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The Case for On-Board Electrification in Class 8 Trucks
The Case for On-Board Electrification in Class 8 Trucks

February 20, 2018
On-board electrification can take some of the load off the main diesel engine, allowing for greater operational flexibility and efficiency.

Can the Electrical Grid Handle Electric Trucks?
Can the Electrical Grid Handle Electric Trucks?

February 19, 2018
Very few new power plants have been built in the U.S. in the past 10 years, yet demand for electric energy is rising, fueled by a boom in battery electric...

Zero Emissions Vehicles Can Still Impact the Environment
Zero Emissions Vehicles Can Still Impact the Environment

February 15, 2018
When people speak of zero-emissions vehicles, they are really referring to tailpipe emissions. But what about upstream emissions from power plants,...

How Much Does it Cost to Operate a Battery Electric Truck?
How Much Does it Cost to Operate a Battery Electric Truck?

February 13, 2018
Calculating the cost of operating an electric vehicle can be complicated because electricity prices fluctuate far more frequently than diesel fuel.

What You Should Know About Aftertreatment System Maintenance
What You Should Know About Aftertreatment System Maintenance

February 13, 2018
We appear to be learning from our mistakes in aftertreatment system maintenance, but we still have a way to go before we’re at peace with the things.

Kenworth Offers Sneak Peek at Zero-Emissions Transport Truck
Kenworth Offers Sneak Peek at Zero-Emissions Transport Truck

February 7, 2018
Kenworth's latest green initiative, the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT), is a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle, capable at this...

Electric Trucks: Zap in the Pan?
Electric Trucks: Zap in the Pan?

September 18, 2017
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?

Cummins Taking Long View on Alternative Power
Cummins Taking Long View on Alternative Power

August 31, 2017
Cummins sees itself as a technology company that has been very successful in commercializing diesel power. Through decades of change and disruption, the...

Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission
Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission

August 22, 2017
Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. HDT's Jim Park got a sneak preview of the...

Chanje Bringing Class 5 Electric Cargo Van to U.S.
Chanje Bringing Class 5 Electric Cargo Van to U.S.

August 10, 2017
Can an electric medium-duty vehicle manufactured at a global scale and priced on par with a diesel finally achieve mass-market appeal? Chanje is betting on it.

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