There are many unanswered questions regarding Oshkosh Defense’s $6 billion contract with USPS, including whether an electric prototype or a “swappable” drivetrain even exists. Yet there are ways to achieve electrification of the USPS fleet and avoid living with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s ham-handed decision for decades to come.
March 31, 2021
How efficient is an all-electric Class 6 delivery truck in its regular duty cycle with payloads up to 11,000 lbs.? Weight is less of an EV range inhibitor than you’d think.
March 29, 2021
As electric vehicles are gradually implemented into AstraZeneca’s fleet, a key component to EV adoption will include a focus on educating drivers about how the technology works.
March 25, 2021
Fleet managers say they need more affordable vehicles and more types of vehicles to electrify — and that grant funding should go to small cities and towns.
March 17, 2021
A Department of Energy representative laid out how fleets can thrive in an alternative energy transportation future during a Work Truck Show digital presentation.
March 10, 2021
How do you produce an electric commercial vehicle for $20,000? Make it lightweight and use patented robotic wheels to deliver a smooth ride. Then create a fintech ecosystem to lower delivery drivers’ cost per mile.
March 10, 2021
This regular column is designed to encourage discourse for fleet professionals to let their voices be heard to their peers and other industry professionals.
March 9, 2021
A lifecycle analysis by Vincentric found that total cost of ownership (TCO) for electric vehicles underperforms plug-in hybrid electric and traditional hybrid model counterparts. Running EVs more miles per year has a substantive positive impact on TCO.
March 2, 2021
As fleet operators adjust duty cycles for commercial electric vehicles, they must consider weight, vehicle modifications, environment, and EV-specific factors. How will published and projected specs compare to the real world?
February 15, 2021
With BrightDrop, GM is creating a new business to develop the commercial electric vehicle ecosystem. This includes a new electric delivery vehicle and support for infrastructure, logistics, and service planning — as well as an entirely new sales and service network.
February 1, 2021
The Bobit fleet team got a chance to climb through a test version of the all-electric pickup at Lordstown Motors’ new facility in Irvine, Calif.
January 19, 2021
As more companies aim to minimize their carbon footprint and increase sustainability initiatives, work truck fleets turn to electric vehicles to get the job done.
January 19, 2021
With V2G, your electric fleet vehicles could act as backup energy when the grid goes down, and you may even be compensated for the power they give back. What are we waiting for?
January 15, 2021
Our test of the new F-150 PowerBoost netted an extraordinary 19.2 average mpg with a 1,732-lb. payload and 25.1 mpg without. Adding PowerBoost’s 12,700 lbs. of max towing, is it blasphemy to finally turn our backs on diesel for true work applications?
January 4, 2021
The company’s new electric vehicle delivery vans are targeting final-mile fleets operating in urban environments and is expecting its first product launch in Q3 2021.
December 29, 2020