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Benefits and Challenges in Electrifying Medium-Duty Box Trucks

Benefits and Challenges in Electrifying Medium-Duty Box Trucks

Medium-duty box trucks are a good fit for battery-electric vehicles, but battery-electric trucks are not the solution for all medium-duty box truck applications, according to a new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

June 28, 2022

Half of all Regional-Haul Trucks Could Go Electric Now

Half of all Regional-Haul Trucks Could Go Electric Now

Nearly 470,000 Class 8 regional-haul trucks could convert to battery-electric technology today with no loss in productivity or efficiency, according to a report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

May 5, 2022

NACFE: Vans, Step Van Segment Ripe for Electrification
The Realities of Electric Trucks

The Realities of Electric Trucks

Truck makers and electric fleet pioneers laid out real-world lessons learned as electric trucks begin to move out of infancy and into wide-scale operations at TMC.

September 14, 2021

DOE SuperTruck 3 to Focus on Truck Electrification

DOE SuperTruck 3 to Focus on Truck Electrification

The Department of Energy's SuperTruck 3 program will provide funding for research and development of electric and fuel-cell trucks, including a broader range of vehicles than the tractor-trailers in the first two programs.

April 15, 2021

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'
Season Two of HDT Talks Trucking Podcast Now Available

Season Two of HDT Talks Trucking Podcast Now Available

Season two of the HDT Talks Trucking podcast is now available, covering topics such as California’s AB5 law restricting the use of independent contractors, autonomous trucks, electric trucks, and reducing unscheduled downtime.

April 1, 2020

NACFE Sees Regional Haul Sparking Electric-Truck Movement
Faster Truck Development Cycles Help Muddy the Definition of Production

Faster Truck Development Cycles Help Muddy the Definition of Production

What does it mean for a medium- or heavy-duty commercial truck to be “in production”? It’s a question that has come up more and more as startup truck makers developing new electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles enter the market, so the North American Council for Freight Efficiency has put out a report attempting to formulate an answer.

January 14, 2020

NACFE Predicts a Zero-Emissions Freight Future

NACFE Predicts a Zero-Emissions Freight Future

A "messy middle" period of new alternative-fuel technology trials has already begun, a new report says. In a couple of decades, fleets will be moving freight in a zero-emissions mode both profitably and productively, it predicts.

December 10, 2019

Q&A: NACFE's Rick Mihelic Talks About the Size, Weight and Cost of Batteries
Could Ocean-Going Fleets Raise Fuel Prices for Truck Fleets?
NACFE Issues Electric Charging Infrastructure Guidance Report
Total Cost of Ownership Still a Question for Medium-Duty Electric Trucks, NACFE Finds
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