Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

AVID Technology and Caterpillar receive $42 million from UK to develop electric construction machinery

The United Kingdom government has awarded EV component manufacturer AVID Technology and construction machinery giant Caterpillar €33 million (about $41.7 million) to develop fully electric construction machinery. The funding, which is made possible by the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre, will benefit 32 companies and create 2,230 jobs, according to a government statement. Ian Constance, Chief… Read more »

BYD electric garbage truck now servicing Seattle

BYD, a US-based manufacturer of commercial electric trucks, has delivered an all-electric refuse truck for use in Seattle, Washington. BYD says it’s the first electric Class-8 rear loader in the US. The vehicle features BYD’s 8R Class-8 truck fitted with refuse equipment maker New Way’s Viper Rear Loader refuse body. The vehicle is now in… Read more »

Kraft Heinz adopts electric terminal trucks at Ohio distribution center

Food company Kraft Heinz has replaced five diesel terminal trucks with EVs at its distribution centre in Groveport, Ohio. The Orange EV T-Series electric terminal trucks will be operated by Firefly Transportation Services. “This decision by Kraft Heinz demonstrates thoughtful mitigation of the extremely high operational, economic, and environmental costs of using diesel trucks,” said… Read more »

E-Force One customizes its e-trucks for different use cases

E-Force One, a supplier of 18-ton e-trucks, will begin equipping its vehicles with batteries from Swiss manufacturer ecovolta. The batteries are part of a concept E-Force One developed to individually tailor each vehicle to the route type and distance it must travel, as well as the charging technology available. The e-truck maker can outfit each… Read more »

Is Workhorse’s deal to buy Lordstown plant from GM to build electric pickup too good to be true?

News travels by strange paths these days. The world first learned of a tentative deal for electric truck maker Workhorse to buy GM’s idled Lordstown, Ohio plant via a self-congratulatory tweet by the President of the US. If the deal goes through, it could be a win-win-win-win: Workhorse might receive a windfall like the one… Read more »

BYD launches next-generation electric yard truck

Chinese automobile manufacturer BYD has launched a new generation of its 8Y-battery electric yard trucks. The company’s first delivery will include 14 second-generation electric yard trucks to two facilities operated by BNSF Railway in Southern California, where a demonstration project began with six of BYD’s first-generation electric yard trucks in 2018. The demonstration project is… Read more »

IKEA and delivery partners electrify last-mile delivery around the world

In 2018, at California’s Global Climate Action Summit, IKEA CEO Jesper Brodin announced a commitment to using EVs for the last-mile portion of all of its product shipments by 2025. Now the Swedish retailer says it has already electrified all its local delivery vehicles in Shanghai, and plans to do the same in Los Angeles,… Read more »

XL produces plug-in hybrid Ford F-250 pickup

XL, a Boston-based manufacturer of electric fleet vehicles, unveiled a plug-in hybrid Ford Super Duty F-250 pickup truck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. This hybrid F-250 joins XL’s XLP Ford F-150 that the company began shipping in 2018. XL reports that, on initial assessment, the XLP F-250 truck provides up to a… Read more »

Energy Impact Partners invests $5.7 million in EV fleet telematics company ViriCiti

Energy investment firm Energy Impact Partners has invested $5.7 million in ViriCiti, developer of a telematics platform for monitoring and managing electric bus and truck fleets. “Mid- and heavy-duty vehicles present an enormous near-term opportunity for electrification, but fleet operators need the tools to leverage the unique characteristics of battery-powered vehicles,” said Shayle Kann, EIP’s… Read more »