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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

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
Navistar Unwraps Electric Truck

Navistar Unwraps Electric Truck

The OEM revealed a prototype for a battery-electric drive version of its International MV medium-duty truck, dubbed the eMV, which is slated to come to market by early 2021.

October 28, 2019

Daimler to Offer Carbon Neutral Trucks by 2039
Volvo to Sell Electric Class 8 Truck in the U.S. by End of 2020
New Law Will Smog-Check Class 4-8 Trucks in California

New Law Will Smog-Check Class 4-8 Trucks in California

Even as the Trump Administration attempts to roll back California’s right to implement stricter-than-federal vehicle emission rules, the Golden State has acted to further choke off diesel emissions from trucks.

September 24, 2019

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

Michelin to Deploy Einride Electric Autonomous Truck

Michelin to Deploy Einride Electric Autonomous Truck

Michelin Group will support Sweden-based startup firm Einride by deploying its autonomous and all-electric T/Pod transport truck starting next year at the tire maker’s production facilities in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

June 4, 2019

Dana Boosting Presence in Electric Trucks

Dana Boosting Presence in Electric Trucks

Dana is expanding its presence in the electric truck arena, given a trio of announcements made on April 24 that lead off with the launch of a new direct-drive electric powertrain.

April 25, 2019

Allison Boosts Electric-Truck Activity with Two Key Acquisitions
UPS Sees Bright and Possibly Transformational Future for Electric Trucks
Bipartisan Effort on Capitol Hill Aims to Extend Alt-Fuel Tax Credits
EPA Aims to Cut NOx Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks

EPA Aims to Cut NOx Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks

Seemingly acting out of character, the Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 13 announced it will launch a rulemaking to further cut the emission of nitrogen oxide from diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks.

November 13, 2018