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Einride orders 150 Peterbilt 579EV electric semi tractors for its US fleet

American truck brand Peterbilt has announced its biggest electric semi sale to date: 150 of the company’s 579EV battery-electric trucks to Swedish transport company Einride. This fleet of new EVs will service Einride’s North American customers. Einride’s Freight Capacity as a Service offerings are designed to make it easy for fleets to go electric by… Read more »

Peterbilt electric garbage truck goes into service in Portland

A new all-electric garbage truck recently made its first pickup in downtown Portland, at an event attended by local sustainability leaders and elected representatives. COR Disposal & Recycling purchased the Peterbilt 520EV with support from Portland General Electric’s Drive Change Fund, which has awarded millions of dollars to local organizations to accelerate transportation electrification in… Read more »

PacLease puts its first leased electric Peterbilts into service

Truck leasing and rental company PacLease recently provided its first electric trucks, two Peterbilt Model 579 EV Day Cabs, to Dallas-area trucking company Truck King, which will use them for local line-haul operations of approximately 100 miles round-trip. To meet growing demand for electrics, the company says it has invested in charging infrastructure, certified technicians,… Read more »

EnTech to use Peterbilt electric truck to transport biogas from dairy farm

One way to reduce methane emissions from agriculture is to turn organic waste into renewable natural gas (RNG). That’s what EnTech Solutions is doing in Dane County, Wisconsin, where a biogas facility uses anaerobic digestion to turn animal waste from local dairy farms into RNG that can be used as fuel. Now EnTech plans to… Read more »

Frito-Lay manufacturing site to deploy electric trucks from Tesla, Peterbilt, BYD

Frito-Lay plans to make its Modesto, California manufacturing site, one of the company’s largest in the US, a “near zero-emission freight facility.” A grant from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (aka Valley Air) will cover half of the $30.8-million cost of the project. Frito-Lay will replace all its existing diesel-powered freight equipment… Read more »

Wells Fargo to offer financing for EnTech’s eSkid EV fleet charging platform

EV charging provider ChargePoint, energy solutions provider EnTech Solutions and bank Wells Fargo are collaborating to offer flexible financing solutions for businesses building charging infrastructure for EV fleets. Wells Fargo has created a financing program specifically for EnTech’s eSkid charging solution, a rapidly deployable EV charging platform that uses ChargePoint hardware and software. The funding… Read more »

Accelera, Daimler Truck and PACCAR plan to produce battery cells in Mississippi

Marshall County, Mississippi, is the future site of a planned joint venture of Accelera, the zero-emissions segment of Cummins; Daimler Trucks & Buses US Holding, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks; and US commercial truck maker PACCAR, which produces diesel and electric models under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF brands. Plans call for the 21 GWh… Read more »

Kodiak develops autonomous electric Class 8 truck

Kodiak Robotics plans to incorporate autonomous driving capabilities into an electric tractor for its fleet in 2024. “Customers have been long asking for an autonomous electric vehicle and we are delivering on that need,” said Don Burnette, co-founder and CEO of Kodiak. The Peterbilt Model 579EV has a range of up to 150 miles, and… Read more »

Frito-Lay’s “sustainability showcase” features Tesla Semis, electric trucks, solar+storage

Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, is transforming its Modesto, California, facility into “a showcase for sustainable manufacturing, warehousing and distribution technologies.” The 80-acre, 500,000-square-foot Modesto site, one of Frito-Lay’s largest manufacturing facilities in the US, features several classes of EVs, along with on-site solar energy generation, storage and EV charging stations. Green goodies in service… Read more »

Fleet operator Ferguson partners with Holman and Electrada for electrification-as-a-service pilot

Ferguson, a North American distributor of plumbing and HVAC supplies, plans to conduct a fleet electrification pilot in partnership with Holman, a global automotive services organization, and Electrada, an electric fuel solutions company. The project will deliver a turnkey fleet management and electrification solution. In the first phase, Ferguson will add 30 class 6 through… Read more »