Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

Green Mountain Power buys two electric utility trucks from Lion Electric

The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV), a manufacturer of all-electric Class 5 to Class 8 commercial urban trucks and buses, has secured an order for two electric trucks from Vermont utility Green Mountain Power—a Lion8 bucket truck for line crews and a Lion6 stake-body truck for electrical maintenance field crews. Lion expects to deliver the… Read more »

Hyundai to test Class 8 fuel cell trucks at Port of Oakland

The nonprofit Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) has won a grant to support the deployment of 30 Hyundai XCIENT Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks in northern California. The trucks will serve the Port of Oakland. Each has a range of over 400 miles, enough to make runs from Oakland to Sacramento,… Read more »

Proterra to supply battery tech to ROUSH CleanTech for next-gen Ford F-650 electric truck

Commercial EV innovator Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) builds electric buses, and also provides its powertrain technology to other OEMs under its Proterra Powered business unit. The company’s latest collaboration is with ROUSH CleanTech, a firm that’s involved with several aspects of electrification, including production design, functional performance validation, compliance testing, assembly setup and vehicle second-stage manufacturing…. Read more »

The 3 biggest EV charging challenges fleet managers face (and why they need expert help)

As commercial fleets electrify, they are finding that they need expert help to design, install and operate their charging infrastructure. During previous tech revolutions, third-party contractors emerged to provide turnkey services to companies for things like data centers and solar installations. Now innovative companies are meeting a similar demand in the fleet charging realm. Charged… Read more »

Hyliion selects FEV as partner for Class 8 electric truck development

FEV has announced a long-term agreement with Hyliion to support design, development, integration and validation of its Electric Range Extender (ERX) for Class 8 tractor-trailer applications. FEV will also develop the controls strategy for the propulsion system and provide vehicle integration for OEM driver-assistance features, controls and driver interfaces.  Hyliion’s Hypertruck ERX powertrain combines a… Read more »

Cities face charging challenges as they electrify refuse truck fleets

For the past few years, the glamorous WasteExpo trade show has featured presentations and discussions of battery-electric trucks. Transport Dive reports that this year, there were several models on display, and one available for test drives. Manufacturers of electric refuse trucks at the show included Peterbilt, Battle Motors and Rubicon. Various cities around the world… Read more »

Daimler, Traton and Volvo to build a European charging network for heavy-duty trucks

Three of Europe’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers—Daimler Truck, the Volvo Group, and the Traton Group (owner of the Scania, MAN and Navistar brands)—have signed a non-binding agreement to build a public charging network for battery-electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe. The agreement lays the foundation of a future joint venture, which is to… Read more »

Volvo Penta starts producing powertrain for Rosenbauer’s electric fire truck

Volvo Penta has commenced production of bespoke electric drivelines for vehicle manufacturer Rosenbauer’s new fire truck. Volvo Penta and its customer Rosenbauer adapted proven technology from Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses to create a completely new vehicle architecture. The new truck, named Revolutionary Technology (RT), pushed Volvo Penta’s electric drivelines to new heights. Unlike other… Read more »

United Natural Foods to deploy 53 electric refrigerated trailers with PV panels and Li-ion batteries

Food wholesaler United Natural Foods (UNFI) plans to add 53 all-electric refrigerated trailer units (TRUs) to its fleet based at the company’s Riverside, California distribution center. The all-electric TRU achieves zero emissions by using a high-efficiency refrigeration system powered by roof-mounted solar photovoltaic panels, a “wheel-momentum generator,” lithium-ion batteries, and an auxiliary power unit that… Read more »

Hyzon Motors develops eAxle to improve efficiency of hydrogen and battery trucks

Hyzon Motors, a supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, has developed a new patent-pending eAxle design that’s designed to improve the efficiency of 6×4 Class 8 commercial vehicles. Hyzon’s eAxle eliminates right-angle hypoid gears, and uses one motor per wheel, with optimized performances at both low and high speeds. Paired with a virtual differential,… Read more »