electric trucks

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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Behind the scenes at the Tesla Semi reveal

In this edition of Overdrive Radio, a rebroadcast of Equipment Editor Jason Cannon's talk with K.C. Phillips on the “Road Dog Live” Sirius XM program, discussing the Tesla Semi electric truck's big recent reveal in California.

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Counting costs and savings for the 2019 Tesla Semi (and bonus video)

Diesel power will be around probably for decades. But don’t be shocked if you live to see e-trucks as a common sight – not just for saving the environment but for saving costs.

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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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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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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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