The Vehicles

DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks partner for electric truck pilot in Sweden

DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks have partnered to test the introduction of heavy-duty electric trucks for regional transport. To date, most deployments of electric trucks in Europe have been for shorter distances within urban areas. Now the two firms have initiated a project focusing on longer-distance heavy transport use cases. DHL and Volvo are conducting… Read more »

DHL Express deploys 100 Lightning electric delivery vans

Last-mile delivery is a perfect use case for EVs, but fleet operators (understandably) tend to insist on lengthy real-world pilots before placing substantial orders. The latest delivery giant to move from testing to deployment is DHL Express, which wrapped up a successful pilot program using nine Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD electric vans in the… Read more »

President Biden’s infrastructure plan includes $174 billion for EV programs

President Biden’s next priority is a massive infrastructure bill, and e-mobility is very much a part of the plan to upgrade and modernize the country’s transportation system. The administration is going big. “The American Jobs Plan will invest in America in a way we have not invested since we built the interstate highways and won… Read more »

Lion Electric secures order for 100 Class 6 and 8 electric trucks

Commercial vehicle OEM Lion Electric has received a purchase order from fleet truck supplier Pride Group Enterprises, for 100 all-electric Lion6 and Lion8 trucks. The order represents Lion’s largest single order of zero-emission trucks to date. Pride will integrate the electric trucks into its existing logistics, maintenance, leasing, rental and equipment retail operations throughout the… Read more »

Idaho waste hauler deploys BYD/Amrep electric refuse trucks

J&M Sanitation, a waste and recycling collection company serving Kuna, Idaho, has deployed two all-electric Class 8 refuse trucks. J&M boasts that it’s the first company in the state to operate electric refuse trucks. The BYD 8R heavy-duty trucks feature a proprietary electric propulsion system designed by BYD specifically for refuse collection. Each truck sports… Read more »

Vancouver public buses to use BAE Systems Series-EV electric propulsion systems

Fifteen public buses in Vancouver, Canada, will be fitted with BAE Systems’ Series-EV electric propulsion system. Series-EV integrates electric motors, controls and batteries. The latest version of the system uses fewer, lighter, and more compact components compared to the previous generation. It’s designed to be easy to install and extremely efficient. UK-based BAE Systems has… Read more »

New Flyer unveils lighter, more efficient, longer-range electric bus

Bus manufacturer New Flyer of America has unveiled its next-generation electric heavy-duty transit bus, built on its proven Xcelsior platform. New Flyer’s battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE and fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 buses have logged 4.5 million service miles to date. The new and improved Xcelsior CHARGE NG incorporates three distinct technology advancements: a next-generation battery… Read more »