Jason Cannon

UPS the latest to place major order for Tesla Semi, securing 125 trucks

UPS’s order of 125 trucks passes PepsiCo who, last week, confirmed the reservation 100 trucks. That bumped Anheuser-Busch‘s 40 trucks from the top order spot.

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Navistar in the black for 2017, first time in 6 years

The gains posted during the fourth quarter this year – Navistar’s second consecutive profitable quarter – represent a swing of $169 million compared to 2016 and was more than enough to push the company to a profit for the 2017 fiscal year. For 2017, the company reported an income of $30 million, versus a net loss of $97 million for fiscal year 2016.

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Electric truck maker Thor targets short-haul segment with battery-powered rig

With contemporaries like Tesla and Nikola Motor Company targeting the long-haul segment, Sordoni says Thor is content with developing a tractor for regional purposes.

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Pepsi places 100 orders for Tesla Semi, largest known reservation so far

PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla’s new electric Semi trucks Reuters confirmed Tuesday, placing the largest-known single order for the electric big rig to-date.

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Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla Semis for beer-hauling fleet

The 40 semi-trucks, one of Tesla’s largest reported pre-orders, will be fully electric-powered and equipped with autonomous driving capabilities. Anheuser says the order is part of the company's goals to slash its carbon output in the coming decade.

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Tesla unveils all-electric, semi-autonomous big rig with re-imagined truck design

After 15 months of much-hyped speculation and teases, electric vehicle pioneer Tesla on Thursday night debuted its Tesla Semi, a Class 8 truck that the company says offers a 500-mile range on a single charge and can tow up to 80,000 pounds.

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Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola starts rollout of hydrogen fueling network

Nikola Motor Company has tapped Nel ASA as equipment supplier to help the truck OEM to create the largest hydrogen fueling network in the world, covering more than 2,000 miles and 16 stations. Nikola has already kicked off two of the 16 stations with 14 more to follow immediately after installation.

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Court halts Obama-era emissions regs placed on trailers pending lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Friday paused implementing portions of tightened greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards that were set to take effect in January for trailers.

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Fuso unveils all-electric Class 8 tractor

A division of Daimler Trucks, Fuso unveiled its Vision ONE Class 8 concept truck at the Tokyo Motor Show, featuring a Gross Vehicle Weight of 51,150 pounds and a range of up to 220 miles on a single charge when fitted with 300 kilowatt hour batteries. Vision ONE’s 11 ton payload is just two tons fewer than its diesel counterpart.

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ZF tech takes steering to new level

ZF’s latest steering system promises significant advances in autonomous technology, ease of driving and safety.

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