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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


CARB, EV1, Ford, And Trump — Where Do We Go From Here?

December 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

In December, 1996, General Motors began leasing its innovative EV1 to customers in California. The EV1 generated a great deal of interest in electric cars but there was a reason why it was only available in California. The California Air Resources Board had promulgated regulations requiring manufacturers to sell zero emission cars if they want to continue doing business in the state


Tesla Model S P100D Now Quickest Production Car Ever Built

November 17th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Elon Musk has tweeted that a software upgrade coming next month will make the Tesla Model S P100D the fastest production car of all time -- 0-60 in 2.4 seconds. But before using all that performance, customers will need to unlock an Easter egg hidden in the software.



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