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DOE SuperTruck 3 to Focus on Truck Electrification

DOE SuperTruck 3 to Focus on Truck Electrification

The Department of Energy's SuperTruck 3 program will provide funding for research and development of electric and fuel-cell trucks, including a broader range of vehicles than the tractor-trailers in the first two programs.

April 15, 2021

Allison Transmission Launches Electric Truck Axles
Lion Electric Offering EV Charging Equipment, Expertise
Trevor Milton Leaves Nikola Amidst Fraud Allegations

Trevor Milton Leaves Nikola Amidst Fraud Allegations

Trevor Milton has voluntarily left Nikola Corp., the fuel-cell and electric-truck company that started in his basement, amid charges of fraud and an investigation by the Justice Department and the SEC.

September 21, 2020

Navistar: Electric Truck Will be First Off the Line of New Facility
Daimler Trucks North America ‘Not Standing Still’ on Electric Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America ‘Not Standing Still’ on Electric Trucks

The COVID-19 pandemic has not significantly affected Daimler Trucks North America’s work on medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric trucks, and despite production shutdowns due to the pandemic, the company is back to building vehicles at the same rate it was before the pandemic hit.

August 17, 2020

Sustainability Key Motivator for Early Fleet Adopters of Clean Vehicle Technologies

Sustainability Key Motivator for Early Fleet Adopters of Clean Vehicle Technologies

While diesel and gasoline engines will still be the main power source for commercial vehicles for the next decade, fleets are now testing and buying sustainable vehicle technologies in record numbers. That’s according to a new study of fleet use of sustainable vehicle platforms for medium- and heavy-duty fleets, such as natural gas, propane, electric, and renewable fuels.

August 12, 2020

DTNA's New Engineering Chief on Autonomous Tech, Electric Trucks and More

DTNA's New Engineering Chief on Autonomous Tech, Electric Trucks and More

When Rainer Müller-Finkeldei started working on artificial intelligence at Daimler in 1995, few people knew what AI was or had heard of neural networks. Now he’s in the thick of autonomous truck development and more as the new senior vice president of engineering and technology at Daimler Trucks North America.

August 4, 2020

Volvo Forges Ahead with Electric, Vocational Trucks

Volvo Forges Ahead with Electric, Vocational Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America isn’t letting the COVID-19-related drop in truck sales and corporate layoffs keep it from moving ahead with its electric truck development and its latest vocational truck models.

July 16, 2020

States Join Forces to Accelerate Truck, Bus Electrification
Nikola Going Public, Expects U.S. Electric Truck Production to Start Next Year
Faster Truck Development Cycles Help Muddy the Definition of Production

Faster Truck Development Cycles Help Muddy the Definition of Production

What does it mean for a medium- or heavy-duty commercial truck to be “in production”? It’s a question that has come up more and more as startup truck makers developing new electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles enter the market, so the North American Council for Freight Efficiency has put out a report attempting to formulate an answer.

January 14, 2020

Volvo Chief: Technology Driving an Industry in Transition

Volvo Chief: Technology Driving an Industry in Transition

Electrification, autonomous trucks, and connectivity are transforming the goods transportation industry. Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of the Volvo Group, explored these topics at the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association’s lunch briefing during the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta Oct. 29.

October 30, 2019

Peterbilt Looks to 2020: Electric Trucks, Vocational Sales, Uptime Initiatives

Peterbilt Looks to 2020: Electric Trucks, Vocational Sales, Uptime Initiatives

Projecting to end 2019 with near-record Class 8 market share and record-setting medium-duty market share, Peterbilt is looking to the strength of the vocational market for 2020 to help it continue that success, while adding new uptime-related initiatives and planning to have electric trucks in production by the end of next year.

October 29, 2019

Kenworth Highlights Fuel-Cell Electric Truck at NACV Show

Kenworth Highlights Fuel-Cell Electric Truck at NACV Show

This year's slowdown in truck sales, the rapid pace of technological change, and Kenworth's fuel-cell electric truck project were the highlights of Kenworth's remarks to reporters at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

October 27, 2019

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