Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

Volvo unveils heavy-duty concept EVs for construction and regional transport

Volvo Trucks has developed electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional distribution to gauge commercial interest. The company plans to have select European customers pilot a small number of these concept vehicles, which it plans to commercialize in the future. Volvo points out that heavy-duty e-trucks can improve the work environment for drivers and… Read more »

Q&A with Rivian’s VP of Propulsion (Full Interview)

The electromobility revolution is gathering speed, but the world’s EV-makers have fallen behind popular tastes in terms of the form factors auto buyers want, and this has emerged as a roadblock to mass adoption. Buyers love SUVs and pickups, and automakers love the high profit margins associated with these models. Electric SUVs are starting to… Read more »

New report: Electric trucks and buses are a win-win-win

A new study quantifies what commercial EV-makers have been saying for years: electric trucks and buses are a triple win. They save money for fleet operators, and reduce both local air pollution and carbon emissions. Furthermore, in California (among other places), they generate jobs and economic benefits. American bus-builder Proterra is headquartered in Silicon Valley… Read more »

Rivian raises $1.3 billion in funding

Rivian, an automaker that revealed its prototype electric pickup and SUV in November 2018, has raised $1.3 billion in a recent funding round led by T. Rowe Price Associates. Amazon and Ford also participated in the funding round. Designed as all-terrain EVs, Rivian’s launch products, the R1T pickup and R1S SUV, are notable for their… Read more »

E-truck maker Tevva adds lease and purchase options to subscription service

After positive feedback at London’s 2019 Freight of the City Expo, Tevva Motors has confirmed that in addition to its six-month rental scheme, it will now support vehicle leases and direct purchases of its e-truck. Series production is set to begin in 2020. Through its Electrify initiative, Tevva offers urban distribution companies a six-month rental… Read more »

Dana introduces new e-axles and e-gearboxes for agricultural equipment

Under its Spicer brand of OE and aftermarket components, Ohio-based parts supplier Dana has unveiled new e-mobility technologies for field sprayers and telehandlers used in agriculture. The new Spicer Electrified e-Axles are designed for telehandlers with load capacities up to 6,600 lbs. Dana says its new Spicer Electrified e-Gearbox features a compact design that manages… Read more »

Eaton launches transmission for heavy-duty EVs

The e-mobility business of power management company Eaton has launched a four-speed transmission for heavy-duty commercial EVs. Designed for Class 7 and 8 vehicles, the new transmission features fine-pitch helical gears and low-noise operation. Eaton said its new gearbox does not have a clutch and is synchronized via the traction motor. The transmission is scheduled… Read more »

Zero Automotive launches e-truck based on Toyota Landcruiser

Australian startup Zero Automotive has launched an electric pickup truck for commercial use, based on the Landcruiser 79 series. “It’s available in 20 to 120 kWh battery packs, with modular battery packs and a 700 Nm electric motor,” said Zero Automotive co-founder Tim Possingham. “That has more torque than the factory turbo-diesel V8 that’s normally… Read more »