Jun 7, 2018
FRANKFURT/PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler AG unveiled on Wednesday an all-electric big rig truck it promises to have in production in 2021, as the German automaker mounts a major challenge to European manufacturers and Tesla.
Daimler said its Freightliner eCascadia, with a range of up to 250 miles (400 km) and an 80,000 lb (36 tonne) gross combined weight, will be suitable for regional distribution and port shipments.
Daimler also unveiled a medium-duty Freightliner eM2 106, with a range of up to 230 miles, designed for local >Read more
May 31, 2018
Cummins Inc. and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC Motors) announced that they will form a 50-50 joint venture after Cummins purchased Navistar's 50% equity of the JAC-Navistar Diesel Engine Co. (JND) joint venture. No financial details were provided.
The joint venture will maintain its operations at the existing manufacturing facility in Hefei. Cummins currently supplies light-duty, mid-range and heavy-duty engines to JAC Motors for its domestic market in China as well as its global operations. The JV will >Read more
May 30, 2018
Date: May 24, 2018
By 2030 or earlier, the advantages of electric vehicles will virtually force fleets to switch from diesel to electric power, predicted futurist Tony Siba, author of “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation.”
Siba spoke Wednesday at Transparency18.
The two-day conference in Atlanta was produced by FreightWaves, a data analytics company, in partnership with the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BITa) and Georgia Tech.
“The 2020s will be the most disruptive decade in >Read more
May 22, 2018
Date: May 21, 2018
The European Union aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% in just 12 years through the federation's first proposed CO2 emissions standards.
The proposed standards must be approved by individual EU member governments and the European Parliament. The E.U. previously had no overall regulations on fuel economy or CO2 emissions, but after agreeing to join the Paris Climate Agreement, it set a goal of a 40% reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Similar to EPA regulations in the U.S., a large part of >Read more
May 22, 2018