Tag: electric truck

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Terraline to Carry Out Prototype Class 8 Truck Tests in Q1

November 21, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

A prototype of a battery-electric Class 8 truck with an expected range of 500 miles is set to begin its first pilot tests in Florida in the first quarter of 2024, according to vehicle developer Terraline Inc. Fremont, Calif.-based Terraline […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Hyliion to Exit Class 8 Electric Truck Powertrain Business

November 9, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Hyliion Holdings Corp. plans to exit the Class 8 electric powertrain business, the company said in a statement Nov. 8, less than a month after beginning a strategic review of its options for the unit. Instead, the Austin, Texas-based original […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Chinese Electric Truck Maker Windrose Will Seek US IPO in 2024

November 6, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Chinese electric truck maker Windrose Technology has started preparatory work for an initial public offering in the U.S. next year as it plans the commercial rollout of its first vehicle. The company is selecting investment banks and aims to raise […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

TeraWatt Buys Two California Sites for Heavy-Duty EV Charging

October 23, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

TeraWatt Infrastructure acquired two sites in California’s Inland Empire region to build heavy-duty electric truck charging sites, the company said. Terms were not disclosed. With the largest concentration of warehouses and distribution centers in the United States, the Inland Empire […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Electric trucks produce far fewer emissions than diesel: EU report

February 7, 2023


Electric trucks produce far fewer planet-warming emissions than their diesel counterparts over a lifetime, a report in Europe showed Tuesday, emphasizing that the biggest climate impact comes from driving vehicles and not manufacturing them. The transport sector accounts for about […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla Adds More Job Vacancies for ‘Semi Service Program’ as Preparation for Electric Truck Deliveries

September 2, 2022

Via: Tech Times

Tesla adds more job openings for its ‘Semi Service Program’ for the first batch deliveries of the upcoming Tesla Semi Electric Trucks, as reported by Electrek. 2017 when the large vehicle was introduced, followed by the production that started in […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Study Tallies Massive Growth in Electric Truck Orders

February 3, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Electric trucks comprise a fraction of the commercial vehicle fleet in the U.S., but orders in the pipeline — including one from a prominent online seller — could make the numbers spike in coming years, a study said. According to […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Volvo Trucks launches electric truck with longer range

January 14, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

The Volvo VNR Electric is one of Volvo Trucks six all-electric heavy truck models and is specially designed for the North American market. Sales start was in December 2020. The first generation of Volvo VNR Electric had an operating range […]


EV Maker Rivian in Early Talks for UK Factory

August 2, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric truck startup backed by Inc. and Ford Motor Co., is in talks with the U.K. government on building its first manufacturing plant outside the U.S. near the English city of Bristol, Sky News reported. […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

In Reversal, Lordstown Motors Says It Has No Firm Truck Orders

June 18, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Struggling electric truck maker Lordstown Motors said June 17 it doesn’t have any firm orders for its vehicles, just days after its president said the company had enough to maintain production through 2022. Questions have been mounting about whether Lordstown […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Battery-Electric Vehicle Service May Extend to Independent Shops

April 23, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The one constant thing — in any industry — is change. Dealers and other fleet-­servicing shops are coming to terms with the growing shift toward electric fleet vehicles. If enough truck dealerships are slow to adopt, “it may slow down […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM will build electric pickup for Nikola under partnership

September 8, 2020

Via: Automotive News

General Motors is taking an 11 percent stake in startup electric truckmaker Nikola Corp. under a partnership that calls for GM to engineer and assemble Nikola’s first vehicle, the companies said Tuesday. Under the agreement, which is expected to close […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla to unveil electric big-rig truck in midst of Model 3 factory ‘hell’

November 16, 2017

Via: Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Thursday will unveil a prototype electric big-rig truck, which may be able to drive itself, throwing the company into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan […]