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A Big Week for Electric Trucks

A Big Week for Electric Trucks

Did the tide just turn from "theoretical" to "eventual" on electric truck deployment in North America? HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts thinks so.

January 31, 2020

Q&A: Meritor's T.J. Reed on TransPower and the Future of Electric Trucks
California is About to Charge Up the Electric Truck Market
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

DHL Testing New All-Electric Delivery Truck

DHL Testing New All-Electric Delivery Truck

DHL Express has begun testing new, improved versions of the electric StreetScooter Work and Work L delivery trucks in Europe. A North American evaluation program is planned as well.

December 10, 2019

Shell Looks at the Future of Fuel

Shell Looks at the Future of Fuel

At a recent conference at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Shell presented an array of speakers who sized up the state of alternative fuel technologies in trucking and a likely timeline for real-world adoption of these new means of moving freight.

November 27, 2019

Freightliner Delivers First eCascadia Electric Trucks
Q&A: Akasol North America President Roy Schulde

Q&A: Akasol North America President Roy Schulde

Akasol is one of Europe’s largest supplier of battery systems for commercial vehicles with hybrid-electric or all-electric drives and is now moving into the North American commercial vehicle market.

August 2, 2019

Prediction: Electric Trucks Are Going to Be a Hit

Prediction: Electric Trucks Are Going to Be a Hit

At the end of the day, says Senior Editor Jack Roberts, an electric truck is simply just a truck. And while they may have a different propulsion system than conventional powertrains, the positives they offer many fleets outweigh the negatives.

March 22, 2019

Quick Spin: Dana’s Electrified Truck Powertrain
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

Tesla Takes the Long Road

Tesla Takes the Long Road

Naysayers scoffed at Elon Musk's claims that the Tesla Semi Truck would be capable of some long-haul runs, but the company is already showing it to investors across the country. Did the tech guru just prove them wrong?

August 30, 2018

Quick Spin: Volvo FL Electric Truck

Quick Spin: Volvo FL Electric Truck

HDT's Jack Roberts gets behind the wheel of one of Volvo's new electric trucks in Sweden, as Volvo shows that electric truck technology is ready to go to work in some real-world fleet operations.

June 21, 2018

Thor COO: Electric Trucks a 'Fantastic' Fit for Regional, Local Class 8 Applications
Getting Guidance on Electric Trucks

Getting Guidance on Electric Trucks

The first-ever Guidance Report issued by NACFE seeks to clear the air on both the myths and realities of battery electric vehicles in fleet operations today and in the near future. Blog commentary by Jack Roberts.

May 9, 2018