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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 »

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 »

Lotus to launch pure electric SUV in 2022

The Geely brand Lotus plans to launch a luxury electric SUV in 2022. The vehicle, code-named Lambda, has been in development since 2016, and was originally planned to be a hybrid, but the growing market for EVs, especially in China, inspired the company to make it an all-electric model. According to Autocar, the new Lotus… Read more »

Solid-state battery tech: What’s close to commercialization, and what’s still years away?

With a fresh round of funding, Wildcat Discovery Technologies is busy expanding its facilities, building up its battery team and doubling down on promising solid-state research projects. We asked the energy storage experts to help clear up the hype around solid-state batteries. Whenever Charged needs to better understand the complexities of the latest and greatest battery… Read more »