Electrifying medium-duty trucks is a class act
Class 5 electric trucks have a broad customer base and a lot of manufacturers chasing the space where regulation comes soon.
The latest news and trends for electric trucks.
Class 5 electric trucks have a broad customer base and a lot of manufacturers chasing the space where regulation comes soon.
A project sponsored by West Coast states is seeking the entire first round of federal funding set aside for zero-emission charging and fueling networks.
Many of the generous incentives California offers for fleets to transition to electric trucks will begin to disappear as regulations lock in.
An all-electric truck future by 2045 could face serious roadblocks.
School buses qualify for a lot of incentives to go electric, but are the vouchers and grants enough to make a difference?
Nikola has a minimum of 180 days to get its share price above $1 or it could be delisted from the Nasdaq.
All eyes are on California’s new regulation to decarbonize drayage trucks. It probably won’t please everyone.
Lordstown Motors dodged delisting from the Nasdaq by a reverse stock split, but its future remains murky.
Transportation startups that went for easy SPAC money never thought times would turn so ugly – certainly not so fast.
First-quarter financials were iffy and cash was tight, but Workhorse electric stepvan manufacturing made progress.
Once the flywheel that is electric trucks gets spinning, there will be no slowing it down. But as former college football coach Lee Corso is fond of saying on ESPN […]
The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo has grown so large that organizers kept a waiting list for exhibitors.
The Freightliner Class 6 battery-electric eM2 will go into production this fall with plans for a range of vocational models to follow.
Kodiak Robotics bought a Peterbilt Model 579EV to marry its autonomous system with electric propulsion. It is using the truck in testing.
Arizona, Texas and other states aim to reconfigure the global supply chain for makers of electric vehicles, batteries and semiconductors.
The epicenter for electric trucks in Southern California is so far a small part of the massive Velocity Truck Centers.
California’s environmental regulators have adopted the Advanced Clean Fleet rule designed to transition away from diesel vehicles in the state.
Electric infrastructure and fuel cells are two areas where old ideas form the basis of new approaches.
Just before California regulators vote on a Clean Fleets rule, Daimler Truck has launched the U.S.-focused Rizon brand of Class 4-5 EVs.
Volvo Group reported record sales and deliveries in the first quarter, projecting a positive note as the first truck manufacturer to release financials.
Financially struggling Nikola Corp. wants shareholders to double the company’s authorized shares so it can pay its loans in stock.
Tesla this week delivered a fleet of Semi trucks to PepsiCo, which said the all-electric Class 8 vehicles will be used for local and long-distance deliveries.
Arrival once had a $5.4 billion valuation. Its $524 million valuation in the electric van maker’s second SPAC is about 10% of that.
Tesla issued a voluntary recall of 35 Semi trucks just three months after its release.
TuSimple plans driverless trucking on a commercial basis in Arizona next year – without a manufacturing partner.
Nikola Corp. wants to raise $100 million through a public stock offering. Dilution-fearing investors drove shares to an all-time low.
Nikola Chief Financial Officer Kim Brady retires as electric truck maker’s financials deteriorate and stock price hovers near all-time low.
Tesla’s new electric vehicle plant in Mexico could increase cross-border trade with the U.S. by $15 billion annually, officials said.
Negative headlines about Nikola Corp.’s finances raise justifiable concern. Visiting its electric truck plant tells a different story.
The Lordstown Motors Endurance electric pickup was delayed, subject to cost overruns and now faces a safety recall.
Nikola allegedly tried to sign rival Lion Electric customers after canceling a battery supply contract with Romeo Power.
Volvo Group’s CampX has ushered 50 startups through its accelerator. Now it is adding an incubator for early stage startups.
Workhorse Group is still cleaning up the mistakes of its recent past but is expressing optimism on 2023 production plans.
Hyliion Holdings is teaming up with financially struggling Hyzon Motors to develop a hydrogen-powered fuel cell version of its hybrid truck.
The Biden administration’s first take on EV charging standards avoids addressing the heavy truck sector to make room for innovation.
Nikola Corp. maintains it can raise capital through equity sales, but its auditor says that’s uncertain, prompting a notice of going concern.
Nikola is still far from positive financial territory, but the integration of major components should help bring costs down.
What does it mean to have a former Daimler Truck executive in charge of Torc Robotics? Experience guides a big mission focus
FreightWaves and bp pulse fleet President Vic Shao break down the present and future of electric infrastructure.
Big fleets can afford them, but are electric trucks a solution for 3PLs? Uber Freight and WattEV are working together to find out.
How long will incentives drive the transition to electric trucks and help pay for the infrastructure that powers it? It’s going to be awhile.
Communicating to an industry audience isn’t very “badass,” but it should be a priority for Elon Musk’s Tesla Semi.
Advantages of hydrogen-electric trucks were touted at Senate hearing while ATA warned against aggressive timelines.
Batteries. Electrified components. Fuel cells. Cummins Inc. has plans for all of them. But hydrogen-making electrolyzers top the list.
A cross-section of Industry experts offer thoughts on how transportation management systems will integrate with autonomous trucks.
Common advice you hear regarding electric truck and bus pilots include warnings like making sure to check the vehicle specifications and starting infrastructure early.
Daimler Truck created capacity for 2,000 battery-electric trucks in 2022, but the lack of charging infrastructure stunted deliveries.
Startup electric last-mile van developer Arrival cut 50% of its workforce as it tries to reduce cash burn and make it to production.
Deliberate perfectly describes Paccar’s approach to trucking electrification. The company offers nine commercial electric trucks but skips the hype.
