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
July 21st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Elon Musk says Tesla Motors is working on an electric semi truck that will revolutionize the freight industry and cut diesel emissions. Can he do it?
July 14th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The Department of Transportation SuperTruck program is paying off with new and better technology that helps big rigs maximize their [&hellip
June 10th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
A tractor trailer concept from Volvo is claimed to use 30% less fuel, thanks to higher aerodynamic efficiency, lower weight and low rolling resistance tires.
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.
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.
March 15th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Hyliion is a start up company that makes a hybrid axle for semi-trailers. It uses regenerative braking to recapture some of the trailer's kinetic energy to be re-used later. It takes less than an hour to install.
March 13th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Canada has agreed this week to adopt the proposed Phase 2 standards for heavy trucks that will go into effect soon. Harmonizing standards on both sides of the border is good for the environment and for manufacturers.
March 4th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Reports of a battery for an electric tractor trailer with 400 mile range appear to be inaccurate.
September 24th, 2015 | by James Ayre
Via EV Obsession: The world’s first commercial Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight trucks/vehicles was recently unveiled by [&hellip
August 17th, 2015 | by Steve Hanley
Siemens is building an electric highway for trucks in an industrial region of Sweden. The pilot program will cut emissions and fuel use by 50% says Siemens
July 10th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan
BMW and SCHERM (new to me, too) have just put into service a 40-ton (think about that for a second) [&hellip
May 11th, 2015 | by Steve Hanley
The Freightliner Inspiration autonomous truck with Highway Pilot has been licensed for use in Nevada. It controls speeds and keeps a safe distance ahead.