TORONTO, Ont. — Look through vehicle spec’ sheets for the lower weight classes on various OEM websites — GMC, Ford, Isuzu, Hino and others – and you find the transmission described simply as, say, a six-speed automatic. That’s just fine with a significant majority of medium-duty truck buyers. They don’t even think about the transmission when choosing a truck.
HAMILTON, Ont. — Loblaw is looking skyward in the bid to electrify its private fleet, testing a trailer equipped with a rooftop solar array designed by Westhill Innovation. And if the prototype works as expected, the reefer will never sip so much as a drop of diesel.
Dana and Lonestar Specialty Vehicles have officially unveiled a fully electrified terminal tractor, drawing on the new Spicer Electrified e-Powertrain system. Dana’s e-Powertrain can be adapted by Lonestar SV into a vehicle with a non-powered rolling chassis, or retrofit existing diesel-powered vehicles that are destined to be converted into all-electric trucks.
ATLANTA, Ga. – Regional haul and yard tractors represent two good opportunities for the early adoption of fully-electric Class 8 trucks, according to speakers at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.
ATLANTA, Ga. – The North American Commercial Vehicle Show wraps up its second visit to the Georgia World Congress Center on Thursday – and some common themes emerged in product launches and displays. Here are 10 takeaways: Electric test fleets […]
Eaton’s eMobility business has a new four-speed transmission for Class 7 and 8 commercial vehicles, scheduled to debut in 2022.
Eaton’s eMobility business unit has unveiled a new Flex Power Distribution Unit (PDU) for high-voltage electrified commercial vehicles.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – John Bennett, the vice-president and chief technology officer at Meritor, says exact predictions about the growth of electric trucks are not important. “Everybody is at least predicting that it’s higher than today,” he says.
EDMONTON, Alta. — When the Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) project begins next year, the two 140,000-pound B-train tractor-trailers to be used in the test will be driven by Dana’s Spicer Electrified e-Propulsion systems with TM4 SUMO HP motor-inverters.
MONTREAL, Que. – Hydro-Quebec is investing $85 million into Dana TM4, maintaining a 45% interest in the company that develops electric drivetrains – and creating 30 new jobs in the process.
Trucking is way ahead of the four-wheeler industry in terms of conceiving how we might incorporate electrification and autonomy.
MONTREAL, Que. – The annual Movin’On Summit is a free-flowing think tank of sorts, sharing ideas about sustainable transportation against a backdrop that looks something like the setting for a post-apocalyptic movie. Maybe the exhibit at a modern art museum.
LEIPZIG, Germany – Early efforts to electrify trucks have largely involved plugging into charging stations or filling fuel cells with hydrogen. But a Siemens-developed initiative in Germany seems to have more in common with a street car, drawing energy from overhead wires.
How does Hyliion’s hybrid electric drive system perform? Equipment editor, Jim Park, took the 6X4HE for a spin around the city of Austin and reports on how the system generates its own electricity and then delivers it to the drive wheels. In the right application, Hyliion says it can deliver up to 15% fuel savings.
Dana’s TM4 Sumo LD direct-drive electric powertrain combines a motor and inverter for Class 2-6 vehicles. The end result offers a modular package for e-axle platforms. And when integrated with a Dana electrified axle, the TM4 Sumo LD can be […]