“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
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
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
Sweden’s Volvo Group has developed electric concept trucks for construction and regional-distribution applications in Europe.
December 10, 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
Even as the Trump Administration attempts to roll back California’s right to implement stricter-than-federal vehicle emission rules, the Golden State has acted to further choke off diesel emissions from trucks.
September 24, 2019
A state appellate court has reversed a judgment against Navistar Inc. that resulted from a lawsuit in which a motor carrier alleged that trucks it purchased powered by the MaxxForce 13L diesel engine were defective.
August 20, 2019
Michelin Group will support Sweden-based startup firm Einride by deploying its autonomous and all-electric T/Pod transport truck starting next year at the tire maker’s production facilities in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
June 4, 2019
Dana is expanding its presence in the electric truck arena, given a trio of announcements made on April 24 that lead off with the launch of a new direct-drive electric powertrain.
April 25, 2019
Allison is growing its stake in commercial vehicle electrification with the purchase of Vantage Power and of the electric vehicle systems division of AxleTech.
April 23, 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
A bipartisan push is under way in Congress to extend through this year certain tax credits that promote the adoption of alternatively powered vehicles.
March 1, 2019
Seemingly acting out of character, the Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 13 announced it will launch a rulemaking to further cut the emission of nitrogen oxide from diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks.
November 13, 2018