Phoenix Motorcars exhibits new gen 4 electric drive system
The Phoenix engineering team refined the new chassis layout to optimize space for the newly designed battery packs.
The 7 EV battery lessons we learned at ACT Expo
Battery experts weigh in on long-life vs. high-density, the residual value of older EVs, ethically sourcing EV battery materials and more.
The spec’ing decisions that power electric trucks
When it comes to medium-duty EVs, it’s not just all about range.
Real-time truck battery life insight available through Clarios
Clarios Smart AGM (absorbent glass mat) technology identifies weak cells that eventually drain battery life to ensure a prompt response and repair.
Truck batteries in winter: A guide to keeping your fleet running
As the weather cools, the batteries’ loads are reduced and the negative impacts of the summer sun will begin to surface.
Interstate Batteries announces new partnership with Tractor Supply Co.
Interstate Batteries recently announced a new partnership with Tractor Supply Company to exclusively supply the retailer’s automotive, commercial and agricultural and power sports batteries. Interstate’s battery products will begin appearing on Tractor Supply shelves by late Q4 2022. The 70-year-old battery company will utilize its network of 235 distributors, operating in 332 warehouses and in
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.
Seasonal maintenance tips as the cold weather rolls in
No one’s ever really ready for winter to move in—the cold weather, snow and wind that hurts your face, not to mention the slush and bad roads. Now I know what you’re probably thinking. “Tess, slow down. We’re barely into October,” and you’d be right but shortly after all the touchdowns have been scored and
Five truck trend takeaways from July
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not quite ready for the leaves to start falling. The first of August marks the beginning of the end. It’s soon time to turn off the A/C and crank up the heat. Before you know it, Christmas will be right around the corner! … maybe I’m getting
Growing electric truck usage, battery ‘circularity’ with Volvo Trucks president Peter Voorhoeve
Battery electric trucks in short-route applications might have started modestly, but adoption is growing at a solid pace. At ACT Expo this year, Volvo Trucks noted several customer orders that build on top of last year’s numbers. NFI committed to 60 more Volvo VNR Electric trucks with Quality Custom Distribution (QCD) is increasing its commitment
Proterra announces battery supply agreement with The Shyft Group for electric delivery vans and EV chassis
Proterra Inc. announced a strategic, multi-year supply agreement with The Shyft Group to power its Blue Arc purpose-built electric delivery van and EV chassis with Proterra’s industry-leading battery technology. Proterra Powered battery systems are designed and manufactured in the United States and have industry-leading energy density to meet the demands of commercial vehicle applications. The
Truck battery buying tips
So, you’ve determined you need a new truck battery. Well, wait a second, let’s start here: Are you sure you need a replacement, or can it simply be recharged? Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: OK, obviously you probably know if your