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The Realities of Electric Trucks

The Realities of Electric Trucks

Truck makers and electric fleet pioneers laid out real-world lessons learned as electric trucks begin to move out of infancy and into wide-scale operations at TMC.

September 14, 2021

Will the Last Mile be Electric?

Will the Last Mile be Electric?

The last mile may be the perfect application for electric trucks and vans. And the adoption of new battery-electric technology has already begun.

September 3, 2021

Shell Starship 2.0 Pushes Fuel Economy Forward

Shell Starship 2.0 Pushes Fuel Economy Forward

Shell’s Starship 2.0, a Class 8 demonstration truck built with energy-efficient technologies for high fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, exceeded the results of its predecessor in its second cross-country run.

September 2, 2021

Volvo Gets Serious About Climate Change

Volvo Gets Serious About Climate Change

Citing a “sense of urgency,” Volvo Trucks took a leadership position in the fight against climate change at the 2021 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, pushing for more adoption of zero-emission electric and hydrogen trucks.

September 1, 2021

4 Ways to Accelerate Electric Truck Adoption

4 Ways to Accelerate Electric Truck Adoption

At the ACT Expo in Long Beach, California, Peterbilt General Manager Jason Skoog mapped out four decisive moves he’d like to see happen to accelerate electric truck sales in North America.

September 1, 2021

Nikola to Build Tre Electric Truck for Europe in Germany
Covenant Goes Electric to Reduce Idling

Covenant Goes Electric to Reduce Idling

When the fuel crisis of 2007-2008 hit, Covenant Transport, like virtually every other large carrier in North America, realized it needed to get its fuel consumption and costs under control. As with many fleets at the time, diesel-powered auxiliary power units were part of that solution.

January 24, 2020

Q&A: Meritor's T.J. Reed on TransPower and the Future of Electric Trucks
Isuzu, Honda Ink Hydrogen Fuel Cell R&D Deal

Isuzu, Honda Ink Hydrogen Fuel Cell R&D Deal

Isuzu and Honda have announced that they will be working together to develop hydrogen fuel cell technologies for commercial trucks and passenger car markets.

January 17, 2020

NACFE Fleets Saved Almost $900 Million in Fuel Costs

NACFE Fleets Saved Almost $900 Million in Fuel Costs

The North American Council for Fuel Efficiency’s 2019 Annual Fleet Fuel Study found that the 21 participating fleets have saved almost $900 million in combined fuel costs since 2017. But there's a “significant” performance gap between them and typical fleet performance.

January 6, 2020

Integrated Powertrain Project in the Works from TomTom, Daimler, Bosch
TuSimple Study Finds 10% Fuel Savings for Autonomous Trucks

TuSimple Study Finds 10% Fuel Savings for Autonomous Trucks

Autonomous truck developer TuSimple said the results of a recent fuel economy study proved that trucks under autonomous control get up to 10% better fuel economy than similarly equipped trucks operating with human drivers.

December 18, 2019

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

New York City Taking 'Cargo Bikes' for a Spin

New York City Taking 'Cargo Bikes' for a Spin

Aiming to get some diesel-powered delivery trucks off the streets, the Big Apple has approved a pilot to evaluate the performance of "cargo bicycles" on its streets, loading zones, bike lanes, and sidewalks.

December 4, 2019

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