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AxleTech and Thor Trucks to develop heavy-duty e-powertrain system

Specialty powertrain manufacturer AxleTech is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system in partnership with Thor Trucks. The companies plan to integrate AxleTech’s e-axle technology with Thor’s proprietary battery technology to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain. AxleTech provides integrated solutions for on-highway EVs, including Class 6, 7, and 8 trucks, as well as for transit… Read more »

UPS collaborates with Thor Trucks to develop electric Class 6 delivery truck

UPS (NYSE:UPS) has announced a collaboration with Los Angeles-based Thor Trucks to develop an electric Class 6 delivery truck. The truck is expected to be ready for testing later this year. Thor’s truck will have a driving range of approximately 100 miles, and will be powered by a Thor-designed and built battery. UPS plans to… Read more »

Author of new study says hydrogen “unlikely to play major role in road transport, even for heavy trucks”

Reasonable minds disagree on whether hydrogen has a role to play in the clean-energy future, or whether it’s just a vehicle for oil-company greenwashing. However, it’s becoming clear (to scientists, if not to politicians) that batteries are superior to fuel cells for most road transport applications. A new study published in the journal Nature Electronics… Read more »

Are electric trucks cheaper to operate when diesel prices are low?

Several studies have found that light-duty EVs tend to have lower total cost of ownership than legacy vehicles—the lower fueling and maintenance costs cancel out the higher purchase price within a few years. The same is expected to hold true for heavy-duty EVs, but to date there hasn’t been a lot of real-world testing. A… Read more »

ICCT study: Battery-electric trucks emit 63% less GHG emissions than diesel

A favorite trope of the “better stick with oil” crowd is that EVs aren’t any cleaner than ICE vehicles, because fossil fuels are consumed to manufacture and to charge them. Of course, all human activities have environmental footprints, but over the past decade, numerous studies have affirmed the lower lifecycle emissions of EVs compared to… Read more »

How to make heavy-duty electric trucks work in practice

Fleets tested Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 tractors for three years: Here’s what they learned. Large commercial trucks and other heavy equipment have run on diesel fuel for many decades now. Requirements for more aggressive emission after-treatment and the hardware to achieve that add cost and complexity for fleet operators. Rising fuel-economy standards during the… Read more »

Price Waterhouse predicts electric trucks will take over by 2035

A new report from Price Waterhouse Coopers Strategy (PwC) predicts that zero-emission trucks will be outperforming legacy ICE trucks about a decade from now. The dawn of electrified trucking: Routes to decarbonising commercial vehicles forecasts that by 2030, zero-emission vehicles (battery-electric or fuel cell) will account for a third of all trucks in Europe, North… Read more »

Toronto Fire Services orders two Vector electric fire trucks from REV Group subsidiary

Toronto Fire Services has ordered two all-electric Vector fire trucks from fire apparatus manufacturer Spartan Emergency Response, a subsidiary of the REV Group. The e-trucks were sold by authorized dealer Safetek Emergency Vehicles. REV Fire Group introduced the Vector fire truck in August 2021. It’s equipped with 327 kWh of battery capacity, and the low… 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 »