Browsing the "Freight" Category

Electric Truck Overview — Electric Light-Duty Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, & Heavy-Duty Trucks

December 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

As exciting as the coming era of electric cars is, with its promise of swift, silent, emissions-free transportation for all, the truth is that trucks are some of the biggest polluters on the road. According to the US Department of Transportation, nearly 50% of all emissions from the transportation sector are attributable to light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks. So where are all the electric trucks? When will you be able to buy an electric truck? What's going on in the electric truck startup world? For the purposes of this discussion, we will look at four categories of electric trucks — light-duty trucks, delivery trucks, freight trucks, and trash trucks


Nikola Motors Thinks Big — And Small

May 11th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Nikola Motors is working on a hybrid electric tractor that will use a turbine powered by compressed natural gas to extend range to as much as 1,200 miles.


California Invests In Zero Emissions Trucks

May 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Southern California ports will soon start using 47 new electric and diesel electric plug-in hybrid drayage trucks to move cargo containers from ships to distribution centers and rail yards to reduce air pollution in the area.



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