Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

Motiv Power Systems approved as Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier for electric powertrains

Motiv Power Systems has earned a valuable vote of confidence from Ford – the California manufacturer of electric powertrains is now a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM). Members of the QVM program can modify vehicles for commercial customers while keeping the original manufacturer’s warranty in force. With the new eQVM designation, Ford has expanded its… Read more »

MAN to test electric semitrailer trucks with 9 Austrian companies

MAN Truck & Bus will be testing a prototype electric semitrailer tractor unit with 9 of Austria’s largest logistics companies, in partnership with the Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL). The test vehicles, which have gross weights of 12 to 26 tons, will be used in medium and heavy distribution transport beginning at the end of… Read more »

27 BYD electric trucks go into service at LA-area freight facilities

Southern California’s ports and freight facilities, which contribute to some of the worst air quality in the nation, are steadily replacing legacy diesel trucks with zero-emission vehicles. The latest project, supported by the California Air Resources Board and San Bernardino Council of Governments, will deploy 27 BYD electric yard and service trucks in disadvantaged communities… Read more »

California utility orders 500 Workhorse PHEV pickup trucks

Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS) has received a Letter of Intent from Southern California Public Power Authority for 500 W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup trucks. The Workhorse W-15 light-duty platform design is an extension of the E-Gen electric technology used in Workhorse medium-duty delivery trucks.  It uses Panasonic 18650 Li-ion battery cells, and is expected to offer… Read more »

Renault acquires commercial EV specialist PVI

Groupe Renault has acquired the French company Power Vehicle Innovation (PVI), which specializes in the conversion of commercial vehicles to electricity or natural gas. PVI worked with Renault on the development of the upcoming Renault Master Z.E. This large electric van, which was unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show in January and is due to… Read more »

Kokam introduces XPAND battery pack for electric buses and commercial vehicles

Battery-maker Kokam’s new XPAND battery pack is aimed at heavy vehicles such as electric buses, trams, trucks and other commercial and industrial EVs. The XPAND battery pack will be offered in two versions: the 7.1 kWh XMP71P and the 11.4 kWh XMP114E. Both are scalable to support EV applications from 7.1 kWh to 1.5 MWh… Read more »

Workhorse’s electric delivery truck claims six times better fuel efficiency than ICE trucks

Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS) has announced that its electric delivery trucks are achieving 30+ miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) during stop-and-go parcel, bakery, and uniform delivery routes – up to six times better than the typical 5-8 mpg achieved by gas- or diesel-powered medium-duty trucks. The company estimates that total savings on fuel and maintenance… Read more »

PG&E PHEV will help keep the lights on during power outages

Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI) have unveiled a new Class 6 PHEV utility truck with exportable power capacity that can be used to manage both planned and unplanned outages. The plug-in hybrid drivetrain offers an electric range of 50 miles, and reduces emissions by 80 percent compared to legacy vehicles…. Read more »