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
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have signed an agreement pledging to develop a plan to eliminate diesel emissions by 2050.
July 14, 2020
Electric-truck maker Nikola Motor Co. said it’s ready for the next chapter in its growth, with a March 3 announcement that it’s going public by merging with VectoIQ Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.
March 3, 2020
AxleTech is reinventing itself with a focus on electrified vehicle solutions. By focusing on a “power-agnostic” between-the-wheels electrification technology, it believes it can provide integrated, in-axle systems that provide the same power and efficiency as conventional diesel powertrains – and maybe even better.
March 1, 2019
Daimler Trucks North America chief Roger Nielsen spoke about managing a runaway truck market, electric trucks, automation and more to trucking reporters at the American Trucking Associations' conference in Austin, Texas.
October 29, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Vans showcased a concept of an autonomous, all-electric van in two variants, one for freight and one for passengers.
September 21, 2018
Freightliner Trucks premiered two fully electrified commercial vehicles, a Freightliner eCascadia and a Freightliner eM2 106, during the Daimler Trucks Capital Market and Technology Day.
June 6, 2018
Sitting still and worrying about all the new technology coming at us is not an option, said Carlton Rose, UPS president, global fleet maintenance and engineering, at the kickoff breakfast for the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
March 6, 2018
“There is a sea change in our industry with regard to electrification of the drivetrain,” said Jay Craig, CEO of Meritor, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.
September 28, 2017
The Navistar-Volkswagen Truck & Bus Alliance has borne fruit faster than either company expected. Officials announced Monday they will develop a proprietary, integrated powertrain; a common connected vehicle and cloud platform; and an electric-powered Class 6/7 truck.
September 25, 2017
The government has closed its investigation into a fatal crash between a Tesla on AutoPilot and a tractor-trailer that raised questions about the safety of autonomous vehicles, and the report offers a number of insights into the advanced driver assist technologies on the path to “self-driving” vehicles.
January 20, 2017
Daimler plans to introduce two new electric commercial vehicles into the U.S. in the next few years, it announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, while also showing off a highly connected and efficient electric concept truck.
September 22, 2016
Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, by focusing on the future of the urban city, with the unveiling of its Urban eTruck.
September 21, 2016