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Will Electric Trucks Need New Suspensions?

Will Electric Trucks Need New Suspensions?

Electric trucks will redefine how we move freight, but will the addition of a few tons of batteries demand a redesign of the vehicle itself? Find out.

November 24, 2021

Battery-Electric Trucks: Maintenance 101

Battery-Electric Trucks: Maintenance 101

Dropping diesel powertrains for battery-electric means there will be fewer parts to worry about, but procedures will change and new maintenance intervals will be needed.

September 27, 2021

NACFE Run on Less Results Shed Light on Truck Electrification
What Will Electrification Mean for Truck Tires?

What Will Electrification Mean for Truck Tires?

Tire designs for electric trucks will need to account for greater stresses from weight and torque — but they will need to remain interchangeable with existing tires and be retreadable.

September 9, 2021

Meritor to Begin Commercial Electric Powertrain Production
NACFE Electrifies Run on Less

NACFE Electrifies Run on Less

Run on Less 2021 will feature up to 10 Class 3 through 8 electric trucks, drivers, and charging infrastructure systems operating in vehicle-appropriate duty cycles in the United States and Canada.

January 14, 2021

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks: 'It's Complicated'
 Volvo to Start Production of VNR Electric Early in 2021

Volvo to Start Production of VNR Electric Early in 2021

Full-scale production of Volvo's VNR Electric regional-haul tractors will begin in early 2021. The company aims to provide not just an electric truck, but a whole end-to-end solution, including charging and maintenance.

December 3, 2020

Hydrogen: Truly Green Power
Project Z: Hino Unveils Zero-Emissions Truck Lineup
Hyundai Plans to Bring Fuel-Cell COE Trucks to U.S. Starting Next Year

Hyundai Plans to Bring Fuel-Cell COE Trucks to U.S. Starting Next Year

The delivery of Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell electric trucks to customers in Switzerland this year represents the Korean truck maker's first steps toward putting 2,000 fuel-cell trucks into customers' hands around the world by the end of 2021 – including the U.S.

October 7, 2020

Hino, Toyota Developing Class 8 Fuel Cell Electric Truck for North America
Nikola Inks Deal with Republic Services for 2,500 Electric Refuse Trucks
Nikola Could Roll Electric Trucks Off the Line by Late 2021

Nikola Could Roll Electric Trucks Off the Line by Late 2021

Electric heavy-duty trucks – including a Euro-style high cabover for the North American market – could begin driving off the assembly line at Nikola's new Coolidge, Arizona, manufacturing facility in as little as 12-14 months, albeit in hand-built, very limited numbers.

August 3, 2020

Focus On: Mack Electric LR [Video]

Focus On: Mack Electric LR [Video]

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.

March 27, 2020

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