Of any manufacturer, Ford is best poised to electrify a global work van. But it’ll still need competitive products, supplier and upfitter partnerships, charging infrastructure and standardization, and federal incentives to create the ecosystem for electric commercial vehicles.
March 13, 2020
The 2020 Work Truck Show showcased a convergence of technologies driven by environmental conditions, regulations, and the needs of package delivery drivers, who enter and exit their vehicles hundreds of times in a day.
March 9, 2020
“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.
March 5, 2020
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.
March 4, 2020
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.
March 4, 2020
Ford is offering flex-fuel capability and an integrated air compressor for its 7.3L V-8 gasoline engine. The new 2021 F-600 Super Duty chassis cab is now available to order as well.
March 3, 2020
Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services unveiled two battery-electric vehicle platforms and a truck body designed for last-mile grocery delivery that were developed in partnership with two upfitting companies.
March 7, 2019
At the Green Truck Summit, Carlton Rose, president of global fleet maintenance and engineering at UPS, said the desire for clean and quiet trucks is growing and pointed out how the global delivery giant has already made substantial investments in that green future.
March 5, 2019