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Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

BYD introduces two new electric heavy-duty trucks

BYD unveiled two new battery-electric heavy-duty trucks, the Gen3 8TT and 6F, at the recent ACT Expo in Long Beach. The Gen 3 8TT is “a versatile vehicle, capable of performing drayage, regional haul, and distribution work,” whereas the 6F “can perform regional haul and distribution work and can also be equipped with a body… Read more »

Navistar’s new International eMV Series electric truck is in production and ready to order

Navistar’s new fully-electric International eMV Series truck has gone into production, and the company is now taking customer orders. The eMV is “ideal for any straight-rail application.” It is available in 217-, 236-, 254- and 272-inch wheelbase options. The eMV’s 210 kW battery pack is packaged between the frame rails, and provides a 135-mile range…. Read more »

Performance Team orders 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks

Warehousing and distribution company Performance Team (a Maersk company) has placed an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks—the largest order for the model to date. The Volvo VNR Electric is designed for local and regional freight distribution, and the new e-trucks will go into service carrying regional loads to customers across Southern… Read more »

VIA Motors to be acquired by Ideanomics

VIA Motors was founded in 2010, and got a lot of media attention thanks to Chairman Bob Lutz, the “Father of the Chevy Volt.” The original business plan was converting GM pickups and vans to PHEVs. Now the company plans to produce fully electric commercial vehicles for fleets. Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) has agreed to acquire… Read more »

Orange EV to deliver 25 electric yard trucks to yard management firm Lazer Spot

Heavy-duty EV builder Orange EV has announced an agreement with Georgia-based Lazer Spot to manufacture and deliver more than 25 electric yard trucks in 2021 and 2022. Lazer Spot, which calls itself the largest yard management firm in the US, has had Orange EV trucks in service for several years with great success. Yard trucks,… Read more »

Proterra to power Taylor container handler and forklift

Commercial EV innovator Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) and heavy-duty equipment manufacturer Taylor Machine Works have announced a new partnership to power Taylor’s next-generation ZLC-series electric container handler and ZH-series electric forklift using Proterra’s battery technology. The two companies will collaborate on strategies to deliver charging and infrastructure solutions to help ports and other customers electrify their… Read more »

Komatsu announces customer alliance for zero-emission mining equipment

Industrial machinery  manufacturer Komatsu has formed an alliance with customers Rio Tinto, BHP, Codelo, and Boliden, to develop zero-emission mining equipment.  The Komatsu Greenhouse Gas Alliance will collaborate on product planning, development, testing and deployment of zero-emission mining equipment and infrastructure.  The alliance’s initial focus will be Komatsu’s power-agnostic truck concept for a haulage vehicle… Read more »

Proterra and LG Energy Solution sign long-term battery cell supply agreement

Commercial EV innovator Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) has formed a new agreement with LG Energy Solution to provide a long-term supply of cylindrical battery cells, to be manufactured at a new LG Energy Solution plant in the US. LG will deliver cells to Proterra’s factories for the manufacture of the company’s commercial EV battery systems. Proterra… Read more »

Green Mountain Power buys two electric utility trucks from Lion Electric

The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV), a manufacturer of all-electric Class 5 to Class 8 commercial urban trucks and buses, has secured an order for two electric trucks from Vermont utility Green Mountain Power—a Lion8 bucket truck for line crews and a Lion6 stake-body truck for electrical maintenance field crews. Lion expects to deliver the… Read more »

Hyundai to test Class 8 fuel cell trucks at Port of Oakland

The nonprofit Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) has won a grant to support the deployment of 30 Hyundai XCIENT Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks in northern California. The trucks will serve the Port of Oakland. Each has a range of over 400 miles, enough to make runs from Oakland to Sacramento,… Read more »