Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

BYD and Wayne Engineering demonstrate electric refuse truck for City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Sanitation (LASAN) has completed a demonstration project using a Class 6 battery-electric refuse truck developed by BYD and Wayne Engineering. During the four-month pilot, the truck logged over 5,200 miles, and achieved an average range of 99 miles. Operating on the same routes and variable terrain as LASAN’s regular trucks, the e-garbage truck… Read more »

Workhorse CEO on the company’s new plug-in hybrid pickup truck and its expansive plans for the future

We all acknowledge the absurdity of ignoring an elephant, when one is present in the very room in which important matters are being discussed, but what about a hulking, jacked-up, V8-powered monster truck? Tesla permanently changed the conversation about EVs when it electrified a sporty two-seater, a luxury sedan and a crossover SUV, but few… Read more »

Havelaar’s Bison electric pickup truck is built for tough Canadian weather

EVs are growing in popularity, but where are the electric pickup trucks? Havelaar, which has operations in Canada, the Netherlands and China, is one of the few pioneers of plug-in pickups. The company revealed its new Bison E-Pickup, which it developed in collaboration with the University of Toronto, at the recent EVVE Conference in Ontario…. Read more »

California ARB opens funding solicitations for Class 7 and 8 trucks

The California Air Resources Board is seeking solicitations for up to $17 million in grants for its On-Road Advanced Technology Demonstrations Projects. Eligible projects will demonstrate pre-commercial Intelligent Transportation Systems and Connected Trucks; Advanced Engines and Powertrains; and Zero-Emission Short and Regional Haul Trucks. ARB is currently funding a 43-truck demonstration of zero- and near-zero-emission… Read more »

California Energy Commission awards $36 million for clean transportation projects

The California Energy Commission has awarded more than $36 million in grants for various clean energy transportation projects. The South Coast Air Quality Management District and Long Beach Harbor Department received $10 million each and the Los Angeles Harbor Department received $4.5 million to conduct field demonstrations of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and cargo handling… Read more »

BYD Introduces Class 8 electric refuse truck

Even the humble garbage truck is going electric. BYD introduced its Class 8 electric refuse truck at the recent ACT Expo in Long Beach. The truck is a cab and chassis platform, which includes the batteries, high-voltage control system, electric propulsion system, and an electric power take-off (ePTO) which powers the hydraulic system that operates… Read more »

Wrightspeed partners with AxleTech to meet demand for heavy-duty vehicles

Business is picking up for Wrightspeed, the manufacturer of plug-in powertrains for heavy-duty vehicles headed by Tesla founder Ian Wright. The company is expanding its supply chain team, bringing on experts with experience at Tesla, Ford, Cummins, and others, and scaling up operations to meet demand from customers such as New Zealand bus operator NZB… Read more »

Knapheide installs XL Hybrids’ plug-in powertrain in Ford F-150 pickups

Commercial vehicle equipment provider Knapheide Manufacturing will become a ship-through installer of XL Hybrids’ XLP plug-in hybrid upfits on Ford F-150 half-ton pickup trucks. Knapheide will begin XLP upfits at its Kansas City, Missouri facility starting in the fourth quarter of this year. XL Hybrids’ XLP system is compatible with a range of wheelbases, cab… Read more »

Trucking industry skeptical but wary about Tesla semi plans

Long-haul trucks are going to be a tough nut for EVs to crack, but it’s never smart to bet against Tesla. That’s the one-sentence summary of the trucking industry’s reaction to Tesla’s recent announcement that it will unveil an electric semi-truck in September. The challenges involved in electrifying big rigs are huge. The battery for… Read more »

Volvo’s autonomous load carrier electrifies rock quarries

Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) has developed an autonomous battery-electric load carrier called HX2, part of a research project that aims to electrify the transport stage in a quarry, reducing carbon emissions by up to 95% and total cost of ownership by up to 25%. Volvo CE customer Skanska Sweden will test several prototype electric and… Read more »