Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

Anheuser-Busch to deploy 21 BYD electric trucks

Anheuser-Busch plans to add 21 BYD electric trucks to its California fleet. The second-generation 8TT Class 8 electric trucks will be deployed at Anheuser-Busch facilities in Sylmar, Riverside, Pomona and Carson. The non-profit Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) will lead project oversight, development, management, and reporting through a grant from the California Air… Read more »

Frito-Lay manufacturing site to deploy electric trucks from Tesla, Peterbilt, BYD

Frito-Lay plans to make its Modesto, California manufacturing site, one of the company’s largest in the US, a “near zero-emission freight facility.” A grant from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (aka Valley Air) will cover half of the $30.8-million cost of the project. Frito-Lay will replace all its existing diesel-powered freight equipment… Read more »

AC Fast Charging: The right fit for medium-duty EVs

What’s the largest mass transit system in the United States? Is it the public transit network? Nope. Commercial airlines? Guess again. Passenger rail? Not even close. Here’s a hint: the vehicles are colored yellow. Give up? It’s school buses, and in terms of sheer numbers this fleet is 2.5 times larger than all other forms… Read more »

AKASOL introduces new batteries for commercial vehicles

German battery maker AKASOLhas announced several new Li-ion battery solutions which it plans to begin mass-producing in the next 6 to 12 months. The company’s new flagship battery, the AKAModule CYC, features liquid-cooled battery modules, and claims specific energy of 221 Wh/kg. AKASOL says its new modules are scalable and can be integrated into various… Read more »

Daimler and CATL partner on battery modules for e-trucks

Battery producer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and Daimler Trucks & Buses have signed an agreement for CATL to provide Daimler with Li-ion battery modules beginning in 2021. The agreement covers the Mercedes-Benz eActros, Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2 electric trucks. Frank Reintjes, Daimler’s Head of Global Powertrain, E-Mobility and Manufacturing Engineering, said, “We are constantly… Read more »

BYD selects Milea to distribute electric trucks in New York City

Chinese EV maker BYD has selected Milea Truck as the distributor of its electric trucks in New York City. Milea will offer the full line of BYD’s electric trucks, including: Class 6 and Class 8 Trucks Refuse Collection Trucks Tandem Axle Day Cabs Yard Tractors Refrigerated Box Trucks BYD Director of Business Development John Gerra… Read more »

Daimler to deliver first eCascadia electric heavy-duty trucks

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has built the first two Class 8 electric Freightliner eCascadias. The heavy-duty trucks will join Freightliner’s 30-vehicle Electric Innovation Fleet. The 38 members of Freightliner’s Electric Vehicle Council will offer feedback on the trucks during real-world operations, which will help inform the final production of the eCascadia and the medium-duty… Read more »

Proterra launches program to help OEMs build EVs for commercial fleets

California-based electric bus maker Proterra has launched a new program, Proterra Powered, to help automakers manufacture their own electric fleet vehicles. Proterra designs and manufactures battery systems, electric drivetrain technology, and standardized, heavy-duty charging systems for commercial vehicle applications. As part of Proterra Powered, Proterra will provide OEMs with the electrification hardware as well as… Read more »

Volvo Penta showcases electric terminal tractor

Volvo Penta showcased an electric terminal tractor at a recent port and terminal technology trade show in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The tractor was retrofitted with a Volvo Penta electric driveline, borrowing technologies from Volvo’s electric buses and trucks. Volvo Penta has been active in establishing its presence in the EV industry, aiming to offer electrified… Read more »

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 »