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VW e-Crafter, Mercedes Urban e-truck concept: electric vans for Europe

VW e-Crafter, Mercedes Urban e-truck concept: electric vans for Europe

To realize truly significant reductions in carbon emissions, powertrain electrification will have to extend beyond just passenger cars. But electric commercial vehicles have received relatively little attention from established manufacturers. That is seemingly about to change, at least in Europe... read more

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Nikola One electric semi truck

Nikola One electric-truck running prototype to be unveiled Dec 2

It's long been assumed that while passenger vehicles may well start to transition to electric drive over the next decade or two, heavy commercial trucks won't. The energy... read more August 2, 2016 by


 
Sweden's new e-way electrified highway

Road for electric trucks with trolley-like catenary opens in Sweden

The relatively short ranges and long charging times of current lithium-ion battery packs have hindered the development of electric long-haul trucks. But who said a truck had... read more July 10, 2016 by


 
Tomcar LV1

Australian electric off-roader will never see the light of day

Over the last decade, the Australian car industry has been in a long-term decline. Ford, General Motors, and Toyota have all decided to end local vehicle production, opting... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept, 2014 Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show

How to turn long-haul trucking all-electric? Tractor swapping!

Current battery technology places the same range restrictions on electric commercial trucks as on electric cars. So while electric trucks may be suitable for local delivery... read more June 12, 2016 by


 
Volvo Concept Truck

Lighter Volvo aero truck concept is 30 percent more fuel-efficient

A lot of attention is paid to the fuel efficiency of passenger cars, but large commercial trucks need some improvements as well. Semi trucks cover significantly more mileage... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
Nikola One natural gas-electric semi truck

Nikola One 2000-hp natural gas-electric semi truck announced

What will Elon Musk think of this? There is now a second company named after inventor Nikola Tesla—and it too plans to build electric vehicles. Unlike Tesla Motors... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
Starcraft e-Quest XL electric school bus

The Country's Cleanest Yellow School Bus Is All-Electric

Electric passenger cars get the lion's share of attention, but interest in electrified commercial vehicles is growing as well. That includes one type of vehicle built for a... read more January 29, 2016 by


 
French startup Carwatt converts Renault Trafic diesel van to electric power [Carwatt, Fabien Berger]

Use Old Electric-Car Batteries To Electrify Used Vans, Carwatt Suggests (Video)

It's a frequent question about electric cars: What happens to the battery packs after they reach the limit of their automotive life? The usual answer is that they'll have a... read more December 3, 2015 by


 
2015 Chevrolet Spark Domino's DXP pizza delivery vehicle

Hot Pizza: Domino's DXP $25K Chevy Spark Includes Warming Oven

The typical pizza delivery vehicle usually isn't all that elaborate. More often than not, it's just an old beater with a magnetic sign stuck to the roof and some pizzas... read more October 23, 2015 by


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Fleet Operators Favor New Rules For Fuel-Efficient Big Trucks

As carmakers labor to meet tougher Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2025, Federal regulators have turned their attention to commercial vehicles. The U.S... read more August 17, 2015 by


 
Sectran Security armored truck

Armored Natural-Gas Plug-In Hybrid Truck To Hit The Roads

Have you ever thought about the carbon footprint of your money? Everything we use has to be transported from place to place, including the cash in our wallets. And the big... read more July 31, 2015 by


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Higher Heavy Truck Fuel Efficiency May Be Easy, Save Huge Amounts Of Oil

They may not be the most numerous vehicles on the road, but heavy-duty trucks cover far more miles than the average car--and account for roughly 20 percent of overall carbon... read more July 9, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

New Smaller Commercial Vans Do Well Due To Fuel Efficiency

You can save a lot of money by improving the fuel economy of larger and thirstier vehicles, especially if they cover lots of miles each year. That's why business owners are... read more May 27, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford Transit

Ford Transit Van Gets Add-In Hybrid Kit For Better Fuel Economy

Full-size vans and other commercial vehicles spend more time on the road than the average passenger car. But often the public pays little attention to ways their fuel... read more May 5, 2015 by


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Should Heavy-Duty Truck Owners Consider Mild-Hybrid Systems?

As carmakers work to meet stricter global emissions standards, many regular internal-combustion cars will adopt some degree of electrification--including systems with... read more April 3, 2015 by


 

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