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This week Workhorse Group announced it had lassoed some utilities for its four-wheel-drive truck. At least three electric utilities — Duke Energy, Portland General Electric and Southern California Public Power Authority — among others have signed a letter of intent for what would likely lead to fleet commitments of 2,150 pickups when available. This suggests […]

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Chinese vehicle manufacturer BYD began delivering the first part of an electric work truck order in California. The first heavy-duty terminal tractor truck was delivered to Daylight Transport for the freight transport company’s Fontana, Calif., facility. It’s the first of 27 electric trucks BYD will be delivering to customers in southern California. The project is […]

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British outfit Charge, the official electric truck partner of Formula E electric race car series, provided a look at its futuristic electric truck during the Wired 2016 conference in London last week. The electric box on wheels is said to have a driving range of 100-miles (160-km). “For longer journeys, a dual mode can be […]

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Just two months after unveiling a prototype, today Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off a pre-production version of its battery electric Urban eTruck. The truck, on display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany, is Mercedes’ vision of the future for short-range commercial deliveries. Based on a heavy-duty distribution truck chassis, the eTruck is […]

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China’s BYD Company Ltd. is already the largest manufacturer of battery-electric automobiles and buses, and now it can add sanitation trucks to the list. This should give Warren Buffet some measure of satisfaction as his Berkshire Hathaway investment firm plunked down $230 million for a 10 percent stake in BYD in 2008. The fleet of […]

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BYD, the world’s largest electric bus manufacturer and the leading electric carmaker in China, will build 27 battery-electric trucks under a $9 million California grant. The electric trucks will replace diesel service trucks and yard tractors in the communities of Commerce, Fontana and San Bernadino. The funds are for 23 class-8 yard trucks and four class-5 […]

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Electrified big-rig semi-trucks are getting news space, and start-up Nicola Motor wants to be included. The Utah-based company announced it will unveil a working prototype of its Nikola One in Salt Lake City on December 2nd. Nikola One is a Class 8 semi-tractor truck that is powered by a natural gas turbine and electric motor […]

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Last week Tesla Motors announced a plan that included battery-powered commercial trucks with no production timetable. This week Mercedes-Benz unveiled its electric Urban eTruck with sales planned in about five years, Automotive News is reporting. As the name suggests, the Urban eTruck is aimed at intercity deliveries such as grocery stores and other urban businesses. […]

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A new Navigant Research report says the global market of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric trucks and buses could grow from 16,000 units annually in 2014 to nearly 160,000 by 2023. Admittedly, sales today are relatively low for medium and heavy duty vehicles (MHDV) but the market is expanding from infancy to something more […]

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Of the perhaps 10 companies working on wireless magnetic inductive electric vehicle charging, Momentum Dynamics says its technology has a few advantages and chief among these is simply that “it works.” The implication that it’s heads above all others is a bold one, but its CEO Andy Daga said it wasn’t the first to suggest […]

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