California has adopted its new zero-emission truck program, which should help accelerate electric truck production and deployment. expand full story
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Oatly, the Swedish premier oat-based food producer, announced today that it will become one of the world’s first companies to electrify its fleet of heavy trucks. Its first electric trucks will roll out in October, covering about 125 zero-emission miles per day. Plans are under way for those deliveries to use remote-operated, self-driving EVs such as the Einride Pod.
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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) yesterday released the final draft of the Advanced Clean Trucks standard. The proposal will put roughly 100,000 and 300,000 electric trucks on California’s roads in 2030 and 2035, respectively, out of approximately 1.8 million and 1.9 million total trucks expected in those years. The Union of Concerned Scientists believes the state should go further.
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Gas generators still own the portable, emergency home-backup power space. Ten years ago there was a lot of hope and hype for using all the energy stored inside EVs’ batteries to power your entire house, but it hasn’t come to pass. No EV maker will sell you a bidirectional charger, outside of Japan and a handful of small utility pilots.
Meanwhile, the 2020 Ford F-150 will come with the option for its own built-in, onboard gas generator. And aftermarket companies, like Indiana’s Real AC power, offer sleek, chassis-integrated generator systems (pictured above) for internal combustion engine (ICE) trucks. EV makers ceded this space for unknown reasons. But now Tesla CEO Elon Musk has teased a 240V AC power outlet on the Cybertruck, something neither Rivian nor Bollinger have announced. We don’t know how many watts we can expect, though. So will the Tesla Cybertruck finally offer EV enthusiasts a path to navigate societal collapse? Or are we stuck with settling for “head’s up, you’re going to lose power” messages?
electric trucks Stories May 8, 2019
Mack Trucks has introduced its Mack LR all-electric refuse truck, which it plans to test on the streets of New York City in 2020.
electric trucks Stories May 6, 2019
Xos — formerly known as Thor Trucks — to electrify armored cash-hauling trucks
Xos, the electric truck startup formerly known as Thor Trucks, is electrifying a few armored cash-hauling trucks with the opportunity to deliver more in the future.
electric trucks Stories May 2, 2019
Your favorite food truck is most likely powered by gas or diesel, but they will now have the option to go all-electric with Lightning Systems launching its electric powertrain for the Ford F-59, a model used for food trucks. expand full story
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Penske debuts fast speed charging stations for commercial electric trucks
Penske Truck Leasing launched charging stations at four of its Southern California facilities, which the company believes are “the first DC fast charging stations in the U.S. designed specifically for heavy-duty commercial electric vehicles.”
electric trucks Stories April 24, 2019
Daimler will convert its existing factory in Portland to manufacture the company’s all-electric Freightliner trucks, Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen said today.