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Toyota and Kenworth to build 10 fuel-cell semis for LA port duty

Toyota and Kenworth to build 10 fuel-cell semis for LA port duty

The word "drayage" isn't commonly used, even among green-car fans, but it's used by the shipping and logistics industries to refer to the transport of goods over short distances. Drayage turns out to be the sweet spot for early efforts to put zero-emission heavy trucks on the road, including a... read more

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Western Star semi tractor used to promote Fitzgerald Glider Kits

Fake science: University disavows study EPA cited to approve old dirty diesels in "glider" trucks

Last November, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would rescind a rule that banned companies from fitting outdated, older, and dirtier diesel engines into brand-new... read more February 27, 2018 by


 
Tesla Semi

If electric semi tractors are real, their running-cost advantage could be huge

Emotions play a big role in purchases of passenger vehicles, but fleet decisions are generally driven by numbers, spreadsheets, and the almighty dollar. And it's in the... read more December 29, 2017 by


 
Siemens catenary system to electrify semi trucks

How about electric semis that draw power from overhead wires?

While battery-powered semi trucks remains years away for many prominent makers, the German tech company Siemens is experimenting with a well-known source of electric power... read more November 20, 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


 
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


 
Semi trailer

EPA to axe rule banning older, dirtier diesel engines in new trucks: report

The EPA recently announced it will roll back the Clean Power Plan, one of former President Obama's milestone efforts to fight climate change, and now the agency plans to axe... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept

Cummins buys Brammo electric-drivetrain group for future electric semi

Cummins has long been known for its diesel engines, but the company recently revealed its first concept truck using an all-electric powertrain. The Urban Hauler Tractor... read more October 20, 2017 by


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

Toyota to study Mirai-derived fuel-cell tech for heavy-duty trucks

Toyota announced on Thursday that it will begin testing in two California ports a hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty truck adapted from the Toyota Mirai's powertrain for drayage... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

CA legislators propose $1 billion to remove dirtiest diesel trucks

The state of California has officially launched its legislative push for stricter heavy-duty truck and bus emission regulations. Following calls for the state to use its... read more September 6, 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


 
Einride T-pod, autonomous electric truck prototype

Autonomous electric truck prototype can be controlled remotely

Swedish company Einride has officially unveiled the first full-scale prototype of its futuristic autonomous electric truck. First announced back in April, the T-pod is touted... read more August 30, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla semi reportedly has 200 to 300 miles of range

Tesla's first foray into the commercial vehicle sector—an all-electric semi truck—is expected to debut next month, but specifics surrounding the electric-car... 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


 
Semi trailer

Diesel trucks with latest emission controls displacing dirtier, older ones on U.S. roads

The phrase "clean diesel" has largely fallen into ill repute after it was associated with Volkswagen's diesel emission deceit, but the latest diesel technology can honestly... read more July 14, 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


 

 
 

 
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