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Toyota and 7-11 Partner Up for Hydrogen

7-11 has contract Toyota to develop an exclusive line of hydrogen fuel cell powered delivery trucks. The move is part of a larger effort by 7-11 to reduce its carbon emissions in Japan and promote more environmentally friendly vehicles, in general. The delivery trucks, themselves, will be built by Toyota’s Hino Motors unit. They will […]

August 24th

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

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.

December 6th

International Offers Predictive Cruise Control For Class 8 Trucks

The Department of Transportation SuperTruck program is paying off with new and better technology that helps big rigs maximize their fuel economy while reducing carbon emissions. It now offers predictive cruise control technology as an option on its ProStar and LoneStar Class 8 tractors. The proprietary system uses pre-installed GPS maps and the latest commercial route data to […]

July 14th

1st KERS System For Freight Trucks Launched

Via EV Obsession: The world’s first commercial Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight trucks/vehicles was recently unveiled by Skeleton Technologies and Adgero SARL. The new system can reportedly reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 15–25% — depending upon traffic circumstances and terrain. The new Adgero Hybrid System is composed of a bank […]

September 24th

40-Ton Battery-Electric Truck Put Into Service By BMW

BMW and SCHERM (new to me, too) have just put into service a 40-ton (think about that for a second) battery-electric truck that will be used for material transport. The truck will be used for a one-year pilot to examine how this shizzah works. To be specific, the truck is a Terberg YT202-EV electric tractor. 8 […]

July 10th