Getting Guidance on Electric Trucks

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May 9, 2018
Anheuser-Busch Orders 800 Nikola Hydrogen-Electric Trucks
<p><strong>Nikola's hydrogen-electric truck technology got a major endorsement from Anheuser-Busch in the form of an order for up to 800 trucks.</strong> <em>Illustration: Nikola</em></p> Anheuser-Busch has placed an order for up to 800 hydrogen-electric heavy-duty trucks from Nikola Motor Co. as part of a plan to convert its entire dedicated fleet to renewable power by 2025.

Getting Guidance on Electric Trucks
<p><strong>A new NACFE report on electric vehicles says Class 7 and 8 operations will be possible, but not for all applications. </strong><em>Photo: Thor Trucks</em></p> The first-ever Guidance Report issued by NACFE seeks to clear the air on both the myths and realities of battery electric vehicles in fleet operations today and in the near future. Blog commentary by Jack Roberts.


Clean Vehicle Tech Grows in Face of Shifting Regulations
<p><strong>Clean vehicle technology took center stage at recent alt fuel conference in Long Beach. In front of the event, a Class 8 Hyliion demonstration truck drew attention from passersby.</strong> <em>Photos: Steven Martinez</em></p> Clean vehicle technology is advancing by leaps and bounds, but the direction it is moving is not always clear. A panel discussion at a recent alt fuel conference explored global trends in the space and the need for more certainty.

Volvo Unveils Second Electric Truck Model
<p><strong>Volvo's new FL Electric Truck is designed for refuse collection and other urban applications. </strong><em>Photo: Volvo</em></p> Just three weeks after introducing its first electric truck, Volvo has unveiled its FL Electric model in Europe.


Kalmar Launches Fully Electric Terminal Tractor
<p><strong>Kalmar has produced a battery-electric verison of its T2 terminal tractor.</strong> <em>Photo: Kalmar</em></p> Kalmar has produced a fully electric version of its Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor, designed for trailer-handling operations in warehouses, container terminals and other short-distance applications.

Workhorse, Dana Team up to Offer Electric City Delivery Vehicle
<p><strong>Dana's new Spicer e-Drive axle delivers substantial efficiency for its city delivery duty cycle while offering weight savings of 388 pounds. </strong><em>Photos: Steven Martinez</em></p> Dana and Workhorse announced a new partnership on an electric city delivery vehicle using the new Spicer Electrified axle.

PepsiCo Installs Stemco Products to Improve Fuel Efficiency of 1,600 Trailers
<p><strong>PepsiCo plans to install Stemco TrailerTail and EcoSkirt devices on 1,600 trailers to improve fleet fuel efficiency.</strong> <em>Image: Stemco</em></p> PepsiCo will update 1,600 trailers with Stemco TrailerTail and EcoSkirt aerodynamic devices to improve the fuel economy of the company-owned fleet.

ROUSH CleanTech Offers Fully Electric Ford F-650
<p>The average range of the vehicle will be up to 120 miles with a top speed of 75 miles per hour. <em>Photo by Chris Brown.</em></p> ROUSH CleanTech will offer a Ford F-650 medium-duty truck that's powered solely by a battery-electric powertrain, the vehicle modifier announced.

CNG-Powered Step Van to Feature Morgan Olson, Agility Equipment
<p><strong>The new van&rsquo;s chassis is manufactured by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. and is powered by Agility&rsquo;s purpose-built CNG powertrain system.</strong><em> Photo by Steven Martinez.</em></p> Agility Fuel Solutions unveiled a new, compressed natural gas-powered, Morgan Olson walk-in step van, on a chassis manufactured by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.

NYC to Use Domestically Produced Renewable Diesel
<p>The city of will use renewable diesel to fuel its refuse trucks.<em> Photo via <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27665395@N05/27988047840">Jason Lawrence</a>/Flickr</em></p> New York City will begin using renewable diesel, a low-emission, 99% petroleum-free fuel, to power more than 1,000 city government vehicles, including many sanitation trucks.


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