Extending equipment sustainability strategies to electric transportation refrigeration units
How fleets are starting to use electric TRUs in zero-emissions operations.
Medium-duty EVs are charged up for applications
If EV range lends itself to short-route, return-to-home applications, then certainly they’d be prime equipment selections for medium-duty applications that many trucks, vans and chassis cabs configurations tackle on a daily basis. So where are they? Well, listen closely, because you might just hear the electric hum of the 2,000 Class 3 through 5 battery
The reality of putting electric pickup trucks into your fleet
We’re all hyped about electrification possibilities, but the reality is a bit more sobering. Sure there’s a lot to consider in terms of application demand and infrastructure availability, but the commercial trucking industry is starting to answer those big questions that loomed a year or so ago when electric trucks were just starting to roll
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
Get answers to electric truck questions in an electric truck
If you want answers to today’s biggest electric truck questions, the best way to do it is to put someone in a situation where they have to answer. That’s why I cornered Andy Brown, product marketing manager, electrification, Volvo Trucks North America, with a surprise interview on our AMPED EV Podcast. Andy was sitting shotgun
What it took to install Michigan’s first public electric commercial vehicle charging station
There are going to be problems when you begin the charging infrastructure installation process. It’s hard to say when or where–every project is unique, with unique players–but they’re going to crop up. We’ve harped on the importance of picking the right partners to push your infrastructure project to completion, but do you have the right
What else can you improve when upgrading your infrastructure for EV charging?
Think about it: You’re about to make a very sizable monetary investment to make a very sizable hole in the ground to bring the power you need to your fleet’s yard to charge up your shiny new electric trucks. Add “digging up your property to put in utility lines” to the list of things you
The first EV application just happens to be the last mile
Given the range limitations, commercial EVs are primed for last-mile deliveries, and the headlines surrounding that application have been numerous: • Customers across the U.S. will begin to see custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian delivering their Amazon packages, with the electric vehicles hitting the road in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San
Time to embrace some EV realities
There’s a moment when you’ve been working toward something where that “something” becomes very real and all the excitement you used to feel about it takes a back seat to the challenges that lie ahead. Moving forward means taking a deep breath, swallowing hard and remembering why you started down this path in the first
Sono Motors extends EV range via the sun
In the EV world, range is nothing to scoff at, and in the fleet world, adding even just a few dozen miles to an electric truck’s daily range can make all the difference at the end of the year between a fat and an empty pocketbook. On this note, Sono Motors might be on to
Amped at ACT Expo: Exciting trucking highlights from the show floor
I could try to tell you about every awesome truck, every mind-expanding technology, and every sustainability-driving service I saw at ACT Expo 2022, but it’s better if I show you. Or at the very least, hit the highlights. That was the goal connecting with David Sickels, editor of The Buzz EV News and my partner
Understanding EV operational differences and a ride in the Volvo VNR Electric
Certainly there are differences when you get behind the wheel of an electric truck for the first time compared to a diesel unit. But something interesting happens when you get behind the wheels of multiple electric trucks–you start to notice the operational differences. How does the regen braking feel? How about the acceleration? Even questions