Commercial vehicle

UPS says 50 Workhorse plug-in hybrid trucks cost no more than regular delivery vans

UPS says 50 Workhorse plug-in hybrid trucks cost no more than regular delivery vans

For almost a decade, commercial-fleet managers have acknowledged that electric truck are much cheaper to run per mile than the diesel equivalents they now use. But justifying the purchase of electric trucks has been a challenge because their upfront costs have been considerably higher. That may now... read more

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Tesla Semi

Awake at the wheel: Tesla is far from alone in electric trucks

This time, Elon Musk is not alone. In mid-December, Daimler delivered its first 14 Fuso eCanter electric delivery trucks to customers in Germany, a reminder that while Tesla... read more December 22, 2017 by

Tesla Semi

Wal-Mart, Anheuser-Busch, DHL to test Tesla Semi; now UPS, Pepsi too (more updates)

An Instagram post by an "outdoor living design and construction firm serving the Chicago Southland" seems to confirm at least several hundred reservations for Tesla's new... read more December 19, 2017 by

Nissan-Voltia eNV200 MAXI operated by Gnewt Cargo

Voltia conversion expands Nissan e-NV200 electric delivery van for London

As the United Kingdom joins other countries in committing to a future ban on fossil-fuel vehicles, commercial fleet operators that rely on diesel vehicles are left in a bit... read more December 15, 2017 by

U.S. Postal Service Grumman "Long Life Vehicle"

U.S. Postal Service urged to choose electric delivery trucks

The current fleet of delivery trucks used by the United States Postal Service have stood the test of time, but their high maintenance costs mean it's time to retire the... read more November 26, 2017 by

Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi: 500-mile range, lower running costs than diesel... and it's fast

The long-awaited Tesla Semi electric truck was unveiled Thursday night and it promises to shake up the shipping industry by significantly reducing the cost of transporting... read more November 16, 2017 by

Chanje V8070 Class 5 electric delivery van, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 2017

Driving a Chanje electric electric cargo van: very big, far better than diesel

A Class 5 cargo van is a remarkably large vehicle, especially when navigating it through the mixed industrial and 19th-century residential streets of the Prospect Heights... read more November 16, 2017 by

Workhorse N-Gen electric delivery van

Workhorse N-Gen electric parcel van comes with optional drone delivery

Workhorse, best known for its forthcoming W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck, today revealed its newest vehicle. The N-Gen electric van will tackle the important... read more November 7, 2017 by

E-Fuso Vision One concept

Mercedes parent Daimler launches E-Fuso electric truck sub-brand

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, also owns the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation—which it used last week to preview major shifts coming to... read more October 31, 2017 by

Nissan LCV e-NV200 Fridge Concept for electric refrigerated small van at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan e-NV200 Fridge Concept: electric refrigerated van at Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan will roll out a new electric van concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, one that it believes will help solve urban delivery congestion. The e-NV200 Fridge Concept adds... read more October 20, 2017 by

Volkswagen e-Delivery

VW plans for electric trucks and buses, starting production next year

Volkswagen Group has now detailed its aggressive electrification timeline for every part of its vehicle operations, including heavy trucks, setting lofty goals for... read more October 16, 2017 by

2018 Nissan e-NV200 electric delivery van (European version)

Nissan e-NV200 electric van gets longer-range battery; still no U.S. plans

While U.S. buyers eagerly await the arrival of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car at dealerships early next year, the company has updated another of its electric vehicles as... read more October 5, 2017 by

Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept

Electric trucks to grow fast from now through 2030: report

In the coming years, the world's auto industry will continue to shift its product mix to electric and electrified vehicles to meet growing concerns over carbon emissions and... read more October 4, 2017 by

Ford Transit Plug-In Hybrid van for the UK

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... read more September 13, 2017 by

Chanje medium-duty electric truck

Chanje electric delivery truck from China to go on sale this year

A new electric-vehicle company called Chanje isn't focused on cars; instead, has set its sights on what it believes is a prime market for electric vehicles. That market is... read more September 1, 2017 by

Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept

Cummins electric semi truck: traditional maker takes on Tesla

The well-established Cummins company chose an appropriate time to reveal its all-electric semi tractor concept: just before Tesla prepares to reveal its own electric semi... read more September 1, 2017 by



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