Early in 2020, Mack Trucks handed the keys to its first fully electric refuse truck to the New York City Department of Sanitation. Equipment Editor Jim Park gives us a tour of the truck and a few early driving impressions.
There are only a few hundred Mitsubishi Fuso eCanters on the planet, but there were two of the electric trucks at the 2020 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Equipment Editor Jim Park drove one; watch as he shares his experience.
Mack makes a major move into the electric truck market on the streets of New York City.
Mack Trucks pulled back the curtain on the first working Mack LR Electric, a fully electric version of the LR refuse model, which will be delivered to the New York City Department of Sanitation before the end of January.
Nikola has developed a new type of battery it claims could allow ranges of up to 800 miles between charges for battery electric trucks with a 40% weight reduction and 50% lower cost.
Cummins is stepping up the fight against climate change and pollution with a series of short- and long-term goals that will produce reductions waste from its manufacturing facilities worldwide as well as strategies to reduce the carbon footprint from its internal combustion engine products.
ConMet says its new eHub can power electric or hybrid vehicles - starting out with an alternative, fuel-saving way to power trailer refrigeration systems.
Thinking of going electric? There's more to worry about than the price of the trucks and the weight of the batteries.
The three-year Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration project will see two hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks pulling loads of up to 140,000 pounds on 430-mile round trips between Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, beginning next year.
Trucking shouldn't waste time on pipe-dreams like platooning and autonomous trucks and instead focus on improving logistics and making the trade appeal to young people, said Hendrickson's Jeff Sass while speaking at the Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange in Phoenix.
Nikola's new hydrogen-electric tractor features scads of new technology. It's truly new from the ground up and drivers assigned to such trucks certainly won't be suffering.
Nikola plans to make hydrogen the transportation fuel of the future. Plenty of hurdles remain to be overcome before that happens, but the strategy the company disclosed at Nikola World 2019 seems workable. One of the biggest challenges could be getting the rest of the world to see the solution as Nikola sees it.
Tire makers need to reduce tire rolling resistance to meet upcoming greenhouse gas rules. What does that mean for safety?
We sat down with Nikola Motor Co. CEO Trevor Milton at the Nikola World event in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the evening before he had introduced the Nikola Two hydrogen-electric truck to the world, to get his thoughts on the fueling infrastructure, the competition, hydrogen vs. electric trucks, and why he thinks truck drivers will be eager to switch from diesel.
How will the second phase of the greenhouse gas rules affect medium-duty vehicles?