• Nov 16, 2017

    November 15, 2017

    Natalie Wong

    Bloomberg

     

    TORONTO -- BYD Co., the Chinese electric-vehicle maker backed by Warren Buffett, plans to open its first assembly plant in Canada, anticipating a surge in demand for electric trucks from municipalities and businesses.

  • Nov 10, 2017

    Ryder System, Inc., announced it has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty electric panel vans, now available for lease or rent. The vehicle order follows an exclusive sales channel and electric vehicle (EV) service partnership that Ryder recently announced with Chanje Energy in August and consists of Chanje’s medium-duty electric vehicle.

    Chanje is a Los Angeles, Calif. based, privately held electric vehicle and energy solutions manufacturer that specializes in the last mile industry.

  • Oct 30, 2017

    A federal appeals court on Friday paused implementing portions of tightened greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards that were set to take effect in January for trailers.

  • Oct 26, 2017

    Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler has unveiled an electric commercial truck concept that could revolutionize the industry.

    The E-Fuso Vision One – Mitsubishi Fuso being another Daimler-owned brand – is a Class 8 straight job with a sleek, aerodynamic body that has a range of 210 miles per charge and can carry up to 11,000 pounds. It’s powered by a massive 300 kilowatt-hour battery pack, which knocks 4,000 pounds off of the truck’s payload rating compared to a similar Class 8 diesel.

  • Oct 24, 2017

    Date: October 24, 2017

    Trucks.com

    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is doubling down on electric. Since the country’s largest transit bus system said in July that it would convert its entire 2,200-bus fleet to electric propulsion by 2030, it’s placed orders with Chinese EV maker BYD and bus maker New Flyer.

    L.A. Metro has committed to buying 35 of the St. Cloud, Minn.-based manufacturer’s 60-foot articulated e-buses, with the option to buy another 65.

  • Oct 19, 2017

    Vehicle with 200km of autonomy it’s presented in Germany

    Volkswagen Trucks and Bus presented the e-Delivery, it’s first 100% eletric truck developed in Brazil, with the same cabin and assembled over the same chassis of the new Delivery Family trucks lauched this year.

  • Oct 17, 2017

    By An Limin, Zhou Tailai and Li Rongde

    China’s environmental protection watchdog has proposed that the country’s rail monopoly lower freight fees to encourage the use of rail over trucking services in order to reduce the worsening air pollution in northern China.

  • Oct 4, 2017

    By: Cobey Bartels

    Date: 14.09.2017

    Mack Trucks has today announced its next-generation on-highway truck, the Mack Anthem, during the Mack Global Dealer Summit in Pennsylvania.

    The new model was launched for the North American market, but Mack Australia has told Owner//Driver they’re committed to bringing the Anthem to Australia and New Zealand for a range of applications.

  • Sep 28, 2017

    VIENNA – Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. is setting up a truck assembly plant at the old Coldwater Creek distribution center in Parkersburg, a $100 million project that will create 250 jobs by 2020, officials announced at a press conference Wednesday evening in Vienna.  ”I am very pleased to announce that we plan to purchase and make the former Coldwater Creek distribution center in Mineral Wells, West Virginia, the new home of Hino Truck production in United States,” said Hino President Takashi Ono.

  • Sep 6, 2017

    Scania today launches the XT truck range, which is tailor-made for the construction industry. “This industry is facing increasing demands for sustainable and cost-effective production. Each component in the complex construction logistics process must adapt to higher standards for efficiency and Scania XT is our contribution to this shift,” says President and CEO Henrik Henriksson.

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