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EV Architecture Design: The 800-Pound Gorilla for Automotive Engineers

There’s lots of excitement in the automobile industry today. We’re accelerating toward a new reality whereby the number of internal-combustion-engine cars on our roads will eventually be surpassed by electric vehicles. Electrification is creating a new sense of urgency for automakers and their suppliers as number of EV models produced, as well as consumer demand,… Read more »

Road test indicates existing electric trucks could replace millions of diesels on short-haul routes

When it comes to long-haul trucking, battery-electric trucks face a number of challenges, including weight restrictions and the need for an ultra-high-power charging solution. However, despite what you may read in those “anything but EVs” articles, the jury’s still out on when, or whether, battery and charging specs will improve to meet these challenges, or… Read more »

New analysis: 40% of the federal vehicle fleet could be cost-effectively electrified by 2025

A new report from the Electrification Coalition and Atlas Public Policy finds that 97 percent of buses and light-duty vehicles in the US federal fleet could be replaced by EVs by 2030 at a cost savings to taxpayers, and that up to 40 percent could be cost-effectively replaced by 2025. The federal government is the… Read more »

US House advances measure to provide $8 billion funding to replace USPS trucks with EVs

The US Postal Service has been deliberating about a modernization of its ancient vehicle fleet for nearly a decade. The odds-on favorite to win the contract was the Workhorse Group, which had proposed an all-electric delivery vehicle, so many were surprised when the USPS awarded the contract to Oshkosh Defense. The surprise turned to outrage… Read more »

FedEx to electrify its delivery fleet by 2040

FedEx has announced a goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040. The delivery giant will invest $2 billion in vehicle electrification, sustainable energy and carbon sequestration. By 2040, FedEx says its entire parcel pickup and delivery (PUD) fleet will consist of electric vehicles. The goal will be met through phased programs to replace existing vehicles—by… Read more »

Another benefit of electric trucks: they’re easier on drivers’ knees

Numerous studies have found that electrifying transportation will deliver major health benefits by reducing air pollution. During a recent webinar (as reported by Transport Dive), Duane Hughes, the CEO of electric truck maker Workhorse, offered another potential benefit: regenerative braking can reduce commercial drivers’ need for work-related knee surgeries, saving money for fleet operators. “It… Read more »

President Biden announces plan to update federal vehicle fleet with US-made EVs

President Joe Biden has announced that he will replace the entire US federal fleet with US-made electric vehicles. “The federal government also owns an enormous fleet of vehicles, which we’re going to replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in America, by American workers,” said the 46th president. The administration has not announced a… Read more »