Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

FCC Medio Ambiente and Irizar to begin production of electric refuse trucks

Spanish bus manufacturer Irizar and refuse collection firm FCC Medio Ambiente have partnered to produce Irizar ie electric refuse collection trucks. The two companies have conducted tests of the new trucks in several European cities, with “excellent results,” and the first 10 units will now go into production. The first 10 units will include 4×2… Read more »

XL Fleet acquires World Energy Efficiency Services to integrate EV charging and renewables

XL Fleet (NYSE: XL), a provider of electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has acquired World Energy Efficiency Services for cash and stock totaling approximately $16 million. World Energy provides energy efficiency, renewable technology and EV charging stations to customers in the New England region. The company offers full-service EVSE installations, including site assessment,… Read more »

Ford unveils its 2022 F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

The most popular vehicle line in the US now includes a battery-electric pickup truck. Is this the turning point for EVs? Wednesday evening, Ford unveiled its long-awaited battery-electric pickup truck, dubbed the F-150 Lightning. The name hearkens back to “the fastest truck in the world,” the Lightning F-150 SVT, which launched in 2002 with a… Read more »

Romeo Power and PACCAR enter long-term EV supply agreement

Romeo Power has announced a long-term supply agreement with PACCAR to provide battery packs, modules and battery management systems for PACCAR’s EVs. Under the agreement, Romeo Power will be a battery supplier for Peterbilt 579 and 520 EVs in the US and Canada through 2025. The start of production is anticipated to begin after 2021…. Read more »

WattEV’s E-Truck Stop to offer 40 charging bays with 25 MW of power, microgrid and battery storage

Startup WattEV plans to build a 25-megawatt, solar-powered, electric-only public truck stop between California’s Central Valley and Southern California’s bustling ports and shipping hubs. The 110-acre truck stop will be located at a heavily truck-trafficked highway intersection in Bakersfield, at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, near logistics centers run by Amazon and… Read more »

Eaton to supply DC-DC converters for new electric semi

Power management company Eaton will supply its 24-to-12-volt DC-DC converter for use in a commercial heavy-duty EV that will go on sale in the North American and Chinese markets later this year. The converter will power accessories such as anti-lock brakes and lighting. “DC-DC converters are an essential part of our eMobility product portfolio, and… Read more »

Ford to reveal new F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck May 19

Pickups rule the US auto market, and the F-150 is the king of pickup trucks, so the fact that Ford is planning to release an electric version of America’s best-selling vehicle, which one marketing expert has called “the most successful consumer product in human history,” is a big deal. Ford has announced that it will… Read more »

Libertine wins funding to develop free-piston range extenders for electric truck

Libertine has secured funding from Innovate UK to advance the development of its range-extender concept for heavy-duty applications. Libertine says its free-piston range extenders offer the efficiency of fuel cells and the durability of conventional engines, and its intelliGEN control technology solves the free-piston motion challenge, optimizing combustion conditions from the first ignition cycle. Libertine’s… Read more »

California Energy Commission announces new incentive program for electric truck and bus infrastructure

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a project that aims to accelerate the deployment of fueling infrastructure for electric and/or hydrogen trucks, buses and equipment. The $50 million-dollar, multi-year EnergIIZE (Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles) project will use “a concierge-like model,” working directly with eligible applicants to help plan and fund the… Read more »

Samsung SDI to be Rivian’s battery cell supplier

EV startup Rivian has announced that South Korean battery giant Samsung SDI will supply cells for its vehicles. The automaker, which plans to begin production of an electric pickup and an SUV this year, has been working with Samsung throughout the process of developing the new cells. Rivian’s vehicles are aimed at the outdoorsy set,… Read more »