“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 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
Mack publicly revealed its new medium-duty MD Series of trucks for the first time on March 4 in Indianapolis at the 2020 Work Truck Show and said it's looking to work trucks for growth this year.
March 4, 2020
Sweden’s Volvo Trucks announced on Feb. 27 the launch of four new heavy-duty cabover truck models, aimed at different segments of European and other global markets, albeit not including North America.
February 27, 2020
Volvo Trucks North America is working to complete product development to bring its VNR Electric Class 8 truck and tractor to market here by the end of this year. Full production is slated to get under way next year.
February 12, 2020
Mack is back – in the medium-duty truck market, that is. With typically modest fanfare, the OEM rolled out its new MD Series of Class 6 and 7 trucks during a brief Jan. 30 ceremony at its new Roanoke Valley Operations plant.
January 30, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will launch a study of factors that contribute to highway crashes involving large trucks. Driving the study is concern over the rising number of fatalities incurred in truck crashes.
January 15, 2020
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
Another consolidation among global truck makers is in the works: Sweden’s Volvo Group is selling its Japan-based UD Trucks business to Isuzu Motors.
December 18, 2019
Sweden’s Volvo Group has developed electric concept trucks for construction and regional-distribution applications in Europe.
December 10, 2019
Under the agreement, Europe's Iveco and FPT Industrial will provide engineering and manufacturing expertise to help put into production Nikola’s fuel-cell and battery electric trucks:
December 3, 2019
Meritor revealed two new electric drivetrain offerings and introduced an air-disc brake engineered for linehaul applications.
October 29, 2019
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
Within just 20 years, the world's biggest truck maker wants to offer only CO2-neutral trucks in the U.S. and elsewhere.
October 25, 2019
The battery-electric version of Volvo Trucks North America’s VNR Class 8 regional hauler— dubbed the EVNR-- is now slated “to go on sale at the end of 2020,” according to VTNA President Peter Voorhoeve.
October 7, 2019