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NACFE Predicts a Zero-Emissions Freight Future

NACFE Predicts a Zero-Emissions Freight Future

A "messy middle" period of new alternative-fuel technology trials has already begun, a new report says. In a couple of decades, fleets will be moving freight in a zero-emissions mode both profitably and productively, it predicts.

December 10, 2019

Freightliner Delivers First eCascadia Electric Trucks
Experts: Future Truck R&D Focused on Efficiencies
Lion Unveils Urban Class 8 Electric Truck

Lion Unveils Urban Class 8 Electric Truck

The Lion Electric Co. showed off its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck at the American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in Atlanta March 19, saying it will be commercialized this fall.

March 19, 2019

Nikola Teases New All-Electric Truck Models on Twitter

Nikola Teases New All-Electric Truck Models on Twitter

“ICE” – the internal combustion engine – “is the enemy. Not hydrogen or BEV,” said Nikola as it said in a tweet that it's going to produce both battery-electric and hydrogen-electric trucks.

February 11, 2019

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul electric truck solutions that it says are “reasonable and profitable now.”

January 18, 2018

Tesla Unveils All-Electric Class 8 Semi Truck

Tesla Unveils All-Electric Class 8 Semi Truck

Tesla says its new, all-electric Class 8 Semi will feature a 500-mile range on a single battery charge, can go from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds when bobtail, and is actually cheaper to operate per mile than a comparable diesel truck.

November 17, 2017

First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

Tesla’s new electric truck is a Class 8 daycab that features a highly aggressive aerodynamic design and all-electric drivetrain, and Elon Musk promises a 500-mile range. "You can go out to the middle of nowhere and come back." HDT's Jack Roberts is at the launch and has this report.

November 16, 2017

Volkswagen Truck and Bus Reveals Future Transport Vision
UPS to Test Mitsubishi Fuso's All-Electric Cabover
Will Future Tech Have a Domino Effect on Fleets?

Will Future Tech Have a Domino Effect on Fleets?

Transportation analyst Rick Mihelic says electric powertrains and autonomous vehicles will only be the beginning of the changes fleets will have to deal with in the near-term future.

August 31, 2017

VW CEO: Tesla Among Our Top Competitors

VW CEO: Tesla Among Our Top Competitors

In the "old world," VW CEO Herbert Diess watched and worried about Toyota and Hyundai. Today he's keeping an eye on a new American automaker.

August 7, 2017

No Cab? No Driver? No Problem

No Cab? No Driver? No Problem

A Swedish startup has unveiled a prototype electric truck that doesn't require a driver. In fact, there's not even a cab for a driver to sit in.

August 4, 2017