Electric Vehicles

Many automakers are making a switch to producing battery-electric and hybrid electric vehicles across all vehicle classes. Image:Josh Bauer/NREL

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Electric Powertrains Are the Future. Will Fleets Be Ready?

There is a shift away from internal combustion engines and toward electric powertrain engines. How can fleets and automotive students prepare for this change?

Photo of the City of Sacramento's new fleet of Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles courtesy of City of Sacramento

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Sacramento Ups ZEV Mandate to 50%

The City of Sacramento, Calif., has updated its Fleet Sustainability Policy to require that 50% of all light-duty replacement vehicles purchased must be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2018.

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Electric Tesla Semi Spotted on California Highways

A recent YouTube video showed footage of a Tesla Semi driving in broad daylight on a highway near Sacramento, Calif., and Tesla founder Elon Musk later confirmed that it had started testing the electric truck.

Photo of EPIC F59 chassis courtesy of Motiv.

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Motiv to Supply Spartan Motors with Electrified Step Van Chassis

Spartan Motors has signed an agreement with Motiv Power Systems to supply battery-electric chassis products for Class 4-6 Utilimaster step vans for three years.

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV courtesy of GM.

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General Motors to Boost Chevy Bolt EV Production

General Motors will increase production of its Chevrolet Bolt EV this year at its Orion Assembly Plant in Oakland County, Mich., as part of the company's "path to an all-electric future," chief executive Mary Barra told attendees at an energy conference.

Photo of electric plug on NPR courtesy of Isuzu.

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Isuzu Testing Battery-Electric Cabover

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America showed a battery-electric N-Series cabover at the Work Truck Show that's now serving as a research vehicle to allow the manufacturer to gauge interest from fleets who would use the truck for certain applications.

Photo of current Transit van courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Highlights Electrified, Modified Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. partners will be showcasing a truck and vans upfitted from the three participants of its eQVM vehicle modifier program — XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, and Lightning Systems — at the NTEA Work Truck Show this year.

Photo of electrified Transit cargo van courtesy of Lightning Systems.

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Lightning Systems to Offer Hydrogen-Powered Transit Van

Lightning Systems will begin delivering its battery-electric Ford Transit cargo van later this month and will eventually offer a hydrogen fuel-cell model, the vehicle modifier announced.

Fear of the unknown discourages investment in new trucking technologies, such as electric trucks, said UPS' Carlton Rose. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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UPS Head: Don’t Let Fear of Unknown Hold Back Future Excellence

Sitting still and worrying about all the new technology coming at us is not an option, said Carlton Rose, UPS president, global fleet maintenance and engineering, at the kickoff breakfast for the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

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

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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.

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