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The Vehicles

Orange EV unveils third generation of its electric yard trucks

Orange EV isn’t exactly a household name, but the truck manufacturer deployed its first electric yard truck in 2015, and now has some 400 trucks in operation in the US. Now Orange has announced a new generation of its T-Series electric yard trucks (aka terminal tractors or yard goats). The 2022 e-TRIEVER features subsystems designed… Read more »

Clean trucks to clean cities: Volvo Trucks to deploy 80 electric sewer cleaner trucks in Europe

Several cities in Europe, and a couple in China, have implemented zero-emission zones, and this is expected to generate demand for electric service trucks. Bucher Municipal, a global supplier of municipal vehicles such as street sweepers, winter maintenance equipment and refuse vehicles, has joined forces with Volvo Trucks to develop an all-electric sewer cleaner built… Read more »

J.D. Power survey: Consumers interest in EVs is growing, but they need more information

A new survey by consumer research specialist J.D. Power finds that US auto shoppers are more likely than ever to consider buying a pure EV, mostly thanks to the growing selection of models. New offerings from trusted brands are turning EV skeptics into possible EV purchasers. The J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Electric Vehicle Consideration Study,… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders an additional 90 Irizar electric buses

Madrid’s Municipal Transport Company (Empresa Municipal de Transportes, or EMT) has placed a fifth order for electric buses with Spanish OEM Irizar. The latest order is for 90 buses, and will bring the number of Irizar e-buses in EMT Madrid’s fleet to 175. The latest generation of Irizar’s ie electric bus is equipped with a… Read more »

Battle Motors chooses T-Mobile to connect new RevolutionOS software for electric trucks

Battle Motors has selected T-Mobile as its preferred provider of IoT connectivity and management for its new electric trucks. Battle’s RevolutionOS is designed to deliver information to drivers and fleet managers. T-Mobile for Business will provide 4G LTE connectivity to Battle Motors trucks for near-real-time sharing of battery range and usage information, location and trip… Read more »

Food distributor Sysco to buy up to 800 Freightliner eCascadia electric Class 8 trucks

When it comes to commercial vehicle electrification, fleet operators have spent the last decade piddling around with pilots of a few vehicles. Thank goodness, it appears that those days are over—we’re seeing more and more announcements of serious orders. The latest of these comes from food service distribution giant Sysco, which has signed a letter… Read more »

Rev Fire Group unveils electric fire truck

REV Fire Group, which includes several manufacturers of fire-fighting apparatus, displayed a North American-style fully electric fire truck called Vector at the recent Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis. The new electric fire truck, which was developed with technology partner Emergency One Group, sports a 316 kWh battery pack, and enables firefighters to both drive… Read more »

Switch Mobility to supply 12 Metrocity electric buses to London’s Tower Transit

Switch Mobility, a manufacturer of electric buses and light commercial vehicles, will supply a fleet of 12 Metrocity E-Buses to London’s Tower Transit. The fleet of Metrocitys will be deployed on Route 339, operating out of Lea Interchange and running between Shadwell and Leytonstone. Switch Mobility was formed from the EV elements of commercial vehicle… Read more »