Electric Vehicles

Rolf Lockwood

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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

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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.

Fleet's can now order and take delivery of XLH-upfitted Chevrolet and GMC vans (pictured) starting with 6.0L models. (Image courtesy of XL Hybrids)

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XL Hybrids Offers Ship-Thru Codes on GM Vans

XL Hybrids, Inc., announced that ship-thru codes are available for its XLH hybrid-electric system on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans and cutaways.

Photo of the fleet's new electric vehicles via State of Delaware

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Delaware DOT Pilots Electric Vehicles

The Delaware Department of Transportation has added two battery-electric vehicles to its fleet as part of a new pilot program to assess the sustainability, ease of use, and maintenance of these vehicles.

Photo via NCDOTcommunications/Flickr.

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Mich. City Updates Green Fleet Policy

The City of Ann Arbor's new Green Fleets Policy promotes the use of plug-in electric vehicles, which can be charged with solar-powered chargers, and supports continued fleet right-sizing.

Photo of the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter by Paul Clinton.

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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter today in Duisburg, Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics service that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.

Photo of electric vehicle charging stations via M.O. Stevens/Wikimedia

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Seattle Adds 156 EV Charging Stations to Power City Fleet

The City of Seattle has opened 156 new city-owned electric vehicle charging stations, joining 32 existing ones, to be used by fleet vehicles.

According to a Reuters report, Tesla is working with several leading North American fleets to install a network of electric truck charging stations. Photo: Jack Roberts

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Details Emerge on Tesla's Planned Electric Truck Charging Network

A report by Reuters indicates Tesla is working with Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and UPS to put an electric truck charging network in place ahead of the truck's start of production next year.

Photo on I-Pace courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

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Jaguar Tests I-Pace SUV in Extreme Conditions

Jaguar Land Rover has put its I-Pace battery-electric SUV through testing in Arctic driving at minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit at its facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, the company has announced.

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Calif. Targeting 5M Zero-Emission Vehicles in the State by 2030

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order to boost the supply of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) and charging and refueling stations in California to reach a targeted 5 million ZEVs in California by 2030.

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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