Trucks

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

    General Motors and Amazon could soon invest between $1 billion and $2 billion into Michigan-based electric vehicle hopeful Rivian, according to a report from Reuters. If the reported talks result in a deal, the two companies could end up with minority stakes in Rivian, as it pushes to get its fully electric pickup—widely seen as the star among debuts at the Los Angeles auto show this past fall—to market in late 2020, with an SUV to follow in early 2021. DON’T MISS: Rivian R1T all-electric pickup revealed: 400-mile range, 160-kw DC fast charging Up until now Rivian has...

  • Tesla Model X towing
    Forget big V-8s and diesels: Why electric trucks will be great for towing

    Pickups in the U.S. are often sold on the bragging rights of numbers—not the Olympic-sprinter acceleration times and top-speed numbers that sell performance cars, but in how high they can tip the scales in strongman-contest pulling and hauling tasks. For that, the electric pickups on the way...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept
    Rivian electric pickup, SUV ready for future 800V upgrade—possibly in 2022

    The Michigan-based electric-vehicle hopeful Rivian claims that its upcoming R1T pickup and R1S sport-utility vehicle, both revealed last month around the LA Auto Show, will be able to recharge up to 200 miles of range in just 30 minutes—provided they’re connected to a DC fast charger...

  • Rivian R1S
    Rivian R1S electric SUV goes family style with 7 seats, 410-mile range

    Two years from now, the electric-vehicle startup Rivian hopes to be making its R1T electric pickup truck at a former Mitsubishi (and Chrysler) plant in Normal, Illinois. If everything goes according to plan, shortly after that, in early 2021, it will start to deliver its other so-called electric...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept
    Rivian R1T all-electric pickup revealed: 400-mile range, 160-kw DC fast charging

    With the Rivian R1T pickup revealed this morning, just ahead of the Los Angeles auto show, and the R1S SUV expected to be shown here this week, a Michigan-based electric-vehicle startup called Rivian might have something that’s been a long time coming: the first widely available fully...

  • EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]
    Pruitt leaves poison pill at EPA for glider-truck emissions rule

    In his last act as EPA Administrator on Friday, Scott Pruitt vacated an Obama-era ruling that dramatically restricted sales of polluting "glider" trucks. Pruitt's earlier efforts to repeal the ruling were opposed by a broad, bipartisan coalition of environmentalists, public health advocates, truck...

  • General Motors Brownstown Township factory for assembly of Chevrolet Volt battery packs

    A report from the National Transportation Safety Board reveals details of a fatal Tesla Model X crash in California. Is Autopilot to blame? Honda and GM are expanding their partnership to share batteries for electric cars. Freightliner and Volvo are building electric trucks to compete with the Tesla Semi, and we have all the latest deals on plug-in cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The NTSB has issued its initial report on the fatal crash of a Tesla Model X in California in March. The report shows the Autopilot was engaged and sped up before the car crashed into a highway barrier...

  • Freightliner eCascadia electric semi-truck
    Electric trucks coming from Daimler, Freightliner, Volvo, and others

    It's not even on the road yet and the Tesla Semi is getting some new competition. German Automaker Daimler, which owns Freightliner, Fuso, and other truck brands, announced that it would deliver its first 30 electric trucks to customers in North America for testing later this year. Last month...

  • 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 neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. The Chanje V8070 electric cargo van, in fact, is the largest vehicle—electric or...

  • Workhorse W-15 extended-range electric pickup truck
    Workhorse CEO: $300 million in preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup trucks

    Over seven years of plug-in electric cars and 20 years of hybrids, the pickup truck sector remains largely untouched. GM sold hybrid Chevrolet and GMC pickups for a few years, and Ford plans an F-150 hybrid in 2020. A startup company now called Workhorse (nee AMP) noticed that white space and made...

  • 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 its Daimler Trucks business. It all took place at the reveal of E-Fuso, a new sub-brand of Daimler's Fuso operation that will...

  • 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 another rule limiting emissions. Next on the chopping block is a regulation that limits emissions from large trucks and their...

  • Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept

    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 stringent fuel-economy regulations across the globe. However, the passenger-car segment isn't the only area that will see electric powertrains implemented. A new study suggests the market for electric trucks—light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial trucks—is on the verge of booming. DON'T MISS: Cummins electric semi truck: traditional maker takes on Tesla Released by McKinsey Energy Insights, the study looked...

  • 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 maker's latest project have been few and far between. An exclusive report may have revealed Tesla's range figure as it prepares...

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