Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

Volvo to demonstrate electric trucks with an eye to commercialization in 2020

Volvo Trucks plans to introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has awarded $44.8 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project, which will involve 16 partners…. Read more »

CARB announces $200 million in new funding for clean freight transport

Passenger cars get most of the press, but heavy-duty vehicles are arguably even more in need of reducing emissions. In California, there’s a comprehensive (and complicated) plan to electrify everything. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced up to $205 million in new grants for projects to advance clean freight technologies. The grants will… Read more »

Cummins, the diesel engine powerhouse, has had a busy year expanding its EV systems development

Cummins is a huge presence in the diesel engine market around the globe. The company designs, manufactures and sells billions of dollars’ worth of diesel engines (and some engines powered by “alternative fuels” such as natural gas). Ranging from 2.8 to 95 liters, the company’s engines are found in nearly every type of vehicle and… Read more »

Lightning Systems debuts new electric Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and Cutaway models

Colorado-based Lightning Systems has announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and E-450 Cutaway. Orders are being accepted now, and delivery will begin by the end of 2018. The new models have a 14,500-pound GVWR and a range of 110 miles. Peak power is 220 kW (295 hp) and torque is… Read more »

Cummins debuts Hybrid PowerDrive suite of PHEV solutions

Cummins (NYSE: CMI) unveiled the PowerDrive, a suite of plug-in hybrid powertrain solutions spanning light, medium and heavy-duty applications, at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicle Show. The Cummins PowerDrive offers both parallel and series capabilities. It replaces the conventional transmission and switches in real time between two hybrid and two pure electric modes, optimizing the… Read more »

Brazil’s Ambev Brewery to deploy 1,600 VW electric trucks by 2023

Brazil-based Ambev Brewery has announced that by 2023, it will use 1,600 electric trucks made by Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) to transport beverages. Once the new e-trucks are in service, about 35% of the brewery’s fleet will consist of “clean energy-powered vehicles.” The first truck to join the electric fleet will be the VW… Read more »

Zeem Solutions orders 50 Class 6 electric powertrains from Lightning Systems

Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission powertrains for commercial fleets, has announced a new all-electric Low Cab Forward model in the Class 6 segment. The Lightning Electric heavy-duty powertrain will be available in the 19,501-26,000 pound gross vehicle weight rating. Orders are being accepted now, and delivery is to begin in the fourth quarter of… Read more »

Orange EV and Firefly partner to deploy electric yard goats

Orange EV and Firefly Transportation Services have announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series electric terminal trucks into yard management operations for a leading manufacturer of consumer goods.  Providing yard management services at manufacturing and distribution facilities in Michigan and California, Firefly will reduce costs and add new reporting and tracking capabilities. “To cut operating… Read more »

Hamburg container terminal deploys autonomous electric container transporter

The first of many electric container transporters has been delivered to the Altenwerder Container Terminal (CTA). Located just south of Hamburg, Germany on the river Elbe, CTA is one of the most modern and automated container terminals in the world. At CTA, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) ferry containers from ship to yard to truck or… Read more »

Port of San Diego demonstrates electric cargo vehicles, intelligent transportation systems

The Port of San Diego recently deployed two electric cargo vehicles as part of a project funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to accelerate the port’s transition to zero-emission transport. The CEC awarded nearly $6 million to the San Diego Port Tenants Association to demonstrate 10 vehicles and other sustainable freight technologies in and… Read more »