Electric Vehicles

Daimler Trucks has a 'Baby 8' eActros electric truck in fleet testing in Europe; is an e-Cascadia next? Photo: Mercedes-Benz


Daimler Pumping R&D into Electric Trucks, Connectivity, Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America chief Roger Nielsen talked to reporters recently about the company's investments and initiatives in technology such as connectivity, electric trucks, autonomous trucks, advanced driver assistance systems, platooning, and predictive maintenance.

Demand for electric energy is rising, fueled by a boom in battery electric vehicle sales. Does the grid have the capacity to handle it? Photo: Trekphiler via Creative Commons


Can the Electrical Grid Handle Electric Trucks?

Very few new power plants have been built in the U.S. in the past 10 years, yet demand for electric energy is rising, fueled by a boom in battery electric vehicle sales. Does the grid have the capacity to handle it?

Zero emissions vehicles are only as clean as the electrical grid they draw power from. Photo via Tony Webster on Flickr


Zero Emissions Vehicles Can Still Impact the Environment

When people speak of zero-emissions vehicles, they are really referring to tailpipe emissions. But what about upstream emissions from power plants, especially those that burn coal?

Rolf Lockwood


Commentary: Is There an Electric Truck In Your Near Future?

With all the talk about trucking's electric future, it's important to remember that trucks will be drinking diesel for a long time to come, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

Determining the operating costs for electric trucks can be difficult because electric equivalents to “fuel economy” ratings are not published for commercial vehicles. Photo: TransPower


How Much Does it Cost to Operate a Battery Electric Truck?

Calculating the cost of operating an electric vehicle can be complicated because electricity prices fluctuate far more frequently than diesel fuel.

The Chanje V8070 boasts a 580-cubic-foot cargo space on a 26-foot-long chassis that will haul up to 6,000 pounds of payload – and happens to be electrically powered. Photos: Jim Park


Test Drive: Chanje Electric Cargo Van

Chanje's electric cargo van will certainly have great appeal among delivery fleets concerned with their carbon footprint, but at the end of the day it's a big, nicely setup delivery van that just happens to be electric.

Fleets in Oakland (Calif.), Pittsburgh, and New York City have installed Envision's solar-powered chargers. Photo courtesy of Envision Solar


6 Innovations in Electric Vehicle Charging

The days of “dumb” electric vehicle (EV) chargers may soon be over. Here are six new or upcoming technologies that can change the way you charge your vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Ford.


2017 Fleet Car of the Year: Ford Fusion

For the 2017 model year, the Ford Fusion added 20 driver-assist features, including adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology, and the Ford SYNC3 Infotainment system. It is available with several hybrid options.

Hyattsville Police unveiled its newest patrol car at local car shows during National Drive Electric Week in the Washington, D.C., area before being deployed in mid-September. Photo courtesy of Hyattsville Police Department


Chevrolet Bolt EV Patrol Car Hits the Streets in Md.

Sgt. Richard Hartnett, technical services & electric vehicles project manager for the Hyattsville Police Department in Maryland, believes his agency has the first Chevrolet Bolt patrol vehicle in the country.


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For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more common in fleet use. This channel will cover topics such as battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), electric vehicle charging systems, battery technologies, the effect of electric vehicles on the smart grid, and fleet applications for EVs.


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