“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks.” That was the message of Sean Waters, Daimler Trucks North America’s vice president of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, speaking at the Green Truck Summit.
TuSimple has expanded autonomous truck service for current customer UPS to 20 trips per week and has added an additional route between Phoenix, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas.
Morgan Olson revealed step-van prototypes at the Work Truck Show. One is gasoline-powered, while the other makes use of a BMWi EV electric powertrain, which Morgan Olson said powers over 65,000 vehicles in Europe and is being readied for the North American market.
XL Fleet, a provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, debuted two new hybrid-electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck options at NTEA’s The Work Truck Show.
Motiv Power Systems, delivering a software platform for the electrification of medium-duty trucks and buses, featured its new F-59 chassis at The Work Truck Show 2020.