Current battery-charging cycles could compromise LTL network efficiency, according to the president of AAA Cooper Transportation.
Volvo Group set a fourth-quarter record for deliveries, but the OEM said supply chain disruptions and energy costs would impact business.
Tesla announced it is investing $3.6 billion to build two new factories in Nevada, including a facility to mass produce its all-electric Class 8 Semi truck.
The government opposed a new trial for Nikola Corp. founder Trevor Milton, dismissing his allegations of juror misconduct.
As valuations of SPAC-backed startups plummet, one autonomous trucking developer that avoided the FOMO and stayed private is thriving.
Truck-as-a-service startup Forum Mobility enters a $400 million joint venture to establish electric drayage truck charging sites.
Nikola will move battery pack manufacturing to Arizona and files layoffs notice for a former Romeo Power plant.
Tesla plans to spend $775 million to expand its electric vehicle factory in Austin this year.
Nikola purchased ailing battery startup Romeo Power Systems before its likely failure, but the fallout is spreading.
Tesla, GM, Chevy and other EV makers may see early volume before revised tax credit provisions’ full criteria take effect.
Electric vehicle maker Workhorse announced that it escaped action from the Securities and Exchange Commission related to fraud accusations.
The Postal Service said it will double its EV investment from its July forecast.
Trevor Milton is seeking a new trial, claiming that a juror lied about using social media. Ironically, lying on social media helped convict the Nikola founder.
Electric vehicle maker Tesla will reportedly soon announce its first automotive assembly plant in Mexico.
New standards aimed at dramatically reducing pollution from trucks come at the wrong time for the economy, according to carriers and drivers.
As a seed-stage startup, Ali Javidan’s Range Energy doesn’t have much to show yet for his idea of electrifying trailers.
Stellantis has announced it will be closing a Jeep Cherokee assembly plant in Illinois in February, laying off 1,350 workers.
Big numbers tied to electric infrastructure released this week reinforce the chicken-and-egg cliche about electric trucks.
Einride has raised $500 million through a combination of equity and debt financing, giving it more funding to accelerate deployment of its autonomous and electric vehicles.
The American Transportation Research Institute finds that power needs for all-electric cars and trucks would be enormous.
BrightDrop said large-scale production of its vans will begin at its Ontario, Canada, assembly plant, and DHL Express is adding the EVs to its fleet.
The approach of Cummins Inc. to hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines is very different from how and when it talks about most of its products.
It will be years before the Tesla Semi — or any electric vehicle — becomes a trucking industry standard.
Elon Musk on Thursday unveiled and delivered the first all-electric Class 8 Tesla Semi trucks to PepsiCo.
While there is interest in EVs in the last-mile space, many companies are reluctant to adopt them at this point.
Lordstown Motors received final approvals to ship its battery-electric pickup truck to customers, overcoming doubt about its viability.
Tesla Semi all-electric Class 8 truck completes its first 500-mile trip with an 81,000-pound load.
Hydrogen fuel cell truck maker Hyzon Motors faces Nasdaq deadlines after missing a financial filing for the second consecutive quarter.
Several high-profile commercial electric vehicle makers have faced recent struggles, but BrightDrop says it is on pace for $1 billion in revenue next year.
A theme emerges as you look around the electrification and autonomous trucking space. Practically no one does it alone.
Pilot Co. and Volvo Group move to keep public charging on pace with electric vehicle adoption as Prologis adds charging installations.
How does nearly three years as a nuclear machinist’s mate in the U.S. Navy prepare someone to be CEO of Wabash?
Mark Russell has been selling converted options in Nikola daily since mid-September, which is not a good look for a company CEO.
Nikola Corp. is laying off 7% of its workforce and slowing electric production because making more increases the loss.
Einride will be building electric vehicle charging stations to support Maersk’s deployment of its E-truck, starting with a facility near the Port of Los Angeles.
Data centers and electric charging infrastructure share an insatiable demand for power. Neha Palmer understands both.
Tesla aims to build 50,000 units of the Semi all-electric Class 8 truck by 2024 at its factory in Nevada.
Nikola founder Trevor Milton on Friday was found guilty of three counts of fraud and will be sentenced Jan. 27.
TruckWings, the aerodynamic invention of Daniel Burrows, has more value than just the half-billion miles of on-road experience.
The Trevor Milton fraud trial heads for jury deliberations Friday following invective-tinged final arguments.
The Volvo VNR Electric lacks a nifty interior, but two extra battery packs add serious range on a single charge.
Romeo Power founder Michael Patterson shares what happened at the startup battery maker as a cautionary tale for other SPAC-backed startups.
Volvo Trucks North America is making vehicle as a service mandatory for buyers of its Class 8 electric trucks.
Prosecutors rested their federal fraud case against Nikola founder Trevor Milton on Friday after three weeks.
Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum has strong opinions on cabovers versus conventional trucks, fuel cells and other issues.
On demand on WTT: Ford needs badges for 40k vehicles; Nikola recalls all of their electric trucks; OOIDA fights for OT pay and more
Nikola Corp. is recalling 93 trucks — all it has built to date — because of improper installation of seat belt shoulder anchorage assembly.
Nikola CFO Kim Brady testified in Trevor Milton’s fraud trial that the founder’s statements “could be inaccurate or exaggerated.”
A few days in Germany revealed an inconvenient truth about real-world applications of battery-electric and hydrogen-powered trucks.
In a Q&A, supply chain industry executives provide their thoughts on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed climate disclosure rules that could put retailer pressure on fleets to share emissions data.