all-new, fully electric refuse truck that has a range of 100 miles.

Tags: BYD, Refuse Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Wayne Engineering, Electric Refuse Trucks

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

Dana Rolls Out Spicer Electrified E-Axle Portfolio

Image: Dana Incorporated

Dana Incorporated has introduced the Spicer Electrified portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies designed to advance electric propulsion systems.

Tags: Axles, Dana Incorporated, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 22, 2016 - Product News

Daimler: Electric Delivery Trucks, Vans on the Way for U.S.

The Fuso eCanter shown at IAA displays a little more pizazz for the show, including a redesigned interior showcasing connectivity functions. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Daimler plans to introduce two new electric commercial vehicles into the U.S. in the next few years, it announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, while also showing off a highly connected and efficient electric concept truck.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 21, 2016 - Global News

Daimler Shows Off Vision of Future at IAA Show

Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show on Tuesday with the debut of its Urban eTruck. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, by focusing on the future of the urban city, with the unveiling of its Urban eTruck.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Daimler Trucks North America, Concept Vehicles, Future Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

EDI, First Priority GreenFleet Partner to Produce Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Photo via Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

Hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions company Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and First Priority GreenFleet announced an agreement to produce alternative-fuel commercial vehicles.

Tags: Hybrid Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 1, 2016 - Global News

BYD, Beijing Sanitation Group Launch Electric Trucks

Photo: BYD

BYD Company Ltd. and the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group have launched a pure electric sanitation truck lineup with a total of 26 models to serve the city’s administration.

Tags: China, Sanitation, BYD, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

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: Europe, Daimler Trucks North America, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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

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