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Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

Duke Energy to use Ford F-150 Lightning electric trucks in V2G pilot

Duke Energy is planning a new demand response pilot in the Duke Energy Carolinas service area. Under the program, which is expected to launch in 2023, customers who lease an eligible EV, including the Ford F-150 Lightning, will get reduced lease payments in exchange for allowing their EVs to feed energy back to the grid…. Read more »

Toronto Fire Services orders two Vector electric fire trucks from REV Group subsidiary

Toronto Fire Services has ordered two all-electric Vector fire trucks from fire apparatus manufacturer Spartan Emergency Response, a subsidiary of the REV Group. The e-trucks were sold by authorized dealer Safetek Emergency Vehicles. REV Fire Group introduced the Vector fire truck in August 2021. It’s equipped with 327 kWh of battery capacity, and the low… Read more »

Bollinger Motors reveals B4 commercial electric truck

Bollinger Motors’ new B4 is a Class 4 all-electric fleet truck that features a cab-forward design. It’s designed to offer maximum cargo volume, accommodate unlimited adaptation, and prioritize safety. “The cab-forward design is a radical change from our previous concepts,” says founder and CEO Robert Bollinger. “And that’s on purpose. We listened to our commercial… 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 »

Mercedes-Benz Trucks charging park allows customers to test charging solutions

Mercedes-Benz Trucks, along with project partner Netze BW, has opened a charging park for customers in Wörth am Rhein, Germany. At the eTruck Charging Park, electric truck customers can test charging stations and charging concepts from various manufacturers, and work with on-site experts from Mercedes-Benz to develop tailor-made charging solutions. The eTruck Charging Park has… Read more »

Autocar begins field-testing electric cabover refuse trucks

Autocar, a manufacturer of specialized severe-duty vocational trucks, has built two alpha refuse trucks featuring an all-electric powertrain. The company is now putting two E-ACX electric cabover refuse trucks through a validation testing process to ensure that they’re just as tough as the company’s existing diesel and CNG trucks. The two E-ACX-64 alpha units are… Read more »

Orange EV Raises $35 million to scale electric trucking solutions

Orange EV may not be well-known to the general public, but it has outlasted a lot of early entrants to the commercial EV space, and is now in its 10th year of operations. The company has 450 terminal trucks in use by more than 130 fleets across 28 US states, Canada and the Caribbean. Yard… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz to begin production of eEconic, an electric truck for specialty municipal applications

An oft-cited obstacle to the electrification of municipal vehicle fleets is that electric versions of specialty vehicles such as refuse trucks and fire trucks are not available. Now Daimler Truck has taken a step toward filling this niche with the launch of the Mercedes-Benz eEconic, a new e-truck designed for municipal use. The key technical… Read more »

bp opens its first electric truck charging facility in Germany

For better or for worse, oil giant bp has become one of the major players in Europe’s public charging industry. Now the company’s Aral pulse brand has opened its first fast charging facilities aimed at the medium- and heavy-duty electric truck market. Aral’s retail site at Schwegenheim, Germany now has two 300 kW chargers for… Read more »

USPS now says half its first order of new delivery vans will be EVs

In the ongoing War of the Postal Service, the EV advocates appear to have won a partial victory over the fossil fuel faction. In 2021, as the USPS made plans to update its ancient fleet of delivery vehicles, Postmaster and Trump supporter Louis DeJoy thumbed his nose at President Biden’s call to electrify the US… Read more »