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Thomas Built Buses celebrates 200th Proterra-powered electric school bus delivery

Thomas Built Buses (TBB) announced the delivery of TBB’s 200th Proterra Powered Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus to Monroe County Public Schools in Indiana. Monroe became the first county in the state to receive an electric school bus in fall 2020. Since then, the district has continued to grow its zero-emission fleet, ordering an additional two buses

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Talking light weight suspension spec for electric trucks

The very nature of electric trucks being simpler, from a component POV, compared with their diesel brethren means that we tend to gloss over the equipment nuances. While the commercial vehicle segment is still wrapping its arms around electric truck applications, so too are we starting to understand the spec’ing strategies that come with an

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Cummins president, CEO Jennifer Rumsey to deliver Green Truck Summit keynote

Jennifer Rumsey, president and chief executive officer of global power solutions technology leader Cummins Inc., will deliver the keynote address at Green Truck Summit during Work Truck Week 2023. Held annually, Green Truck Summit provides insights and resources to support the work truck industry’s drive toward greater sustainability, productivity and efficiency. As Cummins president and CEO, Rumsey oversees

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Volvo to supply 20 heavy-duty electric trucks to Amazon in Germany

Volvo Trucks will deliver fully electric heavy-duty trucks to Amazon in Germany by year end. The 20 Volvo FH Electric are expected to drive more than one million road kilometres annually, fuelled with electricity instead of diesel.  Heavy goods vehicles and other commercial vehicles make up around 36% of Germany’s domestic transport emissions, which makes

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Xos expands Xos Energy Solutions offering with mobile chargers

Xos, a technology company that provides fleet services, software solutions, and manufactures Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric commercial vehicles, recently announced a new offering to Xos Energy Solutions, its business unit focused on infrastructure and consulting services–a suite of Xos DC Fast Chargers that are compatible with both passenger and commercial electric vehicles. The

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Volvo Trucks North America announces its first certified EV dealer in the Midwest

Volvo Trucks North America confirmed the expansion of its certified electric vehicle dealer network into America’s Heartland with the certification of Nuss Truck and Equipment’s Roseville, Minn., location. As the first Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) dealer in the Midwest, Nuss is uniquely positioned to assist fleets across both Minnesota and Wisconsin with their

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Sonepar taps Penske Truck Leasing to provide electric light-duty fleet of Ford E-Transits

Sonepar has selected Penske Truck Leasing to provide its new light-duty electric fleet. Penske Truck Leasing is in the process of delivering nine Ford E-Transit all-electric cargo vans to support the initiative. These vehicles will be used for regional product deliveries in California, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state. Penske provides Sonepar with the vehicles, lease financing, comprehensive preventive

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Sensata Technologies, Lithium Balance debuts battery management system

Sensata Technologies debuted a new Battery Management System (BMS), the Lithium Balance n3-BMS, for high voltage applications at the Battery Show North America. The Lithium Balance n3-BMS is aimed at applications with power up to 1,000 volts/2,000 amps, especially for battery makers and manufacturers of electric trucks, buses, and other heavy commercial vehicles, the company noted.

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Volvo Trucks EV charger procurement aims to streamline equipment access

Volvo Trucks North America recently announced a new program to provide streamlined access to electric vehicle (EV) charging offerings for dealers and fleet customers. The Vendor Direct Shipping program provides customers the opportunity to procure mobile and fixed charging hardware solutions directly from Volvo Trucks dealers when they purchase Volvo VNR Electric trucks. Customers will

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Amerit Fleet Solutions, Revolv partner on EV repair services

Revolv, a California based full-service EV-only solution provide, announced a partnership with Amerit Fleet Solutions, provider of customized nationwide fleet maintenance and repair programs, to provide warranty and demand repair programs to Revolv customers. “Integrating electric vehicles present unknowns and risks for fleet operators, and superior service and uptime performance are critical components of any

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Is it time for fleets to rethink their charging responsibility?

If you’re thinking about putting battery electric trucks to work in your fleet, then you’re talking about charging infrastructure. Electric trucks are already on the road doing the short-route work with zero emissions from the tailpipe, which means charging infrastructure is the biggest question mark in the application equation. On the surface, it can seem

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Volvo Trucks launches electric truck total cost of ownership tool

Volvo Trucks North America has introduced a new electromobility total cost of ownership (TCO) tool to support customers to make fact-based decisions about the business impact of purchasing and operating zero-tailpipe emission battery electric trucks, the company announced during a press conference at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition earlier this week. The TCO tool,