Tag: electric trucks
Freightliner delivers first battery-powered Cascadias
Two battery-powered Cascadias have been delivered to Penske and NFI. The companies, among others, will provide feedback to Freightliner to aid the company in developing the next iteration of its electric tractors.
August 13, 2019
Volvo, Samsung partner to develop batteries for electric trucks
Volvo Group and Samsung on Thursday announced the formation of a strategic alliance that will develop battery packs for Volvo Group’s electric trucks. Working with Samsung SDI, Volvo says it hopes to accelerate the speed of development and strengthen the long-term capabilities of electric trucks across all segments and markets.
July 22, 2019
Tesla bumps production of all-electric Semi to 2020
After posting first quarter financial losses of more than $700 million Wednesday, the company says it now plans to kickstart production of its Class 8 in 2020.
April 26, 2019
Nikola CEO presses to phase out diesel in favor of cleaner electrified trucks
“Hashtag diesel is dead. We’re tired of it,” said Nikola CEO Trevor Milton in an address at the ACT Expo. “We need to fix a lot of the problems and change things. Other people are not going to do it unless they’re forced to, so If that means we have to force them, it’s about damn time.”
April 26, 2019
Major hurdles remain, but Daimler views battery-powered trucks as industry’s future
Roger Nielson, CEO of Freightliner parent company Daimler Trucks North America, says battery-powered trucks are the key to advancing the industry toward zero emissions. However, he said, major hurdles remain before battery-powered heavy-duty trucks become viable alternatives to internal combustion engines.
April 25, 2019
Volvo Group invests in wireless battery charging
Ever imagine the ability to fuel up while running down the road? If wireless charging eventually becomes viable, electric-drive trucks of the (some say near) future may be able to do just that. …
January 22, 2019
Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola debuts cabover for Euro market
The Nikola Tre – third in a truck lineup that includes the aptly named Nikola One and Nikola Two – features between 500 and 1,000 horsepower in 6×4 or 6×2 configuration and a range of nearly 750 miles depending on options.
November 6, 2018
Video shows Tesla Semi’s acceleration — and gives a listen at it’s whirring electric motor
Take a peek at a Tesla Semi truck in action and listen to the purr of its all-electric engine on Overdrive.
September 28, 2018
Volvo plans to go to market with all-electric truck in U.S. in 2020
The demonstration units will be based on the technology currently being used in the Volvo FE Electric, which Volvo Trucks presented in May. Details here.
September 27, 2018
Tesla Semi makes its way east in a cross-country customer tour
Tesla Semi visits UPS and J.B. Hunt during a cross-country customer tour. Both trucking companies have pre-ordered the new Tesla Semi truck. Learn more today.
August 29, 2018
Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola, autonomous upstart Kodiak land investment cash
Investment news from Nikola Motor Company, who is a leading contender in the truck electrification market, & Kodiak Robotics, a startup looking at developing an autonomous truck system.
August 9, 2018
UPS partners with Thor to develop and test electric delivery trucks
UPS says it is willing to help in testing Thor Trucks' fully electric Class 6 delivery truck. Check the details of UPS and Thor teaming up to test on Overdrive.
August 1, 2018
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