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Clearing the roadblocks to electrification of heavy-duty trucks

Q&A with electric truck expert Rustam Kocher Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles make up a small fraction of the vehicles on the road, but they generate a disproportionate amount of pollution. Therefore, electrifying them is critical to reducing emissions. Furthermore, the case for electric trucks and buses would seem to be an easy one to make…. Read more »

US truck-makers pledge to comply with California’s phase-out of ICE vehicles

Some of the nation’s largest truck-makers, including Cummins, Daimler, Ford, GM, Hino, Isuzu, Navistar, Paccar, Stellantis and Volvo, along with the Truck and Engine Manufacturing Association, have pledged to comply with California’s Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) rule, which will require all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles sold or registered in the state to be zero-emission… Read more »

Electric truck expert: Tesla Semi is a great product, but may struggle against more established OEMs

The market for heavy-duty electric trucks is heating up—long-established OEMs and startups alike are moving on from the pilot stage, and filling substantial orders from customers. During a recent conversation with Rustam Kocher, once Charging Infrastructure Lead at Daimler Trucks North America and now a consultant (watch for the full interview in the next print… Read more »

PacLease puts its first leased electric Peterbilts into service

Truck leasing and rental company PacLease recently provided its first electric trucks, two Peterbilt Model 579 EV Day Cabs, to Dallas-area trucking company Truck King, which will use them for local line-haul operations of approximately 100 miles round-trip. To meet growing demand for electrics, the company says it has invested in charging infrastructure, certified technicians,… Read more »

Kenworth delivers T680E electric truck to Knight-Swift Transportation

Truckload carrier Knight-Swift Transportation has received its first Kenworth T680E Class 8 electric truck along with a supporting PACCAR 120 kW EV charging station from Inland Kenworth in Phoenix, Arizona. The Kenworth T680E is designed for pickup and delivery, regional haul and drayage applications. It has an 82,000-pound GVWR and an estimated operating range of… Read more »

EnTech to use Peterbilt electric truck to transport biogas from dairy farm

One way to reduce methane emissions from agriculture is to turn organic waste into renewable natural gas (RNG). That’s what EnTech Solutions is doing in Dane County, Wisconsin, where a biogas facility uses anaerobic digestion to turn animal waste from local dairy farms into RNG that can be used as fuel. Now EnTech plans to… Read more »

Kenworth pursues both BEVs and FCEVs

For heavy-duty truck manufacturer Kenworth, adoption of zero-emission trucks is seen as inevitable—the shift is being driven by both regulatory requirements and economic benefits. Speaking at a recent press event, Kenworth executives outlined the company’s electrification strategy, which includes investigating both battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell technologies. As Fleet Owner reports, 17 US states and… 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 »

Trucking industry skeptical but wary about Tesla semi plans

Long-haul trucks are going to be a tough nut for EVs to crack, but it’s never smart to bet against Tesla. That’s the one-sentence summary of the trucking industry’s reaction to Tesla’s recent announcement that it will unveil an electric semi-truck in September. The challenges involved in electrifying big rigs are huge. The battery for… Read more »

Cummins working on plug-in Class 6 truck, Class 7 and 8 buses

At the recent Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee (via Green Car Congress), engine manufacturer Cummins outlined two plug-in hybrid projects for heavy commercial vehicles. The first project, in partnership with Ohio State University, PACCAR, NREL and Argonne National Laboratory, is a Class 6 plug-in hybrid truck that the company says will reduce… Read more »