Posts Tagged: Electric Trucks

Workhorse receives order for 500 electric delivery trucks

Pritchard Companies, a commercial vehicle distributor that sells over 30,000 units annually to customers across all 50 states, has ordered 500 all-electric C-1000 delivery vehicles from electric truck maker Workhorse Group. (NASDAQ: WKHS). The vehicles will be distributed through Pritchard’s dealership locations across the country. Inventory financing will be provided by Workhorse’s financial partner Hitachi… Read more »

Task force to develop Megawatt Charging System for heavy-duty EVs

In September, an international task force including representatives of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) hosted a meeting of “leading OEMs, utilities, equipment manufacturers and suppliers” to test prototypes for a new charging system for heavy-duty vehicles: the Megawatt Charging System (MCS). The task force says the test, which… Read more »

Truck leasing firm orders 150 Tesla Semi electric trucks

Tesla is using the same reservation system for the Tesla Semi as it has used for its previous vehicles. By requiring a cash deposit with each pre-order, the company is able to bring in some cash before it even begins production. It’s a model that other automakers can only envy (and it does benefit customers… Read more »

KEB introduces apps for its T6 Auxiliary Inverter

KEB has released an Embedded App Pool for its T6 Auxiliary Inverter. KEB’s embedded applications are pre-programmed function blocks that give OEMs options such as motor torque/speed control and CAN J1939 communications.  “KEB’s T6 Auxiliary Inverter has an embedded controller inside, which makes it easy to implement advanced control functionality, even when managing multiple motor… Read more »

Rental platform Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning Electric trucks

Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, plans to add 600 Lightning Electric vehicles to its offerings, beginning in Q4 2020. Fluid Truck allows businesses to rent vehicles through the company’s web site or mobile app, and pick them up from locations in major cities across the US at any time. Fluid Truck’s 600-vehicle order… Read more »

Amazon reveals first of Rivian electric delivery vans

Amazon is pursuing a multi-track strategy to electrify its delivery fleet. The company already operates hundreds of EVs worldwide, including e-cargo bikes in New York City and Europe. It plans to add 1,800 electric delivery vehicles to its European fleet this year, and 10,000 in India by 2025. The retail/delivery/IT conglomerate has ordered electric vans… Read more »

Mack LR Electric refuse truck begins real-world trials in NYC

Volvo Group subsidiary Mack Trucks has delivered a demonstration model of its Mack LR Electric to the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), which will put it through real-world trials. DSNY, the world’s largest municipal sanitation department, collects some 12,000 tons of refuse and recyclables each day, using over 6,000 vehicles. The majority of… Read more »

New Volta Zero electric truck designed for safety and sustainability

Startup Volta Trucks has revealed its first vehicle, a purpose-built fully-electric 16-ton commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner-city parcel and freight distribution. The new Volta Zero will begin trials with European parcel delivery and logistics companies in the first half of 2021. The company has secured several orders for customer-specific vehicles, which are to be… Read more »

Lion Electric to deliver 10 electric trucks to Amazon

Amazon has ordered 10 battery electric trucks from Lion Electric, and the first two will be delivered this year. Amazon plans to use Lion’s trucks in its middle-mile trucking operations, transporting items within the company’s network. Lion will provide a training session for Amazon’s drivers, and will also establish a maintenance program for the trucks…. Read more »

Former Volvo Trucks exec launches electric truck startup

Patrick Collignon, former COO for Volvo Trucks North and South America, has launched a startup called Trova Commercial Vehicles. The new company, which is located at a business incubation center in Fairlawn, Virginia, offers customized engineering and manufacturing expertise for electric trucks. TrovaCV will offer its industrial model and manufacturing capability to other commercial vehicle… Read more »