“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
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
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
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
What does Trump's revocation of California's vehicle emission waiver mean for the federal Phase 2 GHG emission rules already in place for commercial vehicles? Commentary by Executive Editor David Cullen.
September 22, 2019
Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with a major global truck builder “to accelerate industry transformation toward [the] emission neutrality of Class 8/heavy-duty trucks in North America and Europe through the adoption of fuel-cell technology.”
September 3, 2019
Ryder System's senior director of advanced vehicle technology and global fuel products, Chris Nordh, spoke with HDT about the prospect of commercial electric vehicles and future technologies for transportation.
March 25, 2019
At the Green Truck Summit, Carlton Rose, president of global fleet maintenance and engineering at UPS, said the desire for clean and quiet trucks is growing and pointed out how the global delivery giant has already made substantial investments in that green future.
March 5, 2019
HDT recently spoke with Darren Gosbee, Navistar’s vice president of powertrains and advanced technology, to get his take on how and when medium- to heavy-duty electric trucks will come to market in North America.
July 11, 2018
German component manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen AG showed off its vision of the future of trucking and logistics at the company's Technology Day, unveiling new electric and automated vehicle technologies.
June 27, 2018