Commercial vehicle

 
Ford Transit van with range-extended electric powertrain revealed

Ford Transit van with range-extended electric powertrain revealed

As European countries continue to crack down on emissions from road vehicles, automakers are stepping up with solutions to reduce levels of smog-causing nitrogen oxides, especially in city centers. Ford identified the commercial vehicle segment as one it believes is ripe for electrification, and... read more

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Teaser for Tesla semi truck debuting in September

Tesla semi truck to test self-driving, capable of 'platooning': report

With Tesla, there's always something new coming up to keep owners, buyers, and fans excited. The company's main task over the next year is to get its lower-priced Model 3... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
Freightliner Inspiration Truck self-driving truck concept

Several states want far cleaner diesel trucks; EPA to start rulemaking?

Almost one-third of the heavy trucks on U.S. roads now use the most stringent emission-control systems, which radically reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxides, soot, and... read more July 16, 2017 by


 
Toyota 'Project Portal' proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi tractor, for Port of LA

Missing piece in global vehicle emission puzzle: heavy trucks

A global push to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner air for future generations has been underway for half a century now. However, while many governments around the... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Kangoo ZE           [photo: Yannick Brossard for Renault]

Renault Kangoo ZE small electric van now on sale with longer range

French automaker Renault has given its small light commercial electric vehicle a handful of upgrades, including a significantly longer battery range. The Renault Kangoo ZE is... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
Electric mail delivery van based on Ford Transit chassis, by Deutsche Post StreetScooter with Ford

Deutsche Post and Ford to build Transit-based electric van

Deutsche Post, the German mail service, has long hoped to replace its fleet of 30,000 internal-combustion delivery vans with electric vehicles. In 2014, it bought the company... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
Prototype plug-in electric delivery van with fuel-cell range extender to be tested by UPS in 2017

UPS electric van with fuel-cell range extender to be tested in California

Considerable skepticism remains that passenger vehicles powered by hydrogen will become a major part of U.S. sales any time soon—or ever. Quietly, however, analysts... read more May 3, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Tesla semi truck debuting in September

Elon Musk teased Tesla's electric semi truck at a TED talk

It's no secret Tesla CEO Elon Musk is an ambitious man, but he continues to fuel the hype surrounding the company by recently teasing the first Tesla semi truck. In typical... read more May 2, 2017 by


 
Volvo Concept Truck

Volvo concept truck uses hybrid power to cut fuel use, emissions

Because they cover significantly more mileage than the average passenger car, with much worse fuel economy, large commercial trucks are a major source of emissions. Last... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
Pacific Gas & Electric plug-in hybrid Class 6 truck

Plug-in hybrid utility truck keeps lights on during emergencies

California electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric recently took delivery of a pair of new trucks that it hopes will help solve two problems. The first is power outages... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept, 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles

Daimler to build large electric semi truck; Urban e-Truck results good so far

Following successful trials, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler plans to produce a small run of all-electric large commercial trucks for the European market. These trucks will be... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

'Near-zero' diesel cheaper way to cut NOx than electric cars, says diesel lobbying group

A prominent lobbying group believes environmental remediation funds from Volkswagen diesel settlements should be spent on new "clean" diesel vehicles. The settlement for... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
Electric sidewalk delivery robot from Starship Technologies at 2017 Washington DC Auto Show

Starship electric sidewalk-delivery robot a hit at DC Auto Show

What would you do if a small, knee-high box on wheels with a flag topping its tall antenna whirred toward you electrically on a sidewalk at 4 miles per hour? It turns out... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
Inventev and New Eagle Ford Transit electric conversion

Electric Ford Transit van conversion shown by Inventev at Detroit Auto Show

When an automaker doesn't offer a vehicle for a specific market segment, sometimes the aftermarket will fill in the gap. In the U.S., all-electric commercial vans are one of... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Master ZE and Kangoo ZE (background) electric delivery vans

Renault adds new Master ZE larger electric delivery van

French carmaker Renault sells no passenger cars in North America, and hasn't for almost 30 years now. But in Europe, its all-electric Zoe subcompact hatchback has been the... read more January 24, 2017 by


 
Nikola One electric semi truck

Nikola One hydrogen range-extended electric truck to be unveiled tonight

The Nikola Motor Company is another vehicle manufacturer named after Nikola Tesla, but unlike a certain automaker in Silicon Valley, it plans to concentrate on electrified... read more December 1, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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