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

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 goods from point-to-point. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Semi at a private event in California, where he touted a 500-mile... read more

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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


 
Arrival UK Royal Mail electric postal van

UK Royal Mail electric vans now entering service

The United Kingdom's Royal Postal Service has entered a new era as its first electric mail vans enter service. In total, nine electric postal vans from local company Arrival... read more August 25, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Tesla semi truck debuting in September

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... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
Freightliner Inspiration Truck self-driving truck concept

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... read more July 16, 2017 by


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

Missing piece in global vehicle emission puzzle: heavy trucks

A global push to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner air for future generations has been underway for half a century now. However, while many governments around the... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Kangoo ZE           [photo: Yannick Brossard for Renault]

Renault Kangoo ZE small electric van now on sale with longer range

French automaker Renault has given its small light commercial electric vehicle a handful of upgrades, including a significantly longer battery range. The Renault Kangoo ZE is... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
Electric mail delivery van based on Ford Transit chassis, by Deutsche Post StreetScooter with Ford

Deutsche Post and Ford to build Transit-based electric van

Deutsche Post, the German mail service, has long hoped to replace its fleet of 30,000 internal-combustion delivery vans with electric vehicles. In 2014, it bought the company... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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