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Mack LR Electric refuse truck begins real-world trials in NYC

Volvo Group subsidiary Mack Trucks has delivered a demonstration model of its Mack LR Electric to the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), which will put it through real-world trials. DSNY, the world’s largest municipal sanitation department, collects some 12,000 tons of refuse and recyclables each day, using over 6,000 vehicles. The majority of… Read more »

Heavy-duty electric trucks start to appear in fleets

Charged has been reporting on electric trucks for a decade, but the electrification of real-world fleets has been frustratingly slow, and several would-be e-truck builders have gone bust waiting for fleet operators to conduct years-long pilots. Now we’re finally starting to see some large orders. Will 2021 be the year of the electric truck? A… Read more »

Mack demonstrates catenary-powered PHEV at port of Los Angeles

Volvo subsidiary Mack Trucks has demonstrated a PHEV truck that can recharge by means of an overhead catenary. The prototype Mack Pinnacle DayCab recently participated in a one-mile, zero-emission eHighway demonstration in Carson, California, near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The goal of the project, which is sponsored by the South Coast… Read more »

California awards $23.6 million for electrified drayage trucks at seaports

Drayage trucks, which move freight around inside and between port facilities, are a major source of air pollution, and an excellent candidate for electrification. The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been testing various electrified options for several years. Now the state of California has awarded $23.6 million to the South Coast… Read more »

ZeroTruck: Electric fleet vehicles offer compelling cost savings

Medium-duty trucks make perfect candidates for electrification, and the market would seem to be full of opportunities for small companies that build powertrains and components. It’s treacherous territory, however – several startups targeting this space have foundered. ZeroTruck founder Tedd Abramson told Charged about his company’s strategy to hang on for the long haul. Abramson… Read more »

Nikola founder Trevor Milton on fuel cells, batteries and a pay-per-mile model

In these troubled days, the world is divided into two hostile camps—each faction demonizes the other, and refuses even to listen to the other side’s arguments. Families have been torn apart, and sometimes it seems people are about to come to physical violence, or even block former Facebook friends. But what if the batteries-vs-hydrogen debate… Read more »

Trump’s effort to weaken auto emissions standards is foiled on two fronts

One of the Trump administration’s top priorities has been rolling back environmental regulations, and this is one area in which it has been ruthlessly efficient. The New York Times estimates that, to date, this administration has killed or watered down some 100 environmental protections. However, one big prize continues to elude the administration’s wrecking crew:… Read more »

Between the wheels: AxleTech goes electric

Can a company that’s 100 years old be called a startup? Mary Petrovich, Executive Chairman of AxleTech, certainly thinks so. AxleTech was founded in 1919 as Wisconsin Custom Built Axles, and has seen a century’s worth of sales, acquisitions, and rebrandings since then. Petrovich herself brought AxleTech back from the brink of failure not once,… Read more »

Next-gen Tesla Roadster will be the fastest car ever produced

The Tesla Semi promises to revolutionize the trucking industry, with unpredictable effects on our economy and society. But for lovers of electric speed, the big rig was upstaged at Thursday’s reveal event by a little surprise Tesla was hiding in the trailer. The new Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made. It… Read more »