Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

The 3 biggest EV charging challenges fleet managers face (and why they need expert help)

As commercial fleets electrify, they are finding that they need expert help to design, install and operate their charging infrastructure. During previous tech revolutions, third-party contractors emerged to provide turnkey services to companies for things like data centers and solar installations. Now innovative companies are meeting a similar demand in the fleet charging realm. Charged… Read more »

Hyliion selects FEV as partner for Class 8 electric truck development

FEV has announced a long-term agreement with Hyliion to support design, development, integration and validation of its Electric Range Extender (ERX) for Class 8 tractor-trailer applications. FEV will also develop the controls strategy for the propulsion system and provide vehicle integration for OEM driver-assistance features, controls and driver interfaces.  Hyliion’s Hypertruck ERX powertrain combines a… Read more »

Cities face charging challenges as they electrify refuse truck fleets

For the past few years, the glamorous WasteExpo trade show has featured presentations and discussions of battery-electric trucks. Transport Dive reports that this year, there were several models on display, and one available for test drives. Manufacturers of electric refuse trucks at the show included Peterbilt, Battle Motors and Rubicon. Various cities around the world… Read more »

Daimler, Traton and Volvo to build a European charging network for heavy-duty trucks

Three of Europe’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers—Daimler Truck, the Volvo Group, and the Traton Group (owner of the Scania, MAN and Navistar brands)—have signed a non-binding agreement to build a public charging network for battery-electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe. The agreement lays the foundation of a future joint venture, which is to… Read more »

Volvo Penta starts producing powertrain for Rosenbauer’s electric fire truck

Volvo Penta has commenced production of bespoke electric drivelines for vehicle manufacturer Rosenbauer’s new fire truck. Volvo Penta and its customer Rosenbauer adapted proven technology from Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses to create a completely new vehicle architecture. The new truck, named Revolutionary Technology (RT), pushed Volvo Penta’s electric drivelines to new heights. Unlike other… Read more »

United Natural Foods to deploy 53 electric refrigerated trailers with PV panels and Li-ion batteries

Food wholesaler United Natural Foods (UNFI) plans to add 53 all-electric refrigerated trailer units (TRUs) to its fleet based at the company’s Riverside, California distribution center. The all-electric TRU achieves zero emissions by using a high-efficiency refrigeration system powered by roof-mounted solar photovoltaic panels, a “wheel-momentum generator,” lithium-ion batteries, and an auxiliary power unit that… Read more »

Hyzon Motors develops eAxle to improve efficiency of hydrogen and battery trucks

Hyzon Motors, a supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, has developed a new patent-pending eAxle design that’s designed to improve the efficiency of 6×4 Class 8 commercial vehicles. Hyzon’s eAxle eliminates right-angle hypoid gears, and uses one motor per wheel, with optimized performances at both low and high speeds. Paired with a virtual differential,… Read more »

FCC Medio Ambiente and Irizar to begin production of electric refuse trucks

Spanish bus manufacturer Irizar and refuse collection firm FCC Medio Ambiente have partnered to produce Irizar ie electric refuse collection trucks. The two companies have conducted tests of the new trucks in several European cities, with “excellent results,” and the first 10 units will now go into production. The first 10 units will include 4×2… Read more »

XL Fleet acquires World Energy Efficiency Services to integrate EV charging and renewables

XL Fleet (NYSE: XL), a provider of electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has acquired World Energy Efficiency Services for cash and stock totaling approximately $16 million. World Energy provides energy efficiency, renewable technology and EV charging stations to customers in the New England region. The company offers full-service EVSE installations, including site assessment,… Read more »

Ford unveils its 2022 F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

The most popular vehicle line in the US now includes a battery-electric pickup truck. Is this the turning point for EVs? Wednesday evening, Ford unveiled its long-awaited battery-electric pickup truck, dubbed the F-150 Lightning. The name hearkens back to “the fastest truck in the world,” the Lightning F-150 SVT, which launched in 2002 with a… Read more »