Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

European truck-makers pledge to phase out internal combustion vehicles by 2040

Several of Europe’s largest truck manufacturers have promised to stop selling ICE vehicles by 2040. The chief executives of Daimler, Scania, MAN, Volvo, DAF, IVECO and Ford have signed a pledge to phase out combustion engines and focus on hydrogen, battery technology and “clean fuels.” The industry will invest some 50 to 100 billion euros… Read more »

Renault Trucks expands its range of all-electric models

Renault Trucks is broadening its all-electric range, and offering a wider choice of batteries for its medium-duty EVs. The Renault Trucks D and D Wide Z.E. can now accommodate 66 kWh battery packs, and the Master Z.E. utility vehicle has just been released in a 3.5-ton model. Renault’s all-electric trucks can be customized from 3.1… Read more »

Danfoss Editron to power electric trucks for reborn Brazilian manufacturer FNM

Danfoss Editron has been selected as the official supplier for drivetrain systems that will power fully-electric trucks manufactured by Fábrica Nacional de Mobilidades (FNM) in Brazil. Founded in 1942, FNM was Brazil’s first truck manufacturer. The company was privatized in 1968 by the government, before being bought by Fiat, which held the company until 1988…. Read more »

Motiv debuts fifth-gen medium-duty electric chassis

Motiv has announced a new generation of its EPIC chassis for medium-duty fleet EVs. The company says its fifth-generation EPIC F-59 and E-450 chassis reduce the total number of components in the electric powertrain by 30 percent, while also improving range, acceleration and top speed. The fifth-generation EPIC chassis incorporates BMW’s high-performance batteries in a… Read more »

New report: innovative financing will be needed to electrify truck and bus fleets

Broader collaboration among key stakeholders and a new generation of finance solutions will be needed to electrify trucks and buses at scale by 2050, according to a new report released by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), MJ Bradley and Vivid Economics. The authors of “Financing the Transition” interviewed more than 30 fleet operators, as well… Read more »

Daimler to develop public heavy-duty electric truck charging site with Portland utility

Daimler Trucks North America and Portland General Electric have announced the co-development of a large public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty commercial EVs. The facility, to be called Electric Island, is now under construction near Daimler Trucks headquarters in Portland. It’s designed to support up to 9 charging stations with charging levels of up… Read more »

Volvo Trucks wins $22-million grant to deploy 70 Class 8 VNR e-trucks in California

Volvo Trucks North America has won $21.7 million in grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage. The EPA’s Targeted Air Shed Grant Program will provide $20 million, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District will add $1.7 million for charging infrastructure. Volvo Trucks will deliver… Read more »

Lordstown Motors claims 50,000 pre-orders for electric pickup, opens two new facilities

Lordstown Motors says it has logged 50,000 preorders for its Endurance electric pickup truck. The company, which is concentrating on fleet customers, said the average order size is 500 vehicles. The 50,000 figure “does not capture interest the company has received from organizations that are not in position to be able to place pre-orders, such… Read more »

Updated rules will enable deployment of public heavy-duty EV charging stations in California

For the past two years, Volvo Trucks has been collaborating with the South Coast Air Quality Management District  and 13 other organizations on the Volvo LIGHTS project, which aims to develop a blueprint to introduce battery-electric Class 8 trucks and equipment into the market at scale. Now Volvo Trucks, along with project partners CALSTART, Trillium… Read more »

Volvo to launch a range of electric trucks in Europe in 2021

Volvo Trucks plans to offer a complete range of all-electric heavy-duty trucks in Europe, starting in 2021. Sales will begin next year, and volume production will start in 2022. The company is now running tests of the electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, FM and FMX trucks, which are aimed at regional transport and urban construction applications…. Read more »