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Driving the future: Volvo is bringing its first electric trucks to market in Europe—and says this is only the beginning

It’s starting to rain a little bit here in Gothenburg, Sweden. In the cab of this particular truck that fact is more noticeable than it would normally be, because the sound of the rain is actually louder than the sound of the idling truck itself. Yes, this Class 7 truck, this behemoth refuse collection tool,

Daimler Trucks North America announces Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet partners

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Penske Truck Leasing and NFI have agreed to partner in operating the Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet of eCascadia heavy-duty trucks and eM2 106 medium-duty trucks. The move is the next phase of a co-creation process that DTNA is utilizing to actively involve customers in the development of commercial

Eaton establishes eMobility business to work on electrification

Eaton has created a new eMobility business aimed at addressing increasing demand for high-voltage electrified vehicle technologies, the company announced. According to Eaton, the eMobility business will focus on intelligent power electronics, power systems, and advanced power distribution and circuit protection. eMobility was formed by combining products, expertise and manufacturing capabilities from Eaton’s electrical and

Taking E-propulsion to school: Inside Navistar’s work on electric buses

As the North American commercial vehicle market spars over the viability of long-haul electrification, Navistar is banking on school buses to be the logical, appropriate and customer-centric starting point. “We believe that today’s electric powertrains are ideally suited for school bus applications, as well as medium-duty delivery trucks and port drayage segments,” Jeff Sass, Navistar’s

Geotab acquires electric vehicle technology provider FleetCarma

Geotab announced that it has acquired FleetCarma, an Ontario-based clean-tech solution provider specializing in hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) telematics. “Geotab’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and innovation is further amplified by the acquisition of FleetCarma,” said Neil Cawse, chief executive officer of Geotab. “We are excited to expand our presence in the EV space and

Electric vehicle partners: Dana, Workhorse Group join forces on a new electric, city delivery vehicle

According to a recent U.S. Energy Information Administration Electric Power Monthly report, the average cost of electricity for transportation is just under 10 cents per kilowatt-hour in the U.S. At approximately 60 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles, that’s roughly $6, or six cents per mile for fuel. In comparison, a one-ton gasoline or diesel van getting

Daimler Trucks North America unveils fully electric eCascadia, eM2 trucks

Freightliner Trucks premiered two fully electrified commercial vehicles, a Freightliner eCascadia heavy-duty truck and a Freightliner eM2 106 medium-duty truck during the Daimler Trucks Capital Market and Technology Day. Freightliner also announced plans to deliver an Electric Innovation Fleet of 30 vehicles to customers later this year for further testing under real-world operating conditions. Click

Department of Energy announces $19M for advanced battery, electrification research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $19 million to support twelve new cost-shared research projects focused on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging. Selected research projects are focused on developing electric vehicle systems that can recharge rapidly at high power levels, decreasing typical charge times to 15 minutes or

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Roush CleanTech introduces all-electric Ford F-650

Roush CleanTech, providers of propane autogas and compressed natural gas vehicles, has unveiled an all-electric Ford F-650. This is the first electric vehicle offered by Roush CleanTech. Built on the Ford F-650 chassis, Roush CleanTech’s new fully electric vehicles will have a lithium ion battery system of up to 225 kilowatt hours and 700 volts.

All-electric Peterbilt Model 579 to go into service at Port of Long Beach

Peterbilt has developed an all-electric version of its Model 579 truck. The all-electric day cab will now go into service at the Port of Long Beach. It is one of 12 tractors built by Peterbilt in collaboration with Transpower, the California Air Resources Board, and the Port of Long Beach. The all-electric Model 579 produces up to

Dana, Workhorse Group partner on city delivery vehicle with Spicer Electrified axle

Dana Inc. and Workhorse Group Inc. announced that they are working on the design, development and production of a city delivery vehicle featuring Dana’s Spicer Electrified integrated e-Drive axle. “Workhorse’s extensive development background and manufacturing experience in the EV space provide the industry-leading capabilities we sought in a strategic partner,” said Mark Wallace, executive vice

AxleTech and the coming expansion of electrified solutions

First came the electric trucks; both production models (Fuso eCanter) and concepts (Cummins, Telsa, Nikola and Kenworth). Now, the electrified components segment is charged with launch energy. At the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, electrified solutions took center stage with Hyliion’s HE Drive Axle taking home the Jim Winsor