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

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 electric car into volume assembly at high quality, a process CEO Elon Musk has called "production hell." But there's more to... read more

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

Toyota 'Project Portal' hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty semi tractor as proof of concept

The challenges of building fueling infrastructure for passenger cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells are well known by now. Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai now lease low volumes of... read more April 19, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla trucks: semi to be shown in Sept, pickup in 18-24 months

Relative few companies regularly make major announcements via their CEO's Twitter account, but electric-car maker Tesla is different. From software updates to dates for new... read more April 14, 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


 
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


 
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


 
Freightliner Inspiration Truck self-driving truck concept

Recovered Energy And Ultracapacitors Could Cut Big-Rig Fuel Use

The regenerative systems that help today's hybrid Formula One cars get a charge are known as Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems, or KERS. As the name implies, they recover... read more October 28, 2015 by


 
Mack Pinnacle series

Truckers Slowly Warm To Cold Liquified Natural Gas

When it comes to lower-emission alternatives to diesel in long-haul trucks, natural gas has some positives. In addition to being cleaner burning, the fuel is in abundant... read more September 21, 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


 
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


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Daimler Unveils SuperTruck; 12-MPG Semi Is More Than Twice As Fuel-Efficient

Heavy-duty trucks make up a fairly small percentage of the traffic on U.S. roads, but they cover many more miles each year than the average passenger car--with much worse... read more March 27, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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