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Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

Norwegian Post orders 29 Volvo electric trucks

The Norwegian Postal Service has ordered 29 electric trucks from Volvo Trucks—one of the truck-maker’s largest ever in Europe. The order follows an earlier one for three electric trucks. Volvo Trucks will deliver a total of 32 electric and 13 biogas-fueled trucks to Norwegian Post in 2022. The order includes different two- and three-axle configurations… Read more »

Daimler Truck forms joint venture to deploy US commercial charging network

Daimler Truck North America, NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Renewable Power plan to form a joint venture to deploy a nationwide US charging network for medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles. Construction at the first sites is set to begin in 2023. Initial funding is expected to be around $650 million, divided equally… Read more »

ABB provides charging solutions to truck manufacturer PACCAR

ABB is partnering with truck manufacturer PACCAR to provide its dealers and their customers with a range of charging solutions across its fleet operations in North America and Europe. ABB’s charging systems are designed to optimize fleet charging, offering both high-power, quick-charge breaks and lower-power, load-managed overnight charging. All PACCAR manufacturing locations are ISO 14001-certified,… Read more »

Ford begins shipping E-Transit electric van, plans to boost production

The E-Transit, the electric version of Ford’s popular commercial van, is now shipping across the US. Ford says it already has more than 10,000 orders from 300 customers, ranging from small construction companies to municipalities like the city of Orlando, Florida, to large retailers like Walmart. The automaker is working on ways to increase E-Transit… Read more »

Carrier partners with ConMet to add regen braking to Class 7 and 8 trailer wheels

Transport refrigeration technology company Carrier is partnering with commercial vehicle part supplier ConMet to add a regenerative braking system to trailer wheels on Class 7 and Class 8 vehicles. ConMet’s PreSet Plus eHub system consists of an in-wheel electric motor that can recover energy from coasting and braking, store it in high-capacity batteries and send… Read more »

Lightning eMotors joins with GM to electrify medium-duty trucks

Commercial vehicle OEM Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) has become the first General Motors Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer (SVM) to provide fully electric Class 3 through Class 6 commercial vehicles. General Motors Fleet provides a variety of platforms designed for qualified SVMs to use to upfit vehicles. Under the recent agreement, Lightning eMotors will electrify popular medium-duty… Read more »

OEMs are prioritizing electric Class 8 truck orders over diesels

Like many other products, Class 8 trucks are not so easy to get these days, thanks to the ongoing semiconductor shortage and other supply chain problems. FreightWaves reports that, at the end of 2021, the typical order-to-build timing was over a year. According to ACT Research, the backlog of unbuilt units was about 267,000 in… Read more »

Tesla shares shot of Semis charging at Megachargers

Tesla said little about the upcoming Semi in its latest earnings report—no update on the status of production or customer deliveries. However, the company did release a photo of four Tesla Semis charging at the new Megacharger station at Gigafactory Nevada, where the e-truck is currently in low-volume production. Tesla-stalker Sawyer Merritt shared some drone… Read more »

Proterra to supply batteries for Nikola Class 8 trucks

Nikola and Proterra have announced a multi-year supply agreement to power Nikola’s zero-emission Class 8 semi-trucks with Proterra’s battery technology. Proterra’s US-made battery systems feature a customizable design to fit within a variety of vehicles. The companies expect to incorporate Proterra’s products in the Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle and Tre fuel cell electric vehicle. Proterra… Read more »

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV faces off against 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Two electric pickups from GM and Ford makers take surprisingly different approaches to electrifying the full-size truck The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV unveiled today by General Motors CEO Mary Barra shows the largest US auto company’s determination to hang onto its core large-pickup market even as vehicles of all sorts accelerate the transition from gasoline… Read more »