Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

Los Angeles orders 2 electric garbage trucks, powered by Motiv Power Systems

The city of Los Angeles has ordered 2 zero-emission refuse trucks. These Class 8 trucks feature a Motiv All-Electric Powertrain, a Crane Carrier chassis, and an Amrep automated side-loader body. The trucks will be built by Amrep in Los Angeles, and are to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018. LA’s sanitation department expects… Read more »

Nikola and Bosch partner on hydrogen-electric Class 8 truck

Nikola Motor Company is partnering with Bosch on the development of its hydrogen fuel cell range-extended electric Class 8 long-haul truck, which was unveiled as a prototype last December. By 2021, the company intends to bring the Nikola One and Two to market, each of which will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 lb-ft… Read more »

California Clean Air Initiative includes measures to promote zero-emission vehicles

The California state legislature has passed a pair of bills (AB 134 and AB 109) that provide $1.5 billion for programs to cut emissions, including $895 million to reduce air pollution from mobile sources, which are responsible for 40% of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. The bills, which have been dubbed the “California Clean Air… Read more »

First electric waste collection truck arrives on New Zealand streets

Waste Management NZ has demonstrated its first electric truck for residential wheelie bin waste collection. The city of Christchurch will put an electric truck into service in October, and more are scheduled to join the fleet in other New Zealand cities by the end of the year. The company has already introduced more than 20… Read more »

AxleTech and TM4 partner to produce fully integrated electric axles

AxleTech International has announced a partnership with motor manufacturer TM4 to develop integrated electric axles (e-axles) for heavy-duty vehicles. As part of AxleTech’s Electric Drivetrain Systems product line, the company is developing e-axles with multiple-speed gearboxes that are integrated with electric motors. These integrated drivetrain systems are designed to be compact, light, quiet, and easy… Read more »

Two electric school buses, powered by Motiv Power Systems, go into service in California

Colton Joint Unified School District in San Bernardino County, California has taken delivery of two electric Type C Starcraft eQuest XL school buses from Creative Bus Sales, featuring powertrains from Motiv Power Systems. Built on Ford’s F59 chassis, the new e-buses have a capacity of 48 passengers and a range of up to 85 miles…. Read more »

UQM partners with Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer

Motor maker UQM Technologies (NYSE MKT: UQM) has entered into a stock purchase agreement with China National Heavy Duty Truck Group (CNHTC) through its subsidiary Sinotruk. CNHTC will acquire 34% of UQM’s stock, and the two companies will create a joint venture to manufacture and sell electric propulsion systems in China. Sinotruk expects to be… Read more »

Cummins unveils electric Class 7 truck

Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins beat Tesla to the punch by unveiling its own electric truck at a recent event at the Cummins Technical Center in Columbus, Indiana. The new truck, called AEOS, is “a fully electric class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler Tractor.” It’s still just a concept, but Cummins has a prototype, built by Roush…. Read more »

BMW i3 batteries power utility EV from Dannar

Muncie, Indiana-based Dannar has signed a supply agreement with BMW i to provide i3 batteries for the Dannar Mobile Power Station (MPS), a heavy-duty EV designed for infrastructure maintenance and disaster response. Dannar and BMW have been working to develop the MPS for more than a year. Dannar also has partnerships with other Tier 1… Read more »