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PG&E Unveils Plug-In Electric Truck

PG&E Unveils Plug-In Electric Truck

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid-electric Class 6 truck. The vehicle, developed by Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated, combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 miles of driving range in hybrid mode.

February 15, 2017

Ford Looking to Electrify F-150, Transit Custom Van by 2020
Workhorse Developing Plug-In Pickup

Workhorse Developing Plug-In Pickup

Workhorse Group Inc. hopes to begin production in 2018 on a plug-in hybrid light-duty pickup truck that the company says is designed for fleet usage.

November 8, 2016

EDI Acquires $15M Financing for PHEVs, EVs

EDI Acquires $15M Financing for PHEVs, EVs

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has closed initial funds in its Series C financing round toward funding the company's PHEV and EV solutions, and is is forecasted to close in Q4 2016 at $15 million.

September 22, 2016

Mack to Evaluate Electric Powertrain for Refuse Trucks

Mack to Evaluate Electric Powertrain for Refuse Trucks

Designed as an alternative to conventional piston-engine powertrains, the Wrightspeed Route is a range-extending electric system that propels the truck and helps reduce fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs, the companies said.

June 7, 2016

Cummins-Led Team to Build Plug-in Hybrid Class 6 Truck
DOE Boosts SuperTruck Funding, Medium-Duty Grants

DOE Boosts SuperTruck Funding, Medium-Duty Grants

The U.S. Department of Energy has boosted funding for its SuperTruck II initiative to increase fuel efficiency of Class 7and 8 trucks and will provide funding for several projects that would develop alternative powertrains for medium-duty vehicles, the agency announced at the Work Truck Show.

March 1, 2016

EDI Offers CNG-PHEV Class 4 Truck

EDI Offers CNG-PHEV Class 4 Truck

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. has developed a compressed natural gas and plug-in hybrid electric medium-duty truck that can achieve 40 miles of all-electric range or 27 mpg gasoline equivalent when in hybrid mode.

October 6, 2015

DOE Awards $55M to Boost PHEVs, Fuel Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $55 million for 24 projects to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies for improving fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption, along with making plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) more affordable.

September 21, 2015

Security Firm Converts Armored Trucks to RNG PHEVs

Security Firm Converts Armored Trucks to RNG PHEVs

A Southern California security company is converting its fleet of Class 5 armored vehicles into plug-in hybrids powered by renewable natural gas with the help of two vehicle modifiers.

July 1, 2015

California Awards $15M for Alt-Fuel Trucks

California Awards $15M for Alt-Fuel Trucks

The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $15 million in grants for several projects that will fund alternative-fuel armored security trucks and refuse trucks in in the state.

May 15, 2015

Frost & Sullivan Offers Sunny Outlook for Electric, Hybrid Truck Market
Green Fleet Conference Panel Debunks Alt-Fuel Misconceptions

Green Fleet Conference Panel Debunks Alt-Fuel Misconceptions

Dirty diesel? Dangerous natural gas? Expensive propane stations? Some myths and misconceptions about alternative fuels were debunked in a fun late-night talk show format Wednesday at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

October 29, 2014