Live blog: Lessons learned from two years of electric truck operation with Volvo Trucks
February 2020. Volvo Trucks was poised to bring change to trucking in California with the unveiling of the VNR Electric and the development of a holistic electric truck strategy to make them a reality. And then the world changed a month later. But the innovation didn’t stop. The Volvo LIGHTS project rolled forward. Volvo Trucks
NFI places Hypertruck ERX order
Hyliion Holdings Corp recently announced that NFI has ordered 10 units backed by deposits to secure Hypertruck ERX production slots. NFI’s focus on sustainably serving communities across North America led to their interest in the Hypertruck ERX. The order comes after the Hypertruck Innovation Council member visited Hyliion’s headquarters for a Ride and Drive experience
Electrify America, NFI Industries launch heavy-duty electric truck charging infrastructure project
Electrify America and NFI Industries announced plans to install a new fast-charging network for heavy-duty electric trucks, with 34 ultra-fast DC chargers slated for completion by December 2023. As part of this announcement, NFI says it will deploy 60 battery-electric drayage trucks, becoming the first 100% zero-emission fleet operator and truck shop in California. Electrify
The problem of unassigned drive time and what NFI Industries did about it
When you start tracking everything, you start to notice gaps. One of the unforeseen challenges of trucking’s ELD mandate was the problem of unassigned drive time–instances of the truck moving without a driver logged. Maybe it was at a service station, maybe a fuel depot, maybe a delivery location. Either way, it’s the carrier’s responsibility
Freightliner electric trucks surpass 500,000 miles in real-world use
The 38-vehicle fleet of battery-electric Freightliner eCascadias and eM2s have surpassed 500,000 miles in real-world operation by Freightliner customers. The Freightliner Electric Innovation and Customer Experience (CX) Fleets consist of pre-series production battery-electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks, and are used to test integration of the technology into large-scale fleet operations while providing real-time feedback and
NFI piloting Volvo VNR electric trucks in southern California
Third-party supply chain solutions provider NFI has begun piloting two Volvo VNR Electric trucks as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project, becoming the third company to deploy its battery-electric trucks. The Volvo VNR Electric trucks will be integrated into NFI’s commercial operations, demonstrating the ability for battery-electric trucks to
NFI will reach 40 electric vehicles in fleet by mid-2020
Working with a range of manufacturers to implement electric vehicles into its operations, NFI received its first electric truck in August 2019 and will have 40 electric vehicles in its operational fleet by mid-2020, including electric yard tractors.
Watch: Freightliner eCascadia electric truck delivered to Penske, NFI
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) handed over the keys to the first two Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 trucks to customers: Penske Truck Leasing and NFI.
First Freightliner eCascadia battery electric trucks headed to customers
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) has built the first two Class 8 battery electric Freightliner eCascadias for customers at its research and development center in Portland.
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