Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

IKEA and delivery partners electrify last-mile delivery around the world

In 2018, at California’s Global Climate Action Summit, IKEA CEO Jesper Brodin announced a commitment to using EVs for the last-mile portion of all of its product shipments by 2025. Now the Swedish retailer says it has already electrified all its local delivery vehicles in Shanghai, and plans to do the same in Los Angeles,… Read more »

XL produces plug-in hybrid Ford F-250 pickup

XL, a Boston-based manufacturer of electric fleet vehicles, unveiled a plug-in hybrid Ford Super Duty F-250 pickup truck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. This hybrid F-250 joins XL’s XLP Ford F-150 that the company began shipping in 2018. XL reports that, on initial assessment, the XLP F-250 truck provides up to a… Read more »

Energy Impact Partners invests $5.7 million in EV fleet telematics company ViriCiti

Energy investment firm Energy Impact Partners has invested $5.7 million in ViriCiti, developer of a telematics platform for monitoring and managing electric bus and truck fleets. “Mid- and heavy-duty vehicles present an enormous near-term opportunity for electrification, but fleet operators need the tools to leverage the unique characteristics of battery-powered vehicles,” said Shayle Kann, EIP’s… Read more »

Cummins to provide electric powertrain for Kalmar electric terminal tractor

Cargo handling company Kalmar has selected engine manufacturer Cummins to provide electric powertrain technology for Kalmar’s latest electrified terminal tractor. The Kalmar Electric Terminal Tractor is slated for launch in 2020 and will serve the European market. It follows the release of the Kalmar Ottawa electric terminal tractor in the US in 2018. Cummins will… Read more »

Irizar develops electric truck with CNG range extender for waste collection

Spanish bus manufacturer Irizar introduced its new Irizar ie electric truck at the recent Sustainable Urban Mobility Congress in Bilbao, Spain. The showcased model is 8 meters long (26 feet) and has a carrying capacity of 18 tons. Irizar designed the ie truck for industrial use in urban and inter-urban settings. It says varying body… Read more »

Australian electric truck maker SEA Electric to launch in the US

Australian electric commercial vehicle maker SEA Electric is set to launch in the US. It will showcase two trucks at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis during March and attend California’s Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in April. SEA Electric’s display vehicles are based on Ford and Isuzu platforms and the company says they are at… Read more »

Nikola announces battery-electric semi will join fuel cells in its lineup

Nikola Motor Company, which has been developing fuel cell trucks, recently announced that it also intends to offer some battery-electric models. The Nikola Two and Nikola Tre (European version) will be available in BEV versions, while the biggest truck in the lineup, Nikola One, will remain FCV only. The company plans to present the new… Read more »

Rivian secures $700 million in new investment round led by Amazon

Amazon will lead a $700-million investment round in EV startup Rivian Automotive. Also investing in this round is Rivian’s long-term investment partner, Saudi auto distributor Abdul Latif Jameel. Although it was reported earlier that GM was also in talks with Rivian, the automaker is not involved in this round. Rivian has been raising eyebrows since… Read more »

Motiv delivers first of seven electric step vans to USPS

Automotive provider Motiv Power Systems has delivered the first of seven electric step vans to the US Postal Service. The Ford E-450-based vans will serve a year-long pilot program in California’s Central Valley. The first vehicle will serve routes in Fresno, and the rest with be deployed in both Fresno and Stockton. The step vans… Read more »

Meritor hopes to put 130 heavy-duty electric trucks on the road by 2020

Auto parts manufacturer Meritor has announced it has 22 electrification programs with OEMs, and expects to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road by the end of 2020. Among the 130 commercial vehicles, 60 received funding from the California Air Resources Board as part of a broader effort… Read more »