Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

CARB approves plan to invest $423 million from VW mitigation fund in zero-emission trucks, buses

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved a plan to invest $423 million that the state will receive from the National VW Environmental Trust. The mitigation plan will invest primarily in zero-emission replacements for heavy-duty trucks, buses and equipment. There is also money to reduce emissions at freight facilities and marine projects, and for… Read more »

Siemens and VW to test long-haul trucks charged by overhead power lines

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment has approved a subsidized pilot project to research the electrification of long-haul trucks using a roof-mounted pantograph to charge from an overhead power line. Siemens will be responsible for developing the pantograph, and Volkswagen will provide hybrid trucks via subsidiary Scania, and will carry out the research. Trial… Read more »

ROUSH CleanTech unveils electric Ford F-650

ROUSH CleanTech, a Michigan company that manufactures and installs propane autogas and compressed natural gas fuel systems for commercial vehicles, plans to add an electric option to its offerings. ROUSH’s new electric model, unveiled at the recent Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, is built on the Ford F-650 chassis. It will have a lithium-ion battery system… Read more »

Fuso eCanter electric truck uses John Deere PD400 Inverter

The Fuso eCanter light-duty electric truck, which is now in production in Europe and Japan, uses a PD400 inverter from John Deere Electronic Solutions (JDES). The JDES PD400 has been proven in off-road vehicles from John Deere and other OEMs. The inverter’s software is designed to be flexible, offering a broad set of features and… Read more »

BYD to deliver 11 electric delivery trucks to San Francisco Goodwill

Commercial EV maker BYD unveiled the first of 11 delivery trucks it is building for San Francisco Goodwill at the recent Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach. SFGoodwill will use the new electric truck to collect and transport donated goods in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties. The new BYD T7 medium-duty electric… Read more »

Anheuser-Busch orders 800 hydrogen-electric trucks from Nikola

Anheuser-Busch has placed an order for up to 800 hydrogen-electric semi-trucks from Nikola Motor Company. The fuel cell trucks, which will offer a range between 500 and 1,200 miles and refueling time of less than 20 minutes, are expected to be integrated into Anheuser-Busch’s fleet beginning in 2020. Anheuser-Busch aims to convert its entire long-haul… Read more »

Between the wheels: AxleTech goes electric

Can a company that’s 100 years old be called a startup? Mary Petrovich, Executive Chairman of AxleTech, certainly thinks so. AxleTech was founded in 1919 as Wisconsin Custom Built Axles, and has seen a century’s worth of sales, acquisitions, and rebrandings since then. Petrovich herself brought AxleTech back from the brink of failure not once,… Read more »

Workhorse N-GEN electric delivery van coming to San Francisco

Commercial EV-maker Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS) is deploying a fleet of its electric N-GEN cargo vans in the San Francisco Bay area, in partnership with Ryder System, Workhorse’s exclusive maintenance provider. To commemorate the launch, Workhorse will display the N-GEN at City Hall in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 28. Designed from the ground up… Read more »