Depending on who you believe, there will be more than 300,000 electric work trucks hitting the highways and byways of the world in the next three years. Companies like Kenworth, Mack, and Volvo have all made moves recently in a bid to gain a "first mover" market advantage, but you shouldn't count out the Daimler-owned (read: Mercedes-Benz) Freightliner brand just yet, because … [Read more...] about First Electric Freightliner Trucks Begin Production
Ford builds-- and sells!-- hundreds of thousands of Ford F series trucks every year. They are, by far, the best-selling four-wheeled vehicles in the US, if not the world. As such, any improvement in the general efficiency of the ubiquitous trucks could be huge for the planet. That's also why an electric F-150 will be a must-have in any sort of electric future that has legs, … [Read more...] about Watch Ford’s Electric Truck Pull 1 Million Pounds
Kuhn Schweiz AG and Lithium Storage GmbH are the guys behind the massive, Hulk-green eDumper. They claimed their purpose-built electric truck would be the largest EV in the world when they first announced the project back in 2017. Well, it's finally here - and the high-tech, 111 ton metal mammoth not only works as promised, but somehow looks even bigger than I remember! That … [Read more...] about Komatsu eDumper is the World’s Largest EV
With the proliferation of electric cars and the improvement of emissions-curbing technology in recent years, it shouldn't surprise you to hear that short-haul municipal vehicles are by far the heaviest polluters in most major cities. What's more, studies have shown supplanting short-haul diesel machines that spend most of their time in city centers, spewing black smoke every … [Read more...] about Mack to Build Electric Garbage Trucks for NYC
It's the first day of summer, and nothing says summer quite like the sound of the ice cream truck pulling up to a park full of kids. As fun and wholesome as that image may be, however, having kids hang out around the potentially harmful emissions of those old-school ice cream trucks could aggravate issues like asthma-- and that's a big problem. Enter: Nissan, who just showed … [Read more...] about Nissan Launches Electric Ice Cream Truck … for Kids!
Companies like Volvo, Tesla, and Navistar are pushing hard to develop commercial-grade electric trucks, but it's hard to imagine how electric trucks-- which still require more downtime for recharging than ICE-powered trucks do for refueling-- might be a profitable choice for fleet operators. Despite that, a recent report from research firm, TechNavio, concluded that the global … [Read more...] about 309,000 Electric Trucks Expected to Hit the Road by 2023
Self-taught electric engineer Al Gadja has committed what some may consider to be historic car heresy, converting his 1939 Dodge truck into an all-electric vehicle (EV). But to you and me, this is the 21st century of hot rodding, and this pre-war pickup has a longer driver range than many brand new EVs found on dealership lots. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Gadja … [Read more...] about 1939 Dodge Truck Converted Into EV