Commercial vehicle

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

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 year, Volvo Trucks aimed to address this issue with a concept truck that demonstrated ways to improve fuel efficiency through... read more

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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


 
BYD and Wayne Engineering electric garbage truck

BYD partners with U.S. firm to launch all-electric garbage truck

Here's an electric vehicle that really, truly stinks. While automakers are moving in the direction of more electric cars, several companies are also making efforts to... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
Workhorse W-15

Workhorse range-extended electric pickup truck announced for future

Last year, Amp Electric brought the Workhorse truck group from Navistar (formerly International), with the goal of developing electric commercial vehicles. Since then... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen e-Crafter

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... read more September 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford F-150

Ford's electric-vehicle strategy: absorb costs in most profitable trucks

Earlier this year, Ford announced that it would significantly expand its lineup of electrified vehicles—including mild hybrids with advanced start-stop systems, regular... read more September 21, 2016 by


 
Nikola One electric semi truck

Nikola unveils how its electric truck works: custom hydrogen fuel cell

In May, the Nikola Motor Company appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, with a design for a natural gas- and electric-powered Class 8 commercial semi truck. It is to be called... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
Semi trailer

When will the last diesel truck be sold in the U.S.? Our poll results

Diesel now has a dim future at best among U.S. passenger-car buyers, though its prospects continue to look strong for a minority of pickup truck buyers. Heavy-duty commercial... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
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


 

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