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What BYD brings to the EV fleet table, and the challenges it faces as a new OEM

You used to be able to say, “It’s not every day there’s a new truck OEM.” Thanks to the rapid advancements of EV technology, it now definitely feels like there are new OEMs every day. But it takes more than clever marketing to capture fleet attention. You have to prove your potential. BYD did that

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NACFE issues first Run on Less – Electric Report

Trucking is in the midst of a transformation as regulatory and societal pressures are causing the industry to look at ways to produce fewer emissions and lower its carbon footprint. While advancements in diesel engine technology have greatly reduce particulate emissions and NOx, to meet sustainability goals, will require alternative fueled vehicles, specifically those powered

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Setting the stage for EV growth

The fact is, there’s so much happening in the EV space that it takes more than one editor to cover it. Actually, it takes more than one brand. That’s why Fleet Equipment has teamed with its sister publication The Buzz, a consumer EV-focused publication, to talk about the recent developments in the EV space, the

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What to make of new electric truck OEMs

Let’s put aside the question of how an electric truck performs in fleet applications (it’s challenging enough), and we’ll focus on: Which electric truck? Four years ago, Tesla announced its Class 8 truck and put the industry on notice. It responded with Peterbilt, Volvo, Freightliner, Mack and Kenworth fielding their own battery electric lineups and

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Run on Less–Electric shows certain trucking segments are ready to go electric

A real-world study of 13 electric trucks delivering freight across North America has found that if all U.S. and Canadian medium- and heavy-duty trucks became electric, about 100 million metric tons of CO2 would be saved from going into the atmosphere. Known as Run on Less–Electric and run by the North American Council for Freight

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NACFE Run on Less Electric tracks electric truck performance

More than a dozen different electric trucks from companies such as Frito-Lay, Anheuser Busch, Penske and DHL will be measured over the next several weeks along their usual delivery routes to tally the amount of carbon they emit. This is a part of Run on Less, a program aimed at measuring efficiency in trucking that

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Setting the stage for EV growth (Podcast)

The fact is, there’s so much happening in the EV space that it takes more than one editor to cover it. Actually, it takes more than one brand. That’s why Fleet Equipment has teamed with its sister publication The Buzz, a consumer EV-focused publication, to talk about the recent developments in the EV space, the

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NACFE announces 13 fleets participating in Run on Less – Electric

This fall, 13 fleets will take part in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) Run on Less – Electric: a real-world demonstration of zero-emissions goods movement. The following fleets are helping NACFE and partner RMI showcase the benefits and discuss the challenges of electric trucks: Alpha Baking Co. operating a Workhorse C1000 in

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NACFE Run on Less averages 8.3 MPG in regional applications

The trucks and drivers in Run on Less Regional, a freight efficiency demonstration conducted by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), hit an average 8.3 miles per gallon (28 L/100km) for the three-week event, an improvement over the national average of 6.0 MPG, NACFE reported. Click here to read all of our NACV

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NACFE calls for fleets to join its Run On Less Regional program

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency is now accepting applications for fleets to participate in Run on Less Regional, a fuel efficiency road show focusing on trucks that operate 300 miles from base. The Run will kick off on Oct. 8 from various points across the U.S. and Canada and will conclude with a finale

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Run on Less report: ‘10 MPG does happen in the real world’

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released an in-depth report on the Run on Less fuel efficiency roadshow, demonstrating high miles per gallon using currently available technology. The reports provides analysis of key data from the three-week event, from which four key conclusions are drawn: • 10 MPG does happen in the real world;

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NACFE ‘Run on Less’ achieves 10 MPG average, conquers real-world challenges

Run on Less, a cross-country road show to showcase fuel efficient truck technology and equipment, announced an average of more than 10 MPG in real world conditions hauling real world freight. The seven participating trucks drove a combined 50,107 miles during the seventeen day event which kicked off on September 6. They achieved a cumulative

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