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Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

“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 Reveals Class 2 Gasoline or Electric Step-Van Prototype

Morgan Olson Reveals Class 2 Gasoline or Electric Step-Van Prototype

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

Volvo: It Takes More than the Truck to Switch to Electric Power
EPA Truck NOx Pre-Rule Faces Bumpy Ride

EPA Truck NOx Pre-Rule Faces Bumpy Ride

The EPA is looking to establish more stringent heavy-duty diesel truck emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other pollutants. The exact rule may well hinge on public comments— and the agency may be deluged by them, both pro and con, given the early reaction.

January 6, 2020

Volvo Fielding Heavy-Duty Electric Concept Trucks Overseas
EPA Attempt to Rollback Glider-Kit Limits Slammed as Shoddy
California Won't Enforce Trailer GHG Rules for at Least Two Years
Trans-Atlantic JV Details Battery-Electric and Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Truck Plans
Daimler to Offer Carbon Neutral Trucks by 2039
Volvo to Sell Electric Class 8 Truck in the U.S. by End of 2020
Nikola to Get Injection of $250 Million, Expertise via Partnership with Iveco’s Parent
Navistar Gains Reversal of Massive MaxxForce Judgment

Navistar Gains Reversal of Massive MaxxForce Judgment

A state appellate court has reversed a judgment against Navistar Inc. that resulted from a lawsuit in which a motor carrier alleged that trucks it purchased powered by the MaxxForce 13L diesel engine were defective.

August 20, 2019

Report Clears EPA 2017 Glider-Emissions Study

Report Clears EPA 2017 Glider-Emissions Study

An audit by the Environmental Protection Agency’s independent Office of the Inspector General says the agency's testing of glider kit emissions, which found they produced significantly more emissions than new vehicles, “complied with standard practices.”

August 2, 2019

Do Grille Guards Catch Wind?

Do Grille Guards Catch Wind?

One might wonder what impact all that heavy metal stuck out in front of the highly aerodynamic profiles honed by truck makers can have on cheating the wind.

May 29, 2019

Navistar to Settle Class Actions over MaxxForce Engines

Navistar to Settle Class Actions over MaxxForce Engines

Navistar International has agreed to settle pending class action lawsuits that alleged that certain Navistar MaxxForce Advanced EGR engines are defective and that Navistar failed to disclose or correct the alleged defect.

May 29, 2019