electric trucks

Projected savings from hydrogen-powered electric drive

It wasn’t just for their novelty that announcements of the Nikola One hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric-drive truck turned more than a few owner-operators’ heads last year. It was the promise of an operating cost benefit that took diesel-price volatility out of the equation.

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Traditional truck makers focus on short-haul for electric vehicles

Major truck and engine makers themselves have invested in the development of electric- and more conventional hybrid-electric-drive vehicles, but they see the most short-term promise in shorter-run applications.

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Jump start: Electrified truck concepts come to life, and owner-operators want in

The electrified truck concept has taken on a real life, with players large and small vying for future shares of the Class 8 market. It’s not only large fleets that are placing orders -- owner-operators, too, have shown interest in the emerging technology.

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Electric cable-powered trucks to be tested in California next year

A two-mile demonstration project using overhead cables to power electric trucks is slated to begin in California in Jul 2015.

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Old World, new tech

Electric-truck spotting across the pond.

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LogBook

Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.

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Bill seeks tax credits for electric trucks, anti-idling

Senate bill would provide tax credits for buying hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric trucks, and idling reduction devices.

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‘Here comes plug-in diesel!’

So gushed the website and weekly update of the group Hybrid Owners of America about several automakers' concept cars on display at the Geneva Auto Show last week. But in some sense, freight movement by plug-in powertrain is here, if not in the Class 8 realm, without even the diesel. Navistar recently announced expanded service points for its eStar (pictured) Class 2c-3 all-electric truck, developed in partnership with Modec EV. The new service locations include Chicago ...

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Navistar unveils eStar all-electric truck

The eStar features an all-electric drivetrain that delivers 75 kilowatts, or 104 hp, and a usable range of 100 miles per charge.

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Clean energy vehicle bill offered in Senate

The legislation would provide funding to help U.S. manufacturers and suppliers develop advanced vehicles.

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