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Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

GM begins offering electrification components to commercial customers

General Motors has announced a new strategy to offer its EV technology to other vehicle-makers and commercial customers. The company estimates that the total addressable market for electrification components could reach $20 billion by 2030, as a growing number of industries introduce their own emissions reduction goals. “GM has an established strategy, network of integrators… Read more »

2022 Rivian R1T: A real pickup truck makes an impressive debut

Could Rivian emerge as “the next Tesla?” On the strength of its debut truck, that’s not an unreasonable question. If you want to attract attention, keeping a company in stealth mode for several years is a good way to do it. The startup carmaker Rivian was founded a decade ago by RJ Scaringe, but it… Read more »

European shipping company orders 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks

DFDS, a shipping and logistics firm based in Northern Europe, has placed an order with Volvo Trucks for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks. The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks. Deliveries of the trucks will start in the fourth quarter of 2022 and continue throughout 2023. Volvo Financial Services… Read more »

MAN Truck and Bus to transition from diesel to all-electric trucks and buses starting in 2024

MAN Truck and Bus, a commercial subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, began electrifying in 2020. It currently offers a few electrified versions of its trucks, buses and vans. Now the company says it will make the transition to all-electric powertrains, beginning in 2024. In a recent interview with Handelsblatt, MAN CEO Dr. Andreas Tostmann said… Read more »

Futuricum’s electric delivery truck makes record-setting 1,000-kilometer drive

Of all the world records in the automotive world, there’s probably none more glamorous than that of the longest range for an electric commercial truck. The Swiss delivery firm DPD, together with vehicle manufacturer Futuricum and tire-maker Continental, recently claimed that coveted title, driving a Futuricum electric truck 1,099 kilometers on a single charge, within… Read more »

Volvo Trucks and AMPLY Power collaborate on charge management programs for electric truck fleets

Charging and energy management provider AMPLY Power is collaborating with Volvo Trucks North America on customer programs to maximize uptime and cost savings for electric Class 8 heavy-duty truck fleets. The companies are now working on projects with two heavy-duty electric truck fleets. One of these is Manhattan Beer Distributors, one of the largest beverage… Read more »

TeraWatt Infrastructure aims to address the massive energy capacity needs of EV fleet charging depots

As more fleets of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles go electric, there’s a growing awareness that building the necessary charging infrastructure will be a complex proposition, requiring specialized expertise and considerable capital. Fleet vehicle depots will need to incorporate not only charging stations, but energy management systems, and possibly energy storage and on-site generation. These sites… Read more »

California project deploys 100 electric regional haul and drayage trucks

Regional haul and drayage trucks, which transfer loads to and from ports, warehouses and logistics hubs, are a perfect use case for EVs, and present opportunities for dramatic emissions reductions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District, along with other state agencies, has announced a project to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks… Read more »

Chicago, San Diego and San José win grants to electrify commercial vehicles

The cities of Chicago, San Diego and San José have won spots in the new Delivering Zero Emissions Communities program. Each of the three cities will receive a $100,000 grant, as well as technical support from the Natural Resources Defense Council and other EV advocacy groups, with the goal of converting 100 percent of their… Read more »

Wrightspeed partners with Matthews Specialty Vehicles to convert buses and trucks to electrified drive

Wrightspeed, the firm founded by Tesla co-founder Ian Wright, builds electric powertrains for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Now the company has announced an agreement with vehicle manufacturer Matthews Specialty Vehicles to convert buses, trucks and specialty vehicles to EVs and/or PHEVs. The companies aim to produce 5,000 vehicles over the next five years. For the… Read more »