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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 »

Road test indicates existing electric trucks could replace millions of diesels on short-haul routes

When it comes to long-haul trucking, battery-electric trucks face a number of challenges, including weight restrictions and the need for an ultra-high-power charging solution. However, despite what you may read in those “anything but EVs” articles, the jury’s still out on when, or whether, battery and charging specs will improve to meet these challenges, or… Read more »

Cities face charging challenges as they electrify refuse truck fleets

For the past few years, the glamorous WasteExpo trade show has featured presentations and discussions of battery-electric trucks. Transport Dive reports that this year, there were several models on display, and one available for test drives. Manufacturers of electric refuse trucks at the show included Peterbilt, Battle Motors and Rubicon. Various cities around the world… Read more »

Romeo Power and PACCAR enter long-term EV supply agreement

Romeo Power has announced a long-term supply agreement with PACCAR to provide battery packs, modules and battery management systems for PACCAR’s EVs. Under the agreement, Romeo Power will be a battery supplier for Peterbilt 579 and 520 EVs in the US and Canada through 2025. The start of production is anticipated to begin after 2021…. Read more »

Truck builder PACCAR announces partnership to provide comprehensive fleet charging solutions

PACCAR, which manufactures light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates, has announced a collaboration with Faith Technologies and Schneider Electric to provide charging infrastructure solutions for Kenworth and Peterbilt customers in North America. Kenworth and Peterbilt have recently begun taking customer orders for the Kenworth K270E and Peterbilt Model 220EV… Read more »

California proposes to enact zero-emission mandate for commercial vehicles

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released the final draft of the Advanced Clean Trucks standard. The latest proposal, which is stronger than previous drafts, is the first in the nation that would create a zero-emission mandate for trucks. The proposed rule would require automakers to sell a certain percentage of zero-emission trucks each… Read more »

CARB announces $200 million in new funding for clean freight transport

Passenger cars get most of the press, but heavy-duty vehicles are arguably even more in need of reducing emissions. In California, there’s a comprehensive (and complicated) plan to electrify everything. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced up to $205 million in new grants for projects to advance clean freight technologies. The grants will… Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains’ PowerDrive 8000 electrification kit for Class 8 trucks

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has expanded its PowerDrive product family to include a heavy-duty offering suitable for Class 8 vehicles. EDI will offer its PowerDrive 8000 series as an electrification kit and developer support program for OEMs looking to quickly bring heavy-duty electrified vehicle offerings to market. EDI’s medium-duty PowerDrive 6000 and 7000 series products… Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains reveals PHEV cement mixer truck for China

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), in partnership with truck manufacturer Shaanxi Automotive, is introducing a PHEV cement mixer truck to the Chinese market. The vehicle integrates EDI’s PowerDrive 8000 PHEV drivetrain and PowerSuite vehicle control software into a Shaanxi Class 8, 32-ton mixer truck. It is currently in the final stages of integration and testing, and… Read more »