Today's Trucking

Ontario reworking emissions tests for trucks

May 16, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario continues to rework its emissions testing program for heavy-duty vehicles following a decision to cancel Drive Clean tests on light-duty models. Environment Minister Rod Phillips promises it will come “in the near future”.


Nikola’s hydrogen-electric trucks rolling closer to reality

April 17, 2019 by John Smith

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Nikola CEO Trevor Milton brought his dream of a hydrogen-electric truck one step closer to the marketplace on Tuesday, in a showcase that included looks at the Nikola Two destined for North America and Nikola Tre for Europe.


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.


Welcome to the Year of the Electric Truck

December 20, 2018 by John Smith

CARSON, Calif. – Penske Truck Leasing has accepted keys to Freightliners before, but today’s ceremonial handoff of an electric Freightliner eM2 kicks off what can safely be described as the Year of the Electric Truck.


My Money’s on Hydrogen: After decades of talk, the fuel choice is close

August 13, 2018 Rolf Lockwood

Plug-in electric trucks are all the rage these days, mostly medium-duty machines, but there’s even a functional prototype logging truck that’s not only electric but fully autonomous as well. Swedish tech start-up Einride recently unveiled its T-log truck that incorporates […]


Toyota unveils hydrogen-electric prototype

July 31, 2018 by John Smith

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Toyota has unveiled its latest prototype of a hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck in an initiative known as Project Portal, offering media a glimpse during a briefing on July 30. The second iteration of […]


Zero Emissions, Positive Performance: Kenworth’s ZECT

February 23, 2018 by Jim Park

Kenworth has removed the black shroud from its latest green initiative, the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT). The heavy-duty truck is a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle, capable at this point of about 160 kilometers of travel fully loaded. […]


Kenworth hydrogen hybrid almost road-ready

February 7, 2018 by elizabeth

SEATTLE, WA — Kenworth is the latest player in the battle to get to zero emissions, testing a T680 electric hybrid day cab with a hydrogen fuel cell.

The Kenworth T680 ZECT hydrogen hybrid is being tested in Seattle.
The US $7 million Class 8 regional hauler has been in the design phase since October 2016, working to be an alternative-fuel drayage vehicle for ports like Long Beach and Los Angeles in California — where emissions are being restricted — and an inner-city delivery truck for places like London, England, where emissions are set to be banned outright by 2050.


Nikola to manufacture in Arizona

January 30, 2018 by John Smith

PHOENIX, AZ – Nikola Motor announced today that it will build hydrogen-electric semi trucks at a new 1-million-square-foot facility on the west side of Phoenix, Arizona, in nearby Buckeye. The announcement represents more than US $1 billion in capital investment […]


Nikola One’s Electrifying Debut

January 3, 2018 by John Smith

Nikola unveiled an electric Class 8 over-the-road truck this year, and it could face competition before the first one rolls off the assembly line. Elon Musk of Tesla Motors has promised to unveil an electric Tesla Semi in 2017.


Nikola One’s Electrifying Debut

December 2, 2017 by John Smith

Nikola unveiled an electric Class 8 over-the-road truck this year, and it could face competition before the first one rolls off the assembly line. Elon Musk of Tesla Motors has promised to unveil an electric Tesla Semi in 2017.


IN PRINT — Hydrogen Highlights: Is this the fuel of the future?

March 9, 2017 by John Smith

Alternative transportation fuels have been on the horizon for as long as most of us can remember, some of them seeming oh so close to commercial use, some a long way off. One of the options is hydrogen.


Nikola preps to unveil Class 8 electric truck, hydrogen network plans

December 1, 2016 by John Smith

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Nikola Motor Company is scheduled to unveil an electric Class 8 truck tonight, naming Ryder System as its exclusive distribution and maintenance provider, and announcing plans for a network of hydrogen fueling stations across Canada and the U.S.


Nikola switches to hydrogen for emission-free electric truck

September 1, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – With just over four months left before Nikola Motor Company unveils its highly-anticipated Nikola One electric truck, the company has suddenly abandoned plans to use a natural gas-fueled turbine to generate electricity off the truck’s drive system, and instead opted for an emissions-free hydrogen-electric fuel cell.

The 800V fuel cell is expected to be able to allow the 2,000-horsepower class 8 electric truck to have a driving range of more than 1,931 kilometers between fill-ups.


Alternative Fuels Push Drives Opening of New Testing Lab

April 29, 2015 by sehui

LANGLEY, BC — In a move to cater to the growing market for alternatively fueled vehicles, a new laboratory for the testing and certification of high pressure fuel systems and related components used on them has opened in Langley, British Columbia.