Daimler Truck North America has delivered 20 electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors to Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling (RCCB). These are the first electric tractors to be added to the Downey, California, fleet of the West Coast and Midwest bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola brands. (Meanwhile, competitor Pepsico is going with the Tesla Semi.) To ensure… Read more »
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Volvo Trucks North America has announced that its electric trucks will be used by Coca-Cola Canada Bottling as part of a pilot program in the Greater Montreal Area. Coke Canada operates a fleet of 650 heavy-duty trucks. On April 13, Volvo Trucks hosted a demo day for delivery drivers, who learned to extend range by maximizing… Read more »
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) will use 30 Renault electric trucks to make last-mile deliveries to supermarkets and businesses in Belgium. The routes served average 150 km (93 miles) per day. The beverage manufacturer is electrifying one fifth of its truck fleet, which it says will reduce its CO2 emissions by 75% compared to existing diesel… Read more »
XL Hybrids, a Boston-based developer of hybrid powertrain technology for commercial and municipal fleets, has announced that its customers have logged a cumulative total of four million on-road miles. The company’s XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive for passenger and cargo vans requires less than a $10,000 investment, and is designed to be installed in about five… Read more »
Boston-based XL Hybrids has announced the launch of its new XLP product line, a ship-thru upfit for half-ton pickup trucks that the company says will deliver a 50 percent improvement in fuel economy. The new XLP solution will build on the company’s existing XL3 hybrid powertrain, which was introduced in 2013, and has logged over… Read more »
The commercial fleet market is one of the most exciting frontiers in the electromobility revolution, not only because of the enormous potential for fuel savings, but because it offers opportunities for a smaller company, which can hope to carve out a lucrative niche developing a powertrain solution, without the need to build the sort of… Read more »
Smith sees a bright future in electric trucks on the horizon, but must wade through a sea of speculation to get there. All Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. wanted was a long-term growth strategy that would let the company scale up production of its all-electric, zero-emission medium-duty trucks at the same time that it beefed up… Read more »