equipment

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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Penske opens new Laredo, Texas, facility

The new site sits on 10 acres with nearby access to Interstate 35 and Loop 20. It boasts a 15,000 square-foot maintenance shop with seven service bays and a wash bay.

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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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Daimler recalls more than 400,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks for brake light issue

Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.

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Tesla Semi to start at $150k, reservation prices jump to $20k

Tesla last week unveiled the pricing structure for its all-electric, semi-autonomous Class 8 lineup, with a tractor with a 300-mile range starting at $150,000. Those with a 500-mile range will cost $180,000.

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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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Midwest Pete group’s stand-out 2018 calendar available

Midwest Peterbilt Group's "Peterbilt Working Trucks of the Midwest" annual calendar this year adds to its shots of the dealer network's customers' working trucks some "truly vintage vehicles" from a shoot at the American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) convention.

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Tesla to unveil electric Class 8 tractor this week

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted that the company’s electric semi will make its debut Thursday night.

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