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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


Might The Military Make EVs Mainstream?

June 28th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

America has the world’s largest military by far, spending more than the next 20 countries combined. When we’re not invading other countries, the military of developing world-changing technologies like GPS and the Internet, technologies that once seemed impossibly expensive for the average person to own. So one writer is asking; can the military make EVs mainstream


Amp Testing a Medium-Duty Electric Truck

February 7th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

Amp announced a new testing program with TRC Inc to "independently test the vehicle to ensure it can survive the rigors of package delivery in an environment where it is common to keep their vans in service for 20 years or more." Amp says the final pre-production test program should be completed within the next month."


An EV That Hauls A$$ AND Hauls Cargo? Via Is Here

August 27th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

I've test driven a handful of electric cars, and this one is by far the most powerful I've ever been in. Tomorrow I'll be driving the Fisker Karma, but today the 402 HP VIA truck blew my mind. Sadly, I wasn't able to feel that power beneath my own lead foot, as the truck VIA was able to bring to the Silicon Valley EV Symposium was PG&E's truck



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