Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

Hino speeds production timeline for its Class 4-8 electric trucks

Hino Trucks, a subsidiary of Toyota, is accelerating the production timeline for its suite of battery-electric vehicles. The new Class 4-8 electric trucks are now slated to go into low-volume production in Q4 2022 and full production by the end of 2023. The company originally planned to have its BEV range in production by 2024,… Read more »

Examining the feasibility of battery exchange for long-distance electric trucks

Berlin Technical University Professor Stefanie Marker conducts research on EV energy optimization. In her latest project, she turns her attention to vehicles weighing up to 40 tons. The majority of these heavy goods vehicles must travel distances that cannot be covered by a single battery charge. Her solution: a network of battery exchange stations for… Read more »

Loop Energy to provide fuel cell range extenders for Rheintal electric trucks

Loop Energy and Rheintal-Transporte have announced an agreement for the development and supply of heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell range extension solutions for electric trucks in Europe. As a part of the agreement, Rheintal will use Loop’s eFlow fuel cell modules to expand the range of electric trucks. Rheintal anticipates orders of eFlow fuel cell modules… Read more »

New study says commercial truck electrification is within reach

It’s been a long haul for electric trucks—pilots have been going on for over a decade, but fleet operators are just beginning to put in serious orders. Battery costs are often cited as a barrier to faster adoption, but a new analysis concludes that a lack of appropriate policies around adoption incentives, charging infrastructure, and… Read more »

Volvo Penta and TICO partner to develop e-trucks

Volvo Penta has joined forces with terminal tractor manufacturer TICO to develop electric terminal truck prototypes. Terminal tractors, also known as yard goats, are used to move cargo in ports, distribution centers, and rail terminals. They are considered an ideal application for EVs. “TICO has always been at the forefront of bringing alternative powertrain solutions… Read more »

Lion Electric secures order for 100 Class 6 and 8 electric trucks

Commercial vehicle OEM Lion Electric has received a purchase order from fleet truck supplier Pride Group Enterprises, for 100 all-electric Lion6 and Lion8 trucks. The order represents Lion’s largest single order of zero-emission trucks to date. Pride will integrate the electric trucks into its existing logistics, maintenance, leasing, rental and equipment retail operations throughout the… Read more »

Idaho waste hauler deploys BYD/Amrep electric refuse trucks

J&M Sanitation, a waste and recycling collection company serving Kuna, Idaho, has deployed two all-electric Class 8 refuse trucks. J&M boasts that it’s the first company in the state to operate electric refuse trucks. The BYD 8R heavy-duty trucks feature a proprietary electric propulsion system designed by BYD specifically for refuse collection. Each truck sports… Read more »

Gatik deploys electric autonomous, middle-mile box trucks

Gatik’s mission is to deliver goods using autonomous vehicles. With a fleet of light- and medium-duty trucks, it focuses on short-haul B2B logistics for the retail industry. The company has an existing partnership with Walmart, for which it operates multi-temperature box trucks on autonomous short runs. Now Gatik, which has offices in Palo Alto and… Read more »

Waste haulers are beginning to order EVs as power, weight, range and cost converge

Waste haulers have been experimenting with various types of alternative-fuel vehicles for years. As a recent article in Transport Dive reports, major public companies including Waste Management, Waste Connections and Republic Services, as well as private haulers such as Recology, and some municipally run fleets, have tested various types of EVs, as well as other… Read more »

Proterra to supply battery system for Volta Zero electric delivery truck

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks has selected Proterra as the battery supplier for its upcoming Volta Zero, an electric 16-ton vehicle designed specifically for inner-city freight distribution. The collaboration represents US-based Proterra’s entry into the European truck market. Volta launched a prototype Volta Zero in September 2020. It plans to start customer trials later in… Read more »