Commercial vehicle

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

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 other pollutants. Commercial trucks log much higher annual mileage than passenger cars, especially the semi tractors that haul... read more

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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


 
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


 

 
 

 
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