Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

Motiv delivers first of seven electric step vans to USPS

Automotive provider Motiv Power Systems has delivered the first of seven electric step vans to the US Postal Service. The Ford E-450-based vans will serve a year-long pilot program in California’s Central Valley. The first vehicle will serve routes in Fresno, and the rest with be deployed in both Fresno and Stockton. The step vans… Read more »

Meritor hopes to put 130 heavy-duty electric trucks on the road by 2020

Auto parts manufacturer Meritor has announced it has 22 electrification programs with OEMs, and expects to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road by the end of 2020. Among the 130 commercial vehicles, 60 received funding from the California Air Resources Board as part of a broader effort… Read more »

Spy photo shows plug-in Ford F-150 pickup truck

What are the two most important stories in today’s automotive world? Electrification and pickup trucks. The former represents a developing trend that’s going to disrupt and completely rearrange the industry. The second isn’t a news story, but it is the most popular product the industry has ever produced (at least in the US), a vehicle… Read more »

Ford hints at electric version of F-Series pickup truck

The electrification of transport is accelerating, but industry observers agree that it won’t be a truly mass-market trend until there’s an electric version of America’s favorite vehicle: the pickup truck. Now Ford has hinted at plans to launch an all-electric version of the F-Series pickup truck, which has been called the most successful consumer product… Read more »

Daimler delivers first Freightliner electric commercial truck to Penske

Daimler Trucks North America has delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet – a Freightliner eM2 – to Penske Truck Leasing. Next year, Penske will put an additional 9 medium-duty electric eM2 trucks and 10 heavy-duty eCascadia electric trucks into service in California and the Pacific Northwest. Penske will place the EVs… Read more »

Electric truck maker Workhorse secures $35 million in new financing, works with Duke on battery leasing program

Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS), which manufactures electric delivery vans for UPS, FedEx and other fleet operators, has secured $35 million in new financing from Marathon Asset Management. Workhorse will use the proceeds to repay a July 2018 round of senior secured notes, and to acquire parts to fulfill customer orders. Marathon will provide the funds… Read more »

Scania to build clean garbage trucks powered by fuel cells

Scania and waste handling company Renova are developing a fuel cell garbage truck with a fully electrified powertrain and compactor. Developed in partnership with the Swedish Energy Agency and Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology, the truck is expected to be delivered by 2020. Scania previously announced delivery of four fuel cell distribution trucks with ranges… Read more »

Volvo to demonstrate electric regional-haul truck in 2019

Volvo Trucks plans to introduce an all-electric version of its Volvo VNR regional-haul vehicle in California next year. The VNR Electric truck will be based on the propulsion and energy-storage technology used in the Volvo FE Electric, which the company plans to sell in Europe in 2019. Volvo hopes to bring the VNR Electric to… Read more »

Dairy farmers use electric milk pump to reduce diesel usage

Belching cows aren’t the only source of CO2 emissions in the dairy industry. When tanker trucks collect milk from farms, they use their diesel engines to drive the pump that fills the tank. Now Swedish technology company Semcon has partnered with Enova and Tine, a Norwegian milk distributor, to develop an electric milk pump. By… Read more »

Ceres Power and Weichai collaborate on fuel cells for the Chinese commercial vehicle market

UK-based fuel cell specialist Ceres Power and Chinese automotive manufacturer Weichai Power have agreed to create a joint venture to manufacture fuel cells for the Chinese bus, commercial vehicle and stationary power markets. The two companies have agreed to create a £9-million fuel cell manufacturing JV in China, accelerating development of the 30 kW SteelCell… Read more »