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Volvo Class 8 electric

Volvo offers sneak peek at Class 8 electric truck

September 13, 2019 by John Smith

DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo is a company committed to safety, efficiency and the environment, according to Magnus Koeck, vice-president, brand marketing for Volvo Trucks North America. And he followed up his claim with a host of new technologies — including a sneak peek at a Class 8 electric truck.


On the Spot with Dana’s Class 6 Electric Powertrain

May 30, 2019 by Jim Park

Charging and maintaining electric trucks will be no small task

March 22, 2019 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. — Any fleet that wants to introduce more than a handful of electric trucks will need to do some big thinking around big chargers, big cables, and the big investments for charging and maintenance capabilities.


Electric trucks already deliver ROI, says Lion founder

March 19, 2019 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. – Most of the fleets linked to the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) still work with diesel-powered trucks, but Marc Bedard arrived with a message for them this morning: “The business case for electric makes sense.”


Test driving Spicer’s turnkey electric chassis

March 18, 2019 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. – In these early days of electrification it still seems unusual to roll ahead when a truck’s sounds have more in common with a golf cart than what we traditionally associate with commercial vehicles. And Spicer’s turnkey electric […]


The ‘long and forced’ march toward lower truck emissions continues

March 18, 2019 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. – The push to reduce vehicle emissions has been relentless. Eaton’s Mihai Dorobantu, director – technology planning and government affairs, refers to it as nothing less than a “long and forced march”. And it’s not done yet.


Lion 8 electric Class 8 emerges in Quebec

March 14, 2019 by John Smith

Quebec-based Lion Electric Company is already known for its electrified school buses, but it has now revealed an electric Class 8 truck for its lineup in the form of the Lion 8.


Utilimaster unveils electric, grocery-delivery vehicles

March 8, 2019 by John Smith

Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services’ Utilimaster brand has introduced three new vehicle platforms – a pair of electric designs, and a body specifically developed for increasingly popular last-mile grocery deliveries.


Is now the ‘right time’ for electric vehicles?

March 6, 2019 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — There are still lessons to learn when it comes to electric vehicles, but data from early experiences could help ensure the trucks meet actual needs. Maybe some of the range anxiety is unfounded.


Exploring the path to electric trucks

March 6, 2019 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – There are plenty of barriers to the widespread adoption of electric trucks. Battery prices, weights, and limited ranges are just three of them. But Michael Berube, one of the presenters at this year’s Green Truck Summit, sees plenty of promise in such trucks to support evolving delivery models.


Taking a quick spin with Daimler’s electric trucks

February 11, 2019 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Jim Park takes some of Daimler’s earliest electric vehicles out for a test drive, but it will be several years before such trucks are a widespread offering.


The race to develop electric trucks is on

January 18, 2019 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Established and emerging manufacturers alike are racing to bring some form of battery-electric vehicles or fuel cells to North America, with several introducing all-important test fleets during 2019.


Peterbilt expands electric truck lineup

January 9, 2019 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Peterbilt is expanding its test fleet of electric trucks, adding a medium-duty Model 220EV to the previously announced Model 520EV and Model 579EV.


Daimler eyes electric truck production in 2021

January 8, 2019 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Daimler Trucks North America has handed over keys for the first in a series of 30 battery-electric trucks – a mixture of eCascadias and eM2s – and it’s already focusing on plans to begin full production in 2021.


Trucking’s Newsmakers of 2018

December 29, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – A new year is on the horizon. Given that, we thought it was a good time to choose the trucking industry’s Top 10 Newsmakers of 2018.