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Autocar and Rocsys partner to bring hands-free charging to electric truck fleets

US severe-duty truck maker Autocar is collaborating with automated EV charging company Rocsys, headquartered in the Netherlands, to provide hands-free charging capabilities to Autocar’s electric terminal tractors at logistics facilities, including distribution centers and inland ports. Rocsys says its hands-free charging system will undergo final development through a pilot order secured from an Autocar customer…. Read more »

Autocar 10,000th terminal tractor delivered is all-electric

Autocar, a US maker of Class 7 and 8 severe-duty trucks, recently delivered its 10,000th terminal tractor, an all-electric model E-ACTT, to Lazer Logistics, a US yard-management company that operates over 1,800 units at 500 sites across North America. “We need zero-emissions terminal tractors, but we don’t want to compromise performance, durability, cab familiarity or… Read more »

Autocar opens new dedicated EV assembly line

US vocational truck maker Autocar has added an EV assembly line to its manufacturing facility in Birmingham, Alabama. Industrial engineering company Triz Advanced Manufacturing and Blackstone Construction were instrumental in developing and building the dedicated EV component line. The line features digital confirmation terminals and scanners for quality control of each vehicle’s battery and electrical… Read more »

Autocar delivers electric terminal tractor to California supermarket chain

Autocar Industries, a manufacturer of “specialized severe-duty vocational trucks,” has delivered one of its E-ACTT electric terminal tractors to Stater Bros. Markets, which operates 171 supermarkets in Southern California and has its own in-house shipping and distribution departments. Autocar delivered the E-ACTT to the Stater Bros. distribution center in San Bernardino, California, and provided operator… Read more »

Autocar begins field-testing electric cabover refuse trucks

Autocar, a manufacturer of specialized severe-duty vocational trucks, has built two alpha refuse trucks featuring an all-electric powertrain. The company is now putting two E-ACX electric cabover refuse trucks through a validation testing process to ensure that they’re just as tough as the company’s existing diesel and CNG trucks. The two E-ACX-64 alpha units are… Read more »

BMW’s hometown Munich plant to go all-EV as ICE vehicles pass their “tipping point”

BMW says its historic plant in Munich will produce only electric cars from 2027, following a €650-million investment in expansion and upgrades, including the construction of a new vehicle assembly line and a new body shop. BMW’s Munich plant opened in 1922, and produced motorcycles until car production began there in 1952. It currently produces… Read more »

Why terminal tractors are the best first choice to electrify

In a recent Charged webinar, Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Director at the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) presented 10 electric truck case studies—real-world examples of how companies are benefitting from deploying EVs. The 10 examples cover a wide variety of use cases, including one that’s often cited as the perfect use case for… Read more »

Is Toyota’s new CEO introducing a new, pro-EV strategy? Well, maybe.

EV boosters are hopeful that Toyota’s new CEO Koji Sato will preside over a new era at the world’s second-largest automaker, transforming the electrification laggard into a leader. In a recent “New Management Policy & Direction Announcement,” three of Toyota’s top execs assured us that the company is serious about electrification, but also reaffirmed a… Read more »

Tata Motors delivers first 26 of 340 electric buses to Mumbai

Indian commercial vehicle giant Tata Motors recently delivered 26 electric buses to Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), which operates the public transport system in Mumbai. The buses are part of a larger order of 340 electric buses, which will be delivered in phases. The 25-seater Tata Ultra Urban 9/9 electric buses were delivered at… Read more »