There are many unanswered questions regarding Oshkosh Defense’s $6 billion contract with USPS, including whether an electric prototype or a “swappable” drivetrain even exists. Yet there are ways to achieve electrification of the USPS fleet and avoid living with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s ham-handed decision for decades to come.
March 31, 2021
How efficient is an all-electric Class 6 delivery truck in its regular duty cycle with payloads up to 11,000 lbs.? Weight is less of an EV range inhibitor than you’d think.
March 29, 2021
A Department of Energy representative laid out how fleets can thrive in an alternative energy transportation future during a Work Truck Show digital presentation.
March 10, 2021
Work Truck Week 2021: While the path to EVs looks promising, fleet operations must carefully evaluate many factors and navigate challenges before reaching a 100% conversion.
March 10, 2021
Fleet managers considering a transition to electric vehicles can tap an array of available incentives, education, and outreach programs in California.
February 17, 2021
As fleet operators adjust duty cycles for commercial electric vehicles, they must consider weight, vehicle modifications, environment, and EV-specific factors. How will published and projected specs compare to the real world?
February 15, 2021
A recent study delves into the challenges of converting to an electric vehicle fleet that may not be readily apparent to fleet managers.
February 10, 2021
With BrightDrop, GM is creating a new business to develop the commercial electric vehicle ecosystem. This includes a new electric delivery vehicle and support for infrastructure, logistics, and service planning — as well as an entirely new sales and service network.
February 1, 2021
The Bobit fleet team got a chance to climb through a test version of the all-electric pickup at Lordstown Motors’ new facility in Irvine, Calif.
January 19, 2021
Our test of the new F-150 PowerBoost netted an extraordinary 19.2 average mpg with a 1,732-lb. payload and 25.1 mpg without. Adding PowerBoost’s 12,700 lbs. of max towing, is it blasphemy to finally turn our backs on diesel for true work applications?
January 4, 2021
The Class 1 commercial vehicle from Electric Last Mile Solutions pushes the concept of an efficient, connected, electric last-mile van into daily reality.
January 4, 2021
The company’s new electric vehicle delivery vans are targeting final-mile fleets operating in urban environments and is expecting its first product launch in Q3 2021.
December 29, 2020
The E-Transit is available in eight body-style configurations, including cargo van, chassis cab, and cutaway versions, with three roof heights and three body lengths. The E-Transit cargo area is the same as the current gasoline-powered Transit van.
December 16, 2020
What do you need to know about hydrogen fuel cells? Fuel-cell supplier Loop Energy has been around for nearly 20 years, so HDT Talks Trucking asked Loop President and CEO Ben Nyland.
November 16, 2020
Overcoming today’s challenges to corporate fleet electrification; understanding how embedded modem data can be used effectively; and straightforward paths to sharing fleet vehicles — it was another busy day at Fleet Forward Experience.
November 12, 2020