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Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

Orange EV unveils third generation of its electric yard trucks

Orange EV isn’t exactly a household name, but the truck manufacturer deployed its first electric yard truck in 2015, and now has some 400 trucks in operation in the US. Now Orange has announced a new generation of its T-Series electric yard trucks (aka terminal tractors or yard goats). The 2022 e-TRIEVER features subsystems designed… Read more »

Clean trucks to clean cities: Volvo Trucks to deploy 80 electric sewer cleaner trucks in Europe

Several cities in Europe, and a couple in China, have implemented zero-emission zones, and this is expected to generate demand for electric service trucks. Bucher Municipal, a global supplier of municipal vehicles such as street sweepers, winter maintenance equipment and refuse vehicles, has joined forces with Volvo Trucks to develop an all-electric sewer cleaner built… Read more »

Battle Motors chooses T-Mobile to connect new RevolutionOS software for electric trucks

Battle Motors has selected T-Mobile as its preferred provider of IoT connectivity and management for its new electric trucks. Battle’s RevolutionOS is designed to deliver information to drivers and fleet managers. T-Mobile for Business will provide 4G LTE connectivity to Battle Motors trucks for near-real-time sharing of battery range and usage information, location and trip… Read more »

Food distributor Sysco to buy up to 800 Freightliner eCascadia electric Class 8 trucks

When it comes to commercial vehicle electrification, fleet operators have spent the last decade piddling around with pilots of a few vehicles. Thank goodness, it appears that those days are over—we’re seeing more and more announcements of serious orders. The latest of these comes from food service distribution giant Sysco, which has signed a letter… Read more »

Rev Fire Group unveils electric fire truck

REV Fire Group, which includes several manufacturers of fire-fighting apparatus, displayed a North American-style fully electric fire truck called Vector at the recent Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis. The new electric fire truck, which was developed with technology partner Emergency One Group, sports a 316 kWh battery pack, and enables firefighters to both drive… Read more »

Los Angeles Fire Department unveils hybrid fire truck

The Los Angeles Fire Department recently unveiled a new Rosenbauer RT pumper truck during the city’s annual Fire Service Day. Although the Los Angeles Daily News described the vehicle as the US’s “first all-electric fire engine,” it is in fact a hybrid, as a company spokesman clarified in a video. The batteries can operate the… Read more »

Volta Trucks details upcoming US launch of its Class 7 electric truck

Volta Trucks plans to introduce its electric commercial vehicles into North America, beginning in 2023 with a Volta Zero Class 7 truck (equivalent to the company’s existing European 16-ton truck) with a dry or refrigerated cargo box. The Volta Zero is a purpose-built electric medium-duty truck specifically designed for urban logistics. It uses a compact… Read more »

Solo’s new SD1 is a 500-mile electric truck designed for autonomous driving

Fremont, California-based Solo Advanced Vehicle Technologies has revealed the design and specifications of a new purpose-built electric Class 8 truck that’s designed specifically for autonomous driving. The SD1 includes “full, aerospace-level system redundancy and the lowest drag coefficient of any Class 8 truck on the road, enabled by a complete redesign that removes the human… Read more »

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning First Drive: Ford’s most valued model is now electric

Ford knows trucks, and demand for its F-150 Lightning shows truck buyers may not be as afraid of EVs as many think. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck may be the first real mass-market electric vehicle sold in the US. Used by individual owners and businesses alike, pickups are a massive part of the… Read more »

Mack’s Range Calculator helps refuse truck customers plan routes for electrification

Mack Trucks, part of the Volvo Group, has introduced a new Range Calculator for Electric Vehicles to help customers simulate real-world collection routes for the Mack LR Electric refuse truck. The Range Calculator uses GPS data collected from a customer’s current routes to predict the number of starts and stops the Mack LR Electric can… Read more »